The Really Right Stuff TVC-24L is the tallest of RRS’s 2 series. The TVC-24L is very light for its height, like most RRS tripods. The TVC-24L performs quite well and is only a little bit less stiff than the TVC-23 when they are both extended to the same height. For those needing the flexibility of extended height on the go, the TVC-24L should be a top choice.
|Yaw Stiffness||736 +/- 1 Nm/rad|
|Yaw Damping||0.21 +/- 0.021 Js/rad|
|Pitch Stiffness||2455 +/- 8 Nm/rad|
|Pitch Damping||0.526 +/- 0.053 Js/rad|
|Weight||3.75 lbs (1.702 kgs)|
|Manufacturer weight rating||40 lbs|
|Maximum Height||66.1 in (167.9 cm)|
|Minimum Height||3.9 in (9.9 cm)|
|Base Diameter||2.0 in (5.1 cm)|
|Folded Length||22.9 in (58.2 cm)|
|Folded Circumference||12.0 in (30.5 cm)|
|Folded Volume||262.0 cu. in. (4.3 liters)|
|Leg Material||Carbon Fiber|
|Primary Leg Angle||25.0 deg|
|Top Tube Diameter||32.7 mm|
|Second Tube Diameter||28.6 mm|
|Third Tube Diameter||24.5 mm|
|Fourth Tube Diameter||20.4 mm|
The stiffness and damping data are the averages of 10 trials for each measurement. The reported error is the standard error, except in the case of the damping data. I have set the error in the damping at 10% as the standard error metric does not appropriately capture the error in fitting to the data. All of the reported specifications are measured, with the exception of the weight rating. The tripod is measured at full height, with the center column down.
Stiffness vs Height:
Example data for oscillations about the vertical axis of the tripod:
Good looking data. The damping is pretty low, which is likely a symptom of the long legs.
Example data for oscillations about the radial axis (pitch) of the tripod:
Really nice looking data for the pitch direction.