Manfrotto Befree Aluminium Travel Tripod, Great travel tripod

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Stable, but it is not really when you set the middle bits all the way up. And also i dont like the plastic collars. I dont know how strong they are.This is a great stuff for travel in this price.

I bought this tripod as i was looking for something more sturdy than the hahnel triad 30 lite i have and something which is lighter and more portable than the 055xprob i have which, with the ball head, weight close to 3kg. The befree fits the bill in that respect and is portable, light and sturdy. Its not as sturdy as the 055 i have but its smaller so that is to be expected. The build quality of the befree is excellent as you’d expect from manfrotto. My only grumble is that it doesn’t have a proper pan head (which i’ve got used to from the triad and the 498rc2 ball head i have on the 055). Overall though i think the compromises you have to make to get a good quality light and portable tripod have been done well in the befree. The included padded case is a nice touch too.

Manfrotto Befree Aluminium Travel Tripod with Ball Head – Black

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  • Lightweight, durable, easy-to-carry aluminium build
  • Lightweight, durable, easy-to-carry aluminium build
  • Smart, premium Italian design to helps to stand out from the crowd
  • Durable aluminium body and ball head for stability
  • Quick folding system for simple operation
  • Includes a dedicated padded shoulder bag for easy transportation

I bought this travel tripod after a lot of research and it is amazing. It is lightweight but very sturdy. It fits in a backpack or any cabin luggage. I currently use it with a nikon d3100 camera with a tamron 18-200mm lens.

Does what it claims, and is nice and light. Until you get used to it, it seems quite complicated to set up and close down in order to fit inside the carrying bag, but with a bit of practice it is ok. Not sure yet how sturdy it will be in strong winds when fully extended.

High quality lightweight tripod that folds down to a compact size, yet remains large enough to be ‘useable’. Don’t go for carbon fibre unless you really are hiking very long distances, climbing high, or just have cash burning a hole in your pocket. This model with the ball head comes with a quick release plate, so no need to buy separately unless you need for additional camera(s).

Manfrotto Befree Aluminium Travel Tripod with Ball Head – Black : Fantastic tripod, holds a 70-200mm canon l lens attached. Fantastic tripod, holds a 70-200mm canon l lens attached to a canon 5d with battery grip with no problems. Even the vertical grip is great.

Manfrotto befree aluminium travel tripod – this might just be the best travel tripod out there. . This is my review of the manfrotto, befree aluminium travel tripod (40cm). Just picked up this excellent example of manfrotto’s world renowned built quality and at a decent price too, just £117. 00 on amazon at the time of this review (a 30% discount on the rrp). There are two different size options available, the 30cm or 40cm (size when closed) but for this review i will be focusing on their 40cm version. At first glance this tripod is not only pleasant to look at, but also practical with a compact size and fairly light too, at just 1. The full specs of this semi-professional grade tripod are;– hight when fully extended: 144cm or 56. 7inch– size when closed down for storage: 40cm or 15. 7inch– colour options are: black with either; red, blue, gray or green accents.
Manfrotto befree aluminium travel tripod – this might just be the best travel tripod out there. . This is my review of the manfrotto, befree aluminium travel tripod (40cm). Just picked up this excellent example of manfrotto’s world renowned built quality and at a decent price too, just £117. 00 on amazon at the time of this review (a 30% discount on the rrp). There are two different size options available, the 30cm or 40cm (size when closed) but for this review i will be focusing on their 40cm version. At first glance this tripod is not only pleasant to look at, but also practical with a compact size and fairly light too, at just 1. The full specs of this semi-professional grade tripod are;– hight when fully extended: 144cm or 56. 7inch– size when closed down for storage: 40cm or 15. 7inch– colour options are: black with either; red, blue, gray or green accents.
The best tripod is the one that’s with you. Just to clear up a few inaccuracies in the reviews here:the ball head has a quick release mechanism, it is compatible with the metal rc2 200pl plate and indeed the peak design proplate which comes with their capture pro clip. I have put my canon 5d3 on it with the 100-400 mk11 (weight 2. 6kg) attached successfully, with the tripod legs fully extended (not column) but by connecting using the lens collar not the camera base and making sure the lens is above a leg i. Lens and leg facing forward – obviously this is not something you walk away from in a strong breeze, but it will function with care. Yes it does, simply unscrews leaving a 3/8″ screw which accepts most alternative heads including the manfrotto befree live fluid head sold separately, i tried an x pro head which seemed better value, but i can save you effort here, it was way too bigmy answer was to take this back and get a befree live which has a big bonus – the column can be levelled i.

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The best tripod is the one that’s with you. Just to clear up a few inaccuracies in the reviews here:the ball head has a quick release mechanism, it is compatible with the metal rc2 200pl plate and indeed the peak design proplate which comes with their capture pro clip. I have put my canon 5d3 on it with the 100-400 mk11 (weight 2. 6kg) attached successfully, with the tripod legs fully extended (not column) but by connecting using the lens collar not the camera base and making sure the lens is above a leg i. Lens and leg facing forward – obviously this is not something you walk away from in a strong breeze, but it will function with care. Yes it does, simply unscrews leaving a 3/8″ screw which accepts most alternative heads including the manfrotto befree live fluid head sold separately, i tried an x pro head which seemed better value, but i can save you effort here, it was way too bigmy answer was to take this back and get a befree live which has a big bonus – the column can be levelled i.
Nice and compact and works well. Nice and compact and works well. A little tricky when using a heavier lens (70-200l) as it becomes very top heavy.
Nice and compact and works well. Nice and compact and works well. A little tricky when using a heavier lens (70-200l) as it becomes very top heavy.

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Excellent tripod easy to use and to carry round sturdy little thing would definitely recommend this to anyone.

This review is from : Manfrotto Befree Aluminium Travel Tripod with Ball Head – Black

Excellent tripod easy to use and to carry round sturdy little thing would definitely recommend this to anyone.
I know this tripod is not cheap but it’s amazing, small and stabile. I know this tripod is not cheap but it’s amazing, small and stabile. I’m using it with nikon d7100 + 70-140 lens.
I know this tripod is not cheap but it’s amazing, small and stabile. I know this tripod is not cheap but it’s amazing, small and stabile. I’m using it with nikon d7100 + 70-140 lens.

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A good compact tripod which stays in my pickup all the. A good compact tripod which stays in my pickup all the times and is always there if i need camera support at short notice.

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A good compact tripod which stays in my pickup all the. A good compact tripod which stays in my pickup all the times and is always there if i need camera support at short notice.
I have been using really cheap tripods that are light and i have a tripod that is heavy but incredibly sturdy. I have been using really cheap tripods that are light and i have a tripod that is heavy but incredibly sturdy. This manfrotto befree is the best of both worldsi am delighted with it and look forward to putting it through some more hard work.

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I have been using really cheap tripods that are light and i have a tripod that is heavy but incredibly sturdy. I have been using really cheap tripods that are light and i have a tripod that is heavy but incredibly sturdy. This manfrotto befree is the best of both worldsi am delighted with it and look forward to putting it through some more hard work.

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Very sturdy and easy to assemble and adjust. The quick release mechanism needs a bit of getting used to but once one has mastered the knack, it’s really very straightforward. I use this to support my wife’s pochade box (when painting ‘en plein air’) which weighs a lot more than the average camera and poses much greater directional stresses on the ball head; despite this it remains firmly locked in position so full marks.
Very sturdy and easy to assemble and adjust. The quick release mechanism needs a bit of getting used to but once one has mastered the knack, it’s really very straightforward. I use this to support my wife’s pochade box (when painting ‘en plein air’) which weighs a lot more than the average camera and poses much greater directional stresses on the ball head; despite this it remains firmly locked in position so full marks.

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Almost, the perfect travel tripod, but for the price hard to beat. I found the grey one for only £116 so a bargain. I had just bought a sirui carbon fibre for £139 but returned it immediately for being flimsy. This is much stronger and although not carbon fibre, only slightly heavier, but £90 cheaper than the carbon model. I find the quick release plate extremely slow and is my main gripe. I see someone else has removed the head. I tried but could not get it off, it only arrived today so i will persevere. I have a 055c which obviously you would use if there is a choice. This i bought for long haul trips. I would never use it with the centre column at full height, so it is low, but i have the canon d80 which has a swivel screen, so being low not an issue.
Almost, the perfect travel tripod, but for the price hard to beat. I found the grey one for only £116 so a bargain. I had just bought a sirui carbon fibre for £139 but returned it immediately for being flimsy. This is much stronger and although not carbon fibre, only slightly heavier, but £90 cheaper than the carbon model. I find the quick release plate extremely slow and is my main gripe. I see someone else has removed the head. I tried but could not get it off, it only arrived today so i will persevere. I have a 055c which obviously you would use if there is a choice. This i bought for long haul trips. I would never use it with the centre column at full height, so it is low, but i have the canon d80 which has a swivel screen, so being low not an issue.

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I purchased mine with the ball head and bought the fluid separately, mistake. Think before you buy and consider what you expect from it. The fluid head is not just for video work, it works great for stills as well. I removed the pan handle from mine because i found it got in the way with still photography. If you are in the market for a light weight tripod and not just a travel tripod i would suggest that you look at some of the full size carbon fibre tripods. These carbon fibre tripods can be lighter than the befree aluminium tripod. I purchased a triopo carbon fibre tripod that is not only lighter, by some 300 grms when fitted with a similar head to the befree, it was also cheaper. But bare in mind that the befree does come with a head, whereas the triopo did not.

This review is from : Manfrotto Befree Aluminium Travel Tripod with Ball Head – Black

I purchased mine with the ball head and bought the fluid separately, mistake. Think before you buy and consider what you expect from it. The fluid head is not just for video work, it works great for stills as well. I removed the pan handle from mine because i found it got in the way with still photography. If you are in the market for a light weight tripod and not just a travel tripod i would suggest that you look at some of the full size carbon fibre tripods. These carbon fibre tripods can be lighter than the befree aluminium tripod. I purchased a triopo carbon fibre tripod that is not only lighter, by some 300 grms when fitted with a similar head to the befree, it was also cheaper. But bare in mind that the befree does come with a head, whereas the triopo did not.