Manfrotto Befree GT XPRO is a travel tripod that covers all the angles

Manfrotto BeFree GT XPRO

Manfrotto has topped off its Befree travel tripod range with a new, advanced Befree GT XPRO model which incorporates the 90-degree column mechanism previously seen only on larger Manfrotto tripods. You can use the centre column in regular ‘vertical’ mode or extend it and then rotate it through 90 degrees to act as a horizontal ‘boom’ for low angle and macro shots.

This combines with the Manfrotto’s 180-degree foldable leg design to offer ground-level shooting with the legs extended sideways and a compact, portable size when they’re turned through 180 degrees to fit around the centre column and the tripod head like all the best travel tripods.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at