The Manfrotto MT057C3 3-Section tripod is a heavy-duty tripod that's intended for use with video cameras and large still cameras. With an 18 kg load capacity, the lightweight carbon fibre leg tubes of the 057 tripod provide rigid support even under a considerable amount of weight.
The tripod's rapid centre column has a non-rotating, three-faceted design for increased system stability. To enable extremely low-angle shooting, you can unscrew the centre-post collar, remove the centre column, and attach the collar directly to the included low-angle adapter (through the chassis). With this method, the 057 tripods can achieve a minimum height of 22 cm.
The round carbon fibre legs feature user-adjustable flip locks to free and secure the leg stages. An included key for tightening the flip locks attaches to a leg for ever-ready access. With both the legs and the centre column fully extended, the tripod reaches a maximum height of 157 cm.
|Load Capacity||18 kg|
|Head Attachment Fitting||3/8"-16 screw|
|Maximum Height||157.0 cm|
|Maximum Height w/o Column Extended||132.1 cm|
|Minimum Height||22.1 cm|
|Folded Length||62 cm|
|Feet Features||Retractable, Spiked|
|Leg tubes||39.2, 34.2, 29.2mm|
|Leg Lock Type||Flip-lock|
|Independent Leg Spread||Yes|
|Leg Angles||23, 50, 75°|
|Center Column Features||Reversible|
|Center Column Shape||Faceted|
|Center Column Sections||1|
|Center Column Extension Type||Rapid|
|Center Column Diameter||35.6 mm|