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Manfrotto 055CXV3 View Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs (Black)

B&H # MA055CXV3 MFR # 055CXV3
Manfrotto 055CXV3 View Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs (Black)

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  • Supports 17.6 lbs (8kg)

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The Bogen/Manfrotto 055CXV3 View Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs is a special version of the 055CX3 tripod with the features most commonly requested by birders and nature photographers. In contrast to the standard 055CX3 model, this model doesn't have the split center column, but does have leg warmers which make carrying the tripod around more convenient in extreme weather conditions or after a full day out in the cold.

Thanks to innovative production techniques - which allow for high quality 100% carbon tube structures - the 055CX series guarantees a higher load capacity and an increased height with a lighter overall weight (-20%) thanks to a completely new design, which allowed to lighten the components.

3-faceted aluminum center column which totally eliminates column rotation
Redesigned ergonomic flip locks
Four leg-angle settings (25,46,66 & 88°)
Maximum Height 69.7" (177cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 53.5" (136cm)
Minimum Height 22.4" (57cm)
Folded Length 24.2" (61.5cm)
Load Capacity 17.6 lbs (8kg)
Leg Sections 3
Leg Lock Type Flip levers
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Center Column Sections 1
Center Column Type Rapid sliding
Center Brace No
Spiked Feet No
Head Type None
Head Mount Thread Size 3/8"
Weight 3.9 lbs (1.8kg)
Manfrotto 055CXV3 View Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs (Black)
  • 2-Year Warranty + Additional 3-Years after Registering Online or by Mail
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    Manfrotto055CXV3 View Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs (Black)
     
    4.9

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (10)
    • Stable (9)
    • Unfolds quickly (7)
    • Folds away (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Night shots (6)
      • Wildlife (6)
      • Landscape/scenery (5)
      • Sports/action (5)
      • Home (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

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      5.0

      It's all about the Carbon Fiber.

      By Lightchaser

      from Cedar City, Ut

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Manfrotto 055CXV3 View Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs (Black):

        I bought this to take place of my aluminum 055, the leg warmers are a must for me and do not add any weight, the difference in weight may not seem much between the two but after carrying this around all day I will never take my old one out on adventures. I even had a couple of hard spills and drops in a slot canyon and barely even scratched it.

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        5.0

        Pricey But Worth It

        By LarryF

        from Claverack, NY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Manfrotto 055CXV3 View Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs (Black):

          Excellent quality. Lightweight for it's size. Rock solid. Simple and easy setup. I hesitated to spend the money, but after five minutes with it I knew I had made a good investment. With it's quality construction and simple design I have no doubt it will do everything I will need it to for many years to come.

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          5.0

          Great Tripod!

          By dw

          from Lindon, UT

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Manfrotto 055CXV3 View Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs (Black):

          Well build, sturdy. At that price it should be. I will enjoy many years of service from this tripod. I am planning on using for my Zeiss spotting scope.

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          4.0

          Good value for a solid tripod

          By Mike

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • High capacity
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • One leg bare

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Manfrotto 055CXV3 View Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs (Black):

          No play at all, even with a gimbal mount and 10 lbs. of camera and lens on the top. Not the most compact when closed, but weight is reasonable. The triangular column (eliminating column rotation) and three set screws on the plate (locking the attached head) are really nice features. The only questionable design decision is the fact that this tripod comes with two (not three) leg warmers -- an irritant, not a dealbreaker.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Exactly What it Should Be

          By ShutterDoug

          from South Carolina

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Night Shots
            • Portraits
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Manfrotto 055CXV3 View Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs (Black):

            Have only had a limited amount of time to use tripod so far.

            But it is easy to set up and use, light weight and convenient. Only draw back is the price but with $3-5k or more sitting on top no reason to skimp on the foundation holding it all up.

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            • No

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great tripod for my use and needs

            By [@]

            from SW Florida,Punat Gorda

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Manfrotto 055CXV3 View Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs (Black):

              This is my fourth Bogan/Manfrotto tripod and the first carbon fiber tripod. After careful measurement of my eye level without stooping over, this tripod and my ballhead combination and camera height worked out perfectally. This tripod is my best to date.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I recomend this to any hunter

              By Hunter

              from St. Johns, Arizona

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action

                Comments about Manfrotto 055CXV3 View Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs (Black):

                I'm a hunter at times I will move to different locations quit often. I am 5'8" tall so this tripod is easy to setup and take down without raising the center collum. It also very stable if the wind is blowing.

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great tripod!

                By The hunter

                from Susanville, Ca

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Manfrotto 055CXV3 View Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs (Black):

                  I wanted a full size lightweight stabil tripod to hold spotting scope. This tripod is perfict.

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                  • No

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Very light weight for a good price!

                  By Dave Collins Big Adventure Photography

                  from Valencia,Ca

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability
                  • Lightweight
                  • Unfolds Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Manfrotto 055CXV3 View Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs (Black):

                    I do a lot of wildlife photography so having a light load makes all the difference. This tripod is easy to set up and light enough to backpack with. I use a Wimberly head and it work perfect.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great purchase

                    By Jim

                    from Washington, DC

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Manfrotto 055CXV3 View Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs (Black):

                      This tripod is very stable and due to its size can be easily included in luggage when traveling.

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                      • No

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Product....

                      By Kirkosh

                      from Melbourne, Australia

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Folds Small
                      • Lightweight
                      • Unfolds Quickly

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Sports/Action

                        Comments about Manfrotto 055CXV3 View Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs (Black):

                        The tripod is a god send......I generally use manfrotto's largest tripod on jobs, but shooting editorial automotive images I need flexibility inside the vehicle, I needed a smaller tripod, had to be very strong and be able to squeeze into tight spaces......this tripod is just the thing! At first it looked so small almost flimsy, I thought it would be smashed in the first 5 minutes, but the carbon fibre is so strong, it equals in strength my other manfrotto......which is 3 times the size! [...]

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                        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Tripod

                        By Jack

                        from Arkansas

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • All around

                            Comments about Manfrotto 055CXV3 View Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs (Black):

                            I shoot mostly wild life with 75 percent being birds, with my Canon 1dMark111 camera, mostly handheld. I needed a easily manuverable tripod support for my heavier lens, a canon 300 f2.8. This lens and camera, is a hefty load handheld.
                            I purchased a Wimberely Head Version 11 and attached to this Tripod, with camera and lens mounted,its a well performing combination. Support is stable and secure.

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