Product Highlights
  • 8 kg (17.64 lbs) Max. Load Capacity
  • 151 cm (59.45") Max. Height
  • 40 cm (15.75") Min. Height
  • Aluminum Material Construction
  • Lever Lock Leg Lock Type
Manfrotto Befree Advanced Alpha Aluminum 4-Section Kit Lever Lock, MH494-BH Ball Head, 200PL-PRO For Sony A7/9 Manfrotto Befree Advanced Alpha Aluminum...
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The Manfrotto Befree Advanced Alpha travel tripod is a special version of the Befree Advanced Lever dedicated to all Sony α camera users who want maximum performance and stability in all shooting positions. The plate is designed to match Sony α7 and Sony α9 camera bodies*, to ensure perfect grip, even in the most angled camera shots. The front jut of the plate physically blocks the camera, preventing any play both on tilt and rotational movements, always keeping the camera stuck to the head plate. The result is impressive camera stability, which takes image sharpness to the highest level. The plate is also 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, without disassembling components. 

Key Features:

  • Dedicated plate maximises stability in all camera positions
  • QPL Travel lever secures maximum stability and easy setup
  • Centre Ball Head with three independent ergonomic controls
  • Side pull selector ensures quick setup with both hands
  • Unique premium design, 100% Made in Italy

Ergonomic Design

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, without losing sight of their desired shot. The 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.

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 QPL lever on professional Manfrotto tripods like the 190 & 055 to a more lightweight version that’s ideal for travel. The new on-off mechanism makes set up and adjustment easy and secure, providing full stability in all configurations when the tripod is open.

Full Shooting Versatility

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 find the right tripod height without losing focus on the shot they want to capture. 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.

494 Aluminium Centre Ball Head

The tripod is kitted out with Manfrotto’s Advanced 494 aluminium Centre ball head, a small yet powerful and intuitive head that enables quick and precise camera movement. The 494 Centre 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.

What's Included

Befree Advanced Alpha Aluminum 4-Section Kit Lever Lock
MH494-BH Ball Head
200PL-PRO For Sony A7/9


Product Specifications

Befree Advanced Alpha Aluminum 4-Section Kit Lever Lock & MH494-BH Ball Head

Collection/Series Befree
Material Aluminum
Safety Payload Weight  8 kg (17.64 lbs)
Minimum Height 40 cm (15.75")
Maximum Height 151 cm (59.45")
Maximum Height (with Center Column Down) 128 cm (50.39")
Closed Length  15.75 in 
Head Type Ball Head 
Legs Tube Diameter  0.47- 0.61- 0.75- 0.89 in
Leg Sections
Base Diameter 1.57 in
Leg Angles 22°, 54°, 89°
Top Attachment 3/8″ screw
Base Type 1.57 in
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
Plate Type 200PL-PROSONY
Quick Release Yes
Upper Disc Diameter 1.57 in


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Manfrotto Befree Advanced Alpha Aluminum 4-Section Kit Lever Lock, MH494-BH Ball Head, 200PL-PRO For Sony A7/9

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