The Manfrotto MK055XPRO3-BHQ2 Tripod Kit w/ Ball Head is a 3-section aluminum tripod kit. The key feature of this kit is the tripod's 90° center column mechanism, which allows the column to be extended vertically as normal or horizontally. This makes it an extremely versatile tripod, suitable for a wide range of photography applications. The horizontal column mechanism is housed within the tripod's top casting for compactness, but it is easily and quickly extended whenever you need it. Switching between vertical and horizontal column orientation requires no disassembly, and can even be done with a camera attached. The tripod’s top casting has an Easy Link connector to support a photo or video accessory (such as an LED light, flash, reflector, or other piece of equipment) on an extending arm or bracket, and transforming it into a practical mobile studio.
The XPRO Ball Head has a new triple locking system which guarantees camera position stability, friction control helping the user balance the weight of camera equipment and two levelling bubbles to precisely frame composition. New polymer rings have substituted that unpleasant, messy grease, ensuring smooth, accurate camera movement. XPRO Ball Head is portable, lightweight and reliable thanks to its magnesium body and comes with the Manfrotto 200 pl plate.
Manfrotto offers two levels of Warranty:
"Standard Limited Warranty" comes with all products.
This warranty does not cover any defects or costs caused by:
• misuse and subsequent damage.
• modification, alteration, repair or service of this product by anyone other than Manfrotto;
• any use of the product other than that for which it was designed;
"Limited Conventional Warranty Extension", offered by Manfrotto as a special extension to the "standard" Warranty and is free of charge up to 5 years after the original purchase. To take advantage of the “Limited Conventional Warranty Extension” scheme, you must register your product with Manfrotto within 12 months from the date of purchase.
Please go to http://www.manfrotto.com/warranty to register for the extended warranty.
Please ensure that you keep your receipt as proof of purchase for the warranty to be valid: you will need to send Manfrotto your receipt when you service or repair your product under warranty.