I have the Manfrotto 055XB legs, and there are 2 hooks on the base.

This one looks like it's mainly to hang weight from to help increase stability. enter image description here

But this one I'm unsure of. It's not rigid, and if you pull on it, it flexes. It feels like if any weight/force is applied, it would pop off the base. Does anyone know what attaches to this one?

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    Is that not where the strap (MSTRAP-1 or similar) attaches? – user2719 Sep 18 '12 at 23:44
  • @StanRogers It looks like you're correct. It sure doesn't give a feeling of confidence as much as it moves by touching it, and how much it flexes when I pull on it. But, I searched for "MStrap-1" and came up with a few pictures of straps hooked to it. Thanks! – camflan Sep 18 '12 at 23:51
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    It's amazing what altogether too many non-buying visits to the local camera emporium (well, emporia, since I could probably hit both the Henry's and Vistek main stores with a rock from home) and a not-quite-useless-yet memory can be good for. I don't completely trust my memory, but sometimes it works. – user2719 Sep 19 '12 at 0:03

Thanks to Stan Rogers - I googled for "MStrap-1" and got images of Manfrotto carrying straps attached to this hook. Though it doesn't feel like a strong attachment point, clearly it's capable of carrying the tripod around on.

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Manfrotto MStrap-1 on Amazon

  • It's fine, I have the strap for my Manfrotto 190CXPRO3 in the same configuration and it has had no issues though thick and thin. – John Cavan Sep 19 '12 at 20:42

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