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Manfrotto 055XDB Basic Tripod Legs (Black)

4.4 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews

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Product Description

Built on the same ergonomically improved design as the 055XB, the 055XDB is lightweight, sturdy and portable. This basic tripod has the same design as the 055XB but with a simpler center column (no short column available) and more traditional locking knobs. The leg angle presets allow the camera to reach all intermediate heights from min-max extension.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 26.2 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches
Item Weight 8.8 pounds
Shipping Weight 6.4 pounds
ASIN B000TR6NTQ
Item model number 055XDB
Customer Reviews
4.4 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #2,777 in Camera & Photo > Camera & Photo Accessories > Tripods & Monopods > Complete Tripods
#3,284 in Camera & Photo > Camera & Photo Accessories > Tripod & Monopod Accessories
Date first available at Amazon.com October 2, 2001

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By Joseph Murray White on March 11, 2010
This tripod provides very solid support. It supports my Canon 50D and Sigma 150-500 lens quite adequately. Another great feature is that the tripod puts my camera at eye level without extending the center column (I am about 5 ft 8 in tall). I particularly like how quickly I can unfold and drop the legs, ready to shoot in seconds.

The only con is that this thing is a bit bulky and heavy. I would not carry it on a backpacking trip, but for other applications it is excellent.
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i have a collection of over 6 tripods. Some date back 30 years. The up side to this model is that I extends up to 70 inches without the center post. Big plus for me. On the down side is that it is really heavy. When you put on the proper ball head it weight about 6 - 7 lbs. Lot to tote around all day long.
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I purchased this tripod to use for video-taping services at our church. It has a Manfrotto DV-701 Fluid Head attached to the top. I do photography as a hobby, so I knew what I was looking for in a tripod. I knew I didn't want to get something cheap that would give us poor results. What I needed was a tripod that wouldn't flex, as we would be doing pans and tilts with the fluid head. This tripod fits the bill. It is well-built and sturdy, giving us a good platform on which to use the head. I have absolutely no complaints about it. If the height works for you and you don't mind the weight, I think this is a good bet for most people!
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By Y. wang on February 3, 2009
Very good tripod indeed. The best part is the leg cramp, very easy and very fast to set it up or fold down. I used to have a gitzo tripod, setting up is really a pain, my wife hated it, now she loves this new one.

Even without extending the central column it's already at my eye level(I am 6'), I was kind of hope they should have reduced the length of the central column to reduce some weight.

Only thing I could complain is, prehaps the legs could be thinner to make it look elegant.
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This is a great tripod for the money - Solid as a rock, nice and tall...! I also own the Manfrotto 679B Monopod which is built the same way... If you want a really good tripod or monopod you can't go wrong with Manfrotto...!
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I bought this tripod to use on the Manfrotto 701HDV head I bought. They work together very well. Very sturdy tripod and I particularly like that reaches over 70 inches in height. Makes it easier to shoot video over the heads in a crowd. It is not too heavy and folds slightly over 24inches to fit in my other cheap tripod's bag.
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I purchased this unit to use with my Canon 60D and various lenses. I got the 701 HDV Pro fluid video Mini Head to use with it. I know there are many who prefer a ballhead or a gumball rig. It can really depend on what you're shooting. For my still shots, mostly landscapes, extreme closeups or some portraits, this setup is perfect; these units together are rock solid with no movement. With the 60d's HD video capability, the panning with the 701 head is smoooooth with no start-up jerking. You can control the tension to allow for a super slow pan; I just apply light constant pressure on the arm and the head allows an ever so slow pan with absolutely no jitter. The center pole height adjustment is done with a easy lock wing nut and even if I extend it way up beyond the reach I need, there is no extra movement if it's windy, a problem you can have with lighter weight or travel units. The legs have 3 outer adjustments for whatever stability you need and triple pole length adjustments with good solid rubber feet for grip at the ends. The only feature I wish it had was the quick disconnect lever pole locks rather than the wing nuts, just quicker that's all. I think probably for the weight of this unit, the wing nuts are more heavy duty. Unless you're taking a road trip, you probably won't want to schlep this in your backpack or luggage through the airport or train station; get a Manfrotto travel tri for that. Anyway, buy this (these) units with confidence because that's what you'll get when your equipment is setting on the top of it.
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I got this Manfrotto 055XDB Basic Tripod Legs (Black) for my Nikon D300s 12MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) and Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II AF-S NIKKOR Lens For Nikon Digital SLR Cameras.

Positives:
Stable.
Solidly constructed.
Maximum Load.
Height.
Priced for value.

Negatives:
This thing is heavy.
A little too tall for me. I am 5 feet 10 inches. (When including tripod head and camera height)
No height fine tuning possible, due lack of adjusting level legs.
Missing the foam cushion.

This tripod is one of Manfrotto's "best bang for buck" tripod. Highly recommended.
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