The Befree tripod line is unique in that the tripods use a folding mechanism allowing the legs to fold completely backwards around the integrated aluminum head. When fully-collapsed the tripods measure 15.7”, with a maximum height of 56.69” when the center column is fully extended. The tripods weigh only 3 lbs and feature a load capacity of 8.8 lbs. Other notable features include a quick release ball head that uses a large ergonomic locking handle, a quick release plate that has a 1/4-20” mounting screw, and a durable carrying case provided for storage and transport.
The Befree Color tripods also include two new features. The first is larger rubber feet providing increased grip and coverage over a larger area. The new grip is also designed specifically for providing a secure grip to the ground. The second is extra stability with a newly added hook under the center column, which can be used for attaching an extra weight when needed.
I’ve been a user of Manfrotto tripods for many years and have always been impressed with both their durability and reliability. These look like a great addition to their current lineup and I can see many photographers wanting to add a unique color to accompany their kit. How our tools look and feel can often make us feel more inspired to use them, I think these will get a similar reaction from the photographer frequently using a tripod. They’re quite stylish. The only debate left is what color to get? I got my eyes on the blue one!
The Befree Color Aluminum tripods are available today at camera stores nationwide. For more info about them visit Manfrotto’s website here.