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Manfrotto Befree GT Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod with 496 Ball Head (Black)



Load Capacity: 22 lb – Max Height: 63.8″ – Folded Length: 16.9″ – Leg Sections: 4 – Weight: 3.4 lb – 496 Ball Head with Pan & Friction Knobs – RC2 and Arca-Type Compatible QR Plate – M-Lock Twist Leg Locks – Easy Link Attachment for Accessories – Three Leg Angles with Side-Pull Selector

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Location(s): Golden Valley


Sporting a 22 lb load capacity at a weight of only 3.4 lb, this black Befree GT Travel Tripod from Manfrottois designed for professional photographers needing a reliable travel companion for their DSLR or mirrorless cameras. It features a sturdy carbon fiber construction, reaching a maximum height of 63.8″ with the center column extended and 54.3″ when the column is collapsed. For storage, the tripod folds down to 16.9″ in length and can be easily carried in its included padded bag while traveling. 

Each leg of the Befree GT is composed of four sections, which can be adjusted and secured in seconds thanks to the M-lock twist locks that operate with a simple 90° turn. A side-pull selector allows you to unfold the legs and lock them at three different angles, making for an easy way to regulate your height. Complementing the legs is the equally robust 496 ball head, which offers a dedicated knob for panoramic movement as well as a friction control knob for precise control over the tension during use. The final element is a quick release plate, which is compatible with both RC2 and Arca-type clamps except for the Manfrotto 804-3W and MH804-3W tripod heads.

An Easy Link attachment is available at the top portion of the leg section, and allows you to connect optional accessories such as flashes or reflectors. This enables you to use the tripod as a support system and reduce the amount of gear you need to carry while travelling. Additionally, rubberized feet are used to avoid skidding and help keep the tripod stable in most types of terrain. The Befree GT is compatible with both 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 threaded mounts, thanks to an included bushing adapter that allows you to switch between the two screw sizes.

  • Can hold gear weighing up to 22 lb, including most DSLR or pro mirrorless cameras fitted with telephoto lenses
  • Carbon fiber construction makes for a sturdy tripod while keeping its weight at 3.4 lb
  • Four leg sections which extend and fasten via its twist locks
  • Maximum height of 63.8″ with column extended and 54.3″ with column retracted, folds down to 16.9″ for storage
  • Side button allows you to select between three different leg angles
  • 496 ball head with separate pan lock and friction control knobs
  • Quick release plate compatible with both RC2 and Arca-type systems, excluding the 804-3W and MH804-3W tripod heads
  • Rubberized feet provide increased stability on most surfaces
  • Easy Link attachment for use with optional accessories
  • Supports equipment with either 1/4″-20 or 3/8″-16 threads, thanks to included bushing adapter


Brand Name Manfrotto
Product Type Tripod


Material Carbon Fiber


QR Plate 200 PL
Panning Range 360┬░
Load Capacity 22.05 lb / 10 kg
Friction Control Yes
Independent Pan Lock Yes
Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male & 3/8"-16 with Bushing
Maximum Working Height 63.8" / 162 cm
Minimum Working Height 16.9" / 43 cm
Maximum Height(with Column Retracted) 54.33" / 138 cm


Feet Rubber
Weight 3.5 lb / 1.6 kg
Head Type Ball Head
Center Column Removable
Folded Length 16.93" / 43 cm
Leg Lock Type Twist Lock
Leg Positions 4
Leveling Bubble No
Leg Stages/Sections 4
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