Manfrotto 055XPRO3 3-Section Carbon Fibre reviews
+ This tripod has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on ease of use.
Manfrotto 055XPRO3 3-Section Carbon Fibre Tripod
The new Manfrotto 055XPRO3 Carbon Fibre 3-section Tripod delivers maximum rigidity from the lightest components; a masterpiece of engineering designed for photographers who want the best from their tripod and need it to be easily transportable. The 100% carbon fibre tubes and new QPL leg locking system increase the tripod’s rigidity and absorb vibrations, stabilizing camera equipment under any conditions. Carbon fibre tubing and magnesium castings also reduce the weight of this tripod compared to the equivalent aluminium version.
The key feature of the 055XPRO3 is its 90° centre column mechanism, which allows the column to be extended vertically as normal, or horizontally to open up a wide range of framing and shooting possibilities; this makes the 055XPRO3 an extremely versatile tripod, suitable for a wide range of photography and video applications. The horizontal column mechanism is housed within the tripod’s top casting for compactness, but it is easily and quickly extended whenever you need it. Switching between vertical and horizontal column orientation requires no disassembly, and can even be done with a camera attached.
Set-up Speed and Ease of Use
Higher locking power doesn’t bring a compromise on ergonomics: QPL’s single-hand opening mechanism enables quicker, more comfortable set-up.
The bubble level also rotates 360° so it’s always in the best position for the user, without ever falling inconveniently under a head locking lever.
Unlimited Versatility and Creativity
The new horizontal column mechanism combined with the 4 leg angles allows the new 055 to smoothly reach whatever camera position you have in mind, always maintaining the safety and stability of your gear.
The Easy Link attachment converts the new 055 into a portable photography studio. By simply attaching an arm with an LED light, a reflector, or any other accessory, the new 055 goes beyond the boundaries of classic tripod functionalities.
- £139 – £316 at 6 retailers out of 421 retailers checked