Manfrotto has launched the new 055CX carbon tripod series, the latest addition to the "X" range of tripods.

The 055CX series includes three different models - the CXPRO3, CXPRO4 and CX3.

The two PRO versions offer a choice of 3 or 4 section models and are both equipped with a tri-faceted carbon fibre central column, magnesium top spider die casting and levelling bubble integrated on the magnesium top plate.

Both models also feature the Q90° Quick Centre Column System that allows positioning the central column horizontally without having to remove the head or the column itself.

The standard version of the 055CX3 is available in 3 sections, featuring aluminium top spider die casting and an aluminium top plate.

The new Manfrotto 055CX Carbon tripods will be available from November costing £249.95 for the 055CX3, £289.95 for the 055CXPRO3 and £299.95 for the 055CXPRO4.