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Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod with 501HDV Head Kit

B&H # MA055XPB501H
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Product Highlights
  • Supports 13.2 lbs (6kg)

The Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Tripod 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 501HDV Pro Video Head features improved drag in both axes and switchable counterbalance for the latest ultralight high-definition camcorders. A sliding camera plate helps balance uneven payloads due to outboard batteries or matte boxes, dual rosettes permit left- or two-handed pan arm configurations, and the rear-mounted spirit level facilitates rapid setups.

Center column can be quickly and easily swung from vertical to horizontal without any disassembly
Horizontal column feature allows the tripod to reach extremely low positions
3-faceted center column which totally eliminates column rotation
Redesigned more ergonomic flip locks, with only 45° of movement
Leg warmers on 2 legs ease handling in extreme weather conditions, and help to protect the legs
Four leg-angle settings (25, 46, 66 & 88°)
Fixed counterbalance optimized for 5.5 lb (2.5 kg) payloads
Special Teflon-coated discs (used instead of fluid cartridges) ensure smooth movement and consistent friction of the head
Sliding camera plate for uneven camera/lens payloads
Dual pan arm rosettes for left- or two-handed configurations

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Load Capacity 13.2 lbs (6 kg)
Maximum Height 74.8" (190.0 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 60.4" (153.4 cm)
Minimum Height 8.4" (21.3 cm)
Folded Length 28.5" (72.4 cm)
Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes/non
Weight 8.5 lbs (3.8 kg)
Counter Balance System Fixed spring
Quick Release/Wedge Plate Yes (501PL)
Balance Plate Yes, with 58mm of travel
Tilt Drag 1-Step
Tilt Range -60° to +90°
Tilt Lock Independent
Spring Loaded Counter Balance 1-Step
Pan Range 360°
Pan Lock Independent
Material Aluminum alloy
Head Attachment Fitting 3/8"
Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
Leg Lock Type Flip levers
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet No
Center Brace No
Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod with 501HDV Head Kit
  • 501PL Sliding Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 & 3/8" Screws
  • 501HLV Pan Handle
  • 2-Year Warranty + Additional 3-Years after Registering Online or by Mail

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    Manfrotto055XPROB Tripod with 501HDV Head Kit

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    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


    Perfect combo

    By Arthur Arthur

    from Los Angeles, CA


    • Fits in a small bag
    • Portable
    • Solid
    • Versatile
    • Well built


      Best Uses

      • Glidetrack support

      Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod with 501HDV Head Kit:

      I purchased this kit to use with the Glidetrack Hybrid .75m and it seriously works PERFECTLY. Obviously you can get larger tripods, more stable, etc., however, with these three products, you're able to create a FULLY portable unit. I use this to pack into my suitcase when flying to different jobs. The head is SLIGHTLY sticky when first using and takes some getting used to, but it is definitely worth the price. I'm able to fully extend to almost 7' with the head and the Glidetrack which makes for some out of this world shots otherwise impossible without serious tracks or a larger dolly system.

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