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Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod

BH #MAMKBFRC4BH • MFR #MKBFRC4-BH
Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 8.8 lb
  • Maximum Height: 56.7"
  • Min Height: 13.4"
  • Folded Length: 15.75"
The 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.
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Manfrotto MKBFRC4-BH Overview

The 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 has 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.

Manfrotto MKBFRC4-BH Specs

Head
Head TypeBall Head
Base Mount3/8"-16 Thread
Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male
Quick Release Plate Type200PL
General
Load Capacity8.8 lb / 4 kg
Maximum Working Height56.7" / 144 cm
Max Height without Center Column48.4" / 123 cm
Minimum Working Height13.4" / 34 cm
Folded Length15.75" / 40 cm
MaterialsAluminum Alloy, Carbon Fiber
Weight2.4 lb / 1.1 kg
Legs
Leg Lock TypeFlip Lock
Leg Positions2 Positions
Leg Sections4
Leg Diameter0.9" / 22.5 mm
Center Column
Center Column ShapeFaceted
Center Column Sections1
Center Column Extension TypeRapid
Center Column Diameter0.87" / 22.0 mm
Lateral / 90-Degree Center ColumnNo
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.24 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)17.3 x 4.65 x 4.5"
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Is this ball head "MH490-BH" ?

Is this ball head "MH490-BH" ?
Asked by: seik
I love this tripod. It was my "go to" travel buddy when I recently went on vacation to Hawaii. I wanted to get photos of me with my wife on Oahu. And, this little baby did the trick. It is flimsy, but worked just fine when I needed to use it. My camera is quite heavy with a normal lens, but this little gem could withstand the weight! And, the best part is it is super light weight. We took it everywhere we went. It comes with a great carrying bag as well. Well worth the investment! I highly recommend it!
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-09-22

How much is the exact weight of the ball head?

How much is the exact weight of the ball head?
Asked by: seik
The ball head is 218 grams (including the quick-release plate). If the quick-release plate is on your camera, then the ball head alone is 188 grams. I weighed it on my kitchen scale.
Answered by: Nancy
Date published: 2019-09-02

does the ball head have a smooth pan feature ?

does the ball head have a smooth pan feature ?
Asked by: Scott r
When using the Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod, the "ball head" does not have a smooth pan feature.
Answered by: Lenny
Date published: 2019-08-05

can i change the tripod head and put a video head ...

can i change the tripod head and put a video head on it like the xpro or the 502
Asked by: Ahhmmeedd
The head is removable and either of the heads you mention will attach.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2019-08-01

is this compatible with the sony a7rii?

is this compatible with the sony a7rii?
Asked by: Spencer
Yes, the Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod is compatible with the Sony A7RII, depending on what lens is attached. With a capacity of 8.8 pounds, the BeFree tripod will work with the Sony A7R2 camera with most lenses that are offered. If one were to attach a 8 pound lens to the Sony camera, it would not be compatible.
Answered by: Lenny
Date published: 2019-07-18

Can I replace the Manfrotto quick-attach clamp ...

Can I replace the Manfrotto quick-attach clamp and put an Arca-Swiss compatible clamp on the head?
Asked by: Michael
Of course any ball head will work
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-06-24

Does the 496RC2 ball head fit on this tripod? ...

Does the 496RC2 ball head fit on this tripod? Will it add additional load capacity for use with a D810 and a 70-200mm lens?
Asked by: Adrienne
I don't know for sure, but I can't imagine the ball head won't fit - it's a standard mount. This is a very light weight tripod though, and I wouldn't use it as a primary tripod. It's great to strap onto a backpack when you can't bring a heavier set, and it is extremely compact.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-07-02

Does this tripod allow low to ground shooting?

Does this tripod allow low to ground shooting?
Asked by: Mary
This tripod has a minimum working height of 13.4 inches.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-05-16
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