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Press Releases 3 Legged Thing Leo wins Lucie Technical Awards Tripod of the Year

Published on October 31st, 2017 | by Alison Barclay


3 Legged Thing Leo Wins at 2017 Lucie Technical Awards

3 Legged Thing’s professional micro-travel tripod, Leo with AirHed Switch, takes top accolade in prestigious Lucie Technical Awards ceremony, hosted in New York City.

3 Legged Thing’s Equinox Leo with AirHed Switch, a micro-travel tripod that has unique modular functionality for conversion to video rigs and monopod, and holds a huge 30kg / 66lb was named Best Tripod 2017 at the prestigious Lucie Technical Awards, hosted in New York City on 25th October 2017.

The Lucie Technical Awards honours companies and individuals who have innovated, inspired and advanced the photography industry in a given year.

“It’s been an incredible ride, these last couple of years. We’ve worked so hard as a company to be better in every way, innovating, and pushing the boundaries of function and design. To be recognised for this hard work is a tremendous honour, and a wonderful moment for me, both personally and professionally.” said 3 Legged Thing’s Founder & CEO, Danny Lenihan. “I designed Leo to really challenge the fabric of conventional thinking in tripod design, creating a product that could be more versatile than any other tripod in its class. That we achieved this, and won this prestigious award, as a small, British, camera support solution company headquartered in a Chicken Shed on a farm in Bedfordshire, against the might of the biggest and most respected tripod companies in the world, is just incredible. It’s very humbling.”

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3 Legged Thing Equinox Leo travel tripod system

The Equinox Leo (also available in Eclipse colouring) is 3 Legged Thing’s flagship professional travel tripod. The smallest in the range, Leo folds up to just 34cm / 13.5″ for stowage – the ideal companion for travelling photographers that require compactness without loss of stability or rigidity.

Features include:

  • Detachable Monopod Leg / Microphone Boom
  • 3 Legged Thing’s patented Parallel Locking System
  • 3 Legged Thing’s patented Tri-Mount Plate
  • AirHed Switch with detachable Lever Clamp
  • Removable & reversible centre column
  • Low level shooting of just 12cm / 4.75”
  • Multiple footwear options
  • Load to weight ratio of 21:1
  • Modular system configurable for multiple uses

Leo is constructed from milled, Aircraft Grade Magnesium Alloy and 100% Pure Pre-Preg Carbon Fibre.

Lucie Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organisation whose three-tiered mission is to honour master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent, and promote the appreciation of photography, worldwide. Lucie Foundation presents a variety of programs throughout the year, including its signature program, The Lucie Awards

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