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Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod Legs (Black) w/ 804RC2 Head

B&H # MA055XPB804R (B&H Kit)
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You Pay: $254.50
Product Highlights
  • Supports 8.8 lbs (4kg)
  • 3-Section Legs
  • 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head w/ Quick Release
The Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Tripod with 804RC2 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head builds on the success of the 3011/3021 series. It 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 804RC2 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head is 20% lighter than its predecessors due to the use of Adapto material. It also features improved ergonomic design plus a counter spring system. Built into the forward/back tilt axis is a fixed spring that helps to absorb the shock of the full camera weight from crashing down. The spring also makes it easier to position the camera on this axis since it opposes some of the camera's weight.

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Manfrotto055XPROB Tripod Legs (Black) w/ 804RC2 Head
 
4.7

(based on 11 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (4)
  • Easily adjusted (3)
  • Good footing (3)
  • Large range of motion (3)
  • Smooth movement (3)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Home (4)
  • Portraits (3)
  • Sports (3)
  • Travel (3)
  • Wildlife (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
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4.0

Steady but heavy

By Joe D

from Winston Salem NC

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Steady

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Close To Home Shooting
  • Heavy Support

Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod Legs (Black) w/ 804RC2 Head:

I bought this tripod to support the other side of my timelapse Rig. Its great because it can go really low for crane shots and the head can flip around to accommodate that. I have also taken it on several trips including two hikes in the mountains and i can say that it really does weigh a ton after you have held it for a while. I now am thinking about buying something lighter for things like hiking but for good steady support this is a great tripod. Oh and i liked the head so much i bought a second to use on my timelapse rig.

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5.0

Excellent, quick to setup

By Andrew

from Boston, MA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Pros

  • Attaches Firmly
  • Good Stability
  • Horizontal Arm
  • Large Range of Motion
  • Strong Clamp

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Home
  • Night Shots
  • Portraits
  • Theater - Avail Light
  • Wildlife

Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod Legs (Black) w/ 804RC2 Head:

Very solid and stable. I really like that the center columns swings quickly to horizontal - I use it for copying documents or photographing fine art. When I extend the horizontal arm, i can add some weight to compensate for my heavy camera and lens.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just Right

By ADD w/ Camera

from N.O., La.

About Me Pro Photographer

Pros

  • Attaches Firmly
  • Good Stability
  • Large Range of Motion
  • Strong Clamp

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits
    • Studio And Location

    Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod Legs (Black) w/ 804RC2 Head:

    I am a professional photographer and a bit obsessive with tripods. I've had everything from the back breakers to light weights, but this one hit the sweet spot for me. The legs clamps work fast and easy with one flick. The center column can go horizontal which is something I've found more useful than i thought I would. It is more than enough for todays smaller digital cameras and I think I have found my last tripod.

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    4.0

    good setup

    By Scott

    from Arizona

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Good Stability

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod Legs (Black) w/ 804RC2 Head:

        This tripod is a nice one. It's well-made, stable, and I expect it to function well into the future.

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        5.0

        Great tripod at a GREAT value!!

        By Josh

        from Bluffton SC

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Good Stability
        • Large Range of Motion

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod Legs (Black) w/ 804RC2 Head:

        This Tripod is super stable and very well built, which I have come to expect from Manfrotto. It is slightly heavy, however I am willing to deal with that for the high quality level! The specs show a max hight of 70", I am 74" tall and this will extend over my head by a few inches (with out a tripod head mounted). I Couldn't ask for more from a tripod priced so reasonably!

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        5.0

        love this tripod

        By frotofreak

        from Harrisburg, PA

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Weight

          Best Uses

            Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod Legs (Black) w/ 804RC2 Head:

            I use this for everything from portraits and studio photography to weddings and night photography. This is the kind of tripod that you will have for a lifetime! Extremely sturdy. These guys make some great products and I will continue to buy their stuff for my company!

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Rock Solid

            By MC

            from Charlottesville, VA

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy adjustment
            • Lightweight
            • Smooth
            • Solid

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod Legs (Black) w/ 804RC2 Head:

                This little tripod is a tank. I bought it as a static tripod for interviews with using a video DSLR. It works amazing. Everything on it adjusts amazingly easy and smooth. The option to change out heads is great, especially for anyone shooting video with a DSLR.

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                4.0

                Good tripod with a lot of varing setups

                By Best photographer in town

                from Boise, ID

                About Me Professional

                Pros

                • Easily Adjusted
                • Good Footing
                • Lightweight
                • Smooth Movement

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoors
                  • Special Events
                  • Sports
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod Legs (Black) w/ 804RC2 Head:

                  With the way the center column can be repositioned, and as quick and easy as the legs and center column ajust, it is a great tripod. You can position the camera down to the ground, or easily setup in ruff sloped terrain. The one negative is that with the center column fully extended, the center column is not rock solid like my 30 year old Slik SL-67 tripod.

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                  (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I got it for cheap

                  By Joe

                  from Florida

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Good Value
                  • High Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Wildlife Landscapes etc

                    Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod Legs (Black) w/ 804RC2 Head:

                    When I looked at the price they had on it when I bought it <$200, I couldn't believe the deal. I would have easily paid $300. Solid tripod, performs well, and the pan/tilt head is the best! This tripod is highly recommended.

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                    5.0

                    Top Quality Performance & Well Built

                    By RT

                    from Coral Springs

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easily Adjusted
                    • Good Footing
                    • Locks In Tight
                    • Smooth Movement

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Special Events
                      • Sports

                      Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod Legs (Black) w/ 804RC2 Head:

                      After reading other reviews I thought this model would be too heavy. I am glad this was my selection, I would not want any less than the 055XPROB - it's perfect. It is not heavy and provides the stability that I need for diferent types of shooting such as studio, outdoor, and general usage. I own the Manfrotto mono pod which is 15 years old and works like new.I have used it for professional soccer, sports car, and wildlife photography. This new tripod will also be used for my new D90 and it's video operation. Great quality is the best guide.

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                      5.0

                      Solid tripod

                      By Joe

                      from Lakewood, CO

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easily Adjusted
                      • Good Footing
                      • Rugged
                      • Smooth Movement

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Sports
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod Legs (Black) w/ 804RC2 Head:

                        I've always bought cheap tripods in the past, but when the head snapped off my last one and dropped my 20D + 70-200mm f/2.8 IS USM lens to the ground I decided it was time to invest in something nice. I do a lot of mountaineering, skiing, rock climbing and this has been super durable and useful. Weather can change fast on top of a 14,000+ ft mountain and the quick setup/collapse of this tripod is great for getting the shot quickly and getting out. I've used it in dirt, rocks, snow, cold, and wind and its footing is stable. It is kind of heavy but I am young so I don't mind hauling the extra weight and it is much cheaper than a composite setup.

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