Manfrotto Geared Tripod Legs Overview
The Manfrotto 058B Aluminum Triaut Tripod is a professional tripod ideal for use with medium format and 4×5″ cameras. It features a built-in bubble level, and automatic leg release system which allows for simultaneous or individual release of the leg sections. This system permits the legs to be extended and the tripod leveled and locked in seconds without the need for individual leg adjustments. Telescoping the legs is achieved by activating the same release.
The built-in mid-level spreader adds anti-torsional rigidity and stops the tripod legs from accidentally being knocked wider apart. Compared to a ground-level spreader or dolly, the mid-level spreader has the advantage that it stays well out of the mud and dirt and is more suitable for use on uneven terrain
Geared Center Column
The geared center column has a non-roll back feature, and allows for safe and precise height adjustments
The three set screws in the camera platform can be used to permanently secure the head to the tripod, providing additional security
Its foldaway handle avoids damage during transport