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Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Aluminum Tripod with 494 Ball Head (Lever Locks, Black)

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Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Aluminum Tripod with 494 Ball Head (Lever Locks, Black)
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 19.8 lb
  • Max Height: 59.1"
  • Minimum Height: 15.8"
  • Folded Length: 15.7"
Sporting a 19.8 lb load capacity at a weight of only 3.6 lb, this black Befree Advanced Travel Tripod from Manfrotto is a robust support option that can serve as a convenient travel companion for professional photographers and passionate hobbyists alike. It is made of aluminum alloy and reaches a maximum height of 59.1" with its column extended, folding down to 15.7" in length for simplified transport in its included carrying case.
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Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Aluminum Tri... Overview

Sporting a 19.8 lb load capacity at a weight of only 3.6 lb, this black Befree Advanced Travel Tripod from Manfrotto is a robust support option that can serve as a convenient travel companion for professional photographers and passionate hobbyists alike. It is made of aluminum alloy and reaches a maximum height of 59.1" with its column extended, folding down to 15.7" in length for simplified transport in its included carrying case.

Each leg of the Befree Advanced is composed of four sections, which can be adjusted and securely locked into place with the QPL lever locks found on all segments. A side-pull selector allows you to set up the tripod at three different angle configurations, enabling low angle shooting with the simple push of a button. Complementing the legs is an equally sturdy center ball head, which offers a dedicated knob for panoramic movement as well as a friction control knob for precise control over the tension during use. The final element is a quick release plate, which offers dual compatibility for RC2 and Arca-type compatible systems, except for the Manfrotto 804-3W and MH804-3W tripod heads.

An Easy Link attachment is available at the top portion of the leg section, and allows you to connect compatible accessories such as flashes or reflectors. This enables you to use the tripod as a support system and reduce the amount of gear you need to carry while travelling. Rubberized feet are used to avoid skidding and help keep the Befree Advanced stable in most types of terrain. Finally, an integrated hook found at the bottom can be used to add a weight and increase the stability of your tripod when shooting in more difficult conditions.

  • Weighs 3.6 lb, can hold up to 19.8 lb of gear
  • Four leg sections which extend and fasten via its lever locks
  • Maximum height of 59.1", folds down to 15.7" in length for storage
  • Aluminum-alloy construction
  • Side button allows you to select between three different leg angles
  • Ball head with separate pan lock and friction control knobs
  • Quick release plate compatible with both RC2 and Arca-type systems, excluding the 804-3W and MH804-3W tripod heads
  • Rubberized feet provide increased stability on most surfaces
  • Easy Link attachment for use with optional accessories
  • Integrated hook for weighing down and stabilizing tripod during use
UPC: 719821419280

Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Aluminum Tri... Specs

Key Specs
Camera Mounting Screw
1/4"-20 Male
Quick Release Plate Type
200PL
Head Type
Ball Head
Friction Control
Yes
Load Capacity
19.8 lb / 9 kg
Maximum Working Height
59.1" / 150 cm
Minimum Working Height
15.8" / 40.1 cm
Closed Length
15.7" / 40 cm
Materials
Aluminum Alloy
Weight
3.6 lb / 1.6 kg
Leg Lock Type
Flip Lock
Leg Sections
4
Feet Features
Rubber
Camera Attachment
Camera Mounting Screw
1/4"-20 Male
Quick Release Plate Type
200PL
Head
Head Type
Ball Head
Base Mount
3/8"-16 Female
Ball Sphere Diameter
1.57" / 3.99 cm
Friction Control
Yes
Vertical Tilt
+40° to -90°
Panning Range
360°
Independent Pan Lock
Yes
Lateral Tilt
-90° to +40°
General
Load Capacity
19.8 lb / 9 kg
Maximum Working Height
59.1" / 150 cm
Max Height without Center Column
52.4" / 133 cm
Minimum Working Height
15.8" / 40.1 cm
Closed Length
15.7" / 40 cm
Diameter
1.57" / 3.99 cm
Materials
Aluminum Alloy
Weight
3.6 lb / 1.6 kg
Legs
Leg Lock Type
Flip Lock
Leg Positions
3 Positions
Independent Leg Spread
Yes
Leg Sections
4
Bubble Level
No
Feet Features
Rubber
Center Column
Center Column Features
Ballast Hook
Center Column Shape
Round
Center Column Sections
1
Center Column Extension Type
Rapid
Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column
No
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
17.5 x 5.25 x 5"

Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Aluminum Tri... Reviews

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can the Wimberley 200-II Gimbol head be mounted ...

can the Wimberley 200-II Gimbol head be mounted on this tripod?
Asked by: William L.
The Befree has a standard 3/8-16 mounting thread, and I have used different heads on mine. Your Wimberley Gimbal head should have that same standard thread so I see no reason why it cannot be mounted on this tripod. The only downside is that this tripod comes with a 494 ball head which you will remove, and unless you have some other use for it, you might want to consider a travel tripod that comes without a head (B&H lists 54 of them).
Answered by: Ted
Date published: 2020-07-07

Can I use this with iOptron SkyTracker pro ...

Can I use this with iOptron SkyTracker pro between tripod and ball head?
Asked by: Fabio
Yes, you can mount the iOptron SkyTrackerPro camera mount on the Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Aluminum Tripod with 494 Ball Head and mount the ball head on the SkyTracker mount.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2022-11-09

How long is the center Column?

How long is the center Column?
Asked by: Bradley
The center column is 11" long and allows the head to be raised/lowered 9".
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-08-25

Will the plate on this work with a Canon sx 40 ...

Will the plate on this work with a Canon sx 40 bridge camera?
Asked by: Carol
I would think it would fit, but do not definitely know.
Answered by: Carl
Date published: 2020-12-10

Does this work with the Sony A1 Camera?

Does this work with the Sony A1 Camera?
Asked by: Linda
Yes, the 1/4 20 thread on the tripod works with all cameras
Answered by: Bill
Date published: 2022-07-14

Does this have a built in bubble level?

Does this have a built in bubble level?
Asked by: Brian
No, it does not.
Answered by: Dave
Date published: 2021-11-25

I have a Nikon D750 with a 200-500mm lens, will ...

I have a Nikon D750 with a 200-500mm lens, will this tripod support this?
Asked by: Daniel
Specifications say that it supports 17.6 lb. I have used mine with a large format rail camera that weighs over 10 lb, and it has handled that load very well. I normally use it with a medium format film camera too. I don't particularly like this ball head as it can sometimes be a bit squirrelly with a heavier camera.
Answered by: Ted
Date published: 2020-01-09

What's the diameter of this tripod at it's ...

What's the diameter of this tripod at it's largest point while folded? I'm trying to determine if I have space in my hard case next to my light stands for this.
Asked by: Isaac
4 1/4".
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-08
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