3 Legged Thing AirHed Pro review

Slim, light and incredibly strong, 3 Legged Thing’s AirHed Pro has plenty to offer

3 Legged Thing AirHed Pro review
(Image: © Angela Nicholson/Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

3 Legged Thing’s high-quality manufacturing comes to the fore with this excellent tripod head. The ball has a silky-smooth movement and the large tension/lock knob gives you the control you need along with the ability to lock your camera and lens tight to deliver the composition you want.


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    Impressive load capacity

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    Chunky lock knob

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    Smooth action


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    Coin or tool (supplied) required to attach the release plate

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    Some may wish for a separate friction control

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    No safety catch

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Dating from 2010, UK-based 3 Legged Thing is a comparative new-comer to the tripod and tripod head market but it has developed a strong reputation for well-thought and precision-made products. 

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Angela Nicholson

Angela has been testing camera gear from all the major manufacturers since January 2004 and has been Amateur Photographer’s Technical Editor and Head of Testing for Future Publishing’s photography portfolio (Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-PhotoPractical PhotoshopPhotography Week and Professional Photography magazines, as well as the Digital Camera World and TechRadar websites). She is the founder of SheClicks - a community group that encourages and supports female photographers.