Las Vegas, NV—Manfrotto introduced its new Befree Colors, for traveling photographers who need a lightweight tripod for use in or outside of the studio. The new Colors tripods come in blue, green, gray and red, to refresh the Befree line by adding “a unique and stylish look” to the tripod collection.
Manfrotto Befree tripods utilize a folding mechanism that allows the legs to fold backwards around the integrated aluminum head. When fully collapsed, the tripod measures 15.7 inches. Also, the center column fully extends to support cameras at a maximum height of 56.69 inches. With a small footprint and weighing three pounds, Colors tripods are billed as portable tools photographers can bring nearly anywhere. And, with a maximum payload of 8.8 pounds, Manfrotto’s Befree aluminum tripods can support a range of camera setups.
Key features of the four new colors include: an improved grip; new rubber feet that cover a larger area for increased surface grip; and a newly added hook under the column to add extra weight when needed for extra stability.
With an included carry bag, the four Befree Colors tripods each retail for $179.99.
Manfrotto designs, produces and also distributes professional products for photography, video and entertainment. The company was founded in 1972 based on Lino Manfrotto’s experience, and its mission has always been to support as well as simplify the work of reporters, photographers and producers.
Part of the UK-based Vitec Group since 1989, Manfrotto has now become a worldwide presence. In its nine key markets–Italy, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, China, Japan, Hong Kong, the United States as well as the Netherlands–it is represented by its own direct distribution system, Manfrotto Distribution. Furthermore, in 80 other countries sales are handled by independent distributors.
In addition, through the Imaging Division of Vitec Group, Manfrotto Distribution owns the following international brands: Manfrotto, Gitzo, Lastolite by Manfrotto, Avenger, Xume and is the U.S. distributor of Bowens, Gossen, Limelite, Metz and National Geographic. manfrotto.us