The Manfrotto 057 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod w/ Rapid Center Column
is a heavy-duty tripod that's intended for use with video cameras and
large still cameras. With a 39.7 lb load capacity, the lightweight
carbon fiber leg tubes of the 057 tripod provide rigid support even
under a considerable amount of weight.
The tripod's rapid center column has a non-rotating, three-faceted
design for increased system stability. To enable extremely low-angle
shooting, you can unscrew the center-post collar, remove the center
column, and attach the collar directly to the included low-angle adapter
(through the chassis). With this method the 057 tripod can achieve a
minimum height of 8.7".
The round carbon fiber legs feature user-adjustable flip locks to free
and secure the leg stages. An included key for tightening the flip locks
attaches to a leg for ever-ready access. With both the legs and the
center column fully extended, the tripod reaches a maximum height of