Manfrotto Befree 3-Way Live Advanced Tripod

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Manfrotto Befree 3-Way Live Advanced Tripod
Key Features
  • For Travel Photography and Videography
  • Hybrid Photo-Video Head
  • 3-Way Fluid Head
  • Max Height: 59.5"
Designed for camera users who want maximum performance and stability for photo and video use, the Befree 3-Way Live Advanced Designed Tripod from Manfrotto features a hybrid photo-video head ideally suited for travel photography and videography. Paired with the Befree Advanced Travel Aluminum Tripod, the 3-way fluid head provides foldable handles for compactness, and a fluid drag system on pan and tilt axes ensures camera movements are smooth, controlled, and precise. A dedicated quick release plate provides excellent camera stability for all shooting positions, and this unique plate system has the added benefit of being compatible with Manfrotto 501PL and Arca-type tripod plates.
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Manfrotto Befree 3-Way Live Advanced Tripod Overview

Designed for camera users who want maximum performance and stability for photo and video use, the Befree 3-Way Live Advanced Designed Tripod from Manfrotto features a hybrid photo-video head ideally suited for travel photography and videography. Paired with the Befree Advanced Travel Aluminum Tripod, the 3-way fluid head provides foldable handles for compactness, and a fluid drag system on pan and tilt axes ensures camera movements are smooth, controlled, and precise. A dedicated quick release plate provides excellent camera stability for all shooting positions, and this unique plate system has the added benefit of being compatible with Manfrotto 501PL and Arca-type tripod plates.

The tripod legs are made of sturdy aluminum alloy, and together with the head reach a maximum height of 59.5". Each leg is composed of four sections, which can be adjusted and securely locked into place with the lever locks found on all segments, and a side-pull selector enables quick setup with both hands. An Easy Link attachment at the top portion of the leg section allows you to attach external accessories, and rubberized feet avoid skidding and help keep the tripod stable on uneven terrain. An integrated hook is also included so you can add a weight and increase the stability of your tripod when shooting in more difficult conditions.

  • Dual-purpose travel tripod kit for photo and video applications
  • Long panoramic handle with fluid drag system on pan and tilt axes for smooth and precise camera movements
  • Handle locking system with rubberized grips
  • Dual compatible plate holder for photo and video plates
  • Compatible with Manfrotto 501PL and Arca-type head attachments
  • Ergonomic side pull selector enables quick setup with both hands
  • Locking levers for easy and secure setup
  • 3 bubble levels for aligning the camera on three planes
  • Easy Link to attach external accessories
  • Hook for additional weight
  • Tripod legs fold up around head for storage and transport
UPC: 719821413509

Manfrotto Befree 3-Way Live Advanced Tripod Specs

Head
Head TypeFluid Head
Base Mount3/8"-16 Female
Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male
Quick Release Plate Type200PL, 501PL, Arca-Type
Number of Bubble Levels3
Friction ControlYes
Independent Pan LockYes
General
Load Capacity13.23 lb / 6 kg
Maximum Working Height59.4" / 151 cm
Max Height without Center Column51.97" / 132 cm
Minimum Working Height16.5" / 42 cm
Folded Length15.75" / 40 cm
MaterialsAluminum Alloy
Weight4.34 lb / 1.97 kg
Legs
Leg Lock TypeFlip Lock
Leg Positions3 Positions
Independent Leg SpreadYes
Leg Sections4
Bubble LevelNo
Feet FeaturesRubber
Center Column
Center Column FeaturesBallast Hook
Center Column Extension TypeRapid
Lateral / 90-Degree Center ColumnNo
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.245 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)17.5 x 4.9 x 4.8"
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