Manfrotto 055 Tripod with XPRO Ball Head - MK055XPRO3-BHQ2

Manfrotto 055 Tripod with XPRO Ball Head - MK055XPRO3-BHQ2

Item: 28464

Aluminium 3-section with horizontal column

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RRP £329.95

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Maximum height: 181.5 cm
Maximum height (with centre column down): 151.5 cm
Minimum height: 9.0 cm
Closed length: 72.5 cm
Safety payload: 8 kg
Weight: 3.0 kg

Our opinion:

Manfrotto's extremely popular 055 series of tripods is 50% more rigid and offers some improvements on its predecessors.

New quick power locks provide a quick and easy solution to locking the tripod in the desired position. An impressive maximum load of 8 kg means that it is suitable for even the heaviest of equipment. 90 degree leg and column angles provide versatility and stability in any position.

The Easy Link attachment, allows to convert the new 055 into a portable photographic studio. It is possible to attach an (optional) arm with an LED light, a reflector, making lighting the subject much easier.

Lastly, the spirit level bubble rotates now, so it is always accessible, no matter how you've set up the legs.

This kit includes the new XPRO-BHQ2 ballhead, which is not only smaller and lighter than it's predecessor but includes a number of technical improvements.
A new triple lock system now ensures that the ballhead is held securely in position with no drifting when the camera is attached. Fine adjustments to the camera positions can be made with the locking knobs half open - and polymer rings have replaced grease to facilitate smooth operation. Two spirit levels help in positioning the camera just perfectly.

The tripod legs and head combination weighs 3 kg.

Designed & Made in Italy
Manufacturer’s Description
The 055 is the most popular and most imitated family of pro tripods on the market, but it's still unrivalled. Its balance of size, weight and stability makes it ideal for use both in the studio and out on location, and the range of tripod and kit configurations available, in both aluminium and carbon fibre, makes it extremely versatile. 055X models have aluminium leg tubes and centre columns, and aluminium castings; while 055CX models have carbon fibre leg tubes and centre column, and ultra-light magnesium castings.

This 055 kit comprises a 055XPRO3 3-section aluminium tripod and a portable, versatile ball head. Both tripod and head have advanced features and excellent build quality.

The key feature of this kit is the tripod's 90 degree centre column mechanism, which allows the column to be extended vertically as normal or horizontally. This makes it an extremely versatile tripod, suitable for a wide range of photography applications. The horizontal column mechanism is housed within the tripod's top casting for compactness, but it is easily and quickly extended whenever you need it. Switching between vertical and horizontal column orientation requires no disassembly, and can even be done with a camera attached.

The legs of the tripod are also fast to extend and adjust, thanks to the Quick Power Lock levers that block and unblock each leg section. The special design of the QPL levers allow a stronger and more comfortable single-handed leg lock grip. The sections of each leg on the tripod can be released from their folded position in a single movement. The QPL lever design also offers more powerful locking of each section, making this tripod more stable and rigid than traditional lever design models. Intuitive, ergonomic leg angle selectors allow each leg to be independently and solidly set to any of the preset angles, afford considerably greater positioning freedom.

A bubble level is built in to the top of the centre column for precise framing. The bubble level rotates freely around the centre column, so it can be positioned wherever it's easiest for you to see while you adjust the tripod and without it either being obscured by the mounted head and camera.

The tripod?s top casting has an Easy Link connector to support a photo or video accessory (such as an LED light, flash, reflector, or other piece of equipment) on an extending arm or bracket, and transforming it into a practical mobile studio.

The new XPRO Ball Head is the perfect union between innovative solutions and design. It has a new triple locking system which guarantees camera position stability, friction control helping the user balance the weight of camera equipment and two levelling bubbles to precisely frame composition. Moreover, its new polymer rings have substituted that unpleasant, messy grease, ensuring smooth, accurate and less jerky camera movement. XPRO Ball Head is portable, lightweight and reliable thanks to its magnesium body and comes with the Manfrotto 200 PL plate.

The 055XPRO3 and the MHXPRO-BHQ2 head are made in Italy by Manfrotto
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