Really Right Stuff releases Mark 2 carbon fiber tripod line, promising more versatility and ruggedness


posted Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 3:15 PM EDT


In 2009, Really Right Stuff launched their first carbon fiber tripod and after many different sizes and versions of their popular product, the company has announced their new Mark 2 tripods, a big step forward for their carbon fiber camera support in many ways.

The Mark 2 tripod line is the result of years of development and a lot of feedback from customers. The new tripod line may look very similar at first glance, still sporting the company's trademark triangular carbon fiber pattern and dark accents, but there are a lot of small changes which could add up to a big improvement depending on the user. The Mark 2 tripod has improved ergonomics, built-in weight hooks on the TVC models, an optional 1/4-20 accessory port, new sealed twist locks, a design which is easier to clean, interchangeable feet, a vented clevis and more.


Digging in further, the new twist locks in particular are improved by requiring half as much rotation as the original RRS tripods. The locking mechanism is also designed to be more durable by keeping out more grime and grit than prior locks. The new accessory port allows you to mount accessories like a phone clamp or a carrying strap. In total, there are 17 new Mark 2 tripods, starting from the small TFC-14 to the much larger TVC-34L. You can view the full range of the Really Right Stuff Mark 2 tripods here.