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Feb 06, 2013 09:11 |  #1

Hey everyone,

I noticed Outdoor Photo Gear was running a special $13 off for 3 Legged Thing tripods.

Anyone have any recommendations on these things? There are so many in the line, I'm not really sure what to base my purchase on.




  
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Feb 06, 2013 09:28 |  #2

Any link to see what is discussed here? And $13 is off of what original price? Did you check amazon or likewise to see who much their prices is when compared with after sale?


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Feb 06, 2013 09:38 |  #3

www.outdoorphotogear.c​om (external link)

Just a $13 off $99 or more sale. I was looking into the tripods and figure I could use the coupon while the sale was going on.

I've checked Adorama and B&H, looks like the prices all all pretty consistent.




  
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Feb 06, 2013 10:32 |  #4

$13 per every $99 would be more of a motivator to me. If I was going to be spending $459 - saving $13 would be the last thing on my mind. I'd spend an extra $50 to buy something similar that I was more familiar with. When you spend that kind of money you want to do it only once.


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Feb 06, 2013 10:34 |  #5

Bu the way if you do go for it definitely go for the 3 legged thing. I heard they work much better than the 2 legged thing :p


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Feb 06, 2013 10:54 as a reply to  @ digital paradise's post |  #6

Still undecided!

$13 bucks isn't much when making an investment like this, but better then nothing I suppose.




  
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Feb 06, 2013 21:42 |  #7

I actually just order a 3 legged thing Jack. It is $140 less than the carbon fiber version, Eric, and is exactly the same except it weighs less than .5 lbs more. BTW, on outdoor photo, the coupon code "MBP10" will get you 10% off anything in their store. :D I got my Jack for $306 shipped!


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Feb 07, 2013 09:12 as a reply to  @ WSoxfan0129's post |  #8

MBP10? Wow, really? Thanks for the heads up.

I was looking at the Jack, might be what I'm looking for. I want something a bit more heavy duty.




  
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Feb 07, 2013 12:00 |  #9

digital paradise wrote in post #15579069 (external link)
Bu the way if you do go for it definitely go for the 3 legged thing. I heard they work much better than the 2 legged thing :p

A week or so ago I saw a post on the local craigslist selling a "bipod". Of course I had to look. It had three legs, so it must be a very rare species of bipod, indeed.




  
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Feb 07, 2013 17:36 |  #10

Maybe it is a two in one. Tripod when all three legs are open. Close and retract two and now you have a monopod. I guess every tripod has that feature :D Sounds cool so they sell more.


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Feb 07, 2013 20:33 |  #11

I purchased my BRIAN X1.1 from Adorama a few months back for what was then two upcoming projects. Very happy with the legs.


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Apr 09, 2013 17:53 as a reply to  @ 858's post |  #12

Just got my Brian and also very very happy. I now take a tripod instead of leaving it in the car and cursing! It's ever so light, very compact and more stable than my aluminium manfrotto 055 in the right configuration. Being over six foot tall, it's a blessing. Also, with an extra spigot, I get a full height (yes! Even for me!) monopod in the bargain.

Best of all ,the people at 3 legged thing are wonderful to deal with. Their customer service is superb. Highly recommended!


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Apr 10, 2013 22:00 |  #13

I got a Brian for taking with me when I travel or hike instead of my heavy 055xb. It's awesome, super light, very small when folded and quite stable. I changed the AH1 ballhead to a Sunwayfoto for several reasons and its a GREAT travel rig.

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http://camronflanders.​com …-36-ddh-02-panning-clamp/ (external link)

Basically, the controls are way nicer, it added a panning clamp for my nodal rail, and it's lighter, smaller (so the legs collapse further and makes the Brian even more compact), and clamps tighter.


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Apr 11, 2013 06:16 as a reply to  @ camflan's post |  #14

I just recently got a Brian 2 , love this tripod ;)

Best of all ,the people at 3 legged thing are wonderful to deal with. Their customer service is superb. Highly recommended!

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Apr 11, 2013 07:42 |  #15

This is my 3LT "Tony", which came with an AH2 ballhead. The AH2 is supposed to be an improvment over the AH1, including an arca style plate that is compatible with Blackrapid's FastenR T1 connector. This tripod is very light, folds down to 22 inches, and is very stable. It comes with a nice case, too. I love this (three legged) thing.

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