Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod

Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod

Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod

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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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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.

UPC: 719821370277
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Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • 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

    Head
    Head Type Ball Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male
    Quick Release Plate Type 200PL
    General
    Load Capacity 8.8 lb / 4 kg
    Maximum Working Height 56.7" / 144 cm
    Max Height without Center Column 48.4" / 123 cm
    Minimum Working Height 13.4" / 34 cm
    Folded Length 15.75" / 40 cm
    Materials Aluminum Alloy, Carbon Fiber
    Weight 2.4 lb / 1.1 kg
    Legs
    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 0.87" / 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 is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 116.
    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 4 out of 5 by from Tripod is great for carry on Like most of you I have bigger and heavier Manfrotto tripods but none of them will fit in a carry on bag for airline travel. I had the aluminum version of this tripod but returned it because of the weight. Otherwise, the aluminum was a great little tripod for my light weight Olympus Pen travel system. When B&H had the carbon one on for a really good price I purchased it immediately. The light weight makes it feel less secure but I have had no problems with any shake so far. In a high wind It would likely need some ballast or I could see it getting blown over especially with my light weight cameras on top. Too bad they did not include a hook to hang a bag from but not hard to rig something up or just wrap my camera bag strap around it and hang that from it.
    Date published: 2016-05-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent travel tripod I bought this feather light tripod for travel. I own a Canon 5d Mark III, and Manfrotto 3021 Pro tripod. That is a very sturdy tripod for a very heavy camera like Canon 5d, but too heavy to carry around in a trip. So, I was looking for a light tripod, not for the big Canon, but for my Olympus OMD, as my travel gear. However, much to my surprise, I found the BeFree carbon, despite its lightness, is quite sturdy when I mount the Canon 5D Mark II, with 50mm/f1.4, with 85mm/f1.8, and with 17-40mm/f4. It's a bit short even when it is fully extended, but for travel, very acceptable.
    Date published: 2016-02-15
    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 4 out of 5 by from Great Tripod !!! It is very light and easy to carry. I purchased it for a European trips and used it last week for the first time and found it comfortable to carry all day. It comes with a lightweight durable case that has a strap you can simply carry over your shoulder and hardly know you have it. It folds up very compact and takes little room in a suitcase being transported. It has a lever that locks the leg in the tripod position and did experience one not staying locked as I moved it so not sure if I just did not get it in a secured locked position or it somehow works itself out of the locked position. Very happy thus far ,! If you are looking for a light compact tripod you should consider this one.
    Date published: 2016-10-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight, compact and strong tripod I purchased this tripod after verifying B&H reviews. I have used this tripod on several occasions. Tripod comes with a bag which is very helpful to carry while traveling. It is very light to carry where ever I go. Best example I can give is for Hiking. Easy and takes less time to setup. It does perfect job of holding camera for long exposure pictures. As this is made of carbon fiber it is strong too to hold decent camera. Fold length is pretty decent which makes it handy. I would definitely recommend this tripod for anyone who wants light weight and strong tripod.
    Date published: 2016-06-07
    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
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