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5.0 out of 5 stars Great build quality but still very light and small in size when folded., 1 Aug 2013
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This review is from: Manfrotto BeFree Compact Lightweight Travel Tripod (Electronics)
As a professional I often need to travel on public transport or on flights. TAking my normal tripod ( even though a carbon one can be awkward just due to size. This is now the answer. It is very light but strong enough to hold a 5D mark 3 with a 200mm lens but then you could say that of any lighhtweight carbon set up. The secret is the way it folds and uses narrow profile parts so it folds up to a stupidly small size espite being a full size bit of kit when needed!
At first sight it looked like a toy but its not trust me! I have used it already many times and infact it now lives in my car so I always have it with me! I have used it on food shoots in restauarants for close up work with no image quality issues and the locking legs are a real bonus to add strength.
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Initial post: 2 Aug 2013 20:58:10 BDT
L. W. Davis says:
Hello, Can I ask what the height of the tripod is including the head, with and without the extended column. Thanks Lenny

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Feb 2014 16:54:23 GMT
M. J. Grumet says:
BH Photo and Adorama are based in the U.S., so by the time shipping and tax are added they may not be advantageous for orders from the U.K. However, they do a good job of listing specifications for items they carry.
For the Manfrotto Befree some important statistics they show include:
Maximum Height 56.69" (144 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 48.43" (123 cm)
Folded Length 15.74" (40 cm)
Weight 3.09 lb (1.4 kg) including head
Quick Release Yes, with included 200PL-14 plate 200PL-14
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