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Archive 2016 · Manfrotto Befree Live???
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Manfrotto Befree Live???

Hi, does anyone know if this head is arca swiss compatible? I can't seem to find it anywhere...

Would it work if I were to attach an arca swiss clamp if not?


Oct 12, 2016 at 04:26 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Manfrotto Befree Live???

According to Manfrotto's website specs, it uses the 501PL Quick Release Plate (a large plate for long skinny video cameras). So no, not part of the AS system. However, the 501PL and its longer variants are the standard for video cameras. I use Manfrotto MVH500AH and 502 fluid heads for video and they have the same type of plate. I simply screwed an AS clamp onto the 501 plate and--bam--it's AS compatible but still has the ability to slide for optimal balance.

I haven't tried the BeFree head but it looks a little light duty for a full sized DSLR. You might consider stepping up to the 500 series fluid head.

Here's a picture of the Sunwayfoto AS clamp I mounted on the 500long plate for my Manfrotto MVH500AH:

Oct 13, 2016 at 03:06 AM

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