What Makes 3 Legged Thing Tripods Special?
Technologies introduced by the design team to create a better support system include;
- Patented Parallel Locks for increased rigidity and stability
- Increased load to weight ratio, which means lighter tripods can carry heavier equipment. The average load to weight ratio is 17:1
- Unique carbon fibre preparation with 8 layers, cured at 150°c for three hours, then rested for 7 days to create the strongest material possible.
- Shims which work. The plastic shims inside the legs of a tripod will often slip or drop, causing all manner of headaches. 3 Legged Thing addressed this by creating the ‘chicken wing’ a ‘C’ shaped nylon shim, naturally lubricated to ensure smooth and strong leg locks.
Which Tripod System Is Best For My Camera Equipment?
The range can be broken into the following categories, suitable for all types of photography, videography and content creation;
Tripod legs and kits
Aluminium and carbon fibre tripods, each providing a different set of benefits. The range is divided into three; with Legends, Pro and Punks models.
The premium Legends Range delivers maximum versatility and the highest build quality for reliable, durable and innovative support systems from carbon fibre.
The Pro range are versatile carbon fibre options with multi-functional designs for a range of applications, which are incredibly stable.
Finally the entry level Punks range provide beginners and newcomers to support systems with a cost effective alternative to engage with a new way of making photographs.
Ball Heads (Or Airheds)
Ball heads are another component which have been redesigned by this innovative company. Their options include Airhed Pro, Pro Lever and Cine models for movie making, photography and general applications. Arca Swiss compatible brackets are available to ensure cross platform compatibility.
Accessories include a broad number of brightly designed quick release brackets, L brackets, spiked feet and monopods. All tripod models can also be converted into monopods, creating even more versatile solutions for photographers who diversify the genres they capture. These include sports, wildlife, landscape, portraits and just about any situation in low light where the shutter speed is relatively slow. Long exposure images demand a tripod and there are few who compare with this system.
Stand out bright colours in orange, blue, copper and can be seen throughout all products, giving photographers yet another reason to love 3 Legged Thing. For even greater savings and a six month warranty, browse our used tripods section to see if the model you require is available.