The amazing Manfrotto 055 X-Pro 4 Section Carbon Fiber Tripod has been designed to provide photographers with maximum rigidity using the lightest possible components; a masterpiece of engineering designed for those who demand the best from their transportable equipment.
The 100% carbon fibre tubes and new QPL leg locking system increase the rigidity of the Manfrotto O55 X-Pro Tripod and absorb vibrations, stabilizing camera equipment under any conditions. Carbon fibre tubing and magnesium castings also reduce the weight of this tripod compared to the equivalent aluminum version.
The 4-section leg design allows the Manfrotto 4 Section X-Pro 055 Tripod to fold to a more compact size for easier transportation. The key feature of the 055CXPRO4 is its 90° center column mechanism, which allows the column to be extended vertically as normal, or horizontally to open up a wide range of framing and shooting possibilities; this makes the Manfrotto Carbon Fiber 055 X-Pro Tripod an extremely versatile tripod, suitable for a wide range of photography and video applications.
The X-PRO 055 Tripod is made with a horizontal column mechanism that is housed within the tripod's top casting to add compactness, while being 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 4-section legs of the Manfrotto 055CXPRO4 Tripod make it extremely compact: together with the height saving of the new horizontal column mechanism, 4-section legs help to reduce the closed length of this tripod - a boon for any traveling photographer.
The legs of the Manfrotto X-PRO 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 allows a more comfortable single-handed opening of all leg sections in one action. QPL's lever design also offers more powerful locking of each section, meaning the tripod is more stable and rigid than with traditional lever designs.
The intuitive and ergonomic leg angle selectors on the Manfrotto 055 Carbon Fiber Tripod allow each leg to be independently and solidly set to any of the preset angles, again allowing considerable positioning freedom.
A bubble level is built in to the top of the center column for precise framing. The bubble level rotates freely around the center column, so it can be positioned wherever it's easiest for you to see it while adjusting the tripod, and without it either being obscured by the mounted head and camera, or getting in the way of head or camera controls.
The top casting of the Manfrotto X-PRO 055 055CXPRO4 Tripod has an Easy Link connector for supporting a photo or video accessory (such as an LED light, flash, reflector, or other piece of equipment) on an extending arm or bracket, and making the tripod into a practical mobile studio.