Really Right Stuff TFA-01 Ultra Pocket Pod and BC-18 Microball Package

Really Right Stuff TFA-01 Ultra Pocket Pod and BC-18 Microball Package

Really Right Stuff TFA-01 Ultra Pocket Pod and BC-18 Microball Package

B&H # RETFA01UBC18 MFR # 13718

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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 10 lb
  • Max Height: 3.2"
  • Folded Length: 7.7"
  • Leg Section: 1
  • Weight: 8.4 oz
  • Portable Mini Table Top Tripod
  • 3 Variable Angle Leg Spreads
  • Type II Black Anodized 6061-T6 Aluminum
  • Resistant to Abrasions and Corrosion
  • Arca-Type Compatible Ball Head
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Really Right Stuff TFA-01 overview

  • 1Description

The TFA-01 Ultra Pocket Pod and BC-18 Microball Package from Really Right Stuff is a great combination of a lightweight and portable table top tripod and the Arca-type compatible BC-18 Microball.

  • Pocket Pod

    The Pocket Pod from Really Right Stuff is a 5.1 oz support that folds down to 6" inches in length to fit in just about any bag. Made of aluminum and stainless steel, the Pocket Pod can be used as a monopod with its legs together or as a tripod with a maximum height of 6" with its legs partially splayed where it can support up to 15 lb. A 1/8" hex key is provided to adjust the leg tension. It's at its default setting of 1.7" with the legs fully splayed however, that it's a real performer. Used this way it's a suitable choice for mirrorless cameras or DSLRs with 70-200mm f/2.8 and 300mm f/4 equivalent telephotos. The Pocket Pod is compatible with several Really Right Stuff ball heads and comes with a 3/8"-16 adapter to accommodate them.

  • For travel, macro, and general photography
  • Great choice for mirrorless and standard DSLR cameras with 70-200mm f/2.8 and 300mm f/4 equivalent telephotos
  • Entirely CNC machined 6061T aluminum and stainless steel
  • Adjustable leg tension with provided 1/8" hex key
  • Head screw size: 1/4"-20 with 3/8"-16 adapter
  • Rubber feet grip at any angle
  • Corrosion-resistant parts
  • 15 lb load capacity
  • UPC: 818413021006
  • BC-18 Micro Ball Clamp

    The BC-18 Micro Ball Clamp from Really Right Stuff is lightweight and ultra-compact, which makes it a nice addition to your camera bag for travel photography or video needs.

    The clamp's 1/4"-20 male threaded mounting post will fit into any bracket, cage, or video rig that contains a 1/4"-20 female thread. The screw-knob style clamp can hold most Arca-type compatible plates, and has a load capacity of up to 10 lb. The articulated ball joint has 45° of movement in four different directions, and it locks into place with the locking lever located right under the clamp.

    The CNC machined 6061-T6 aluminum Micro Ball Clamp has an black anodized type II finish, making it wear- and corrosion-resistant.

    Weight capacity of 10 lb
    Arca-type compatible
    Ultra-compact profile for travel
    Lever lock for ball joint and screw knob lock for clamp
    Ball joint articulation up to 45°
    CNC machined 6061-T6 type II anodized black aluminum
    UPC: 818413022102
In the Box
Bundle Items
  • 1/8" Hex Key to Loosen/Tighten Leg Angle Tension
  • 1/4"-20 to 3/8"-16 Stainless Steel Adapter Bushing
  • User Guide
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
  • 5/64" Hex Key
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Pocket Pod
    Load Capacity 15 lb / 6.8 kg
    Maximum Working Height 6" / 14.5 cm
    Minimum Working Height 1.7" / 44 mm
    Dimensions H: 6.0" / H: 15.2 cm (Folded)
    Materials Aluminum Alloy
    Weight 5.1 oz / 146 g
    Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male, 3/8"-16 Male
    Leg Sections 1
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.1 x 3.6 x 0.7"
  • BC-18 Micro Ball Clamp
    Assembly Dimensions L: 2.9 x W: 1.8 x H: 1.2" / L: 73.2 x W: 46.0 x H: 30.0 mm
    Quick Release Type Arca-Type
    Load Capacity 10 lb / 4.5 kg
    Material Aluminum
    Weight 3.7 oz / 104.9 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.6 x 1.7 x 1.2"

Really Right Stuff TFA-01 reviews

TFA-01 Ultra Pocket Pod and BC-18 Microball Package is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING! For those who are wondering - this little guy holds my Nikon D700 with MB-D10 grip, 2x tele, 70-200mm FL ED VR, and LEE SW150 filter setup rock solid! Once I lock it in, there is absolutely no wiggle - just be careful to have one leg stretching out in front underneath the lens. While I would not recommend this product for such a large setup, its the heaviest bit of kit I've got and wanted to put this little tripod to the test. Exceeded my expectations. One drawback, which I will echo from a fellow reviewer. This ball head only tilts 45 degrees (not 90). This is not a problem for me since I use the RRS L-Bracket and can easily change the orientation of my camera in seconds.
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not cheap but worth very cent. I had recently bought an RRS BH-55 head, plate and L-Bracket for my Nikon D810. I was so impressed with the design and build quality that I started to look at their other products and saw this pocket tripod. I thought it would come under the "want, not need" category, but decided to treat myself to a birthday present anyway. It's absolutely brilliant; rock-solid, beautifully designed & made and takes up almost no room in my camera day-bag. Once again; 10/10 to Really Right Stuff and to B&H for the prompt processing and shipping. I'm in New Zealand, about as far away from New York as possible and I had it in my hand within 5 days!
Date published: 2018-07-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from BC-18 is a deal killer Both the Ultra Pocket Pod itself and the BC-18 are every bit as well-built as you would expect from RRS. Nice and compact, the adjustable legs add versatility that was missing from the original design. That said, it's going back. What I didn't realizeand what never even occurred to me to checkis that the ball head only tilts to 45. In my entire life I've never seen a ball head that didn't have a slot to get it to 90...until now. This is not a big deal if you use an L-bracket. If you don't, expect to be limited to a single orientation. Some readers may be thinking that there's no way one would ever *want* to tilt a head 90 on this tiny tripod. If so, you are imagining using it on a horizontal surface. One of the best uses of a tripod like this is braced against a vertical surface in a location where you don't have room or aren't allowed to set up a traditional tripod. For this use, the ability to get to 90 on your ball head is pretty important. I'm not quite sure how to rate this combo. I'm going to go with two stars. But I think a five star rating is totally defensible for those who use it with an L-bracket or with larger lenses that have collars.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really strong I expected this tripod to be stable and it really is. Even with the small ball head it can carry a heavy load. Highly recommended for its strength and small size.
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact convenience The compact size means I now have a tripod with me everywhere I go.� I can even fit it in the outside pocket of my Peak Design 5L Sling.� The quality and functionality is top notch.� It beats wrestling with my Gorillapod.� I primarily use it with my Sony a6300 with 16-70 f/4.� Highly recommended for what it is intended for.
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super impressed This little tripod is an engineering marvel. It's little, light enough,strong and every surface, corner, edge and moving part is perfect. It holds an Fuji XT2 with a 14, 23, 35 prime perfectly. I am super impressed and saving for my next piece of equipment from RRS.
Date published: 2018-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from replaced my Lieca table top great design, light weight and rugged. replaced my Leica table top as always in my bag. use with homemade pinhole camera and Olympus digital pen
Date published: 2017-07-25
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