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3 Legged Thing X4 Eric Evolution 2 Carbon Fibre Tripod

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The X4 Evolution 2 Eric Tripod , with its detachable Monopod, and a double section removable and reversible central column, is the most versatile carbon fibre tripod from 3 Legged Things. Folding to a compact 500mm its 4 leg sections and double section centre column extend its reach from 135mm to 2.10 metres. The X4 Evolution 2 Eric is the most stable 26mm tripod system 3 Legged Things produce. The included precision engineered AirHed 1 Ball head is feature heavy, operating with a pan locking dial and a dual control knob, effortlessly giving one handed operational capability and a smooth drag-clutch system.

3 Legged Thing X4 Eric Evolution 2 Carbon Fibre Tripod

The X4 Eric features a unique double section ten-core carbon fiber centre column, which provides functionality beyond the scope of ordinary tripods:

1: It enables extension of the tripod to the maximum height of 2.1m (7ft) which is perfect for using with off camera flash, as the added height gives the user greater versatility.

2: When the extended column is use with the legs retracted in position 2 (55 degrees), this is known as tri-mono mode. Tri-mono mode enables photographers shooting with larger lenses to stabilise their equipment, without having to hold it up, which further enables them to go to a second camera without having to put the main set up down on the floor.

3: When used with the column inverted, and the legs in position 2, fully extended, the user is able to lower your camera to the floor for macro photography, whilst retaining a large working area underneath the legs. The mounting point at each end of the column further allows for the user to add a laptop platform or iPad bracket, so that they may shoot tethered, which negates the difficulty of working with an inverted screen.

Because of the added sections, stability is reduced through the tripod when fully extended. This is why we have designed Eric so that you can completely remove the column, and mount the head or even your camera directly to the main tripod furniture, gaining back the rigidity required for longer exposures. this enables you to use Eric at just 135mm, when the legs are fully retracted in position 3 (80 degrees), giving Eric a dynamic range second only to our travel tripod, Brian. Eric does have one big advantage though - with four less carbon sections than Brian, Eric is our most rigid and stable 26mm tripod (excluding our compact system tripods).

The design of the Eric is such that the tripod, when folded, is just 500mm long. The D rings on the bag allow for the bag to be connected to another bag or trolley for easy transportation.


  • X4 Eric 2nd Gen, Evolution 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod System
  • Built in detachable Monopod
  • Zip-off Leg Muff
  • Rapid Reversible/Removable Triple Section Centre Column
  • Spring Ballast Hook
  • 100mm Magnesium Alloy Extension Tube (26mm diameter)
  • 3LT Tripod Bag with D rings and tool/memory card/film Pocket
  • Carry Strap
  • Tools

What's new on the Evolution 2 Tripods?

Since the launch of our 2nd Generation we have listened to your feedback and redesigned many of the critical components to give you a safer, lighter, stronger and more functional tripod system. The new upgrades include:

1: Purer 8 core Stealth Carbon Fiber ™ legs, and unique 10 core Columns - Smoother operation, more lateral and torsional strength.
2: Re-engineered leg mechanisms, for greater stability, smoother and easier use.
3: New Evo 2 Friction Locks with safety double break-point and easy-grip rubbers.
4: Retoned bronze anodizing and triple machined magnesium alloy parts for better camouflage and smoother finish.


Primary material Carbon Fibre
Weight (g) 1671
Max load (g) 8000
Min height (cm) 13.5
Max height (cm) 210.0
Closed length (cm) 50.0
Leg sections 4
Horizontal centre column No
Range Eric

Manufacturer 3 Legged Thing
Primary Material Carbon Fibre
Colour Black

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