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Manfrotto055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod
 
4.8

(based on 1089 reviews)

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    (840)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (236)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (1018)
  • Unfolds quickly (729)
  • Folds away (284)
  • Lightweight (251)
  • Versatile (23)

Cons

  • Heavy (381)
  • Cumbersome (23)
  • A little heavy (6)
  • Slightly heavy (4)
  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (691)
  • Portraits (675)
  • Night shots (618)
  • Home (398)
  • Wildlife (378)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (463), Semi-pro photographer (284), Pro photographer (137), Casual photographer (76), Enthusiast (32)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (737), Yes (27)

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

Great tripod for filming

By Patrick ,hoping to make great films

from Fort Smith, Arkansas

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Folds Small
  • Good Stability
  • Lightweight
  • Unfolds Quickly

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

      I am a filmmaker and use this with my Canon Mark D 11. I really like the horizontal center column feature, the sturdiness of the tripod itself, the locking legs, and the swivel of it. It fits great in the case I have for it. I will be using this to film a music video, and a short film in the coming month. I looked at many other tripod's before buying this one. B&H has the best prices for the quality, and really great customer service. I highly recommend this tripod!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Love It

      By Clint Photo

      from Goldendale, WA

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability
      • No Vibrations
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

        Steady

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great tripod!

        By Crash

        from The Hills of TN

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Portraits
        • Video

        Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

        I use the 055XPROB tripod for long exposures in the blue hour and for landscape photography. It's an extremely stable platform to shoot from and built to last. The only drawback is that it's a little on the heavy side, but for me the trade off in weight is well worth it.

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        Sturdy tripod

        By mjmiller

        from Iowa

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Portraits

        Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

        I bought this tripod with the Manfrotto 496RC2 ball head and it has been great for me. I am no professional, but the legs lock into place really well and the extended height is great for someone like me. Even fully extended, the wobble is very small, almost absent.

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        • No

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        5.0

        I love this baby!

        By Indrid Cold

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Documentary
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

          I have been using Manfrotto tripods for years and I feel that they are always top of the line gear.

          I use this tripod with a Sony PMW-200 camcorder and it has no trouble supporting its weight. The legs are adjusted with snap clamps rather than those pesky knobs and they are easy to open and close.

          The tripod can be further manipulated so that the legs are practically flat against the ground. You can even adjust it so that the camera is set up to film directly downwards should the need ever arise.

          All-in-all, I am so happy that I purchased this tripod and would definitely recommend it to others.

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          5.0

          Sturdy legs

          By Chris

          from San Diego, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Video

            Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

            Very sturdy tripod. Solid construction from the best Italian builders. Affordable, great entry-level piece for your kit.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Best tripod I have use

            By Thomas

            from Winnipeg MB

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            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 do a lot of video work. Each level of cameras have their own intended tripods for their level.

              For the DSLRs level, this tripod is fantastic. It can stand taller then a full size truck, to only a few inches off the ground. This tripod works amazing and is easily the best I have used at this level.

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              5.0

              Very good tripod

              By johngrenz

              from Issaquah, WA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                    This tripod is night and day difference from the cheapo tripod I've used for years...glad I upgraded!

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Great sturdy tripod

                    By Jimmyboychan

                    from Honolulu, HI

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel

                      Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                      The center column feature is great. I like that the legs clip to secure instead of the rotating/tightening versions. Lightweight and sturdy.

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                      5.0

                      Sturdy and Steady

                      By PhotoBill

                      from Venice, FL

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Stability
                      • Unfolds Quickly

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Studio

                        Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                        This is a great tripod. The ability to rotate the center pole horizontally and lock it is both useful and unique (at least to me). Very sturdy great for both field and studio.

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                        5.0

                        Best For The $

                        By Me

                        from Here

                        Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                        Great tripod. Very versatile. A great value.

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                        5.0

                        Love this tripod!

                        By Ztwizzler

                        from Port St Lucie Fl

                        Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                        Excellent sturdy tripod. Well constructed and easy to extend legs. I can not really find anything to complain about it Would highly recommend this tripod to support your investment!

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                        5.0

                        Must Have!

                        By John

                        from San Diego

                        Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                        Great tripod! After lots of time researching, I finally decided on this tripod. A little expensive but you get what you pay for. Manfrotto = Quality.

                        If you need a tripod, get this one. You won't regret it.

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                        5.0

                        Great tripod!!

                        By KB

                        from Wichita Falls, Texas

                        Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                        I really wanted a carbon tripod but compromised and purchased the 55xprob. Once I received this tripod I knew I made the right decision. Extremely sturdy. Love it!!

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                        5.0

                        Awesome and easy to use

                        By Mandeep

                        from South San Francisco

                        Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                        I am glad I bought this tripod, I use it for weddings. It's light waight is a great plus point that it can be easily lift and carry around. Legs length can easily be adjusted and quickly balanced on uneven surface.

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                        5.0

                        Great Deal

                        By Michael S

                        from Dallas, TX

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                              Swing-out central column is great for copy work.

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                              • No

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                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              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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                              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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                                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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