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Manfrotto755XB MDeVe Aluminum Video Tripod
 
4.5

(based on 28 reviews)

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    (20)

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    (5)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (22)
  • Unfolds quickly (20)
  • Lightweight (16)
  • Folds away (10)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Video (15)
  • Travel (14)
  • Landscape/scenery (12)
  • Weddings (10)
  • Home (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (12), Pro photographer (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excelent for my specific needs

I researched Tripods for a long time before making a decision on the 755XB. There are so many different models with different features to decide on. For me, all factors are important,...Read complete review

I researched Tripods for a long time before making a decision on the 755XB. There are so many different models with different features to decide on. For me, all factors are important, weight, maximum height, minimum height, leg lock types, center column, price, ect. In the end this Tripod serves my needs b/c it is fast and easy to set up and change. I shoot a web series on DSLR cameras so I'm shooting every other day. I would expect most people shooting similar type of productions would be served with it as well.

The next higher model up was $300 more and just to take one pound off the weight. I actually feel I need the extra weight to keep the tripod as sturdy as possible. Of course if you need it heavier you can add a sand bag to the hook to make it weigh more which is a cool feature i didn't know about till i bought it. Another hard decision was between a Tripod with a center column or no center column.

When choosing gear its important to go with the item that will serve you for most shooting situations you find yourself in. In my opinion a center column is more advantageous for most shooting situations. A center column allows me the quickest possible way to raise or lower the height of the camera. Tripods with no center column are great if you want to get really low to the ground, but that is a special case, and is needed less often.

This Tripod won't do everything. Don't expect to throw a Red One on it. If your changing out cameras often from DSLR to Full size broadcast or feature film cameras then you're going to need something else. But if you only shoot on DSLR cameras like the 5D, or Blackmagic Cinema camera, or small to medium size HD cameras this will do it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not Level for Video Production

Perfectly fine for still shooting, if that's you, then seriously consider this rig.

However, if you need to do 180 degree pans, like I do, for motion picture EFP,...Read complete review

Perfectly fine for still shooting, if that's you, then seriously consider this rig.

However, if you need to do 180 degree pans, like I do, for motion picture EFP, then you're probably not going to be happy with the sticks. The ball head (at least on the rig I have) is not level across that range.

In fact a 90 degree move induces about 2 to 3 degrees on horizontal tilt on the sticks I have. And if one's shot horizon is 2 degrees off-level, it's a worthless shot.

It is a terrible shame because other than that flaw it's exactly what I need for my style of production. It's small, light, you can get the lens vertical up to 5'9", it's rugged/durable, I can collapse it down so it fits in a carry-on sized bag, and it's not very expensive.

Man, too bad about that unreliability with the leveling.

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5.0

It's Manfrotto. What more do you want?

By shawnmon

from cincinnati,oh

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Folds Small
  • Good Stability
  • Unfolds Quickly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Portraits
    • Travel
    • Video

    Comments about Manfrotto 755XB MDeVe Aluminum Video Tripod:

    Bottom line, it works. Easy to use, easy to setup.

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    5.0

    Perfect for me!

    By Mark

    from North Carolina

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Stability

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Manfrotto 755XB MDeVe Aluminum Video Tripod:

      I've grown used to an old worn out model 3021, so it was quite a pleasant shock to use a set of sticks whose legs didn't slide constantly and have to be readjusted every time I moved locations. It was also nice to not have a "self closer" where the legs collapse together, every time I pick it up. The price point was perfect for me. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for new sticks!

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      5.0

      Excelent for my specific needs

      By Tyson

      from Studio City, CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Manfrotto 755XB MDeVe Aluminum Video Tripod:

          I researched Tripods for a long time before making a decision on the 755XB. There are so many different models with different features to decide on. For me, all factors are important, weight, maximum height, minimum height, leg lock types, center column, price, ect. In the end this Tripod serves my needs b/c it is fast and easy to set up and change. I shoot a web series on DSLR cameras so I'm shooting every other day. I would expect most people shooting similar type of productions would be served with it as well.

          The next higher model up was $300 more and just to take one pound off the weight. I actually feel I need the extra weight to keep the tripod as sturdy as possible. Of course if you need it heavier you can add a sand bag to the hook to make it weigh more which is a cool feature i didn't know about till i bought it. Another hard decision was between a Tripod with a center column or no center column.

          When choosing gear its important to go with the item that will serve you for most shooting situations you find yourself in. In my opinion a center column is more advantageous for most shooting situations. A center column allows me the quickest possible way to raise or lower the height of the camera. Tripods with no center column are great if you want to get really low to the ground, but that is a special case, and is needed less often.

          This Tripod won't do everything. Don't expect to throw a Red One on it. If your changing out cameras often from DSLR to Full size broadcast or feature film cameras then you're going to need something else. But if you only shoot on DSLR cameras like the 5D, or Blackmagic Cinema camera, or small to medium size HD cameras this will do it.

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          • Yes

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          5.0

          Great Tripod

          By KingGentoo

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Manfrotto 755XB MDeVe Aluminum Video Tripod:

          Very sturdy tripod. Just what I need for outdoor shoots. Easily adjustable and solid.

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          3.0

          Decent Tripod. Poor tightening method

          By meguyonbike

          from joplin, mo

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

          • Unstable

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Manfrotto 755XB MDeVe Aluminum Video Tripod:

          I use this product for photo and video use. Great for quick set-up and tear-down. I am happy with everything except the center ball doesn't tighten very tight. Sometimes I may put a little more weight on it then is specified, but I wish it was easier to tighten down. I bring a wrench with to tighten it fully

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          5.0

          Good & durable

          By Vitaliy (HDV.kz)

          from Almaty, Kazakhstan

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Manfrotto 755XB MDeVe Aluminum Video Tripod:

            During more than ten years I used another tripod from Manfrotto is 055CB (legs). But now is time to change the old one. This is good choice!

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            5.0

            Loving it so far

            By Jobot

            from Milwaukee

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Stability
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Video

              Comments about Manfrotto 755XB MDeVe Aluminum Video Tripod:

              Solid, sturdy and very functional. I bought this to try as a fairly portable option to mount my konova slider on, and it works very nicely. The ball head makes getting angled camera moves so much easier than the tripod I was working with before, and the sturdier stand makes it much easier to get smooth movements.

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              5.0

              Made for everyone

              By Aaron the hunter

              from Staunton, Va

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Folds Small
              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Video
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Manfrotto 755XB MDeVe Aluminum Video Tripod:

                Just recently purchased this tripod for deer hunting and it is flawless. Its very light compared to others, works like a charm. only downfall i can see is the metallic cover, which i could see as being flashy in the woods, but this should be over looked.

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                5.0

                Solid tripod

                By Photo Restorer

                from Fosston, MN

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Stability
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                • Cumbersome

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Manfrotto 755XB MDeVe Aluminum Video Tripod:

                I use the tripod for both my camera and my video. I purchased it because the my Sunpak 7500 kept falling apart. I got a replacement from the company and it fell apart the first time I used it. My Manfrotto feels very solid. I have only used it a few times, but I am very optimistic that it will stand up.

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                5.0

                Great tripod

                By Jorge R.

                from Quito-Ecuador

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Stability

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Video

                  Comments about Manfrotto 755XB MDeVe Aluminum Video Tripod:

                  Great tripod, very sturdy, easy to transport, very good.
                  I liked it, recommend it, I do not regret this purchase.

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                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  as versatile as they come

                  By Hazmat

                  from KC, MO

                  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 755XB MDeVe Aluminum Video Tripod:

                    with legs that extend, and have multiple angles to set them at, this tripod is great, but it also has a ball head which is just one more level of versatility. makes setup fast and easy. It is also strong enough to hold midsized video equipment like a Sony ax2000. The only downfall that i have experienced at all(due to the telescoping neck) is that I can't get the head as close to the ground as I sometimes wish i could for slider shots and similar things

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                    5.0

                    Great Tripod for Shooting DSLR Weddings!

                    By Cinematic Wedding Story

                    from Manchester, CT

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Folds Small
                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Manfrotto 755XB MDeVe Aluminum Video Tripod:

                      I now own 2 of these tripods and I am very pleased with the product.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great Travel Tripod

                      By Nate Lindaman Videography

                      from Los Angeles, CA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Folds Small
                      • Good Stability
                      • Lightweight
                      • Sturdy
                      • Unfolds Quickly

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Pocket Dolly
                        • Slider
                        • Travel
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Manfrotto 755XB MDeVe Aluminum Video Tripod:

                        This is a highly versatile tripod. I love the ball-head for leveling and the lightweight design. I can strap it to a backpack or throw it in a suitcase and take it anywhere. Last week I used it to shoot a wedding and it worked perfectly with my Sony FS100 and Phillip Bloom pocket dolly. This is the best travel tripod I've used and it's great for run and gun situations. It is super quick and easy to level.

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                        5.0

                        Monfrotto Gets It!

                        By DVSTV

                        from Ohio

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Solid build

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Night Shots
                        • Video

                        Comments about Manfrotto 755XB MDeVe Aluminum Video Tripod:

                        Manfrotto understands the camera support industry. This tripod is great for the user that needs super stability along with quick portability. The built-in leveling ball makes leveling the column a breeze. Looking forward to years of great use!

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                        4.0

                        Great product

                        By JM

                        from New York

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Stability
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Manfrotto 755XB MDeVe Aluminum Video Tripod:

                            Not too heavy giving good stability

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                            1.0

                            Terrible! Leave this product page now!!!

                            By Djderyck

                            from Joplin, MO

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Unstable
                              • Weak Construction

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Manfrotto 755XB MDeVe Aluminum Video Tripod:

                                Great design in theory. I had it for two hours after leaving the store with it and it broke!

                                They are very strong legs all around.....except for one small important part. The bowl (the red part) to help with leveling is only connected by a small screw in the middle of it. I know because when I tightened the tension of the bowl to then start using it, when I pressed down on the head I was using it on it just snapped the bowl right off. I didn't even press hard on it.

                                It could have been a fluke one, but when I took it back even the rep there thought it was of bad design. I exchanged it for legs that had all the same specs, but was half the price because it doesn't have the leveling bowl and am way way happier. Sure it'll take me a slight moment to level with the legs now, but it for sure won't break like this one!!!

                                I'd stay away!!!

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                                5.0

                                Lightweight, easy to use

                                By MRP

                                from St Catharines

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Manfrotto 755XB MDeVe Aluminum Video Tripod:

                                Very versatile, great, well-rounded tripod.

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                                5.0

                                Great for DSLR filming!

                                By George Briggs

                                from Toronto, On

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Folds Small
                                • Good Stability
                                • Lightweight
                                • Unfolds Quickly

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Travel
                                  • Video
                                  • Wildlife

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 755XB MDeVe Aluminum Video Tripod:

                                  I use this tripod for filming on my 7D with a 501HDV head which works great! I have a letus rig with a smallHD and an H4n on it too and holds up very well. Extremely sturdy, very portable, and pretty light. Great buy!

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                                  5.0

                                  Simple and functional

                                  By Why Danish

                                  from Los Angeles, CA

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 755XB MDeVe Aluminum Video Tripod:

                                  Light weight, easy to use, a great set of sticks for the price.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great legs. A bit heavy.

                                  By Dave the Journalist

                                  from New York, NY

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Good Stability
                                  • Unfolds Quickly

                                  Cons

                                  • Heavy

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Manfrotto 755XB MDeVe Aluminum Video Tripod:

                                    Great legs, just a bit heavy.

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