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.
The tripod was as described, fairly priced and promptly shippied. I doesn't get any better.
I am using the tripod to photograph a permanent collection for a museum. It works well for what I am doing.
New to using a tripod and so far this tripod is working as expected.
Stability comes with a price but the added weight is worth it. The construction is rock solid and ready for abuse.
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.
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.
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.
for video shoots and picture taking
Great product. Mounting screw needed an adapter to fit the head that I use. (pistol grip).
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.