Lever vs Twist Lock Manfrotto BeFree Advanced Tripod

2 months 2 weeks ago #672881 by Mike McKinnon
This tripod if picked up in Aluminum can be picked up with either lever or twist leg locks.  However Carbon fiber is only available with the twist lock.  I like the idea of the lever lock, but why is this not available with the carbon fiber one?


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2 months 2 weeks ago #672925 by Nikon Shooter
If the levers are a must, just mount them on similar sizes
carbon fibre segments if you can find some replacements.

I haven't use them since an eternity and don't miss them.

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2 months 2 weeks ago #672991 by Dana Beasley
I prefer the twist locks myself.  Less to worry about. 


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2 months 2 weeks ago #673034 by Eric A
I don't like the lever locks, those get caught on things and not as good as twist IMHO.

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2 months 2 weeks ago #673163 by James L
+1 on the twist locks.  Much more reliable and less factors that could fail in the future. 


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2 months 1 week ago #673466 by garyrhook

Mike McKinnon wrote: I like the idea of the lever lock, but why is this not available with the carbon fiber one?


Because levers bite?


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2 months 1 week ago #673482 by Nikon Shooter

Mike McKinnon wrote: why is this not available with the carbon fiber one?


CF will be a top requirement for hikers and wildlife
photographers — weight being the first concern.

In my book, levers will get caught in branches and
twigs and that can be annoying for many. One more
point is that twist locks are absolutely silent — this
may be critical in the wild.

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2 months 1 week ago #674101 by Ted Baker
Most tripods have twist locks for good reasons.  The only thing I have with a lever is my ball head.  


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1 month 4 weeks ago #675239 by Roy Wilson
I'm not a lever lock person, twist locks are far more reliable and don't get caught on things.  

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1 month 3 weeks ago #676050 by Zach Mosher

Dana Beasley wrote: I prefer the twist locks myself.  Less to worry about. 



+1 same here


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1 month 2 weeks ago #676791 by Amy Porter
Nope, never considered the lever locks, only have had the twist locks on my tripods.  


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