This tripod looks like a great travel accessory for the aging photographer.
From the manufacturer:
BeFree is a new and innovative tripod dedicated to photographers who love to travel. Compact, light and portable BeFree is the ideal travel companion.
A high quality tripod that fits into carry-on luggage and backpacks; it’s a dream come true for any photographer on the go. Thanks to the unique folding mechanism the legs fold perfectly around the head and quick release plate attachment. In the closed position it is only 15.8″ long.
Its small size and portability don’t mean compromise on sturdiness and image quality. The Manfrotto BeFree delivers sharp images by keeping your camera steadily locked in the desired position. Its new aluminum ball head is solid, quick and simple to operate. The Manfrotto BeFree has a maximum payload of 8.8lb, guaranteeing stability and sturdiness even with longer zoom lenses.
The new patented leg angle selectors quickly allow you to select between two angles offering maximum versatility for camera positioning. Premium Italian design and finishing make BeFree stand out from the crowd. The perfect accessory to express each photographers individual unique photographic style.
Colors: Black, Blue, Green, Grey, Red
Materials: Aluminum or Carbon Fiber
|Attaches by||1/4″ attachment type|
|Maximum Height||144.0 cm • 56.7 in|
|Maximum Height (with Center Column down)||123.0 cm • 48.4 in|
|Minimum Height||34.0 cm • 13.4 in|
|Closed Length||40.0 cm • 15.8 in|
|Weight||2.4 kg • 5.3 lb|
|Load Capacity||4 kg • 8.8 lb|
|Column Cross Section||three-faceted|
|Column Tube Diameter||22 mm|
|Leg Angles||25°, 51°|
|Legs Tube Diameter||22.5, 19, 15.5, 12 mm|
Check out this review of the Manfrotto BeFree travel tripod by Rob Knight on YouTube. Rob is a professional photographer with over twenty years experience, best known for his travel and landscape photography.
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