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(based on 5 ratings)
Brand: Manfrotto
Located in: All Tripods

The 055XPROB makes the famous Manfrotto-patented horizontal centre column feature even easier to use. By extending the column to its highest vertical position, it can be swung round to horizontal without removing the head or disassembling the column itself, so switching between framing and positioning setups is more convenient than ever. The ergonomics of the leg angle release mechanism and the quick action leg locks themselves have also been greatly improved.

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.4 stars
(based on 5 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Lightweight(3), Stable(5), Unfolds quickly(4)
Best Uses:
Long exposures(5), Photography(5), Portraits(4), Stabilization(4)
Describe Yourself:
Photo enthusiast(4)

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great tripod
By DragonboneVerified Purchaser from Lewisville, TX on 5/22/2009
Pros:
Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
Best Uses:
Long Exposures, Photography, Portraits, Reducing Noise (ISO Reduction), Stabilization
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Manfrotto Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Tripod w/New Horizontal Column:

Fantastic tripod. Made me realize what a piece of junk my older tripod was. I highly recommend this product.

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Best Bang for the Buck
By ClintVerified Reviewer from Tokyo on 12/29/2008
Pros:
Good Stability, Highly Adjustable, Solid construction, Unfolds Quickly
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Long Exposures, Photography, Portraits, Reducing Noise (ISO Reduction), Stabilization
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Manfrotto Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Tripod w/New Horizontal Column:

This tripod has enough adjustments to ensure you will get your shot framed exactly how you want it and very quickly.

While it is not made of carbon fiber, it is heavy, but in a reassuringly solid way. This makes it more difficult to carry around, but I couldn't see spending hundreds more for carbon fiber unless one was a pro.

There is even a handy hook to hang a bag of weights from it during super windy conditions. The construction is certifiably bomber as well.

Sweet tripod for the money.

 
A must have
By michaelVerified Purchaser from Seattle, WA on 10/20/2008
Pros:
Good Stability, Unfolds Quickly
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
Long Exposures, Photography, Portraits, Stabilization
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Manfrotto Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Tripod w/New Horizontal Column:

055 provides incredible stability - much better than 190. It is also pretty tall - w/o using central column I do not need to bend to look into viewfinder.
On the negative side it is pretty heavy. So make sure that you have carrying bag, or backpack mount or at least a carrying strap.

 
A beginners dream of a tripod
By CPVerified Purchaser from Soldotna, Alaska on 10/4/2008
Pros:
Good Stability, Lightweight, Versatility
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Long Exposures, Photography
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Manfrotto Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Tripod w/New Horizontal Column:

I pulled it out of the box and WOW, it was just what I expected. I really enjoy the horizontal column, it rocks. It is light and durable.

[6 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

 
Better than Expected...Great Tripod!
By EdVerified Purchaser from Roseville Michigan on 9/22/2008
Pros:
Folds Small, Good Stability, Inovative, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly, Very Versitile
Best Uses:
Difficult angles Height, Long Exposures, Photography, Portraits, Stabilization
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Manfrotto Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Tripod w/New Horizontal Column:

When shooting Items on a table for example, the center columns ability to be positioned sideways makes it easy to shoot different angles positioned out over the table, that would otherwise require cumbersome maneuvering of you lighting. The extreme flexibility of the legs allow you to get very low to the ground. Especially for the cost I think this is a great tripod.

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