3 Legged Thing X1.1A Adrian Magnesium Alloy Tripod, Built In Detachable Monopod, Supports 17 lbs., Max Height 57"

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About 3 Legged Thing X1.1A

The 3 Legged Thing X1.1A Adrian Magnesium Alloy Tripod is lightweight, yet incredibly strong Multipod with a built in detachable monopod and reversible central column, Adrian is ideal for traveling as he is small when folded. Made of toughened magnesium alloy and in a sleek black finish. 3 Legged Thing X1a is the most comprehensive and capable alloy travel tripod in the world. The central column can be reversed so that your head or camera can be mounted directly underneath for ultimate versatility and low level shooting.

Summary of Customer Reviews

(8)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Folds away (7),Lightweight (7),Stable (5),Unfolds quickly (4)
Best Uses:
Travel (6),Landscape/scenery (4),Night shots (4),Portraits (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (4),Semi-pro photographer (3)

3 Legged Thing X1.1A Specifications

Leg Locking Mechanism
Friction Dial
Construction
Magnesium Alloy
Leg Sections
4
Load Capacity
8kg/ 17.63 lbs
Monopod Height
Min Height:420mm/16.53"
Max Height:1300mm/51.18"
Tripod Height
Min Height:190mm/7.48"
Max Height (column removed):1285mm/50.59"
Max Height (column retracted):1305mm/51.37"
Max Height (column fully extended):1455mm/57.28"
Folded Height
Without head: 420mm/16.53"
With head: 420mm/16.53"
Kit Weight
1780g/51.18 lbs
Tripod Weight
1310g/2.88 lbs
Monopod Weight
298g/0.65 lbs

3 Legged Thing X1.1A Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
3.9

(based on 8 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great travel tripod

I like this tripod a lot. I have a large Manfrotto carbon fiber and needed a more transportable light tripod for vacation. This fits the bill nicely. I'll admit, I did put the tripod on the scale to see if it was the weight it claimed. It was only after I took out the middle column. Regardless, the tripod works great (column or not) and is nice and compact. The case is great and there is also a strap for the case. At the top of the case inside there is a zipper to a compartment that holds the...

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I like this tripod a lot. I have a large Manfrotto carbon fiber and needed a more transportable light tripod for vacation. This fits the bill nicely. I'll admit, I did put the tripod on the scale to see if it was the weight it claimed. It was only after I took out the middle column. Regardless, the tripod works great (column or not) and is nice and compact. The case is great and there is also a strap for the case. At the top of the case inside there is a zipper to a compartment that holds the allen wrenches and another attachment. It's a nice way to store things. On mine, the zipper struggles to move smoothly in the circle but it's not a big deal

Reviewed by 8 customers

 
2.0

Not satisfied yet...

By

from Vienna, VA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Bought this tripod considering the specs, price and other reviews. Overall the product looks very good, but I observed a problem as soon as I tried to use it at home. The legs were bit tight to unfold. After folding and un folding them couple of times they legs turn very loose. Thought it should be fine if I tighten the screws with the tools they included, but the problem comes back after couple of folds. Not sure if the product is defective or some quality issue. I have sent a mail to manufacturer, will wait for the reply otherwise I will return it. Pain is that I will have to bare the return shipping cost and the pain of shipping :( Did not expect this.

 
5.0

"The British are coming"

By

from Bath, NY  -  Photo Enthusiast

The Adrian and AH1 ball head were an exceptional purchase. A tiny fold up travel size tripod/monopod that holds an unbelievable amount of weight for it's size! I used it with my Nikon D-700, with battery pack and 70-200 f2.8 With a rev. center column it gets just inches from the floor for a super low focus. With a quick unwind of the padded leg you have a stabble quick to use monopod. The AH1 ball head is very easy to use with 2 levels, and 3 Legged Thing has many other options if you want to step up. It comes in a padded zip up carry case with spare tools. It is an impressive piece of equipment and amazingly lite weight. It is most def. in the same specs as ones that run $200-300 more.

 
4.0

Great all around tripod

By

from Nashville, TN  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Solid tripod with only a few drawbacks, the legs will become loose, the allen drivers are included and is a very simple fix, holds my 100-300 without problem. The Air Head is great, was very tight on the pan however after some use it has become a smoother pan.

 
4.0

Great travel tripod

By

from Michigan  -  Photo Enthusiast

I like this tripod a lot. I have a large Manfrotto carbon fiber and needed a more transportable light tripod for vacation. This fits the bill nicely. I'll admit, I did put the tripod on the scale to see if it was the weight it claimed. It was only after I took out the middle column. Regardless, the tripod works great (column or not) and is nice and compact. The case is great and there is also a strap for the case. At the top of the case inside there is a zipper to a compartment that holds the allen wrenches and another attachment. It's a nice way to store things. On mine, the zipper struggles to move smoothly in the circle but it's not a big deal

 
5.0

Great Tripod

By

from Morgantown, WV  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Great tripod. Love the engineering on this one. Its sturdy, easy to use, and has many multiple purposes. Takes a little while getting familiar with all it can do. But once you got that down, its amazing!

 
5.0

Simply outstanding!

By

from Livermore, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

One very important takeaway is that this is a travel tripod but don't let the small folded size fool you; this tripod is very sturdy, light, and easy to operate. One the best features is that one leg comes off to become a monopod. The head is strong and very smooth. Excellent buy.

 
4.0

Solid stand

By

from Western NY  -  Casual Photographer

This is an awesome stand, sturdy and easy to set up.

 
2.0

Lightweight Gear Only

By

from Charlottesville, VA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

My selection criteria for this tripod were threefold : travel size, low profile macro capability and incorporated monopod. I shoot with a Hasselbald H4D camera, 90% from a tripod. I use lenses ranging from 28mm to 300mm including the use of converters and extension tubes. The tripod will support any or all of these items even at maximum leg spread. The issue is the AH1 Ball head. In any positions other than level, the tensioner will not apply sufficient pressure to hold the ball in place. I spend a lot of time with my hand on the camera to insure the ball does not slip in its socket and allow the camera to tip forward. (I had specifically communicated with 3LT prior to purchase about being able to support the equipment described above, and was assured that it should not be an issue.) On the new ball head design(AH1) the third knob has been removed from the head and a ring around the ball tensioner is to be used to act as a clutch mechanism to avoid immediate release of the ball. This does not work on my ball head. Additionally the pivot release knob seems to only partially release, and the 'fluid motion' is more like moving through molasses. The copper colored quick release plate also had its own set of issues. The screw for attaching the plate to the camera was defective and came apart when the camera was mounted on the tripod. Fortunately I had my hand on the camera when it broke and the camera did not fall to the ground. The conceptual design of this tripod was ideal for a traveling camera support. It seemed to be designed by a photographer to fill this need. Most tripods are too bulky for ease of transport(>20 inches/500mm long). Lighter weight camera/lens configurations should have no problem, but for my application this tripod is not a good match.

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