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The TP-243 is the strongest, most versatile, feature-rich ground and tabletop tripod on the market. We created a height-adjustable pod that handles 500mm and 600mm lenses with ease and manages practically any terrain. The TP-243 gets our tripod heads as low to the ground or deck as possible, handles grime from working in the dirt and is field‑strippable. The reversible bottom leg sections have a stainless steel spike at one end for rugged outdoor use and a rubber tip on the other for indoor and table-top use.
We value each of these with equal importance. In designing the Really Right Stuff Monopod, our goal was to create an intuitive, almost second nature usability, allowing you to focus on your passion, not your gear. This monopod will always perform, always hold sure, and always be Really Right.
Monopod 100% MADE IN THE USA Down to the smallest screw.
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.
MC-Strap: Rotating wrist strap adds support and security when carrying.
Rubber Ball Feet: Large diameter teardrop shape makes positive contact with the ground at virtually any angle.
Accepts optional RRS Rock-Claw or Foot Spike.
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: Textrued semi-hard rubber allows for easy adjustments and strong grip. Anti-twist leg sections mean each twist lock can be operated independently.
What's in the Box?
MC-34 Quick-Column Series 3 Carbon Fiber Monopod
MC-Strap: Rotating wrist strap
1/8” hex key tool (required to loosen/tighten platform set screws)
Single-use tube of medium-strength thread-locking compound (if user desires to semi-permanently fix monopod feet in place)
Nylon stud-cover nut
Number of Leg Sections = 4
Load Capacity = 50lb / 23kg
Max Height = 67.3" / 171cm
Minimum Height = 21.5" / 55cm
Weight = 1.5lb / 675g
General, portrait and sports photography with all lenses, including large telephotos above 200mm
What Else Do I Need?
A monopod head, such as the MH-01 or MH-02 Monopod Head is recommended for the MC-34 tripod.
Shop for Monopod Heads
We offer support packages that pair the MC-34 Series 3 Carbon-fiber Monopod with our Monopod Heads, and can also offer custom combinations with other models. The MC-14 mounts to any device with an industry-standard 3/8”-16 threaded socket.
Rather than a Monopod Head, some photographers prefer to mount a Quick-Release Clamp to the Monopod which directly receives a camera or lens equipped with a compatible Quick-Release Plate. This option provides no articulation, but minimizes bulk and weight. Chose a Quick-Release Clamp that features a 3/8"-16 threaded socket, like the B2-LR-II or the B2-Pro