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Manfrotto Befree Live Aluminum Lever-Lock Tripod Kit with EasyLink & Case

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Manfrotto Befree Live Aluminum Lever-Lock Tripod Kit with EasyLink & Case
Key Features
  • Compact, Lightweight Video Travel Tripod
  • Video Fluid Head, Tripod & Carry Case
  • Aluminum Legs with 3 Angle Positions
  • Lever Leg Locks, EasyLink 3/8"-16 Mount
Designed for traveling, the Befree Live Aluminum Lever-Lock Tripod Kit from Manfrotto is a video tripod system comprising a fluid head, aluminum tripod legs, and a carrying case. This compact kit features lever-style leg locks for quickly setting up, a strong core, and three tripod-angle positions. Ideal for mobile applications such as vlogging, it supports loads up to 8.8 lb and has a height range of 16 to 59.5" with the center column extended.
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Manfrotto Befree Live Tripod System Overview

Designed for traveling, the Befree Live Aluminum Lever-Lock Tripod Kit from Manfrotto is a video tripod system comprising a fluid head, aluminum tripod legs, and a carrying case. This compact kit features lever-style leg locks for quickly setting up, a strong core, and three tripod-angle positions. Ideal for mobile applications such as vlogging, it supports loads up to 8.8 lb and has a height range of 16 to 59.5" with the center column extended.

The Befree Live Video Head features a smooth, fluid drag system with separate pan and tilt locks. Its standard Manfrotto 501PL sliding quick release plate is used for easily balancing and quickly detaching your camera from the head. Head features include a removable pan bar and a bubble level. The head offers complete 360° of pan movement and -90°/+65° tilt adjustment.

The three-stage tripod has a 1.6" flat base, one 3/8"16 EasyLink accessory mount, and a hook for attaching a stabilizing weight. The Befree Live Aluminum Lever-Lock Tripod Kit folds down to 15.75" and weighs approximately 4 lb.

Features
  • Lightweight, compact video tripod system is suited for travel
  • Fluid head with a bubble level, pan bar, and quick release plate
  • Lever locks for quick setup
  • Three leg-angle positions
  • Strong tripod core design with a weight hook
  • One 3/8"-16 EasyLink accessory mount
  • Supports payloads up to 8.8 lb
  • 16 to 59.5" height range with center column extended
  • Separate pan and tilt locks
UPC: 719821435228

Manfrotto Befree Live Tripod System Specs

Camera Plate
Camera Plate FeaturesSliding Balance Plate, Quick Release
Camera Plate Type501PL
Camera Mounting Screw1 x 1/4"-20 Male
Head
Base MountProprietary
Pan Handle Fittings1 x Rosette
Bubble Level1
Accessory Mounting1 x 3/8"-16 Female Thread
Base Diameter1.69" / 42.93 mm
Pan & Tilt
Drag ControlTilt: Fixed
Pan: Fixed
Drag TypeFluid
Vertical Tilt+65° to -90°
Independent Pan LockYes
Independent Tilt LockYes
General
Load Capacity0 to 8.82 lb / 0 to 4 kg
Maximum Working Height59.45" / 151 cm
Max Height without Center Column51.18" / 130 cm
Minimum Working Height15.75" / 40 cm
Closed Length15.7" / 40 cm
MaterialsAluminum
Weight3.86 lb / 1.75 kg
Legs
Leg Lock TypeLever Lock
Leg Positions3 Positions
Center Column
Center Column Sections1
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.935 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)17.7 x 5.15 x 5.1"

Manfrotto Befree Live Tripod System Reviews

Love the tripod

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-06

I bought this to go with my Sony AX-700 video camera as well as our Nikon camera. I bought it to use at my Daughters video games and when I go out in the boonies in Alaska. It is light, easy to use and while others had issues, feels very well made. I have used it over a dozen times without any issues. Folds up to a very small profile for easy Carry not to mention coming with a bag that fits extremely well, not like some bags where once you get it out, you can never get it back in. The tripod is smooth and even when filming and is a great item for anyone on the go who doesn't want to carry the extra weight. You will not go wrong with this tripod.

The upgrade I was looking for

By Ryan
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-30

I've been using the Manfrotto Element for a couple years and finally got tired of 1) the allen nuts coming loose at the joints and 2) not being able to see the leveling bubble. This solves both of those and I gain a fluid head with a ball joint to boot, love it so far.

Wedding Video Tripod

By Rush
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-15

Great tripod and plate holder is standard size for Manfrotto tripods, so interchangability is great for run and gun between tripods, monopods, etc.

Caused me lose my opera lens

By Wedlin
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-24

Was shooting a home for a real estate company. I had my canon 6d Mark 2 with the Tokina Opera 16-28. Why I was hiding myself from the shot inside the kitchen, a chiwawa just slid out of nowhere and hit the tripod. it was too late to catch the tripod. My opera lens hit the ground (from about 4.5ft). One facet of the lens hood broke off. Very disappointed. If you are going to shoot with this, please make sure at least one hand and your site are on it at all time. Do not attached heavy things to this set. I do own other tripods. The Vanguard Alta Pro 2 , which I have own for years, knock this tripod on all considerations (sturdiness, and quality). I wish I could returned this thing before it did deceived me, I did not have a chance to take it out for a shoot except open the box and check the height.

Very small and portable

By Eliezer
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-17

A bit expensive because it's a Manproto but it's really good I personally bought it on sale so it was worth it to me

Great deal!

By Elisa
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-14

I was looking for a small lightweight tripod to take with me in travels and that is just it! The tripod is reliable, excellent construction and you know, Manfrotto's quality. I'm totally satisfied! It was a GREAT deal!

Its OK

By Ralph
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-19

I was stepping down from a much higher end system and just needed something light and easy to carry around with a BMPCC4k, mainly for personal work. The tripod is light and happy with this but the fluid head is very mediocre. I think my old photography tripod head for stills is more fluid than this. Very disappointed with the head, they have a nerve calling it a fluid head.

Best ultra-compact travel tripod for video

By Peter
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-20

Finally, Manfroto has solved all the problems. The carbon version is super light and impressively stiff. Even fully extended at maybe 5.5 feet it is perfectly good, thanks in part to the surprisingly smooth pan and tilt, and the intelligent layout of locking controls and leveling adjustment. Of course it is only good for small cameras, but a Sony a7S3 body with a relatively lightweight 180mm Tamron was well within range for this incredibly small travel tripod. Easily fits in any carry-on. My only suggestion would be to make the pan handle at a bit of an adjustable angle rather than straight up and down, for tight situations. But that is minor.

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Asked by: Tom
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Date published: 2021-01-14

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