Manfrotto Befree Advanced Twist Travel Tripod review

The Manfrotto Befree Advanced Twist is a lightweight yet strong travel tripod ideal for full-frame camera gear

Manfrotto BeFree Advanced Twist Travel Tripod
(Image: © Jamie Carter)

Digital Camera World Verdict

If you’re planning to take a lot of trips for landscape and/or astro-photography then this lightweight travel tripod wants to come with you. Its 1.49kg weight allows a maximum height of 150cm, which will just about do for most photographers, while a fully-featured new ball-head and M-lock legs impress.


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    Lightweight aluminium build

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    Excellent ball-head

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    Supports full-frame gear

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    M-lock twisting leg locks


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    Heavy-duty look and feel

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    Max. height is 150 cm

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    Ball-head requires patience

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    Wide when stowed for travel

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International travel is back at last, but have you got one of the best travel tripods? If you’re planning trips abroad – perhaps to indulge in some landscape photography or astro-photography – then you’re going to need a good tripod. Full-height tripods are the best, of course, but they’re heavy. Cue the Manfrotto Befree Advanced Travel Tripod Twist, a super-lightweight aluminium tripod designed for travel. Packed with innovations, it’s nevertheless shorter than most. 

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.