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Manfrotto MT055CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod

Manfrotto MT055CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 19.8 lb
  • Max Height: 66.9"
  • Min Height: 3.5"
  • Folded Length: 21.3"
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.
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Manfrotto MT055CXPRO4 Overview

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

Manfrotto MT055CXPRO4 Specs

Load Capacity19.8 lb / 9 kg
Maximum Working Height66.9" / 169.9 cm
Max Height without Center Column55.1" / 140 cm
Minimum Working Height3.5" / 8.9 cm
Closed Length21.3" / 54.1 cm
Head Mount Type3/8"-16 Screw
Weight4.6 lb / 2.1 kg
MaterialsCarbon Fiber
Bubble LevelYes
Leg Lock TypeFlip Lock
Independent Leg SpreadYes
Leg Sections4
Center Column
Center Column Sections1
Center Column Extension TypeRapid
Lateral / 90-Degree Center ColumnYes
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)21.6 x 5.5 x 5.5"

Manfrotto MT055CXPRO4 Reviews

More than I hoped for!

By Dan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-16

Very solid tripod and nice and light too! I know have two Manfrotto tripods. The first was purchased in 1996 and still in good use... Manfrotto hasn't cut any corners on quality, I've noticed with my new addition. Well worth the money every time I throw my rig over my shoulder and feel all that weight gone. A very smart design for getting the camera low to the ground.

A piece of junk

By Richard
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-01

I used this tripod once and the center cup that allows the center column to slide up and down, as well as pivot fell apart the first time I really used the tripod. The tripod costs nearly 1/2 of a Really Right Stuff and it is only 10% of the quality of RRS. I would recommend avoiding this tripod.

Durable & Dependable

By Larry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-29

Whether I'm shooting real estate photos or traveling a short distance for an outdoor shoot, this tripod is amazing. If you are hiking a long distance, you might want to consider a lighter tripod but in truth its not that bad to carry.

Manfrotto Tripod

By Donis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-16

Clamps are a little large, but otherwise an excellent tripod

Perfect Tripod

By Saud
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-20

Excellent tripod, easy to use , very stable and precise.


By Herbert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-20

Supports slightly heavy video cam. Smooth, light, and works as advertised!

Tall drink of air!

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-02

Feather light and perfect height for me to work with!

Manfrotto Monster.

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-16

Very good solid tripod. My camera feels very secure and safe. I was thinking the carbon fiber would be light, but I was surprised it's heavier than my lower quality aluminum tripod. But I do love how it stands firm and operates smoothly.

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Is this a grey market or authentic Manfrotto and ...

Is this a grey market or authentic Manfrotto and also is B&H an authorized dealer of Manfrotto products? Can the extended warranty be purchased for this item? Thank you so much. Charlotte
This tripod is only Manfrotto USA product with a Limited 6-Month Warranty, Extendable to 10 Years with Product Registration.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-07-03

Will this work with fugifilm cameras

Will this work with fugifilm cameras
Asked by: Luke
It definitely will, provided you have the proper photo/video head. This tripod is fantastic, I've been using it in three continents in all kinds of indoor/outdoor conditions.
Answered by: Kiril
Date published: 2021-06-21


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


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
Hi I have this combo with the BH-55. It doesn't really cover the bubble level and the bubble level is still fully usable. Hope this helps!
Answered by: Andy
Date published: 2021-03-25


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
Yes, this ballhead will work though it has a larger diameter.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-25

I'm looking for a tripod that will support a ...

I'm looking for a tripod that will support a Nikon 500mm F4 on a gimbal that won't break the bank. Is this tripod stable enough for that lens?
Asked by: Anonymous
Please take a look at the following 2 links below. The Manfrotto 028B Tripod Let and the Wimberly WH-200 Gimbal Head. This will work for the Nikon 500 with the Nikon DSLR. +
Answered by: Craig
Date published: 2019-01-09


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.
Does this include a carrying case of some sort?
Answered by: Johann
Date published: 2020-02-24


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
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