Manfrotto R055,512B Assembly Column for 055XPROB Tripod

Manfrotto R055,512B Assembly Column for 055XPROB Tripod

Manfrotto R055,512B Assembly Column for 055XPROB Tripod

B&H # MAR055.512B MFR # R055,512B
Manfrotto R055,512B Assembly Column for 055XPROB Tripod

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The R055,512B Assembly Column from Manfrotto is included with the 055XPROB tripod, and is sold here as a spare or replacement column.

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Manfrotto R055,512B specs

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Package Weight 0.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.4 x 4.5 x 2.4"

Manfrotto R055,512B reviews

R055,512B Assembly Column for 055XPROB Tripod is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A necessity! The Manfrotto 005XPROB Tripod comes with a pan head, if your photography has expanded , ( multiple lenses and a need for other style heads ) the RO55,512B assembly column fits the bill. You can take the savings of buying another tripod and buy something cool like another lenses. ( Oh Yea Baby! )
Date published: 2017-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thank You B & H I use my Manfrotto R055 tripod for shooting. I needed another column so I could shorten one to enable me to lower my tripod lower. This worked very and I'm very happy with my new addition. Thank You B&H!!
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect fit on older tripod Bought this to make quick changes between two different heads. While the 055XPROB was probably 4 years old, this new column fit the old tripod perfectly. Very pleased with the purchase
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from That's what i need Il use it Whith a ball head th original5 with a gimball.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Glad B&H carries this! Love it! Saved me from buying whole new tripod!
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Two columns, one for each head! I have a Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod with an 804RC2 Manfrotto three-axis head. This combo has been in constant professional use for the past 8 years and I love it. Recently, I bought a Manfrotto 393 Heavy Telephoto Lens Support with Quick Release for bird photography, which I intended to use by switching heads as needed. Unfortunately, the base of the 804RC2 had become stuck to the column. After removing the three recessed screws from the column's flat base (which are there to help keep the head securely in place), it was still impossible to unscrew the head. I spent several days doing the Google thing and trying several solutions that came up, such as putting the column with head attached into the freezer or trying to whack the head off the column by hitting it with a rubber mallet (which felt very uncomfortable, to say the least), but nothing worked. This was very frustrating and made me feel somewhat disappointed at the propensity of Manfrotto tripods to produce such stuck-head situations (many references to similar cases came up on the web, so I knew I wasn't alone). I then decided to buy this replacement column and installed the 393 swivel head on it, which turned out to be the perfect solution. The solid build and general quality of this replacement column is exactly as the original and screwing the new 393 head on it was easily done. It's now easy for me to change heads depending on the type of photography I'm going to do: I open the tripod's legs and set it on the floor, slide the column all the way up until it comes to a hard stop, press the release button at the lower end of the column to continue raising the last bit to the very end, then turn the column 45 degrees so it's parallel to the floor and press the release button again to slide the column off the tripod. I then replace it with the other head/column combo by applying the reverse procedure. Each head stays on its column at all times, and for me this actually beats having to change heads (removing the three little screws and all), so even if my original head had not gotten stuck (which is still a bug), this feels like a much more convenient solution. Granted, if you need to carry several heads to change in the field and cannot afford the extra load or space required to carry an additional column for each head, this may not be the best solution for you. In my case it works perfectly, hence the 5 stars.
Date published: 2017-07-26
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