Developed to meet the needs of the most demanding professionals and photography enthusiasts who want the best in terms of performance and quality, the 055CX3 carbon fiber tripods are extremely versatile and feature an eye-catching, ergonomic design. This tripod presents outstanding qualities in terms of height, rigidity, payload and setup, offering incredible lightness thanks to the carbon fiber structure. The 055CX3 is light and compact with 3 sections, aluminum top spider die casting, aluminum center column and aluminum top plate. One of the core pillars for Manfrotto is design. With the 055CX3, all the locking collars, levers and main castings have been redesigned to allow for reliable, ergonomic and lighter tripods. The 055CX3 incorporates the use of 100% carbon fiber tubes for the legs. By using 100% carbon fiber tubes, and not mixing any other types of fiber, the quality and performance is uncompromised. High-quality “Pull-Winding” production technology has been used in order to guarantee constant high quality tube construction. The structure combines a perfect harmony between the number of layers and angle of the fiber directions to achieve an optimum balance between rigidity and compression resistance. The 055CX3 incorporates the new 3-layered rounded 100% FULL CARBON TUBES for improved rigidity and lightness. Available in 3 sections, it has an aluminum top spider, aluminum casting and top plate and tri-faceted aluminum center column with low-angle adapter.