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Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Aluminum Alloy Tripod

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Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Aluminum Alloy Tripod
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 8.8 lb
  • Maximum Height: 56.7"
  • Min Height: 13.4"
  • Folded Length: 15.75"
The Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Aluminum Alloy Tripod is a sturdy, compact tripod that extends to 56.7", supports 8.8 lb, and folds up to only 15.75". The tripod's legs can be spread independently, with two-position leg angle stops. The legs fold up and around the ball head, a feature that helps makes this tripod so compact.
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Manfrotto BeFree Overview

The Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Aluminum Alloy Tripod is a sturdy, compact tripod that extends to 56.7", supports 8.8 lb, and folds up to only 15.75". The tripod's legs can be spread independently, with two-position leg angle stops. The legs fold up and around the ball head, a feature that helps makes this tripod so compact.

The ball head has a large ergonomic locking handle and a quick release with an included QR plate that has a 1/4"-20 mounting screw and a durable carrying case for storage and transport.

Manfrotto BeFree Specs

Head
Head Type
Ball Head
Base Mount
3/8"-16 Thread
Camera Mounting Screw
1/4"-20 Male
Quick Release Plate Type
200PL
General
Load Capacity
8.8 lb / 4 kg
Maximum Working Height
56.7" / 144 cm
Max Height without Center Column
48.4" / 123 cm
Minimum Working Height
13.4" / 34 cm
Closed Length
15.75" / 40 cm
Materials
Aluminum Alloy
Weight
3 lb / 1.4 kg
Legs
Leg Lock Type
Flip Lock
Leg Positions
2 Positions
Leg Sections
4
Leg Diameter
0.9" / 22.5 mm
Center Column
Center Column Shape
Faceted
Center Column Sections
1
Center Column Extension Type
Rapid
Center Column Diameter
0.87" / 22.0 mm
Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column
No
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
17.5 x 4.7 x 4.65"

Manfrotto BeFree Reviews

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Is this ball head "MH490-BH" ?

Is this ball head "MH490-BH" ?
Asked by: seik
I love this tripod. It was my "go to" travel buddy when I recently went on vacation to Hawaii. I wanted to get photos of me with my wife on Oahu. And, this little baby did the trick. It is flimsy, but worked just fine when I needed to use it. My camera is quite heavy with a normal lens, but this little gem could withstand the weight! And, the best part is it is super light weight. We took it everywhere we went. It comes with a great carrying bag as well. Well worth the investment! I highly recommend it!
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-09-22

How much is the exact weight of the ball head?

How much is the exact weight of the ball head?
Asked by: seik
The ball head is 218 grams (including the quick-release plate). If the quick-release plate is on your camera, then the ball head alone is 188 grams. I weighed it on my kitchen scale.
Answered by: Nancy
Date published: 2019-09-02

does the ball head have a smooth pan feature ?

does the ball head have a smooth pan feature ?
Asked by: Scott r
When using the Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod, the "ball head" does not have a smooth pan feature.
Answered by: Lenny
Date published: 2019-08-05

can i change the tripod head and put a video head ...

can i change the tripod head and put a video head on it like the xpro or the 502
Asked by: Ahhmmeedd
The head is removable and either of the heads you mention will attach.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2019-08-01

is this compatible with the sony a7rii?

is this compatible with the sony a7rii?
Asked by: Spencer
Yes, the Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod is compatible with the Sony A7RII, depending on what lens is attached. With a capacity of 8.8 pounds, the BeFree tripod will work with the Sony A7R2 camera with most lenses that are offered. If one were to attach a 8 pound lens to the Sony camera, it would not be compatible.
Answered by: Lenny
Date published: 2019-07-18

Can I replace the Manfrotto quick-attach clamp ...

Can I replace the Manfrotto quick-attach clamp and put an Arca-Swiss compatible clamp on the head?
Asked by: Michael
Of course any ball head will work
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-06-24

Is the tripod long enough for me to take portrait ...

Is the tripod long enough for me to take portrait shots ?
Asked by: Anonymous
Depends on how tall your subjects are. The tripod maxes out at around 5ft. Most people are above 5Ft so you might be shooting majority of your shots below them. I wouldnt look at a travel tripod for shooting portraits since they are usually shorter in size.
Answered by: Joel
Date published: 2019-05-31

Does the 496RC2 ball head fit on this tripod? ...

Does the 496RC2 ball head fit on this tripod? Will it add additional load capacity for use with a D810 and a 70-200mm lens?
Asked by: Adrienne
I don't know for sure, but I can't imagine the ball head won't fit - it's a standard mount. This is a very light weight tripod though, and I wouldn't use it as a primary tripod. It's great to strap onto a backpack when you can't bring a heavier set, and it is extremely compact.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-07-02
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