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Manfrotto Befree GT Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod with Ball Head

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Product highlights

  • Lightweight video tripod built for travel
  • 360 panoramic rotation tripod
  • M-lock/twist lock system
  • Tripod spider keeps it stable on all terrain
  • Leg angle selectors
  • Easy Link connector can support photo and video accessory
  • Manfrotto’s intuitive Advanced 494 center ball head
  • Manfrotto RC2/Arca-swiss style head attachment compatible
  • Carbon Fiber construction

Manfrotto Befree GT Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod with Ball Head

The Manfrotto Befree GT Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod with Ball Head and Twist Lock is designed to allow you to take precision and attention to fine detail outside the studio. This carbon fiber tripod is small and easy to transport with a compact build that folds to less than two feet and weighs under 4 pounds. The ergonomic design allows quick, easy setup and adjustment and the M lock twist locks don't protrude from the tripod legs like other lock types so you can slide the Befree GT in and out of its included carrying case with ease. The solid spider and leg-angle selector let you stabilize and adjust this Manfrotto tripod to capture crisp shots while the flawlessly designed Manfrotto 496 center ball head securely holds your gear while steadying lenses for excellent panorama and landscape photography. Excellent performance and intuitive design make the Manfrotto Befree travel tripod the best budget tripod on the market.

M-Lock System

A new locking system called the M-lock, is the new twist lock developed by Manfrotto to fully satisfy everyone looking for a fast, easy to use, compact solution. Moreover, the M-Lock has no protruding parts and its mechanism closes perfectly around the head, enabling the Befree Advanced to slip into and out of its storage pocket effortlessly. 

Solid Spider

The Manfrotto Befree GT offers superior stability on uneven terrain thanks to its solid aluminum spider. Your images will be striking and clear with the rock solid foundation of this travel camera tripod supporting your equipment. The spider is also fitted with an Easy Link so you can attach reflectors, tripod lights, and other accessories to the tripod to achieve a range of creative effects that is usually only possible with bulky accessorized tripods.  

Leg-Angle Selector

Choose from three independent leg angle positions so you can get the perfect shot from absolutely anywhere with the Befree tripod. The selector can easily be accessed by right and left-handed photographers aiding the creativity of all users by enabling easy perspective adjustments. 

Easy Link

The spider featured on this innovative model also provides an Easy Link, just like Manfrotto’s professional 190 & 055 tripods, allowing photographers to enhance their creativity by adding accessories that make their shots unique and unforgettable. Photographers who love adding lights or reflectors can now take amazing outdoor shots that were previously only achievable with heavy accessorized tripods.

Manfrotto 496 Center Ball Head

The Manfrotto Befree tripod is equipped with the 496 Center Ball Head. This Aluminum head mounts your camera or lens smoothly and securely to the tripod so you can capture perfect, blur free images. The Manfrotto center ball head has a 200PL-PRO plate that is compatible with both RC2 and more universal Arca-swiss mounting systems. Arca-swiss plate mounts work with nearly all cameras and are standard among professional photographers so the 496 is an incredibly versatile tool. The ball head allows for easier framing and features three independent knob controls so you can lock in your gear and frame and capture the perfect shot. The independent panorama knob even moves the camera horizontally while holding the horizon line steady for picturesque landscape photography. Manfrotto has constructed this ball head mount from sturdy aluminum that can hold up to 10 kg while remaining lightweight and portable. The 496 center ball head takes this Manfrotto travel tripod to the next level.




Leg Lock Type TwistLock
Max Height 61''-65''
Minimum Height 15.1" to 20"
Closed Length 15" to 20"
Support Weight 21 to 30 lbs.
Tripod Weight 2 to 3.9 lbs.
Configuration Core
Material Carbon Fiber
Color Black


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