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Manfrotto 701HDV,055XBK Mini Pro Aluminum Tripod System (Black)

B&H # MA701HD055XB Mfr # 701HDV,055XBK
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Product Highlights
  • 701HDV Pro Fluid Mini Head
  • 055XB Aluminum Tripod
  • Soft Carry Case
  • 8.8 lbs Capacity

The Manfrotto 701HDV, 055XBK is an aluminum tripod system for camcorders up to 8.8 lbs. This system consists of the 701HDV Pro Fluid Mini Head and the 055XB aluminum tripod with soft case.

This system offers a stable platform for lightweight camera packages.

Fluid Head
Small and lightweight, the Bogen 701HDV Pro Fluid Video Mini Head is capable of accommodating payloads up to 9.5 lbs, and was designed principally to support the latest digital video equipment, including Mini DV and prosumer/professional grade HDV camcorders.
Tripod Legs
The Bogen/Manfrotto 055XB Tripod Legs builds on the success of the 3011/3021 series, but has been redesigned to offer even better ergonomics of the leg-angle release mechanism, and improved quick action leg locks. While it can reach a maximum working height of 70" (178cm), it can also be used as low as 2.8" (7cm) by using the low angle adapter built in to the center column.

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General
Load Capacity 8.8 lbs (4kg)
Maximum Height 73.82" (187.5cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 57.87" (147cm)
Minimum Height 22.84" (57.50cm)
Folded Length 27.76" (70.5cm)
Leveling Bubble/Illuminated No
Weight 7.39 lbs (3.3kg)
Head
Counter Balance System Yes Fixed @ 1.5kg
Quick Release/Wedge Plate Yes
Balance Plate With 58mm of Travel
Tilt Drag Fixed from fluid Cartridges
Tilt Range -60/+90°
Tilt Lock Yes
Spring Loaded Counter Balance Fixed
Pan Range 360°
Pan Lock Yes
Legs
Material Aluminum
Head Attachment Fitting 3/8"
Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
Leg Lock Type Flip Levers
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet Rubber Feet
Center Brace None
Manfrotto 701HDV,055XBK Mini Pro Aluminum Tripod System (Black)
  • 701HDV Fluid Head
  • 055XB Tripod Legs
  • Soft Carry Case
  • 1 Year Warranty
    Opportunity for 2 Year Warranty after Registration
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    Manfrotto701HDV,055XBK Mini Pro Aluminum Tripod System (Black)
     
    4.7

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Folds away (6)
    • Stable (6)
    • Unfolds quickly (6)
    • Lightweight (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video (8)
      • Weddings (5)
      • Home (3)
      • Night shots (3)
      • Travel (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (6), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Very Nice Portable Tripod for Video

      While I've had this combination for just a few weeks, I'm in love. A really nice tripod system for sure.

      We purchased this to use for shooting video mainly. It...Read complete review

      While I've had this combination for just a few weeks, I'm in love. A really nice tripod system for sure.

      We purchased this to use for shooting video mainly. It is easy to setup, easy to take down, and easy to control. Absolutely love this tripod. Very well made. The only thing I'd change is perhaps adding a pocket to the case for extras that you might want to store with the tripod.

      Overall, we love it.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good Tripod But Was Not Easy to Level

      I returned this tripod because the only way to level it was to adjust the legs. I shoot both stills and video. I'm going to look at another tripod with legs that have a...Read complete review

      I returned this tripod because the only way to level it was to adjust the legs. I shoot both stills and video. I'm going to look at another tripod with legs that have a ball leveler for quick leveling. The 701HDV head seemed to work well on this tripod.

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      5.0

      Great addition to my kit!

      By Alex

      from Henderson, NV

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Lightweight
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Manfrotto 701HDV,055XBK Mini Pro Aluminum Tripod System (Black):

        This tripod is taller than most in its class, and yet fits easily in a suitcase. Was perfect for a recent trip I took. I wouldn't call the head a 'professional' piece of video equipment, but it does the job with my DSLR. Good for both photo and video.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Buy!

        By Connor

        from Global

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Manfrotto 701HDV,055XBK Mini Pro Aluminum Tripod System (Black):

              I have the pro series of this tripod and was worried that there would be a large difference between the two because I was using them together for a slider. I must say i was pleasantly surprised. The only difference is you can't use the neck at a 90 degree angle but you can achieve the same by adjusting the legs and tilting the head. B and H shipped my tripod express so I could receive it in time for my shoot. Great company and great purchase, this is not my last order from your company!

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              5.0

              Smooth Operator!

              By G

              from Worcester, MA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Folds Small
              • Good Stability
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Manfrotto 701HDV,055XBK Mini Pro Aluminum Tripod System (Black):

                Folds nicely, sturdy and the fluid head is great. Worth the money and more! I use the tyri for sporting events, birthdays and other precious celebrations.

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                3.0

                Good Tripod But Was Not Easy to Level

                By Films4U

                from Wilmington, NC

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Manfrotto 701HDV,055XBK Mini Pro Aluminum Tripod System (Black):

                I returned this tripod because the only way to level it was to adjust the legs. I shoot both stills and video. I'm going to look at another tripod with legs that have a ball leveler for quick leveling. The 701HDV head seemed to work well on this tripod.

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                5.0

                A great foot in the door

                By That John

                from Billings, MT

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Cost
                • Folds Small
                • Lightweight
                • Sturdy for the price

                Cons

                • Some parts feel weak

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Manfrotto 701HDV,055XBK Mini Pro Aluminum Tripod System (Black):

                Responsive, easy to use, plastic feels durable to last for a about five years. At this price point you really feel your getting a good product. The bag is comfortable and houses the tripod well. This is not a rough riding tripod, but it is very good for Videographers looking to get those smooth pans without compromising an arm and a leg. A professional tool, but most certainly entry level, and designed for the consumer venturing into more serious video.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Excellent Kit for Basic Video

                By JD in DaVille

                from Kentucky

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Stability
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                • Bag lacks pockets
                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Independent Film
                • Video

                Comments about Manfrotto 701HDV,055XBK Mini Pro Aluminum Tripod System (Black):

                The 701HDV is a joy to use w/my Canon HV40. Smooth panning and quick release. The only con I have is the HV40's battery can't be accessed without removing it from the plate. The 547BK tripod has been widely recommended for the HV40. I went with the 055XBK because it could be setup both taller and shorter than the 547BK. An important feature for me. Very affordable. All in all I love this system!

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                • No

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                5.0

                excellent

                By Dom Pedro

                from Brazil

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Shots
                  • Travel
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Manfrotto 701HDV,055XBK Mini Pro Aluminum Tripod System (Black):

                  i'm moving form photography to dslr videography, and it is perfect for my needs. highly recomended. my first manfrotto, sturdy and well made, better than my others [*]cheapper tripods.

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                  5.0

                  Very Nice Portable Tripod for Video

                  By Wes Linda

                  from Baltimore, MD

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Folds Small
                  • Good Stability
                  • Lightweight
                  • Unfolds Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Video

                    Comments about Manfrotto 701HDV,055XBK Mini Pro Aluminum Tripod System (Black):

                    While I've had this combination for just a few weeks, I'm in love. A really nice tripod system for sure.

                    We purchased this to use for shooting video mainly. It is easy to setup, easy to take down, and easy to control. Absolutely love this tripod. Very well made. The only thing I'd change is perhaps adding a pocket to the case for extras that you might want to store with the tripod.

                    Overall, we love it.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Excellent Manfrotto quality, easy to use

                    By Tim Nix

                    from Australia

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Folds Small
                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Manfrotto 701HDV,055XBK Mini Pro Aluminum Tripod System (Black):

                    I have just purchased this tripod to use with my Panasonic AG-HMC150 camcorder. It is easy to use and provides nice stability for the camera's weight. As a professional cameraman previously using a Sony pro camera, I like the idea of the quick release tripod plate. The plate attaches to the base of my camera, where it will stay for future ease of use. The release levers on the tripod's legs are easy to use. The middle extender pole is also quick to raise if you need height in a hurry. A very nice tripod.

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                    5.0

                    701HDV,055XBK Mini Pro Aluminum Tripod

                    By Vic

                    from Long Island, NY

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Folds Small
                    • Good Stability
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                    • Slightly heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Night Shots
                    • Portraits
                    • Video

                    Comments about Manfrotto 701HDV,055XBK Mini Pro Aluminum Tripod System (Black):

                    love the tripod but upset that it didn't come with a carrying case

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                    4.0

                    Stable and Reliable

                    By Know Limiits Media

                    from Washington, DC - Metro

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Manfrotto 701HDV,055XBK Mini Pro Aluminum Tripod System (Black):

                    I purchased this to work with my Cannon XL H1a - and was particularly looking for a tripod that would NOT break the bank, and would work well with the size and weight of this camera. This tripod did that and more. It is easy to set up, holds the camera snugly and panning was smooth. I'd suggest connecting the adaptor (canon provides) to the shoe mount prior to a shoot – as it took me a few minutes to figure out how the cannon tripod adaptor worked with the tripods mount – but that was solved that evening when I didn't have talent staring me down while waiting for the shoot to begin. All in all –a great tripod!

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