Any photographer that's even semi-serious about getting good pictures realizes that he/she cannot get by without introducing themselves to a good tripod. You can get started by getting a cheap one to start, but you either quickly outgrow it or it breaks just as you begin to use it. The really expensive ones are REALLY good but may be too large or cumbersome to carry around, so what's the use? Finally, here's a quality tripod that's light, truly compact, won't break the bank and can handle your pro-level body & zoom lens!

Meet the BeFree Tripod by Manfrotto... (For tech spec and lots more from Manfotto's webpage on the tripod, click on the highlighted link above)


BeFree is a new and innovative tripod dedicated to photographers who love to travel. Compact, light and portable - BeFree is the ideal travel companion.

A high quality tripod that fits into carry-on luggage and backpacks; it’s a dream come true for any photographer on the go. Thanks to the unique folding mechanism the legs fold perfectly around the head and quick release plate attachment. In the closed position it is only 15.8" long..It's small size and portability don’t mean compromise on sturdiness and image quality. The Manfrotto BeFree delivers sharp images by keeping your camera steadily locked in the desired position and it's new aluminum ball head is solid, quick and simple to operate. The Manfrotto BeFree has a maximum payload of 8.8 lbs, guaranteeing stability and sturdiness even with longer zoom lenses.

The new patented leg angle selectors quickly allow you to select between two angles offering maximum versatility for camera positioning. Premium Italian design and finishing make BeFree stand out from the crowd. The perfect accessory to express each photographer's individual unique photographic style.

When you stop by (5 days left...hint,hint,,) ask to see the BeFree and you'll see why it's one of our holiday gift choices this year! The price? $199.95 ...

Each day left will bring another holiday gift suggestion. See you tomorrow with idea #9!

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