3 Legged Thing Punks Corey 2.0 review

The 3 Legged Thing Punks Corey 2.0 is a tough, dependable travel tripod that’s more than the sum of its parts

5 Star Rating
3 Legged Thing Punks Corey 2.0
(Image: © Matthew Richards)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Designed with passion and flair, precision-engineered from aerospace-grade magnesium alloy and immaculately turned out in two color options with either copper or blue accents, the Corey 2.0 is a first-class travel tripod. It folds down small enough to fit inside a photo bag or backpack, yet extends to a generous maximum operating height and packs a host of clever features. You can buy just the legs but the complete kit that includes an Airhed Neo 2.0 ball head is the best option.


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    Beefy 14kg / 30lbs load rating

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    Lightweight but rigid

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    Hugely versatile


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    No D-ring on quick-release plate

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    Cold to the touch in chilly weather

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The 3 Legged Thing Punks Corey 2.0 goes its own way, diverting from the usual choices of aluminum and carbon fiber and instead being built from aerospace-grade magnesium alloy. It’s a good choice, as this type of metal is both very lightweight and extremely strong and rigid. The set of legs can be bought on its own but the complete tripod kit is the most sensible buy, as it includes the companion Airhed Neo 2.0 ball head that’s a perfect, tailored fit and enhances the overall design.

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The Corey 2.0 is the smallest and most travel-friendly of four 'Punks' tripods currently offered by British manufacturer 3 Legged Thing. The Travis 2.0 and Billy 2.0 are a little larger, constructed from magnesium alloy and carbon fiber respectively, while the Brian 2.0 extends to a greater maximum operating height than these two while folding away smaller, thanks to having a larger number of sections in each leg and the center column.

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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

His expertise with equipment doesn’t end there, though. He is also an encyclopedia  when it comes to all manner of cameras, camera holsters and bags, flashguns, tripods and heads, printers, papers and inks, and just about anything imaging-related. 

In an earlier life he was a broadcast engineer at the BBC, as well as a former editor of PC Guide.