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Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod (Black)

B&H # MAMKBFRC4BH Mfr # MKBFRC4-BH
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Product Highlights
  • Load Capacity: 8.8 lb
  • Maximum Height: 56.7"
  • Min Height: 13.4"
  • Folded Length: 15.75"
  • Leg Sections: 4
  • Weight: 2.4 lb
  • Independent Leg Angle Selector
  • Quick Release Ball Head
  • QR Plate Included
  • Fitted Case

The black Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod is a sturdy, compact tripod that extends to 56.7", supports 8.8 lb, and folds up to only 15.75". The tripod's legs can be spread independently, with two-position leg angle stops. The legs fold up and around the ball head, a feature that helps makes this tripod so compact.

The ball head offers a large ergonomic locking handle and a quick release with an included QR plate that has a 1/4"-20 mounting screw and a durable carrying case for storage and transport.

General
Material Carbon Fiber
Load Capacity 8.8 lb (4.0 kg)
Maximum Height 56.7" (144 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 48.4" (123 cm)
Minimum Height 13.4" (34 cm)
Folded Length 15.75" (40 cm)
Weight Tripod with head: 2.4 lb (1.1 kg)
Legs
Material Carbon Fiber
Leg Stages / Sections 3 / 4
Independent Leg Spread 2 Positions: 25° and 51°
Leg Lock Type Flip lock
Leg Cross Section D Shape
Leg Tube Diameters 22.5, 19, 15.5, 12 mm
Spiked / Retractable Feet No
Center Brace No
Head Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16
Center Column
Material Aluminum alloy
Type Rapid
Sections 1
Column Cross Section 3 Faceted
Column Diameter 22 mm
Finish Black
Head
Material Aluminum alloy
Head Type Ball head
Quick Release Yes, with included 200PL plate
Camera Attachment 1/4"-20 Threaded stud
Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod (Black)
  • 200PL Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 Screw and 3/8" Bushing Adapter
  • Fitted Case
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Limited 8-Year Warranty Extension when Registered Online
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    ManfrottoBeFree Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod (Black)
     
    4.9

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (9)
    • Lightweight (9)
    • Easy to use (8)
    • Durable (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (8)
      • Landscape/scenery (7)
      • Wildlife photos (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Reviewed by 10 customers

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      5.0

      A bit expensive but an excellent choice

      By Mike

      from Northeast Pennsylvania

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod (Black):

        Has already proven to be a useful accessory for taking photographs during hiking and convenient for travel given the fact that it is light yet strong. Feel comfortable with camera in place even in uneven terrain.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Very pleased

        By Gina

        from Livermore, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel

          Comments about Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod (Black):

          I bought this tripod as I was traveling by plane to do a backpacking trip in the Grand Canyon. Havasupai Falls. I had to pack light and I knew I would be in the water a lot with my tripod with rough or uneven terrain. I very happy with the stability it promised for the weight it can handle. I used it for long exposures for shooting moving water. It proved to be what they advertised.

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          • No

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Best Travel Tripod ever.

          By Niko

          from ISRAEL

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod (Black):

            This is must buy for Travel.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great light tripod

            By a customer

            from Australia

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod (Black):

            A well made compact light weight tripod when using zoom lens. You get what you pay for.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing Utility in Small Package

            By Jack

            from Trussville, AL

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel

              Comments about Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod (Black):

              Perfect for backcountry photo jaunts - gets the job done, light and compact - handles fx dslr's with no problem.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Travel Tripod

              By Photo Tom

              from Plano, TX

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod (Black):

                It folds down to fit easily into a 27 liter day pack. Very light for travel.
                Good stability with top 3 leg sections extended. Less so when the 4th section is extended.

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best Travel Tripod

                By Toro

                from Santa Barbara, CA

                Comments about Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod (Black):

                This tripod is so light weight that I can carry my camera (5D Mark III) with one hand while attached to it. I've used it for traveling, hiking, night time exposures, and interior architecture with no issues. It doesn't have the versatility of other tripods, but makes up for it in compactness and lightness.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good tripod

                By Jonathan

                from Denver, CO

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod (Black):

                  Light, solid, compact... all good words to discribe the tripod. I'd defn buy it again.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Quality Product!

                  By JC

                  from Virginia

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod (Black):

                    Superb construction...light weight. Exactly what I needed in a travel tripod.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    buy one

                    By carli

                    from Carlsbad, ca

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod (Black):

                    even if you have another tripod you need this one

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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