Conclusion: Other features include a bubble level on the tripod collar, but there isn't one in the ball head to help level your camera. The new-generation 496RC2 improves on its predecessor by including an adjustable friction damper, but there's no separate pan control.
Pros: Tough, sturdy and dependable build quality, Quick and easy adjustment of all controls, Very stable, even at the maximum height of 187cm
Cons: Pivoting centre column lacks 180-degree versatility, No carrying case supplied with tripod, Ball head lacks a separate pan-only control
Excerpt: The Manfrotto 055XPROB is a most clever tripod that is quite like a bigger brother to the 055 in its other series allowing for a very versatile use. If you are a landscape photographer you will certinately appreciate the possibility to be able to get down to as low as 7cm.
Excerpt: The Manfrotto 055XPROB is a large but affordable professional tripod designed for general-purpose use. It's one of the tallest models in the range, and feels the part with its aluminium construction. Like most higher-end tripods, the 055XPROB does not come with a head as a standard.
Summary: Manfrotto 055 er et af de billigere stativer i den professionelle klasse og derfor potentielt interessant for både professionelle og for hobbyfotografer. Stativer i denne størrelse er dyre og mange fotohandlere vælger de mindre og billigere stativer i deres sortiment fordi de ved, at de er nemmere...