Manfrotto Befree GT Travel Aluminum Tripod with 496 Ball Head (Black)

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Manfrotto Befree GT Travel Aluminum Tripod with 496 Ball Head (Black)
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 22 lb
  • Max Height: 64.6"
  • Folded Length: 16.9"
  • Leg Sections: 4
Sporting a 22 lb load capacity at a weight of only 4.1 lb, this black Befree GT Travel Tripod from Manfrotto is designed for professional photographers needing a reliable travel companion for their DSLR or mirrorless cameras. It features a sturdy aluminum-alloy construction, reaching a maximum height of 64.6" with the center column extended and 55.1" when the column is collapsed. For storage, the tripod folds down to 16.9" in length and can be easily carried in its included padded bag while traveling.
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Manfrotto Befree GT Travel Aluminum Tripod wi... Overview

Sporting a 22 lb load capacity at a weight of only 4.1 lb, this black Befree GT Travel Tripod from Manfrotto is designed for professional photographers needing a reliable travel companion for their DSLR or mirrorless cameras. It features a sturdy aluminum-alloy construction, reaching a maximum height of 64.6" with the center column extended and 55.1" when the column is collapsed. For storage, the tripod folds down to 16.9" in length and can be easily carried in its included padded bag while traveling.

Each leg of the Befree GT 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 unfold the legs and lock them at three different angles, making for an easy way to regulate your height. Complementing the legs is the equally robust 496 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 is compatible with both RC2 and Arca-type clamps 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 optional 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. Additionally, rubberized feet are used to avoid skidding and help keep the tripod stable in most types of terrain. The Befree GT is compatible with both 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threaded mounts, thanks to an included bushing adapter that allows you to switch between the two screw sizes.

  • Can hold gear weighing up to 22 lb, including most DSLR or pro mirrorless cameras fitted with telephoto lenses
  • Aluminum-alloy construction makes for a sturdy tripod while keeping its weight at 4.1 lb
  • Four leg sections which extend and fasten via its twist locks
  • Maximum height of 64.6" with column extended and 55.1" with column retracted, folds down to 16.9" for storage
  • Side button allows you to select between three different leg angles
  • 496 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
  • Supports equipment with either 1/4"-20 or 3/8"-16 threads, thanks to included bushing adapter
UPC: 719821425557

Manfrotto Befree GT Travel Aluminum Tripod wi... Specs

Head
Head TypeBall Head
Base Mount3/8"-16 Thread
Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male & 3/8"-16 with Bushing
Quick Release Plate Type200PL
Number of Bubble LevelsNone
Friction ControlYes
Independent Pan LockYes
Pan & Tilt Range
Panning Range360°
General
Load Capacity22.05 lb / 10 kg
Maximum Working Height64.6" / 164 cm
Max Height without Center Column55.12" / 140 cm
Minimum Working Height16.9" / 43 cm
Folded Length16.93" / 43 cm
MaterialsAluminum Alloy
Weight4.2 lb / 1.9 kg
Legs
Leg Lock TypeTwist Lock
Leg Positions3 Positions
Independent Leg SpreadYes
Leg Sections4
Feet FeaturesRubber
Center Column
Center Column FeaturesRemovable
Center Column ShapeFaceted
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.945 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)17.7 x 4.95 x 4.9"
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Is this head compatible with a Fuji XT 3?

Is this head compatible with a Fuji XT 3?
Asked by: James
Yes, any camera and lens combination under 3kg (7lb) will work perfectly.
Answered by: Karl
Date published: 2021-02-23

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The Manfrotto be free GT aluminum with 496 ballhead:I want a quick release plate Larger the one included.Which one that is arcaswiss style?Thank you
Asked by: Anonymous
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Does the mounting screw have a D-ring or do you ...

Does the mounting screw have a D-ring or do you have to screw it in with a coin or screwdriver?
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It has both, D-ring and standard screw head.
Answered by: Jason
Date published: 2019-12-05

doe's the head has separate lock for panning?

doe's the head has separate lock for panning?
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Yes. The Manfrotto 496 ball head that is installed on the Manfrotto Befree GT Travel Aluminum Tripod has a separate panning friction control knob with pan lock capability.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2020-09-02

Can you remove the ball head or the quick release ...

Can you remove the ball head or the quick release plate to change for an arca swiss ? Thanks
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The short answer is yes. The 496 head can be replaced and/or the RC2 (200PL) plate/release assembly can be removed and replaced with an arca type head or plate assembly. However, be aware that the Befree GT Travel has reverse folding legs with the center column fully extended when folded to it's most compact size. Any head or plate assembly that is larger than the 496 ball head will not allow the Befree GT to fold up as compactly as possible and it may not fit in the travel bag. There are numerous adapters, plates and arca type clamps that are compatible with both arca-type and manfrotto 200PL systems available from B & H that will likely allow you to achieve your desired end result. (The Befree GT Travel is a very good tripod and the Befree GT XPRO Travel has a full featured center column and is generally superb.)
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Can the center column be removed and inserted ...

Can the center column be removed and inserted upside down?
Asked by: Javier
Yes it can. You can even get a shorter column [separately] and use that.
Answered by: Stephen
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This Manfrotto befree GT does NOT have bubble level, Which bubble and how to buy and where to install ?Thank you.
Asked by: chuong
B&H has a very nice level available that mounts in the camera hot shoe. It's quite inexpensive and works great.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2021-01-15
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