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Manfrotto 055XB
8.3 out of 10

Manfrotto 055XB

Built on the same ergonomically improved design as the 055XPROB, Read more

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Overall 10
10

Perfect for heavy scopes

Russ, Eagle Optics
21 September 2013
  • Summary: I wrote a negative review of the 190XB legs as too short, light, and delicate for my 85mm Zeiss scope. So this is the corollary review: I used the twist lock version of these legs for years and now have returned to this, the cam lock version. I have the setup in a tripack, and it is fabulous.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good tripod

John, Eagle Optics
5 August 2013
  • Summary: I'm not an expert on tripods but the 055XB has a durable and high quality feel. It's very stable mounting a Leopold Kenai HD 80mm spotting scope. I think that the tripod is a good value.
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Overall 10
10

Gift Purchase

Chris S., Eagle Optics
26 June 2013
  • Summary: I purchased the Manfrotto 055 XB Tripod legs as a gift. I have used the product so knew it was good. The main reason I bought it from Eagle Optics, is because in my opinion, they have the best service of any company with which I have done business.
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Overall 6
6.0

tripod legs

Bill, Eagle Optics
23 December 2011
  • Summary: The legs are good.Probably not as good as the Carbon Fiber ones, but a lot more affordable.It gets to be a little heavy carrying the spotting scope attached to the legs. Ok if you're carrying it just for a short distance.
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Overall 8
8.0

Big Solid Tripod

Josh, Eagle Optics
21 May 2011
  • Summary: This tripod is a bit of a pain to carry around, but it's worth it, considering the superior stability they offer. The only time I've experienced shaking while using these legs was when I lowered the legs down so my brother (5'10" maybe)could look through my scope and then raised the center column to...
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Overall 8
8.0

Rock solid

Eric, Eagle Optics
23 February 2011
  • Summary: At Mike's recommendation at Eagle Optics, we bought these to support the Vortex 85mm scope. Before they arrived, I used my lightweight camera tripod - almost unusable, especially with any wind.
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Overall 10
10

A Big, Solid Tripod

Mark, Eagle Optics
27 October 2010
  • Summary: This is a big, solid, reliable, and extremely well-made tripod. The leg locks are the best I've seen: smooth and secure. It should be tall enough for anyone, even using a straight spotting scope.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 6
6.0
Ease of setup 8
8.0

Manfrotto 055xprob

mosesthestrong, opticsplanet.com
5 August 2010
  • Summary: I have a Nikon d90 and this tripod, even though a little pricy, achieves the job at hand.
  • Pros: Usability, height (6'0 person), and
  • Cons: May be heavy for some but well worth the purchase
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Performance 10
10
Ease of setup 8
8.0

Great Tripod

danad1, opticsplanet.com
19 December 2009
  • Summary: excellent basic quality tripod,affordable price,well known brand,highly recommend
  • Pros: good price,good quality
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10
10

Strong & Ergonomic tripod

Erik Bruhnke, Eagle Optics
2 July 2009
  • Summary: The 055 XB tripod legs are simply fantastic. It is tough and sturdy, and the quick-locking leg locks work like a charm for standing the tripod up quickly. The soft leg grips are excellent for cold-weather and for resting on a shoulder while the tripod is being carried.
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