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3 Legged Thing X1.1 Brian 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod

B&H # 3LTX11 Mfr # 3LTX1.1
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • 76.4" Maximum Height
  • Just 16.5" Long Folded
  • 8-Core Carbon Fiber Construction
  • 3-Section Rapid/Reversible Center Column
  • Removable Leg Becomes Monopod
  • Supports Over 17.6 lb
  • Weighs Just 2.9 lb

The 3 Legged Thing X1.1 Brian 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod is a stylish and phenomenally compact travel tripod that features a removable, reversible 3-section center column. This column helps the 5-section tripod extend to a maximum height of 76.4" and retract to a very small 16.5" folded length.

The versatile X1.1 Brian's legs are composed of 8-core carbon fiber for the ultimate in lightweight camera support – the tripod weighs just 2.9 lb. One of those legs unscrews to become a monopod. The center column is both removable and reversible to accommodate shooting from the lowest of low angles.

Leg angles can be set at three different positions; at their widest and with the column removed, the top of the tripod chassis sits only 4.9" from the ground. The leg angles can be set independently to support stable shooting on uneven surfaces.

Titanium mounting plate with grub screw locators to bolt on a head
Includes hook for hanging a counterweight from the center column, for extra stability in windy conditions
The X1.1 Brian's rubber feet are removable (spiked feet are available separately)
Twist locks for leg stages
Bubble level on chassis
General
Load Capacity Over 17.6 lb (8.0 kg)
Head Attachment Fitting Reversible 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 screw
Maximum Height 76.4" (194.0 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended Not specified by manufacturer
Minimum Height 4.9" (12.5 cm)
Folded Length 16.5" (42.0 cm)
Weight 2.9 lb (1.315 kg)
Legs
Material 8-core carbon fiber
Leg Stages/Sections 4/5
Leg Lock Type Twist lock
Independent Leg Spread Yes, 3 positions each
Spiked/Retractable Feet Removable rubber feet (spikes not included)
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Rapid, reversible
Center Column Sections 3
3 Legged Thing X1.1 Brian 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • 3.9" (10.0 cm) Short Center Column
  • Hex Key
  • Counterweight Hook
  • Case with Strap
  • 5 Year Limited Warranty
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    3 Legged ThingX1.1 Brian 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod
     
    4.6

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

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    • 2 Stars

       

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    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (7)
    • Folds away (6)
    • Stable (6)
    • Unfolds quickly (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (5)
      • Landscape/scenery (4)
      • Night shots (3)
      • Portraits (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

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      5.0

      Great product

      By RDHill

      from Pilot Mountain,NC

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight
      • Like The Carrying Case
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Shots
      • Portraits
      • Travel
      • Wildlife

      Comments about 3 Legged Thing X1.1 Brian 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod:

      Very sturdy and easy to setup

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      5.0

      Great tripod.

      By Apjal

      from Brossard, Qc, Canada

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • All of the listed items

      Comments about 3 Legged Thing X1.1 Brian 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod:

      Can be used by any type of photographer.
      Lightweight, easy to transport with the bag that comes with it. Can be put in the luggage.
      Has a good height, I am 6 feet tall, and don't have to bend to use it.
      Well constructed.

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      2.0

      Nice light tripod but not for me

      By lexy ponirakis

      from seattle

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Inaccurate load capacity
      • Unstable

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about 3 Legged Thing X1.1 Brian 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod:

      It stated load capacity was up to 17.6 lbs but I wouldn't trust it with anything over 10 lbs. I wanted a tripod to use with my medium format but even on level ground I would not trust it so I had to send it back.

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      5.0

      nice tripod

      By kasper

      from san jose, ca

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about 3 Legged Thing X1.1 Brian 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod:

          Tripod of good quality and one leg comes off for use as a monopod. Folds up small for size of tripod and comes in a excellent case.

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          5.0

          Best For Travel

          By Echoart

          from Louisville, Ky

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Folds Small
          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Portraits
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Wildlife

            Comments about 3 Legged Thing X1.1 Brian 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod:

            This is a great tripod for travel. It is small and light weight yet big enough to do the job!

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            5.0

            Fantastic tripod

            By Anthony

            from Beacon, NY

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots
              • Portraits
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about 3 Legged Thing X1.1 Brian 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod:

              I use this tripod for travel shoots. Lightwieght and compact it is an extremely sturdy product. The design is well thought out with a photographer in mind. the feature that one of the legs can be detatched into a monopod saves having to have a separate one along. The center column can be reversed for macro shots. The fast that it can be brought down to about 7 inches by changing the angle of the legs also a big plus.

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              5.0

              solid choice

              By mike

              from denver

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about 3 Legged Thing X1.1 Brian 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod:

                As advertised, solid carbon fiber. Easy to adjust the legs. I use it without the center column, which is a great feature (its completely removable) making it a little lighter for backpacking and sturdy in the field. Using it with a kirk ballhead with D700 w. 24-70 lens and its sturdy as i could want. no complaints so far as its only been a few weeks. with a smaller ballhead the legs can fold backwards making it even smaller for traveling. (kirk is too big)

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