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Manfrotto055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod
 
4.8

(based on 1093 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (842)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (238)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (1020)
  • Unfolds quickly (731)
  • Folds away (287)
  • Lightweight (254)
  • Versatile (23)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (693)
  • Portraits (677)
  • Night shots (618)
  • Home (399)
  • Wildlife (378)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (463), Semi-pro photographer (284), Pro photographer (139), Casual photographer (77), Enthusiast (32)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (740), 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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4.0

Nice and solid

By brian

from Maryland

Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

The tripod is well built and has a solid construction. A little on the heavy side but that isn't always a bad thing. The mechanical pieces that pivot to let the pole go horizontal are all plastic so I can see it getting worn out eventually. I plan to take it to the beach a lot so the sand is probably going to destroy this thing. The two rubber grips on the legs both came a little stretched out and loose but not a big deal. And the button on the bottom of the main pole gets stuck a little bit. Other than all of that, these legs are awesome. I'm confident it will last me for a good 5-7years before I get something a little lighter. I would buy this again though. This is probably the best you can get for the $$.

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4.0

AMAZING TRIPOD

By DELIONAGA

from PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Folds Small
  • Good Stability
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Portraits
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

    I am always trying to get low angle shots and it is very hard to do so with a tripod that is not sturday and fluid. This Manfrotto is very good at panning and tilting. The drag and tension levers help you customize it to your own needs. The only downside to this tripod is the metal leg adjustments. It takes, " man power " to move it outward. Very solid construction. I have been shooting some really nice work with this product. Would recommend it to anyone. If they could make the leg adjustments a little easier to stretch out. This product would be perfect! Make sure you get the Manfrotto bag with it as well. When you buy something that is of this value, you want it kept in something that you know will protect it for years to come.

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    • No

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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

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great Tripod

          By Tony Balogna

          from Florida

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Built Really Well
          • Folds Small
          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Portraits
            • Sports/Action
            • Video

            Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

            I bought this with the Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Video Head and I have to say that I am very happy with my purchase.

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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

            Good price/quality ratio

            By Franck

            from Quebec, Canada

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Lightweight
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod:

                For the price you pay, you get tough, easy to handle tripod legs. Of course, they are aluminium, so it's a little bit heavier and it doesn't stop vibration really good, but it's what you pay for. Love those with a DSLR.

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                • No

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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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                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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                      • No

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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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                              • No

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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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                                • No

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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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