Manfrotto Befree GT Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod with 496 Ball Head (Black)

Manfrotto Befree GT Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod with 496 Ball Head (Black)


The Manfrotto Befree GT Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod is completely a unique premium design, made in Italy, featuring a robust carbon fiber construction with superior performance and maximum lightness. A perfect travel companion for passionate hobbyist and professional photographers with the use of DSLR or Mirrorless cameras, and with impressive features that include: a decent 10 kg load capacity at a weight of 1.55 kg, that reaches out to a maximum working height of 162 cm with the extended column and a folded length of 43 cm.
Each leg is composed with 4 sections on the Befree GT tripod, that can easily be adjusted with the latest M-lock twist locks that operates with a simple 90 rotation movement for an easy set-up. Its also equipped with a side-pull selector that allows you to set the leg at three different angle configurations enabling low-angle shooting for better creativity shots with a simple push of a button.
Other features include: a sturdy centered 496 ball head with controls being the dedicated knob for panoramic movement, friction control knob for precise control over the tension when in use, and a quick-release plate which offers dual compatibility for RC2 and Arca-type compatible systems, except the Manfrotto 804-3W and MH804-3W tripod heads; an Easy Link attachment that allows you to connect compatible accessories such as reflectors and flashes at the top section of the leg section; and lastly it features rubberized feet that being used to avoid damaging soft terrains.

  • Load Capacity: 10 kg
  • Max Height: 162 cm
  • Folded Length: 43 cm
  • Leg Sections: 4
  • Weight: 1.55 kg
  • 496 Ball Head with Pan & Friction Knobs
  • RC2 and Arca-Type Compatible QR Plate
  • M-Lock Twist Leg Locks
  • Easy Link Attachment for Accessories
  • Three Leg Angles with Side-Pull Selector
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Available to Order. Usually ships within 2-3 days
Brand Manfrotto
  • Can hold gear weighing up to 10 kg, including most DSLR or pro mirrorless cameras fitted with telephoto lenses.
  • Carbon fiber construction makes for a sturdy tripod while keeping its weight at 1.5 kg
  • Four leg sections which extend and fasten via its twist locks.
  • Maximum height of 162 cm with column extended and 138 cm with column retracted, folds down to 43 cm for storage.
  • Side button allows you to select between three different leg angles.
  • 496 ball head with separate pan lock and friction control knobs.
  • Quick release plate compatible with both RC2 and Arca-type systems, excluding the 804-3W and MH804-3W tripod heads.
  • Rubberized feet provide increased stability on most surfaces.
  • Easy Link attachment for use with optional accessories.
  • Supports equipment with either 1/4"-20 or 3/8"-16 threads, thanks to included bushing adapter.
In the box
  • Manfrotto Befree GT Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod with 496 Ball Head (Black)
  • Manfrotto 496 Ball Head with 200PL-PRO Quick Release Plate
  • Padded Tripod Bag
Tripod Head
Head TypeBall Head
Base Mount3/8"-16 Thread
Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male & 3/8"-16 with Bushing
Quick Release Plate Type200PL
Number of Bubble Level(s)None
Friction ControlYes
Independent Pan LockYes
Ball Sphere DiameterNot Specified by Manufacturer
Pan & Tilt Range
Lateral TiltNot Specified by Manufacturer
Vertical TiltNot Specified by Manufacturer
Panning Range360°
Load Capacity10 kg
Maximum Working Height162 cm
Max Height without Center Column138 cm
Minimum Working Height43 cm
Folded Length43 cm
MaterialsCarbon Fiber
Weight1.55 kg
Leg Lock TypeTwist Lock
Leg Positions3 Positions
Independent Leg SpreadYes
Leg Sections4
Tripod Feet FeaturesRubber
Center Column
Center Column FeaturesRemovable
Center Column ShapeFaceted

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