Manfrotto 055MF3 features Carbon Fiber three-faced tubes for the tripod legs with Aluminum and nylon polymer center column, Magnesium die casting for all tripod parts and stainless steel nuts and bolts, Push buttons to operate leg angles to offer four degrees of inclination, Center column with vertical/horizontal positioning, and include Built-in low angle adapter. The Manfrotto 055MF3 has maximum height of 66.54 in, maximum height (with cent tre column down) 52.95 in, minimum height 4.33 in, and weighs 4.41 lbs/2 kg.
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Manfrotto 055MF3 User Reviews
“This tripod has a very solid feel and is very versatile with the various leg positions and repositional center column. It is also taller than many of the other options which keeps you from have to stoop over as much which can really save on your back after a long day of shooting. All the locks and leg segments are very sturdy and firm which gives you a real sens of stability when using this. A tripod is about the most important thing to consider when it comes to getting sharp photos. If you don’t have an easy to use rock solid tripod, you will regret it when your pictures end up soft. So do yourself a favor and make sure you get a good tripod such as this one and use it regularly.” – By Brian Koch
“Very stable, light (relatively) and cool-looking (shouldn’t really matter, but is an added bonus). I use this with a Markin’s M10. By the way, the head is wonderful, too. Back to the tripod. Sure you could spend less, but you would notice a loss in steadiness, functionality, or cool-lookingness (not a real word, but it should be). Arguably, you could spend more, but I don’t think you’d be gaining anything on this killer tripod. Buy it and enjoy. “ – By Kevin D. Cozma
Sturdy as a Rock
“Bogen-Manfrotto…what can I say, the tripod is sturdy, well constructed and rock solid. I coupled it with the Bogen-Manfrotto 488RC2 Midi Ball Head with RC2 Rapid Connect System and WOW! Granted it may be a little pricey for the casual photographer but if you are an enthusiast like myself you get alot of bang for the buck. Thank you Bogen-Manfrotto! “ – By TheFeeNix
Good design and build, but QC issue
“This tripod seemed a good price-performance compromise for this slim-walleted amateur photographer. I was interested in a tall, sturdy platform for taking landscapes and panorama sequences, yet flexible enough to be useful for most purposes. With the Manfrotto 488RC2 ball head mounted on the tripod and my dSLR camera on top of that, and with the legs fully extended but with the center column completely down, the eyepiece of the camera is just above the level of my eye (I am six foot).” – By R. Kreis
Can handle the weight
“When I researched tripods, I added up the total weight of my camera with the largest lens and realized that most “SLR” tripods aren’t rated to handle my 40D with battery grip, a ball head and the Canon 70-200mm f/4L. Looking at the better tripod companies’ (Bogen-Manfrotto, Slik, Gitzo, etc…) websites, I configured tripods that would fit this weight and was left with mostly “video” tripods. The Manfrotto 055MF3 was one of the tripods that worked with the weight of my setup. You’d be amazed how much your camera (and tripod head) weighs!..” – By John B. Kalla
Manfrotto 055MF3 Expert Reviews
Manfrotto 055MF3 User Manual
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Manfrotto 055MF3 Features & Specifications
The Bogen-Manfrotto 055MF3 MagFiber is an ideal tripod for many applications. A ‘beefier’ tripod to the 190MF series, the 055MF3 provides professional photographers with a tripod that’s still very light in weight, simple to use, strong, and extremely versatile to position.
The 055MF3 supports up to 15 pounds, offers a minimum height of only 4.3 inches — which is perfect for low-angle shooting, and can extend to over 5.5 feet when needed.
Without compromising on stability or rigidity of the tripod, Manfrotto engineers reduced the weight of the 055MF3 by utilizing carbon fiber legs with quick action lever locks in magnesium and resin. In addition, they incorporated the patented design of the 3021PRO series top spider which offers four leg angle settings, and converts the center column into a lateral arm.
The center column itself is of the latest generation of aluminum and resin materials. The low-angle adapter forms the top section of the center column and is easily detached by simply unscrewing the knob at the bottom of the column. This enables the head to be left mounted on the center column when switching between low-angle and normal shooting positions.
All parts are assembled using a proven pressure clamp technology for greater durability and in-the-field serviceability. To make transportation even easier, the 055MF3 is supplied with a hand padded carrying strap that can also double as a hook to hang weight and increase stability during extreme wind conditions.
* Carbon Fiber three-faced tubes for the tripod legs
* Aluminum and nylon polymer center column
* Magnesium die casting for all tripod parts and stainless steel nuts and bolts
* Ergonomic, user friendly features such as quick-action adjustable leg lever locks that instantly secure leg extensions firmly in place with no slippage or rotation
* Push buttons to operate leg angles to offer four degrees of inclination
* Center column with vertical/horizontal positioning
* Built-in low angle adapter
The two-part center column switches between normal and low-angle work without forcing you to remove the camera and head every time you need to change position.
What’s in the Box:
Included carrying handle makes the tripod more comfortable to transport and stays conveniently and unobtrusively attached during use.
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