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Gentec Announces New Manfrotto 290-Series Foldable Three-Way Tripod Head: Supports Up to Four Kilograms of Camera

Manfrotto 290-Series Foldable Three-Way Tripod Head: The convenience and control of a 3-way head, but without the cumbersome bulk of traditional models. When not in use, the handles quickly and easily fold together, dramatically reducing the head’s dimensions for easy storage or transport.

Manfrotto’s 290-series three-way tripod head is engineered to:

  • Be lighter and more compact than other three-way heads
    • Weight: 0.57 kg (1.3 lbs)

  • Be ultra-compact when closed
  • Offer professional photo support
    • Maximum Load: 4 kg (8.8 lbs)

The Manfrotto 290-Series Foldable Three-Way Head (MH293D3-Q2) is sold on its own at a suggested retail price of $89.95, however it is available in tripod kits as well:

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TORONTO, ON., April 15, 2013 – Gentec International is pleased to announce Manfrotto’s new 290-series three-way tripod head, part of Manfrotto’s 290 family of photo supports aimed at passionate hobby photographers who want to take their images to the next level. The new head offers no-nonsense professional features and top quality construction with practical, innovatively-engineered compactness and reduced weight.

Traditional three-way heads typically have long protruding handles that make fine adjustments on each axis easier, but also make the head bulkier to transport or carry. Manfrotto’s innovative three-way photo head features a unique folding design that makes it ultra-compact when closed. Incorporating Adapto, Manfrotto’s proprietary polymer, the compact head also offers considerable weight savings over heavier metal alloys while still being strong and secure, supporting up to four kilograms of camera equipment in any position and at any inclination. Three independent bubble levels – one for each axis of rotation – ensure that the camera can be precisely positioned.

The Manfrotto 290-Series Foldable Three-Way Head (MH293D3-Q2) is sold on its own at a suggested retail price of $89.95. The head is also available in two kits: the four-section, aluminum tripod kit (293A4D3Q2) and the four-section carbon fibre tripod kit (293C4D3Q2). Suggested retail prices are $239.95 and $369.95, respectively.

About Gentec International
Founded in 1990, Gentec International is Canada’s leading consumer accessory products company, supplying a complete range of photo, video, digital, sport optics, home theatre, electronics, wireless, and mobile audio products to the Canadian retail marketplace. Gentec offers a variety of prominent brands, including Optex, Sigma, SanDisk, Manfrotto, Gitzo, National Geographic, Kata, Avenger, Roots, Gary Fong, Black Rapid, Mobifoto, iQ, Sunpak, Energizer, Bushnell, Tasco, and Zeiss. Gentec operates out of a high-cube, state-of-the-art, fully computerized 100,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution centre that offers efficient, seamless service to our customers. With over 90 employees, Gentec covers the needs of its retailers coast to coast using the latest technology systems, streamlined efficiencies, and customer service that is second to none.

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