Manfrotto MT055CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod

Manfrotto MT055CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod

Manfrotto MT055CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod

B&H # MAT055CXPRO4 MFR # MT055CXPRO4
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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 19.8 lb
  • Max Height: 66.9"
  • Min Height: 3.5"
  • Folded Length: 21.3"
  • Leg Sections: 4
  • Weight: 4.6 lb
  • Quick Power Leg Locks
  • 90° Center Column
  • Easy Link Attachment
  • Rotating Bubble Level
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Manfrotto MT055CXPRO4 Overview

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The Manfrotto MT055CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod is a 4-section support that replaces the 055CXPRO4 tripod. It has a load capacity of 19.8 lb and extends from 3.5" to 66.9". Its carbon fiber legs are secured by the Quick Power Locks. These updated flip locks increase the tripod's rigidity by 50% compared to its predecessor.

A redesigned center column has a "one finger" operation, and includes an Easy Link 3/8"-16 attachment for attaching accessories such as an LED light or a reflector via a compatible arm. The center column can be positioned horizontally, allowing for low-angle and macro photography. The upper disc where a tripod head is mounted has been redesigned as well, and now has a bull's eye bubble level that rotates 360° so you can locate it where you can see it. This allows you to level your camera on both the horizontal and vertical planes.

UPC: 719821364658
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Manfrotto MT055CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • Limited 6-Month Warranty, Extendable to 10 Years with Product Registration
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    Manfrotto MT055CXPRO4 Specs

    General
    Load Capacity 19.8 lb / 9 kg
    Maximum Working Height 66.9" / 169.9 cm
    Max Height without Center Column 55.1" / 140 cm
    Minimum Working Height 3.5" / 8.9 cm
    Folded Length 21.3" / 54.1 cm
    Head Mount Type 3/8"-16 Screw
    Weight 4.6 lb / 2.1 kg
    Materials Carbon Fiber
    Bubble Level Yes
    Legs
    Leg Lock Type Flip Lock
    Independent Leg Spread Yes
    Leg Sections 4
    Center Column
    Center Column Sections 1
    Center Column Extension Type Rapid
    Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column Yes
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.6 x 5.5 x 5.5"

    Manfrotto MT055CXPRO4 Reviews

    MT055CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 39.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Tripod with versatile features Very fairly priced and good utility. The leg locking feature is great - no turning/tightening - this makes for much faster setup if moving from location to location to shoot (like realestate interiors). We have the older version as well and while there are a few improvements here (rotating level, stiffer leg locks), the older version is easier to use - especially the leg angle buttons which on this new model are much harder to operate. We have Gitzo and RRS tripods also, and they are rock solid, but no where near as convenient when requently changing shooting locations. For the money and convenience, this Manfrotto is hard to beat and is very rigid.
    Date published: 2014-05-18
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from It has good and bad features Rock solid tripod but it has several issues that need to be addressed. It uses a spring retaining clip washer to keep the center section from pulling out of the tripod. The retaining clip has fallen off and the whole center section then pulls away from the legs. It has happened twice now, once in the dark in Iceland and yesterday again in a studio. Fortunately I was able to find the clip both times and reassemble the tripod. I am considering replace the tripod just because of this issue. The second issue is the levers, easy to pinch your fingers with them. This issue is more of an annoyance than anything else. Very light weight and very sturdy tripod but the poor design of the retaining clip is the Achilles heal of this tripod.
    Date published: 2015-07-20
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great tripod, one major flaw! I would give this 5 stars without a doubt except on very simple design flaw that can ruin your entire photo journey quickly! The little (probably .02 cent) clip on the bottom of the extender popped off the very first time I used it in the field. The first time! When that retaining clip comes off the collar basically explodes into pieces. Ridiculous for a tripod of the caliber and cost. Again if that one little issue was designed better it would be 5 star product. Everything else is extremely well build.
    Date published: 2016-12-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from MT055CXPRO4 Manfrotto Tripod Review I recently purchased this tripod for the purposes of both fashion/portrait/landscape photography. It is a very sturdy tripod. I was choosing between this and the tripod below which was a bit cheaper but for the extra $ this was definetely the right choice. The legs are easy to manage and I love the 90 degree feature that allows you to rotate the head. It is fairly light weight which is perfect for travel purposes too. I would suggest this tripe for anyone looking for versatility that is still in a decent and affordable price range.
    Date published: 2015-07-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Addition Excellent stability and ease of use. I had an older aluminum 055 with the screw type leg locks and the flips locks are a huge time saver. I went with the 4 section since I travel often and this is more compact than the 3 section. The level indicator rotates which comes in handy when setting up for pano shots. I use a 410 gear head combined with this tripod works well for me. Very stable and precise for architecture. This is my forth tripod and hopefully my last for many years. My main reasons for purchasing was the 4 section and flip locks. The carbon fiber was just on impulse but glad I did - nice to save some weight on those hikes. When converting the center column from vertical to horizontal there is a red plastic piece that rises with the column and it seems a bit flimsy and out of place for the rest of the tripod. Besides that every component is very well made in my opinion.
    Date published: 2014-10-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Tool I currently own 7 Manfrotto tripods and recently added the new MT055CXPRO4 to my collection. It very solid and holds well at any angle yet it's light weight enough to carry or pack. The new leg clamps work well just like they describe and the new center stem is nice to work with. I mounted the new XPRO 3-way head on this unit but I have the 3 section model with an 055 ball head that works well too. Overall, I am very happy with Manfrotto products and the support from B&H. I'm sure the price could scare a few people away but with a tripod...you truly get what you pay for!
    Date published: 2014-07-09
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from good while it lasted. I am a amature photographer who focuses on wildlife, mainly birds. I typically used the tripod with a nikon D300 with Tamron 200-500mm and a Manfrotto 393 Heavy Telephoto Lens Support. The weight of these items falls well within the 19.8 capacity listed on this site. The tripod functioned very well with limited use for the first year I owned it.However while on vacation the piece that expands to hold the head mount to the top portion of the center post broke. As a temporary solution I super glued the piece in place. I have since returned to using my old aluminum tripod, as I don't trust my repair. As B&H quickly responded that they do not carry the replacement parts I sent an email request to Manfrotto. That was two weeks ago and I have yet to receive a reply. The local dealer I bought tripod from has since gone out of business so I do not expect to get warranty, I am just trying to buy the replacement parts. At this point I am not impressed with the level of service offered by Manfrotto.
    Date published: 2016-01-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Packed with features This is a great tripod for macro work with it's 90 degree center column. The center column is very tight in any position, which was a concern of mine but i'm glad I took a chance. Leg clamps work great. automatic leg angle locks are a great feature. the only downfall is it's weaght compared to other tripods of the same size and load capability.
    Date published: 2015-07-01
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    question

    Will the RRS BH-55 work on this tripod, given that the diameter of the ball-head is larger than the diameter of the tripod plate?
    Asked by: Norman W.
    Yes, this ballhead will work though it has a larger diameter.
    Answered by: James B.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    Can i add padded holders for the legs ? I have seen tripods having that so you do not feel the legs freezing when you are shooting in winter. Thoughts..! Suggestions..!
    Asked by: German R.
    Hi there, I personally don't use padded holders but I see no reason why you shouldn't be able to fix some on the tripod. Hope this helps.
    Answered by: THIERRY D.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    I need a good stable, travel tripod for wild life photog. I currently have a Nikon D800e with Sigma 150-600mm Sport lens and Manfrotto/Bogen 3421 gimbal. I am also 5'7 and cannot bend forward for any length of time so tripod needs to be tall enough with very little center column extension. I typically shoot beyond 500mm on my lens. Will this tripod excel for me or is there another model? Thank you.
    Asked by: Dennis L.
    I purchased this tripod at the end of February and have been totally happy with the decision. It is a very stable tripod. I have used it with my Canon 70-200L lens and it has worked very well. I am not familiar with the gimble support you mentioned but I think the tripod would work well for you. When spreading the legs out it takes a little practice to get the hang of it. I have found that you need to back off the legs slightly to get the leg latches to release in order to spread the legs to the next position. If you purchase the four section leg model you should have more than enough height without extending the center column. The tripod is very light and easy to carry in the field. With your big lenses I might suggest that you hang your camera bag from the built in hanger for additional stability although I have not found this to be a problem. The tripod is very stable by itself. As I also own one of Manfrotto's professional studio tripods (which is quite heavy) I have found this to be an exceptional tripod for the field and carrying to various sites. You will not be disappointed with this tripod. Construction is rugged and will hold up well in the field. I hope this helps you.Jim
    Answered by: James U.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    Can you transform it to monopad?
    Asked by: Margaryta K.
    no. unless you balance it on one leg.
    Answered by: Richard M.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    Would it be a good buy for Canon 70D with Sigma 150-600 Contemporary and Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base ?
    Asked by: Love P.
    Yes! I'm using mine for both Canon and my Phase One system
    Answered by: SOREN 8.
    Date published: 2018-10-24

    question

    Could you please tell me the major differences between MT190CXPRO4 and MT055CXPRO4? Thanks
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The main difference between the 190 and 055 tripod series is the load capacity. The 055 is the next series up from the 190, and has a larger load capacity. The MT190CXRPO4 has a load capacity of 15.4 lb, while the MT055CXPRO4 has a load capacity of 19.8 lb. The MT055CXPRO4 is also slightly taller (Max height of 66.9 vs. 63).
    Answered by: Christina S.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    Greetings! I have a Really Right Stuff BH-55 ballhead, which would pair up very nicely with this tripod, except for one thing: the BH-55 has a 2.9 base diameter, which would appear to cover the bubble level on the Manfrotto's plate. What is the diameter of the circular top plate on the MTO55CXPRO4, and if smaller that 2.9 , is it possible to have a larger-diameter plate?Thanks! Alain
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The diameter is approximately 2 inches. The plate cannot be switched out for another.
    Answered by: Robert K.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    is the center column reversible?
    Asked by: Peter C.
    The center column can be removed completely from the collar by pressing the lower button and pull until 90deg collar extends (normal function). Pressing the small red side button will allow the column to be removed. Due to the stop pin and cam arrangement, the column cannot be re-inserted from the bottom to any locking position. However, the center column can be set to 90deg position and tripod legs spread out flat; yielding a minimum height of 70mm (if you're looking to get close).
    Answered by: Andrew F.
    Date published: 2018-08-25
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