Hi all I have an older Manfrotto ART 055 aluminum tripod does anyone know what the weight capacity is ?? ive searched the manfrotto site but cant seem to find this exact model . This tripod seems quite sturdy - would I gain anything by going to a Carbon Fibre tripod other than the lighter weight ?? Id really like to hear opinions on this tripod Perhaps someone has a link for info as well ?? all i can find online is info on the newer 055 models.
any help is appreciated i was debating about rerofitting this tripod to remove the center column and replace with a markins q20 ball head
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#1. "RE: Manfrotto ART 055 aluminum" | In response to Reply # 0MEMcD Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Sun 31-Mar-13 05:51 PM
I have an old Aluminum 055 series too (not ART 055) and if I remember correctly it is rated to about 17lb. That said, given the top tube diameter is 29mm, the 055 series is rated to a focal length of 200mm.