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Manfrotto 055LLA Low Angle Adapter

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Manfrotto 055LLA Low Angle Adapter

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  • For O55D/CL Tripods

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The Manfrotto 055LLA Low Angle Adapter is attached to the bottom of the center column when your tripod legs angle is set to 43°, 73° or 90°. It allows the tripod to be positioned at minimum distance from the ground. It is recommended for macro and close-up photography.

UPC: 719821245902
Thread Size 3/8" screw
Color Black
Column Three-faceted cross-section
Material Technopolymer
Weight 0.052 oz (1.47 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.12 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.0 x 2.0 x 2.0"
Manfrotto 055LLA Low Angle Adapter
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    Manfrotto055LLA Low Angle Adapter
     
    3.9

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

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    71%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (5)
    • Improves tripod function (5)
    • Fits well (4)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

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    4.0

    Could have fit better

    By FotoSEGELN

    from Ankara, TURKEY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Slightly Loose Fit

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Macro
    • Travel

    Comments about Manfrotto 055LLA Low Angle Adapter:

    I try to use this adapter on a 055XPROB but have hard time fitting it tightly. Your have to unscrew to column-wing nut almost completely, and the place it adapter so the tip at the bottom of the adapter fits the semi-circle dent present in the plastic part the encircles the removed center column. However, even with this strategy, the fit is not perfect, but tight enough for most cases. I think, removing the center column and replacing it face-down is also effective, though this is not useful when using wide-angle lenses, since the legs of the tripod get into the frame. if you can fit it firmly (yes it is possible) a useful item. if its fit was better i could have give 5 stars.

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    3.0

    Nice unit, poor fit

    By Boxie

    from Tacoma, WA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Acceptable Build Quality

    Cons

    • Poor Design

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Low Angle Macro Shots
    • Wildlife

    Comments about Manfrotto 055LLA Low Angle Adapter:

    I need a short center post for my Manfrotto 055ProB so I can use my camera controls while the tripod is splayed out to its lowest level for ground-level macro work.While the 055LLA build quality is fine by me, it neither attaches to the bottom of my tripod, nor does it fit snugly when I use it to replace the standard center post. There's no way to lock down the center post gymbal ring to prevent this adapter from wobbling. I can't figure out how Sharkey in Oakland, CA manages to overcome this wobble, and I should have paid attention to his negative review while shopping.Two things persuade me to keep this unit: It's a waste of time and shipping costs to return it, and I haven't been able to find any other center post for my tripod that will get as low as this one, so I'll work out some sort of modification to lock the thing in place.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A misunderstood tool?

    By erodric

    from Louisville, KY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fits Well
    • Improves Tripod Function

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro And Closeup
      • Macrocloseup

      Comments about Manfrotto 055LLA Low Angle Adapter:

      Like another reviewer, I wasn't comfortable with the loose fit of this piece on the bottom of the center column. Then it dawned on me--maybe that's just the place to store this center column replacement! Take it off, and you can flip the center column, ball head and all, and have a truly functional low-level column to let you get up close, without the wobbles. And for those times when you need to spread the legs to the maximum, you can use this short adapter to replace the center column. Perfect! I am pretty sure that this must be what the engineers had in mind for this piece, and they just didn't communicate it to anyone. Four stars for functionality, would've been five if it were made of metal. And they need to let people know how to use it...

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      5.0

      A must have.

      By Lightchaser

      from Cedar City,UT

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fits Well
      • Improves Tripod Function
      • Solid/Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Manfrotto 055LLA Low Angle Adapter:

        The new tripod I bought 055cxv only comes with a rubber cap, this has come in handy many times with my other tripod.

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        2.0

        Not good with 055xProB tripod

        By Sharkey

        from Oakland, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Improves Tripod Function

        Cons

        • Loose Clamp
        • Poor Design

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Video

        Comments about Manfrotto 055LLA Low Angle Adapter:

        Not happy with how loose it sits in my 055xProB tripod. Maybe I'm using it incorrectly, but I have tried all the ways I see possible. When in position and everything is clamped down, it is just too wiggly. I can use it to get the shots I need, but not really happy with its stability issue.

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        4.0

        Good adaper, wish it was stronger

        By TheAlchemist

        from Arlington, MA

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fits Well
        • Improves Tripod Function

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Portraits
          • Travel
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Manfrotto 055LLA Low Angle Adapter:

          This is a fairly good adpater. I personally use it with my 055 series tripod and my older 3221WN tripod to allow for mounting of a camera on the bottom of the center column for low shots, and also as a replacement for the ceenter column on the 3221WN when I want the extra stability. It works well and is pretty secure, however I wish it were made from alumnum like the center column (or carbon fiber on the 055 series tripod) for some added strength. The plastic is fairly strong, but I am not sure how long it will last when I know my tripods will last me for decades. Overall a minor complaint and not something to take too much off of my rating for. I would still recommend it.

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          5.0

          Best [$] tripod accessory around

          By SunGod

          from Los Ageles, California

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fits Well
          • Improves Tripod Function
          • Solid/Sturdy
          • Very affordable

          Cons

          • None that were apparant

          Best Uses

          • Low angle shots

          Comments about Manfrotto 055LLA Low Angle Adapter:

          fits perfectly on my Manfrotto 055 series tripods and allows me to place either my photo or video camera super low to the ground; install and removal are quick and easy; the build quality feels solid; if you don't need the height the center column provides, then using this instead of the center column can make your tripod a little bit lighter...

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