The Eclipse Winston Carbon Fibre Tripod with AirHed 360 Ball Head from 3 Legged Thing is an updated variant of the original Winston tripod kit. Identical in nearly every way, the Eclipse series only differs from the Equinox through the use of Gunmetal Gray colored fittings instead of the classic blue and bronze.
The Eclipse Winston kit features three leg sections that can extend to a maximum height of 76.9″ and also go as low as 10.6″. At the 23° angle leg spread, which is considered a normal stance, the tripod can support a maximum of 88.2 lb. (The legs have two additional wider stances, and these will support less weight.) The twist locks’ Para-lock feature works by restricting the opening movement of the friction lock, preventing you from accidentally unscrewing the lock until the leg section detaches.
Fold the legs 180° in reverse to make the tripod more compact for travel and storage. The ball head offers separate ball and pan locks, as well as a lock for the plate. An Arca-type compatible quick release plate with a 1/4″-20 camera screw is included with the head.
All 3 Legged Thing tripods have a detachable leg with standard 3/8″-16 threads at both ends. The Tri-mount plate and threaded bolt can be unscrewed and removed from the top of the center column, then screwed directly onto the leg. The detachable leg can be used as a monopod, microphone boom, or selfie stick.
- 3-Position Leg-Angle Stops
- The legs spread to three angles of 23°, 55°, and 80°
- Para-Lock Leg Locking System
- Para-locks work by restricting the opening movement of the friction lock, preventing you from accidentally unscrewing the lock until the leg section detaches.
- Reversible Folding Legs
- Fold legs 180° in reverse for compactness and storage.
- Arca-Type Ball Head
- Ball head offers separate ball and pan locks and includes Arca-type compatible quick release plate.
3 Legged Thing’s Winston is our most stable tripod yet. Resolute and steadfast under the most demanding of circumstances and built to carry heavy burdens to the end. Winston lives up to his namesake as a rugged, stable and determined contributor. Powerful, light and easy to transport, Winston is a benchmark in tripod technology.
Winston is meticulously crafted from 3LT’s own 100% Pure Stealth Carbon Fibre. 8 layers of tightly woven carbon, uniquely constructed without gimmicks or patterns for optimum weight to strength ratio. Furnishings precision milled from aircraft-grade Magnesium Alloy.
Winston’s unique, modular design enables this incredible tripod to extend from almost floor level to well over 2m, giving Winston the versatility to work in any number of situations.
3 Legged Thing’s unique parallel locking system prevents accidental disassembly, and provides further stability and better grip. It also makes maintenance and general upkeep simple.
1.75kg / 3.86lbs Minimum Height 170mm / 6.75″ Maximum Height 1850mm / 73″ Folded Length 600mm / 24″ Load Capacity 23° – 40kg / 88lb 55° – 25kg / 55lb 80° – 15kg / 33lb Leg Tubing Diameter 29mm / 1.14″ Leg Sections 3 sections – (29, 26, & 23mm) Leg Angles 23°, 55° & 80° Column Sections 1 section – (26mm) Leg Locking System ParaLock
3 Legged Thing’s Winston is our most stable tripod yet. Resolute and steadfast under the most demanding of circumstances and built to carry heavy burdens to the end. Winston lives up to his namesake as a rugged, stable and determined contributor.
3 Legged Thing’s unique, modular technology, enables users to utilise infinite configurations. The possibilities are extraordinary. As with all 3 Legged Thing tripods, it has a detachable leg, with standard 3/8″ threads at both ends. This enables use as a monopod, or a microphone boom, selfie stick, camera boom arm and many other functions.
Weight: 1.75kg. Min height: 17cm. Max height: 185cm. Folded length: 60cm. Load capacity: 40kg at 23 degrees.