A Perfect Union of Form and Function: 3 Legged Thing Bucky Tripod

Essentials is a series featuring products we’re currently lusting over in quick, bite-sized posts. Today, we’re looking at 3 Legged Thing’s Bucky Tripod.

For photographers that shoot landscapes or long exposures regularly, a reliable tripod is an essential tool in their arsenal. Most photographers only care that a tripod is stable and functions without fail. A tripod is a tripod is a tripod, right? What else is there to be said? With the just-announced 3 Legged Thing Bucky tripod, the British photography accessory maker is trying to elevate a tripod beyond a mere utilitarian device while expanding its functionality. To top it off, they want it to look great too. We had the opportunity to test drive the 3 Legged Thing Bucky Tripod along with the new AirHed Vu ball head before their release today. Both the tripod and ball head are part of 3 Legged Thing’s new Legend line of tripods and accessories. While the Bucky tripod and the AirHed Vu ball head certainly make for an excellent pairing, do the functions follow the form? Let’s find out.

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