Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod (Carbon)

Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod (Carbon)

Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod (Carbon)

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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
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Color: Carbon

Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Aluminum Alloy Tripod (Black)

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Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod (Carbon)

Material: Carbon Fiber

Aluminum Alloy

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Carbon Fiber
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  • 1Description

The carbon 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.

UPC: 719821370277
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Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod (Carbon)
  • 200PL Quick Release Plate
  • Fitted Case
  • Limited 6-Month Warranty, Extendable to 10 Years with Product Registration.
  • Limited 6-Month Warranty, Extendable to 10 Years with Product Registration.
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    Manfrotto MKBFRC4-BH specs

    Tripod Head
    Head Type Ball Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male
    Quick Release Plate Type 200PL
    Load Capacity 8.8 lb / 4 kg
    Maximum Working Height 56.7" / 144.0 cm
    Max Height without Center Column 48.4" / 123 cm
    Minimum Working Height 13.4" / 34.0 cm
    Folded Length 15.75" / 40 cm
    Materials Aluminum Alloy, Carbon Fiber
    Weight 2.4 lb / 1.1 kg
    Leg Lock Type Flip Lock
    Leg Positions 2 Positions
    Leg Sections 4
    Leg Diameter 0.9" / 22.5 mm
    Center Column
    Center Column Shape Faceted
    Center Column Sections 1
    Center Column Extension Type Rapid
    Center Column Diameter / 22.0 mm
    Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column No
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.4 x 4.6 x 4.3"

    Manfrotto MKBFRC4-BH reviews

    BeFree Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod (Carbon) is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 65.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very portable I received this in the mail today and was very excited at how light this is. I have switched to Mirrorless cameras so I don't need a heavier tripod most of the time. I do own a more substantial tripod that I would use except for travel. I would give it 5 stars except I was disappointed that it wouldn't allow me to use my L-Bracket. As a result, it doesn't feel as sturdy or as secure when attached with the plate it came with. Time will tell. The weight, however, is a huge advantage and it appears to be very well built. I ordered the special Manfrotto bag that will allow me to put this in a backpack but this could easily be packed in a suitcase adding very little weight. You wouldn't believe how light it is.
    Date published: 2014-11-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for travel This is a lightweight, compact tripod, intended for travel and backpacking on trails. It does not have any of the fancy features the Manfrotto full sized tripods feature. At first it appears too small, too fragile to do the job, but I've shot my 70-200 f/2.8 L series lens on this tripod with no problem. I would not recommend it for any heavier lens, but how big a telephoto are you taking on a hike? The set part about this tripod is it folds back on itself, which makes it very compact and short. Great tripod so long as you understand it's limitations.
    Date published: 2015-01-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased 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.
    Date published: 2014-10-11
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Unexpected Problem I purchased this tripod for the Quality Manfrotts has. To my amazement with in a remote local less then one week after getting the tripod it broke. The locking mechanism that prevents the plate from coming loose fell of in my hand. After sometime I located the problem, on the tripod the grey tightening lever was loose almost to the point where it would fall off due to the allen screw never being tightening. Did not have an metric allen key so I was without a tripod. Not good quality control on Manfrotto part.
    Date published: 2015-07-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for hiking with smaller kits So far this tripod has worked very well with my Olympus EM1. I would not, however, use it with a full frame camera and lenses and expect perfection. It's super light. The main fault so far is that the twist knobs at the top of the legs for adjusting splay angle turn too easily. The other problem is just normal for tripods of this size... you have to bend down to look through the viewfinder. I have used it for several months and have taken many super sharp shots with it. I bought it with the included Manfrotto ball head which works well but has the typical Manfrotto attachment that some people hate. Get a RRS or some other high rated brand if you want to spend the money on a higher quality head. I might do so eventually.
    Date published: 2015-04-10
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not Sturdy - Legs Flex Would not recommend to buy this tripod. If you need its full height, extended legs are thin and the unit flexes quite a bit. It would be ok if you did not have to extend the legs all the way
    Date published: 2016-06-05
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very light for travel but a bit too flexible. I purchased this tripod for a client shoot at various airport terminals throughout the US. Although, it was perfect for checking I found it very sensitive to vibration and legs would flare if any downward pressure was applied to camera. I'm guess this would be better suited to outdoor / rough ground as the legs constantly move on smooth surfaces if any pressure is applied. Overall impression, light, nice design but lower legs too thin for long exposure or when stable shooting is needed.
    Date published: 2016-11-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Meeting expectations Early experience with this tripod has it meeting my expectations from marketing promises and reviews. It is easy to carry and quick to deploy. Stability is good given it is meant to be lightweight for traveling. My camera and 400 mm lens weigh about 3.1kg, which is within the 4 kg rating, but I get a bit nervous about stability at maximum height with a breeze blowing. It is unfortunate there is no hook from which to hang some weight nor a level to indicate if the tripod is vertical before mounting the camera.
    Date published: 2018-05-17
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