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Old Mar 9, 2005, 7:54 AM   #1
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received my new tripod yesterday. i sold my beloved 3021Pro just the week before. surprise, surpise my new 055MF3tripod is practically identical to my old tripod. but threre are differences

almost 1 pound lighter

rated capacity almost 2 lbs higher

newer lever locks that no longer make that pronounced SNAP! sound. :love:

RIDGID. i always liked the stiffness of the 3021 series. this one has it by a nose in the stiffness department.

improved centerpost can be split into a shorty for the lowboy shots (this post can be purchased and used on the 3021Pro too. this is an improvement over the older setup

fit and finish better then the carbon 1 series:!:

fits the 555B leveling post

the usual bullseye bubble level.

carrystrap doubles as a weight bag holder

now for the BIG NEGATIVE: the included carry strap is madedifficult to usewhen you apply any leg pads. this is due to the increased diameter of the tripod when folded w/pads. the wrap straps a well let me say as short is the design thinking was in that respect. a minor sewing mod will resolve this issue. but manfrotto could have added 2 more inches to the wrapstrap :sad:

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