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Manfrotto 057 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Geared Center Column

You Pay: $799.88
Product Highlights
  • Three Sections
  • 61.8" Maximum Height
  • Supports 26.5 lb
  • Weighs 6.6 lb
  • Folds Down to
  • Leg Angle Selector
  • Low-Angle Adapter

The Manfrotto057 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Geared Center Column is a heavy-duty tripod that's intended for use with video cameras and large still cameras. With a 26.5 lb load capacity, the lightweight carbon fiber leg tubes of the 057 tripod provide rigid support even under a considerable amount of weight.

The tripod's geared center column provides maximum precision when you're setting the camera position. The column has a non-rotating, three-faceted design for increased system stability. To enable extremely low-angle shooting, you can unscrew the center-post collar, remove the center column, and attach the collar directly to the included low-angle adapter (through the chassis). With this method the 057 tripod can achieve a minimum height of 8.66".

The round carbon fiber legs feature user-adjustable flip locks to free and secure the leg stages. An included key for tightening the flip locks attaches to a leg for ready access. With both the legs and the center column fully extended, the tripod reaches a maximum height of 61.8".

Retractable spikes in feet
Bubble level near bottom of center column
Screw locks for tightening a tripod head to the center-post collar
Manfrotto suggests its 114 Video/Movie Heavy Dolly for this tripod
General
Material of Construction Carbon fiber legs, aluminum alloy column, aluminum and magnesium alloy castings
Maximum Height 61.8" (157 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 52.0" (132 cm)
Minimum Height 8.66" (22 cm)
Head Attachment Fitting 3/8"-16 screw
Folded Length 24.4" (62 cm)
Load Capacity Normal: 26.46 lb (12 kg), short column: 39.7 lb (18 kg)
Weight 6.6 lb (3.0 kg)
Legs
Material of Construction Carbon fiber, aluminum and magnesium alloy castings
Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Leg Angles 23, 50, 75°
Leg Lock Type Flip-lock
Leg Tube Diameters 39.2, 34.2, 29.2 mm)
Leg Cross Section Round
Spiked/Retractable Feet Yes/yes
Bubble Level Yes, 1
Suggested Dolly # 114
Center Column
Material of Construction Aluminum alloy
Center Column Type Geared
Center Column Sections 1
Column Tube Diameter 35 mm
Column Cross Section 3-Faceted
Center Brace No
Head
Head Type Optional Pan/Tilt, Ball Head, Fluid
Manfrotto 057 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Geared Center Column
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Limited 8-Year Warranty Extension upon Online Product Registration
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    5.0

    perfect for my needs from a tripod

    By Neil vN

    from New Jersey

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Stability
    • Lightweight
    • Unfolds Quickly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Manfrotto 057 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Geared Center Column:

      I now have two of these for my time-lapse rig. And they are just the right combination of sturdy, simplicity to use, and light weight. Well, relatively light-weight, since this is a big tripod.

      It's so good, that I sold another tripod to buy a 2nd one of these.

      Unlike Bono, I now have found what I am looking for - a perfect tripod for my needs.

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      5.0

      2nd of the same tripod

      By jnhphoto

      from Chicago

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Manfrotto 057 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Geared Center Column:

        I have great views from my condo of Lake Michigan and Chicago; as such always have cameras ready to go mounted on tripods. This model is very sturdy and great for big zooms. So now I have two of them and a smaller 190xprob all Manfrotto.

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