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Manfrotto 556B
8.7 out of 10

Manfrotto 556B

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Overall 10
10

Just what I needed

B., B&H Photo
22 January 2015
  • Excerpt: This worked great for use with the video head. I am using the original column for the ball head and can just switch out the entire column to change from video to still.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fits Well, Improves Tripod Function, Solid/Sturdy
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Overall 10
10

Works perfectly

Mark, B&H Photo
12 August 2014
  • Excerpt: I purchased this so I can set shots quickly with the leveling device. I use it rigorously and I am thoroughly impressed and give it the highest review possible. I use it with my 190XPROB Manfrotto tripod and the two were made for each other.
  • Pros: Compact, Durable, Easy to Use, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

Makes fine adjustments fast and easy.

Bassecam, B&H Photo
25 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I added this column to my 190 series tripod and topped it off with the 126 RC light video head. Now I can dial in a shot with the leveling ball much, much faster than I could by adjusting 3 handles on the original head.
  • Pros: Fast Leveling, Well Constructed
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Overall 10
10

Perfect addition

Billfish, B&H Photo
28 November 2012
  • Excerpt: I added this center column to the Manfrotto 190CX carbon tripod. I was very impressed with the latitude of leveling this item offered. I never imagined gear at this price point could adapt to so many different surfaces so quickly. I use this column while shooting video with a DSLR.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fits Well, Improves Tripod Function, Solid/Sturdy
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Overall 8
8.0

Works like a charm

Jeff the Documentarian, B&H Photo
19 September 2012
  • Excerpt: I put the column on my manfrotto legs with the manfrotto 501 head. My old column had broken due to too much weight. I've only had the column for a few weeks but it's been a great addition to a simple tripod setup- it allows me to quickly adjust the level of my shot without arming out the legs...
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fits Well, Improves Tripod Function, Solid/Sturdy
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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty cool product

InHouse, B&H Photo
7 April 2011
  • Excerpt: Makes a Bogen tripod feel more like a pro tripod and allows you to level quickly. Very good product. Definitely worth adding to any Bogen setup.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fits Well, Improves Tripod Function, Solid/Sturdy
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Overall 10
10

a must

blue moose, B&H Photo
9 March 2011
  • Excerpt: if you work on uneven terrain, often change tripod positions etc, it is a must. Use it to fine tune the camera horizon. Will make your work so much easier!
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fits Well, Improves Tripod Function, Solid/Sturdy
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Overall 10
10

Great upgrade for DSLR VIDEO!

Chubbsman, B&H Photo
12 January 2011
  • Excerpt: I've had a Manfrotto 190 photo tripod for quite a while. I use a larger video set of sticks for shooting with heavier setups. With the advent of DSLR cinema, I figured this would be a great attachment. Great for music videos, short films, and anything else you coud think of!
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fits Well, Improves Tripod Function, Saves time, Solid/Sturdy
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Overall 10
10

Excellent addition to the tripod kit

Barrindp, B&H Photo
11 November 2010
  • Excerpt: I work as an expedition photographer in the polar regions. The ability to quickly fine tune the level of the tripod head without having to mess with the legs on uneven ground is fantastic, enabling me to set up quicker to catch the wildlife action.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fits Well, Improves Tripod Function, Solid/Sturdy
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Overall 10
10

Very useful for panoramas

Uli, B&H Photo
3 November 2010
  • Excerpt: I had some problems initially to insert the column into my tripod, but after that hurdle it is really a joy to use. It makes it so much easier to level the tripod. However, be careful that you don't have too much weight on the column (e.g.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Improves Tripod Function, Solid/Sturdy
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