Excerpt: Apparently I didn't know what a really great tri-pod was until I bought this. I have been using cheap, flimsy tripods for years. There is so much to say about this. Firstly, it is very heavy. I believe that is exactly what you need for a stable image in all conditions. It's rock solid.
Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability, Great build quality, Plenty of height, Rock Solid, Unfolds Quickly, Very versatile
Excerpt: The unit itself is a bit heavy, but really, that's what I was looking for, something to hold up out in the wilderness while getting shots of birds, wildlife or landscapes. This tripod is as described and should do just about everything I will ever need out of a tripod.
Excerpt: I shoot with a 5d Mark ii. I wanted something that would feel sturdy for using my 70-200 2.8 with image stabilization. I am very pleased with my purchase. this is a very well made tripod that is easy to use.
Excerpt: Have been looking for a tripod with all the "extra" features that permit almost unlimited angles and height adjustments. The Manfrotto 055XPROB fit the criteria. Stayed with the 3-way pan/tilt head as that is what I am use to.
Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
Excerpt: A customer asked " Does this tripod have a 3/8 attachment? would it work with this head?" Mine did not come with one, but I bought 6 - 1/4" - 3/8" adapters from Lowe's. I also have a Bogen 3036 tripod which is very heavy-duty, strong and extends well over 6'.
Excerpt: I bought this to do video shooting with my Canon 7D and it is ideal for that. I like the vesatility of the centre column which can be used creatively. I am pretty happy with the build quality of this.