The Bogen/Manfrotto 055CXV3 Tripod with 701HDV Head Kit is a great matchup of lightweight carbon fiber legs with Manfrotto's popular mini fluid head. Thanks to innovative production techniques--which allow for high quality 100% carbon tube structures--the 055CXV3 guarantees a higher load capacity and increased height with a lighter overall weight (-20%).
Small and lightweight, the 701HDV Mini Head is capable of accommodating payloads up to 9.5 lbs, and was designed principally to support the latest digital video equipment, including MiniDV, prosumer HDV camcorders and DSLRs. With locks and knobs that allow for a more solid grip and better control, this head offers updated internal fluid cartridges and a large sliding plate for improved center of gravity.
3-faceted aluminum center column totally eliminates column rotation
Redesigned ergonomic flip locks
Four leg-angle settings (25, 46, 66 and 88°)
Double pan-bar rosette and a bigger sliding plate make for better center of gravity adjustments.