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Manfrotto 055XCCSB Short Center Column (Black)

B&H # MA055XCCSB Mfr # 055XCCSB
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Product Highlights
  • For 055X, 055CX and Other Select X Series Tripods. 3011N, 3021N, 3221WN and 3021PRO Series Tripods

The black Manfrotto 055XCCSB Short Center Column is an optional short column for 055X, 055CX and other select X series tripods. It's also compatible with 3011N, 3021N, 3221WN and 3021PRO series tripods. Although most of these tripods already include the low angle adapter built into the standard center column - with loss of up/down control - the 055XCCSB still retains vertical movement control. This shorter column is ideal for situations where the legs are set at the third angle of inclination (about 60°), but still require the possibility to move the camera up and down to achieve perfect adjustment for the shot. This shorter column replaces the one supplied with the tripod.

Material Aluminum alloy
Travel Distance Not Specified by Manufacturer
Height 6.9" (17.5 cm)
Weight 6.3 oz (180 g)
Manfrotto 055XCCSB Short Center Column (Black)
  • 2-Year Warranty + Additional 3-Years after Registering Online or by Mail
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    Manfrotto055XCCSB Short Center Column (Black)
     
    4.8

    (based on 25 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (21)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Solid/sturdy (20)
    • Easy to use (19)
    • Fits well (17)
    • Improves tripod function (17)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (17)
      • Wildlife (12)
      • Macro (7)
      • Travel (7)
      • Night shots (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (16), Pro photographer (5), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (16)

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      4.0

      Quick switch when using different heads

      By Nyfty

      from Lincoln, Nebraska

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Manfrotto 055XCCSB Short Center Column (Black):

        Perfect for swapping heads on one tripod.

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        5.0

        Lo compraría otra vez sin dudarlo

        By Claudio

        from Cancún, México

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Manfrotto 055XCCSB Short Center Column (Black):

            El complemento ideal para permitir tiros muy bajos con tu trípode Manfrotto

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            5.0

            Awesome!

            By brnord

            from Duluth, MN

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fits Well
            • Improves Tripod Function
            • Solid/Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots
              • Travel
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Manfrotto 055XCCSB Short Center Column (Black):

              I'm a landscape shooter and my biggest gripe with the 055x tripod was the long center column that prevented me from getting close to the ground unless I pulled it out and used it horizontally. Sure, that was workable but not very adjustable and a pain when it was cold, wet or windy.

              The short column was a perfect solution and fit like a charm.

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              5.0

              055XCCSB Short Center Column, Manfrotto

              By markymc

              from Central Georgia

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fits Well
              • Improves Tripod Function
              • Solid/Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Manfrotto 055XCCSB Short Center Column (Black):

                The Short Center Column allows me to get my camera closer to the ground, for landscape/scenery and macro photography. The Short Column was easy to install, and still maintains the stability of my Manfrotto tripod.

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                5.0

                Perfect for my needs

                By TonyT

                from San Juan Capistrano, CA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fits Well
                • Improves Tripod Function
                • Solid/Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Manfrotto 055XCCSB Short Center Column (Black):

                  Allowed be to get a little closer to the ground and capture more foreground - perfect.

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                  5.0

                  Decent option for 055 or 3221 tripods

                  By TheAlchemist

                  from Arlington, MA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves Tripod Function
                  • Solid/Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Manfrotto 055XCCSB Short Center Column (Black):

                    I actually bought this for my older aluminum Manfrotto 3221WN tripod so I could save some weight and size while still maintaining a bit of flexibility with a center column (if needed). This would really well. The angled rubber beneath the ball head mount works great on the 055CXPRO4 (I own that as well) but you want to remove or trim it if using this will an older 3221WN.

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                    5.0

                    Essential for Shoooting Near the Ground

                    By Doug

                    from Portland, OR

                    About Me Pro Photographer

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fits Well
                    • Improves Tripod Function
                    • Solid/Sturdy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Manfrotto 055XCCSB Short Center Column (Black):

                      Enables you to get close to the ground for insects, wildflowers, etc.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Short Center Column Great for Macro

                      By Tom

                      from Barrington, RI

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fits Well
                      • Improves Tripod Function
                      • Solid/Sturdy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Manfrotto 055XCCSB Short Center Column (Black):

                          Allows camera to be placed on tripod close to the ground.

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                          5.0

                          Very easy to install. Would recommend

                          By Bill

                          from Salem Illinois

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fits Well
                          • Improves Tripod Function
                          • Solid/Sturdy

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Macro

                            Comments about Manfrotto 055XCCSB Short Center Column (Black):

                            I use mainly for macro. It's great for that. Allows me to get very close to the ground.

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                            5.0

                            Just what I needed

                            By Ray

                            from Mckinney, TX

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                            Pros

                            • Improves Tripod Function
                            • Solid/Sturdy

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Macro
                              • Wildlife

                              Comments about Manfrotto 055XCCSB Short Center Column (Black):

                              The short post gives me the stability I need and let's me get down real low which is especially helpful during Texas Wildflower season. I can't believe I waited this long to get it.

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                              5.0

                              Extends the versatility of my tripod

                              By Ian Lumsden

                              from Canberra, Australia

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fits Well
                              • Improves Tripod Function
                              • Solid/Sturdy

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Manfrotto 055XCCSB Short Center Column (Black):

                                I like this as it lets me get the tripod down very close to the ground. Excellent for Pocket dolly support.

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                                5.0

                                Great product great price

                                By Matru

                                from quebec, Canada

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                Pros

                                • Folds Small
                                • Good Stability
                                • Lightweight
                                • Unfolds Quickly

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Manfrotto 055XCCSB Short Center Column (Black):

                                    Great product great price

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Great improvement

                                    By Dave

                                    from The Bay

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Macro

                                        Comments about Manfrotto 055XCCSB Short Center Column (Black):

                                        A great optional replacement for the longer original column. This allows me to get the tripod much lower for some macro shots. Only thing i miss is the bubble level on the head of the original. Not a big deal as my ball head has a bubble. Reasonable price all considered.

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                                        5.0

                                        As Advertised :), and that's Good!

                                        By Timmy P

                                        from poplar bluff, mo

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Folds Small
                                        • Good Stability
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Unfolds Quickly

                                        Cons

                                        • None

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Low tripod shots
                                        • Night Shots
                                        • Portraits
                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Manfrotto 055XCCSB Short Center Column (Black):

                                        Using this column, I can get low without having to adjust the center column. Time saver. Just as secure as the stock column. I'm very pleased with my purchase!!

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                                        5.0

                                        Just what I wanted

                                        By Greg

                                        from Houston

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Fits Well
                                        • Solid/Sturdy

                                        Cons

                                        • None

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Macro

                                        Comments about Manfrotto 055XCCSB Short Center Column (Black):

                                        It's a perfect replacement for the longer original column. This allows me to get the tripod much lower for some macro shots, without having to turn the camera upside down. The rubber cap on the bottom comes off to reveal a mounting hole for the spring loaded "button" of the original column bottom piece. I had wondered about that.

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                                        5.0

                                        works great

                                        By scootah the shootah

                                        from oregon

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Solid/Sturdy

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Sports/Action
                                          • Video
                                          • Wildlife

                                          Comments about Manfrotto 055XCCSB Short Center Column (Black):

                                          The long center column is usually not necessary. I found using it in the horizontal position to be awkward at best. This short column really fits the bill...allowing low to the ground shots without having to move the center column.

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                                          5.0

                                          Looks like a winner

                                          By Diddly Di

                                          from L.A.

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Fits Well
                                          • Solid/Sturdy

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Landscape/Scenery
                                            • Wildlife

                                            Comments about Manfrotto 055XCCSB Short Center Column (Black):

                                            Great, love it. Enables me to lower my tripod to a level for low horizon shots

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                                            5.0

                                            [...], good product

                                            By swimjim

                                            from Flint,Mi

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Fits Well
                                            • Improves Tripod Function
                                            • Solid/Sturdy

                                            Cons

                                            • No instructions

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Home
                                            • Landscape/Scenery
                                            • Macro
                                            • Night Shots
                                            • Wildlife

                                            Comments about Manfrotto 055XCCSB Short Center Column (Black):

                                            Short post increases versatility of 055XCCpro tripod as I hoped.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Couldn't do without it.

                                            By 10ECcamera

                                            from Knoxville, TN

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Fits Well
                                            • Improves Tripod Function
                                            • Solid/Sturdy

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Macro
                                              • Wildlife

                                              Comments about Manfrotto 055XCCSB Short Center Column (Black):

                                              This short column is the perfect complement to the ProB Manfrotto tripod. The standard long center column is to much long for up-close-and-personal Micro shots and to extend the column out to the side is a good engineering and design feature, but it really doesn't address the loss of solid stability in specific shooting circumstances.

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                                              5.0

                                              PRoblem solved

                                              By John

                                              from North Carolina, USA

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Fits Well
                                              • Improves Tripod Function
                                              • Solid/Sturdy

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                                • Macro

                                                Comments about Manfrotto 055XCCSB Short Center Column (Black):

                                                I shoot a fair amount of macro work & have always been frustrated at not being able to get low enough on numerous shots. I was about to saw off the standard center column until a friend told me to check B&H. Much to my surprise I found EXACTLY what I have been missing and could not be more pleased. Great price[...]. My first project had excellent results becuase of the new addition.

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