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.
Really Right Stuff 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
15 lb load capacity
Really Right Stuff 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
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
Really Right Stuff Pocket Pod Specs
15 lb / 6.8 kg
Maximum Working Height
6" / 14.5 cm
Minimum Working Height
1.7" / 44 mm
H: 6.0" / H: 15.2 cm (Folded)
5.1 oz / 146 g
1/4"-20 Male, 3/8"-16 Male
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.55 x 5.95 x 2.4"
Really Right Stuff BC-18 Micro Ball Clamp Specs
L: 2.9 x W: 1.8 x H: 1.2" / L: 73.2 x W: 46.0 x H: 30.0 mm