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    Posted: 25 Jan 2017 at 2:26pm
Yesterday I got myself a new tripod I've been meaning to get one for a while now, I have a big one I got last year a Manfrotto 055 but now I wanted something smaller thats not as bulky to carry around and is lighter, I had a look around at other brands but a lot of them had areas where the tripod wouldn't work for me. So I looked at the new BeFree tripod from Manfrotto now I've been with theses guys for a few years now and I've only got Manfrotto tripods and monopods.
I had a play in the shop and loved it so compact yet it done so much and was built really well nothing feels cheap!

I managed to save myself over $100 buying from a new camera store company in Australia thats started up that buys everything in bulk causing prices to be cheaper than most places here, most places charge $299 but I got it for $190 for the same tripod.









This is my only setup now for a while until I get my new camera later on this year.
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G'day Simon,

Looks like it could use a short center column to get the real low perspectives when needed.

I bought short center columns for both my Manfrott and my Induro tripods, and since fitting the short columns, I have never used the long columns and the short columns all getting the tripod flat on the ground. With a ball head on the tripod, it gets the camera down to about 6 inches. I could have easily just cut the Manfrotto center column and saved some $$, I wanted to have the option of using the long column when needed (so far I never have and that has to be about 6 years now). Cutting the Induro center column is a little more difficult seeings its carbonfibre. I would have needed to get a diamond saw to do a neat job and that would have been more expensive than the short center column.

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Hi Craig,

Thats as low as it gets as I can't make the legs go flatter since the legs on this go back on them selves so it folds down really compact when not in use.

I'm sure theres a way I could just flip the legs around and mount the camera upside down to get it low but it wouldn't be all that secure it would be fine on normal ground just not something like paving that polished.
My 055 has the centre column that comes up and has a interesting way of tilting it on its side for the low angles though it can be tricky to use at times. I do like the tripods that have a section on the column that has another screw mounting point that can unclip allowing you to remove the column then you put this in its place, I have a beaten up tripod that allowed me to do that.

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It look like this tripod develop for flat photography but most tripod which use short columns they not fit with long columns. So for me it's not quite useful.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Simon 90 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Sep 2017 at 2:31am
Yeah this is more of a travel tripod, my other tripods can get lower to about 6 inches off of the ground
Originally posted by Rachael Alice

It look like this tripod develop for flat photography but most tripod which use short columns they not fit with long columns. So for me it's not quite useful.
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