Sporting a 19.8 lb load capacity at a weight of only 3.6 lb, this black Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Aluminum Tripod with 494 Ball Head (Lever Locks, Black) from Manfrotto is a robust support option that can serve as a convenient travel companion for professional photographers and passionate hobbyists alike. It is made of aluminum alloy and reaches a maximum height of 59.1" with its column extended, folding down to 15.7" in length for simplified transport in its included carrying case.
Each leg of the Befree Advanced is composed of four sections, which can be adjusted and securely locked into place with the QPL lever locks found on all segments. A side-pull selector allows you to set up the tripod at three different angle configurations, enabling low-angle shooting with the simple push of a button. Complementing the legs is an equally sturdy center ball head, which offers a dedicated knob for panoramic movement as well as a friction control knob for precise control over the tension during use. The final element is a quick-release plate, which offers dual compatibility for RC2 and Arca-type compatible systems, except for the Manfrotto 804-3W and MH804-3W tripod heads.
An Easy Link attachment is available at the top portion of the leg section and allows you to connect compatible accessories such as flashes or reflectors. This enables you to use the tripod as a support system and reduce the amount of gear you need to carry while traveling. Rubberized feet are used to avoid skidding and help keep the Befree Advanced stable in most types of terrain. Finally, an integrated hook found at the bottom can be used to add weight and increase the stability of your tripod when shooting in more difficult conditions.
Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Aluminum Tripod with 494 Ball Head (Lever Locks, Black) Key Features
- Load Capacity: 19.8 lb
- Max Height: 59.1"
- Minimum Height: 15.8"
- Folded Length: 15.7"
- Leg Sections: 4
- Weight: 3.6 lb
- 494 Ball Head with Pan & Friction Knobs
- RC2 and Arca-Type Compatible QR Plate
- QPL Lever Leg Locks
- Easy Link Attachment and Integrated Hook
What's In the Box
- Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Aluminum Tripod with 494 Ball Head (Lever Locks, Black)
- Manfrotto 494 Center Ball Head with 200PL-PRO Quick Release Plate
- Padded Tripod Bag
Head Type Ball Head Base Mount 3/8"-16 Female Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male Quick Release Plate Type 200PL Friction Control Yes Independent Pan Lock Yes
Pan & Tilt Range
Lateral Tilt -90° to +40° Vertical Tilt +40° to -90°
Brand Manfrotto Manufacture SKU MKBFRLA4BK-BHUS UPC 719821419280 Load Capacity 19.8 lb / 9 kg Maximum Working Height 59.1" / 150 cm Max Height without Center Column 52.4" / 133 cm Minimum Working Height 15.8" / 40.1 cm Closed Length 15.7" / 40 cm Materials Aluminum Alloy Weight 3.6 lb / 1.6 kg
Leg Lock Type Flip Lock Leg Positions 3 Positions Independent Leg Spread Yes Leg Sections 4 Feet Features Rubber
Center Column Features Ballast Hook Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column No