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.
Reviewed by 2 customers
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.