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Manfrotto 755XB Tripod with Fluid Head

$875.00

This has been my tripod of choice for the last 4 years or so. Manfrotto make excellent tripods, and this one is definitely a good tripod. Yes, it’s still a bit pricey, at around AUD$800, but it is on the cheaper end of quality tripods. The legs are strong and sturdy, and although the extension locks are plastic, they also feel well made. They don’t feel as if they are going to break on you any time soon. The fluid head system is nice too. You can adjust the drag on both the pan and tilt to get your perfect camera moves.

Product Description

A Good Tripod or a Great Tripod?

This has been my tripod of choice for the last 4 years or so. Manfrotto make excellent tripods, and this one is definitely a good tripod. Yes, it’s still a bit pricey, at around AUD$800, but it is on the cheaper end of quality tripods. The legs are strong and sturdy, and although the extension locks are plastic, they also feel well made. They don’t feel as if they are going to break on you any time soon. The fluid head system is nice too. You can adjust the drag on both the pan and tilt to get your perfect camera moves.

For shooting on a normal sized DSLR camera, or a mirrorless camera like the A7S, this is a good tripod, if not a great one. It folds down small enough to travel with, and has decent height at full extensions. The release plate never feels like it’s going to fail; you can take comfort in know you’re camera isn’t going to fall off.

While great for video, it might not be perfect for photography, as you can’t mount your camera sideways. You’ll need a mount for that. But if that’s not a deal breaker and you are looking for a cheaper, high quality, good tripod, this one is a cracker!

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Further Product Information

A precise, reliable head combined with a lightweight yet robust tripod to form the perfect package. The video head mounted in this system is the most compact in our successful Bridging Technology range. The 500 Fluid Video Head with flat base includes a sliding plate for extra easy fast set-up and camera connection. It’s compact enough to slot into your case with ease, while fluid cartridges creates the smooth pan and tilt movements. The side lock mechanism allows the camera and sliding plate to click quickly into the head from above, instead of needing to be aligned and slid in from the back.

The head features a fixed counterbalance system of 2.4kg, and can support up to 5kg. A 3/8″ easy link thread connection gives you the freedom to connect gear like an external monitor in a jiffy, and the flat base is ideal for attaching a variety of supports.

Support for the video head is provided by a Video Tripod – a hybrid two-stage (or 3-section), aluminium single leg-tube tripod that’s compact and lightweight. The clever design features a centre column with a built-in levelling ball and bubble spirit level. This allows the camera operator to level the camera without needing to make micro adjustments to each individual tripod leg. In addition, the clever leg selectors give you a pre-set leg angle so you can get set up even faster.

The combination of lightweight design, fast set up features and special levelling aids makes it the perfect tripod whether you are using it indoors or outdoors. Tension-adjustable flip leg levers make setting up and packing away the tripod into its supplied padded carry case both fast and easy.

More information on Manfrotto tripods and filmmaking gear can be found here: https://www.manfrotto.com/


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The price is correct on the Amazon listing as of 23 September 2018.

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