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3LeggedThing EQUINOX PRO Instruction Manual

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Category: Camera Accessories
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EQUINOX PRO

3 Legged Thing

®

BUILT TO ENABLE. CREATED TO INSPIRE.

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

 


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Look at the end of 

your box. See that 

little sticker with a 

serial number and a 

barcode? Peel it off 

and put it here for 

safe keeping.

Or don’t.

IMPORTANT

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.

 


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23˚

55˚

80˚

ANATOMY OF A TRIPOD:

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.

 

Tri-Mount Plate

Central Column

Para-Lock (Column)

Collar

Hinge

Leg Catch

Para-Lock (Leg)

Locking Ring

1

2

1

2

3

3

4

4

5

5

6

6

7

7

8

8

Boots / Footwear

9

9

 


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QR3P (Release) Plate

Pano-Clamp*

Pano Lock*

Plate Lock

Casing

Pan Knob (behind head)

Pan Base

Camera Screw

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Ball Control

9

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

ANATOMY OF AN AIRHED

*Not all 3LT AirHeds have the Pano Clamp or Pano Lock. 

There  are  two  clamp  types  -  Pano  &  Switch.  The  pano 
clamp has an orange locking knob (4) for releasing the 
Plate, and a black knob (3) which locks and unlocks the 
panning function.

NEVER undo any of the knobs without holding your camera.

The AirHed Switch is operated by sliding the switch (a) and 
opening the lever (b) by 180 degrees. To lock, pull the lever 
back to it’s original position.

To change the orientation from right to left handed and 
vice versa, move the lever (b) into a 90 degree position. 
Remove the plate and push in points (c) and (d), in doing 
this you will release the switch enabling you to rotate and 
change its orientation.

Prior  to  its  first  use,  the  Switch  Clamp  may  need  to  go 
through an easy setup process. This is because we want 
our  products  to  be  as  cross  compatible  as  they  can  be, 
in this case, being suitable for whatever release plate you 
choose. Simply open the clamp (as previously shown) 
insert your plate of choice in, then close the clamp using 
the switch. Now with the provided Hex Key tighten the 
clamp so your plate is secure.

AirHeds and Release Plates

a

b

c

d

IMPORTANT

The QR3P Release Plate included in all 3 Legged 
Thing Tripod Kits does not have security bolts fitted, 
as bolts are incompatible with the Peak Design 
Capture System. 

It is important that you tighten your release plate 
onto the clamp completely and check, before 
use. We recommend placing the orange knob or 
switch handle, UNDER the lens, where it cannot be 
accidentally released.

We have engineered the security cutouts into 
each of our AirHeds, and an optional QR6 Release 
Plate with security bolts is available to purchase 
separately. The QR6 Plate is not compatible with the 
Peak Design Capture system.

 


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The  Tri-Mount  Plate  comes  with  three  hollow  ends  (a),  for 
connecting your strap or carabiner, six 1/4” threaded holes 
(b)  and  one  3/8”  threaded  hole  in  the  centre.  The  central 
bolt can be removed and has both 1/4” and 3/8” threads.  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 (e), for 
ballast, using the carabiner (d).

a

b

c

d

Basic Functionality

e

 


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a

b

c

d

f

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). 
Line up the three ends as you wish, and then screw up the 
Locking Ring (f) to meet the Tri-Mount Plate, locking it firmly 
in place.

e

Basic Functionality

 


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a

b

The Para-Locks (a) are designed to prevent accidental disassembly of the legs and column, and add additional strength 
to the mechanism and tripod.

If  the  Para-Lock  (a)  seems  locked,  but  the  leg  section  is  not  firmly  locked,  then  the  Para-Lock  is  locked  in  the  open 
position. Rotate the opposite way until locked and check.

To undo, grip the cap (b) and rotate counter-clockwise (if looking down upon cap) until it disengages with the Para-
Lock (a). Then, undo the Para-Lock until it comes free of the thread. You can then pull the leg or column section out for 
routine maintenence or cleaning.

The internal “chicken lips” (c) easily clip on and off the tubing (d), and should be carefully lined up with the internal key 
line when reassembling sections.

d

c

 


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a

b

Both Switch and Pano-clamps 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 (a). Undo 
this with the tools provided. Once removed the 
3/8” female thread (b) will be visible. This can be 
screwed down onto any 3/8” thread.

Additional Clamp Function

b

a

b

c

The monopod leg is denoted by a thin 
orange ring on one of the leg hinges 
and can be unscrewed directly from 
the leg hinge (a). On some models you 
can screw the leg into the bottom of the 
centre  column  to  make  the  monopod, 
without extra parts. For others, at the top 
of the central column is the Tri-mount 
plate and threaded bolt (b) which can 
be  unscrewed  and  removed,  and  then 
screwed directly onto the monopod leg 
(c).

Heads with circular clamps 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.

c

The Monopod Leg

 


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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.

Warranty Information

 


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