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Jan 01, 2008 20:15 |  #1

Hi

Recently I bought Manfrotto 055XPROB.

As per the documentation it states that min. height can be 10 cm but I'm unable to do so, b'cos of Centre column itself.

Can anyone advise me on how to remove the Centre column so that I can fix my 488RC4 Ball head directly on the base part instead of Fixing it on the Centre column.

A quick reply is expected from the experts.

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Jan 02, 2008 00:05 |  #2

I think what they mean is when the center column is in the horizontal orientation and the head is angled up (in portraiture orientation) you can get a lot lower to the ground. Does that make sense? If not, pull the center column up all the way, press the button in on the bottom of it and pull it out then rotate it so its in the horizontal position. Youll get what I mean then.


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Jan 02, 2008 04:53 as a reply to  @ ben_r_'s post |  #3

Dear Ben_r_

The procedure I know already but what I mean isthat I want to completely remove the Centre Column alongwith its Horizontal/Vertical mode adapter and then I want to refix my Ball head.

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Jan 02, 2008 05:16 |  #4

You can take the center column off but you can't put the head on as the head mounts on the center column.

The tripod itself goes all the way down to the ground. It all depends on how big the head is when determining camera height.

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The procedure I know already but what I mean isthat I want to completely remove the Centre Column alongwith its Horizontal/Vertical mode adapter and then I want to refix my Ball head.

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Jan 02, 2008 05:44 |  #5

Yeah the X version doesn't have the facility to do what you are saying, you just have to put the centre column horizontal.


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Jan 02, 2008 07:57 |  #6

The Manfrotto 055XPROB is basically the same as the old 3021pro right? If thats the case my center column unscrews into 2 parts so I can get close to the ground.


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Jan 02, 2008 08:30 as a reply to  @ GregFarz78's post |  #7

If someone can take a picture of this configuration it would help alot


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Jan 02, 2008 08:37 as a reply to  @ yoshiguy's post |  #8

Dear All

I've sent a mail to Manfrotto two days ago but still they hven't replied.

Waiting for theiur reply as well on this.

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Jan 02, 2008 08:37 |  #9

GregFarz78 wrote in post #4613601 (external link)
The Manfrotto 055XPROB is basically the same as the old 3021pro right? If thats the case my center column unscrews into 2 parts so I can get close to the ground.

The 055XPROB does not require that you take apart the center column to go horizontal, it just flips over with the push of a button. The 190XPROB does the same thing, it's just a shorter, less beefy version of the 055.

Here's a picture I found with a quick Google:

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BTW Greg, yes the 055 is the newer version of the 3021.

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Jan 02, 2008 09:17 |  #10

There is also this deal here, but Im not sure that it works with the 055XPRO...

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Jan 02, 2008 11:27 |  #11

There is no way of doing what you want to do, you just have to put the centre column horizontal with the X models.

There's a thread which talks about it here; https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?p=4503267


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Jan 02, 2008 11:32 |  #12

rakesh wrote in post #4613114 (external link)
Dear Ben_r_

The procedure I know already but what I mean isthat I want to completely remove the Centre Column alongwith its Horizontal/Vertical mode adapter and then I want to refix my Ball head.

Regards

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I don't think that's going to be possible.




  
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Jan 02, 2008 12:01 |  #13

GregFarz78 wrote in post #4613601 (external link)
The Manfrotto 055XPROB is basically the same as the old 3021pro right? If thats the case my center column unscrews into 2 parts so I can get close to the ground.

It should be the same as the 3021 which I also have, but if it's not, you can purchase shorter column pieces for about $25.


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Jan 02, 2008 12:08 |  #14

Elton Balch wrote in post #4615085 (external link)
It should be the same as the 3021 which I also have, but if it's not, you can purchase shorter column pieces for about $25.

No the 3021 is the same as the 055PRO, not the 055XPRO which has a different centre column system entirely


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Jan 02, 2008 12:22 |  #15

scot079 wrote in post #4613789 (external link)
The 055XPROB does not require that you take apart the center column to go horizontal, it just flips over with the push of a button. The 190XPROB does the same thing, it's just a shorter, less beefy version of the 055.

Here's a picture I found with a quick Google:
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BTW Greg, yes the 055 is the newer version of the 3021.

wow thats a nice feature...I missed the X in the model name


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