Really Right Stuff TVC-33S Review

  1. Introduction & Specifications
  2. Design & Operation
  3. Test Results
  4. Head Choice
  5. Comparison & Conclusion




This tripod was purchased through retail channels.  I was no paid by any party to write this review, and the opinions are entirely my own.

Yaw Stiffness1787 +/- 10 Nm/rad
Yaw Damping0.819 +/- 0.082 Js/rad
Pitch Stiffness4891 +/- 12 Nm/rad
Pitch Damping0.662 +/- 0.066 Js/rad
Retail Price$990
Weight3.85 lbs (1.748 kgs)
Manufacturer weight rating50 lbs
Maximum Height50.5 in (128.3 cm)
Minimum Height4.0 in (10.2 cm)
Center ColumnNo
Base Diameter3.0 in (7.6 cm)
Folded Length22.7 in (57.7 cm)
Folded Circumference15.0 in (38.1 cm)
Folded Volume406.0 cu. in. (6.7 liters)
Leg MaterialCarbon Fiber
Leg Sections3
Primary Leg Angle24.5 deg
Leg LocksTwist
Top Tube Diameter36.8 mm
Second Tube Diameter32.6 mm
Third Tube Diameter28.6 mm
Exchangeable FeetYes
Foot TypeRubber
Bottom HookYes

The test results are included here as I consider them to be part of the tripod’s specification.  For full discussion of the stiffness and damping, see the test results page of the review.


Specs Discussion

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