Manfrotto 055XB is lighter in weight and slightly more compact and ideal for use with 35mm and light medium format photographic cameras, and digital or conventional type video camcorders. The tripod features 3-faceted center column which totally eliminates column rotation, Redesigned more ergonomic flip locks, with only 45° of movement, Leg warmers on 2 legs ease handling in extreme weather conditions, and help to protect the legs, Built-in low angle adapter in the center column for ground level shots, Four leg-angle settings (25, 46, 66 & 88°). The Manfrotto 055XB has maximum height of 70.08 in, maximum height (with centre column down) 54.13 in, minimum height 2.76 in, and weighs 5.07 lbs/2.3 kg.
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Manfrotto 055XB User Reviews
055XPROB was 3021BPRO, a great tripod
“It is a great, sturdy tripod. The only down side is it is a little heavy. But this is what you pay for being sturdy. Bogen/Manfrotto has changed the SKU# from 3021BPRO to 055XPROB. Look at the glowing reviews on the 3021BPRO to convince yourself.” – By Chun Li
My starter “real” tripod
“don’t have much to compare this to, except for a $30 sunpak tripod I got from best buy. This guy’s expensive, especially since the head is separate, but I love this thing. It’s moderate in weight (we’ll see if I have to carry it far, but feels very solid. The latches are convenient, I prefer them to knobs — we’ll have to see if they remain the same tightness over time. The vertical mount is very easy to adjust (compared to my cheapo tripod that I had to CRANK to adjust). The whole unit can get quite tall, and quite low. The default setup is a convenient height.” – By A. Saunders
great tripod legs
“This tripod legs are great: sturdy, versitile and very steady; but please note that for a $ 10.00 more the 055XB Classic can be 055XPROB you can pull out the center post to slide into a horizontal position, but even without the tripod legs works great as should be. It’s a little heavier and has plastic parts that I would like to be more stronger and not plastic.” – By Miguel Espino
Great tripod from Manfrotto
“Unless you want to spend a lot more on a tripod, you can’t go wrong with this base from Manfrotto. I got the 460MG-3D head to go with it making this a heavy, solid, strong tripod that holds my Nikon D200 with my longest lens (300mm zoom) with ease. I’ve been using a cheap lightweight tripod for years.” – By G. Clarke
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Manfrotto 055XB Features & Specifications
The Manfrotto 055XB Tripod Legs builds on the success of the 3011/3021 series, but has been redesigned to offer even better ergonomics of the leg-angle release mechanism, and improved quick action leg locks. While it can reach a maximum working height of 70″ (178cm), it can also be used as low as 2.8″ (7cm) by using the low angle adapter built in to the center column.
The 055XB provides speedy set-up coupled with added security with quick action, lever-type leg locks, low angle adapter and leg warmers. It is ideal for use with 35mm and light medium format photographic cameras, and digital or conventional type video camcorders.
• 3-faceted center column which totally eliminates column rotation
• Redesigned more ergonomic flip locks, with only 45° of movement
• Leg warmers on 2 legs ease handling in extreme weather conditions, and help to protect the legs
• Built-in low angle adapter in the center column for ground level shots
• Four leg-angle settings (25, 46, 66 & 88°)