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

BH #3LTX11EVO2 • MFR #3LTX1.1EVO2
3 Legged Thing
3 Legged Thing X1.1 Brian Evolution 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod
Key Features
  • 78.7" Maximum Height
  • Supports Over 17.6 lb
  • Only 16.5" Long Folded
  • Rapid/Reversible Center Column
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.
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3 Legged Thing X1.1 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Unique Center Column
  • 3Tri-mono Mode
  • 4Inverted Column
  • 5Extra Stability
  • 6Compact Package

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.

3 Legged Thing X1.1 Specs

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 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
20.5 x 6 x 6"

3 Legged Thing X1.1 Reviews

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question

Do you have to use the AirHed 1 head on the 3 Legged Thing X1.1 Brian Evolution 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod or can I use the Manfrotto 468MG with theRC0 Quick Release system ?
Asked by: Tony V.
Hi Tony, no you dont, I have the 468MG, works perfectly, albeit bigger then the Airhead.
Answered by: brenda b.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Is there a way to attach a Black Rapid strap to the ball head plate?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes. If you purchase this plate (included with many 3LT heads), you can attach to a Black Rapid strap:3 Legged Thing AirHed 1 Magnesium PlateB&H # 3LTAHBR1C Mfr # 3LTAHBR1CThe copper-brown plate is compatible with BlackRapid's R-Strap camera slings, by way of its FastenR-T1 camera screw. The 1/4 -20 camera screw's flip-up D-ring allows you to tighten it to your camera easily. This ring allows you to attach your camera to an R-Strap and quickly move it from around your neck or shoulder to a head without removing the sling.
Answered by: Chris L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Is the folded length 15.74 or 16.5 ? I've seen varying specs.
Asked by: Anonymous
Their website says 16.5
Answered by: Simon M.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Is it safe to assume that other brands of tripod head (such as this Giottos: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/423960-REG/Giottos_MH1001_652_MH_1001_Large_Ballhead_with.html) would fit - and work - on these legs?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, tripod heads from Giottos and other brands can fit on the base plate of this tripod.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Does the tripod weight of 1.325kg include the monopod weight? Or are they measured separately, which makes the whole set weigh about 1.6kg? Thanks!
Asked by: Anonymous
The Tripod weight of 1.325 kg (2.9 lb) would include the monopod, yes.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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