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Manfrotto MT057 Series Tripods

Featuring lightweight carbon fiber legs, a choice of rapid or geared columns, and a new ground-leveling system, Manfrotto’s MT057 Series tripods have the qualities and features working pros expect and demand from their camera-support systems. Manfrotto MT057 series tripods are available in three-section and four-section models. The three-section MT057 series tripods have a maximum height of 61.8" (157cm), and for those requiring greater altitudes, the four-section MT057 variations can be cranked up to a maximum height of 80.7"(205cm).

Manfrotto MT057C3

The Manfrotto MT057C3, which is the most basic of Manfrotto’s 057 series tripods, is a three-section tripod with a rapid center column. The tripod’s carbon fiber leg diameters measure 29.2-, 24.8- and 20.4mm respectively. Maximum extended height is 61.8" (157cm) and it can be lowered far enough to allow you to place your camera a mere 8.7" (22cm) from ground level. The MT057C3 weighs 6.2 lb (2.8 kg), can support a maximum payload of up to 39.7 lb (18 kg), and folds up to a tidy 24.4" (62cm).

Manfrotto MT057C3-G

Manfrotto’s MT057C3-G is also a three-section tripod (39.2-, 34.2- and 29.2mm diameters), but with a geared center column for more precise camera positioning. The MT057C3-G can be extended up to 61.8" (157cm), lowered to 8.7" (22cm) from the ground, weighs 6.6 lb (3 kg), can support a maximum payload of up to 26.5 lb (12 kg), and folds up to 24.4" (62cm).

Manfrotto MT057C4

The Manfrotto MT057C4 is a heavy duty four-section pro tripod with a rapid-style center column and carbon-fiber legs with diameters of 39.2-, 34.2-, 29.2- and 24.8mm. The maximum payload on the MT057C4 is a hefty 39.7 lb (18 kg), and you can raise your rig up to 80.7" (205cm) high or as low as 9.1" (23cm) from the ground. The MT057C4 folds up to 26.2" (66.5cm) and weighs 7.7 lb (3.5 kg).

Manfrotto MT057C4-G

For those seeking a heavy-duty tripod similar to the MT057C4, but with a geared center column instead of a rapid column, Manfrotto offers the MT057C4-G, which can support a maximum payload of 26.5 lb (12 kg), can be raised as high as 80.7" (206cm), lowered to 9.1" (23cm) off the ground, and weighs 8.1 lb (3.7 kg). The MT057C4-G features four-section carbon fiber legs with diameters of 39.2-, 34.2-, 29.2- and 24.8mm and folds up to 26.2" (66.5 cm).

 MT057C3

 MT057C3-G

 MT057C4

 MT057C4-G

 

Max. Height – Center Column Extended

61.8" / 157cm

61.8" / 157cm

80.7" (205cm)

80.7" (205cm)

Max. Height – Center Column Lowered

52" / 132cm

52" / 132cm

70.9" (180cm)

70.9" (180cm)

Lowest Camera Position Height

8.7" / 22cm

8.7" / 22cm

9.1" (23cm)

9.1" (23cm)

Folded Length

24.4" / 62cm

24.4" / 62 cm

26.2" (66.5cm)

26.2" (66.5cm)

Number of Sections 3 3 4 4

Max. Weight Capacity

39.7 lb / 18 kg

26.5 lb / 12 kg

39.7 lb (18 kg)

26.5 lb (12 kg)

Tripod Weight

6.2 lb / 2.8 kg

6.6 lb / 3 kg

7.7 lb (3.5 kg).

8.1 lb (3.7 kg)


Manfrotto 054 and 057 Series Ball Heads

All ball heads are mechanically similar and perform the same functions, but they each perform these same functions differently, depending on your choice of camera and lens, not to mention the type of work you’re doing. Manfrotto’s 054 and 057 series ball heads, made of lightweight, durable magnesium alloy, are designed to meet the needs of the most demanding professionals. 

In addition to their ergonomic design, all Manfrotto 054 and 057 series ball heads feature a unique 90–105-degree portrait angle selector for easier, more precise camera positioning when taking portraits or still life photographs, as well as an extra large ball assembly for smooth, jigger-free camera movement. And for those whose needs include video and still capture, the Manfrotto MH055M8-Q5 can handle both chores with equal aplomb.

Manfrotto 057 Series Ball Heads

Manfrotto MH057MO

The Manfrotto MH057MO magnesium ball head, which like all 057 series ball heads is optimized for use with Manfrotto 057 series carbon fiber tripods, features a threaded, universal base plate, a 90–105-degree portrait angle selector, 360-degree panning action, +103° / -40° lateral tilt, ¼"-20 and 3/8" thread mounts and a load capacity of 33 lb (15 kg). The Manfrotto MT057MO has separate tension and pan-lock controls, stands 5.39" tall (13.7cm) and weighs 41.7 oz (1185 g).

Manfrotto MH057MO-Q5

If you prefer heads with quick release style ball heads, Manfrotto’s MH057MO-Q5 ball head features a sliding plate Manfrotto magnesium Q5 Quick Release system. In addition to its easy on, easy off camera-release system, the magnesium alloy Manfrotto MH057-Q5 features a 90–105-degree portrait angle selector, 360-degree panning action, +103° / -40° lateral tilt, a 3/8" thread mount and a load capacity of 33 lb (15 kg). Other features include separate tension and pan-lock controls and three bubble levels; the Manfrotto MH057-Q5 stands 5.39" tall (13.7cm) and weighs 46.1 oz (1310 g).

Manfrotto MH057MO-RC4

Made from magnesium alloy, Manfrotto’s MH057MO-RC4 features a Manfrotto RC4 Quick Release system, a bubble level, a 90–105-degree portrait angle selector, 360-degree panning action, +103° / -40° lateral tilt, ¼"-20 and 3/8" thread mounts and a load capacity of 33 lb (15 kg). Other features include separate tension and pan-lock controls and three bubble levels; the Manfrotto MH057MO-RC4 stands 5.75" tall (14.6cm) and weighs 47.8 oz (1358 g).

MH057MO

MH057MO-Q5

MH057MO-RC4

 

Load Capacity

33 lb (15 kg)

33 lb (15 kg)

33 lb (15 kg)

Quick Release

No

Q5

RC4

Head/Lateral Tilt

+40°/-103°

+40°/-103°

+40°/-103°

Bubble Levels

No

3x

1x

Height

5.39" (13.7cm)

5.83 (14.8cm)

5.75" (14.6cm)

Weight

2.6 lb (1.8 kg)

2.9 lb (1.3 kg)

3 lb (1.3 kg)

Manfrotto 054 Series Ball Heads

Manfrotto MH054MO Series Ball Heads

If your camera system doesn’t demand the same load capacity as Manfrotto’s MH057 series ball heads, Manfrotto’s MH054 series ball heads, which contain all of the pro features found on comparable Manfrotto 057 series are well worth considering, including their lightweight magnesium-alloy construction.

Manfrotto MH054MO

The Manfrotto MH054MO, which features a standard ¼"-20 and 3/8" threaded camera mount, is the most basic of the MH054 series. The MH054MO features a 90–105-degree portrait angle selector, 360-degree panning action, +40° head tilt / -100° lateral tilt, separate tension and pan-lock controls and a load capacity of 22 lb (10 kg). The MH054MO stands 4.33" tall (11cm) and weighs 18.8 oz (535 g).

Manfrotto MH054MO-Q2

Next up is the Manfrotto MH054MO-Q2, which in place of a standard threaded camera mounting plate features a Manfrotto Q2 Quick Release system. Other features found on the Manfrotto MH054MO-Q2 include two bubble levels, +40° head tilt / -100° lateral tilt, a portrait angle selector, 360-degree panning action and separate tension and pan-lock controls. The Manfrotto MH054MO-Q2 has a load capacity of 22 lb (10 kg), stands 4.61" tall (11.7cm) and weighs 21.47 oz (610 g).

Manfrotto MH054MO-Q5

If you prefer quick-release systems with sliding camera plates, you’ll be interested in Manfrotto’s MH054MO-Q5, which in addition to a Q5 Quick Release system and three bubble levels, also features +40° head tilt / -100° lateral tilt, a portrait angle selector, 360-degree panning action and separate tension and pan-lock controls. The MH054MO-Q5 has a load capacity of 22 lb (10 kg), is 4.69" tall and weighs 23.7 oz (674 g).

MH054MO

MH054MO-Q2

MH054MO-Q5

 

Load Capacity

22 lb (10 kg)

22 lb (10 kg)

22 lb (10 kg)

Quick Release

No

Q2

Q5

Head/Lateral Tilt

-100° / +40°

+40°/-100°

+40°/-100°

Bubble Levels

No

3x

3x

Height

4.33" (11cm)

4.61 (11.7 cm)

4.69 (11.9 cm)

Weight

1.2 lb (0.54 kg)

1.3 lb (0.6 kg)

1.5 lb (0.7 kg)


Manfrotto MH055M8-Q5 Hybrid Photo-Movie Tripod Head

The Manfrotto MH055M8-Q5 Hybrid Photo-Movie Tripod Head

Designed with HDSLR users in mind, the Manfrotto MH055M8-Q5 Hybrid Photo-Movie Tripod Head is a true dual-use tripod head that transitions quickly and easily for shooting stills and video. Outfitted with a Manfrotto Q5 sliding plate Quick Release system, the magnesium-alloy Manfrotto MH055M8-Q5 has a tilt range of +90° / -20°, a load capacity of 15.4 lb (7 kg), 360-degree panning action, continuously adjustable pan-and-tilt drag from 0 to maximum level, a 60mm head bowl and a spring-loaded counterbalance (proportional/free/off). The MH055M8-Q5 stands 5.31" tall (135mm) and weighs 2.8 lb (1280 g).

MH055M8-Q5

Load Capacity

15.4 lb (7 kg)

Quick Release

Q5

Head/Lateral Tilt

+90° / -20°

Bubble Levels

3x

Height

5.31" (135mm)

Weight

2.8 lb (1280 g)