Really Right Stuff TQC-14 Series 1 Carbon Fiber Tripod

Really Right Stuff TQC-14 Series 1 Carbon Fiber Tripod

Really Right Stuff TQC-14 Series 1 Carbon Fiber Tripod

Really Right Stuff TQC-14 Series 1 Carbon Fiber Tripod

Really Right Stuff TQC-14 Series 1 Carbon Fiber Tripod

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  • Load Capacity: 25 lb
  • Max Height: 58.5"
  • Min Height: 3.3"
  • Folded Length: 17.7"
  • Leg Sections: 4
  • Weight: 2.6 lb
  • Twist Locks
  • Removable Center Column
  • Rubber Ball Feet
  • Ratcheting Angle Stops
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  • 1Description

The TQC-14 from Really Right Stuff is a compact and lightweight Series 1 carbon fiber tripod designed with travelers, hikers, and backpackers in mind.

Constructed from Really Right Stuff's patented carbon fiber weave, the TQC-14 weighs in at an impressive 2.6 lb and can safely support up to 25 lb. It's 4-section leg design, along with an integrated rapid center column, allows the tripod to reach a maximum height of 58.5" or, with the center column removed, lower down to a minimum working height of just 3.3".

Quick set-up and break-down is facilitated by easy-to-use twist locks, which require just a quarter rotation to unlock and re-lock each leg section and help to maintain the tripod's slim folded silhouette. Additionally, when traveling with or storing the tripod, the entire support can fold down to just 17.7" in length, small enough to fit inside a backpack or suitcase.

Each leg is attached to the tripod's collar via an offset leg joint that helps to evenly distribute heavy loads and maintain the tripod's rigidity. The joints and collar itself are constructed of lightweight anodized aluminum which, aside from lending inherent strength to the tripod, also provides it with natural wear and corrosion resistance. Each one of the three leg joints also features a ratcheting angle stop which automatically locks into place as the legs are folded downward into "standard" position.

The TQC-14's feet are a unique teardrop shape, which prevents the leg sections from touching the ground at even the lowest height settings and the most unusual angles. Their rubber exterior provides a non-slip grip on nearly any surface and can be used both indoors and outdoors without concern. For users wishing to change the native rubber feet to metal "all-terrain" spikes, a set of metal spikes are available separately.

UPC: 818413021112
In the Box
Really Right Stuff TQC-14 Series 1 Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • 2 x 5/32" Hex Key
  • 1/8" Hex Key
  • Single-Use Tube of Medium-Strength Thread-Locking Compound
  • Nylon Stud Cover
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Really Right Stuff TQC-14 specs

    Material of Construction Carbon fiber, aluminum
    Maximum Height 58.5" (149 cm)
    Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 47.6" (121 cm)
    Minimum Height 3.3" (8.4 cm)
    Folded Length 17.7" (44.8 cm)
    Load Capacity 25 lb (11.3 kg)
    Leg Sections 4
    Leg Lock Type Twist
    Independent Leg Spread Yes
    Center Column Sections 1
    Center Column Type Rapid
    Center Brace No
    Spiked Feet Optional (not included)
    Head Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16
    Weight 2.6 lb (1.2 kg)
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    Package Weight 3.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 27.3 x 4.6 x 4.6"

    Really Right Stuff TQC-14 reviews

    TQC-14 Series 1 Carbon Fiber Tripod is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 8.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, compact, and tall enough I looked at many different possibilities for travel tripods. I wanted something that I could easily carry around European cities like London, Venice, and Zurich, while traveling with my non-photographer wife. The three that I had narrowed my search down to was this one, the Feisol CT-3442, and the Gitzo 1545T. The Gitzo was the first to be eliminated (the legs are a little narrow, and it is stable 'for a travel tripod'). Feisol and RRS are both hard to see in person. The big pluses for the Feisol was my bullhead would be contained 'within' the legs, when they folded up, it was a systematic tripod (i.e. no center column), and was tall enough (54). I am 5' 10, and this was tall enough for me. In the end, I opted for the RRS for travel for the following reasons: - RRS folded length is 16.7 (vs 18.9 for Feisol) - The spider of the RRS is much smaller, so much more compact (I can even remove my bullhead to fit it in my backpack) - RRS recently released an expansion kit, so you can replace the center column butterfly. - Lloyd Chambers is much fussier than I am, but he claims that RRS's center column does not compromise stability that much. - The RRS is quicker to use. The Feisol is (much) cheaper, but with the folding legs and the parts it takes a little longer to get set up. If I was traveling alone, I may have gone with Feisol. When travelling with my wife, I wanted to make sure I could get set up and tear down quickly. - The weights are almost identical between all three tripods (RRS, Feisol, Gitzo). My biggest concern was the low height without extending the center column extended. My advice for anyone looking at this tripod is to setup your current tripod at the height of this tripod so you can see what you are dealing with. I will also agree that extending the column hasn't had that much of an impact on my photos. With full extension (something I probably won't use) this tripod gets higher than my full size Gitzo. For reference, I shoot a D800.
    Date published: 2016-12-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compare specs - best full-height compact/travel tripod I was done with schlepping my large, heavy tripod around after an exhausting hike in Bryce Canyon - I reached my breaking point and understood the need for carbon fiber. Manufacturers and sellers like B&H don't really do a good job of differentiating. Hours of research to get a handle on what the various options are, and I couldn't choose with confidence. I was leaning towards Sirui carbon fiber options - for many these may be the best, and not just because they're significantly cheaper - the small ones compact smaller than the equivalent Gitzos. But, I have already bought multiple less-expensive tripods and heads, and it adds up - I didn't want to spend the money on a Sirui if I was going to be unhappy with it in a couple of years. Buying it right the first time is a principle I believe in for almost everything - but there is a weird mental hangup I think most of us have when it comes to paying this much for tripods in particular, for whatever reason. But I decided to go for it and I could not be more pleased. It is a joy to use and even just to hold. Though designed for the fantastic RRS BH-30 head, I can also confidently use it with anything I may need - including a large geared head and telephoto lenses. It has a very usable height (at 5'11 I need to put the center column all the way up to not have to stoop, but I'm ok with that) and is noticeably rock-solid compared to aluminum tripods. It's hard to imagine that being noticeable, but it is. Why this one in particular? Compare specs - this is the best tradeoff between the various factors - folded height, extended height, weight capacity, girth, etc. Others design their travel tripods to save height by folding the legs back over the head - but that makes it girthier. This one is compact without that tradeoff. It is the best of all worlds. Bonus: when the legs are folded up with the camera mounted for quick repositioning, your shutter release will fit encapsulated between the legs so it doesn't flop around.
    Date published: 2017-07-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Now tripod comes everywhere! Bought this to complement my TVC 24. Awesome sturdy little thing, has no problems with my A99II and 70-400. Will now bring a tripod to a lot more places as its very light! Quick note, if you are buying lens coat leg covers, do not buy the 107 model as they suggest but rather the 111 model.
    Date published: 2017-07-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Right Travel Tripod I got this tripod, along with the RRS BH-40 ball head, for use with my Nikon D500 while traveling. �The combination fits the bill perfectly. �The ball head packs nicely into a backpack (Peak Designs 30L) and the tripod fits (head down) in one of the external side pockets. �I cinch the legs to the backpack with a short nylon web strap, and the tripod barely extends past the top of the backpack. �No problems carrying on board flights or storing in overhead compartments. �I've used the head and tripod with the D500 (with RRS base plate) and two Nikon lenses (the DX 17-55 and FX 70-200 F2.8 zooms). �No sag or noticeable vibration, even with center column extended. �One thing to note is that the ears on the center column locking mechanism extend vertically a couple of millimeters above the top of the tripod base plate, which limits the base plate diameter of ball head or gimbal, etc., but only when the center column is not extended. �If you raise the center column about half an inch, the base plate is above the ears, and you can install a head that has a larger diameter base. �The BH-40 head fits just fine without having to extend the center column at all. �This tripod is great for travel, and works very well. �Another RRS success story.
    Date published: 2017-12-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect traveler tripod I have to admit it, I've been a fan of Really Right Stuff for quite some time. I currently own their TVC 24 L paired with the BH-40 LRII and love the set up. When planning for a trip to Maui for our 10 year anniversary, my wife and I decided that having a travel friendly tripod and ball head would be a plus. I purchased the TQC-14 with the BH-30 LRII and couldn't be happier. The TQC set up along with the BH-40 and RRS compact case fits length wise into a domestic carry on bag, meaning no need to check your tripod. I was pleasantly surprised how stable the tripod was and found it to be more than capable with the shots we took. Personally, I've come to realize the TQC-14 and BH-30 LRII to be a perfect travel companion when flying. It was able to drastically reduce weight and bulk without sacrificing quality or stability.
    Date published: 2017-11-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only the best with RRS As with All RRS gear, its expensive but its the best, nice and light for travel.
    Date published: 2017-05-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I should have bought this instead of 1542T I had Gitzo 1542T before and this is definitely and upgrade over that. If additional leg angle matters to you, you should consider getting this over Gitzo 2545T.
    Date published: 2017-08-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! Very light weight but sturdy tripod. Its exactly the right height or me. I have had many tripods but this one is the best. I have not used it in the field yet, I just got the ball head today and can't wait to try it out.
    Date published: 2017-11-11
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