3 Legged Thing Charles 2.0 Darkness Magnesium Alloy Tripod with AirHed Pro Ball Head (Matte Black)

$ 399.99

The Charles 2.0 Darkness Magnesium Alloy Tripod with AirHed Pro Ball Head from 3 Legged Thing is an incredibly stable tripod that's ideal for landscape, astrophotography, studio work, and more. It is quick and easy to set up with 3-section legs and a single section center column. Its aerospace-grade magnesium alloy construction makes it lightweight and durable, and it boasts an impressive 18:1 load to weight ratio. It has a robust 88-pound load capacity and a maximum height of 76.4" yet weighs only 5.38 pounds and reverse-folds to a compact 24".

Modular and versatile, the Charles 2.0 offers many different configurations all from a single tripod. Its 3 detachable legs enable conversion to monopod or tabletop tripod. Three individually adjustable leg angles allow use on uneven terrain, and the removable / reversible center column means that photographers can shoot from above or right down at ground level. It is easy to take apart for maintenance and cleaning, and the unique parallel leg lock and cap design prevents accidental disassembly. The patented Tri-mount plate includes a double-ended mounting bolt with 3/8"-16 and 1/4"-20 threads, plus multiple mounting points, making it easy to mount a variety of tripod heads or other accessories.

The included AirHed Pro ball head can be quickly swiveled, angled, fully tilted, or returned to its upright position. Under the primary locking knob is a panoramic base with locking knob, which allows the head to rotate 360°. The included QR-Octa quick release plate can be attached to the integrated clamp at the top of the head by tightening or loosening the clamp's knurled, locking knob. The plate has dual retaining screws are included on the underside of the plate to prevent the plate from accidentally sliding off the ball head when the clamp is opened.

  • AirHed Pro ball head with QR-Octa quick release plate Removable center column for close to ground-level shooting
  • Aerospace-grade magnesium alloy construction
  • 3 detachable legs enable conversion to monopod, boom arm, or tabletop tripod
  • Individually adjustable leg angles: 23-, 55-, and 80°
  • Load to weight ratio of 18:1
  • Unique parallel leg locks with cap to prevent accidental disassembly
  • Patented Tri-mount plate with multiple mounting points

Box Contains

    3 Legged Thing Charles 2.0 Darkness Magnesium Alloy Tripod with AirHed Pro Ball Head (Matte Black)
  • 3 Legged Thing AirHed Pro Ball Head (Matte Black)
  • 3 Legged Thing Toolz Multi-Tool (Black)
  • Microfiber Tripod Head Bag
  • Clamshell Carrying Case with Shoulder Strap

Returns Policy

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

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Easy 30 Day Return Policy

If you are dissatisfied with your purchase for any reason, you may return it to Kellards within 30 days of the purchase date, subject to the conditions and exclusions below.

You may initiate a return or exchange by requesting an RMA at sales@kellards.com.

Securely affix your return label to the outside of the shipping package. Return shipping fees are the responsibility of the customer. We recommend you ship via insured ground service with a tracking number. We cannot be responsible for lost packages.

Return Address

Kellards Return
3237 Greenpoint Ave.
Long Island City NY 11101

Eligibility Conditions

Please read conditions below. If all conditions are not met, Kellards reserves the right to refuse the return or to charge a minimum 15% restocking fee. All returned items must be in new condition, in their original unaltered box (including an intact UPC code) and must include all packing material, blank warranty cards, manuals and accessories. Kellards can only refund the original purchase price. Shipping and handling fees are nonrefundable.

Nonreturnable Items

  • Electronic software downloads
  • Opened consumable items (e.g., film, tapes, paper, bulbs, CD, DVDs, ink cartridges, etc.)
  • Underwater equipment that has been submerged

Defective or Damaged Items

Defective items may be repaired, exchanged or refunded at our discretion for the same model or manufacturer's equivalent model.


Please allow 3-5 business days for mail-in exchanges to be processed.

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