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Manfrotto-055xprob.22791634
9.5 out of 10

Manfrotto 055XPROB

Photo kit with 322RC2 Head and 055XPROB Tripod with MB MBAG80N. Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Manfrotto 055XPROB

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Overall 6
6.0

Sturdy but .....

ChrisV, B&H Photo
26 August 2013
  • Excerpt: First I say right off the bat I had to return it because I did not pay attention to the minimum height without the column raised. I am 5'8 and with the height of the ball head plus the camera that put the view finder of the camera just a bit too high . However I would have ended up returning this anyways because the slightest contact made with the tripod caused a significant amount of vibration that took quite a while to go away.
  • Pros: Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
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Overall 6
6.0

Sturdy tripod

Wallflower, B&H Photo
17 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Sturdy. A bit heavy.
  • Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 6
6.0

Great aerial view, not tall enough!

Bonnie, B&H Photo
21 October 2012
  • Excerpt: This is a great product to achieve my primary goal of getting the aerial view that you want for that table top or overhead view of at most about 5 feet above the floor. I've been using it to film my how-to video, although there were some things I didn't expect: the legs do not really lock in place and it's impossible to see the level bubble if you're only 5'3" tall and have it at max height.
  • Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability, Unfolds Quickly
  • Cons: Unstable
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Overall 6
6.0

Solid Tripod

GP Photog, B&H Photo
9 May 2012
  • Excerpt: This is a HEAVY tripod and quite long when collapsed. It is best used when you don't have to carry or pack it and can simply retrieve it from your car. Because of this, I wasn't able to use it and returned it for a much lighter Oben tripod.
  • Cons: Cumbersome, Heavy
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Overall 6
6.0

Just an upsell

Benny, B&H Photo
16 January 2012
  • Excerpt: I use a Canon 7D for both stills and video, but primarily the latter. I purchased this tripod because I wanted durability and ease of use at a decent price. This tripod would work fine, but you could also go with the Manfrotto 190XB. It's the exact same tripod, minus the fancy handgrip that this one has at the top of the legs.
  • Cons: Weak Construction
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Overall 6
6.0

Pretty good but not great

JB, B&H Photo
23 March 2011
  • Excerpt: bought these legs for the included spirit level for panos but the one I received was very inaccurate which made keeping it pointless. Very sturdy legs for the price but if you're attracted to the leveling capabilities look elsewhere. I returned the legs for gitzo gt2531 and the acratech gp for panos. You get what you pay for.
  • Pros: Affordable, Good Stability, Lightweight
  • Cons: Inaccurate spirit level
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Overall 6
6.0

Not good for what I do.

Seedwarf, B&H Photo
2 February 2011
  • Excerpt: I am sure it would be a good tripod for anything but event based videography. Leveling takes WAY to long.
  • Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability
  • Cons: Leveling
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Overall 6
6.0

Heavy but Study

DC, B&H Photo
27 December 2010
  • Excerpt: Aluminum body is quite heavy. When center column is fully extended and moved to a horizontal position, it feels less sturdy. Good overall hight Legs feel solid and slide in and out easily.
  • Pros: Good Stability, Unfolds Quickly
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 6
6.0

Heavy and sturdy

Adam, B&H Photo
3 October 2010
  • Excerpt: This tripod works well, as long as you're not taking it on a hike with you somewhere.
  • Pros: Good Stability, Unfolds Quickly
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 6
6.0

Good for the money

Mauro, B&H Photo
31 May 2010
  • Excerpt: Decent height and stability
  • Pros: Good Stability
  • Cons: Cumbersome
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