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Manfrotto 058B Aluminum Triaut Tripod

BH #MA058B • MFR #058B
Manfrotto 058B Aluminum Triaut Tripod
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 26.5 lb
  • Max Height: 85.4"
  • Min Height: 17.3"
  • Folded Length: 37"
The Manfrotto 058B Aluminum Triaut Tripod is a professional tripod ideal for use with medium format and 4x5" cameras. It features a built-in bubble level, and automatic leg release system which allows for simultaneous or individual release of the leg sections. This system permits the legs to be extended and the tripod leveled and locked in seconds without the need for individual leg adjustments. Telescoping the legs is achieved by activating the same release.
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Manfrotto Geared Tripod Legs Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Mid-Level Spreader
  • 3Geared Center Column
  • 4Set Screws
  • 5Foldaway Handle

The Manfrotto 058B Aluminum Triaut Tripod is a professional tripod ideal for use with medium format and 4x5" cameras. It features a built-in bubble level, and automatic leg release system which allows for simultaneous or individual release of the leg sections. This system permits the legs to be extended and the tripod leveled and locked in seconds without the need for individual leg adjustments. Telescoping the legs is achieved by activating the same release.

Mid-Level Spreader

The built-in mid-level spreader adds anti-torsional rigidity and stops the tripod legs from accidentally being knocked wider apart. Compared to a ground-level spreader or dolly, the mid-level spreader has the advantage that it stays well out of the mud and dirt and is more suitable for use on uneven terrain

Geared Center Column

The geared center column has a non-roll back feature, and allows for safe and precise height adjustments

Set Screws

The three set screws in the camera platform can be used to permanently secure the head to the tripod, providing additional security

Foldaway Handle

Its foldaway handle avoids damage during transport
UPC: 719821288343

Manfrotto Geared Tripod Legs Specs

Load Capacity26.5 lb / 12 kg
Maximum Working Height85.4" / 216.9 cm
Max Height without Center Column75.2" / 191 cm
Minimum Working Height17.3" / 43.9 cm
Closed Length37" / 94 cm
Head Mount Type3/8"-16 Screw
Weight13.6 lb / 6.2 kg
MaterialsAluminum Alloy, Steel
Bubble LevelYes
Leg Lock TypePush-Pull, with Release Button
Independent Leg SpreadNo
Leg Sections2
Leg Diameter1.2" / 30.5 mm
Feet FeaturesRubber
Center Column
Center Column FeaturesCenter Brace
Center Column ShapeRound
Center Column Sections1
Center Column Extension TypeGeared
Lateral / 90-Degree Center ColumnNo
Packaging Info
Package Weight16 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)36 x 7 x 7"

Manfrotto Geared Tripod Legs Reviews

7 years use, love it

By Everett
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-26

I picked one of these up in 2015 to replace my tripod, and while at first I regretted this unit due to the weight - I do a lot of fast paced shooting and carry my gear some pretty long distances to get to my shots - but over a few months of use, the weight came to mean nothing, I got used to the extra weight I was lugging around, and I found that all that weight was perfect for the work I do. I shoot steam engines primarily, and sometimes you find a spot of ground that happens to shake more than other when the several hundred ton engine roars by. This tripod is heavy enough that it reduced the shake in the cameras image in those instances just enough that a shot goes from looking bad and unprofessional, to a shot where the soft more subtle shake can actually make the shot feel like the shake is intended and accents the shot so the shake conveys the size and weight of the engine, without destroying the image or making unwatchable. On occasion I shoot in very crowded photo lines, and this tripod gets low enough I can get below any photo line and squeeze into the front. The feet manage to dig into soft ground well with the screws, and the rubberized covers let it stand stability in studio or on smooth harder surfaces, without damaging what it stands on. I paired mine with the 502AH, and the two are a match made in heaven. The tripod's weight means it's also easier to use the fluid head, as the weight keeps the tripod stationary even at some of the higher tension settings, letting my hands stay off the tripod legs, letting me focus on panning and camera settings. 7 years of use this month. Still loving it, and now looking at buying another as a backup, because while mine still looks and works like new, if something did happen to it I cannot imagine doing a shoot without it, especially now as I transition to professional shooting.

Sturdy and dependable

By Irene
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-24

I love this tripod. It's super sturdy and dependable. I don't mind the weight. My previous tripod was too light and easily tipped. This one stays put and is easily adjustable.

Geared column is great

By Gary
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-08

This is a very nice tripod that I use for a telescope. I bought it to have the flexibility to raise and lower the telescope without adjusting the legs. The object stays in view with a mid-field eyepiece during adjustment. It is exactly what I hoped it to be.

Heavy Duty

By Terry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-13

This tripod is so solid. But very heavy. In studio only. I could never lug this around on location shooting. I still have to get use to the leg levers but with practice should become extremely fast to change setups. Gets really tall as well as much lower than my other tripods. Overall I am pleased with the purchase.

Just OK for overhead shots

By Barbara
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-27

I purchased this tripod based on the recommendations of other product photographers. I currently use a Manfrotto 055CXPro3 (68 inches fully extended) for my straight-on and 45 degree tabletop product photography. For overhead product shots I use a C-stand. I was hoping to replace the C-stand with the 058B tripod by shooting my straight-on shots and then quickly convert to an overhead set up with the Manfrotto 131DB arm and vice versa. Unfortunately, that's not going to be the case. The 058B tripod with extendable legs (54 inches) and fully extended center column (11 inches) gives you a respectable 65 inches. The additional 20 inches comes from the lower legs. However, while they are somewhat easy to extend - unscrew and pull, they are quite impossible to retract (you need to screw them into the outer leg which takes an ungodly amount of time and real effort). So there is nothing fast and easy about getting the extra length unless you want to leave it set up in the studio. I don't understand why Manfrotto didn't employ the quick release clips like in their other tripods. The other comment I have is that if you think you need the extra length from the lower legs for your shoot better do it before you attach your camera and tripod head otherwise you'll need to disassemble everything to extend those lower legs (to make it lighter and less clumsy to handle). In the straight-on shooting position the quick set up of the extendable legs with the ability to extend one leg at a time to level the tripod is a blessing as is the gear-controlled center column. As a result I will be retiring my 055CXPro3 in favor of the 058B but only for those straight-on and 45 degree shots. And for now I'll be sticking with my C-stand for overhead shots.

Manfrotto is the best

By Brant
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-15

I've bought this to replace my old Manfrotto that I've had for over 20 years. I like the strength, weight and versatility of these legs.

Worth the weight!

By Rick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-11

Big? Yes. Heavy? Yes. Precise and top quality materials? Yes. Extend to ridiculous height? Yes. It has unique quick adjustments not found on any other tripod, regardless of price. The precision build and weight of this tripod make my 4X5 field camera an unmovable object when mounted to it even on windy days. Highly recommended.


By Nathaniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-01

We needed a tripod that was tall and sturdy for weddings. C stands are an option but they're SO heavy. Got this and for the price it's amazing. It's sturdy and easy to set up. Also is tell enough to be able to film over peoples heads during weddings. Definitely recommend.

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Is there any differences between the 058B compared to the models it was formally know as; 3051, 3251 ?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Manfrotto 058B and 3021 tripods are essentially the same.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2021-09-03

I purchased a Manfrotto 058B from someplace ...

I purchased a Manfrotto 058B from someplace online ages ago however at the time, I didn't even realise that I needed another attachement to be able to fit my camera to it...I have a Canon Eos 6D... Can you recommend something to attach my camera to the tripod please?
Asked by: Chris
Yes, you will need a tripod head, I would recommend the Manfrotto pan tilt head, click the link below to view;
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-22


Can any ballhead (of suitable strength for its intended purpose) be used with his tripod? I am currently using the Acratech GV2 Ball Head/Gimbal Head. Thanks for any help you can provide!
Asked by: Harry B.
As long as your thread size is 1/4 -or 3/8 it will work just fine.
Answered by: MICHAEL G.
Date published: 2018-08-27

The 058 is compatible with 127vs dolly?

The 058 is compatible with 127vs dolly?
Asked by: Marcos
Yes it is
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-01-21


Will the 028B Triman tripod support the Manfrotto MVH 502AH and MHXPRO-3W video heads?
Asked by: Van
Yes, the 028B Triman can easily support either head.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Is there somewhere to buy a replacement pad for ...

Is there somewhere to buy a replacement pad for the foot of one leg?
Asked by: Megan
Manfrotto usually sells the set of 3 rubber feet directly. Unfortunately, B&H does not sell those replacements at the moment.
Answered by: llinelva
Date published: 2021-10-04


Hi Folks,This tripod looks great, and I think it will fit my needs very well. But I notice the center post has a 3/8 x 16 bolt. Is there any way to adapt it to a 1/4 x 20 head? Thanks very much.
Asked by: Anonymous
If the head you are using does not have a reducer bushing in place (allowing conversion from 3/8 to 1/4-20, via removal), you can use one of these pieces:Impact Small 3/8 Female Threaded Adapter to 1/4 -20 Male Threaded PostB&H # IMCA103 Mfr # CA-103
Answered by: Chris L.
Date published: 2020-05-30

I'm confused by the questions regarding a head. I ...

I'm confused by the questions regarding a head. I limited my search for tripod LEGS only, not legs AND a head. So does this unit have a head that comes with the tripod legs? or do you buy the head separately? N.b. I don't want the head. Thanks.
Asked by: Breck
Hello, I bought mine a little while ago but I chose the head to go with the legs. It is possible to buy the legs on their own. The product you want is this: 475B Pro Geared Tripod with Geared Column I hope that helps. Best rgds Simon
Answered by: Simon
Date published: 2021-03-26
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