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

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Manfrotto Befree GT Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod with 496 Ball Head (Black)
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 26.5 lb
  • Max Height: 63.8"
  • Folded Length: 16.9"
  • Leg Sections: 4
Sporting a 26.5 lb load capacity at a weight of only 3.4 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 carbon fiber construction, reaching a maximum height of 63.8" with the center column extended and 54.3" 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 Carbon Fiber Tripo... Overview

Sporting a 26.5 lb load capacity at a weight of only 3.4 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 carbon fiber construction, reaching a maximum height of 63.8" with the center column extended and 54.3" 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 26.5 lb, including most DSLR or pro mirrorless cameras fitted with telephoto lenses
  • Carbon fiber construction makes for a sturdy tripod while keeping its weight at 3.4 lb
  • Four leg sections which extend and fasten via its twist locks
  • Maximum height of 63.8" with column extended and 54.3" 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: 719821425571

Manfrotto Befree GT Travel Carbon Fiber Tripo... Specs

Key Specs
Camera Mounting Screw
1/4"-20 Male with Retractable 3/8"-16 Sheath
Quick Release Plate Type
200PL
Head Type
Ball Head
Friction Control
Yes
Load Capacity
26.5 lb / 12 kg
Maximum Working Height
63.8" / 162 cm
Minimum Working Height
16.9" / 43 cm
Closed Length
16.9" / 43 cm
Materials
Carbon Fiber
Weight
3.53 lb / 1.6 kg
Leg Lock Type
Twist Lock
Leg Sections
4
Feet Features
Rubber
Camera Attachment
Camera Mounting Screw
1/4"-20 Male with Retractable 3/8"-16 Sheath
Quick Release Plate Type
200PL
Head
Head Type
Ball Head
Base Mount
3/8"-16 Female
Bubble Level
No
Pan & Tilt
Friction Control
Yes
Panning Range
360°
Independent Pan Lock
Yes
General
Load Capacity
26.5 lb / 12 kg
Maximum Working Height
63.8" / 162 cm
Max Height without Center Column
54.33" / 138 cm
Minimum Working Height
16.9" / 43 cm
Closed Length
16.9" / 43 cm
Materials
Carbon Fiber
Weight
3.53 lb / 1.6 kg
Legs
Leg Lock Type
Twist Lock
Leg Positions
3 Positions
Independent Leg Spread
Yes
Leg Sections
4
Feet Features
Rubber
Center Column
Center Column Features
Removable
Center Column Shape
Faceted
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
17.75 x 4.9 x 4.9"

Manfrotto Befree GT Travel Carbon Fiber Tripo... Reviews

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Does the camera plate work for ONLY Sony Alpha? I ...

Does the camera plate work for ONLY Sony Alpha? I use a Nikon D810 and want to make sure my camera will fit before I buy it. Kevin
Asked by: Kevin
Manfrotto Befree GT Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod with 496 Ball Head (Black) BH #MAMKBFRTC4GT works with other cameras including the Nikon D810. The color and the design matches the theme of Sony Alpha.
Answered by: samikg
Date published: 2022-11-07

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I just got this tripod and I'm unhappy with tension control on the head: it has almost no tension of its own, so it's way too easy to turn accidentally. Does it act like that on all of these tripods or do I just have a defective one?
Asked by: Konstantin
Please look to the end of the large knob. There you see recessed dial set within that locking knob can be rotated to apply tension control to the ball-and-socket joint's movements. On the opposite side of the ball head, a secondary locking knob controls the ability to rotate the head 360.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2019-09-19

can you replace the head with a Wimberley WH-200 ...

can you replace the head with a Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Head II ?
Asked by: charles
Yes you can replace the head of Manfrotto Befree GT Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod with a Wimberley WH200.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2022-05-03

Can it support weight of nikon d500 with nikkor ...

Can it support weight of nikon d500 with nikkor 200-500mm lense?
Asked by: Santosh
Yes, a Nikon D500 equipped with a Nikon 200-500mm lens can be held by this Manfrotto BeFree GT Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-06-08

what is weight without the ball head?

what is weight without the ball head?
Asked by: newt
The tripod weighs 3lbs without the head.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-08-05

Is it made in Italy or China?

Is it made in Italy or China?
Asked by: Kwok hin
Hi All, THis Tripod is made in Italy.
Answered by: chi
Date published: 2020-01-02

Does the head of this tripod have a level bubble?

Does the head of this tripod have a level bubble?
Asked by: Jeremy
The tripod nor the head have levels. You can purchase a hot shoe bubble level as an alternative. Click the link below to view; https://bhpho.to/2ZPMXGn
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-07-08

is Height measured in inches?

is Height measured in inches?
Asked by: Khaled
Yes!
Answered by: David
Date published: 2020-07-11
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