Manfrotto 055XPROB

Manfrotto 055XPROB features Center column, Horizontal column, 3-faceted center column, Redesigned more ergonomic flip locks, with only 45° of movement, Four leg-angle settings (25, 46, 66 & 88°), and Bubble level included. The Manfrotto 055XPROB has maximum height of 70.28 in, maximum height (with cent tre column down) 55.91 in, minimum height 3.94 in, and weighs 5.29 lbs/2.4 kg.

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

User Opinions

Manfrotto 055XPROB User Reviews

Very nice tripod
“It is very well made and I fully expect it to stand up to the rigors of the luxurious life it has ahead. With most of its time spent in a closet and then occasionally brought out for some special portaits and even more rarely to venture outdoors it should be more than adequate. Please note the preceding statement was dry humor. Seriously, there is simply no comparison to the less expensive models I have used in the past. If you plan to lug this thing around you might consider something lighter if it does not compromise your needs (or budget). For my needs I am very pleased. “ – By Jeffrey D. Hansen
Rating: ★★★★★

Steady and Solid
“This is a great value in a tripod. I bought it with a Manfrotto 488RC2 Midi Ball Head. It holds the weight of my Nikon D60 with 70-300mm lens securely, even in a strong wind. It’s aluminum, so it’s heavier than one of the carbon fiber tripods, but I was willing to trade the weight for the cost. The leg locks are solid — I prefer them to the twist-style locks because I find the latter slower to use. With the legs fully extended and the ball head mounted, the camera is right at eye level for me, and I’m six feet tall. “ – By Kurt Wall
Rating: ★★★★☆

Superb workhorse
“Awesome tripod, build quality is the best. using this with my d700 for outdoor and studio stuff. I guess this isn’t the absolute best tripod out there, but I know those that do buy the carbon fiber stuff will shrink from using their overpriced and overdone tripod in water, ice, sand, etc… not this one. for the price, this is the best tripod you will find..” – By Fotoflix
Rating: ★★★★★

Better than Expected
“When I received this tripod I was immediately impressed with the solid construction but a bit surprised at the weight… The height, without the center column extended is almost perfect for me to use and without the column extended it makes this tripod even more steady. I have yet to extend the center column fully, but I would need a step stool to reach my camera if I did! Seriously though, this tripod is excellent, sturdy, well-built, and perfect for what I need with maybe one exception – no retractable spiked feet.” – By Rats56
Rating: ★★★★★

Great Tripod
“Love this tripod. Top notch build quality, stable as a rock, and stylish to boot! Very easy to use and although its not the lightest tripod around its not too cumbersome to bring along with you on extended walks.” – By Kirk
Rating: ★★★★★

Manfrotto 055XPROB PRO Tripod
“I bought this item at Amazon because I own one already that I have used for a year and find it a very good tripod, so I have invested in another one for my wife to use and enjoy. I have found it to be very useful in many situations. And I prefer the leg locks on it more so then the twist ones that other tripods have. The legs adjustments on this tripod can be used in many ways. The price on this item was also better then I could find any where else. “ – By Photoboy10
Rating: ★★★★★

First tripod, last tripod
“I am impressed with the quality, this thing feels like a tank. All of the machining is near perfect and everything fits snugly. The tripod is easy to setup and adjust. I have no issues with vibration as some other reviewers had complained about. I was planning on buying this set of legs and upgrading later down the road but I see no reason to upgrade from here, this is a great tripod.” – By Jason A. Laurain
Rating: ★★★★★

Manfrotto 055X PROB tripod
“This is the second Manfrotto 055X PROB tripod that I have owned. I lost the first one and because I liked it so much I purchased another one just like it. Although not as light as a carbon fiber, it also does not cost as much. Besides, I’m 70 years old and I figure if a few more ounces are to much for me,, then I’d better start working out at a gym or do needle point instead of photography….” – By Daniel P. Lefebvre
Rating: ★★★★☆

Good light-weight versatile tripod
“I had visited some camera stores and checked out the difference between Carbon Fiber and this aluminum tripod and hey, the aluminum 0X55PROB is light enough. And yes, it is a versatile tripod. Compared to the Vivitar 2250 I purchased in Hong Kong back in 1978, this tripod is not only larger, but more easily adjusted, more adaptable and includes extra features…” – By Brian L. Donat
Rating: ★★★★★

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Features & Specifications

Manfrotto 055XPROB Features & Specifications

The 055XPROB makes the famous Manfrotto-patented horizontal centre column feature even easier to use. By extending the column to its highest vertical position, it can be swung round to horizontal without removing the head or disassembling the column itself, so switching between framing and positioning setups is more convenient than ever. The ergonomics of the leg angle release mechanism and the quick action leg locks themselves have also been greatly improved.

The 055XB provides speedy set-up coupled with added security with quick action, lever-type leg locks. It is ideal for use with 35mm and light medium-format photographic cameras, and digital or conventional type video camcorders.

• Center column can be quickly and easily swung from vertical to horizontal without any disassembly

• Horizontal column feature allows the tripod to reach extremely low positions

• 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

• Four leg-angle settings (25, 46, 66 & 88°)

• Bubble level included

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