The Manfrotto MT055XPRO3-BH Aluminum Tripod is a three-section support with a ball head. It has a load capacity of 17.6 lb and extends from 3.5" to 72.1". Its legs are secured by the Quick Power Locks. These updated flip locks increase the tripod's rigidity by 50%.
A redesigned center column has a "one finger" operation, and includes an Easy Link attachment for attaching accessories such as an LED light or a reflector. The center column can be positioned horizontally, allowing for low-angle and macro photography. The upper disc where a tripod head is mounted has been redesigned as well, and now has a bull's eye bubble level that rotates 360° so you can locate it where you can see it. This allows you to level your camera on both the horizontal and vertical planes.
The 498RC2 Ball Head is constructed of die-cast aluminum alloy, strong enough to support an SLR camera with a medium lens, and light medium format cameras. It has a single repositionable locking lever for 360° panoramic rotation and ±90° tilt movements, plus a friction control for precise positioning. Cameras are attached to the ball head with a QR plate with a 1/4''-20 male threaded screw. Additionally, the QR system has a safety system to prevent your camera from accidentally detaching from the head.
Manfrotto MK055XPRO3-BH Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head