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Manfrotto 055MF4 4-Section Tripod


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  • Tripod can comfortably support up to 15.4 pounds
  • Compact, portable, and easily adjustable
  • Features carbon fiber legs with quick action lever locks in magnesium and resin
  • Folds to 21 inches; extends to over five feet
  • Weighs 4.4 pounds; comes with a two-year warranty
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Product Description

Product Description

Light, simple, strong, and extremely versatile to position, the 055MF4 will comfortably support up to 15lbs and offers a minimum height of only 4.3 inches for low-angle shooting. Without compromising on stability or rigidity of the tripod, Manfrotto engineers reduced the weight of the 055MF4 by utilizing carbon fiber legs with quick action lever locks in magnesium and resin. In addition, they incorporated the patented design of the 3021PRO series top spider, which offers four leg angle settings, and converts the center column into a lateral arm. The center column itself is of the latest generation of aluminum and resin materials. The low-angle adapter forms the top section of the center column and is easily detached by simply unscrewing the knob at the bottom of the column. This enables the head to be left mounted on the center column when switching between low-angle and normal shooting positions. All parts are assembled using a proven pressure clamp technology for greater durability and in-the-field serviceability. Built-in low angle adapter closed length - 21.3 in maximum height - 65.0 in maximum height (with center column down) - 51.4 in weight - 4.4 lbs load capacity - 15.4 lbs color - black

From the Manufacturer

Retaining all the features of the 055MF3, the Bogen-Manfrotto 055MF4 is a more compact tripod geared to the traveling photographer. The 055MF4 folds to just a shade over 21 inches yet extends to just under 5.5 feet. Light, simple, strong, and extremely versatile to position, the 055MF4 will comfortably support up to 15 pounds and offers a minimum height of only 4.3 inches for low-angle shooting.

Without compromising on stability or rigidity of the tripod, Manfrotto engineers reduced the weight of the 055MF4 by utilizing carbon fiber legs with quick action lever locks in magnesium and resin. In addition, they incorporated the patented design of the 3021PRO series top spider which offers four leg angle settings, and converts the center column into a lateral arm.

The center column itself is of the latest generation of aluminum and resin materials. The low-angle adapter forms the top section of the center column and is easily detached by simply unscrewing the knob at the bottom of the column. This enables the head to be left mounted on the center column when switching between low-angle and normal shooting positions.

All parts are assembled using a proven pressure clamp technology for greater durability and in-the-field serviceability. To make transportation even easier, the 055MF4 is supplied with a hand padded carrying strap that can also double as a hook to hang weight and increase stability during extreme wind conditions.

Features include:

  • Carbon Fiber three-faced tubes for the tripod legs
  • Aluminum and nylon polymer center column
  • Magnesium die casting for all tripod parts and stainless steel nuts and bolts
  • Ergonomic, user friendly features such as quick-action adjustable leg lever locks that instantly secure leg extensions firmly in place with no slippage or rotation
  • Push buttons to operate leg angles to offer four degrees of inclination
  • Center column with vertical/horizontal positioning
  • Built-in low angle adapter

What's in the Box:
Included carrying handle makes the tripod more comfortable to transport and stays conveniently and unobtrusively attached during use.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 4 x 4 inches ; 5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B0009HJ65O
  • Item model number: 055MF4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 17, 2003

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Customer Reviews

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Very light weight, compact and sturdy.
Greg Smith
Carbon fiber tripods are light weight, but inherently brittle so the rubber feet are necessary to protect against damaging the legs.
Jim St...
I got this tripod 2 weeks ago and I love it.
M. Sinan Akdeniz

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Greg Smith on July 20, 2005
I got this tripod last week and so far i love it. Very light weight, compact and sturdy. It has many features which i have already found myself using, like the lateral arm and the short column. (The only draw back to the lateral arm and short column is you have to unscrew and re-screw the column to use them, so a little slow during the switch.) In addition, it has a nice strap for carrying, and the latches for the legs are smoother then the less expensive Manfrotto's I've used. Most of the parts are made of Magnesium which is strong but light weight, and the tripod looks cool. If I could change things next time, I think they should make the hook for the strap Metal, not plastic, and they need a quick release option of the converting lateral arm and short column. Overall this is a great tripod and I am very happy with my purchase.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Sputterkar on August 4, 2006
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The stability of this tripod is impressive. I took it on vacation and shot a moth, sunsets and anything else I could find. The best photo of the moth was taken using the legs expanded as close to the ground as possible and the center support, parallel. Stability was great! I came hope with a picture on which the texture of wings could be seen and some awesome sunset images.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By DigitalMan on April 19, 2007
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This is the third tripod I have tried. I really wanted something a little lighter that the 4.4lbs of this unit, but I compromised because I wanted to the flip lever leg locks. I tried an aluminum Manfrotto that was similar to this model, but it was too heavy. I then tried a SLIK 814 CFII and if it had not been for the pain in setting it up and taking it down I would have kept it. If SLIK made a model with lever locks I would be all over that. I would happily shell out the higher $$ for a Gitzo as well if they had lever locks on the legs. I will probably end up buying a monopod as well for travel as I don't see it being very practical to haul this one around. All of that said, this is a fine unit that sets up quickly, is sturdy, lighter than aluminum and has the added bonus of a spirit level. I would recommend this unit to others who feel the same way I do about twist to lock tripod legs.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jim St... on March 11, 2011
I purchased this tripod a couple of years ago and am reviewing now because the quality hasn't been what I would expect for such an expensive product. I found the height and weight and tripod's stability did meet my expectations. The rubber feet came loose and were lost in the field. Carbon fiber tripods are light weight, but inherently brittle so the rubber feet are necessary to protect against damaging the legs. Finding replacement rubber feet was difficult - my local full service camera store was unable to find a replacement after two months trying. I was forced to purchase a set upgraded retractable spike feet simply to protect the legs. I now have a problem with a leg that no longer remains attached and falls out when loosened and fully extended. An internal guide collar made from light plastic internal to the leg has failed. Again, finding the replacement part was not easy - I did locate the collar in the UK and am having it shopped to California. My tripod has been used lightly and its reliability should have been much better. Parts are tough to find.
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