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Manfrotto058B Aluminum Triaut Tripod
 
4.6

(based on 36 reviews)

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    (23)

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    (12)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (23)
  • Unfolds quickly (20)
  • Durable (8)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

  • Heavy (18)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (17)
  • Portraits (16)
  • Night shots (12)
  • Weddings (11)
  • Sports/action (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (21), Semi-pro photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

A studio stand you can take with you

I am an architectural photographer shooting digital and 4x5. It is much faster and easier than anything I have used for quick leg adjustments, especially on uneven surfaces. Studio stand style height adjustability...Read complete review

I am an architectural photographer shooting digital and 4x5. It is much faster and easier than anything I have used for quick leg adjustments, especially on uneven surfaces. Studio stand style height adjustability for a decent distance.

However extending the lower legs is nearly impossible with a camera on the tropod. It takes 2 hands.

Add a gear head and you have an awesome set. But heavy, that doesn't bother me, but it may be too much for some. On the other hand that weight can be an asset for stability.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Arrived Broken

We bought this product because it has the red easy adjust buttons. We already have an old one. We bought a new one because the red levers broke on the old one and we...Read complete review

We bought this product because it has the red easy adjust buttons. We already have an old one. We bought a new one because the red levers broke on the old one and we have had it repaired several times.
When the new one came the red buttons were broken in the box. We ordered another new one and the 2nd tripod has a leg that doesn't drop down with the other 2 legs. How frustrating!!! So we are sending back the 1st new one and we are trying to fix the 2nd new tripod. WE NEED IT.

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5.0

Highly Recommended for Landscapes

By Brian Miller

from San Antonio, TX

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Manfrotto 058B Aluminum Triaut Tripod:

    Its big. Its heavy. Its rock-solid stable, even with 26+ lbs. of gear mounted, including large pano-head, camera and BIG lens all being buffeted by 25+ MPH wind gusts out on the open high-plains. It stands firm, and does what's its supposed to do . . . not move or shake or vibrate. This beast has that covered in spades and then some. Its not for casual shooting, though. I'd use something lighter for those needs. Good price too. Get what you pay for. Highly recommended.

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    5.0

    Good and sturdy

    By Alex

    from Nyc

    Comments about Manfrotto 058B Aluminum Triaut Tripod:

    Like this tripod, good and sturdy

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    5.0

    Love this tripod

    By EnigmaFroyd

    from McDonough, GA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Manfrotto 058B Aluminum Triaut Tripod:

      I'm 6'6" tall. This was just one of three tripods that I found that could reach up to me instead of me going down to it. For the past year or so I've been into pan photography...I like to shoot more than what I can see through the viewfinder...and needed a tripod that could stand up to windy conditions with pan head and camera attached. This past weekend, at my parents house in New Smyrna Beach, FL, I had the opportunity to test it out in 15 to 20 mph gust. Didn't budge an inch. Great shots, great tripod. I highly recommend this tripod...especially for those of us who are vertically challenged on the plus side (it goes up to 85").

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      5.0

      Solid tripod

      By 3rdear11

      from Charlotte, NC

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Big And Heavy
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

      • Big And Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Manfrotto 058B Aluminum Triaut Tripod:

      I had been eyeing this tripod for years. Finally picked one up. Heavy as lead. But it's solid. I'm about to take it around the world. Figure I'll be strong as an ox afterwards ;)

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      5.0

      Easy to use hard to lug around

      By Andrew J

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

        Comments about Manfrotto 058B Aluminum Triaut Tripod:

        Extremely easy to use tripod that is perfect for the studio. You will have to decide if the extra convenience of the tripod is worth the extra carrying weight if you are using the tripod outside of the studio.

        The automatic leg release system works as advertised. Simply press the red lever on each leg to adjust each leg individually or press/rotate the center levers to release all legs simultaneously. The simultaneous release can be a little unwieldy since you will be holding the full weight of the tripod while you adjust.

        I would recommend combining the tripod with one of manfrotto's geared heads such as the 405 or 410 heads. Also a manfrotto dolly such as the 181 will also help to keep the legs from moving out of position when adjusting. I personally added an arca type quick release place between my tripod and the head. This allows you to disconnect the head for to move easier. You will also likely want a bag for storage such as the Manfrotto 120cm bag.

        That all being said the two negatives of the tripod are the questionable durability of the plastic leg release levers and the lack of anti rotation when extending the third leg segments.

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        5.0

        Monster Tripod

        By unclemikey

        from Richmnd VA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Solid And Heavy Duty

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Video
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Manfrotto 058B Aluminum Triaut Tripod:

          Rock solid and very strong. I do a lot of macro work professionally and needed a new studio tripod. This one is great because at its normal height it is perfect for my table top and I can adjust the legs outward if I need to lower the platform. The total height is something I don't think I will ever need but it is there if you are willing to carry this thing around. I am using it with an 058 ball head which is also very strong and matches well with this tripod. Those who have to shoot outdoors and need a solid platform for either DSLR or Video should consider this product. The automatic leg extender switches will get some getting used to but should't take you long to figure it out. It is a neat feature althoug maybe not as practicle as I thought it would be. Anyway it is there and works well.

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          4.0

          The giraffe of all tripods!

          By Captured Memories

          from Bend, OR

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Manfrotto 058B Aluminum Triaut Tripod:

          We used this tripod to capture the bride walking down the aisle, which is usually impossible once her guests stand up. It was really easy to just pop it up to full height when she walked down the aisle and then slide it right back down to human height for the remainder of the ceremony.PROS:ridiculously & wonderfully tallheavy dutyCONS:the locking clips to release the lower legs are cumbersome

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          5.0

          Great stability - SO quick to set up

          By Andreas Winter

          from Norway

          About Me Pro Photographer

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          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Heavy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Manfrotto 058B Aluminum Triaut Tripod:

            I use the 058 for landscapes. It is quite heavy, but that's just what I am looking for to get excellent stability. It can get quite windy on the west coast of Norway, but so far this tripod does not budge. Great stuff. And with the automatic leg release it is a true joy to work with. I got nothing bad to say about it really. Met all my expectations.

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            5.0

            More than I expected

            By Paul

            from Menifee, Ca.

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Sturdy

            Cons

            • A Little Heavy Butt Ok

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Static Models
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Manfrotto 058B Aluminum Triaut Tripod:

            Needed a tripod I could lower and raise easily and quickly. This is the ticket for me. Once I get a little practice with it I'll wonder how I lived without it before.

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            5.0

            Still going strong after 13 years!

            By KR Productions

            from Decatur, AL

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            Pros

            • Sturdy
            • Well built

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Weddings

              Comments about Manfrotto 058B Aluminum Triaut Tripod:

              I originally purchased this tripod under its previous designation of 3251 w/ a Bogen 501 head around the year 2000.

              I've been filming weddings and events since that time, and this combo has traveled all over the South with me. It's extremely well built and durable. As a result it is also very heavy.

              Carrying this tripod in its bag, along with a Pelican 1620 wheeled case loaded up is quite the challenge for a one-man video crew.

              My favorite feature is the quick release legs and easy leveling using those quick release latches. I can be set up and leveled in about 15 seconds. It's that fast.

              The other nice feature is the extra long extension legs. You'll have to use your hands, but by releasing the final set of legs manually, gets you about 2 more feet of clearance over peoples heads which does come in handy at weddings and events where you are behind people. Between that and cranking the head column up, you can get your camera to about 8.5 feet in the air.

              I'm now looking at buying a long camera slider and plan to pick up this newer model due to its sturdiness. I figure it will help ensure the slider is very stable.

              Overall, I highly recommend this tripod!

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              5.0

              Professional grade

              By Biggar

              from Fredericton, NB

              Pros

              • Good Stability
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

                Comments about Manfrotto 058B Aluminum Triaut Tripod:

                Very nice tripod. I bought this tripod for its height and flexibility. I shoot a lot of weddings and other crowded events and needed to be able to shoot high from the back with one camera, above people's heads. Now this is more of a stationary tripod, not made for running around necessarily, so if you are going to be setting up/tearing down often, I would recommend being above average strength, it's heavy, especially with my bowl adapter and 504HD head on it. I love the quick release legs (great for leveling since you can't use a ball head) and I love the smooth crank to race the camera. I bought the Hakuba PSTC 400 bag for it and it was just barely long enough with my tall head.

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                5.0

                Awesome Tripod. Quick and easy to use.

                By Trevor

                from Reno, NV

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Stability
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Manfrotto 058B Aluminum Triaut Tripod:

                  Extremelly happy with this tripod. So easy to use. Quick to set up. It's perfect. Can't have enough good things to say about this.

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                  4.0

                  Great tripod

                  By Valentin

                  from Philadelphia, PA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability
                  • Unfolds Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Manfrotto 058B Aluminum Triaut Tripod:

                    Great tripod and very versatile. Easy to lower/bring up.

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                    4.0

                    I would buy this tripod again

                    By The Mitch

                    from Melbourne, Australia

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Stability
                    • Great Height
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Architecture
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Shots
                    • Video

                    Comments about Manfrotto 058B Aluminum Triaut Tripod:

                    I would have give this tripod a 5 star rating if it wasn't for the fact that the bottom legs need two hands to set up.
                    Apart from that this tripod is great, it has good height, the extra weight means it won't fall over and the quick action triggers work awesome.

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                    4.0

                    Rock solid

                    By Geoff

                    from Toronto, Canada

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Stability
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Manfrotto 058B Aluminum Triaut Tripod:

                      Great tripod. This one replaced the one I finally wore out after buying it used 15 years ago. The central leg release in why this is the standard tripod for fashion shooters. Nothing faster to dropping or raising the legs.

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                      4.0

                      Pretty Neat, but overpriced

                      By Matt H.

                      from Austin, TX

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Stability
                      • Unfolds Quickly

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Manfrotto 058B Aluminum Triaut Tripod:

                        This thing is awesome, but, for the price, I feel like it should be more user-friendly. I don't really dig the flimsy, burgandy-colored, plastic controls.

                        I highly recommend that you combine this with the Manfrotto 322RC2 Grip Action Ball Head. Then you're really cookin' with gas!

                        It's kinda funny that my tripod/head are worth almost as much as my camera body. I just had to have this combo. It's a huge time saver when photographing different products all day long.

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                        4.0

                        Woah!

                        By SimplyVTPhotog

                        from Vermont

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Stability
                        • Unfolds Quickly

                        Cons

                        • Cumbersome
                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Manfrotto 058B Aluminum Triaut Tripod:

                        Another Sandy Puc recommendation!!! So sturdy, very heavy, but seeing that I am going from a very lightweight inexpensive tripod, I am so in awe!!! It's huge and heavy and the controls definitely are taking some getting used to, but it is exactly what I wanted and needed!!! I am hoping with more use, like Sandy said, it wil gain some fluidity. Otherwise with the 222 joystick head it is quite the show stopper!

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                        4.0

                        great tripod

                        By barmbru

                        from Chicago

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Stability

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Architecture
                          • Interiors
                          • Night Shots
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Manfrotto 058B Aluminum Triaut Tripod:

                          I use this tripod to shoot architecture and interiors. It's very solid allowing for exact alignment of images when blending exposure. The automatic legs are very helpful for changing heights and leveling tripod. The only con is the center support rods that have to be screwed down and unscrewed when folding legs.

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                          4.0

                          great concept

                          By LGP

                          from CT

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Stability

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Manfrotto 058B Aluminum Triaut Tripod:

                            I am a professional photographer and use this for my studio sessions. I just got it recently and I love the idea of how low to the ground it can go with a touch of a button. It is very stiff once you take it out of the box, though, and it doesn't move up and down very easily right now. I struggle with it a bit, but I've heard that once you "wear it in", it will glide around with ease.

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                            4.0

                            Exactly as stated!

                            By Kim

                            from Grand Rapids MI

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Stability
                            • Unfolds Quickly

                            Cons

                            • Heavy

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night Shots
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Manfrotto 058B Aluminum Triaut Tripod:

                            This is my first Manfrotto tripod set... and I LOVE it! The trigger is a little "tight" to squeeze but I am thinking that it will loosen up the more I use it. Very versatile, exactly what I was looking for. Although, it is pretty heavy... but quality is worth it! Hauling this around will work on my pipes! :)

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