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Manfrotto MKBFRTA4BK-BH Befree Advanced Aluminium Twist Lock Tripod Kit

Manfrotto MKBFRTA4BK-BH Befree Advanced Aluminium Twist Lock Tripod Kit

Product Code: 9370032M

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The Manfrotto Befree Advanced Aluminium Twist Lock Tripod Kit (MKBFRTA4BK-BH) is one of the best travel tripods for passionate photographers who want the highest performance, even when they are travelling.

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  • Features the innovative M-lock system, offering photographers a fast and secure set-up and operation
  • Users have a ball head with the flexibility of three independent ergonomic controls for precise camera positioning
  • The side pull selector on the tripod ensures a quick setup, allowing photographers to use both hands efficiently and make quick adjustments
  • Designed with a unique aesthetic, this tripod is proudly made in Italy and in a lightweight design perfect for travel
  • With a safety payload weight of 9kg, you can enjoy a sturdy and reliable support for a wide range of cameras and equipment
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Manfrotto Befree Advanced Aluminium Travel Tripod Kit (MKBFRTA4BK-BH) Summary

The portable and quick set-up Manfrotto Befree Advanced Aluminium Travel Tripod Kit (MKBFRTA4BK-BH) includes a ball head, making it the ideal solution for advanced enthusiast photographers who want the best performance in a simple kit, even when they are travelling.

This aluminium tripod from Manfrotto features an ergonomic design, which makes operation intuitive and fast, enabling even the most demanding photographers to set their equipment up quickly in order to stay focused on catching the desired shot.

The Befree Advanced Aluminium Travel Tripod advanced features a new spider developed to ensure perfect stability on all types of terrain, which includes even the most uneven, keeping the camera completely steady and ready to capture sharp images.


This model introduces a new locking system from Manfrotto called the M-lock, (which also features on the Befree Advanced carbon fibre tripod), with a new twist lock developed to fully satisfy everyone looking for a fast, easy to use, compact solution. Moreover, the M-Lock has no protruding parts and its mechanism closes perfectly around the head, enabling the Befree advanced can slip into and out of its storage pocket effortlessly.

Key Manfrotto Befree Advanced Aluminium Travel Tripod Features

  • Advanced Travel Tripod kit with a ball head for 360º panning compositions
  • Manfrotto’s M-lock system allows fast and secure operation
  • Center Ball Head with three independent controls
  • Side pull selector ensures quick setup with both hands
  • Premium design which is Made in Italy
  • Safety payload of 9kg with safety standards ensured by UNI/PdR 105:2021 compliance

Manfrotto Befree Advanced Aluminium Twist Lock Tripod Kit (MKBFRTA4BK-BH) in More Detail

The Befree Advanced Aluminium tripod includes an ergonomic leg-angle selector, which is designed to be used by both right and left-handed photographers. This enables everyone to change shooting perspectives intuitively and to find the right tripod height without losing focus on the shot they want.


The Befree advanced can easily be set to three independent leg angle positions, guaranteeing full shooting versatility for all the creative ideas that can emerge outdoors.

The spider featured on this innovative model also provides the Easy Link, just like Manfrotto professional 190 & 055 tripods, allowing photographers to enhance their creativity by adding accessories that make their images unique and unforgettable. If you like adding lights or reflectors, you can now capture amazing outdoor shots that were previously only achievable with heavy accessorised tripods.

The tripod is kitted out with Manfrotto’s Advanced 494 aluminium Center ball head, a small but powerful and intuitive ball head that allows quick and precise camera movement. The 494 Center ball head features three independent controls:

  • a main knob for managing the sphere lock
  • an integrated friction control knob that adjusts the ball tension so that equipment weight is always perfectly balanced and shots framed effortlessly
  • an independent panoramic knob that keeps the horizon flat and moves the camera horizontally, enabling astonishing landscape shots


The head mounts a unique plate that makes it fully compatible with the world's most widespread standard head attachments: Manfrotto RC2 and Arca-swiss style. With this aluminium 200PL PRO tripod plate fixed to the camera, all Manfrotto heads and almost all tripod heads on the market featuring Arca-swiss style attachments can be set up rapidly and effortlessly, with no need for disassembly components.

What’s in the box

  • Manfrotto Befree advanced aluminium tripod
  • Manfrotto 494 aluminium centre ball head (MH494-BH)
  • Manfrotto 200PL PRO tripod plate

Manfrotto Befree Advanced Aluminium Twist Lock Tripod Kit (MKBFRTA4BK-BH) Specifications


1.49 kg

Closed Length

40 cm

Maximum Height

150 cm

Safety Payload UNI/PdR 105:2021

9 kg

Base Diameter

40 mm

Center Column


Top Attachment

3/8″ screw

Easy Link


Min Height

41 cm

Leg Lock Type

Twist Lock

Leg Type


Legs Tube Diameter

12, 15.5, 19, 22.5 mm



Maximum Height (With Center Column Down)

127 cm

Leg Angles

22°, 54°, 89°

Leg Sections


Head Type

Ball Head

Upper Disc Diameter

40 mm

Ball Locking


Friction Control


Independent Pan Lock


Panoramic Rotation

360 °

Quick Release


Plate Type


Maximum Working Temperature

70 °C

Minimum Working Temperature

-30 °C

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Our Verdict

A lightweight aluminium design with a versatile ball head kit attached, offering a reliable and intuitive quick release system. This setup is perfect for those looking for a travel tripod that is reliable and easy to set up on the go.

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Condition guide

Our used products are subject to wear and tear in comparison to brand new products. This also applies to accessories that are supplied with the camera including batteries which may have a lower optimum performance level/life expectancy.

  • Like New – The equipment is in a condition as if you have just bought it from the manufacturer. The item is still considered to be ‘Like New’ even without the original packaging and accessories. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect working order. Lenses are optically clear. There may be light dust present that will not effect the imagery.
  • Excellent – The equipment should be close to being ‘Like New’ but there may be some small cosmetic blemishes that lower its grade. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect excellent order.
    • Cameras – Should have no marks on the LCD screen
    • Lenses – Should have no marks on the elements and optically clear. There may be light dust present that will not effect the imagery.
  • Very Good – The equipment may have some slight cosmetic wear to the paintwork and cosmetic blemishes  with only light signs of use and the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – The LCD screen may have small signs of wear that does not affect its display
    • Lenses – The mount of the lens will start to show signs of wear
  • Good – The equipment is showing more obvious signs of cosmetic wear and blemishes, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen may have scratches or wear that is starting to affect the display.
    • Lenses – May have slight dust inside that does not affect images. The mount shows signs of use.
  • Well Used – The equipment will show significant signs of wear. The paintwork will be coming away in large areas exposing the metal work, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen is heavily worn either by de-lamination or has scratches to it. Rubber grips are starting to come away from the body.
    • Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.

*All of our used items are listed with the accesories that are included. If they are not listed then they will not be supplied at eh epoint of purchase.

Used team

Peace of mind with our 6 month warranty

This product has been thoroughly tested by our team of photographers and we are happy to give a 6 month warranty as a result. The number of tests depends on the individual product but we are confident in this product having tested all the major functions. Anything that isn’t as you would expect, we then make a note of and show this in the condition notes on the page.

So you can be confident you are buying a great piece of kit that’s been looked after by a fellow photographer and seen many extraordinary sights, tested by our team of photographers and now looking forward to being set free to capture more great images!

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