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3 Legged Thing X1.1 Brian Evolution 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod

B&H # 3LTX11EVO2 MFR # 3LTX1.1EVO2
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Product Highlights

  • 78.7" Maximum Height
  • Supports Over 17.6 lb
  • Only 16.5" Long Folded
  • Rapid/Reversible Center Column
  • Removable Leg Becomes Monopod
  • Weighs Just 2.9 lb
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The 3 Legged Thing X1.1 Brian Evolution 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod is a stylish compact travel tripod that features a removable leg, leg-spreading, and a reversible center column that allows for low angle or macro shooting down to 4.7". The removable leg when topped with the included 4" column extension and the tripod's mounting plate, becomes a 51.5" monopod for gun-and-run scenarios.

The X1.1 Brian's legs are constructed from 8-core carbon fiber while the center column is made from 10-core carbon fiber, substantially reducing the weight to only 2.9 lb, while providing the stability of heavier tripods and supporting cameras up to 17.6 lb. It folds down to just 16.5" for easy packing and comes with a soft case and strap for storage and transport.

Unique Center Column
The unique triple-section ten-core carbon fiber center column provide extra strength allowing the tripod to support cameras up to 17.6 lb.
Tri-mono Mode
Extending the center column with the legs retracted and spread to 55 degrees is known as Tri-mono mode. This is a much better alternative to putting expensive gear like long lenses on the ground and keeps them at the ready while shooting with other camera/lens setups in situations like sports events.
Inverted Column
With the column inverted and the legs fully extended, the user is able to lower the camera to the floor for macro photography. With an optional adapter, you can mount a laptop or iPad at the collar of the tripod to monitor your images while shooting tethered.
Extra Stability
You can completely remove the column, and mount the head or even your camera directly to the tripod collar topped with the camera platform, providing the rigidity required for longer exposures. With the legs fully spread you can shoot as low as 4.7".
Compact Package
The design of the Brian is such that the tripod, when folded, will easily fit into most hand luggage. The D rings on the bag allow for the bag to be connected to another bag or cart for easy transport.
Material Carbon fiber
Maximum Height Tripod with column extended: 78.7" (2.0 m)
Tripod with column removed: 50" (1.265 m)
Tripod with column retracted: 53" (1.342 m)
Monopod: 51.6" (1.31 m)
Minimum Height Tripod: 4.7" (120 mm)
Monopod: 14.84" (37.7 cm)
Folded Length Tripod: 16.5" (42 cm)
Load Capacity 17.6 lb (8.0 kg)
Head Attachment Fitting Reversible 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 screw
Leg Tube Diameters 26 / 23 / 20 / 17 / 14 mm
Leg Stages/Sections 5
Leg Lock Type Evo 2 Double-Break Friction Dial (twist lock)
Independent Leg Spread 3 Positions each: 23°, 55°, 80°
Spiked/Retractable Feet Removable rubber feet, optional spikes
Center Brace No
Center Column Type Rapid
Center Column Sections 3 Sections - 26, 23, 20 mm diameters
Weight Tripod: 2.9 lb (1.325 kg)
Monopod: 0.61 lb (0.28 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 6.0 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.5 x 6.0 x 6.0"
3 Legged Thing X1.1 Brian Evolution 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • Carbon Fiber Legs
  • Detachable Center Column
  • Spring Ballast Hook
  • Magnesium Alloy Extension Tube (4"/100 mm)
  • Tripod Bag with D Rings and Tool/Memory Card/Film Pocket
  • Carry Strap
  • Tool Set
  • 5 Year Limited Warranty
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    3 Legged ThingX1.1 Brian Evolution 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod
     
    4.4

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (5)
    • Lightweight (5)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (4)
    • Travel (4)
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      • Pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

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    5.0

    # Legged Brian Answers the Call

    By Harry

    from Rockton, IL

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel

      Comments about 3 Legged Thing X1.1 Brian Evolution 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

      This is an outstanding tripod. Well built. compact and strong! Will meet my needs for traveling and still provide the needed support!

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      2.0

      Not that impressed

      By Dan

      from Modesto

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Conversion To Mono Pod

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about 3 Legged Thing X1.1 Brian Evolution 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

      Bought this to use with my DSLR and found that, it's cute, has an interesting design in how it folds up very small. Making the monopod was not that smooth because of the amount of items you have to unscrew and re-screw. One of the legs separated from the body when pulling it open and it took an act of Congress to put it back together again. Not real stable when fully extended. I'm 6 foot and the monopod did not extend enough to accommodate my height. It is very light however due to the carbon fiber design. It would be good for traveling where speed was not an issue. It is well made in the hinges and turning collars, just don't separate them or you'll pay hell getting it back together!

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      5.0

      Travel Just Became Enjoyable Again

      By Hawaiian Hubster

      from Kailua, HI

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about 3 Legged Thing X1.1 Brian Evolution 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

        I have spents years travdelling with my beloved GITZO 1327; packing in my suitcase, arriving at destination, re-assembling and than hiking city and countryside. Now that Brian has joined the family I add him to my travel backpack and enjoy my wanders to the max.Solid support for my D800 rig!

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        5.0

        Very well thought-out

        By rybu

        from Victoria, BC, Canada

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about 3 Legged Thing X1.1 Brian Evolution 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

            This is a very well thought-out tripod. The only thing lacking (and this is a minor point) would be a threaded hole on the bottom of the plate where one puts the tripod head. But I suppose people can drill and thread that themselves. It's small, light, versatile, and the carrying-case is well thought-out as well.

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            5.0

            Lightweight versatile quality components

            By Bgaumont

            from Madison,WI

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Disassemble
            • Great Smooth Carbon Fiber
            • Lightweight
            • Travel Friendly

            Cons

            • Not Yet Accepted As Gitzo

            Best Uses

            • Backpacking
            • Conversation Starter
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about 3 Legged Thing X1.1 Brian Evolution 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

            I have been looking for a lightweight travel tripod and head that gives me no excuses for not bringing a tripod with me whenever I travel. My Gitzos are great for car camping but I feel this is a better value than the Gitzos travelers especially for backpacking. The maximum height capability is awesome too. Coupled with a RRS mid size head this is some great kit. Using exposures over 60 seconds with a 10 stop filter and this tripod does great. No more excuses for not packing a tripod! Like the saying, the best camera is the one you have with you that goes double for tripods!

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