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Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod

B&H # MA055XPROB Mfr # 055XPROB
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You Pay: $197.99
Product Highlights
  • Optional Pan/Tilt, Ball, Fluid Heads
  • Supports 15.43 lb
  • Max Height: 70.28"
  • Minimum Height: 3.94"
  • Folded Length: 25.79"
  • Leg Sections: 3
  • Weight: 5.29 lb
  • Independent Leg Angle Selector
  • Q90 Horizontal Center Column Feature
  • Spirit Level

The black Manfrotto 055XPROB Aluminum Tripod features the Manfrotto-patented horizontal center column feature, which allows the center column to flip quickly and easily from vertical to horizontal. By extending the column to its highest vertical position, it can be swung over to horizontal without removing the head or disassembling the column itself. The ergonomics of the leg-angle release mechanism and the quick action leg locks have also been improved.

The 055XPROB's flip-locks allow quick adjustment to the tripod's maximum height of 70.3" or minimum height of just 3.94". It is ideal for use with 35mm and light medium-format photographic cameras and video camcorders.

General
Material Aluminum alloy
Maximum Height 70.3" (178.5 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 55.9" (142 cm)
Minimum Height 3.9" (10 cm)
Folded Length 25.8" (65.5 cm)
Load Capacity 15.43 lb (7 kg)
Total Weight 5.29 lb (2.4 kg)
Legs
Material of Construction Aluminum alloy
Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
Leg Cross Section Round
Independent Leg Spread Yes, 23, 45, 65, 88°
Leg Lock Type Flip-lock
Leg Tube Diameters 29.4, 25, 20 mm
Spiked / Retractable Feet No, rubber
Center Brace No
Head Mount Thread Size 3/8"-13, Male
Center Column
Material of Construction Aluminum alloy
Center Column Type Rapid, friction lock
Center Column Sections 1
Reversible Column No, horizontal 180° column feature
Column Cross Section Faceted
Column Tube Diameter 28 mm
Bubble Level Yes
Head
Head Type Not applicable
Adjustments Not applicable
Head Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16 Female
Weight Not applicable
Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Limited 8-Year Warranty Extension upon Online Product Registration
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    Manfrotto055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod
     
    4.8

    (based on 1085 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (836)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (236)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (1014)
    • Unfolds quickly (727)
    • Folds away (283)
    • Lightweight (250)
    • Versatile (23)

    Cons

    • Heavy (379)
    • Cumbersome (23)
    • A little heavy (6)
    • Slightly heavy (4)
    • Heavy / bulky (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (688)
    • Portraits (672)
    • Night shots (615)
    • Home (397)
    • Wildlife (377)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (463), Semi-pro photographer (283), Pro photographer (137), Casual photographer (76), Enthusiast (32)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (734), Yes (26)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Tripod to replace Bogen 3046

    I just got this tripod to replace a well used Bogen 3046 (same as Manfrotto 028B. I should have gotten it sooner. It will definitely make my wedding shoots a lot easier.Read complete review

    I just got this tripod to replace a well used Bogen 3046 (same as Manfrotto 028B. I should have gotten it sooner. It will definitely make my wedding shoots a lot easier.

    The 055XPROB is actually a few inches taller than the 3046 and about 10 inches shorter at it's minimum height (see pics). it is also about 4 lbs lighter and the center column is much easier and faster to crank up. May not be as sturdy as a 3046 but works beautifully with my lighter digital cams.

    I have a 501HDV installed and is being used either w/an HDR-AX2000 or an HVR-V1U.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Heavy but Study

    Aluminum body is quite heavy.
    When center column is fully extended and moved to a horizontal position, it feels less sturdy.
    Good overall hight
    Legs feel solid and slide in and out easily.

    Aluminum body is quite heavy.
    When center column is fully extended and moved to a horizontal position, it feels less sturdy.
    Good overall hight
    Legs feel solid and slide in and out easily.

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    5.0

    I love this baby!

    By Indrid Cold

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Folds Small
    • Good Stability
    • Lightweight
    • Unfolds Quickly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Documentary
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

      I have been using Manfrotto tripods for years and I feel that they are always top of the line gear.

      I use this tripod with a Sony PMW-200 camcorder and it has no trouble supporting its weight. The legs are adjusted with snap clamps rather than those pesky knobs and they are easy to open and close.

      The tripod can be further manipulated so that the legs are practically flat against the ground. You can even adjust it so that the camera is set up to film directly downwards should the need ever arise.

      All-in-all, I am so happy that I purchased this tripod and would definitely recommend it to others.

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      5.0

      Sturdy legs

      By Chris

      from San Diego, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Video

        Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

        Very sturdy tripod. Solid construction from the best Italian builders. Affordable, great entry-level piece for your kit.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Best tripod I have use

        By Thomas

        from Winnipeg MB

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Portraits
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

          I do a lot of video work. Each level of cameras have their own intended tripods for their level.

          For the DSLRs level, this tripod is fantastic. It can stand taller then a full size truck, to only a few inches off the ground. This tripod works amazing and is easily the best I have used at this level.

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          5.0

          Very good tripod

          By johngrenz

          from Issaquah, WA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                This tripod is night and day difference from the cheapo tripod I've used for years...glad I upgraded!

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                4.0

                Great sturdy tripod

                By Jimmyboychan

                from Honolulu, HI

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                  The center column feature is great. I like that the legs clip to secure instead of the rotating/tightening versions. Lightweight and sturdy.

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                  5.0

                  Sturdy and Steady

                  By PhotoBill

                  from Venice, FL

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability
                  • Unfolds Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Shots
                    • Studio

                    Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                    This is a great tripod. The ability to rotate the center pole horizontally and lock it is both useful and unique (at least to me). Very sturdy great for both field and studio.

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                    5.0

                    Best For The $

                    By Me

                    from Here

                    Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                    Great tripod. Very versatile. A great value.

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                    5.0

                    Love this tripod!

                    By Ztwizzler

                    from Port St Lucie Fl

                    Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                    Excellent sturdy tripod. Well constructed and easy to extend legs. I can not really find anything to complain about it Would highly recommend this tripod to support your investment!

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                    5.0

                    Must Have!

                    By John

                    from San Diego

                    Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                    Great tripod! After lots of time researching, I finally decided on this tripod. A little expensive but you get what you pay for. Manfrotto = Quality.

                    If you need a tripod, get this one. You won't regret it.

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                    5.0

                    Great tripod!!

                    By KB

                    from Wichita Falls, Texas

                    Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                    I really wanted a carbon tripod but compromised and purchased the 55xprob. Once I received this tripod I knew I made the right decision. Extremely sturdy. Love it!!

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                    5.0

                    Awesome and easy to use

                    By Mandeep

                    from South San Francisco

                    Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                    I am glad I bought this tripod, I use it for weddings. It's light waight is a great plus point that it can be easily lift and carry around. Legs length can easily be adjusted and quickly balanced on uneven surface.

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                    5.0

                    Great Deal

                    By Michael S

                    from Dallas, TX

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

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                          Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                          Swing-out central column is great for copy work.

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                          5.0

                          Manfrotto is the best!

                          By Jason

                          from Washington DC

                          Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                          Only had it for a week. But compared to cheaper tripods i have owned this things destroys them. No competition.

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                          4.0

                          Sturdy Tripod

                          By Cowboy Photo

                          from Casper, WY

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Stability
                          • Unfolds Quickly

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                          So far I've just used this tripod to video a wedding and it was just what I needed. It's a little too heavy for me to take hiking, but it is great as long as I don't have to carry it a mile.

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                          5.0

                          Solid tripod

                          By Joelly

                          from CA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Stability
                          • Lightweight
                          • Unfolds Quickly

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                            Great tripod, exactly as advertised. Handles my konova slider with 502 head very well.

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                            5.0

                            Sturdy!

                            By JMBZ

                            from South Carolina

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Stability
                            • Unfolds Quickly

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Night Shots
                              • Portraits
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                              I am an advanced/amateur photographer and needed to upgrade my tripod. Old one was flimsy and unstable - could not support my Nikon D7100. This one is wonderfully sturdy (makes my old one look like a tinker toy!!) Solid construction - I doubt that I will have to replace this tripod anytime soon. It is tall enough that I will rarely, if ever, have to use the center column for extra height. The legs extend easily, and I love that they straighten out for low-to-the-ground shots. This has upped my game!

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                              5.0

                              Sexy Legs

                              By jakechris

                              from San Antonio, TX

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Folds Small
                              • Good Stability

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Video

                                Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                                Dependable, quality, versatile and works great with my fluid head.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Dynamite tripod!!

                                By JohnnyRotten

                                from Phoenix Az

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Good Stability
                                • Unfolds Quickly

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                                  Excellent....easy to use and very stable....Love it!!

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                                  4.0

                                  stable

                                  By macrocode

                                  from Michigan

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Folds Small
                                  • Good Stability

                                  Cons

                                  • Cumbersome
                                  • Heavy

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Night Shots

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                                  A huge improvement over the bottom-line tripod I was using before. Much better image stability for macro and telephoto use.

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                                  5.0

                                  Perfect fo my use.

                                  By Tom J

                                  from Shrewsbury, MA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Good Stability
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Unfolds Quickly

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Night Shots
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                                    I use the 055XPROB with the Manfrotto XPRO 3way head. It is a perfect balance for my Nikon D800 and pro lenses. I originally purchased the 190 series but exchanged it as it was not robust enough with the above mentioned head and gear.
                                    Great quality and engineering.
                                    It also fits securely on my Vanguard 41 bag.

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