3 Legged Thing B01MFE0P9D Punks Corey Magnesium Alloy Ultra-Compact Travel Tripod
DO NOT USE YOUR TRIPOD UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS. NO WARRANTY CLAIM WILL BE ENTERED INTO FOR THE MISUSE OR INCORRECT USE OF THESE PRODUCTS.
All Punks 2.0 tripods have 3 detachable legs. Your tripod has orange rings around the top of each leg, this is so you see the legs are detachable.
ANATOMY OF A TRIPOD
- Tri-Mount Plate
- Central Column
- Friction Lock (column)
- Leg Catch
- Twist Lock / Flip Lock (leg)
- Accessory Attachment Point
- Boots / Footwear
OPTIMUM LEG ANGLES
We offer the three leg angles that we consider to be optimum for using a tripod. They are 23˚, 55˚ & 80˚. Each angle has its own merits.
ANATOMY OF AN AIRHED
All Punks 2.0 Tripods ship with the AirHed Neo 2.0. The clamp has an orange locking knob (2) for releasing the Plate and a black knob (6) which locks and unlocks the ball movement. The panning knob (on the rear of the head) locks and unlocks the pan base.
NEVER undo any of the knobs without holding your camera.
All 3 Legged Thing Punks 2.0 Tripod Kits include a quick release plate along with the AirHed Neo 2.0. Before using the tripod, please check your release plate. It is important that you tighten your release plate onto the clamp completely and check, before use. We recommend placing the orange knob UNDER the lens, where it cannot be accidentally released. We have engineered security cutouts into each of our AirHeds, and optional QR4 and QR7 Released. Plates with security bolts are available to purchase separately.
The Tri-Mount Plate comes with three hollow ends (a), for connecting your strap, carabiner, or other compatible devices. The central bolt can be removed and reversed, as it has both 1/4” and 3/8” threads (b).
In the base of the centre column is a D-Ring (c), which is used to connect either your strap, for carrying, or the bag for ballast, using the carabiner (d). We recommended storing your Toolz on the Tri-Mount plate when not in use.
To remove the centre column, unscrew the D-Ring (a), and the collar (b). You can then pull out the column (c), and completely remove the collar (b). Your Tri-Mount Plate (d) should be unscrewed from the other end of the column, and then carefully screwed directly to the canopy (e).
Legs, catches & locks
In order to change the leg angle or to stow away your tripod you will need to pull down on the leg catch (a) maneuver the leg into the desired position and then release the catch.
To open and extend the tripod legs simply grip the leg locks (b) in your hand quarter turn, loosening the legs allowing you to select a desired height. Once the required height has been obtained, lock the legs in place by rotating back to the original position, which will fully engage the leg lock. The friction locks do not require to be undone further than a half turn, unless you intend to completely disassemble the legs for cleaning.
It is advised that you wash your tripod after using it in saltwater, sand, dirt, or mud and this can be done by undoing each leg. Take each individual leg lock and unscrew until completely undone, and and gently pull the tubing (a) out, allowing you to clean the threads of the legs. Be careful not to lose the Chicken Lips (shims) (b ). Once cleaned, dry all the parts with a clean cloth. Do not leave them to air dry. Then ensure that the Chicken Lips (shims) are in place lining up with the hole (c) and then carefully insert the leg, lining up the internal key lines with the gaps in the Chicken Lips and tighten the leg lock in place. Never use WD40 on your tripod as it can be a solvent. Always use silicone grease.
The Detachable Legs
All three legs can be unscrewed directly from the leg hinge (a). You can screw one of the legs into the bottom of the detached centre column to make the monopod, without extra parts. Alternatively, you can screw your AirHed directly onto the detached leg for a shorter monopod. The clamp on the AirHed can be detached from the ball head and mounted directly to the Tri-mount (d). This is particularly useful as a quick release mechanism for the monopod leg.
Additional Clamp Function
The Neo 2.0 Clamp can be detached from the ball head and mounted directly to the tripod canopy. This is particularly useful as a quick-release mechanism for the monopod leg. In the centre of the clamp is a hex screw. Undo this with the tools provided. Once removed the 3/8” female thread (a) will be visible. This can be screwed down onto any 3/8” thread.
Your 3LT product comes with a 5 Year Global Warranty. On the box you will find a sticker with a unique barcode and serial number. Use this serial number to register your products at www.3leggedthing.com/register. Details of your warranty can be found at www.3leggedthing.com. Your warranty covers 3 Legged Thing products only. If you have a question or suspect you have a fault, contact us first at www.3leggedthing.com/support
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