This particular model is discontinued, and the current equivalent version is the Manfrotto MT055CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod.. Personally, I prefer this slightly older design Manfrotto #055MF4 PRO tripod.
With its completely removable 2-piece Center Column, it allows you to go to a Lower Ground-Level Position than the newer models, while ALSO keeping your actual Tripod Head in its Original Upright Orientation to facilitate full tripod head articulation, instead of only allowing the tripod head to be attached and used in a lateral orientation to the horizontal column to achieve low angle shots (although the 055MF4 PRO will ALSO do this as well, if you so desire)! As a potential "upgrade", I looked at and fully tested the newer model in-store and found absolutely no advantages to the design for my purposes, only the disadvantages noted above! Perhaps you can deploy the Horizontal Column a bit faster with the new model... HOWEVER, your tripod head's articulation (and available camera position) will be much more limited because of the head's lateral orientation!
I wanted to have a backup in case of loss, theft or damage while traveling. I have the smaller 190MF PRO tripod as well when needed.
I still use my original 055MT4 PRO tripod with a Canon 5Dm4 with Vertical Grip combined with the Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Telephoto Lens with excellent results. It's perfectly stable with this setup, yet lightweight and very quick to deploy, adjust, and collapse.
Manfrotto # 055MF4 SPECIFICATIONS (inches). Minimum Height: 4.3 (top of head mounting platform). Maximum Height (with center column down): 51.4. Load Capacity: 15.4 lbs.
Patented Construction Material: Carbon-Fiber Tubing + Magnesium Castings. Leg cross section: three-faceted (will not twist or rotate). Fully articulating Vertical & Horizontal Center Column positions (standard & lateral extension arm).# of Leg Sections: 4. Bubble Spirit Level on top spider. Leg Angle Positions: 25 degrees, 64 degrees, 76 degrees, 90 degrees. Center column: Rapid section center column, 2 pieces. Center column tube diameter: 28mm. Head Attachment: 3/8 male threaded stud. Leg tube diameters: 29.2mm, 24.8mm, 20.4mm, 16mm. Retaining all the features of the 055MF3, the Bogen-Manfrotto 055MF4 is a more compact tripod geared to the traveling photographer. The 055MF4 folds to just a shade over 21 inches yet extends to just under 5.5 feet. Light, simple, strong, and extremely versatile to position, the 055MF4 will comfortably support up to 15 pounds and offers a minimum height of only 4.3 inches for low-angle shooting. Without compromising on stability or rigidity of the tripod, Manfrotto engineers reduced the weight of the 055MF4 by utilizing carbon fiber legs with quick action lever locks in magnesium and resin. In addition, they incorporated the patented design of the 3021PRO series top spider which offers four leg angle settings, and converts the center column into a Lateral Arm. The center column itself is of the latest generation of aluminum and resin materials. The low-angle adapter forms the top section of the center column and is easily detached by simply unscrewing the knob at the bottom of the column. This enables the head to be left mounted on the center column when switching between low-angle and normal shooting positions, and also allows the head to operate in it Original Upright Orientation. All parts are assembled using a proven pressure clamp technology for greater durability and in-the-field serviceability. To make transportation even easier, the 055MF4 is supplied with a Hand Padded Carrying Strap that can also double as a Hook To Hang Weight and increase stability during extreme wind conditions. You can attach a hook to the eyelet at the bottom of the center column. Carbon Fiber three-faced tubes for the tripod legs. Aluminum and nylon polymer center column. Magnesium die casting for all tripod parts and stainless steel nuts and bolts. Ergonomic, user friendly features such as quick-action adjustable leg lever locks that instantly secure leg extensions firmly in place with no slippage or rotation.
Push buttons to operate leg angles offer four degrees of inclination. Center column with vertical/horizontal positioning. Built-in low angle/short column adapter. What's in the Box.Included carrying handle secures the tripod legs in the closed position and makes the tripod more comfortable to transport. The Handle/Strap stays conveniently and unobtrusively attached during use.
It can also be quickly and easily removed via its mini carabiner clips. The photos shown in the listing are "Stock photos", not the actual item. The item is absolutely Guaranteed to be AS DESCRIBED and in brand new, perfect working condition.
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ILFORD XP2 B&W 120 Negative Film (C-41 process). The item "BNIB Manfrotto # 055MF4 MagFiber PRO Carbon Fiber 4-Section Tripod, NEW" is in sale since Tuesday, September 1, 2020. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Tripods & Supports\Tripods & Monopods". The seller is "bbfoto6r2l" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped to United States.