Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod with 804RC2 Head

Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod

The Manfrotto 055XPROB is a large but affordable professional tripod designed for general-purpose use. It’s one of the tallest models in the range, and feels the part with its aluminium construction. Like most higher-end tripods, the 055XPROB does not come with a head as a standard. Instead it features a plate onto which you can mount a wide variety of optional heads to match your exact requirements.

The 055XPROB makes the famous Manfrotto-patented horizontal center column feature even easier to use. By extending the column to its highest vertical position, it can be swung round to horizontal without removing the head or disassembling the column itself, so switching between framing and positioning setups is more convenient than ever. The ergonomics of the leg angle release mechanism and the quick action leg locks themselves have also been greatly improved.

The Manfrotto 055XPROB is a smart-looking tripod finished in black. The leg tubes and centre column are made of aluminium with a smooth finish. Aluminium is a traditional and familiar material used to construct tripods, so most photographers will know what to expect from the 055XPROB in terms of look, feel and weight. The aluminium 055XPROB weighs 2.4 Kkg and can handle up to 7 kg of maximum load.

If you’re interested in the lighter carbon fiber version, check out our Manfrotto 055CXPRO3. If you’re looking for something smaller and more affordable, check out the Manfrotto 190XPROB or Manfrotto 190CXPRO3.

Specs:

  • Material: Aluminum
  • Maximum height with center column down: 142 cm
  • Minimum height: 10 cm
  • Folded length: 66 cm
  • Load capacity: 7.00 kg
  • Weight: 2.40 kg
  • Number of leg sections: 3

This model is replaced by the Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 tripod.

Bags are an optional extra. Manfrotto’s padded MBAG80PN is ideal for carrying the 055XPROB with all but the biggest heads attached.

Manfrotto 804RC2 Head

Manfrotto 804RC2 Basic Pan & Tilt Head with Quick Release Plate.

3-way photo head constructed of ultra-durable and lightweight technical polymer, the 804RC2 easily withstands the daily rigors of the professional photographer. A unique spring feature has been added to the 804RC2 to assist in the tilt motion of the head to compensate for heavier, off-center loads. Ergonomic and newly designed handles fit comfortably in the hands, while the standard quick release plate fits snugly in the low-profile receiver. (Plates Adapters: 200PL-38, 200PLARCH-14, 200PLARCH-38).

This 3-way photo head is constructed from ultra-durable and lightweight technical polymer and easily withstands the daily rigors of the professional photographer. A unique spring feature has been added to the 804RC2 to assist in the tilt motion of the head to compensate for heavier, off-center loads. Ergonomic and newly designed handles fit comfortably in the hands, while the standard quick release plate fits snugly in the low-profile receiver. This Manfrotto 804RC2 replaces the Manfrotto 3047. Attachment (bottom): 3/8-Inch female thread; color: black; front tilt: -30° / +90°; height: 4.72 in.; lateral tilt: -30° / +90°; load capacity: 8.82 lbs.; material: technopolymer; panoramic rotation: 360 °; quick release – with 1/4-20-Inch screw; secondary safety system: weight: 649 grams.

Specs:

  • Professional 3-way photo head for use with tripod equipment
  • Ultra-durable lightweight technical polymer construction
  • Unique spring design assists in tilt motion of head
  • Newly designed ergonomic handles for extra comfort and grip
  • Standard quick release plate

Link to Manfrotto 804RC2 spare parts

 

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