3 Legged Thing debuts innovative tripod levelling systems

3 Legged Thing Half Bowl
(Image credit: 3 Legged Thing)

Following staggering growth, 3 Legged Thing has announced a new Levelling Base that is compatible with all its tripods, and those of other brands, that feature a ⅜”-16 mounting options. Alongside it is a 75mm Half Bowl that is suited to its own Nicky and Tommy tripods, and is cross-compatible with all 75mm bowl mount video tripods. Both new additions are perfect for any photo or video application.

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The 3LT Levelling Base is made from aerospace-grade magnesium alloy that has been anodized, making it a lightweight and fetching-looking mount. It offers two mounting options – one with a standard ¼”-20 thread, enabling users to mount  cameras directly to the Levelling Base or the larger ⅜” 16 adapter, which allows for greater versatility.

Equipped with a ratchet locking mechanism, you are able to slide the base to achieve a level horizon without moving your tripod legs – which can be very handy if you are taking a landscape shot, and you're not able to find a flat surface. In addition, to assist you with achieving the perfect level horizon, there is a spirit level built in the top of the base.

The 75mm Half Bowl is also made from the same fancy aerospace-grade magnesium, enabling you to save some weight. It features a standard ⅜”-16 thread on top and for extra security, support screws tighten up to give an extra strong connection between the bowl and head.

A handy feature is the knurled hook attached to the stem, which can be used to add additional weight – something that might be needed in windy conditions. However, its most impressive feature is that this can be removed to reveal an additional female ⅜”-16, making this a great option for additional accessories if you are a one-person film crew.

The Levelling Base and Half Bowl are now available for pre-order at retailers, with stock shipping in the week commencing 13 December 2021. The Levelling Base’s suggested retail price is $159.99 / £129.99 (approximately AU$226.66), while the 75mm Half Bowl will retail for $179.99 / £149.99 (AU$254.99).

Pre-order the 3 Legged Thing Levelling Base from B&H (US)
Pre-order the 3 Legged Thing 75mm Half Bowl from B&H (US)

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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specialising in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound and many more for various advertising campaigns, books and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected in to BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in medium and large format photography with products by Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa and Sinar and has used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI and everything in between. His work covers the genres of Equestrian, Landscape, Abstract or Nature and combines nearly two decades of experience to offer exclusive limited-edition prints to the international stage from his film & digital photography.