Manfrotto New 055 Series Tripods
Manfrotto has unveiled its new 055 collection of tripods, featuring the new Quick Power Lock system which applies significantly increased locking power to the leg section cuffs, making the tripod much stiffer. The new QPL shape allows for increased locking power in the leg locks, extending the tripod’s payload capacity from its predecessor’s 7kg (15.4lbs) to 9kg (19.8lbs). The new 055 tripod also has a vertical-horizontal column mechanism hidden inside the tripod’s top casting until it is needed. This saves space occupied by the shells in the previous model.
New Manfrotto 055 Series tripods will be available from 1st March with starting price of £199.95 SRP. For more information, visit Manfrotto website
Manfrotto New X-Pro 3-Way Head
Manfrotto also announced a new pro tripod head: X-Pro 3-way. The new Manfrotto head has been designed to ensure portability through retractable levers. The new head remains extremely compact when not in use. It measures just 13cm x 13.5cm x 13.5cm (5.1” x 5.3” x 5.3”) when folded: nearly as tiny as a ball head. Thanks to the all-aluminum body, it weighs only 1kg, but can carry up to 8kg (17.6lbs).
The X-Pro 3-way head will also be available from 1 March priced at £114.95. For more information, visit Manfrotto website.