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Really Right Stuff TVC-33 Versa Series 3 Mk2 Carbon Fiber Tripod

BH #RETVC33MK2 • MFR #TVC-33 MK2
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Really Right Stuff TVC-33 Versa Series 3 Mk2 Carbon Fiber Tripod
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 85 lb
  • Max Height: 58.6"
  • Min Height: 4.1"
  • Folded Length: 25.6"
The TVC-33 Versa Series 3 Mk2 from Really Right Stuff is a mid-weight carbon fiber tripod designed for use in both the field and studio.
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Really Right Stuff Mk2 Overview

The TVC-33 Versa Series 3 Mk2 from Really Right Stuff is a mid-weight carbon fiber tripod designed for use in both the field and studio.

Constructed from Really Right Stuff's patented carbon fiber weave, the TVC-33 weighs in at 4.3 lb and can safely support up to 85 lb. It's 3-section leg design allows the tripod to extend to a maximum height of 58.6" and lower down to a minimum working height of just 4.1".

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 25.6" 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 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 feature a variable angle stop that automatically locks into place as the legs are folded downward into "standard" position.

The TVC-33'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.

It's 3-section leg design allows the tripod to extend to a maximum height of 58.6", lower down to a minimum working height of 4.1", and with a folded length of 25.6"
The tripod weighs in at 4.3 lb, and it can safely support up to 50 lb
Twist locks with integrated wipers to keep particles out of the locking mechanism
Versa apex, which accepts a 75mm video bowl, has multiple 1/4"-20 sockets for accessories
Rubber feet provide a non-slip grip on surfaces and can be switched to metal "all-terrain" spikes, which are available separately
UPC: 818413029279

Really Right Stuff Mk2 Specs

General
Load Capacity85 lb / 38.6 kg
Maximum Working Height58.6" / 148.8 cm
Minimum Working Height4.1" / 10.4 cm
Closed Length25.6" / 65.0 cm
Weight4.3 lb / 1.95 kg
MaterialsAluminum Alloy, Carbon Fiber
Legs
Leg Lock TypeTwist Lock
Independent Leg SpreadYes
Leg Sections3
Feet FeaturesRubber
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)29 x 6 x 6"

Really Right Stuff Mk2 Reviews

When you want the best...

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-10

If you sat down and said ‘I am going to make every component the absolute best it can be, regardless of what it costs,’ this is what you’d get. Comparing this to the second best tripod on the market is like comparing a Ferrari to a Miata. Sure, the Miata is nice, but not in the same class. RRS tripods are simply the best. I have had the TVC-33 for about 3 years now, using it with a 46 megapixel sensor camera, and pictures come out as sharp as they can be, even on windy days at full extension. And the icing on the cake is that every part of this beauty is like new after 3 years of heavy use! You’ll be shocked at just how beefy this is when it arrives. This is no toy! If you are debating because of price, just buy it. You definitely get what you pay for with this one.

Top Quality Tripod

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-07-08

Very stable, top notch quality. Upgraded from a Precision Shooters Tripod and the difference in stability and quality is immediately apparent. Well worth the cost in my opinion.

Simply Awesome!

By Randon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-05-19

Been using my TVC-33 (Mark II) with the RRS BH-55 ball head for about 10 months now.  It replaced a series 2 Gitzo with a RRS BH-40 ball head.  Nothing wrong with that tripod setup but I wanted a more solid series 3 without a center column.  This thing is rock solid, smooth and screams quality.  I use it for landscapes, macro, star trails and some wildlife (using a Wimberley Arca Sidekick Gimbal attached to my BH-55).  With my 5DIV or 7DII  mounted in the BH-55, it is above my eye line (I’m 5ft 10in) so if I’m on flat ground I have to drop the legs some making this the perfect height for me.  I have used it on slopped ground, nothing too steep, and it is a very comfortable height. Since most of my photography is out in the dirt and rocks, I added the Pod Foot Rock Claws which I absolutely love and never take off unless I’m using it indoors on a hard delicate floor.  I have RRS’s Large Tripod Bag which is perfect for the TVC-33 with BH-55 attached.  It also has storage for my PC-LR Panning Clamp and a few tools. I own several RRS products and you do pay top price but every single thing I own is of the highest quality, beautifully finished and I expect it to last my lifetime therefore I think RRS is one of the best values out there. Pod Foot Rock Claws: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1339891-REG/really_right_stuff_ta_3_frc_stainless_steel_pod_foot.html Large Tripod Bag: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1301213-REG/really_right_stuff_tqb_80b_large_bag_large_tripod_bag.html PC-LR Panning Clamp https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1301157-REG/really_right_stuff_pc_lr_round_lever_release_style_clamp.html See my review and images for the macro arm I use with this tripod and ball head: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/554331-REG/Manfrotto_131DB_131D_Lateral_Side_Arm.html Side comment: Don’t understand the one negative review.  I had a minor issue with a panning rail and RRS took care of the issue without any hassle.

Do you self a favor and dont buy this tripod

By John
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2019-03-28

Unfortunately I stuck with this model, its Okay. You just have to be careful when adjust the legs and not to turn it too far or else the leg will fall off. B & H return and exchange policy is horrible, I dont know why I even bothered getting an extended warranty. My advice is to find a different tripod than this one.

Best tripod - Happy

By Michelle
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-12-20

Best tripod I have , I was straggling with other brands before .. so I can BH for recommendations and already had the RRS in mind, he help me to pick the best and finally I invested on RRS. It’s expensive but worth every dollar to be tripod for lifetime . I got with a Bh55 ballhead

The Best That Money Can Buy!

By Ajit
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-11-02

I have tripods by Gitzo and Novoflex, both premium makes, but this one by RRS has a definite edge. The three segment adds to stability, and the quality and workmanship is beyond question. Coupled with the B-55 ball head this tripod can handle any load.

Best customer service

By Alon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-03

Thank you B&H for your great service and quick shipping and arriving, as always. Alon from Israel ❤️

Superb tripod

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-22

After 40 years of photography, finally found the last tripod I will ever need. This thing is a workhorse, very sturdy and lightweight. Paired with the RRS BH-55 ball head, you can't go wrong.

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