Published on August 14th, 2018 | by Alison Barclay0
Flip Out for Patti
British Tripod Manufacturer and Lucie Technology Award winner, 3 Legged Thing, announces the release of Patti, a new Punks tripod.
3 Legged Thing is excited to announce a brand new addition to its Punks range of tripods. Patti, named after Punk legend Patti Smith, is an incredibly capable general use tripod, and the company’s first full size tripod priced below £100.
Boasting a higher maximum load capacity than is usually found in tripods of this class, Patti is able to support up to 10 kg / 22 lbs of camera equipment. This is due to Patti’s secure flip leg locks. Formed from rugged hard-wearing ABS plastic, the flip locks have a smooth action which secures the legs into position.
Perfect for photographers of multiple genres, and adaptable to a wide variety of situations, Patti is an ideal starter tripod for users of compact, bridge, mirrorless, and lightweight DLSR cameras.
3 Legged Thing CEO & Founder, Danny Lenihan, commented:
“Patti breaks three barriers for 3 Legged Thing – the first tripod we have named for a female rockstar, the first to have a flip-lock mechanism rather than friction locks, and our first tripod to retail for under £100.
“When I first introduced our Punks range to the public, I did so to try and offer the technological advancements available in our Pro range, for a price point that was affordable to the masses. With Patti, we have taken that to a new level and introduced a sub £100 tripod with a 10kg working payload. It’s an exciting time.”
Patti is made from aircraft grade magnesium alloy and features a single-section centre column that is both removable and reversible. The tripod’s three optimal leg angles (23 ̊ 55 ̊ and 80 ̊) give photographers greater versatility, allowing them to undertake shooting as low as 11 cm / 4.25 “ from the ground.
Maintaining its versatility and ease-of-use, Patti ships with a new, simplified ballhead – the AirHed Mini – which features just two controls; the release plate clamp knob, and a combined panning and ballhead tension knob, which allows photographers to make composition and position changes using a single control.
With a single column section and four-section legs, Patti is just 45 cm / 17.7” long when counter-folded yet extends to 1.63 m / 64” making her an ideal tripod to carry for a broad range of photographic uses. Patti also features 3 Legged Thing’s patented Tri-Mount plate, which enables a compact profile when counter-folded, and includes 3 hollowed spurs for the attachment of accessories.
Patti is available in two colours – Punks grey with blue AirHed and accents of copper, and Punks Anarchy matte black with accents of British Racing Green. Patti ships with rubber Bootz which are detachable and can be replaced with 3 Legged Thing’s range of footwear – Heelz, Stilettoz, and Clawz (available separately).
Patti is available to pre-order now ahead of a worldwide release on 15th September. Suggested retail price is £99.99 UK / $119.99 US.
Patti will be on show at Photokina 2018 in Cologne, along with 3 Legged Thing’s range of professional tripods, monopods and accessories. Visit 3 Legged Thing in Hall 2.1 on stand A25/B26.