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Really Right Stuff TVC-34L Versa Series 3 Mk2 Carbon Fiber Tripod

BH #RETVC34LMK2 • MFR #TVC-34L MK2
Really Right Stuff TVC-34L Versa Series 3 Mk2 Carbon Fiber Tripod
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 50 lb
  • Max Height: 68.8"
  • Min Height: 4"
  • Folded Length: 24.4"
The TVC-34L 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 TVC-34L Overview

The TVC-34L 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-34L weighs in at 4.7 lb and can safely support up to 50 lb. It's 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 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-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.

It's 4-section leg design allows the tripod to extend to a maximum height of 68.8", lower down to a minimum working height of 4", and with a folded length of 24.4"
The tripod weighs in at 4.7 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: 818413029309

Really Right Stuff TVC-34L Specs

General
Load Capacity50 lb / 22.68 kg
Head Mount TypeNot Specified by Manufacturer
Maximum Working Height68.8" / 174.8 cm
Minimum Working Height4" / 10.2 cm
Closed Length24.4" / 62.0 cm
MaterialsAluminum Alloy, Carbon Fiber
Weight4.55 lb / 2.06 kg
Legs
Leg Lock TypeTwist Lock
Independent Leg SpreadYes
Leg Sections4
Leg Diameter1.4" / 35.56 mm
Feet FeaturesRubber
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)29 x 6 x 6"

Really Right Stuff TVC-34L Reviews

Astonishingly Great Tripod

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-27

I have purchased many tripods over the past decades and never been truly blown away with any brand or feature I have tried. I used them, I wore them out or they just fell apart and were retired to the bin. I never have been able to force myself to drop big coin on a seriously expensive tripod from any manufacture because I could never convince myself that it could possibly be worth the extra money. Well, I was wrong - for a long time - just plain wrong. This tripod is fantastic. It is super stable. More stable in wind, more stable on hill sides and more stable in riverbeds and on gravel. I finally made the decision to simply pull the chain and purchase a high end tripod and chose an RRS TVC-34L. I paired the unit with an RRS TA-3 Leveling Base and a BH-40 ball head and couldn't be more thrilled with the quality, smooth operation, steadiness, and ergonomics of the setup. It just works. Hurray - No more 'finger bite' from clunky leg levers! The twist locks on the legs are easy to use and don't require much of a turn to fully unlock the leg or lock it into place again. I calculated all of the money I have spent on Manfrotto 055 Graphite tripods and truly wish I had spent the proverbial bank on the RRS line much sooner. It would have been much cheaper overall and I imagine I would have been happier. It would have been less money in the garbage, more travel funds and more photos in the bag. I haven't ever been giddy about a tripod I have owned, until now, but I can honestly report that I am hooked.

Best around

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-27

Best tripod on the market. Period.

Excellent tripod, except...

By Glenn
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-22

Easily the best tripod I ever owned and worth the high cost, but watch the feet. I have had my tripod for a month and I am ordering a replacement foot for one that fell out. Other that that minor frustration, it is a pleasure to use in the field.

Expensive but well worth it

By Scott
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-25

I’ve had numerous of tripods, but you get what you pay for, extremely solid built, save a little more And get one of these, you want be sorry.

Quality Control Issues

By Rajul
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-01

I hate to give 2 stars for such a well reviewed Tripod. I upgraded from Vanguard tripod, which I had used for 7 years without any issues, this year. 34L is perfect for my height (6 feet), feels made of quality materials. I started facing an issue where the O ring falls off the twist lock while extending the legs. It first happened with one lock, now it started falling off another twist lock. I reached out to customer service and they acknowledged that, they have received several complaints and a batch of rings were defective. I would have expected that would send out an email for defective products as I would expect from any top rated company. Customer service rep was very helpful and RRS shipped out two twist locks. These new locks fit and twist better than the original locks. I asked them if I need to replace all the locks since they were defective., they said they can replace the defective ones in the future but for now they are sending out two locks. While exchanging the bad locks, I noticed the O rings are fixed in place on the new locks that they shipped out while rings on many of the original twist locks are very loose, they move freely. I am sure some of those will come off in next several months. I just hope it doesn't ruin my session on the field. I expect better from a company like RRS. when you spend $1600 on a tripod/head combo, you should expect better.

Why did I wait so long?

By Lydia
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-26

I cant say that this is an easy purchase if you have limited budget. But it is worth every nickel. the feel and ease of use is amazing. the leg movement levers are the easiest I have ever used. For its size it is light and the sturdiest Ive used. It does dampen vibration like mad. stable with 700mm in a cross wind of 10mph. I do think the legs can scratch more easily than other carbon fiber Ive owned. leg wraps are a must for long haul.

Top Notch

By Dan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-10

Elegant simplicity of design and superb materials, build quality, and finishing. Easy to use and has proved to be dependable and durable. I have tried many top level tripods over the years and for me Really Right Stuff is clearly the best.

Outstanding

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-05

As good as it gets ,I love it

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