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hANDS-ON: Ellie by 3 Legged Thing

- 5 years ago

Introducing the Ellie by 3 Legged Thing.
Camera accessories are the essential tools that aid our photographic lives and make shots that little bit easier. L-brackets are one of these great tools, allowing users to easily switch from landscape to portrait format, but finding the right type of L-bracket can be difficult, especially if you have an oddly shaped camera body, [or indeed two different camera bodies].

This adjustable L-bracket gives you the ability to ‘shape’ to your camera no matter what size it is. This makes life a breeze and potentially means that you’ve got one bracket for life, even if you switch to a different camera/system.

The only issue we saw was the lack of a battery door for simple switching, but that is to be expected when using a universal L-Bracket. That said, it is just one screw standing in your way.

The Ellie by 3 Legged Thing has nine different configurations make it the most flexible L-bracket we’ve ever used. The side panel offers a cut out for easy access to the microphone jack and this panel can be moved depending what camera you have and where the microphone jack sits. Another great use is for telephoto lenses making it easier to support your heavy lenses on your tripod. It truly is the L-Bracket of many talents.

Coming in at price point of £64.99, we can’t really see how you can go wrong with the Ellie. With two colours to choose from, you can stand out with the Copper or blend in with the Metallic Slate Grey.

Overall we are fans of the Ellie from 3 Legged Thing and we think you’d be impressed too.

Check out our video below on the Ellie from 3 Legged Thing, from our #TheMeasure Youtube series and, please, be sure to comment, share, like and subscribe!


PhotoBite Ellie by 3 Legged Thing review -
Ellie by 3 Legged Thing:- Overall the Ellie is a strong sturdy and very useful L-bracket in a variety of situations. We see it as less of an accessory and more of a tool that should be with all landscape photographers no matter what camera they have.


  • Strong and sturdy construction
  • Great value for money
  • Easy to use


  • Lack of access to battery slot - not enough to trouble its 5-star PhotoBite rating though.

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Simon Skinner

Co-founder // Editor

Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.