3 Legged Thing Taylor 2.0 monopod review

The new 3 Legged Thing Taylor 2.0 monopod has a maximum payload 50 times its own weight. That’s a pretty promising start

3 Legged Thing Taylor 2.0
(Image: © Rod Lawton)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The 3 Legged Thing Taylor 2.0 is a solid-feeling monopod with a terrific maximum height and the option of fitting 3LT’s Docz foot set to make it a free-standing support. The 5-section legs give it a good folded length to height ratio, and the spring-loaded double-size camera/tripod head screw at the top is a neat and handy touch. It would be even better with a tilt head or a ball head option, though.


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    Excellent extended high

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    Rock-solid feel

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    Clever dual-size camera/tripod screw

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    Optional Docz feet


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    No head options

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    Docz articulating ball could lock down tighter

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The 3 Legged Thing Taylor 2.0 is one of Three Legged Thing’s more affordable monopods, launched at the same time as the premium carbon fiber Lance. You can get the Taylor 2.0 on its own, or as a kit with 3LT’s screw-on Docz feet which enable it to stand on its own.

The best monopods can be extremely useful as an extra bit of stabilization for low light or video work, and for taking the weight of heavy telephoto lenses during extended periods of shooting. They take a fraction of the time (and space) to set up needed by a tripod, and they’re easier to carry around – doubling as a walking pole or stabilizing stick on rough ground if necessary.

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Max height158cm
Length folded44.1cm
Leg sections5
Max tube diameter29mm
Max payload30kg (50x its own weight)
MaterialAerospace grade magnesium alloy
ColorsDarkness, Metallic Blue

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at fotovolo.com but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at lifeafterphotoshop.com