Product Highlights
  • Ideal for Advanced Photographers
  • 8 kg (17.6 lbs) Max. Load Capacity
  • 40-150 cm (15.74-59") Height Range
  • 1.49 kg (3.2 lbs) Weight
  • Aluminum Material Construction
  • Carrying Bag Included
Lever Locks
Twist Locks
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Manfrotto Befree Advanced Aluminum 4-Section Kit 

Manfrotto’s Befree advanced Twist aluminium travel tripod and ball head kit is the ideal solution for advanced hobbyist photographers who always want maximum performance, 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. Befree advanced features a new spider 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
  • New M-lock system allows fast and secure operation
  • Center Ball Head with three independent ergonomic controls
  • Side pull selector ensures quick setup with both hands

M-Lock System

This model introduces a new locking system called the M-lock, 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 can slip into and out of its storage pocket effortlessly. 

Leg-Angle Selector

Its 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 the Easy Link, just like Manfrotto’s professional 190 & 055 tripods, allowing photographers to enhance their creativity by adding accessories that make their images unique and unforgettable. If you like adding lights or reflectors, you can now capture amazing outdoor shots that were previously only achievable with heavy accessorized tripods.

494 Center Ball

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-swiss style attachments can be set up rapidly and effortlessly, with no need for disassembly components.

What's Included

Befree Advance 4-Section Tripod (Black, Aluminum)
MH494-BH Ball Head
Carrying Bag


Product Specifications

Befree Advanced Aluminum 4-Section Kit with Twist Locks & MH494-BH Ball Head

Weight 1490 g (3.3 lbs)
Collection/Series Befree Advanced
Material Aluminum
Safety Payload 8 kg (17.6 lbs)
Min. Height 40 cm (15.7")
Max. Height 150 cm (59")
Max. Height (with Center Column Down) 127 cm (50")
Head Type Ball Head
Legs Tube Diameter 12, 15.5, 19, 22.5 mm
Leg Sections 4
Base Diameter 40 mm 
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 Twist Lock
Maximum Working Temperature 70° C (158° F)
Minimum Working Temperature -30° C (-32° F)
Pan Drag None
Panoramic Rotation 360
Plate Type 200PL PRO
Quick Release Yes
Tilt Drag  None
Upper DIsc Diameter 40 mm (1.6")

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

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