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Manfrotto 055 Magnesium Ball Head with Q5 Quick Release, Up to 26.5 lbs Load Capacity

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About the Manfrotto 055 Magnesium Ball Head

The Manfrotto 055 Magnesium Ball Head with Q5 Quick Release is a sturdy, professional ball head with separate controls for tilt, pan and friction that enable precise positioning. With a 26.5 lb load capacity and a sliding camera plate with 3/8"-16 & 1/4"-20 screws, the durable head is suitable for just about any camera. The 055 head's lateral tilt ranges from -100Deg. to +40Deg. and pan is a full 360Deg.

With the head's independent pan lock, its state-of-the-art materials & technology that enable smooth movements, plus the degree markers around the base, the 055 is well-suited for precise panoramic photography. The head's quick-release mechanism is the innovative Q5 system, which offers excellent ergonomics & speed as well as light weight. The 055 head includes a 501PL sliding plate that enables precise weight balance for cameras with long lenses and other heavy equipment. The plate has a location pin, making it suitable for video cameras.

Manfrotto 055 Magnesium Ball Head Includes

  • Manfrotto 055 Magnesium Ball Head
  • Q5 Quick Release
  • 501PL Sliding Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 & 3/8" Screws
  • Manfrotto Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Attaches firmly (3) , Stable (3) , Strong clamp (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (1) , Photography student (1) , Pro photographer (1)

Manfrotto 055 Magnesium Ball Head Features

  • Perfect companion for Manfrotto 055 carbon-fiber tripods
  • Innovative RC5 quick-release system is ideal for heavy equipment and cameras with long lenses
  • Portrait angle selector (90-100deg.) for finer control over positioning
  • Three spirit levels for precise leveling in both portrait & landscape orientations
  • Constructed of lightweight magnesium (weighs 2.2 lb)
  • Patent-pending design

Manfrotto 055 Magnesium Ball Head Specifications

Load Capacity 26.5 lb (12 kg)
Quick Release Yes, Q5 system
Camera Mount Plate 501PL sliding quick-release plate with 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 screws
Spirit Level Yes, 2
Tension Control Yes
Separate Panning Lock Yes
Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16
Tilt Range -100Deg. to +40Deg. lateral tilt
Pan Range 360Deg.
Material Magnesium
Height 5.3" (13.5 cm)
Weight 2.2 lb (1 kg)
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