When it comes to tripod, I admit that I’m not the biggest tripod enthusiast in the world. The mainly reason being the fact that I think travelling around the city with three metal tube is just purely exhausting. But recently I’ve received a Befree Camo Rock Grey tripod from Manfrotto and it surprises me in every aspect and I think I’m going to keep using it in the future.
The first thing that surprises me is the appearance of this tripod. I’m really digging the grey and white color of the tripod. The grey camo stands out so well among all the other tripods and their boring colors. As a photographer who mainly shoots urban landscapes and streets, it blends in perfectly with the environment and looks perfect within an urban setting. If you are a nature guy, don’t worry. I know that Manfrotto also has a wild green color that’s catered to nature photographers.
The tripod is also very lightweight and easy to use. Although its not carbon fiber, the overall weight is still pretty light and I can easily carry it around with me. With the ability to be extended in mare seconds, it is perfect for travelling proposes. I’m looking forward to bringing this tripod with me to Europe in the upcoming months.
The following paragraphs are my personal experience of the tripod.
Last week I went on a hiking trail with my friends. I had to carry the tripod with me the whole time because my friends and I were trying to get some night shots all the way up in the mountains. The trail was not an easy hike as we had to walk some pretty steep tracks. Throughout the hike I feel like the weight of the tripod is not an issue as it barely adds to the weight. By the end of the day we got some really nice shots. When I first try to set up the tripod, I was worried because I wanted to setup the tripod on top of a rock and the surface is very bumpy. Fortunately, the tripod holds perfectly still on the rock and I was able to take a few shots with it.
As a photographer who seeks to shoot the highest quality of photo, I’m very aware of the shakiness of the tripod because it may affect the quality of the image. The picture you see below was taken from another day on a rooftop with the tripod. As you can see, the image is very clear and does not seem to shake for a bit. I’m very happy with the result when I am using this tripod.