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Manfrotto055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod
 
4.8

(based on 1073 reviews)

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    (235)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (1009)
  • Unfolds quickly (723)
  • Folds away (281)
  • Lightweight (246)
  • Versatile (23)

Cons

  • Heavy (379)
  • Cumbersome (23)
  • A little heavy (6)
  • Slightly heavy (4)
  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (686)
  • Portraits (671)
  • Night shots (613)
  • Home (396)
  • Wildlife (376)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (461), Semi-pro photographer (280), Pro photographer (136), Casual photographer (76), Enthusiast (32)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (727), Yes (26)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Tripod to replace Bogen 3046

I just got this tripod to replace a well used Bogen 3046 (same as Manfrotto 028B. I should have gotten it sooner. It will definitely make my wedding shoots a lot easier.Read complete review

I just got this tripod to replace a well used Bogen 3046 (same as Manfrotto 028B. I should have gotten it sooner. It will definitely make my wedding shoots a lot easier.

The 055XPROB is actually a few inches taller than the 3046 and about 10 inches shorter at it's minimum height (see pics). it is also about 4 lbs lighter and the center column is much easier and faster to crank up. May not be as sturdy as a 3046 but works beautifully with my lighter digital cams.

I have a 501HDV installed and is being used either w/an HDR-AX2000 or an HVR-V1U.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Heavy but Study

Aluminum body is quite heavy.
When center column is fully extended and moved to a horizontal position, it feels less sturdy.
Good overall hight
Legs feel solid and slide in and out easily.

Aluminum body is quite heavy.
When center column is fully extended and moved to a horizontal position, it feels less sturdy.
Good overall hight
Legs feel solid and slide in and out easily.

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5.0

Manfrotto is the best!

By Jason

from Washington DC

Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

Only had it for a week. But compared to cheaper tripods i have owned this things destroys them. No competition.

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4.0

Sturdy Tripod

By Cowboy Photo

from Casper, WY

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Stability
  • Unfolds Quickly

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Video
  • Weddings/Events

Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

So far I've just used this tripod to video a wedding and it was just what I needed. It's a little too heavy for me to take hiking, but it is great as long as I don't have to carry it a mile.

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  • No

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5.0

Solid tripod

By Joelly

from CA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Stability
  • Lightweight
  • Unfolds Quickly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

    Great tripod, exactly as advertised. Handles my konova slider with 502 head very well.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Sturdy!

    By JMBZ

    from South Carolina

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Stability
    • Unfolds Quickly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Shots
      • Portraits
      • Travel

      Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

      I am an advanced/amateur photographer and needed to upgrade my tripod. Old one was flimsy and unstable - could not support my Nikon D7100. This one is wonderfully sturdy (makes my old one look like a tinker toy!!) Solid construction - I doubt that I will have to replace this tripod anytime soon. It is tall enough that I will rarely, if ever, have to use the center column for extra height. The legs extend easily, and I love that they straighten out for low-to-the-ground shots. This has upped my game!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Sexy Legs

      By jakechris

      from San Antonio, TX

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Good Stability

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Video

        Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

        Dependable, quality, versatile and works great with my fluid head.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Dynamite tripod!!

        By JohnnyRotten

        from Phoenix Az

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Portraits
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

          Excellent....easy to use and very stable....Love it!!

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          • No

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          4.0

          stable

          By macrocode

          from Michigan

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Folds Small
          • Good Stability

          Cons

          • Cumbersome
          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots

          Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

          A huge improvement over the bottom-line tripod I was using before. Much better image stability for macro and telephoto use.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Perfect fo my use.

          By Tom J

          from Shrewsbury, MA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Travel

            Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

            I use the 055XPROB with the Manfrotto XPRO 3way head. It is a perfect balance for my Nikon D800 and pro lenses. I originally purchased the 190 series but exchanged it as it was not robust enough with the above mentioned head and gear.
            Great quality and engineering.
            It also fits securely on my Vanguard 41 bag.

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            • No

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            5.0

            So good I now own two

            By Delmar

            from Mission, BC

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Stability

            Cons

            • Deciding Which One I Want

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Portraits
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

            This is the second Tripod that I now own, they have different heads and different features this has a center column to flips quickly I have a Macro lens, so this tripod will replace the rail head for macro photography. With my other one I am almost 2 feet higher from the ground, and this lets me get within 6" of the ground. The two heads have the same plate so I can switch back and forth between cameras, well built and works the way I thought it would.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Good quality

            By Wassim S

            from Marlborough, MA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Stability

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots

            Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

            Good build as manfrotto always does. Sturdy and strong. Legs may feel a bit flimsy as you're opening them, but pretty solid once on ground. The rubber soles help keep it stuck in place. Can carry enough weight, and can go into a very low angle, which are two pretty good options to have.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Very Pleased

            By Daniel

            from Fort Wayne, IN

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Portraits
              • Video

              Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

              The product works exactly as I expected it to. No complaints so far.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Best camera accesary

              By Gary

              from Lawrenceville, Ga

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Stability

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

              I use the tripod whenever possible, especially in low light conditions. The Manfrotto is very sturdy, the legs open with ease. The leveling bubble is a plus. The only disadvantage is the weight.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Quality all the way!

              By skyler

              from New York

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Folds Small
              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video

              Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

              This tripod is well built and very functional, it it a professional tripod.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Manfrotto Tripod Pro

              By Misha

              from Queens NY

              Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

              Beautiful piece of equipment . Love it

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              5.0

              VERY PLEASED

              By Arcada

              from Central Il

              Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

              I had read several reviews on this tripod and it lives up to its to its reputation. Photography is a hobby, I have a Canon 7D and wanted a tripod that was sturdy. I am very pleased. The staff at BH were very helpful

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              5.0

              manfrotto 055xprob Aluminum tripod

              By Jimbo the lensman

              from clinton Township, Michigan

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Folds Small
              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                I just received my manfrotto 055xprob tripod and I just love it. The tripod is not overly heavy or light, but just right. It's extremely well built and supports my Vanguard TBH heavy duty Ball Head, my Nikon D-5100 camera with a 55mm-300mm zoom lens. This is a pro tripod and is very affordable. I bought other products from B@H and have been extremely satisfied with there service which is second to none.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Solid platform for my 6D + 300 f4

                By Searsie

                from Toronto, Canada

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                  Great to have a tripod that is tall enough (without centre column extended) to use without hurting my back. Stable, good price and multi use centre column is great for macro!

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                  4.0

                  Awesome

                  By Mike

                  from Logan utah

                  Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                  Best price for this product. Very sturdy! It supported all 180lbs of my body weight!

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                  4.0

                  Beautiful piece of equipment

                  By Allison

                  from NY, NY

                  Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                  Nicely made , just too heavy for me - I broke down and went for carbon fiber (benro)

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                  5.0

                  Amazing!

                  By patrick

                  from ft campbell, kentucky

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Folds Small
                  • Good Stability
                  • Lightweight
                  • Unfolds Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Shots
                    • Portraits
                    • Video
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                    I am very pleased with this tripod in all aspects!It is one solid piece of equipment. I can not see myself using anything else now that I have this.

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                    • No

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