3 LEGGED THING PUNKS COREY 2.0
£169/ $199 An immaculate little tripod that’s more than the sum of its cleverly designed 3 Legged parts
Passion, flair and attitude probably aren’t words that you’d normally associate with a tripod. However, they’re a perfect fit for 3 Legged Thing’s ‘Punks’ range of tripods, currently in version 2.0. Corey is the smallest of the gang, and the most travel-friendly. It diverts from the usual choice of aluminium or carbon fibre, instead being made from magnesium alloy, the same stuff of many pro-grade camera bodies and telephoto lenses, so it’s lightweight but super-sturdy.
The tripod folds down to just 36cm but extends to a useful maximum height of 146cm, with a beefy load rating of 14kg. It’s also packed with innovative features. The ‘Tri-mount’ camera platform has three hollowed out spurs for the easy attachment of accessories, and there’s also a threaded connection socket on the side of the spider. The centre column is invertible and removeable, and the ball head can mount directly onto the spider for really low-level shooting. You can unscrew a leg for monopod duty. Plus, the legs are removable and optional Vanz feet turn the Corey into a neat tabletop tripod.
The twist locks work well and the Corey is amazingly rigid and resistant to flexing for a travel tripod. You can buy the legs on their own but the Airhed Neo 2.0 ball head that’s supplied in the complete kit has similarly top-end performance and features a pan-only release and bubble level.
CONSTRUCTION Magnesium ALTERNATIVE WEIGHT 1.78kg alloy MATERIAL MATERIAL None
FOLDED HEIGHT 36cm
MAX, MIN OPERATING HEIGHT 146cm, 18cm
MAX MONOPOD HEIGHT 149cm
HEAD ADJUSTMENTS Lock, pan
BALL HEAD Airhed Neo 2.0 ball head
QUICK-RELEASE PLATE Arca-swiss type LOAD RATING 14kg