Product Highlights
  • 10 kg (22 lbs) Max. Load Capacity
  • 162 cm (63.78") Max. Height
  • 43 cm (16.9") Min. Height
  • 1850 g (4 lbs) Weight
  • Aluminum Material Construction
  • Twist Lock Leg Lock Type
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Manfrotto’s Befree GT aluminium travel tripod and ball head kit is the ideal solution for professional photographers who need superior performance when they’re travelling. Befree GT is the most professionally advanced solution in Manfrotto’s wide range of Travel Tripods. It is the perfect combination of portability - only 43cm/16.93in when folded - and impressive stability, ensuring flawless and effortless operation even with a 10kg/22.03lbs equipment load.

Key Features:

  • Professional Travel Tripod kit
  • Ideal for DSLRs and high-end mirrorless cameras
  • New M-lock system allows fast and secure operation
  • Centre Ball Head ensure smooth and precise framing
  • Unique premium design, 100% Made in Italy

Ergonomic Design

Its ergonomic design makes operating the Manfrotto Befree GT comfortable, fast and secure, enabling even the most demanding photographers to set their equipment up quickly and easily so their focus stays on catching the perfect shot. Befree GT features a new solid spider developed to ensure maximum stability on all types of terrain, including the most uneven ones, always keeping the camera completely steady and ready to capture the sharpest images. 


It features the M-lock, the new twist lock developed by Manfrotto to satisfy anyone 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 GT to slip into and out of its storage pocket effortlessly. 

Full Shooting Versatility

Its ergonomic leg-angle selector is designed to be used smoothly by both right and left-handed photographers, enabling everyone to change shooting perspectives intuitively and to find the right tripod setting without losing focus on the shot they want. The Befree GT can easily be set to three independent leg angle positions, guaranteeing full shooting versatility for all the creative ideas that can emerge outdoors. 

MH496 Ball Head

This tripod is kitted out with Manfrotto’s advanced 496 aluminium Centre ball head (MH496-BH), a portable yet powerful and intuitive head that allows smooth and precise camera movement. This advanced ball head combines practicality with high performance and features three independent controls that give it the versatility to suit any environment. A main ergonomic knob manages the sphere lock, an integrated friction control knob adjusts the ball tension so that equipment weight is always perfectly balanced and shots framed effortlessly; an independent panoramic knob keeps the horizon flat and moves the camera horizontally, enabling astonishing landscape shots. Framing on the 496 is easier and opens limitless options, so you can pursue any angle you can think of.

What's Included

Befree GT 4 Section Kit w/Twist Lock (Black, Aluminum)
MH496-BH Ball Head
Carrying Bag


Product Specifications

Befree GT Aluminum 4 Section w/Twist Lock & MH496-BH Ball Head

Weight 1850 g (4 lbs)
Collection/Series Befree Advanced 
Material Aluminum 
Safety Payload Weight 10 kg (22 lbs)
Minimum Height 43 cm (16.9")
Maximum Height 164 cm (64.6")
Maximum Height (with Center Column Down)  140 cm (55.1")
Closed Length 43 cm (16.9")
Head Type Ball Head
Legs Tube Diameter 15.5, 19, 22.5, 26 mm 
Leg Sections 4
Base DIameter 40 mm (1.6")
Leg Angles 22°, 54°, 89° 
Top Attachment 3/8″ 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 (-22°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 GT Aluminum 4 Section Kit Black With Twist Locks And MH496-BH Ball Head

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