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Really Right Stuff TA-3 Leveling Base with Short Handle and Platform with 3/8"-16 Stud

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Really Right Stuff
Really Right Stuff TA-3 Leveling Base with Short Handle and Platform with 3/8"-16 Stud
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 25 lb
  • Adjustment Range of +/- 15°
  • Short Handle with 3/8"-16 Stud
  • Works with Ball, Gimbal, or Fluid Heads
The TA-3 Leveling Base with Short Handle and Platform with 3/8"-16 Stud from Really Right Stuff can level horizons for filming during a video shoot or for landscape photography. Your tripod's top plate can be replaced with the TA-3-VB or other industry standard 75mm video bowls. Therefore, the leveling base adapts right into the bowl, and it gives you the capability of leveling your horizon +/- 15°. Furthermore, with the built-in 12mm bull's-eye bubble level, it ensures your camera is leveled every time.
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Really Right Stuff TA-3-LB Overview

The TA-3 Leveling Base with Short Handle and Platform with 3/8"-16 Stud from Really Right Stuff can level horizons for filming during a video shoot or for landscape photography. Your tripod's top plate can be replaced with the TA-3-VB or other industry standard 75mm video bowls. Therefore, the leveling base adapts right into the bowl, and it gives you the capability of leveling your horizon +/- 15°. Furthermore, with the built-in 12mm bull's-eye bubble level, it ensures your camera is leveled every time.

The top of the leveling base features a low friction anti-jam polymer plate with a 3/8"-16 male stud. Therefore, ball, gimbal, and fluid heads, with the same female thread, screw directly to the base. After locking the level's short handle in place, the base supports up to 25 lb of gear without slipping. In addition, the CNC machined 6061 aluminum leveling base has a Type II anodized finish, which makes it scratch- and corrosion-resistant.

Compatibility

TA-3-VB or other industry standard 75mm video bowls
UPC: 818413020085

Really Right Stuff TA-3-LB Specs

Material of ConstructionCNC machined 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum
FinishType II anodizing
Load Capacity25 lb (11.3 kg)
Mount3/8"-16, male
DimensionsTotal Height: 4.9" (12.4 cm)
Height Above Tripod: 0.9" (2.3 cm)
Platform Diameter Excluding Bull's-Eye: 2.9" (7.4 cm)
Platform Diameter Including Bull's-Eye: 3.6" (9.2 cm)
Tripod Mount Diameter: 2.8" (7.1 cm)
Weight12.6 oz (357 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.045 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.85 x 4.85 x 4.45"

Really Right Stuff TA-3-LB Reviews

Great quality

By Jason
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-04

This is a really useful tool for my RRS tripod. Like all RRS gear the build quality is impeccable.

Works great on Gitzo series 3

By Darrell
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-04-06

If you shoot panos this is a must have. Makes setting up a pano quick and easy. I use it on my series 3 Gitzo tripod and it fits just fine.

Double thumbs up.

By Scott
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-11-07

Used it in Yellowstone with a Wimberly for the first outing. Now have it mounted below a RRS BH55 & that combo may replace the Wimberly for the lightweight 200-500 Nikon. Wimberly is still better with a big prime but I believe it would still enhance that.

Typical RRS Quality

By Molesworth
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-05-18

Fits a Gitzo 3 Series perfectly and the short handled model does not limit the tripod being set up at it's lowest position. I bought this to make setting up my Wimberley head faster and easier. It also includes the 75mm video bowl for other accessories. Great product.

Great quality

By Jason
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-04

This is a really useful tool for my RRS tripod. Like all RRS gear the build quality is impeccable.

Makes life easier

By Judit
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-23

Lately I find myself takeing a lot of panoramic images, so when I lost my tripod/head/base this weekend, it was a no brainer to replace it with the same gear what was lost. Leveling the gear with this base takes seconds.

Must have

By Candice
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-17

Bought this to use with my Acratech pano head!! Works great! I especially love the smaller handle, so you can still get low to the ground. Only criticism I have is in the description. It appears it doesn’t come with the needed bowl.. but it does. Ended up buying a separate bowl, that will now be returned.

Great leveling base

By Rick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-23

I wanted a leveling base to help with panoramas and when my old tripod head broke so I could not remove the head, I went full in with the RRS TVC-34L carbon fibre tripod and the BH-55 ball head. I had to do some checking to figure out if the TA3 leveling base would work and got final confirmation from B&H. Interesting that the RRS website doesn't really help you figure this out. Anyways I'm really happy with the leveling base as it does exactly what I want and looks like it is built to last.

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