Manfrotto 055CXPRO3

Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 features Ultra light carbon fiber and magnesium construction, 3 section legs for compactness, Quick center column system, 3 layered 100% full carbon tubes for improved rigidity and lightness, and New ergonomic leg locking levers that will be improves the comfort and the precision in use. The Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 has maximum height of 68.9 in, maximum height (with cent tre column down) 55.12 in, minimum height 4.53 in, and weighs 3.64 lbs/1.65 kg.

Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 Expert Reviews

Trustedreviews reviews the Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 and writes;
“The Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 is a professional quality tripod, designed, built and finished to a very high standard. It will support the weight of any DSLR and lens combination with ease, and has rock-like rigidity. At around £275 including a head it’s also good value for money. It’s a bit too big and heavy for backpacking or other outdoor pursuits, but if you have to carry a big tripod try to make sure it’s this one. “
Rating: ★★★★½

Cameralabs reviews the Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 and writes;
“Our final test was with the flagship carbon fiber 055CXPRO3, which with its centre column down took an average of 1.5 seconds to dissipate the vibrations from our sharp tap. Unsurprisingly this is the best result of the four models tested, but not significantly better than the smaller 190 version with our relatively modest load; you’ll need to mount much heavier loads to really see the benefit. But it’s still over twice as fast at dissipating vibrations as the aluminium 055 under the same conditions. With the centre column raised though, the vibrations actually took longer to dissipate than the carbon fiber 190, with an average of 4 seconds.”
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Neutralday reviews the Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 and writes;
“In the field and in the studio, the Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 has worked great. It’s relatively easy to put the legs into nearly any position, even to photograph subjects directly on the ground. Getting to its lowest depths means the center column has to go horizontal, but once done, getting stable shots from the earth’s perspective are a piece of cake.”
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Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 Reviews

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User Opinions

Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 User Reviews

Great Carbon Fiber Value
“At $400 it’s not cheap, but since it works so well, it’s a GREAT value. The leg locks are flip-locks that I love. With a little adjusting, they open and close easily and securely. Out of the box, I found them to be a bit tight. Adjustment is a breeze with the supplied tool…” – By Jimmy S. Greene
Rating: ★★★★★

Perfect Tripod
“I have owned this wonderful piece of equipment for 3 weeks and I have got to tell you, it is just amazing what this baby can do. I am 5’9 and the 190 series is just too short for me( center column down for the ultimate stability). I paired this with the 488RC2 and it’s a perfect marriage. I am just so satisfied with this product. If you have any second thoughts about buying this because of the price,I say just buy it,you won’t regret it!” – By Algernon Ong
Rating: ★★★★★

Best Tripod I ever had
“This is the best tripod I have ever owned. It is very lightweight and the legs extend with such ease. Also the column tilts to make macro shots much easier to take. I recommend this to everyone. “ – By Kyle E. Drake
Rating: ★★★★★

You get what you pay for
“$400 (average price)…hard to stomach at the store or “purchase” button. But, once it’s in your hands and holding your camera and lens rock solid, flipping to macro mode, quick-flipping to adjust the legs, pleasurably carrying it on hikes, etc., you’ll realize you spent your money well. This is one large but lightweight tripod. It holds up to 17 lbs. so bring on the biggest tele lens you have. (I pop my Sony A700 + Tamron 200-500 on it with no worries.) I put the 486R2 ballhead on the top; it compliments the legs well. For anyone 6+’ tall, this tripod will not make you slouch over. No bag, but oh well. You’ll enjoy these legs. “ – By M “that’s me”
Rating: ★★★★★

Great for using in creeks and lakes. Changed my photography
“Scott Kelby recommends this tripod in his top seller, Digital Photography. It is definitely one of the best pieces of advice I ever read. While pricey, this tripod is worth every buck. Using it near daily for several months and capturing several thousand photos has changed my photography for the better, especially landscapes and water shots.” – By Jerald Winter
Rating: ★★★★★

Excellent value and quality tripod
“In addition to other attributes, this tripod had the best height to weight ratio at the price that I could find. By height I mean the height without the center pole extended. Very complete information was available to be sure this tripod had the specs required for my camera, plus lens, and my height.” – By Wandotraveler
Rating: ★★★★★

Is this the perfect tripod
“The center column can be pulled all the way up and flipped to a horizontal position on top of the tripod. You have to see how this works, it’s hard to explain but simple and quick to do. Then the legs can be flipped out to 90 degrees. The tripod is now resting flat on the ground with the camera pointed down (if desired). You have to see this demonstrated to understand it, but it’s fantastic. “ – By G. Berger
Rating: ★★★★★

“Manfrotto has come up with a true winner with this tripod. REAL carbon fiber and magnesium construction keeps the weight light as a feather (It’s lighter than my laptop!). It feels very sturdy even at full extension of the legs and center column. I mated mine with a Manfrotto 322RC2 Grip Action Ball Head and it attaches flawlessly on the tripod. The tripod and ball head handle my Canon 5D MKII with the lower dual battery pack and a 100-400mm Canon lens without straining. “ – By Frank E. Trinkle
Rating: ★★★★★

I”m Impressed
“II really can’t say much more than whats already been said but, for the money you would thnk it would come with leg covers, bag and, the hidden spiked feet instead of trying to squeeze extra bucks out of a customer. Needs a better weight hook set up. Other than these gripes, I like it very much.” – By R. Lewis
Rating: ★★★★☆

Manfrotto WOW
“I’m an amateur photographer, and have had my old clunky aluminum tripod for decades. After getting a D300 I decided to take a huge step up to the 055CXPRO3 carbon fiber tripod with 322RC2 Joystick head. UNBELIEVABLE Superb quality, super rigid, plenty of height, folds up small 24″, very lighweight to carry, and easy to use…” – By tinner
Rating: ★★★★★


Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 User Manual

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Features & Specifications

Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 Features & Specifications

The tripod specifically designed for extreme outdoor assignments. The legs and the column are made of 100% carbon fibre combined with magnesium die-casting quick action lever locking collars. Each leg can be independently set at four different angle positions. This professional tripod provides great rigidity and lightness, combined with the best professional features such as the patented Q90° centre column system. The magnesium top plate integrates a levelling bubble.

190-055 four leg angles
Four pre-set independent leg angles give the tripod great positioning flexibility and versatility, and allow all intermediate heights from the stated minimum to maximum levels to be reached. Stability is assured at all 4 angles by the spring-loaded step mechanism.

Q90° column
Q90° quick centre column system. This model include the patented Q90° system. This ingenious system allows the user to move the central column from vertical to horizontal position in just seconds without having to disassemble the column.

ergonomic leg angle selector
This tripod features a newly designed ergonomic leg angle selector. This new angle selector improves the comfort and the precision in use.

tubes: 100% Carbon Fibre
Manfrotto tubes are made of 100% carbon fibre in order to reach high quality standards and high levels of performance, rigidity and lightness. Carbon fibre tubes can be very different in quality, depending on the production process and the percent of carbon fibre material present in the tubes. Manfrotto chose to reach the maximum quality using 100% carbon fibre and the pull winding technology (a special production process able to maximise performance, resistance and reliability).

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