The Manfrotto 294 Carbon Fiber Tripod With Three-Way QR Head is a lightweight support system for DSLR cameras with a maximum height of 5.93' and a load capacity of 8.8 lb. The 294 uses a "next-generation" carbon tubing: an innovative composite tube with optimized fiber angles that provide consistent advantages over aluminum tubing in terms of rigidity, lightness and stability.
The three-section construction with larger diameter carbon tubing than its sister 293 version makes the 294 more rigid in order to maximize camera stability and minimize vibration, so it's ideal for zoom lenses that amplify any camera shake. The 294 tripod features leg locks that were redesigned for better ergonomics. Two-position leg angle settings make low-angle shooting possible, and a rapid center column adds flexibility and extends the height range.
The lightweight three-way head (with quick release camera plate) provides this kit with a high level of precision, with independent controls for each of the three axes of movement and rotation. Three-way heads are especially well-suited to architectural, macro and still life photography. The head is interchangeable and can be easily unscrewed to allow you to use the tripod with specialized heads - the disk at the top of the center column is compatible with any Manfrotto head.