Manfrotto Befree 3-Way Live Advanced for Sony's Alpha Cameras



Manfrotto Befree 3-Way Live Advanced for Sony's Alpha Cameras.

  • High-performance photo/video kit in an ultracompact size
  • Sony's Alpha dedicated plate maximises camera stability
  • 3-Way Fluid Head with fully foldable handles and 6kg payload
  • Compatible with Arca-swiss and Manfrotto 501PL video plate
  • Optimal combination of portability,solidity and easy set-up

The Manfrotto Befree 3-Way Live Advanced Designed for Sony's Alpha Cameras is an innovative model joining the Manfrotto’s flagship Befree Advanced tripod family, for travel photography and videography, specifically developed for Sony’s Alpha camera users who want maximum performance and stability in all shooting positions.

The Befree 3-Way Live Advanced Designed for Sony’s Alpha Cameras is the first travel tripod kit on the market developed for both photo and video applications. It combines both precision and versatility with innovative and unique features to help photographers and video creatives produce premium quality video or stills capture. 

This listing features a customised version of the Manfrotto 200PL-PRO camera plate specifically designed to perfectly match Alpha 7 series and Alpha 9* and it is also enriched by an exclusive leg graphic and cinnabar colour details on the head that match the Alpha camera design.

The kit consists of the brand-new Manfrotto’s Befree 3-way Live Head kitted out with the successful Befree Advanced aluminium tripod. It fulfils the need of a dual-purpose photo/video camera kit, following the current camera trend and usage, which see new cameras combining high-quality photo performances with a full-frame sensor and 4K video recording and the way these two worlds fit together in daily use.

The Manfrotto’s Befree 3-way Live Head, the innovative Manfrotto’s travel 3-way fluid head, features fully foldable handles for unparalleled compactness, and remarkable sturdiness, carrying a payload of up to 6kg. This pioneering head perfectly meets the customer need of experiencing video and photo applications with only one ultra-versatile support.

Featuring the high-performance Befree Fluid Drag System, with its smoothest level of control, both on panoramic and tilt movements, this head is exceptionally easy to fine-tune the composition to frame and film as accurately as possible. The high-performance fluid used represents the latest in Manfrotto’s fluid head technology, built to offer the smoothest level of control and movements and exceptional stability even in extreme temperatures (-30°/ +70°).

The long panoramic handle, the portrait position and the 3 bubble levels complete the head, guaranteeing full shooting precision and versatility, to promote creative ideas and stunning outdoor shoots.

The plate is designed to match Sony Alpha 7 series and Alpha 9 camera bodies*, to ensure perfect grip, even in the most angled camera shots. The front jut of the plate physically blocks the camera, preventing any play both on tilt and rotational movements, always keeping the camera stuck to the head plate. The result is impressive camera stability, which takes image sharpness to the highest level. The plate is also fully compatible with the world’s most widespread standard head attachments: Manfrotto RC2 and Arca-swiss style. With this aluminium plate fixed to the camera, all Manfrotto heads and almost all tripod heads on the market featuring Arca-style attachments can be set up rapidly and effortlessly, without disassembling components.

The ergonomic design of the kit makes operating the Manfrotto Befree 3-Way Live Advanced Designed for Sony’s Alpha Cameras easy and fast. The spider is developed to ensure perfect stability on all types of terrain, including the most uneven, always keeping the camera completely steady and ready to capture sharp images and smooth videos.

The QPL Travel lever leg locking system makes set up and adjustment easy and secure, providing full stability in all configurations when the tripod is open.

The ergonomic leg-angle selector is designed to be used by both right and left-handed users, enabling everyone to change shooting perspectives intuitively and find the right tripod height without losing focus on the shot they want to capture.

The tripod 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 model also provides an Easy Link, just like Manfrotto’s professional 190 & 055 tripods. This allows photographers and videographers to easily add accessories. Creative users who love adding lights or reflectors can now take amazing outdoor shots that were previously only achievable with heavy accessorised tripods.

Manfrotto Befree 3-Way Live Advanced Designed for Sony’s Alpha Cameras is the optimal combination of portability, solidity, easy set-up and operation.

Top Attachment 1/4" screw
Leg Sections 4
Base Type 44 mm
Minimum Height 42 cm
Ball Locking No
Maximum Height (with Centre Column Down) 132 cm
Base Diameter 40 mm
Closed Length 40 cm
Bubble Spirit Level (No.) 3
Safety Payload Weight 6 Kg
Centre Column Rapid
Colour Black
Easy Link Yes
Front Tilt +90°/-45°
Head Type 3 Way Head
Independent Pan Lock Yes
Independent Tilt Lock Yes
Lateral Tilt +90°/-80°
Leg Type Single
Leg Angles 22°; 54°; 89°
Leg Lock Type Flip Lock
Material Aluminium
Maximum Working Temperature 70 °C
Minimum Working Temperature -30 °C
Pan Drag fluid cartridge with fixed drag
Panoramic Rotation 360°
Plate Type 200PL-PROSONY
Quick Release Yes
Tilt Drag fluid cartridge with fixed drag
Weight 1.97 Kg