Manfrotto 055XB Black Tripod Kit with 322RC2 Grip Action Ball Quick Release Head & Tripod Case

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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:
Stable (27),Unfolds quickly (18),Folds away (10),Lightweight (9)
Heavy (4)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (18),Night shots (18),Portraits (15),Home (13),Wildlife (13),Video (7),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 (5),Pro photographer (3)

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
74.1 inches
Max Height w/closed column
59.9 inches
Minimum Height
6.76 inches
Closed Length
28.1 inches
Leg Sections
Max Load Capacity
11 lbs
6.6 lbs
Mfr #

Manfrotto 055XB Reviews

Review Snapshot®


(based on 28 reviews)


of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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Reviewed by 28 customers


Good Deal and Great Service as Usual


from Lake Havasu, AZ  -  Photo Enthusiast

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


Good product for the money


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.


tripod will work for my photo abilities


from Phoenix  -  Casual Photographer

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


Sturdy tripod


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.


Get the BEST!


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.


Reliable! Great Product!


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.


Heavy Duty


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.


It's good and seems sturdy


from Florida  -  Photography Student

for video shoots and picture taking


Sturdy and easy to use


from Exeter, PA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Great product. Mounting screw needed an adapter to fit the head that I use. (pistol grip).


from a tall guy


from Phenix City Al.  -  Semi-pro Photographer

this tripod is great for that tall photographer, not as light as a carbon fiber but not as heavy as others i tried. the thumb locks are easy to use and the legs slide in out fast. it is a very stable tripod.

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