The Manfrotto BEFREE 3WAY LIVE HEAD is a dual purpose lightweight head that can be used for spotting scopes, video, or still cameras. It has built[in fluid drag for both tilting and panning, and can also be rotated between portrait and landscape orientations. The online reviews rate the 3WAY Live head as a jack of all trades but master of none. The fluid dampening is not adjustable and there is not a counterbalance device to keep out of balance cameras from tilting when not level or the Spotting scope or camera is not balanced. For this reason we recommend a long quick release plate in either Arca-Swiss dimensions or a Manfrotto 501PLONG. Both sizes are compatible. The Befree 3Way Live Head weighs 1.59 lbs. and has a working height of 6.1". Its handles can fold down for compactness when traveling.
Manfrotto offers two levels of Warranty:
"Standard Limited Warranty" comes with all products.
This warranty does not cover any defects or costs caused by:
• misuse and subsequent damage.
• modification, alteration, repair or service of this product by anyone other than Manfrotto;
• any use of the product other than that for which it was designed;
"Limited Conventional Warranty Extension", offered by Manfrotto as a special extension to the "standard" Warranty and is free of charge up to 5 years after the original purchase. To take advantage of the “Limited Conventional Warranty Extension” scheme, you must register your product with Manfrotto within 12 months from the date of purchase.
Please go to http://www.manfrotto.com/warranty to register for the extended warranty.
Please ensure that you keep your receipt as proof of purchase for the warranty to be valid: you will need to send Manfrotto your receipt when you service or repair your product under warranty.