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Gentec International: Manfrotto’s New Befree Carbon Fiber Tripod for Travellers is Now Available

Manfrotto’s newest entry into the Befree line, the Befree Carbon, is an ultralight carbon fibre tripod that is sleek, easy to use and even easier to transport. It’s the perfect travel companion, weighing only 1.1kg (2.4 lbs) and measuring 40cm (15.7 in) when folded. Photographers and hobbyists alike will celebrate Befree’s compact size, functionality and design.

The new Befree Carbon has a suggested retail price of $399.95 and is currently available.


The New Befree Carbon: The Best Travel Companion

TORONTO, ON., October 28, 2014 –  Gentec International, the exclusive Canadian distributor of Manfrotto photo and video products, announces the launch of the Befree Carbon, a new product in the Befree range. The carbon fiber version, devoted to hobbyists who love to travel, is now lighter but still fast to set up, intuitive to use and absolutely stable for capturing precise and sharp pictures.

Light and portable
Befree Carbon legs are made entirely of carbon fiber, which guarantees lightness as well as rigidity and transportability. It weighs only 1.1 kg (2.4 lbs). It’s foldable legs allow for a folded length of just 40 cm (15.7 in), thanks to the ball head’s compact quick release adaptor. In addition to that, it is very fast to set up and amazingly stable. These characteristics allow traveling photographers to take stunning pictures wherever they go.

Befree Carbon Tripod in a cushioned carry bag

Befree Carbon Tripod in a cushioned carry bag

Easy to transport  
Befree Carbon is the ideal tripod for travellers thanks to its size, which perfectly fits into carry-on luggage or backpacks. It can be comfortably carried everywhere thanks to its included cushioned carry bag, that preserves it from any unintentional damage.

Impressive Italian style
The premium Italian design makes Befree Carbon a stunning, attractive and eye-catching accessory for any photographer. It is the first to boast stylized graphics on its legs, which makes it one-of-a-kind. Thanks to its new style, and superb design, Befree Carbon will follow photographers in every experience supporting their passions, works and memories just like a perfect travel companion.

The new Befree Carbon will be available in Canada in late September at the suggested retail price of $399.95.

About Manfrotto
Manfrotto designs, manufactures and markets an extensive range of camera tripods and heads, lighting stands and accessories for the professional photographic, film, theatre, live entertainment and video markets. By continually investing in the latest technology and constantly assessing the product range, production needs and consumer trends, Manfrotto ensures the highest standard of quality at all stages and sets the standards others follow. To learn more, visit and follow Manfrotto on Twitter at @Manfrotto_ca.

About Gentec International
Founded in 1990, Gentec International is Canada’s leading consumer accessory products company, supplying a complete range of photo, video, digital, sport optics, home theatre, electronics, wireless, and mobile audio products to the Canadian retail marketplace. Gentec offers a variety of prominent brands, including Optex, Sigma, SanDisk, Manfrotto, Gitzo, National Geographic, Kata, Avenger, Roots, Gary Fong, Black Rapid, iQ, Sunpak, Energizer, Bushnell, and Zeiss. Gentec operates out of a high-cube, state-of-the-art, fully computerized 100,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution centre that offers efficient, seamless service to our customers. With over 90 employees, Gentec covers the needs of its retailers coast to coast using the latest technology systems, streamlined efficiencies, and customer service that is second to none. Learn more – visit, on Twitter: @gentecint, on Google+: