Manfrotto MT055CXPRO3 New 055 Carbon Fibre Tripod 3 Leg Section

The new 055 carbon fibre 3-section tripod delivers maximum rigidity from the lightest components; a masterpiece of engineering designed for photographers who want the best from their tripod and need it to be easily transportable.


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Manfrotto MT055CXPRO3 New 055 Carbon Fibre Tripod 3 Leg Section

The new 055 carbon fibre 3-section tripod delivers maximum rigidity from the lightest components; a masterpiece of engineering designed for photographers who want the best from their tripod and need it to be easily transportable. The 100% carbon fibre tubes and new QPL leg locking system increase the tripod’s rigidity 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 aluminium version.

Key Features:
The key feature of the 055CXPRO3 is its 90° centre 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 055CXPRO3 an extremely versatile tripod, suitable for a wide range of photography and video applications. The horizontal column mechanism is housed within the tripod's top casting for compactness, but it is 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 legs of the 055CXPRO3 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. Intuitive and ergonomic leg angle selectors 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 centre column for precise framing. The bubble level rotates freely around the centre 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 055CXPRO3 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.

The 055CXPRO3 is made in Italy by Manfrotto.

attaches by.
3/8 attachment type
centre column
closed length
61.0 cm
black color
column cross section
column tube diameter
leg angles
leg cross section
leg sections
3 number
legs tube diameter
29.2 . 24.8 . 20.4 mm
carbon fiber tubing + magnesium castings
maximum height
170.0 cm
maximum height (with centre column down)
140.0 cm
minimum height
9.0 cm
pat. pending
safety payload
9 kg
section centre column
1 number
2 kg

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10 out of 10


Carrickfergus GB
Light weight. I changed from the identical aluminium tripod to reduce the weight. Very sturdy and easy to use. Legs can be positioned in numerous ways and with central pillar can be used to take virtually any shot!!
Confirmed purchase: 29 May 2018
Published on: 12 June 2018
8 out of 10


Solid and Stable
New quick power levers are hinged about a third of the way along it's length, making it possible to pinch your fingers in back of locks.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful
Confirmed purchase: 19 January 2016
Published on: 05 February 2016
10 out of 10

Nigel W.

Blackburn GB
Well made
Perfect hight when fully extended
Very light and strong
Perfect with a hide clamp
Hard and fiddley to get the centre colum out
0 of 2 people found this review helpful
Confirmed purchase: 02 October 2015
Published on: 25 January 2016
9 out of 10


Compact format heavy duty aluminium tripod stand with various options for the leg positions which is useful. It's not just a tripod, it can be used to span gaps as the legs can be fanned out in the horizontal plane.
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful
Confirmed purchase: 18 November 2015
Published on: 15 January 2016