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Manfrotto 055CXV3 Tripod with 701HDV Head Kit

B&H # MA701HDV055C Mfr # 701HDV,055CXV3
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Product Highlights
  • Supports 9.5 lbs (4.3kg)
  • Carbon Fiber Legs
  • Solid Ergonomics & Control

The Bogen/Manfrotto 055CXV3 Tripod with 701HDV Head Kit is a great matchup of lightweight carbon fiber legs with Manfrotto's popular mini fluid head. Thanks to innovative production techniques--which allow for high quality 100% carbon tube structures--the 055CXV3 guarantees a higher load capacity and increased height with a lighter overall weight (-20%).

Small and lightweight, the 701HDV Mini Head is capable of accommodating payloads up to 9.5 lbs, and was designed principally to support the latest digital video equipment, including MiniDV, prosumer HDV camcorders and DSLRs. With locks and knobs that allow for a more solid grip and better control, this head offers updated internal fluid cartridges and a large sliding plate for improved center of gravity.

055CXV3 Tripod
  • 3-faceted aluminum center column totally eliminates column rotation
  • Redesigned ergonomic flip locks
  • Four leg-angle settings (25, 46, 66 and 88°)
701HDV Head
Double pan-bar rosette and a bigger sliding plate make for better center of gravity adjustments.

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General
Load Capacity 9.5 lbs (4.3 kg)
Maximum Height 73.4" (186.4cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 57.2" (145.3cm)
Minimum Height 26.1" (66.3cm)
Folded Length 27.9" (70.9cm)
Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes/No
Weight 5.7 lbs (2.6kg)
Head
Counter Balance System Fixed Counterbalance Spring @1.5kg
Quick Release/Wedge Plate Yes/501PL
Balance Plate Fixed, 1/4" Screw & Locating Pin
Tilt Drag Fluid Cartridge w/Fixed Drag
Tilt Range -60/+90°
Tilt Lock Yes
Spring Loaded Counter Balance Fixed
Pan Range 360°
Pan Lock Yes
Legs
Material Carbon Fiber
Head Attachment Fitting 3/8"
Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
Leg Lock Type Flip Levers
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet No
Center Brace No
Manfrotto 055CXV3 Tripod with 701HDV Head Kit
  • 055CXV3 View Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs (Black)
  • 701HDV Pro Fluid Video Mini Head
  • Quick-Release Plate
  • Pan Bar
  • 2 Year Warranty + Additional 3 Years after Registering Online or by Mail
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    Manfrotto055CXV3 Tripod with 701HDV Head Kit
     
    4.0

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Folds away (3)
    • Lightweight (3)
    • Stable (3)
    • Unfolds quickly (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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        3.0

        Does what it says on the box, but...

        By Paper_bag

        from Sydney, Australia

        About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Stabilization

          Comments about Manfrotto 055CXV3 Tripod with 701HDV Head Kit:

          Spent a fair bit of time researching tripods before I bought this one. Use it mainly for weddings, shooting with DSLRs (and DSLR-size cameras, like C300). The key thing I was looking for was something as lightweight as possible (so I could carry it around all day without breaking my back, and take it on a plane without incurring excess baggage charges), but still fulfilling minimum specs regarding payload. An additional reason for the importance of light weight: I take at least three tripods to weddings, as well as a ridiculous amount of other kit.

          Max and minimum height weren't so important to me, since every tripod is basically good enough (though this tripod system is excellent in those areas). Fluid head was extremely important to me -- no dodgy photography tripod, thanks. Carbon fibre not only is good for weight, but also dissipates bumps to the tripod faster. Price was pretty important, but I'd be willing to pay more for the right tool, since I'll be stuck with it for a while. Having fine control over drag not important -- just give me locks for pan and tilt and I'll trust to my skills as an operator for everything else.

          A big thing that really sold to me was that it had the right head for my particular needs, compatible with my monopod and with the head I've got mounted on my slider.

          I don't try to rig it out fully with a mattebox, but am assuming that even then it would take the weight, as long as you don't go nuts.

          Pros (so far): does everything it says on the box and more. Very pleased with how small it folds up. Surprised that you can actually invert the centre column, if you ever want to mount your camera upside down very close to the ground. If you collapse all the legs together, you can also use the thing sort of like a monopod, it's so light.

          Note: with any tripod with a single column, if you actually use that column, your image is much more prone to stability issues. So, factor this in when comparing maximum height of tripods. Regarding this particular tripod, the height it comes to without using the single column is perfectly fine for most things.

          Cons -- just a single one, and to me it's significant: no easy way to make fine adjustments to level. Need to mess around with leg height to get the level right. Never realised before how important a bowl base on a tripod is. It's possible that I'm just an idiot, and haven't figured out how to do this properly, but anyway that's what I've found so far... Will update this review if I ever do figure it out.

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          5.0

          I like this tripod easy to use

          By Hotshot

          from Ocean Grove,NJ

          About Me Film Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Folds Small
          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Movies
            • Stabilization

            Comments about Manfrotto 055CXV3 Tripod with 701HDV Head Kit:

            I use this tripod with a Sony Ex3.
            Easy to set up and use light and easy to move if needed on the fly.
            Nothing I can think of at this time bad about this product.

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            4.0

            Very nice, lite, portable and smooth

            By Bander

            from Horsham pa

            About Me Film Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Movies

              Comments about Manfrotto 055CXV3 Tripod with 701HDV Head Kit:

              We recently used the tripod for interviews, nature shots and some sports. The great thing about it is that it is light in weight. We'll see how it last throught the test of time.

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