Really Right Stuff TVC-34L Versa Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long)

Really Right Stuff TVC-34L Versa Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long)

Really Right Stuff TVC-34L Versa Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long)

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Really Right Stuff TVC-34L Versa Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long)

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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 50 lb
  • Max Height: 68.8"
  • Min Height: 4"
  • Folded Length: 24.4"
  • Leg Sections: 4
  • Weight: 4.7 lb
  • Twist Locks
  • Bubble Level, Rubber Ball Feet
  • Ratcheting Angle Stops
  • Made in the USA
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  • 1Description

The TVC-34L from Really Right Stuff is the "extra-tall" version of the traditional TVC-34 model. It has been designed for photographers who require extra height for shooting over crowds, standing in water, or for everyday photography.

Constructed from Really Right Stuff's patented carbon fiber weave, the TVC-34L weighs in at 4.7 lb and can safely support up to 50 lb. Its 4-section leg design allows the tripod to extend to a maximum height of 68.8" and lower down to a minimum working height of just 4".

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. This design also helps to maintain the tripod's slim folded silhouette. Additionally, when traveling with or storing the tripod, the entire support can fold down to just 24.4" in length, small enough to travel or hike with.

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 that automatically locks into place as the legs are folded downward into "standard" position.

The TVC-34L's feet are a unique teardrop shape that 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: 818413021334
In the Box
Really Right Stuff TVC-34L Versa Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long)
  • 2 x 3/16" 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 TVC-34L specs

    Material of Construction Carbon fiber, aluminum
    Maximum Height 68.8" (174.6 cm)
    Minimum Height 4" (10.1 cm)
    Folded Length 24.4" (62.1 cm)
    Load Capacity 50 lb (23 kg)
    Leg Sections 4
    Leg Lock Type Twist
    Independent Leg Spread Yes
    Bubble Level Yes
    Center Brace No
    Spiked Feet Optional (not included)
    Head Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16
    Weight 4.7 lb (2.1 kg)
    Packaging Infodrabquxzecauttzcrfrfvyedvszzztwr
    Package Weight 5.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 28.8 x 5.65 x 5.6"

    Really Right Stuff TVC-34L reviews

    TVC-34L Versa Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 21.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Almost A Really Right Tripod I purchased a TVC-34L about 3 years ago, before B&H began carrying them. It is solid and very stable, even with a 1DX and 600mm f/4 mounted on it. I love the feel of this tripod. The smooth action of the legs and leg locks is unparalleled, and seems not to deteriorate even after years of hard use in the field for both bird and landscape photography. HOWEVER, after just over 1 year the point of attachment at the top of the legs began to loosen, to the point where the legs became limp and simply would not stay spread apart when I moved the tripod. This appears to be a common problem. In a workshop I attended, another of the workshop's participants had the same model tripod with exactly the same issue. At that time, I called RRS and was told that I could either watch a YouTube video that described how to deal with the problem or, if I was not comfortable disassembling it myself (it is a bit tricky getting it all back together correctly), I could send it back and they would deal with the problem. I did it myself and the fixed worked for just over 1 year before the problem returned. Following a second call to RRS, in which I suggested there was a design flaw, I was told that tripods simply require periodic maintenance. Funny, I've never had a similar problem with any of the 3 Gitzo tripods that I've owned over the years, and I certainly don't expect this kind of problem with a tripod that cost $1000. Bottom line: For this price, they need to do better; RRS makes a great tripod, but they need to redesign the point of attachment at the top of the legs so that the bolts which determine the tension do not loosen with continued use.
    Date published: 2016-12-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Tripod Ive wanted a RRS tripod for many years and finally took the plunge and purchased the best one for my shooting style. This tripod is much more robust than I had ever imagined. Im 511 and it is basically the same height as me without the ballhead. Its legs are thicker in diameter than any tripod Id ever owned or used in the past. Id previously been using a Gitzo basalt which was a decent travel tripod but not good for much else. I had a RRS BH-55 ballhead on that tripod and moved it over to the TVC-34L and couldnt be any happier. I used this tripod this past weekend for a sports league photo shoot and used an L-Bracket with my 5DIII and the combo is perfect. My arm thanked me for this setup. The only complaint I have is that the top portion of the legs dont have any protection (foam, etc.) to protect them and the finish can scratch rather easily from my wedding band, etc. So I added bicycle handlebar tape to each upper leg. Looks great and its protected from constant use.
    Date published: 2017-01-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Rolls Royce of Tripods I ordered the TVC 34L and the new 'carbon exact' Gitzo 4 series to compare and keep one. Upon receiving both tripods i performed various tests and discovered the following RRS: -the spider is narrower in diameter than the Gitzo so takes up less space when packed. -machined vs cast Gitzo spider. -extends higher with the same collapsed length. Gitzo: -leg locks are more ergonomic and feel smoother and easier to operate -easier to replace base platform (no tools required) -Used indoors on wood/stone floors, the Gitzo big feet are significantly better than the rubber nubs provided by RRS* . Both the RRS carbon tubes and the Gitzo carbon exact tubing are fantastic and on par with each other in thickness and build quality. *on the feet...I mounted a 645z with a 120mm lens on an Arca Swiss head and conducted my own non-scientific test (live view zoomed in). The tripod was setup next to my furnace/ac system that produces a constant vibration when the system is switched on. I found the Gitzo to be marginally quicker to dampen vibrations than the RRS. This behavior reversed itself when i swapped feet. (test was conducted on a wooden floor) After evaluating, i decided to keep the TVC 34L. I work a lot in cold sub zero temperatures and felt the RRS machined spider would hold up better to being out for extended periods in frigid conditions. First thing i did was to replace the rubber nubs on the RRS tripod with a set of Gitzo big feet for indoor use and rock claws for outdoor (find them on ebay - or, you can always spend 50-60% more on the RRS ones) Having used the tripod for a few weeks now, i have found that it performs flawlessly. I use a medium format camera/lens combo on an Arca Swiss D4 (total weight =10lbs) and its rock solid.
    Date published: 2017-01-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rock solid. Having been through a couple of tripods to get here, I can say this will be the last. The vibration damping qualities of carbon and the fact that this is really overbuilt for most applications are just what we needed for our 500mm Canon lens 2x converter and 1 dx. Not my choice for multi-day backpacking where I can make do with a lighter rig, but for landscape and wildlife it is the right choice. The extra height is helpful if you're 6 feet or over and is also quite useful to level things in the steep stuff. Topped with the BH-55 head I am completely satisfied.
    Date published: 2017-11-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The right purchase for me The price is steep but it is an amazing tripod once you get past the sticker shock. I'm 5'6 but have already used it fully extended multiple times. The first was shooting birds at an upward angle. No more stooping to get under the viewfinder. The second shooting wildflowers and landscapes on a steep downward hillside. Both of those were difficult using a shorter tripod. Only problem I have seen is I typically wrap my legs in neoprene leg covers. I just can't do that with th his tripod as it is just too beautiful to cover them. Just do it!
    Date published: 2017-07-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best in the Business I am a nature photographer based in South Florida. The tripod handles the Everglades exceptionally well and is very stable. The extra reach of the long version helps if I am on uneaven ground or in deeper water. It can also get very low to the ground allowing for unsual angles not afforded by tripods with a center column.
    Date published: 2017-03-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from RS TVC-34L is a great tripod Really Right Stuff makes some of the best of the best tripods available in the market today. The TVC-34L is rated as their most versatile tripod in the lineup. There's really nothing it can't do well.� It's only downside would be its weight for some people on long hikes. But if you don't mind the weight, there's no tripod that can match it once you get wherever you are going.
    Date published: 2017-12-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best tripod for my requirements I have been using RRS heads and accessories for many years, but hadn't sprung for their tripod. I have been wanting to get one for years and finally splurged. Yes, RRS gear is expensive, but really it is good; not only Really Right, but also Really Good Stuff. This tripod gives me more height with less weight and is more sturdy than my old Gitzo tripod. In the field it worked as I had expected. A good buy.
    Date published: 2017-06-26
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