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

You Pay: $380.00
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

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)
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
     
    5.0

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    • Lightweight (3)

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        5.0

        Travel Just Became Enjoyable Again

        By Hawaiian Hubster

        from Kailua, HI

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        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

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              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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