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. Stable, indestructible, easy to use.
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.
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. I'm 5'9" and with an angled scope I don't extend the center post at all, and don't even fully extend the legs. It is BIG. With a head on it, it is also LONG, but (for me at least) not too heavy to carry around.
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. Really recommend if you're looking for a well-crafted tripod that can hold a full-sized scope and still maintain stability.
Summary: I upgraded from a 190XPROB for the extra stability and I'm not disappointed. Just like 190XPROB, the 055XB is sturdy, well built and easy to adjust. It is quite heavy though, so probably not ideal for long walking trips.
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement
Summary: already use one for my 500mm lens with cut down column and top of the rang ball head and very happy with it so bought another for 410 geared head(see review) for close up work. Also own 055proxb (again, ball head) but do not like to use the 'horizontal' feature with heavy expensive kit.
Conclusion: Att använda: 4 Hållbarhet: 5
mycket bra stativ! verkligen prisvärt.
går att använda utan mittpelare med medföljande löstagbara adapter som sitter monterat i botten av mittpelaren, detta gör att man kan lägga stativet i spagat.
köptes för 1995:- med 804RC2 trevägshuvud.
Conclusion: Att använda: 5 Hållbarhet: 5
Står mycket stabilt på marken. Håller kameran stilla. Man känner att det är stabilt när man tar tag i det när det är uppfällt. Det svajar inte det minsta. Jag är ganska lång (187), så jag uppskattar att det går att höja upp så pass mycket så att jag slipper huka mig för att se i sökaren.