Manfrotto 055XB Black Tripod with 128RC Micro Fluid Head

Manfrotto

About Manfrotto 055XB

The 055XB is one of the most versatile and popular tripods in the Manfrotto range. The tripod is lightweight and portable enough to take in the field, yet strong enough for a medium format camera, small view cameras, spotting scope and the latest generation of digital video cameras.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Stable (28),Unfolds quickly (18),Folds away (10),Lightweight (9)
Cons:
Heavy (4)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (18),Night shots (18),Portraits (15),Home (13),Wildlife (13),Video (9),Travel (6),Sports/action (5),Stabilization (5),Weddings (5),Long exposures (4),Photography (3) Reducing noise (ISO reduction) (3) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (16),Semi-pro photographer (7),Pro photographer (4)

Manfrotto 055XB Features

  • Leg angle presets allow the camera to reach all intermediate heights from min-max extension.
  • Eye-catching new design improves ergonomics of the leg angle levers and the horizontal column block
  • Quick action leg locks with new improved design.
  • Built-in bubble spirit level makes camera alignment quick and easy.

Manfrotto 055XB Specifications

Max Height w/extended column
74.61 inches
Max Height w/closed column
58.66 inches
Minimum Height
7.28 inches
Closed Length
28.54 inches
Leg Sections
3
Max Load Capacity
8.82 lbs
Weight
7.28 lbs

Manfrotto 055XB Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.6

(based on 31 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Extremely Nice

The head on this is so smooth, it really makes shooting video a pleasure, with a DSLR or a camcorder. I prefer the legs on this to the wing-nut type legs on the comparable model as they're easier to close.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not what I need for video HDSLR

Bought for a HDSLR for video. This particular head does not hold the camera securely enough from tipping forward or backward when using a heavy lens. I'm returning it for a refund.

Reviewed by 31 customers

 
5.0

Good Deal and Great Service as Usual

By

from Lake Havasu, AZ  -  Photo Enthusiast

The tripod was as described, fairly priced and promptly shippied. I doesn't get any better.

 
5.0

Good product for the money

By

from Corpus Christi, TX  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I am using the tripod to photograph a permanent collection for a museum. It works well for what I am doing.

 
5.0

tripod will work for my photo abilities

By

from Phoenix  -  Casual Photographer

New to using a tripod and so far this tripod is working as expected.

 
5.0

Extremely Nice

By

from Seattle, WA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

The head on this is so smooth, it really makes shooting video a pleasure, with a DSLR or a camcorder. I prefer the legs on this to the wing-nut type legs on the comparable model as they're easier to close.

 
3.0

Not what I need for video HDSLR

By

from Madison, WI  -  Pro Photographer

Bought for a HDSLR for video. This particular head does not hold the camera securely enough from tipping forward or backward when using a heavy lens. I'm returning it for a refund.

 
5.0

Inspiring

By

from Seattle, WA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

The head on this tripod is so smooth and nice for video that it is inspiring to use, and really makes projects more enjoyable. I first owned this head with the 055XDB legs which have wing-nut locks and are more cumbersome to set up. The combo of this incredibly nice head and the quick-release legs is a great value. It fits in the Giottos Professional Padded Tripod Case GTAA1252.

 
5.0

Sturdy tripod

By

from Inland Empire Ca  -  Pro Photographer

Stability comes with a price but the added weight is worth it. The construction is rock solid and ready for abuse.

 
5.0

Get the BEST!

By

from Muscatine, Iowa  -  Pro Photographer

Why waste your time on something less than the best? My customers count on me, I need a tripod I can count on. That is why I only use Bogen - Manfrotto.

 
5.0

Reliable! Great Product!

By

from miami, FL  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I use this product for video productions and time lapse and long exposure photography. It's lightweight without a video head like a 501 attached to it.

 
4.0

Heavy Duty

By

from Arizona

I bought this tripod to replace my Manfrotto model 3401B that isn't available anymore. If it is as good as the one it is replacing it should provide good results. The 3401B is roughly 15 years old and has traveled thousands of miles in the back of a truck on Horses,and backpacks, used to support spotting scopes,cameras,binoculars and also as a shooting rest for Big-Game hunting. Would rate as a 5 but have not used it in the field yet. Will provide follow-up in a year or 2. However Adorama is the sole provider for our Outfitting business needs in the way of tripods, optics, and cameras.

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