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Manfrotto 055XPROB + 460MG Magnesium Head

The 055XPROB is Manfrotto’s largest professional ergonomic tripod from the best-selling 055 family, designed for general, outdoor and indoor photography. It features the revolutionary centre column which can be adjusted to achieve several different configurations. The 055XPROB offers exceptional stability even in difficult terrain, therefore, it’s an excellent choice for landscape photographers. It’s available in both aluminum and lighter carbon fibre version, which also reflects on the price. Combined with the 460MG Magnesium Head, it’s by far one of the most versatile professional tripod on the market. For detailed specifications on the 055XPROB and 460MG Magnesium Head please visit Manfrotto’s official website.

As pictured below, the 460MG Magnesium Head offers a 360° panoramic rotation as well as -30°/180° front and -180°/+30° lateral tilt.

The greatest versatility, however, comes from combining the 460MG Head with the tripod’s centre column in order to achieve different configurations. Pictured below are just some of the configurations that offer extended rotation capabilities to suit most indoor and outdoor situations.

The following configuration offers a 360° front as well as +90°/-90° lateral tilt. It’s especially useful when photographing the sky, stars etc. or shooting from above the subject in close-up studio photography. The lateral tilt also allows to adjust the horizon when standing on an uneven terrain and put the camera in portrait orientation.

Next configuration offers +180°/-30° front and +180°/-30° lateral tilt as well as 360° rotation. It’s especially useful when shooting out of the window or in situations where you need to lean over an obstacle such as a railing, small wall etc. as well as in close-up studio photography, when shooting from above the subject . The lateral tilt allows to correct the horizon and put the camera in portrait orientation.

If you’re interested in more pictures and details about the Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod please read the following reviews:

Camera Labs Review and  Photography-on-the.net

Thanks for reading and good luck with your photography.

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