3 Legged Thing Zelda L-bracket review

The 3 Legged Thing Zelda is a dedicated L-bracket that’s a tailored fit for Nikon’s mainstream Z-system mirrorless cameras

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

Digital Camera World Verdict

Engineered from a single piece of aerospace grade magnesium alloy, the 3 Legged Thing Zelda is a purpose-built L-bracket for Nikon Z 5, Z 6, Z 7, Z 6 II and Z 7 II cameras. As such, it’s designed to be an exact fit without the need to adjust any moving parts. We love that it works so simply but with such precision, giving unrestricted access to all the camera’s ports, tilting rear screen, battery compartment and memory card slot. It delivers rock-solid performance and poised balance for both landscape and portrait orientation shooting with a tripod or monopod, at a very competitive price and in Copper, Metallic Slate Grey and Darkness color options.


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    Solid performance with no flexing

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    Perfect fit for intended bodies

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    Unrestricted access to camera ports


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    Not a universal fit

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    Requires Arca-Swiss compatible mounting

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The 3 Legged Thing Zelda is a very specific bit of kit. As one of the company’s ever-growing range of dedicated L-brackets for specific cameras, this one is designed exclusively for use with Nikon Z 5, Z 6, Z 7, Z 6 II and Z 7 II mirrorless cameras. The tailored fit enables it to be engineered from a single piece of metal, so there are no joints or moving parts. This optimizes ease of use as well as performance, as any joint could be a potential weak spot where flexing might occur. The flip side is that you can’t adjust the Zelda to use with other cameras, as you can with more ‘universal’ L-brackets like the 3 Legged Thing Lexie.

(Image credit: Matthew Richards)
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.