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Manfrotto 055XDB Tripod Legs (Black) with 804RC2 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head

B&H # MA055XDB804R Mfr # 055XDB,804RC2
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Product Highlights
  • With Wing-Nut Leg Locks
  • Quick Release
  • Supports 8.8 lbs (4kg)

The Manfrotto 055XDB Tripod Legs with 804RC2 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head builds on the success of the 3011/3021 series, but has been redesigned to offer even better ergonomics of the leg-angle release mechanism. With less features than the 055XB or 055XBPRO and a simpler design, this model is about 0.5 lb lighter, and a more economical choice. It is ideal for use with 35mm and light medium format photographic cameras, and digital or conventional type video camcorders.

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.

3-faceted center column which totally eliminates column rotation
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°)
General
Load Capacity 8.8 lbs (4 kg)
Maximum Height 74.8" (190.0 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 58.6" (148.8 cm)
Minimum Height 23.4" (59.4 cm)
Folded Length 28.5" (72.4 cm)
Leveling Bubble/Illuminated No
Weight 6.3 lbs (2.8 kg)
Head
Head Type 804RC2 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head
Quick Release Yes
Legs
Material Aluminum
Head Attachment Fitting 3/8"
Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
Leg Lock Type Wing nuts
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet Optional (190SPK2N)
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Rapid sliding
Center Column Sections 1
Manfrotto 055XDB Tripod Legs (Black) with 804RC2 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head
  • RC2 Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 Screw
  • 2-Year Warranty + Additional 3-Years after Registering Online or by Mail
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    Manfrotto055XDB Tripod Legs (Black) with 804RC2 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head
     
    4.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    4.0

    Great couple!

    By Luismi_1984

    from Illkirch-Graffenstaden (FRANCE)

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Firmly
    • Good Stability
    • Large Range of Motion

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Manfrotto 055XDB Tripod Legs (Black) with 804RC2 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

      They perfectly match together!

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Tripod!

      By Etn

      from Tennessee

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Easily Adjusted
      • Good Footing
      • Locks In Tight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Manfrotto 055XDB Tripod Legs (Black) with 804RC2 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

          Very happy with this purchase. I am a professional photographer and recently shot ballet with it.

          It is solid and I feel confident leaving my camera on there if I have to walk away for a second or two (I use a 7D with short lens). I really like the individual knob adjustments on the head as opposed to a ball head, that way if I like my horizontal setting I can keep it if I still want to adjust my vertical setting. That is the main reason I went with this head.

          The pan knob is smaller than the other two knobs so it is a small adjustment to get it started. I bought this to possibly use for pans on video in addition to using it with a still camera, but I don't feel confident enough with the small handle to get a smooth, consistent pan yet. Maybe over time I will get used to it. However, I like how I can pan while I shoot stills if I need to adjust from left to right if I leave this knob loose.

          Great buy for the price!

          Also, I don't think it is mentioned in the ad detail but the head includes a BUBBLE LEVEL on it!! Awesome!

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          5.0

          awesome!

          By sally d

          from cambridge MA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Manfrotto 055XDB Tripod Legs (Black) with 804RC2 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

            It's a great tripod. Sturdy, easy to use, smooth and relatively light.

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            • Yes

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            (18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A tripod for a lifetime

            By Peter840

            from Goiânia, Brzail

            About Me Professional

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Footing
            • Smooth Movement

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Asigments
            • Travel

            Comments about Manfrotto 055XDB Tripod Legs (Black) with 804RC2 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

            I bought this tripod for my Olympus DSLR outfit, because the Gitzo Studo Performance I use for my Sinar was too heavy.
            It works great, is durable and the locks of the legs can be adjusted if needed over years-time.

            The 804RC2 is great for general use, I replaced it with the 410 geared head for my architectural asignments.

            As this tripod go's LOW too, the central post will get in the way.
            Get the Low Angle Adapter, it fits on the bottom of the central post, ready to be used when needed.

            This tripod will last you a life-time !

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