Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 Carbon Fiber 3 Section Tripod Review

Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 Popular Tripod for DSLRIf you are ready to stop lugging around heavy tripods, then check out the Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 Carbon Fiber 3 Section Tripod. Matched up with the right head, this super-lightweight tripod is going to be easy to use and the easier and more painless something is to use, the more likely you are to use it.

This tripod is like the bigger, stronger brother of the 190CXPRO3.

Video Correction: 69″+ with center extended as well

Manfrotto 055CXPRO3

Like other professional tripods, you get to select your own tripod head to go with the the 055CXPRO3 (sometimes referred to as the 055CX3). If you’re new to professional tripods, this may seem like an unneeded extra cost, but the reality is that it allows you to have multiple heads to satisfy all of the different types of photography or DSLR HD Video work that you currently do or may do in the future.

Tripod Head: Manfrotto 222 Joystick Head – Replaces the Manfrotto 3265

In the video, he mentions the Manfrotto 3265 joystick head. You can still get a joystick head, it’s just been upgraded to the Manfrotto 222 Joystick Head.

Manfrotto 055CXPRO3

The 055CXPRO3 costs a little more than the 190CXPRO3, but it’s sturdier and built to handle more weight.

If you use a tripod regularly, or you want to follow the advice of a lot of professional photographers, then you might want to make the investment in a good carbon fiber tripod right now.

You see, it’s hard to keep doing something that is painful and carrying around a heavy aluminum tripod can be painful. But, if you start out carrying a lightweight but strong and sturdy tripod, you may find you make it a habit that leads to much sharper shots – especially if you are shooting in low light conditions or with a long lens.

If you are on the fence, checkout this carbon fiber versus aluminum tripod video with wildlife photographer Chris Weston. He provides a great rundown between the two types of tripod construction.

That’s a wrap for the impressive Manfrotto 055CXPRO3.

Clecira - May 19, 2012

great post! thanks for sharing!

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