3 Legged Thing announces updated Punks Range Tripods

Corey 2.0

U.K.-based tripod maker 3 Legged Thing has upgraded its entry-level Punks range of twist-lock tripods, with improved engineering, increased stability, and a new look. The new tripods are collectively christened Punks 2.0.

Corey, Travis, Billy and Brian are all now have three detachable legs, enabling conversion to monopods or booms, and with the addition of optional Vanz tripod feet can be made into tabletop tripods. Punks 2.0 are available from 3LeggedThing.com and selected retailers, at the following prices: Corey 2.0 and Travis 2.0 £199.99 / US $239.99 and Billy 2.0 and Brian 2.0 £299.99 / US $349.99

“I’m excited to see our hugely-popular Punks tripods getting a refresh with new features and improved engineering,” said Stuart Boston, 3LT’s Chief Operations Officer. “It’s particularly exciting that our entire catalogue of twist lock tripods will now have 3 detachable legs, which gives them a level of versatility above many of their peers. I’m sure photographers will love working with them out and about, working at home or in the studio.”

Each of the Punks 2.0 tripods has a refreshed look with chunkier leg locks lowering the center of gravity, resulting in greater stability. The leg locks have a new external design combining rubber pads and knurling.

Internally, Punks 2.0 tripods now have the same anti-rotation shims found in 3LT’s Pro Range 2.0 and Legends tripods. The tripod canopies all now include an integrated 1⁄4”-20 thread. Like their predecessors, Punks 2.0 have a screw-in D-Ring in the base of the center column that can be used to hang a weight or bag from the column giving users extra stability if needed.

Corey and Travis 2.0’s legs and column are formed from aerospace-grade magnesium alloy, whilst the legs and column of Billy and Brian 2.0 are made from eight layers of 100% pure carbon fiber.

Corey 2.0 is an ultra-compact travel tripod, while travel photographers who need to reach greater heights should opt for the Brian 2.0 carbon fiber travel tripod. Travis 2.0 is a general-use tripod. With the same structure as Travis, Billy is lighter thanks to its carbon fibre construction.

All four tripods are available in two refreshed color patterns – Blue with blue ball head and blue accents, and Black with black ball head and copper accents.

3 Legged Thing has created a stylish protective bag for the Punks 2.0 tripods. The new, padded, clamshell-style carry bags feature a detachable, extendable carry strap, and an external pocket that’s ideal for accessories including 3LT’s alternative tripod feet (sold separately). The bag also has a built-in carabiner that allows the bag to be attached to the tripod D-ring to add extra weight.