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The Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 Carbon Fibre (3 leg section) tripod weighs 1.65kg, has a maximum height of 175cm (140cm with centre column down) and a closed length of 65cm. It is made from carbon fibre tubing and magnesium castings, making the Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 tripod strong, durable and suitable for all sorts of shooting situations. More
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My first realy brilliant tripod
About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Comments about Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 Carbon Fibre Tripod:
At last I have a tripod that is sturdy and amazingly adjustable. Sure it is heavy, but look at what it can support.Took my best ever macro shots with it.The horizontal arm took my Canon 5D with macro lens and everything was rock solid.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Light weight sturdy
A lot better to carry around than my aluminium one and sturdy
does the job well
from north east
the legs fallout swiftly and smoothly so easy to find the best position. Very easy to lock off. Solid platform and robust in windy conditions. Its not the lightest but having the scope or telephoto lens in place makes it work as a single unit. I use it with the 701hdv head which gives an excellent combination.Only niggle is not having the warm leg cuffs, although not crucial on a carbon tripod
A good decision.
By Composing Hands
from West Sussex
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I hovered over the aluminum version but in the end decided to go for the carbon fibre, it's about 1kg saved and I'm so glad I did. It feels beautifully made and the leg locking system has a positive feel when engaging. At full height and without using the centre column then adding a head and camera it becomes a little over eye level for me so no stooping down (I'm 5' 10").
I bought this after reviewing several different tripods on the Internet and at camera shops. I opted for this to use with my canon 5d mark II and my largest lens (100-400mm). As I am 6'2" I felt the extra height this tripod gave me and the added stability was worth the extra money. The fact that it is carbon fibre means that it isn't as cold when holding it (not as silly as it might sound when using it outdoors in winter!)Thanks WEX for the service offered and the advice given on your online chat service. I will be back once I have saved for the 808RC4!
Really light an improvement
I bought this as a third tripod to support one half of a slider dolly that I have to take time lapse on. It does the job my older Manfrotto 055 aluminium does but it's significantly lighter and if I had to choose one to take on a short trip with me it would no question be this one. It improves on the old model, the feature of making the centre column horizontal is very useful. All in all if you can afford it I'd go for it, but if you're not planning on traveling much with your tripod then maybe go for a cheaper aluminium one.
A bit of a Parson's Egg..
About Me Professional
Although the legs on this are easy to adjust and its fairly solid the central column is a nightmare to adjust - jerky twisting movement. Would prefer a geared column - bit late to realise now. Also disappointed that the legs aren't waterproof - no good for low tide on the beach. Having said that it is fairly portable and lightweight - too big for a travel tripod but good for studio and interiors.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from London SW11
Delighted with the tripod. I considered the Pro4 buat am pleased I went for the 3 as otherwise I feel it would be too fiddly to adjust.
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Does what it should do.
Not a lot to say. It is a tripod. It doesn't annoy me by getting in the way. It is quite light and it is rigid. It is just one of those tools that does not draw attention to itself and does not detract from the business in hand.
Less is more
from Leatherhead, Surrey
Excellent for travel and quick to set-up
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