3 Legged Thing Winston 2.0 review

The Winston 2.0 is a compact and lightweight carbon fiber tripod kit that's also rock-solid with towering height

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

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Winston 2.0 takes its design philosophy and styling cues from space-saving travel tripods, and proves that you actually can fit a quart into a pint pot. For a full-sized tripod (and then some), it’s congenially compact and lightweight to carry around, yet reaches epic maximum operating heights, in both tripod and monopod configurations. For the lowdown, the centre-column is easily removed and you can attach the similarly lightweight yet solid AirHed Pro ball head direct to the legs. At every height in between, the tripod works with elegant simplicity and total dependability, while optional extras add to its already excellent versatility.


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    Clever design, superb build

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    Compact and light but TALL

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    Quick, easy, versatile


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    Less compact than the Leo 2.0

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    No D-ring camera plate screw

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Winston 2.0 is the largest tripod in 3 Legged Thing’s updated Pro 2.0 range. Even so, it folds down to a travel-friendly 61.2cm / 24 inches, thanks to swing-up legs so that the feet encompass the head for stowing in its immaculately tailored, well-padded carrying case. 

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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.