Really Right Stuff: Universal Leveling Base with Clamp

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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 stud of the same size and thread call-out (3/8"-16).


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.
  • 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
  • 3/8"-16 Stainless steel stud for mounting tripod head
  • 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
  • CNC machined 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum with type II anodizing
What's in the Box? 
  • TA-U-LB Universal Leveling Base with 3/8"-16 mounting socket on bottom
  • Lever Release Clamp (installed)


  • Weight: 11.9 oz / 335g
  • Diameter (excluding bullseye): 2.9" / 73mm
  • Max Width (including bullseye): 3.4" / 87mm
  • Height: 2.7" / 67mm
  • 3/8"-16 x 0.3" / 8mm stainless steel stud on platform for mounting tripod head