This package includes a TVC-23, our standard-height Versa series 2 Tripod teamed with the BH-40 Pro II Ballhead. Ideal for all mid-size gear combinations, including standard telephoto lenses and medium-and pro size cameras. Speed, compact form and utmost reliability are the hallmark of the BH-40 Pro II Ballhead.
TVC-23 Versa series 2 Tripod
Versa series 2 tripods are the perfect choice for all mid-size gear combos. They’re built for rock solid support of 300mm telephotos,
gimbal heads, and pro size cameras, but their incredibly light weight also makes them easy to carry and use with all gear.
BH-40 Pro II 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-40 Pro II features our tried and true B2-Pro II screw-knob style quick-release clamp for utmost reliability and security.
MADE IN THE USA
Down to the smallest screw.
TVC-23 Versa series 2 Tripod
Patented SureGrip Apex Lock System: Allows quick and absolutely secure change-out from a simple platform to a Versa Quick Column or series 2 Leveling Base.
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.
High-visibility bulls-eye spirit level embedded in the apex for accurate leveling.
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-40 Pro II Ballhead
Ergonomic design gives superior handling and unsurpassed reliability.
Lowest profile in its class.
Large main locking knob incorporates stainless steel ball bearings for a lifetime of silky smooth control.
Dual drop-notches allow maximum flexibility for positioning the camera.
Micrometer tension adjustment is repeatable and absolutely reliable.
Precision panning base is finely laser-engraved at 2.5 degrees intervals and features our unique drum & brake design for effortless locking.
All components are of the finest Really Right Stuff quality, machined from solid aircraft aluminum or stainless steel for maximum durability and minimum weight.
Comes with screw knob clamp for tried and true clamping strength.
What's in the Box?
TVC-23 Carbon Fiber Tripod
(2) 3/16" hex keys (required to adjust leg angle tension)
1/8" hex key (required to loosen/tighten SureGrip set screws)
Single-use tube of medium-strength thread-locking compound (if user desires to semi-permanently fix tripod feet in place)
Nylon stud-cover nut
B2-Pro II Screw-Knob style Quick Release Clamp (installed)
Padded Cordura pouch with drawstring closure
5/32" hex key (required to install/remove/tighten B2-Pro II Quick Release Clamp)
Ballhead, Quick Release Clamp and Tripod User's Guides
Load Capacity: 18 lb / 8kg
Weight: 4.3 lb / 1.9kg
Maximum Height with ballhead: 55.8" / 141.7cm
Minimum Height with ballhead: 6.9" / 176mm
Folded Height with ballhead: 27.1" / 687mm
Leg Material: Carbon Fiber
Number of Leg Sections: 3
Load Capacity: 40 lb / 18kg
Maximum Height: 52.6" / 134cm
Minimum Height: 3.7" / 95mm
Folded Length: 23.9" / 606mm
(Heights and Length exclude 0.313" / 8mm stud height)
Weight: 3.3 lb / 1502g
BH-40 Pro II Specs:
Load capacity: 18 lb / 8.1kg
Height: 3.2" / 81mm
Base diameter: 2.1" / 53mm
Ball diameter: 1.6" / 40mm
Tripod mount: 3/8"-16
Weight: 16.1 oz / 457g
General photography with mid-size lenses up to a 300mm/f2.8 and pro size camera bodies
Studio photography (optional Quick Column recommended; TA-2-QC, sold separately)
What else do I need?
RRS-compatible Quick Release Plates for your camera and tripod-collared lenses