This Deluxe B&H Kit consists of a MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod with a MHXPRO-BHQ2 XPRO Ball Head. Also included in the kit are a tripod strap, tripod case, bubble level, an extra quick release plate, and stone bag. These accessories will both help protect your tripod, and make it easier to capture quality images.
Holding up to 19.8 lb, and with a maximum height of 71.4", the tripod features a Quick Power Lock System that allows you to completely extend the legs with just one hand. Once set up you can use the MT055XPRO3's rapid center column in standard vertical mode or swing it into horizontal position like a boom with Manfrotto's 90° column feature. Enlarged tabs on the individual leg angle selectors allow you to get down low for macro work with the column in horizontal mode. And once you're down there you can attach any of Manfrotto's flexible or articulated arms to hold lights or reflectors via the Easy Link plug built into the tripod's spider.
The included MHXPRO-BHQ2 XPRO Ball Head with 200PL Quick Release System is strong enough for most applications and ideally suited for the MT055XPRO3. The XPRO head lets you fine-tune your adjustments, thanks to separate knobs for both the ball and the 360° panning as well as a friction control knob for more exacting placement. The 200PL quick release clamp and plate allow for quick camera attachment and removal, and two bubble levels let you adjust your camera so the horizon is level. A numbered scale around the base of the head makes repeating exact pans an easy task. This kit also provides an extra quick release plate.
To carry the tripod when it's not in the case, a strap with a neoprene shoulder pad is provided. Also included is a stone bag that attaches to the tripod's legs, providing added stability by placing stones or other heavy objects in it. The included bubble level allows you to accurately align your camera to the horizon.
Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod
The Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod is a three-section support that replaces the 055XPROB tripod. It has a load capacity of 19.8 lb and extends from 3.5" to 66.9". Its legs are secured by the Quick Power Locks. These updated flip locks increase the tripod's rigidity by 50%, and its load capacity by 4.4 lb over its predecessor.
A redesigned center column has a "one finger" operation, and includes an Easy Link attachment for attaching accessories such as an LED light or a reflector. 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.
Manfrotto XPRO Magnesium Ball Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate
This XPRO Magnesium Ball Head from Manfrotto features an integrated RC2 quick release cam lock and a 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate. RC2 compatible quick release plates such as the 200PL-14 can be removed from the head by pulling the cam lock's spring-loaded lever, which also allows the plate to be instantly reattached. The cam lock also features a safety catch to prevent the 200PL-14, or another compatible quick release plate from accidentally disconnecting.
The XPRO Magnesium Ball Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate has a load capacity of 22.1 lb and can be attached to tripods or other support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount. By loosening this XPRO Magnesium Ball Head's primary locking knob, its ball-and-socket joint can be quickly swiveled, angled, fully tilted, or returned to its upright position. Toward the ball head's base is a secondary locking knob that controls the ability to rotate the head 360°. An additional knob opposite the secondary locking knob can be rotated to apply tension control to the ball-and-socket joint's movements.
Cameras or accessories that are compatible with a 1/4"-20 mount can be connected to the 200PL-14 quick release plate which measures 1.7 x 2.1 x 0.4" and has a rubberized, non-slip surface.
XPRO Magnesium Ball Head
- 22.1 lb load capacity
- Compatible with tripods or support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount
- Uses ball-and-socket joint to help maximize pan-and-tilt flexibility
- Ball-and-socket joint provides 360° of swivel control, is tiltable down to a 90° angle, and can be locked into place
- Integrated RC2 quick release cam lock
- Primary locking knob allows ball-and-socket joint to be quickly swiveled, angled, fully tilted, or returned to its upright position
- Secondary locking knob allows head to rotate 360°
- Dedicated tension control knob for the ball-and-socket joint's movements
- One bubble level for landscape orientations and one bubble level for portrait orientations
- Durable, magnesium-alloy construction
200PL-14 Quick Release Plate
- Compatible with Manfrotto RC2 quick release cam lock
- Measures 1.7 x 2.1 x 0.4" and has a rubberized, non-slip surface
- 1/4"-20 mount
- Durable, aluminum-alloy construction
Manfrotto 200PL Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 Screw and 3/8" Bushing Adapter
The Manfrotto 200PL Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 Screw and 3/8" Bushing Adapter is the replacement quick release plate for all heads that use the RC2 (3157N) system. The plate comes with a 1/4"-20 camera screw and a 3/8" bushing adapter, and is compatible with 35mm and standard thread-mounted medium format cameras.
Ruggard Padded Tripod / Light Stand Case (35")
The black with yellow embroidery, 35" Padded Tripod or Light Stand Case from Ruggard is an affordable, lightweight, and functional way to store or carry your tripod, light stand, and umbrellas. The durable 400D nylon exterior is complemented by a smooth 150D nylon lining. Dual top zippers provide full-length rapid access to your tripod.
This case can be transported by its two top carry handles, or by its very useful fixed-length shoulder sling. For added storage, there is an exterior 13.5" zippered pocket. The case is accented with a large, handsome yellow embroidered Ruggard logo. This 35" Padded Case is backed by a one-year limited warranty from Ruggard.
Oben TS-200 Tripod Strap with Two Quick Release Loops (Black)
The black TS-200 Tripod Strap with Two Quick Release Loops from Oben features two quick release loops-one each at the top and bottom to hold your tripod's legs and head. The solid 1" wide nylon strap is complemented by a 3" wide, non-slip and comfortable 9.5mm thick neoprene shoulder pad that evenly distributes the weight of your tripod. Once adjusted, the strap length back buckles to hold it at your preferred length.
The leg loop adjusts to a maximum of 19" wide while the head loop is secured by a 14" maximum wide loop. The plastic quick release buckles at each end of the strap allow for fast attachment or use of your tripod. When the shot is there, you don't want to waste time fumbling with overly sophisticated attachment systems. This is a cost-effective tripod strap that fits many tripods and gives you the freedom to travel, set up and pack with speed and efficiency. The strap is backed by a one-year limited warranty from Oben.
Vello Two-Axis Hot-Shoe Bubble Level
This Two-Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level from Vello mounts onto any standard hot shoe on a camera. It allows you to precisely align the camera on two planes, to ensure that the horizon line is absolutely straight. This is a necessary accessory for QTVR shooting sessions, for landscapes, or any other photography requiring fidelity to a horizon line or other straight-line elements.
Oben Tripod Hammock
This Tripod Hammock from Oben attaches to your tripod's legs via hook-and-loop fasteners. It holds up to 20 lb, lowering the center of gravity and adding stability when using a heavy camera and lens, or when shooting in windy conditions. It can also be used as a shelf to store accessories that you need quick access to like lens caps, filters, or lenses.