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June 2011
In This Issue
Plates for Fuji X100
3 New Tripods
Get our 2011 Catalog
New Tripod QR System
Alaska's Inside Passage

Fuji X100 Plates Coming

Keep an eye on our site for links to pre-order plates for the Fuji X100 camera!

New Tripods Now Shipping

Three new Really Right Stuff carbon fiber tripods started shipping at the end of May. Our successful line of Versa tripods now includes:
  • TVC-34L: Versa Series 3 tripod, extra long/tall, 4 sections per leg
  • TVC-33S: Versa Series 3 tripod, shorter than our TVC-33, 3 sections per leg
  • TVC-24L: Versa Series 2 tripod, extra long/tall, 4 sections per leg
These American made tripods are built by hand in San Luis Obispo, California.

Don't know which tripod to choose? Check our Quick Guide for help.
2011 Catalog  
2011 catalog 
Websites are nice, but nothing beats a paper catalog full of our gear. Our 2011 catalog has over 80 pages of gear and advice. Call or email us to request your copy (international customers please download as PDF).

Our catalog is also available as a downloadable PDF. Click here. 
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One Tripod...
Multiple Heads...
New Tripod Head QR System is Here  

Now there is a fast and easy way to swap between different tripod heads and still use the same tripod. Want to use the same tripod with your ballhead, your gimbal head, or your video head? Now you can!


Our new Leveling Base Clamp replaces the flat platform on your Really Right Stuff leveling base. With a patented Lever-Release clamp on top of your tripod, and plate on the bottom of your tripod head, you can quickly and easily swap from one head to the other.

leveling base with clamp
Replace the platform on your RRS leveling base with a quick-release clamp.

Purchase our Series 2 or Series 3 leveling bases with either a platform or a clamp. Or retrofit your existing RRS leveling base by purchasing the clamp separately.

Each head you want to swap needs its own quick-release plate. For round bases, our TH-DVTL plates are ideal and come in two sizes:

  • TH-DVTL-55 for BH-55 ballheads, PG-02 Pano-Gimbal heads, or any round base not exceeding  2.75-inches / 70mm in diameter.
  • TH-DVTL-40 for BH-40 ballheads, the Wimberley II gimbal head, or any round base not exceeding 2.00-inches / 50mm in diameter.

Our TH-DVTL plates install with a stainless steel 3/8"-16 screw and provide a solid and secure connection for your head and load. 


Photo Trip to Alaska's Inside Passage with Light Photographic Workshops
Joe on the yacht Northern Song 
Joe (left) shooting from the deck of the yacht Northern Song
"I've just spent the better part of 3 weeks pouring over/culling/processing/reprocessing a mountain of images I shot on Hal Schmitt's Light Photographic Workshops Tour to Alaska's Seymour Canal. Wow. I'm still in awe just thinking about the truly incredible trip. Six participants (including me) shared some of Alaska's most breath-taking scenery and wildlife encounters with leaders Hal and Rick Sammon for 8 days aboard Captain Dennis Rogers' 84 foot luxury yacht. This was my third photo trip to Alaska, but first to the Inside Passage "target rich" environment. Though not inexpensive, I'd rate this trip as awe-inspiring, and probably even more productive photographically than last year's African photo safari.

Several aspects of this trip made it particularly effective and extremely enjoyable - click through to read more!

Joe Johnson, owner of Really Right Stuff

bald eagle 



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