Second hand price Manfrotto 055cxpro3

Started Feb 4, 2013 | Questions thread
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Re: Second hand price Manfrotto 055cxpro3
In reply to FrancoisduP, Feb 4, 2013

FrancoisduP wrote:

Thanks for the UK price info. Its very handy to try and at least get a relatively good price for the both of us.

I read the report on ballheads by "traumflieger". Very good indeed. Another one in a magazine here that got really good marks was Tiltall BH-30. Bothvery reasonably priced.

I am not anti-Manfrotto heads of course. I just did not investigate them so well. But I am afraid of a ballhead that costs only 80 euro new. It might surprise me I guess Will investigate.

How do you find the 055 tripod so far, or you don't have it long enough? Did you by chance compare it to others?

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Hi Francois. I admit I only looked at a load of magazine & you-tube videos before buying my tripod. I have had so many £30-50 tripods that have not been up to the task, I decided that the Manfrotto was as good as I could get for the money I was prepaired to spend. T e legs are excellent, not feather light, but light enough, yet sturdy. I chose the carbon fibre for resistance to vibration as much as anything. It can get quite windy here in North West England, especially on the coast, so I didn't want something that was so light that it would topple with a sudden gust of wind if left unattended for a second & wreck my gear. But yes, so far I am very pleased with it. Have just bought a ballhead [054-Q2] magnesium. Holds my heaviest combo well for hours if need be!! I bought a 3 way head with the tripod, & it is really soild, but a bit fiddly to set up IMO. With the 2 heads I feel I have the best of what I could afford.

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