Product Highlights
  • Ideal for Advanced Travel Photographers
  • 8 kg (17.6 lbs) Max. Load Capacity
  • 40-151 cm (15.7-59") Max. Height Range
  • 1.59 kg (3.5 lbs) Weight
  • Aluminum Material Construction
  • Carrying Bag Included
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Overview

Befree Advanced Aluminum 4-Section Tripod & MH494-BH Ball Head

The Manfrotto Befree advanced Lever aluminium travel tripod and ball head kit is the ideal solution for advanced hobbyist photographers who want maximum performance and stability at all times - including when they’re travelling. Its ergonomic design makes operating the Manfrotto Befree advanced intuitive and fast, enabling even the most demanding photographers to set their equipment up quickly and easily so their focus stays on catching the desired shot.

The Befree advanced features a new pider developed to ensure perfect stability on all types of terrain, including the most uneven, always keeping the camera completely steady and ready to capture sharp images.

Key Features:

  • Advanced Travel Tripod kit
  • QPL Travel lever secures maximum stability and easy setup
  • Center Ball Head with three independent ergonomic controls
  • Side pull selector ensures quick setup with both hands
  • Unique premium design, 100% Made in Italy

The Manfrotto Befree advanced Lever aluminium travel tripod and ball head kit is the ideal solution for advanced hobbyist photographers who want maximum performance and stability at all times - including when they’re travelling. 

QPL Travel Lever

This model also provides a new locking mechanism called the QPL Travel lever, a brand-new system developed by Manfrotto that brings the full locking power of the professional QPL lever on professional Manfrotto tripods like the 190 & 055 collections, to a more lightweight version that is ideal for travel. The new on-off mechanism makes set-up and adjustment easy and secure, providing full stability in all its configurations when the tripod is open.

Leg-Angle Selector

The ergonomic leg-angle selector is designed to be used by both right and left-handed photographers, enabling everyone to change shooting perspectives intuitively and to find the right tripod height without losing focus on the shot they want. 

The Befree advanced can easily be set to three independent leg angle positions, guaranteeing full shooting versatility for all the creative ideas that can emerge outdoors.

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 shot 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.

494 Center Ball Head

The tripod is kitted out with Manfrotto’s Advanced 494 aluminium Center ball head, a small but powerful and intuitive head that allows quick and precise camera movement. The 494 Center ball head features three independent controls: a main knob for managing the sphere lock, an integrated friction control knob that adjusts the ball tension so that equipment weight is always perfectly balanced and shots framed effortlessly; an independent panoramic knob that keeps the horizon flat and moves the camera horizontally, enabling astonishing landscape shots.

Universal Mounting

The head mounts a unique plate that makes it fully compatible with the world’s most widespread standard head attachments: Manfrotto RC2 and Arca-swiss style. With this aluminium plate fixed to the camera, all Manfrotto heads and almost all tripod heads on the market featuring Arca-style attachments can be set up rapidly and effortlessly, with no need for disassembly components.

What's Included

Befree Advance Aluminum 4-Section Tripod
MH494-BH Ball Head
Carrying Bag

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Product Specifications

Befree Advance Aluminum 4-Section Kit Black with Lever Locks & Mh494-BH Ball Head

Weight 1590 g (3.5 lbs)
Collection/Series Befree Advanced
Material Aluminum
Safety Payload 8 kg (17.6 lbs)
Min. Height 40 cm (15.7")
Max. Height 151 cm (59.45")
Max. Height (with Center Column Down) 128 cm (50.4")
Closed Length 40 cm (15.75")
Head Type Ball Head
Legs Tube Diameter 12, 15.5, 19, 22.5 mm
Leg Sections 4
Base Diameter 40 mm (1.6")
Leg Angles 22°, 54°, 89° 
Top Attachment 1/4" screw
Base Type 40 mm (1.6")
Ball Locking Yes
Carrying Bag Included Yes
Center Column Rapid
Colour Black/Silver
Easy Link Yes
Friction Control Yes
Independent Pan Lock Yes
Leg Type Single
Leg Lock Type Flip Lock
Maximum Working Temperature 70°C (158°F)
Minimum Working Temperature -30°C (-22°F)
Pan Drag None
Panoramic Rotation 360°C
Plate Type 200PL PRO
Quick Release Yes
Tilt Drag None
Upper Disc Diameter 40mm (1.6")

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Manfrotto Befree Advance Aluminum 4-Section Kit Black With Lever Locks And MH494-BH Ball Head

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