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3 Legged Thing X5a Tony Evolution 2 Aluminum Alloy Tripod

3 Legged Thing X5a Tony Evolution 2 Aluminum Alloy Tripod

3 Legged Thing X5a Tony Evolution 2 Aluminum Alloy Tripod Column Reversed Low Down Low Down

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Product Highlights

  • 66.33" Maximum Height
  • Supports 26.45 lb
  • 22" Long Folded
  • Aluminum Alloy Construction
  • Rapid/Reversible Center Column
  • Removable Leg Becomes Monopod
  • Weighs Just 3.67 lb
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The 3 Legged Thing X5a Tony Evolution 2 Aluminum Alloy Tripod is a stylish and compact travel tripod system, the most stable in 3LT's 29mm Ultra Pro range of aluminum alloy tripods. The system extends from a minimum height of 5.9" to a maximum height of 66.33". Folded down to 22", the X5a Tony is a versatile professional camera support system that fits in most airline carry-on bags.

The X5a Tony's legs are composed of 3LT's Stealth Alloy for superb strength – the tripod system weighs just 3.67 lb and supports up to 26.45 lb, to accommodate any DSLR with most lenses.

One of the tripod 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 camera plate sits only 5.9" from the ground.

Stealth Alloy legs and columns for smoother operation, and more lateral and torsional strength.
Re-engineered leg mechanisms, for greater stability, as well as smoother and easier use.
Evo 2 Friction Locks with safety double break-point.
Bronze anodizing and triple machined aluminum alloy parts for a smoother finish.
One leg transforms into a monopod.
Includes hook for hanging a counterweight (not included) from the center column, for extra stability in windy conditions
Load Capacity 26.45 lb (12 kg)
Head Attachment Fitting Reversible 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 screw
Maximum Height Tripod: 66.33" (168.5 cm)
Monopod: 54.13"(137.5 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 53.54" (136 cm)
With column removed: 52.67" (133.8 cm)
Minimum Height Tripod: 5.9" (15 cm)
Monopod: 20.59" (52.3 cm)
Folded Length 22" (56 cm)
Weight Tripod: 3.3 lb (1.5 kg)
Monopod: 11.85 oz (336 g)
Material Aluminum alloy
Leg Stages/Sections 3 - (29, 26 & 23mm diameters)
Leg Lock Type Evo 2 Double-Break Friction Dial
Independent Leg Spread Yes, 3 positions: 23°, 55° & 80°
Spiked/Retractable Feet Not specified by manufacturer
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Rapid, reversible
Center Column Sections 1 - (29mm diameter)
3 Legged Thing X5a Tony Evolution 2 Aluminum Alloy Tripod
  • X5a Tony Evolution 2 Aluminum Alloy Tripod
  • Built-In Detachable Monopod
  • Zip-Off Leg Muff
  • Rapid Reversible/Removable Single-Section Center Column
  • Spring Ballast Hook
  • 100mm Alloy Extension Tube (29mm diameter)
  • 3LT Tripod Bag With D Rings and Tool/Memory Card/Film Pocket
  • Carry Strap
  • Tools
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty

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    Great Pod!

    By Polonius Funk

    from Lehigh Valley, Pa

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer


    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Good Video Quality
    • Lightweight


      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Underwater
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about 3 Legged Thing X5a Tony Evolution 2 Aluminum Alloy Tripod:

      This is a wonderful 3 Legged Thing. Even though its not Carbon Fiber It is super Light and sturdy. The hook is a nice touch to add weight to it for stability. Very handy tool. Very quick set up and tear down. Very flexible. This will help you get nearly any shot you could possibly think of. I'd get another one if I had too, but its a solid piece of gear.

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