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High-Performance Tripod System

The 3-Legged Thing Legends Mike Carbon Fibre Tripod with AirHed Cine-V Fluid Head System is a top-of-the-line tripod system. It includes the Mike carbon fibre tripod legs and AirHed Cine-V fluid head, which features a Manfrotto 501-style compatible sliding baseplate. The flat base head has fixed pan and tilt drag and sits atop the tripod legs with a levelling base that has integrated fluid drag adjustments. This system has a height range of 23.08 to 156.97 cm and can support up to 9.97 kg of camera and camera rig.

This combination allows you to quickly compensate for uneven surfaces using the tripod legs' levelling base. The system features two bubble levels, and the flat base of the AirHed allows the fluid head to sit lower than if it were a bowl base fluid head when mounted on other platforms such as sliders and car mounts. The Mike tripod legs feature eight-layer carbon fibre construction, and each leg can detach from the levelling base for use as a monopod or boom arm. Optional accessories allow you to turn the levelling base into a hi-hat to get remarkably low-angled shots with the AirHed Cine.

3 Legged Thing Mike Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs with Quick Leveling Base (Metallic Slate Grey)

The metallic slate grey 3-Legged Thing Mike Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs with Quick Leveling Base is part of the Legends range and is for flat-base tripod heads with either a 1/4"-20 or 3/8"-16 threaded mounting hole. It is a carbon fibre levelling-base tripod, with friction control on the underside to finely adjust the position of the levelling base. The 3-section removable legs have a height range of 13.46 to 147.57 cm and are made from eight layers of carbon fibre and feature twist-lock leg locks with an improved shim system for greater strength.

The Rapid-Latch Angle adjustment system allows you to quickly set the angle of each leg independently, even when wearing gloves. All three legs are detachable, allowing you to use the quick levelling system, with optional accessories, as the base for a high hat for low-angle shots, or for working on a tabletop setup. Each detached leg can be used as a monopod or as a boom arm.

Detachable Legs

With three detachable legs, the Mike tripod can be converted to a tabletop tripod by using optional 3LT footwear, and the legs can be used as monopods or boom arms.

Levelling Base with Friction Adjustment

The levelling base incorporates a bubble level and allows you to quickly level your head on the tripod, even when working on uneven terrain. A D-ring on the bottom of the base enables attaching a weight to the legs for increased stability and also allows you to adjust the friction on the levelling base.


The Rapid-Latch angle adjustment system was designed to be easy to use, even for those with impairments or those wearing thick gloves.

Leg Locks

The twist-lock leg locks feature 3 Legged Thing's O-Pads, which provide improved grip, torque, and water dispersal.

Replaceable Feet

Detachable rubber "Bootz" can be replaced with a variety of foot accessories for maximum stability on any terrain.

3 Legged Thing AirHed Cine-V with Manfrotto 501-Type Video Plate

The compact, yet robust, 3 Legged Thing AirHed Cine-V with Manfrotto 501-Type Video Plate weighs less than 0.56 kg and can support cameras and rigs weighing up to 9.97 kg. The head has a fixed fluid drag system and fixed counterbalance, with 165° of tilt and 360° of pan rotation for smooth camera moves. There are separate pan and tilt lock levers for locked-off shots, and the pan axis is indexed for repeatability.

The included plate features a locating pin and both 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 camera tie-down screws4.68. The AirHed Cine-V accepts Manfrotto 501-type quick-release plates, making it easy to find spares or replacements. The integrated bubble levels aid in setting up level horizons. The adjustable pan handle can be mounted onto either side of the video head using the built-in ARRI-compatible rosettes. The AirHed Cine-V can be mounted on ball adapters, tripods, and other camera supports via the 3/8"-16 threaded female receiver on the magnesium alloy flat base.

  • The AirHed Cine-V features a fixed fluid pan and tilt drag, as well as a fixed counterbalance to help support your camera. It enables smooth cinematic camera moves with cameras and rigs weighing up to 9.97 kg.
  • The head's mounting base and camera platform each incorporate a bubble level for confirming that the head is level while shooting. Building a bubble level into the top of the head, the camera platform enables you to confirm that the tilt angle has levelled the camera on the head.
  • The pan axis is indexed with markings from 0 to 180 on each side of the base.
  • The AirHed Cine-V's Manfrotto 501-type mounting plate is made from anodized magnesium alloy and includes movable stainless steel locating pin and tie-down screws, The top of the plate features rubberized pads to keep your camera from twisting on the plate.
  • The sliding balance plate features a sliding range of 11.88 cm.
  • A 1/4"-20 accessory mounting hole on the side of the head is useful for attaching monitor arms or French Flags.
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Manufacturer Warranty

This product comes with a

12month Australian warranty

from 3 Legged Thing Australia

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