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This package includes a TQC-14, our Series 1 compact tripod teamed with the BH-30 Pro Ballhead. Ideal for mirror-less system camera gear but robust enough for full-size DSLR gear with medium telephoto lenses. The ideal travel companion.
TQC Series 1 Tripod with Quick Column
The TQC-14 tripod is the ultimate traveling tripod. Many of the innovative Series 2 and 3 tripod features are elegantly retained in this smaller version. Engineered to be a companion to the BH‑30 ball head, the TQC-14 easily supports loads up to 25 pounds without sacrificing stability.
The TQC-14 collapses down to just 17.7" (45cm), easily fitting into even average sized day packs and making it perfect for traveling, hiking or even just walking around town. At 2.7 pounds ((1.2kg), even the most weight-conscious photographers will be amazed at the portability of this tripod.
The built-in quick column provides an additional 11" (28cm) of height when needed. Considering its small collapsed size and a maximum extended height of 59" (150cm), the TQC-14 has considerable versatility for any adventure.
BH-30 Pro Ballhead
A Really Right Stuff ballhead is the best choice for all general photography, and will give you fast and accurate control and solid support of your camera or lens. Aiming and horizon leveling can be accomplished as one instinctive motion, and rigid lockup takes just a quick twist of one control. As a result, our ballheads are faster to use and inherently more stable than 3-axis “pan-tilt" tripod heads. Since the ballhead profile is smaller and lacks the protruding handles, they are also much easier to carry and pack. The BH-30 Pro features our compact B2-MAS screw-knob style quick-release clamp for utmost reliability and security.
MADE IN THE USA
Down to the smallest screw.
TQC-14 Series 1 Tripod
Fully integrated Quick-Column adds up to 11" (28cm) of height and can be removed for ground-level shooting.
Big & Thin carbon fiber legs: With a large outer diameter and wall thickness of only 0.04", our carbon fiber tubes far surpass the competition in strength-to-weight ratio.
Offset Leg Joints: Tripods must occasionally withstand tremendous bending and torsion loads. It is crucial that the leg angle stops and all other structural joints are well supported. Our patented offset leg joints fully support the leg angle stops allowing loads to be transferred straight through the strongest members of the tripod. This also means the tripod is more compact when collapsed.
Ratcheting Angle Stops: just pull out the stop, raise the leg, and the stop will automatically engage into place beginning at the highest setting. Pulling the legs back down will ratchet the stop into place at each angle. This keeps your fingers safe from pinching and assures the best support.
Rubber Ball Feet: Large diameter teardrop shape keeps leg sidewalls from touching the ground even at the lowest settings and makes positive contact with the ground at virtually any angle.
CNC Machining: Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) milling machines precisely sculpt parts out of solid metal affording excellent control in the design, fit and finish of every metal part found on an RRS tripod. Other tripod manufacturers employ mold casting to mass produce metal parts, resulting in lower strength/quality pieces.
Anodizing vs Powder Coating: Anodizing produces surface protection embedded into the metal, yielding superior wear and corrosion resistance versus a superficial coating.
Twist Grip Leg Extension Locks: Textured semi-hard rubber allows for easy adjustments and strong grip. Anti-twist leg sections mean each twist lock can be operated independently.
BH-30 Pro Ballhead
The BH-30 is the perfect companion for our TQC-14 Series 1 tripod or similar compact tripods.
A smaller screw-knob clamp to match smaller proportions of the BH-30 and minimize weight: B2-mAS clamp.
30mm diameter ball is hollow.
Single drop notch.
Knob and lever are captive and uniquely shaped.
Main locking lever is spring-loaded; pull out to reposition in 60-degree increments. Lever freely clears tripod platform.