3 Legged Thing launches the affordable Patti tripod

British manufacturer 3 Legged Thing today launched a new affordable today. Despite an entry-level price point of $120, the company says its new Patti offers the same quality and versatility as the more expensive models in its Punks range.

A maximum payload of 10kg (22lbs) should be more than enough for most smaller DSLRs and mirrorless setups, and its ABS plastic flip leg locks instead of the more expensive models' twist lock systems help keep the price down. The legs are made from aircraft grade magnesium.

The Patti features a removable and reversible single section center column, allowing for low angled shots and a minimum shooting height of 11cm (4.3"). Packed down the new model measures 45cm (17.7") and extends to a maximum height of 1.63m (64") when unfolded and set up.

The tripod is supplied with the company's AirHead Mini head, a simplified version of its AirHead ball head variant. The latter comes with controls for the Arca Swiss style release plate as well as the ball head and panoramic rotation.

The Patti is available to pre-order from today and will be released September 15th. More information is available on the 3 Legged Thing website.