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Really Right Stuff Ascend-14 Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod with Integrated Ball Head

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Really Right Stuff Ascend-14 Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod with Integrated Ball Head
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 30 lb
  • Maximum Height: 59.9"
  • Minimum Height: 5.1"
  • Folded Length: 18.6"
The Ascend-14 Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod with Integrated Ball Head from Really Right Stuff is a compact, all-in-one travel tripod with an Arca-type ball head integrated in the center column. The full-featured ball head nestles in the leg apex collar with a compact design that still supports up to 30 lb. Made for travel with lightweight carbon-fiber construction, the Ascend-14 Compact opens to a maximum height of 59.9", yet it folds down to a compact 18.6" for travel or storage.
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Maximum Height
59.9"
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Really Right Stuff Ascend-14 Travel Tripod wi... Overview

The Ascend-14 Compact Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod with Integrated Ball Head from Really Right Stuff is a compact, all-in-one travel tripod with an Arca-type ball head integrated in the center column. The full-featured ball head nestles in the leg apex collar with a compact design that still supports up to 30 lb. Made for travel with lightweight carbon-fiber construction, the Ascend-14 Compact opens to a maximum height of 59.9", yet it folds down to a compact 18.6" for travel or storage.

  • Arca-type ball head integrated into center column
  • Panning base features scale and independent lock Quick release flip lock lever
  • Four leg positions
  • Ballast hook for added stability
UPC: 818413029620

Really Right Stuff Ascend-14 Travel Tripod wi... Specs

Head
Head TypeBall Head
Quick Release Plate TypeArca-Type
Number of Bubble Levels1
Independent Pan LockYes
Pan & Tilt Range
Vertical Tilt90°
Panning Range360°
General
Load Capacity30 lb / 13.6 kg
Maximum Working Height59.9" / 152.1 cm
Max Height without Center Column51.3" / 130.3 cm
Minimum Working Height5.1" / 13 cm
Closed Length18.5" / 47 cm
Diameter3.4" / 8.6 cm
MaterialsAluminum Alloy, Carbon Fiber
Weight3.2 lb / 1.45 kg
Legs
Leg Lock TypeTwist Lock
Leg Positions4 Positions
Independent Leg SpreadYes
Leg Sections4
Feet FeaturesRubber
Center Column
Center Column FeaturesBallast Hook, Removable
Center Column ShapeRound
Center Column Extension TypeRapid
Lateral / 90-Degree Center ColumnNo
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.73 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)23.5 x 3.4 x 3.4"

Really Right Stuff Ascend-14 Travel Tripod wi... Reviews

Simply a great tripod

By Chris
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-10

Quick to use after initially getting used to it. Quite light for its size and as stable as they come. I am really enjoying using it.

RRS Ascend Travel Tripod.

By Brian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-27

At only 3 lbs. and 18.5 this tripod is built for awesome adventures where compact, light, yet sturdy tripod. I am typically not a fan of tripods with 4 sections because often the lower leg sections are unstable; however this tripod is definitely an exception to that. An other added feature is the center column is extremely steady, removable, and able to be attached inverted for low shots. This is a perfect travel tripod to use for all occasions, especially for backpacking or birding.

Great travel tripod

By Gerard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-22

This compact travel tripod is small and light - almost looks like a toy when folded up. However, when extended it works magnificently. It is stable and the included head is easy to use and works well. The 30 pound load capacity is phenomenal given the small size of this unit. I ordered the cap cover from RRS that covers the flat screw knob that controls rotation. This makes it easier to find and use. Price is frightening, but the unit is solid.

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does this "integrated ball head" can be taken ...

does this "integrated ball head" can be taken off, and install a BH-40, or other ball head like Z-1? when needed?
Asked by: charlie
As an owner, I would say the actual answer is "no." You cannot buy the Ascend with integrated head and simply swap it out for another head. You have to buy the separate platform and column that, not coincidentally, cost exactly the same as the difference between the Ascend with head versus the Ascend with platform, $265 I believe. So, if you know you want to use another head, buy the cheaper Ascend with platform. But if you want to have both options, add $265 to the price of this unit. BTW, the quick column with integrated head is $645. I love RRS, but they're going to get their $. Make sure to buy from a reliable place that will let you change your mind.
Answered by: Greg
Date published: 2022-08-04
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