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Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod

B&H # MA055XPROB Mfr # 055XPROB
You Pay: $194.95
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 1059 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (815)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (231)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (997)
    • Unfolds quickly (716)
    • Folds away (277)
    • Lightweight (242)
    • Versatile (23)

    Cons

    • Heavy (375)
    • Cumbersome (22)
    • A little heavy (6)
    • Slightly heavy (4)
    • Heavy / bulky (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (678)
    • Portraits (666)
    • Night shots (606)
    • Home (396)
    • Wildlife (373)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (456), Semi-pro photographer (277), Pro photographer (133), Casual photographer (75), Enthusiast (32)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (715), 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

    Manfrotto Tripod Pro

    By Misha

    from Queens NY

    Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

    Beautiful piece of equipment . Love it

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    5.0

    VERY PLEASED

    By Arcada

    from Central Il

    Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

    I had read several reviews on this tripod and it lives up to its to its reputation. Photography is a hobby, I have a Canon 7D and wanted a tripod that was sturdy. I am very pleased. The staff at BH were very helpful

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    5.0

    manfrotto 055xprob Aluminum tripod

    By Jimbo the lensman

    from clinton Township, Michigan

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    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 just received my manfrotto 055xprob tripod and I just love it. The tripod is not overly heavy or light, but just right. It's extremely well built and supports my Vanguard TBH heavy duty Ball Head, my Nikon D-5100 camera with a 55mm-300mm zoom lens. This is a pro tripod and is very affordable. I bought other products from B@H and have been extremely satisfied with there service which is second to none.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Solid platform for my 6D + 300 f4

      By Searsie

      from Toronto, Canada

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

        Great to have a tripod that is tall enough (without centre column extended) to use without hurting my back. Stable, good price and multi use centre column is great for macro!

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        • No

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        4.0

        Awesome

        By Mike

        from Logan utah

        Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

        Best price for this product. Very sturdy! It supported all 180lbs of my body weight!

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        5.0

        Amazing!

        By patrick

        from ft campbell, kentucky

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

          I am very pleased with this tripod in all aspects!It is one solid piece of equipment. I can not see myself using anything else now that I have this.

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          • No

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          5.0

          055xprob pro tripod

          By rick and rick

          from sacramento,CA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Folds Small
          • Good Stability
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Portraits
            • Video
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

            this is the best tripod i have used in a long time.i must say quality is easy to work with. thank you

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            • No

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            4.0

            Solid Support!

            By PatB

            from Wichita, KS

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Stability

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

            I needed a tripod that would let me get very close to the ground for nature macro shots and the 055XPROB does that with the flipping center column. Very stable on grass and hard dirt. Surprised to find that the rubber tips on the legs don't grip better on smooth wood floors. This allows the legs to slide outward when any downward pressure is placed on the lens/camera, thus ruining the shot's framing.

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            5.0

            Solid Workhorse

            By Pyropi

            from OC

            Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

            Makes me want to use a Tripod more often.

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            5.0

            You get what you pay for

            By Rob D.

            from Winchester, VA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                After owning several less expensive tripods, I decided to invest in a professional level version. I was not disappointed at all but I do own the Manfrotto 561BHDV-1 Monopod so I already had high expectations. I don't think you go wrong with this. The first time I used it on a shoot, the legs are rock solid. No movement or wiggle at all. I set the focus on my camera using the AF, then switched my lens to manual and never missed a shot.

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                5.0

                Incredible Tripod

                By Mrmittenss

                from Florida

                Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                If you're looking for a versatile, well-built tripod that will last a while then I can't recomend this one enough. I took this hiking the day after it arrived and it worked flawlessly in rough terrain. I've also produced two short films with this tripod being the the primary one used. Super simple, extremely well-built and surprisingly light. Would recomend ten-fold.

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                5.0

                Great tripod

                By Wayne

                from Boston

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Stability

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                  It's a tripod, and it does its job. Great build quality.

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                  5.0

                  Love it

                  By Dave

                  from Colorado

                  Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                  Excellent tripod. Very sturdy and well thought out. Definitely recommended.

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                  5.0

                  Would recommend this to anyone

                  By MWE.Daniel

                  from Iowa

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability
                  • Lightweight
                  • Unfolds Quickly
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                    I'm an automotive photography and was on the look out for a stable, versatile tripod. Once stumbling across this product, I knew it was the one.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Pro Quality Tripod

                    By Augusta Golf

                    from Augusta, Georgia

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Folds Small
                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sports/Action

                      Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                      I needed a good quality tripod for filming golf swings and this tripod is the best I've owned. It's well made and allows for multiple variations and camera views. Plus it has a solid weight but not too heavy...very pleased.

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                      5.0

                      Manfrotto tripod

                      By Speed Sailor

                      from West Chester PA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Stability
                      • Lightweight
                      • Unfolds Quickly

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Portraits
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                        This is exactly what I needed and what was advertised. Solid, easy to use and tall enough for my 6'3" height. I am having a blast using it!

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                        5.0

                        a must have

                        By niwrem

                        from San Francisco

                        Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                        this tripod has served me well so far, it's build and durability is great. no problems at all when I have my 70-200mm f2.8 mounted while I am doing long time lapses. it's stable even if on water and or uneven surfaces such as rocks or at the beach to capture sunsets. overall I'm very satisfied with this purchase and it's one hell of a good tripod

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                        5.0

                        She's a brick..... HOUSE

                        By Posh Cat

                        from Austin, TX

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Stability
                        • Unfolds Quickly

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Auditions
                        • Home
                        • Portraits
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                        I'm new to being a filmmaker. My experience is as a film actor but I wanted to start self generating content. I researched many tripods and head options. There are definitely some better ones out there however with that comes a much higher price tag. A friend of mine strongly recommended Manfrotto and I almost didn't listen. I wanted to spend as least amount of money as possible. But at the same time I wanted to future-proof my purchases as much as possible. After looking at all the options over and over I decided on the 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod and I'm super pleased with my purchase. I cannot compare it to another tripod since it's my first one but I love it! It's sturdy and gives me all the height I need. It pairs well with the head I purchased. I bought it to use with a Padcaster which holds my iPad however once I can afford a DSLR I will definitely keep using this tripod! Next stand purchase I plan to get is a monopod.

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                        4.0

                        Stability

                        By pbclown

                        from Irving, TX

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Stability
                        • Unfolds Quickly

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Night Shots
                          • Portraits
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                          this tripod is easy to use, stable, and just the right hight for me.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Very stable tripod legs

                          By Northwest David

                          from La Conner, WA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Stability
                          • Unfolds Quickly

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Night Shots
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                          If you have a full size DSLR you need a full size tripod to support it. This tripod give you stability up to 15 +pounds.

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