STRENGTH, FUNCTIONALITY, AESTHETICS
We value each of these with equal importance. In designing the Versa Tripod, our goal was to create an intuitive, almost second nature usability, allowing you to focus on your passion, not your gear. It will always perform, always hold sure, and always be really right.
Carbon Fiber Legs
Really Right Stuff presents the next evolution in carbon fiber tripod leg design: Big and Thin.
RRS tripod legs have a large outer diameter and a wall thickness of only 0.04 inches. They far surpass the competition in strength-to-weight ratio, giving our tripods fantastic load ratings. Yet, they remain extremely lightweight. The aerospace and racing industries have been following this trend for many years. Now the technology makes its exclusive debut in the Really Right Stuff TVC-33 Tripod.
Incredible Crush Resistance
The TVC-33 carbon fiber is extremely strong. In a 3–point crush test, it withstood a central load of over 500 lbs; nearly double our closest competitor!
Ultimate Vibration Damping
Vibration damping is crucial for tack-sharp images. The Really Right Stuff TVC-33 cuts down tremendously on sensor vibration thanks to our “big and thin” carbon fiber tubes and bulk-mass joint support design.
This graph illustrates vibration damping when comparing the TVC-33 to current best-in-class carbon fiber tripods. Highlighted regions indicate a reduction in sensor vibration across nearly the entire spectrum of noticeable frequencies.
SureGrip™ Apex Lock
Other tripods rely on a split apex to keep your accessories in place, and inherently suffer from a weakened structure and a lock that relies on friction alone. If inadvertently loosened, it is possible for the center platform/column to fall out. We solved this problem with the Really Right Stuff exclusive SureGrip Apex Lock system. Our solid aluminum apex has a high strength steel ring that mechanically locks into place with set screws. In the locked position, all set screw heads are flush or slightly below the outside surface of the apex ring. In order for the platform or column to be removed, all three set screws must be loosened sufficiently to allow the SureGrip Apex Lock Ring to clear the corresponding channel in the platform/column. This gives the photographer a visual safety indicator. Carry your tripod over your shoulder with complete confidence.
The set screws hold the SureGrip Apex Lock Ring securely in place, preventing any movement within the apex platform.
The Pursuit of Perfection
- Ratcheting Angle Stop
When setting the leg angles, it is important that the angle stop be fully seated into position. On the TVC-33 it is simple. Just pull out the stop, raise the leg, and it will automatically engage into place beginning at the highest setting. Pulling the legs back down will ratchet the stop into place at the lower settings. This makes it fast, simple, and reassuring that your tripod’s leg angles are set properly.
- Swiveling Weight Hook
Hanging a weight enhances the stability of your tripod by keeping it firmly anchored to the ground. Our dual format weight hook provides you with two hook options so you can add a camera bag, water bottle, or even an anchored carabiner.
- Offset Leg Joints
Tripods must occasionally withstand tremendous bending and torsion loads. It is crucial that the angle stops and all other structural joints are well supported. Our tripod has offset leg joints to align the apex with both the angle stops and leg walls. This allows loads to be transferred straight through the strongest points of the structure, while providing greatest possible vibration damping and tack sharp images. Another benefit is that the tripod is more compact when collapsed.
- Rubber Twist Locks
Because of the built in anti-rotation of the carbon fiber legs, the twist lock knobs can be rotated independently. The textured semi-hard rubber exterior allows for easy adjustments and outstanding grip with or without gloves.
- Teardrop Rubber Feet
The unique teardrop shape keeps leg sidewalls from touching the ground even at the lowest settings and makes positive contact with the ground at any angle. The feet may be interchanged with the Really Right Stuff Stomping Spikes or Rock Claws to accommodate the toughest terrain. (Accessories sold separately)