Manfrotto Befree Live Aluminum Video Tripod Kit with Twist Leg Locks

Manfrotto Befree Live Aluminum Video Tripod Kit with Twist Leg Locks

Manfrotto Befree Live Aluminum Video Tripod Kit with Twist Leg Locks

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Product Highlights

  • Designed for Travel and Mobile Use
  • 8.8 lb Capacity Fluid Drag Head
  • Separate Pan and Tilt Locking Knobs
  • 59.1" Max Height with Column Raised
  • Sturdy M-Lock Twist Leg Locks
  • Intuitive Sliding Leg Angle Selector
  • 501PL Sliding Quick Release Plate
  • Legs Fold Down to 15.7" in Length
  • Pan Bar Included with Head
  • Easy Link Attachment for Accessories
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Leg Material: Aluminum

Aluminum Carbon Fiber

Configuration: Twist Leg Locks, Easy Link

Lever Leg Locks, with Easy Link Twist Leg Locks, Easy Link
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Manfrotto MVKBFRT-LIVEUS Overview

  • 1Description

A compact support system designed for travelling and shooting on the go, the Befree Live Video Tripod Kit with Twist Leg Locks from Manfrotto is composed of sturdy aluminum tripod legs paired with a fluid video head and a quick release plate. With a load capacity of 8.8 lb, the head offers fluid movement that is aided by separate pan and tilt locking knobs for precise control over your composition. Included with it is a pan bar and a sliding quick release plate, both of which are removable to help enhance its portability.

The legs reach a maximum height of 59.1" with the column raised, and can be extended and secured in seconds thanks to the M-lock twist locks that engage with a simple 90° turn. The sliding leg angle selector is easy to reach and can be operated with a single finger, making adjustments significantly easier to perform. Found at the top is an Easy Link connector, which allows you to attach compatible accessories such as flashes or reflectors. The Befree Live can be folded down to 15.7" with the head removed, and attaches to any camera with either a 1/4"-20 or 3/8"-16 threaded screw mount.

  • Compact aluminum tripod kit designed for travelling; ideal for mobile uses such as vlogging
  • Holds equipment as heavy as 8.8 lb
  • Fluid head with spirit level and quick release plate
  • Pan and tilt locking knobs allow for single axis movement
  • Legs extend as high as 59.1", and fold down to 15.7" in length
  • Twist leg locking system, enabled by simply turning each knob 90°
  • Intuitive sliding leg angle selector operated with the push of a single finger
  • Easy Link attachment at the top of leg section; connects to compatible accessories
  • Pan bar included for fluid movement; can be removed
UPC: 719821419334
In the Box
Manfrotto Befree Live Aluminum Video Tripod Kit with Twist Leg Locks
  • Befree Live Video Head
  • Carrying Bag
  • Limited 6-Month Warranty, Extendable to 10 Years with Product Registration
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    Manfrotto MVKBFRT-LIVEUS Specs

    Material Aluminum alloy
    Load Capacity 8.8 lb / 4 kg
    Base Diameter 1.7" / 4.3 cm
    Quick Release Plate Yes; 501PL
    Panning Range 360°
    Tilt Range -90° to 65°
    Pan & Tilt Drag Fixed drag, non-adjustable
    Separate Panning Lock Yes
    Spirit Level Yes, 1
    Material Aluminum alloy
    Maximum Height 59.1" / 150 cm
    Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 52.4" / 133 cm
    Folded Length 15.7" / 40 cm
    Leg Stages/Sections 4
    Leg Lock Type M-lock twist lock
    Independent Leg Spread Yes
    Feet Rubberized
    Weight 3.6 lb / 1.6 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.0 x 5.0 x 5.0"

    Manfrotto MVKBFRT-LIVEUS Reviews

    Befree Live Aluminum Video Tripod Kit with Twist Leg Locks is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Travel When you need to run and shoot a job out of town and you don't want to check a bag, this tripod gets the job done. Small enough to easily fit into a roller bag or large backpack, the BeFree did a commendable job supporting my DSLR on a recent video shoot. I'll be taking it with me on every trip from now on.
    Date published: 2017-12-22
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Don't like the twist! I love the tripod but I can't understate how much I hate the twist leg locks. My previous Manfrotto Befree (not the video tripod) had the latches and if you got sand in them they wouldn't close fully and you'd have to take it apart. For some reason I thought the twist design would be far superior. Here's the problem with twist vs clasp leg locks: you KNOW when the clasp is closed, but you don't know how tight the twist locks are. When you are running and gunning, quickly setting up and taking down, sometimes you don't tighten one of the twist locks fully and then the tripod gives way and falls over. Scary. I would've preferred the latch/clasp design to twist and I would've loved this product
    Date published: 2019-06-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from When you have more than 45 years.... Im an antique owner to Gitzo and Manfrotto and RRS. My last tripod a Gitzo mountainer gives me years to service for this reason y really love it. But...the time is time and the years in shoulders its no the same... For this reason, it put 200 and try Manfrotto Befree. My surprise light and so stable for my A7rlll and 35 1.4 Zeiss Great for Manfrotto!!
    Date published: 2019-05-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great so easy
    Date published: 2018-04-06
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    What does "no easy link" mean?

    What does "no easy link" mean?
    Asked by: Syed
    The Easy Link is a connection that allows you to attach accessories to the tripod. That features is not available on the version that says "No easy link".
    Answered by: Joseph
    Date published: 2018-12-09

    does it come with tripod bag?

    does it come with tripod bag?
    Asked by: Stan
    Yes; under item description click on the “what’s in the bag” tab - and it shows carrying case
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-06-23


    What is the country of manufacture for this tripod? Thanks! (B&H# MAMVKBFRT MFR# MVKBFRT-LIVEUS)
    Asked by: Robert L.
    I believe its Italy. Its well built.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2018-10-24
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