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

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Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Aluminum Tripod with 494 Ball Head (Twist Locks, Red)
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 red 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 red 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: 719821419310

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
4.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
18 x 5 x 5"

Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Aluminum Tri... Reviews

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Can the head be replaced with a acra style ...

Can the head be replaced with a acra style ballhead?
Asked by: Jay
Yes
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2021-06-16

I have a Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel ...

I have a Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Aluminum Tripod with 494 Ball Head (Twist Locks, Red), does it work on Canon R5 body? Can I just use the 200PL RC2 type arca-Swiss plate or need to use something else, like RRS plate?
Asked by: Philip
Success with the 494 ball head and the R5 will depend on the lens you're using. Heavier combinations, like the 100-500mm and 28-70mm f/2 might see limited success when the ball head is used in various positions. The 494 ball head does not accept arca-swiss style plates. However, the 200PLPro plate that comes with it is compatible with arca-swiss ball heads (it's weird, I know). The 494 will accept 200PL and 200PLPro plates, so it will work on an R5 without an RRS plate or L-bracket.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-04-29

Will the plate that comes with this work with the ...

Will the plate that comes with this work with the Peak Designs Capture?
Asked by: Kenneth
Allthough the Manfrotto 200PL-Pro Aluminum Plate provided with Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Aluminum Tripod with 494 Ball Head has the same arca type as Peak Design Capture Camera Clip v3 , unfortunately they are not compatible because of a locking mechanism on Peak Design.
Answered by: llinelva
Date published: 2023-08-10

Can a Canon R5 with 24-70 3.8 be mounted on this ...

Can a Canon R5 with 24-70 3.8 be mounted on this tripod? If yes, what base plate I should use?
Asked by: Philip
The included quick release plate with this tripod can hold a Canon EOS R5 with a 24-70mm lens attached.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-04-29

Where is it manufactured in Italy or China?

Where is it manufactured in Italy or China?
Asked by: Sam
This tripod is made in Italy.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2021-06-25

Does the Manfrotto befree advanced travel tripod ...

Does the Manfrotto befree advanced travel tripod compatible with Canon R5? What Arca Base plate should I use on the R5 in order to fit into the manfrotto befree Advanced tripod
Asked by: Philip
This tripod includes a quick-release plate that is compatible with the R5. You don't need another.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2021-04-28

Do I need an adapter for Sony 70-200 & 200-400 ...

Do I need an adapter for Sony 70-200 & 200-400 GM?
Asked by: Mike
No this would work just fine with both of those lenses.
Answered by: Zachariah
Date published: 2021-02-08

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
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