Manfrotto 556B
Leveling Center Column (with 50mm Leveling Ball)

OUR PART #  556B

Manfrotto – Making Tripods and Heads

Manfrotto's 556B Levelling Center Column allows you to quickly level your photo or video head without needing to make time-consuming adjustments to the length and angle of each single tripod leg.  One of the most common problems in still photography and video has been resolved thanks to the use of a 50mm diameter leveling half ball mounted at the top of a tripod center column so as to make the angle of the top plate independent of the rest of the tripod.  Locking and unlocking of the half ball is via a turning grip on the bottom of the center column, which can be removed during fitting of the column to your existing tripod.  The half ball-mounted plate has a male 3/8" screw for attachment to a photo or video head, and a bubble spirit level for added ease of use.


  • Column travel: 10.24"
  • Attachment: 3/8'' screw
  • Number of bubble spirit levels: 1
  • Color: black
  • Column cross-section: three-faceted
  • Column tube diameter: 25mm
  • Half ball diameter: 1.97"
  • Length: 15.91"
  • Load capacity: 11.02 lbs.
  • Material: aluminum
  • Patent pending
  • Weight: 1.48 lbs.
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