Manfrotto Carbon BeFree
Escaping for some winter sun? Pack this lightweight carbon tripod
The Manfrotto BeFree carbon weighs in at an incredibly light 1.1kg, 300g lighter than the standard version. This might not seem like a great deal, but when the rest of your kit is factored in as well it can make a big difference. Being a travel tripod it’s designed to pack down small – to just 40cm – making it ideal for popping in your suitcase.
The mechanisms of the BeFree are very simple, with lever locks to release and secure the legs and a small ball head. Fully extended, it has a working height of 144cm, which can be collapsed down to a minimum working height of just 34cm.
The Carbon BeFree can hold a maximum weight of 4kg, so it will easily hold any of Nikon’s present bodies with a prime – even a Nikon D4s with Nikon 58mm.
It’s lightweight, but capable of carrying a chunky Nikon plus lens