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3 Legged Thing X4a Jack Evolution 2 Magnesium Alloy Tripod

3 Legged Thing X4a Jack Evolution 2 Magnesium Alloy Tripod

3 Legged Thing X4a Jack Evolution 2 Magnesium Alloy Tripod Column Extended Column Reversed Macro Use

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Product Highlights

  • 79" Maximum Height
  • Folds Upward to Just 19.7"
  • Can Detach 1 Leg to Become a Monopod
  • 3 Position Leg Spreading
  • Reversible 2-Section Center Column
  • 17.6 lb Load Capacity
  • Weighs Just 3.3 lb
  • Friction Locks
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The 3 Legged Thing X4a Jack Evolution 2 Magnesium Alloy Tripod is a stylish compact 79" tripod that features a removable leg, leg-spreading, and a reversible center column that allows for low angle or macro shooting down to 5.1". The removable leg when topped with the included 4.0" column extension and the tripod's mounting plate, becomes a 57" monopod for gun-and-run scenarios. The X4a Jack's legs are constructed from Stealth Magnesium Alloy which offers excellent lateral and torsional strength while reducing the weight to only 3.3 lb, while providing the stability of heavier tripods and supporting cameras up to 17.6 lb. It folds down to just 19.7" for easy packing and comes with a soft case and strap for storage and transport.

Structural Integrity
Constructed of Stealth Magnesium Alloy , the 26 mm (upper section diameter) legs offer excellent lateral and torsional strength
Friction Locks
Evo 2 Friction Locks with safety double break-point and easy-grip rubbers
Durable Finish
Retoned matte black anodizing and triple machined magnesium alloy parts for better durability and smoother finish
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
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
Extra Stability
Re-engineered leg mechanisms, for greater stability, smoother and easier use. 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 5.1"
Compact Package
The design of the Jack is such that the tripod, when folded, will easily fit into most hand luggage. The D rings on the included bag allow it to be connected to another bag or cart for easy transport
Construction Magnesium alloy
Maximum Height With column removed: 54.7" (139 cm)
With column retracted: 56.3" (143.1 cm)
With column fully extended: 79.1" (201 cm)
Monopod: 57" (144 cm)
Minimum Height Tripod: 5.1" (13 cm)
Monopod: 18" (45.6 cm)
Folded Length 19.7" (50.0 cm)
Load Capacity 17.6 lb (8.0 kg)
Leg Stages/Sections 4
Leg Tube Diameters 1.0, 0.9, 0.78, 0.67" (26, 23, 20, 17 mm)
Independent Leg Spread Yes, 23°, 55°, 80° angles
Leg Lock Type Twist-lock
Spiked/Retractable Feet No
Center Brace No
Center Column Sections 2
Center Column Type Rapid, reversible
Bubble Level No
Weight 3.3 lb (1.5 kg)
Monopod: 0.73 lb (0.33 kg)
3 Legged Thing X4a Jack Evolution 2 Magnesium Alloy Tripod
  • X4a Jack Evolution 2 Legs
  • Rapid Reversible/Removable Center Column
  • Spring Ballast Hook
  • Magnesium Alloy Extension Tube
  • 3LT Tripod Bag with D Rings and Tool/Memory Card/Film Pocket
  • Carry Strap
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty

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    3 Legged ThingX4a Jack Evolution 2 Magnesium Alloy Tripod

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    Cool tripod, but didn't hold weight

    By celainen

    from Northern Michigan

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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    • Removable Center Column
    • Tall


    • Legs Collapsed

    Best Uses

      Comments about 3 Legged Thing X4a Jack Evolution 2 Magnesium Alloy Tripod:

      Very cool tripod. Liked a lot of things about it. Especially that center column is removable. However, pressing down on the legs caused the legs to collapse. I didn't do a scientific study, and it probably would have held my current camera setup, but I felt that the legs collapsed under less pressure than I would like.

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      Superb tripod, superb value!

      By My Hawaiian Images

      from Maui, Hawaii

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer


      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight


        Best Uses

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

        Comments about 3 Legged Thing X4a Jack Evolution 2 Magnesium Alloy Tripod:

        Engineering and construction are first rate, everything clean and well built. Excellent and versatile. Only one caveat: if you plan to use this tripod with a 3rd party ball head, be aware that due to the design, the tripod might not compactly fold up back on itself as it will with the 3LT AirHed that it's designed for. Can still fold the legs conventionally, tho.

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