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Manfrotto BeFree Color Aluminum Travel Tripod (Gray)

Manfrotto BeFree Color Aluminum Travel Tripod (Gray)
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 8.8 lb
  • Maximum Height: 56.7"
  • Min Height: 13.4"
  • Folded Length: 16.1"
The gray BeFree Color Aluminum Travel Tripod from Manfrotto is a compact, lightweight, and sturdy camera support designed to accompany you from the trail to the studio and anywhere in-between.
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Manfrotto MKBFRA4GY-BH Overview

The gray BeFree Color Aluminum Travel Tripod from Manfrotto is a compact, lightweight, and sturdy camera support designed to accompany you from the trail to the studio and anywhere in-between.

Featuring a lightweight aluminum construction, the BeFree Color maintains durability and rigidity despite its 4-section design and 3.1 lb frame. Capable of reaching heights comfortable for most shooters, the tripod can be set to any position ranging between its minimum height of 13.4" and its maximum height of 56.7". The 4-section, inverted legs, travel-style design allows the tripod to collapse down to just 16.1" in length for storage or transport and includes a fitted carrying case to make carrying even easier.

Included with the tripod is a single action ball head which, along with the legs, allows the entire kit to support up to 8.8 lb, enough for many DSLRs, camcorders, mirrorless, and compact cameras. The head utilizes a Manfrotto 200LT-PL quick release plate, which features a 1/4"-20 screw compatible with most cameras.

The BeFree Color series has improved on previous models with a few new additions worth noting, the first of which are redesigned rubber feet that provide a more secure grip on almost any terrain. A ballast hook has also been added to the bottom of the center column to allow users to add weight to the tripod to increase stability and lower its center of gravity. Additionally, modern graphics and colored paint have been added to the BeFree Color's design to update the overall look and feel of the tripod.

Manfrotto MKBFRA4GY-BH Specs

Head Type
Ball Head
Base Mount
3/8"-16 Thread
Camera Mounting Screw
1/4"-20 Male
Quick Release Plate Type
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
Closed Length
16.1" / 41 cm
Aluminum Alloy
3.1 lb / 1.4 kg
Leg Lock Type
Flip Lock
Leg Positions
2 Positions
Independent Leg Spread
Leg Sections
Center Column
Center Column Sections
Center Column Extension Type
Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column
Packaging Info
Package Weight
3.97 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
17.5 x 4.55 x 4.55"

Manfrotto MKBFRA4GY-BH Reviews

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It seems like most people have issues with the Ball head and mounting plates. I know I can switch out the ball head for my current one but will that increase the weight limit of the tripod?Is the weakest link here the ballhead? IS that why it's only rated for 8.8lbs?
Asked by: Mike Y.
Changing the ball head would not necessarily increase the weight capacity of the legs, you're head may be able to support more, but the legs would still be limited.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Will the head allow for panning for video use?
Asked by: ROBERT R.
Manfrotto makes a travel tripod specific for video. It is in the Befree line.
Answered by: Malissa S.
Date published: 2018-08-27


I don't like the head as it will not pan. Can I remove it and attach my MHXPRO-BHQ2 head instead?
Asked by: David D.
Yes, the head can be removed by tightening the knob and then unscrewing the head from its base. The problem you may encounter is that the other head you wish to attach may not allow the legs of the tripod to completely close, defeating the purpose of a compact, travelling rig.
Answered by: Jack M.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Can I detach the head of this tripod and attach it to the Sirui EP-204S monopod?
Asked by: Jinbo F.
Yes you can. The head on this tripod connects through a 3/8 -16 stud, which is the kind of connection available on B&H #SIEP204SA.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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