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Compact Travel Tripod

JerryJerry Member
edited April 2014 in the gear
Manfrotto MKBFRA4-BH Befree Tripod

Does anyone have any view on the above tripod?
I'm after a light and as compact tripod as possible for a hiking trip to the Peak District.

I'd say that price wise it would have to be around the same price as above (£127) on Amazon. Sturdy enough to take a D800 with battery grip and reasonable lens weight.

Any other suggestions?




  • JerryJerry Member
    Update: In the end I purchased the above travel tripod. I shall give my verdict on it after the trip in June...stay posted.
  • TonyTTonyT Member

    I'm quite tempted by that one myself. Look forward to reading your verdict on it.

  • Neil vNNeil vN Administrator
    It's made by Manfrotto and looks really cute (for a tripod).
    I guess you can't go wrong with that combo.
  • As an alternative travel tripod, I use the Velbon Ultra Rexi L tripod. It packs up small and is very secure when in use. I use a Canon 5D MkII with battery pack, along with the 70 - 200mm F2.8 MkII lens. The tripod handles this really well, and has travelled all over Europe in airline hold luggage.

    I love this tripod so much that it has demoted my Giotto Carbon tripod from the first choice, even though it cost twice as much.
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