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Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Aluminum Tripod with 494 Ball Head (Lever Locks, Sony Alpha Edition)

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Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Aluminum Tripod with 494 Ball Head (Lever Locks, Sony Alpha Edition)
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 and orange Befree Advanced Travel Tripod from Manfrotto is specially designed for the Sony Alpha a7 and a9 cameras, featuring matching graphics and a dedicated quick release plate. 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 and orange Befree Advanced Travel Tripod from Manfrotto is specially designed for the Sony Alpha a7 and a9 cameras, featuring matching graphics and a dedicated quick release plate. 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 dedicated 200PL-Pro quick release plate, which is made specifically for the Sony a7 and a9 series mirrorless cameras. It is bright orange to match the body details and offers dual compatibility for RC2 and Arca-type quick release systems. As the plate is specially designed and has an anti-twist lip, please note that other non-Sony equipment may not fit on it adequately.

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.

  • Designed for the Sony a7 and a9 series cameras, with a matching black and orange color pattern and specially designed QR plate
  • 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 designed to fit the Sony Alpha a7 and a9 cameras, and compatible with both RC2 and Arca-type systems
  • 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: 719821429388

Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Aluminum Tri... Specs

Key Specs
Camera Mounting Screw
1x 1/4"-20 Male
Camera Plate
Quick Release: 200PL
Head Type
Ball Head
Drag Control
Yes
Primary Leg Material
Aluminum
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
Weight
3.6 lb / 1.63 kg
Camera Attachment
Camera Mounting Screw
1x 1/4"-20 Male
Camera Plate
Quick Release: 200PL
Head
Head Type
Ball Head
Base Mount
Flat Base with 3/8"-16 Female
Pan & Tilt
Drag Control
Yes
Independent Pan Lock
Yes
Vertical Tilt
+40° to -90°
Lateral Tilt
-90° to +40°
Legs
Primary Leg Material
Aluminum
Leg Lock
Flip Lock
Leg Sections
4
Independent Leg Spread
Yes
Leg Positions
3 Positions
General
Load Capacity
19.8 lb / 9 kg
Maximum Working Height
59.1" / 150 cm
Center Column
Yes, Round: Ballast Hook
Max Height without Center Column
52.4" / 133 cm
Minimum Working Height
15.8" / 40.1 cm
Closed Length
15.7" / 40 cm
Bubble Level
No
Weight
3.6 lb / 1.63 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.43 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
17.65 x 4.95 x 4.9"

Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Aluminum Tri... Reviews

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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

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Is same model available with carbon legs?
Asked by: Thomas
Manfrotto does make this tripod with carbon legs, but with twist lock legs rather than the lever lock legs shown here.
Answered by: Ted
Date published: 2022-09-04

Can I use the a7RIII and vertical grip with this ...

Can I use the a7RIII and vertical grip with this tripod?
Asked by: Steve
No, not with that special plate. See Manfrotto product detail sheet: https://cdn.manfrotto.com/media/catalog/product/manual/compatibility-Befree-Advanced-Alpha-MKBFRLA-BH-v3.pdf?_ga=2.114381319.1011751615.1562254751-780003792.1562254751
Answered by: Patrick
Date published: 2019-07-04

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Can this be used as a video tripod ?
Asked by: Christopher C.
This cannot, as is, be a true video tripod. The ball head is meant only for holding a camera in one position during exposure. That is termed a lock off in movie terms and if that is what you need, then you are good. However, to be a true video tripod you need the head to be a fluid type so during the take you can smoothly pan and tilt with the subject. Here is one of dozens of possible video tripods you could use. Manfrotto Befree Live Video Tripod Kit with Case B&H # MAMVKBFRLVEU.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2023-10-09

Does this tripod have all of the necessary ...

Does this tripod have all of the necessary accessories to attach my Sony A7RIII?
Asked by: Jack
Yes, the Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Aluminum Tripod with 494 Ball Head come with all the necessary accessories to attach a Sony a7R IIIA Mirrorless Camera.
Answered by: Leor M
Date published: 2024-03-28

Is it difficult to use this head/column to shoot ...

Is it difficult to use this head/column to shoot at 90 degree downward for macrophotography if using a Sony A7 IV and 90mm lens?
Asked by: Derek
To use this column of this tripod at a 90 degree is not difficult, particularly with a Sony A7R IV and the Sony FE 90mm lens.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2020-02-07

Can it support sony 200-600mm?

Can it support sony 200-600mm?
Asked by: Wei Zhe
Yes, the Manfrotto Befree tripod can support a 19lbs payload and is a great tripod for your lens and camera combo.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-12-11

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Is the custom orange Sony plate designed to fit the battery grip, if used, with the a7III or will it only fit the body without grip?
Asked by: Michael S.
The orange plate fits only the bottom of the camera, not the grip. We suggest this L bracket for use with the grip. Really Right Stuff L-Plate for VG-C3EM Vertical Grip for Sony Alpha a7R III and a9 B&H # REBVGC3EMLPL
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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