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(From company literature) Manfrotto 3001PRO. Manfrotto has taken the 3001PRO tripod and made it even more versatile! The main refinement to this series is with the center column. Designed as an alternative to the low-angle adapter, the new center column enables the head to be left mounted to the column when switching between low angle and normal shooting.

The top section is detached without tools by simply unscrewing the knob at the bottom of the column. Good news for existing 3001PRO users is that an 190TSB upgrade column is also available.

As with the previous series, the 3001PRO has a removeable center column that doubles as a horizontal lateral arm. Not only does this allow the camera to be offset from leg position, but it provides the simplest way possible to shoot from directly overhead.

In addition, the new 3001PRO also comes with leg warmers on two legs which helps keep hands protected in cold weather and protects the body when carrying the tripod on shoulders. A new strap, the 458HL, (available as an optional accessory) has also been introduced to better carry the tripod. It simply snaps to the center column. Available in silver or black.

Key features include:

• New center column design allows you to leave the head mounted on the column when switching between low angle and normal shooting
• Leg warmers on two legs which keeps hands protected in cold weather and protects the body when carrying the tripod on shoulders
• Double positioning vertical and horizontal center column
• Rapid-action lever leg locks with just 45 degree run
• 4 leg-angle settings


  • Material: Anodized Aluminum
  • Column Type: Rapid
  • Number of Leg Sections: 3
  • Leg Lock Type: Lever
  • Head Mount: 3/8" thread
  • Foot Type: Rubber
  • Maximum Operating Height: 145 cm / 57.1 in.
  • Maximum Height w/o Column Extended: 119.1 cm / 46.9 in.
  • Minimum Operating Height: 21.1 cm / 8.3 in.
  • Folded Length: 56.1 cm / 22.1 in.
  • Maximum Load: 5 kg / 11.1 lbs
  • Weight: 1.9 kg / 4.2 lbs

Black version shown (3001BPRO).

Keywords: Manfrotto Tripod Rapid


Registered: December 2006
Posts: 12
Manfrotto 3001PRO / 3001BPRO review by _Mike_D
Review Date: 1/1/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $120.00| Rating: 0 

Pros: center column can switch to shoot straight down, excellent build quality
Cons: none.

Fantastic tripod. It is very sturdy and well made.

The fact that you can remove the center column and shoot straight down has been enormously convenient for me.

Of course, what you gain in build quality and sturdiness, you lose in portability. Don't expect to stash this tripod in a backpack.

The legs extend out easily and lock into place firmly. It also comes with a bubble level build into the base.

Over all I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a good sturdy tripod.


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