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HELP !! Manfrotto 055CXPRO3. tripod or similar

eric6 10 21 Greece
14 Feb 2012 3:49PM
Sad I have just moved to Greece, Zakynthos to be correct. I have been trying to buy a tripod without a centre coulomb so I can use it at any angle. I cannot find a supplier that will send me one out except from the USA (after tax & packing cost nearly 700 dollars). Anyone know of a company that can sell me such a tripod I would be very grateful.

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Big Bri 16 16.3k United Kingdom
14 Feb 2012 4:08PM
My Manfrotto 055 can be used without the centre column - there is a plastic piece normally on the bottom of the centre column, which you can unclip from the column, then attach it to the top instead of the column itself.
eric6 10 21 Greece
14 Feb 2012 5:12PM
Many thanks for the info, that gives me 90". I needed a "swinging" type arm type as I am a bit disabled and unable to get into some positions with any ease.
User_Removed 8 4.6k 1 Scotland
14 Feb 2012 5:15PM
Try Here:

68, Antiohias Street
Nea Philadelphia
143 41 Athens
Phone: (30) 210 2584240
Fax: (30) 210 2584245

They deal with Manfrotto lighting products and may also do tripods. If not, they will certainly be able to give you a local supplier.
eric6 10 21 Greece
14 Feb 2012 5:19PM
Thanks, will try them.
JackAllTog Plus
9 5.0k 58 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2012 5:23PM
I looked at Manfrotto but the Giotto's MTL9351 B was a tad cheaper and a tad taller. I went for the ball head version.

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