The Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod is their most fully featured medium weight class aluminum legset, delivered in this configuration with their very popular 322RC2 Grip Action Ballhead and a well-made padded bag. Manfrotto makes a great aluminum tripod, and they're continually improving a basic design frameset that's survived for over two decades now.
This latest-generation 055XPROB model features improved flip-lever leg locks and a center column which doubles as a lateral arm and does so at just a moment's notice. Rated for 11 lbs (5kg) and with 29.4mm diameter upper leg segments, this tripod's appropriate for use with SLR cameras and any lens smaller than a 300mm f/2.8 (the legs can support a 300mm f/2.8 by exchanging the ballhead).
This particular kit (with the 322RC2 head) is an ideal choice for working professionals and advanced enthusiasts wanting the fastest possible unlocking/repositioning/locking speed for the tripod head. It is perfect for wedding applications. As delivered, it will place the camera's viewfinder at or above the eye level for the majority of people when the legs are extended and the column is fully retracted (the 'working height').
Manfrotto's standard-size professional class aluminum tripod, with an action grip ballhead and a durable ballistic nylon case
Taking your hand away from the 322RC2 Ballhead locks it into place (squeeze the action trigger handle to unlock and gain control of head)
Adjustable ball tension
Unique tri-faceted center column will not rotate accidentally and also becomes a lateral arm immediately upon demand
Detachable center column fitting, along with multiple/independent leg deployment angles, allows impressively-low 8" minimum operating height
Improved lever locks 'snap' open or shut and require just ~45° of motion
4-Position leg locks (23, 45, 65, or 88°) allows use on uneven or angled terrain
Rounded rubber leg tips permit carriage upon commercial aircraft
Two foam-covered upper leg sections ease handling in extreme weather
Accepts any Manfrotto RC2 quick release plate, including the 341 Junior Elbow Bracket (permits horizontal/vertical exchange w/o moving head0
Maximum upper leg diameter of 29.4mm
Made in Italy
In the Box
Manfrotto 055XPROB 3-Section Tripod with 322RC2 Ballhead & MBAG80 Padded Bag