3 Legged Thing Equinox Winston Carbon Fiber Tripod with AirHed 360 Ball Head

3 Legged Thing Equinox Winston Carbon Fiber Tripod with AirHed 360 Ball Head

3 Legged Thing Equinox Winston Carbon Fiber Tripod with AirHed 360 Ball Head

3 Legged Thing Equinox Winston Carbon Fiber Tripod with AirHed 360 Ball Head

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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity Up to 88.2 lb
  • Maximum Height: 76.9"
  • Minimum Height: 10.6"
  • Folded Length: 23.6"
  • Leg Sections: 3
  • Weight: 4.7 lb
  • Para-Lock Leg Twist Locks
  • Detachable Leg Converts into Monopod
  • Reversible Folding Legs
  • AirHed 360 Ball Head
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The Equinox Winston Carbon Fiber Tripod with AirHed 360 Ball Head from 3 Legged Thing has three leg sections that can extend to a maximum height of 76.9" and also go as low as 10.6". At the 23° angle leg spread, which is considered a normal stance, the tripod can support a maximum of 88.2 lb. (The legs have two additional wider stances, and these will support less weight.) The twist locks' Para-lock feature works by restricting the opening movement of the friction lock, preventing you from accidentally unscrewing the lock until the leg section detaches.

Fold the legs 180° in reverse to make the tripod more compact for travel and storage. The ball head offers separate ball and pan locks, as well as a lock for the plate. An Arca-type compatible quick release plate with a 1/4"-20 camera screw is included with the head.

All 3 Legged Thing tripods have a detachable leg with standard 3/8"-16 threads at both ends. The Tri-mount plate and threaded bolt can be unscrewed and removed from the top of the center column, then screwed directly onto the leg. The detachable leg can be used as a monopod, microphone boom, or selfie stick.

3-Position Leg-Angle Stops
The legs spread to three angles of 23°, 55°, and 80°
Para-Lock Leg Locking System
Para-locks work by restricting the opening movement of the friction lock, preventing you from accidentally unscrewing the lock until the leg section detaches.
Reversible Folding Legs
Fold legs 180° in reverse for compactness and storage.
Arca-Type Ball Head
Ball head offers separate ball and pan locks and includes Arca-type compatible quick-release plate.
In the Box
3 Legged Thing Equinox Winston Carbon Fiber Tripod with AirHed 360 Ball Head
  • Arca-Type Compatible Quick Release Plate
  • Hex Key
  • D-Ring
  • Carabiner
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    3 Legged Thing Winston Specs

    Head Type Ball Head
    Quick Release Plate Type Arca-Type
    Load Capacity 33.1 lb / 15 kg
    Maximum Working Height 76.9" / 195 cm
    Minimum Working Height 10.6" / 27 cm
    Folded Length 23.75" / 60.3 cm
    Materials Carbon Fiber
    Weight 4.7 lb / 2.1 kg
    Leg Lock Type Twist Lock
    Leg Positions 3 Positions
    Independent Leg Spread Yes
    Leg Sections 3
    Center Column
    Center Column Extension Type Rapid
    Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column No
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 25.5 x 6.0 x 6.0"

    3 Legged Thing Winston Reviews

    Equinox Winston Carbon Fiber Tripod with AirHed 360 Ball Head is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent tripod Received about 2 weeks, it's taller than expected, but was looking to a tall tripod. Wt. is manageable, but this is not a trekking pod unless you good at humping gear. Tall enough that I removed the center post and mounted head to tripod and it still above 6'; it's extremely sturdy with a 5D and a/70-200 lens, conditions were 10Kt winds. Shoots came out perfect. no shake at all. I am very pleased with this product only issue I thought it was made in the UK, but surprise MADE IN CHINA. Also dealing with BH flawless.....
    Date published: 2016-08-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy Lightweight everyday tripod I own a super heavy duty Vanguard CF tripod with geared center column. I needed something lighter for everyday use since even though it was CF it was still super huge and cumbersome. Bought the 3 legged to see if it could compete with Gitzo at a cheaper price. It's close. I still think Gitzo makes the best tripods but they're at the top of the category for price. This 3 legged guy works well and has smooth legs when extending and collapsing. It's been a pleasure using it these past few weeks.
    Date published: 2016-09-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice tripod This tripod hit two hot-buttons for me: 1 - it's light weight. 2 - it's tall without pulling up the extension tube. I'm tall at 5' 8 and this tripod, without the extension raised, puts the camera well above my eye-level. I'll never have to use the extension with all the wobbling that introduces. I do have to reduce the leg length to get the camera down to my height. Even removing the extension tube and screwing the head onto the tripod top, it's still a little above me. Since the tube offers one of the shoulder strap connections, I put it back on. A 6' 1 man I know has it hit just about right for him. And, the head - that was a little extra I didn't expect. With a full frame camera and a 150-600 lens, it's still stable. Very nice for a ball-head. It comes with a nice bag, not the flimsy canvas one I would have expected. At this price point, I don't think one can find better right now.
    Date published: 2016-12-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is a very good tripod/head I've only had it for a week now, but have done four or five shoots, two a night. Looking forward to the time when it loosens up just a touch. Over all the quality is good, but not the most convenient to set up and adjust. In particular, the bubble levels are useless in the field, but easily fixed with hot shoe bubble. Again, there are better, but this is hard to beat for the price.
    Date published: 2016-11-09
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Quality Tripod Look Elsewhere This review is for the Steve tripod which this model replaced. I new that I was taking a chance with 3LT not being the most popular brand and not having as much documentation on the quality level of their products, but it had alot of the features I wanted and it seemed well thought out. It was also what I thought was a reasonable price, so I took the risk. I bought this tripod less than a year ago and have been disappointed ever since. right out of the box the legs were really loose, to the point were I could not pick up the tripod and move it over an inch or two without the legs losing their position. no problem I thought, someone forgot to torque the pivot bolts down. I got some loctite and torqued them down a bit harder. Every few weeks they would work themselves loose again and now I have the bolts so tight that I fear I am going to strip them out. The problem is the manufacturing tolerances and poor bushings, not with the bolts being torqued correctly. On to the head. at first it was sticky and hard to adjust. I figured it was just needing to be broken in, well almost a year later it is still sticky and impossible to make micro adjustments without re composing the whole frame. Also the screw that fastens the camera mount to the ball head comes loose on the regular, introducing slop to the tripod head. I now carry a tool kit with me wherever I go which negates the benefit of owning a lightweight tripod a bit. On to the legs. The twist locks seemed good at first but they quickly wore out and do not turn as much as they need to to unlock the legs at times. Cold weather seems to make it worse. I have had numerous shoots ruined because I was fiddling around trying to get this tripod to do basic tasks. Less than a year later I am shopping around for a replacement which negates the reasonable price. Not at all happy.
    Date published: 2016-12-08
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Looking with Some QC Problems I have owned this tripod for about, a year so I’ve been able to put it through its paces.  First of all, it is a great looking tripod--for whatever that matters. My disappointment comes from some QC issues related to it.  When I first bought it, one of the knobs on the tripod completely separated from the tiny bolt/screw that locks the panning function on the top of the tripod.  I had use pliers to get the locking bolt/screw out of the tripod head.  It took several attempts and finally extra strong super glue to hold them together.  It has been over a year now with no problems.  For a $500 purchase, this shouldn’t have happened.  In hindsight, I should have returned or exchanged it, but I hate the hassle and considered it small enough to deal with myself.   My other complaint with this tripod has been that the bolts holding the legs to the column quickly loosen, so the legs keep closing too easily.  This is a real pain when you are trying to spread the tripod legs for a shot and legs keep reclosing before you can get it setup.  I feel like I am constantly retightening these bolts to keep the legs from moving freely.   Overall, this tripod is overpriced considering the QC issues that Ive experienced.  My MeFoto tripod was drastically cheaper, and I never had these problems.
    Date published: 2019-01-12
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