A leveling base on your tripod is the perfect foundation for gimbal heads, pano gear, fluid heads and even ballheads. Each leveling base offers ±15° of leveling capability and locks solidly with just a twist. Choose a leveling base with a flat platform for direct mounting of a tripod head. Or choose a leveling base with a clamp if you want quick-change convenience for multiple tripod heads on the same tripod.
This Leveling Base is designed to be compatible with all tripods. It has a 3/8"-16 socket on the bottom, allowing it to be screwed on to any mounting platform with a 3/8"-16 threaded stud.
Screw the leveling base onto the platform of your tripod, or any mounting platform onto which you want to mount a leveling base to. Twist the handle to lock & unlock the base. The fluid motion allows smooth and fast leveling, no matter the load.
The unique design of this leveling base allows the tripod to get as low to the ground as possible. This was accomplished by replacing the handle which falls below the apex of the tripod with a relatively low profile locking mechanism that resides above the apex. Additionally, this locking ring gives the user greater leverage for better lock-up.
This is the perfect base for all Really Right Stuff panorama gear used on an RRS Series 2 tripod. Build our Pano Elements Packages directly on this leveling base or install our PG-02 Panning-Gimbal head.
This leveling base is fitted with a clamp instead of a platform. This makes it ideal as a base multiple tripod heads. Now you can quickly and easily swap between your ballhead to your gimbal head or video head. No need for multiple tripods. Note that each tripod head must be fitted with a quick-release plate. For tripod heads with round bases, see our TH-DVTL-55 or TH-DVTL-40 plates. Only Really Right Stuff delivers this much versatility.
The lightest leveling base in its class
Compatible with any tripod with a 3/8"-16 mounting stud on the platform
Holds up to 25 lbs. without slipping
Low friction polymer anti-jam plate secures your head solidly and accentuates vibration damping for your load
Delivers 30° of total leveling capability
Large 12mm diameter bullseye level is easy to see
Unique locking ring allows greater leverage for locking the ball and eliminates any ground clearance issues when fully splaying your tripod legs
RRS Lever style Quick-Release clamp for easy tripod head swapping
Stainless Steel Quick-Release lever
CNC machined 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum with type II anodizing
What's in the Box?
TA-U-LC Universal Leveling Base with an integrated quick-release clamp on top and 3/8"-16 mounting socket on bottom
Weight: 14.6 oz / 413g
Diameter (excluding bullseye): 2.9" / 73mm
Maximum Length (including bullseye and lever): 4.2" / 106mm
Height: 3.1" / 78mm
Really Right Stuff Quick-Release clamp on top (1.5" or Arca-Swiss compatible, see this clamp for full compatibility)
Use as a leveling base for video, pano and gimbal tripod heads
Use this leveling base style for quick Tripod Head swapping
What else do I need?
This is designed to be compatible with any manufacturer's tripod, so long as there is a 3/8"-16 mounting stud to mount a head to. For RRS tripods, please click here.
To use this leveling base, your head needs to have a quick-release dovetail mounted to the bottom of the head. The RRS FH-350 Fluid Head already has this as a feature on the head. All other heads will need either a TH-DVTL-55 or for use with a BH-40 or BH-30, a TH-DVTL-40 .