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

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Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Aluminum Tripod with 494 Ball Head (Twist 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 3.4 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 3.4 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 secured in seconds thanks to the M-lock twist locks that operate with a simple 90° turn. 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 3.4 lb, can hold up to 19.8 lb of gear
  • Four leg sections which extend and fasten via its twist 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: 719821419303

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
3.4 lb / 1.5 kg
Leg Lock Type
Twist 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
3.4 lb / 1.5 kg
Legs
Leg Lock Type
Twist 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
4.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
19 x 15 x 10"

Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Aluminum Tri... Reviews

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Are the ball head components metal?

Are the ball head components metal?
Asked by: Robin
Yes, the ball head on the Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Aluminum Tripod with 494 Ball Head (Twist Locks, Black) is made of aluminum.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2022-04-06

Can I remove the stock Manfrotto plate clamp and ...

Can I remove the stock Manfrotto plate clamp and use SunwayFoto Arca clamp instead? Do I need the female to male boss adapter?
Asked by: Kenjiro
Yes, you may purchase the Sunwayfoto Adapter Bushing for Ballhead with Sunken Top, B&H # SUMAP02, to connect the Sunwayfoto Arca & Manfrotto Compatible Clamp, B&H # SUMAC14, to the stem on the Manfrotto 494 Center Ball Head after you remove the included Manfrotto quick release clamp.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2021-03-14

How can I mount Arca Swiss plates onto this ...

How can I mount Arca Swiss plates onto this tripod?
Asked by: Baron
While the plate that comes included will fit arca-swiss systems, the inverse does not work. You are only able to use 200PL or 200PL-PRO plates on the 494 ballhead.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-02-28

Can this withstand Tamron 150-600mm G2 + Nikon ...

Can this withstand Tamron 150-600mm G2 + Nikon D3200?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the load capacity is listed at 17.6 lbs. So it will satisfy the load capacity of a camera and the 150-600mm lens.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2019-07-26

Can you buy the Monfrotto Befree advanced without ...

Can you buy the Monfrotto Befree advanced without the head? I prefer the the MVH 500 head.
Asked by: Leigh
The Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Aluminum Tripod is only sold with the head.
Answered by: Lawrence
Date published: 2022-02-24

Does the Folded Length 15.7" include the ball ...

Does the Folded Length 15.7" include the ball head? Does the weight of 3.4lbs include the ball head?
Asked by: Brian
The ball head is included in both measurements.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2020-03-31

360 Pan ??

360 Pan ??
Asked by: Thomas
The Pan and Tilt Range on this head is -90° to +40°. It is not 360 degrees.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-07-16

question

Can change ball head with manfrotto xpro- bhq2?
Asked by: vikas
Yes, that ball head is fully compatible and will work. However, please note that because that ballhead is wider, it will prevent the tripod from fully folding up to as small as it can get.
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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