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Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod

You Pay: $239.88
Product Highlights
  • Load Capacity: 19.8 lb
  • Max Height: 66.9"
  • Folded Length: 24"
  • Leg Sections: 3
  • Weight: 5.5 lb
  • Quick Power Leg Locks
  • 90° Center Column
  • Easy Link Attachment
  • Rotating Bubble Level

The Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod is a three-section support that replaces the 055XPROB tripod. It has a load capacity of 19.8 lb and extends from 3.5" to 66.9". Its legs are secured by the Quick Power Locks. These updated flip locks increase the tripod's rigidity by 50%, and its load capacity by 4.4 lb over its predecessor.

A redesigned center column has a "one finger" operation, and includes an Easy Link attachment for attaching accessories such as an LED light or a reflector. The center column can be positioned horizontally, allowing for low-angle and macro photography. The upper disc where a tripod head is mounted has been redesigned as well, and now has a bull's eye bubble level that rotates 360° so you can locate it where you can see it. This allows you to level your camera on both the horizontal and vertical planes.

General
Load Capacity 19.8 lb (9 kg)
Maximum Height 66.9" (170 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 55.1" (140 cm)
Minimum Height 3.5" (9 cm)
Folded Length 24" (61 cm)
Weight 5.5 lb (2.5 kg)
Legs
Material Aluminum alloy
Head Attachment Fitting 3/8"-16
Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
Leg Lock Type Flip
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet No
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Rapid, 90° horizontal
Center Column Sections 1
Bubble Level Yes, 360° rotating bull's eye

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ManfrottoMT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod
 
4.8

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (18)
  • Easy to use (18)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (15)
  • Family photos (10)
  • Wildlife photos (10)
  • Sports/action (6)
  • Video (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (7), Photo enthusiast (5), Pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

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5.0

Amazing!

By Len

from Mid-Hudson Region, NY

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Solid Product

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Sports/Action
  • Weddings/Events
  • Wildlife Photos

Comments about Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod:

Another great set of legs.

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  • No

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4.0

great tripod for the price

By Aaron from the PNW

from Seattle, Wa.

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod:

    I use it mainly for low light and landscape photography. The construction is sturdy and the legs are easy to adjust. One thing that bothers me is the esthetics. I don't like the large and prominent logo on the legs, it is too flashy for my taste.

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    • Yes

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    4.0

    Great tripod for long range shooting

    By Larry

    from Grand Junction. CO

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod:

      Purchased the MT055XPRO3 tripod for a stable platform for my D300s with a Sigma 50-500mm lens. It does a very good job of keeping the shooting platform very steady. Coupled with the 498RC4 ball head I have never had a better combination for telephoto shooting. The tripod legs are east to adjust to any terain and lock tight quickly. The center pole adjusts quickly and smoothly also. I can't find anything wrong with the tripod except it is a little heavy but I can deal with that given all of the advantages of the tripod.

      I would recommend this product to anyone who wants a stable shooting platform

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      • No

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      5.0

      Awesome Product! !!

      By tameejo

      from billings MT

      Comments about Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod:

      I bought this with the easy release handle to go on my spotting scope and I have to tell ya this tripod is exactly what I have been needing!! I hunt and hike at 10 feet to 11 k and it's extremely windy up top and this tripod is durable and strong and helps with focusing on and animal a mile or so away thru my scope! They are light in weight which helps packing and I would recommend this tripod to fellow hunters!!! Thanks B and H!

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      5.0

      Great so far

      By Hoss18

      from Wilmette, IL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod:

        Seems well built, easy to use and solid. Easy to set up and breakdown, and holds my Canon 5D mkII with 70/200 lens. Very pleased, other reviews I read were spot on. Its a little heavy, but I don't travel much.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great prosumer tripod

        By AndrewT

        from Winter Park, FL

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Good Video Quality
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod:

          One of the best tripods you can get for the price. It has the 8mm attachment for film tripod heads. Very sturdy, great product!

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          • No

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          4.0

          Sturdy and stable

          By Tripod

          from Beaumont tx

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Stable

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod:

          good tripod works well with heavy lens

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          4.0

          Good product, Sturdy and stable

          By Tripod

          from Beaumont tx

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Sturdy

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod:

          Good product - a little heavy

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          • No

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          5.0

          excellent tripod

          By retired

          from schaumburg, il

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod:

            I owned a bogen tripod for over 20 years. It just gave out.
            This new one is tops

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            • No

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            5.0

            Excellent all around tripod

            By rme1107

            from Covington, LA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod:

              This is a well built and well designed tripod. Very easy to use and sturdy. I like the flip locks on the leg extensions and the transverse center column is a snap to use.

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              5.0

              Very solid top of the line product!

              By ellisohio

              from Dayton, OH

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod:

              I feel like I have purchased my last tripod that will be handed down to my kids when the time comes. Very solid built tripod high quality construction with excellent materials.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Solid

              By GentlemanJACK

              from Jacksonville, FL

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod:

              Rock solid tripod. Awesome heavy feel and works perfectly. Highly recommend for higher end DSLR cameras.

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              4.0

              Very sturdy tripod

              By Ken

              from Montana

              Comments about Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod:

              Great tripod. Very sturdy. Mounted a spotting scope on it and works great.

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              5.0

              Solid

              By sebolution

              from Lima, Perú

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Comercial Photography

                Comments about Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod:

                I just made an actualisation from my old 055 tripod because of the column system and it works perfect, super fast without loosing the stiffness.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Solid !

                By Islegypsy39

                from Maui Hawaii

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Solid construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod:

                  I recently upgraded my old tripod to this one and a new head, this is a SOLID piece of equipment........
                  I have always used Manfrotto and I found this piece to be no exception, simply the best bang for the buck..............

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                  5.0

                  Sturdy and a good bang for the buck

                  By Anymouse73

                  from Philadelphia, PA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Rigid

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Architectural
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Macro
                    • Product

                    Comments about Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod:

                    This is my primary tripod for architectural and studio product photography.
                    It is very beefy and solid. It's great for long exposure and multiple exposure work. The center column can be easily rotated to the horizontal. I use this feature occasionally to easily position my camera over a product without the tripod legs getting in the way. I've used the older model of this tripod and the new leg quick-locks are a definite improvement in both ease of use and rigidity. I also like the redesigned bubble level as I can position it as I need instead of climbing over legs trying to find it.
                    In order to save money and because I won't be hiking this tripod 20 miles, I chose the aluminum model. It is heavy. I think this adds to the stability, but some might prefer the carbon fiber model because of the weight.
                    I'm very happy with this tripod and its performance.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Happy Students

                    By Media teacher

                    from Phoenix, Ariz.

                    About Me Photography Student

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Video

                      Comments about Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod:

                      The tripod is being used in a high school media class and is holding up. It's durable and easy to use. The students enjoy it and I'm happy with it.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Sturdy Tripod

                      By Medicweed

                      from California

                      Comments about Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod:

                      Great tripod holds my D800 and 70-200mm lens with no problem.

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                      5.0

                      Love it

                      By Karen

                      from Kingman Kansas

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                      • Bulky

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod:

                      I do macro photography and love the center going horizonal. Sturdy tripod for the price but a little heavy all in all a great tripod

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great product!!!!!

                      By KPP

                      from Minneapolis

                      Comments about Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod:

                      I am very pleased with this piece of equipment. I use it primary for video but happy that I can turn it into a photography tripod easily. The tripod is very sturdy and I love the fact that I will be using it for a long time.

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