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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.
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Element 5 Section Monopod
Manfrotto’s Element Monopod black is a 5-section aluminium alloy monopod that extends to a height of 150cm, folds down to 41,5cm and weighs just 500g. In a nutshell: extremely sturdy, extremely portable.
- Easily holds telephoto lenses up to 500mm
- Extremely portable and highly versatile
- Handy & secure in the field thanks to its ergonomic hand grip
- Interchangeable foot, rubber or spike foot
- Convertible Screw 1/4' & 3/8 for camera or head connection
The top-section features a rubber grip with the Manfrotto logo and a wrist strap to ensure optimal grip and a feeling of complete control when used on the move. The Manfrotto Element monopod holds up to 15kg, securely supporting telephoto lens shooting. It is the best choice for sports, weddings, wildlife or any photography style requiring the combination of a small footprint and strong support. A removable knob on top of the disc reveals a 1/4''-20 screw for either securing a camera directly or for an optional Manfrotto monopod head, like the 234RC. Height is adjusted with twist locks. This ergonomic mechanism makes the monopod fast and handy to operate – both core features of the ideal monopod.
Befree Advance 4-Section Tripod (Black, Aluminum)
MH494-BH Ball Head
Element 5 Section Monopod (Black, Aluminum)
Befree Advanced Aluminum 4-Section with Twist Locks & MH494-BH Ball Head
|Weight||1490 g (3.3 lbs)|
|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|
|Base Diameter||40 mm|
|Leg Angles||22°, 54°, 89°|
|Top Attachment||1/4″ screw|
|Base Type||40 mm (1.6")|
|Carrying Bag Included||Yes|
|Independent Pan Lock||Yes|
|Leg Lock Type||Twist Lock|
|Maximum Working Temperature||70° C (158° F)|
|Minimum Working Temperature||-30° C (-32° F)|
|Plate Type||200PL PRO|
|Upper DIsc Diameter||40 mm (1.6")|
Manfrotto Element 5 Section MonoPod
|Weight||500 g (17.64 oz)|
|Minimum Height||40.8 cm (16.06")|
|Maximum Height||150 cm (59.06")|
|Legs Tube Diameter||0.75- 0.87- 0.98- 1.1- 1.22"|
|Safety Payload Weight||15 kg (33.07 lbs)|
|Top Attachment||1/4" screw, 3/8" screw|
|Carrying Bag Included||No|
|Closed Length||415 cm (163.39")|
|Leg Lock Type||Twist Lock|
|Maximum Working Temperature||60°C (140°F)|
|Minimum Working Temperature||-30°C (-22°F)|
|Upper Disc Diameter||4.6 cm (1.83")|
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