The Manfrotto 057 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Geared Column is a
heavy-duty tripod that's intended for use with video cameras and large
still cameras. With a 26.5 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 geared center column provides maximum precision when
you're setting the camera position. The column has a non-rotating,
three-faceted design for increased system stability. 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) to
enable extremely low-angle shooting. With this method the 057 tripod can
achieve a minimum height of 9.0".
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 an extremely tall
maximum height of 80.7".