Manfrotto adds Befree Advanced Carbon, GT and Live Carbon models to travel tripod line
Manfrotto has updated its travel tripod range with three new tripod models: the Befree Advanced Carbon Fiber ($319.99 USD), Befree GT ($239.99 USD), and Befree Live Carbon Fiber ($349.99 USD). The first two models feature Manfrotto’s M-lock twist lock, which the company says improves both speed of use and compactness. The Befree Live Carbon Fiber, meanwhile, is designed for recording video using a DSLR or similarly sized cameras.
The Befree Advanced Carbon Fiber tripod, as the name suggests, is a version of the model that features carbon fiber, rather than aluminum, legs. This model feature the 494 Center Ball Head and weighs 1.2kg / 2.75lb.
The Befree GT model brings the Advanced’s ergonomic design and pairs it with the ability to fold down to 43cm / 17in while supporting up to 9.9kg / 22lb of equipment. The latter model is offered in both carbon fiber and aluminum and features the 496 Center Ball Head.