Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Aluminum Alloy Tripod (Gray)


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Packaging Info

Package Weight 4.0 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.0 x 4.5 x 4.5"


Center Brace No
Material Aluminum Alloy
Leg Stages / Sections 3 / 4
Independent Leg Spread 2 Positions: 25° and 51°
Leg Lock Type Flip lock
Leg Cross Section D Shape
Leg Tube Diameters 22.5, 19, 15.5, 12 mm
Spiked / Retractable Feet No
Head Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16


Quick Release Yes, with included 200PL plate
Camera Attachment 1/4"-20 Threaded stud
Material Aluminum alloy
Head Type Ball head


Material Aluminum Alloy
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 48.4" (123 cm)
Minimum Height 13.4" (34 cm)
Folded Length 15.75" (40 cm)
Weight Tripod with head: 3 lb (1.4 kg)
Maximum Height 56.7" (144 cm)
Load Capacity 8.8 lb (4.0 kg)

Center Column

Material Aluminum alloy
Type Rapid
Sections 1
Column Cross Section 3 Faceted
Column Diameter 22 mm
Finish Black
Expert Reviews
24 July 2013

The Manfrotto BeFree (MKBFRA4-BH) is a new compact and stylish tripod designed to be quick and easy to use. Find out how it performs in our review.

User Reviews
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4 weeks ago

The BeFree Compact Travel Aluminum Alloy Tripod (Black) by Manfrotto is first --very handy and second, well built. It is a little light for use with a heavy camera-lens combination, but it does work. The leg adjustment is easy and they seem to tighten effectively.

  • +

    Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly

  • -

    A Little Lightweight

2 April 2015

I bought this tripod to replace a lost Mefoto Roadtrip. I thought the flip lock legs would be faster to set up than the twist legs on the Mefoto. That might be true, however if you shoot in the desert you will be constantly fighting the sand which keeps them from closing.

  • +

    Compact, Simple Ballhead

  • -

    Awkward "quick" Release, Bad design, Bends Causing Leg Jams, Cheap build quality, Chintzy, Rubber Feet Fall Out, Very overpriced

Product Highlights
  • Load Capacity: 8.8 lb
  • Maximum Height: 56.7"
  • Min Height: 13.4"
  • Folded Length: 15.75"
  • Leg Sections: 4
  • Weight: 3 lb
  • Independent Leg Angle Selector
  • Quick Release Ball Head
  • QR Plate Included
  • Fitted Case
In The Box
  • Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Aluminum Alloy Tripod (Gray)
  • 200PL Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 Screw and 3/8" Bushing Adapter
  • Fitted Case
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Limited 8-Year Warranty Extension when Registered Online
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