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The MT055XPRO3 is the successor to the venerable 055XPROB, 055XB and 055XDB tripods. It is an upgraded, stronger version that includes the features of its predecessors (two padded leg warmers, quick-release leg clamps). The centre column can be mounted horizontally or vertically. The centre column cannot be inverted.
The MT055XPRO3 tripod is black anodized for a durable finish. It also serves to make the nature enthusiast less noticeable because light won't reflect off the tripod, unlike other bright silver colored tripods.
We sell the 055XPROB with the high-quality Manfrotto 128RC fluid video head (this listing), which is a great pairing for use with spotting scopes. A metal locking quick-release plate w/ removable video pin lets the user attach and remove the scope quickly and easily. The dual-axis independent tensioners use roller bearings for smooth non-wandering friction adjustment.
Optionally, you can also buy these tripods from us without a head. Manfrotto has a wide variety of tripod heads to choose from.