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Manfrotto has rolled out its new Befree tripod, which was designed for photographers who love to travel. Thanks to the tripod's unique folding mechanism, the legs fold perfectly around the head and quick-release plate attachment into a closed position, where it is only 40cm in length. The tripod’s lightweight aluminium construction makes it especially easy to carry, weighing 1.4kg, less than the average laptop. The Manfrotto Befree also comes with a dedicated shoulder bag, protecting it from any accidental damage, while also making it more portable for traveling and convenient to store in luggage. Offering a maximum load capacity of 4kg and a maximum height of 144cm, the Befree tripod comes with an aluminium ball head and 200PL-14 quick-release plate, and sells for £174.95.
Manfrotto Press Release
THE IDEAL TRAVEL COMPANION
Manfrotto launches Befree, a new compact tripod
London, 14 May 2013 – Looking to capture travel memories without the hassle of bulky photography equipment? Manfrotto, the world leader in the equipment and accessories industry for photography and imaging has designed Befree, an innovative tripod dedicated to photographers who love to travel. Photography on-the-go has never been easier with this convenient travel companion.
The perfect size
The innovative Befree tripod, with its compact size and lightweight design, is an easy tool to pack; thanks to its unique folding mechanism, the legs fold perfectly around the head and quick-release plate attachment into a closed position, where it is only 40 cm in length. The tripod’s lightweight aluminum construction makes it especially easy to carry, weighing 1.4kg, less than the average laptop. The Befree also comes with a dedicated shoulder bag, protecting it from any accidental damage, while also making it more portable for traveling and convenient to store in luggage. No longer will photographers have to compromise on picture quality because they weren’t able to bring their heavy tripod along with them on trips.
Simple and safe to use
The Befree’s size and portability don’t detract from its sturdiness and impeccable image quality. This reliable tripod keeps your camera steadily locked into place in any desired position, delivering the sharpest of images. Its new aluminum ball head is solid, quick, and simple to operate. Additionally, the Manfrotto Befree has a maximum payload of 4kg, guaranteeing stability and sturdiness even with longer zoom lenses. The aluminum leg locks ensure a long lifespan and allow it to withstand harsh usage over time.
Befree is quick to set up and simple to use. The new patented leg angle selectors quickly allow you to select between two inclinations, offering maximum versatility for camera positioning.
Capture in style
Premium Italian design and finishing make Befree stand out from the crowd. The high-quality tripod compliments any photographer’s unique photographic style, making it the perfect accessory for those on the go.
Next time you plan on travelling, “Befree” yourself with this innovative, convenient, and reliable tool. With Manfrotto, you can continue to capture and share your imagination and all of your most memorable moments.
The Manfrotto Befree tripod will retail at £174.95 and will be available to purchase at the start of May 2013.
For more information, visit http://www.manfrotto.co.uk/befree