Manfrotto 553 Right Angle Bracket for Leveling Center Column

Manfrotto 553 Right Angle Bracket for Leveling Center Column

Manfrotto 553 Right Angle Bracket for Leveling Center Column

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Manfrotto 553 overview

  • 1Description

The Manfrotto 553 Right Angle Bracket is designed to be used with a "leveling center column" in horizontal orientation (e.g. 555B, 556B Leveling Column). This simple L bracket makes it possible to mount any tripod head in a normal horizontal position parallel to the ground, even when using the column in horizontal position. Also features a bubble level to make leveling easier and faster.

3/8" male and female tripod and head connections
UPC: 719821200550
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Manfrotto 553 Right Angle Bracket for Leveling Center Column
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Manfrotto 553 specs

    Dimensions 2.7 x 2.7 x 2.6" (69 x 69 x 66mm) WxHxD
    Weight 0.45 lb (205 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.2 x 4.9 x 3.6"

    Manfrotto 553 reviews

    553 Right Angle Bracket for Leveling Center Column is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Specialized Functional Accessory My tripod is a Uni-Loc (Major 1600). Like the Benbo it has the rotating center column. This makes the Manfrotto 553 right angle bracket a slick accessory for low angle shots. I have dedicated one of my Manfrotto 468MGRC4 ball heads to it. But for any tripod with a center column that can be positioned parallel to the ground this is a worth while accessory for it.
    Date published: 2009-06-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes Horiz Column Work! This makes the Horizontal Column feature of the Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod (+ other models) really work. This 90 553 Right Angle Bracket completes the Horiz Column functionality. Several Manfrotto tripods, and other brands, have columns that can be switched from the normal Vertical Orientation, to a Horizontal Orientation. Then the column, technically, becomes a Beam. When horizontal, the column/beam can extend side-ways from the tripod. It's wonderful! Look at the Manfrotto site to see examples. But! Then the Head is side-ways! The 90 553 Right Angle Bracket fixes that problem! Now your tripod Head is upright and normal. This 90 553 Right Angle Bracket works just fine with the standard Vert/Horiz Columns of the 055XPROB tripods. You don't need the Leveling Column to make it work. The Leveling Columns are great though! I want the 555B Leveling Column. This 90 553 Right Angle Bracket allows you to remove your Tripod Head, add the 553 90 Bracket, then re-attach your head. Now the tripod can be configured in any of the many orientations with the Head in a completely normal orientation. Now all the axes of the head work normally. The 90 553 Right Angle Bracket is very well built, very professional. Note: The threads are 3/8-16, not 1/4-20. The 3/8-16 thread is standard for most all of the Manfrotto (& many brands) for below the head attachments. The side that attaches to the tripod is female threaded (3/8-16), with a knob. The side that attaches to the head is male threaded (3/8-16), and has a screw head with a coin slot, plus, there are 3 120 Security Set Screws to drive into the base of the Head to prevent rotation of the Head. There are similar 120 Security Set Screws at the top of the Manfrotto columns, where the Heads usually are attached. There is also a Bubble Level (Circular) for the Head side of the Angle Bracket.
    Date published: 2011-06-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best used with ball heads, I think I bought this adapter to help me get as low to the ground as possible, and I'm quite happy with how the adapter works in that regard. Prior to having this adapter I was using a 3-way head to get as much articulation as possible with the center column being situated horizontally. While I still see where I'll use my 3-way head with this adapter at times, it seems more practical to use a ball head for the majority of my work with this adapter.
    Date published: 2015-07-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple and Effective I bought this right angle bracket to use with Manfrotto's tripod 4-head crossarm (131DDB) for tethered shooting. The angle bracket allows me to keep my camera upright when using one of the two horizontal ends of the crossbar. The camera is balanced on the other side by Manfrotto's 183 Aluminum Projector Platform, installed on one of the two upright connectors. The platform holds a 13 laptop opposite the camera. While the crossbar's upright connectors hold the platform without difficulty, they do not have the three set screws necessary to hold a tripod head on securely and keep the tripod head from twisting loose. While the crossarm''s two horizontal ends did have the set screws, they held the camera facing down. This angle bracket allows the tripod head to sit upright, and it has the three set screws for a secure connection to the tripod head. If you are using Manfrotto's crossbar, I'd highly recommend this simple attachment.
    Date published: 2012-11-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have for horizontal Center Column This should have been part of the original tripod and center column - a little pricey but very well made and worth the money over some DIY option unless you have a full workshop to make one.
    Date published: 2018-07-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Manfrotto 553 Right Angle Bracket for Leveling Center C Great product, Fast shipping
    Date published: 2018-03-11
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