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3 Legged Thing X4 Eric Evolution 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod, 17.60lbs Load Capacity, 19.7" Folded Length, Rapid/Reversible Center Column

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About 3 Legged Thing X4

The 3 Legged Thing X4 Eric 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 5.1". The removable leg when topped with the included column extension and the tripod's mounting plate, becomes a 79" monopod for gun-and-run scenarios.

The Eric'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 3.0 lb, while providing the stability of heavier tripods and supporting cameras up to 17.6 lb. It folds down to 19.7" for easy packing and comes with a soft case and strap for storage and transport. Note: this listing is for the tripod legs only.

3 Legged Thing X4 Features

  • Unique Center Column: The unique triple-section ten-core carbon fiber center column provide extra strength allowing the tripod to support cameras up to 17.60lbs
  • Tri-mono Mode: Extending the center column with the legs retracted & spread to 55deg.is known as Tri-mono mode. This is a much better alternative to putting expensive gear like long lenses on the ground & keeps them at the ready while shooting with other camera/lens 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 5.1"
  • Compact Package: The design of the Eric is such that the tripod, when folded, will fit into most 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 X4 Specifications

Carbon fiber
Head Attachment Fitting
Reversible 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 screw
Leg Tube Diameters
26 / 23 / 20 / 17
Leg Stages/Sections
Leg Lock Type
Evo 2 Double-Break Friction Dial (twist lock)
Independent Leg Spread
3 Positions each: 23deg., 55deg., 80deg.
Spiked/Retractable Feet
Removable rubber feet, optional spikes
Center Brace
Center Column Type
Rapid, sliding action
Center Column Sections
2 Sections - 26, 23 mm Diameters
Load Capacity
17.60lbs (8.00kg)
Maximum Height: Tripod with column extended: 79.00" (2006.60mm)
Tripod with column removed: 54.70" (1389.38mm)
Tripod with column retracted: 56.30" (1430.02mm)
Monopod: 56.70" (1440.18m)
Tripod: 3.00lbs (1.36kg)
Monopod: 0.66lbs (300g)
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Reviewed by 2 customers


Not so much.....


Well packaged, and stylish, unfortunately, stability is the only real requirement for a tripod. One leg swing loosely and folded inward. It did not instill enough confidence to mount a D800 with a 14-24mm, so I returned it. Perhaps it could have been repaired, but one shouldn't have to repair a brand new product. In addition, there would always be some doubt. It seems to be a Quality Control issue, as I found more than one instance of this problem after an online search. Sorry, because the concept is great; production standards don't appear to be up to the task.




Sorry - But this unit came with the head non functional. Tried to connect it but couldn't figure it out. Adorama was on holiday so I packed it up and returned it. It was also unstable from what I could tell, it was a nice tall height and looked nice. I expected better construction after listening to the owners on a video talking about their products. Did not live up to the hype for me. I am now looking at the Manfrotto 057 and would love the RRS ballhead and L brackets but am digesting the cost. I guess you get what you pay for.

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