According to PetaPixel, the British tripod manufacturer 3 Legged Thing recently announced a new monopod called Trent, which is 80 inches (about 2 meters) high and is known as one of the tallest monopods on the market today.
It is understood that Trent is named after Trent Reznor, lead singer of the industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails. It is made of aerospace grade magnesium alloy and can be used vertically (such as supporting a heavy camera kit) or horizontally (for example, using a monopod as a boom).
The Trent has a maximum load capacity of 66 pounds (about 30 kilograms), a weight of 1.4 pounds (about 0.63 kilograms), and a load-to-weight ratio of 50 to 1. It uses 3 Legged Thing’s Bubble Grip technology on its leg locks and column grips, allowing photographers to adjust the monopod even in harsh weather conditions.
Trent’s double 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 threads are available on both ends for a variety of mounting gears and accessories. When folded, it is 24 inches (about 0.61 meters) long.
It is reported that Trent will start to supply on August 1, 2018, at a price of 80 US dollars (about 531 yuan), and can now be booked through the company’s official websiteand authorized retailers around the world.
In addition to Trent, 3 Legged Thing also introduced an Alan monopod made of carbon fiber and alloy and a tripod stabilizer called Docz.
Among them, Alan monopod’s maximum load capacity is higher than Trent, reaching 60kg, but not as long as Trent, the maximum height of all unfolded is 1.49m, with five-legged tube design, self-weight 0.6kg, priced at 149.99 US dollars ( About 996 yuan).
The Docz stand stabilizer is 30cm long and is very portable. It costs $59.99 (about 398 yuan).