+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Marturo's Avatar

    Airhed Ball mount

    Hello everyone, I am building my next Tripod & was reading with interest about the airhed ball mount.

    Has anyone used this companies offerings for there tripod or Monopod?

    I like the Manfrotto 190 tripod leg set, however I am concerned that the wonder
    center shaft working in Vertical & Horizontal can cause unsteady use as it
    is extended. Don't worry about the tripod I just want to find the right ball head
    mount I will study on the legs later.


    So what do you think about your airhed ball mount & or the airhed tripod systems.
    https://www.3leggedthing.com/airheds#ahvu--section1

    Thank You all for your kind help.

    Mike


    › See More: Airhed Ball mount



  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Hobbit's Avatar

    Re: Airhed Ball mount

    there very new and latest release from 3LT, i have a monopod and love it
    Sanity in an Insane world is Insane

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Marturo's Avatar

    Re: Airhed Ball mount

    Hi Hobbit
    How does a ball head work out with a MP I have the pan & tilt heads on my MPs.
    I am looking for my first light weight TP with a Ball head mount, the only ball head I
    have now. My Aluminum 21 pound tripod has a ball head made of steel & used
    to take photos in the Colorado river. Not by me supposedly a Nat-Geo photographer
    it has a tiny ball-head that has a mount made for a Kodak Brownie camera. No kidding.

    So this is my first modern LW tripod with a modern Ball head, I like the idea with the freedom
    of movement a ball head gives us. Since I really love to shoot Wild & Garden flowers & plants
    in close up I need or want a tripod that allows me to shoot close up odd angles.

    I know about the 3 choices we have when choosing a perfect TP & how only 2 really work
    that's why I'm not looking for the perfect tri pod for a great price, only the other two.


    Mike

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Hobbit's Avatar

    Re: Airhed Ball mount

    Quote Originally Posted by Marturo View Post
    Hi Hobbit
    How does a ball head work out with a MP I have the pan & tilt heads on my MPs.
    I am looking for my first light weight TP with a Ball head mount, the only ball head I
    have now. My Aluminum 21 pound tripod has a ball head made of steel & used
    to take photos in the Colorado river. Not by me supposedly a Nat-Geo photographer
    it has a tiny ball-head that has a mount made for a Kodak Brownie camera. No kidding.

    So this is my first modern LW tripod with a modern Ball head, I like the idea with the freedom
    of movement a ball head gives us. Since I really love to shoot Wild & Garden flowers & plants
    in close up I need or want a tripod that allows me to shoot close up odd angles.

    I know about the 3 choices we have when choosing a perfect TP & how only 2 really work
    that's why I'm not looking for the perfect tri pod for a great price, only the other two.


    Mike
    my tripod and head are made by a company called Red Snapper in the UK was cheap and the quality out weights its price , if i said i use a carbon Gimbal on my mono pod for wildlife when using my 150-600mm.
    i thought my Red Snapper was built well but the 3LT mono pod is rock solid and i mean rock solid. using it with a ball head is great but if you doing close ups you need a tripod that you can invert the centre column on and i think all but one of their tripods (patti i dont think does) will invert. the air head just allows you to see how the ball head works IMO bit gimmicky.
    Sanity in an Insane world is Insane

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Hobbit's Avatar

    Re: Airhed Ball mount

    Airhed Ball mount
    ignoring the fact there is a 5'5" hobbit in the pic which is me , thats my Sigma 150-600C, D500 with the gimbal on the 3LT monopod , the monopod has a foot spreader for extra stability
    Airhed Ball mount-mono.jpg
    Sanity in an Insane world is Insane

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Marturo's Avatar

    Re: Airhed Ball mount

    That's a very nice rig Hobbit, looks steady & light weight.
    I like Monopod, have used them for many Classic Car shows over the years.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    BF Hammer's Avatar

    Re: Airhed Ball mount

    I bought a 3LT "Punks" tripod last year. It has a form of that airhead ball-head, without the "visible" feature and a pan adjust. The tripod is nice. It is a 4-segment carbon fiber leg design. It is light and steady for it's weight. I don't think I will choose it for my Sigma 150-600mm lens, but everything else I have is fair game to use on it. I use a heavier tripod and ball-head for the big lens. The airhead is Arca-Swiss compatible and works with my L-brackets. The knob does not have a limiter adjust, so you can twist the knob and fully loosen the ball to make the camera flop if not mindful about that. My Sirui K-40 head has the limiter and it is normally set to leave some resistance when unscrewed so the rig won't be prone to flop. Try to get a sale price on the 3LT as I think they are normally overpriced for what they are. Of course I say the same for Peak Design, but I still use their anchor-link system.

    There is a removable monopod conversion feature, but I will never use it.I have a Vanguard monopod already that is better and does not require the teardown of the tripod. And I use a tilt-only head on my monopod.





Quick Reply Quick Reply

If you are already a member, please login above before posting.

Similar Threads

Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •