3 Legged Thing, the award-winning British tripod maker known for its technologically advanced camera support systems, has launched the newest tripod in its Pro Range, the Charles 2.0. The launch comes as a response to requests for a more cost-conscious professional tripod, 3 Legged Thing has created an incredibly stable 3-section tripod formed from aerospace-grade magnesium alloy.
The Charles 2.0 is based on the same design as 3LT’s best-selling carbon-fibre Pro Range tripod Winston 2.0, but with a lower price point. The alloy construction of Charles 2.0 offers users the same impressive load capability and versatility as Winston, but with added stability in windy conditions due to the heavier construction.
“Winston 2.0 has been one of our best-selling tripods since its release. Despite its popularity, we know there’s demand for a more affordable option,” said Stuart Boston, Chief Operations Officer of 3 Legged Thing. “As a result, we’re happy to announce Winston’s aluminium sibling, Charles 2.0. It meets that lower price point and still offers epic stability and the amazing ‘one tripod, many uses’ feature set we’re known for.”
With a maximum height of almost 2 meters and a minimum height of 23 cm, Charles 2.0 will enable photographers to compose images from various perspectives thanks to its modular functionality. Like each tripod in 3LT’s Pro Range, Charles 2.0 has three detachable legs. Users can use the legs as boom arms, join them to the centre column to create a monopod or replace them with Vanz tripod footwear to create a tabletop tripod. Charles 2.0 features three independently adjustable leg angles and a removable/reversible centre column that offers users dozens of different configurations in a single tripod system.
The new tripod is available in 3LT’s beautiful matte black colourway, Darkness. It is available as a kit with the AirHed Pro tripod ball head or as tripod legs only. A premium quality protective clamshell-style carry bag with a handle and detachable, adjustable shoulder strap is supplied with the tripod. The bag has a handy external pocket for small accessories, including alternative tripod feet.
3LT’s Pro Range products are all named after inspirational figures, and they named Charles for naturalist and biologist Charles Darwin. It joins travel tripods Leo 2.0 (Leonardo da Vinci) and Albert 2.0 (Albert Einstein), landscape and studio tripod Winston 2.0 (Winston Churchill), and travel-friendly monopod Alan 2.0 (Alan Turing) to expand the range.
The Charles 2.0 is available starting today from 3LeggedThing.com and from all good camera retailers. You can find Charles 2.0 at the nearest stockist here: 3leggedthing.com/where-to-buy.
3 Legged Thing has suggested retail prices of £249.99 / US$299.99 for the CHARLES2.0 legs only and £319.99 / US$399.99 for the CHARLESKIT2.0, which includes the AirHed Pro.
If you’re looking for a cost-conscious professional tripod that offers stability and versatility, the 3 Legged Thing Charles 2.0 might be the perfect fit for you. Its modular functionality and ability to adapt to various shooting situations make it a valuable addition to any photographer’s kit. Check it out at your nearest camera retailer or visit 3leggedthing.com/where-to-buy to order online.