SIRUI 3T-35 Table Top Tripod…Never be Without a Tripod Again!

You know the situation. You’re on the road and you see a great shot. But it’s a bit dark and you need a stable support. You can lean your camera against that rock or tree or garbage can for more stability, but you’re stuck with a mediocre image because you could not position your camera precisely.

3T 2 camerasMaybe there’s a crowd in the way and you can’t reach high enough to see over them. Or you’re tired of taking pictures of your family and never being in the photo!

A tripod can fix these problems, but, you can’t carry one with you all the time…or can you?

The new SIRUI 3T-35 Table Top Tripod Kit is an ultra-compact, rugged, portable, flexible table top tripod…and much more! At only 9.5 inches closed, it can easily fit in a camera bag, backpack or back pocket. It can even fit in you glove compartment!

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The SIRUI 3T-35 is made of forged aircraft grade aluminum alloy, so it’s rugged and built to last! It’s large, stable support legs can hold digital and video cameras weighing up to 8.8 lbs.

 And the two-section center column can extend to 13.5 inches!

3T-35-594When you can’t see over the crowd, extend the center column and fold down the support legs for added reach. Plus, you can turn the camera towards you to do a self-portrait, or get a different perspective – it couldn’t be easier!

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The legs fold up for storage and provide an excellent grip for shooting photos or videos.

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The rugged, compact ball head comes with an Arca-compatible quick release plate and, when you remove the cen3T w_o centerter column, can be placed directly onto the support legs for low angle shooting (just 4 inches off the ground) and maximum stability. Lean against a tree or put it on a ledge for unique perspectives.

The SIRUI 3T-35 Kit comes in black or red, includes an Arca-compatible Ball Head with Quick Release Plate, storage bag and SIRUI’s impressive 6-year warranty.

Come see the SIRUI 3T-35 and all the latest products at PhotoPlus Expo at Booth 980!!

 

As with all Sirui professional photographic products, the Sirui 3T-35 Tripod comes with Sirui’s 6 year warranty!

6 yr stickerFor more information on the Sirui 3T-35 Tripod or the full line of Sirui products, please go to http://www.sirui.com or check out our Facebook site at www.facebook.com/SiruiProfessionalTripods

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Sirui N-2204 Tripod with K-20X Ballhead: A Pro Review By Chris Graham

We’re always looking for professional photographers who use Sirui products. We recently met pro photographer, Chris Graham and saw amazing images and a great review on the Sirui N-2204 Tripod with K-20X Ball Head.

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When we asked Chris if we could share his review page and images, he said, “That sounds great! I bring my Sirui pretty much everywhere I go with my camera and try to recommend it to anyone that is in the market for one.”

BN1A3029“I wanted something that was lightweight, therefore preferably carbon fiber, sturdy enough to hold a larger DSLR with a 300mm zoom, and something that would stretch out, allowing me to get my camera close to the ground.  It seems I found all those things and more in the Sirui N-2204 with the K-20X Ball head.” Framingham Res1

“As you will see, I really like this product and wanted to let more people know about it…”

“The first thing I noticed about the entire kit was that it seemed to be made very well.  Having a manufacturing background, I could tell at first glance that this wasn’t going to be some cheap flimsy thing that I was going to have to replace in 3 months down the road.  Overall build seemed very solid.”

Center Section N-2204X“Overall I am extremely happy with this purchase.  It’s well-built and has performed exactly as I have hoped.  It does look pretty beefy, but at the same time, the carbon fiber material makes it light.  The legs extend and retract quickly and I can adjust their angles without any really effort.”

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“The K-20X ball head is a precision machined piece of art.  It’s so smooth that every time I use it, I still am amazed at how nice it is.”

“So if you’re in the market for a new lightweight tripod, I highly suggest checking out the Sirui N-2204 with the Sirui K-20X ball head, it won’t completely drain your wallet like some of the other high end brands, but I think it’s very comparable in quality.”

To see the full review, please go to Chris’ website at http://chrisgraham-photography.com/blog/?category=Reviews

To see more of Chris’ images, taken with his Sirui tripod, please go to https://www.flickr.com/photos/graham_cs/

As with all Sirui professional photographic products, the Sirui N-2204X Carbon Fiber Tripod and K-20X  ball head comes with Sirui’s 6 year warranty!

6 yr stickerFor more information on the Sirui N-2204X Carbon Fiber Tripod and K-20X  ball head or the full line of Sirui products, please go to www.sirui.com or check out our Facebook site at www.facebook.com/SiruiProfessionalTripods

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SIRUI T-2005X Tripod and G-20X Ball Head Review by DPReview.com

A recent review on Aluminum Travel Trips by DPReview.com compared the features of the Sirui T2005X and G-10X to other products in the market. We are pleased to see how much they liked the professional quality of Sirui products.Here is an overview of the report that can be read in its entirety at http://www.dpreview.com/articles/8941642276/travel-tripods-comparing-5-aluminum-kits/6

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“Sirui is quickly becoming known for their high-value photography support products, and we were suitably impressed with their largest ball head in our recent review.

“The T-2005 is the largest of the Sirui T-series traveler tripods, and the leg thickness and maximum load put it a bit beyond most other aluminum tripods in this group … however, it still folds down to a compact size, and more critically, it has a retail price in line with the marginally smaller tripods from other manufacturers.”

G20x ball head

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“With a 36mm ball and separate friction and locking knobs, the G20 is the largest ball head in this comparison group, both in terms of its own weight and a maximum load capacity that is nearly double that of the tripod beneath it.”

Automatic leg angle locks

“When the tripod legs are folded up 180° around the center column, just pulling them ST2005-G20Xdown starts the satisfying click of the spring-loaded angle locks. Each of the three angles can be easily set either by pulling the leg down, or pressing the angle lock button inward and pushing the leg up.”

“This type of angle lock is used on every Sirui tripod in their catalog, so the convenience is universal to the brand. It also means that the design has been thoroughly tested at a variety of sizes and load ratings.”

Short center column

“The leg angles on the T-2005x extend as far as 84° outward. With the included short center column, this puts the mounting platform just 5.1″ (13cm) off the ground.”

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“Sirui has thoughtfully included an anti-rotation groove in the short column, as well as a bottom thread for installing the weight hook. This means the short column can replace the long column for regular shooting, with less overall weight and better stability.”

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“… the T-2005x has retractable, permanent ground spikes. Twisting the rubber foot reveals the spike, allowing use on slippery or rough terrain.”

Construction and handling

“There is a sense of quality with Sirui tripods that comes right from unpacking the box and unzipping the substantial, well-padded bag. When examining the tripod, this impression does not disappear. All of the aluminum surfaces (which is most of the kit) are satin finished and uniformly anodized in a dark black…”

“All of the machined aluminum parts have nicely finished edges and fit together very tightly. For example, the gap between the leg rotation joint and the first tube section is so small and tight that they look like a single piece of aluminum.”

“These tight tolerances contribute to a very solid feeling in most of the parts of the whole tripod. Every angle lock clicks in and out with ease, and while the leg sections may wobble on extension, they lock tightly together.”

G20x head and platform

“This series of head has separate friction and locking knobs, along with the usual panning base lock knob.”

“The 36mm ball of the G20x makes it the largest head in this group of aluminum tripods, but it fits well with the very thick leg sections and greater maximum load of the leg set.”

“Beneath the head is a platform that is finely machined from thick aluminum, while many other tripods use thinner cast platforms or even plastic.”

Field Experience

“In the field, the combination of the T-2005 tripod and G20 head fit nicely together in the tripod bag, and though they are the second heaviest combination in this review group, the short packed size and the very nice strap on the bag made it less of a trial to carry.”

“Setting up the legs was quite quick with the spring-loaded leg angle locks and the very short twist needed to release the leg sections.”

Holding up the heavy stuff

“The G20 ball head is good even for longer lenses and heavier camera bodies, and performs admirably with this larger gear in the field.”

Stress test results

Leg lock strength

“To evaluate the overall strength of the leg locks, a single leg was extended and its twist locks were hand-tightened twice (once to lock, and a second twist to insure they were set). Weights were then placed directly above the extended leg (or monopod, for convertible tripods) until either a leg lock began to slip, or the stated load capacity for all three legs was reached.”

“the locks on all three legs will certainly support the maximum load that is stated.”

Vibration resistance

“Vibrations can make even the sharpest lens turn out mushy, blurred photos, and can ruin long exposures.”

“…not all vibration can be eliminated, so we tested whether the tripod will dampen them or transmit and reflect them to the camera.”

VTSirui2005“The large aluminum Sirui tripod legs, with substantial ball head added on top, have a combined mass that reduced the initial shock being transmitted to the camera mount, while residual vibrations were gradually dispersed… the aluminum legs themselves do a very good job of controlling vibration.”

Cold weather use

“The T-2005 leg locks remained easy to grab and turn with thick mittens on, and the automatic leg angle locks were a godsend when unpacking the tripod (no need to push or pull anything).”

“The G20 ball head functioned very well in the extreme cold, with no sign of stickiness to the ball action, or even increased resistance in the panning base grease.”

Summing up

“The combination is compact enough to fit in most luggage and some camera bags, and is quite well built from aluminum. The tripod also extends admirably tall and has larger, 28mm top leg tubes to support a heavier load…”

“The price and features of the T-2005 allow it to fit in with this group, and while the size will make it an attractive full-time tripod.”

“Sirui has produced a very nice aluminum tripod in the T-2005x”

To read the full review by Mark Banas, please go to http://www.dpreview.com/articles/8941642276/travel-tripods-comparing-5-aluminum-kits/6

As with all Sirui professional photographic products, the Sirui T-2005X Aluminum Tripod and G-20X  ball head comes with Sirui’s 6 year warranty!

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For more information on the Sirui T-2005X Aluminum Tripod and G-20X  ball head or the full line of Sirui products, please go to http://www.sirui.com or check out our Facebook site at www.facebook.com/SiruiProfessionalTripods

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Field Report: Sirui T-025X Carbon Fiber Tripod with C-10X Ballhead by Jack Neubart

This must be the week for Sirui tripod reviews! We are proud to present the latest review of the Sirui T-025X Ultra-compact Tripod Kit by Jack Neubart – photographer, educator, writer, musician/songwriter, photo industry analyst/consultant.

He’s a quick peek into of the report:

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Sirui T-025X. A very capable, compact, and lightweight folding carbon fiber tripod.

“There was a time when we wouldn’t have put much stock in a lightweight tripod, especially one with 5 leg sections. But with the use of carbon-fiber technology, the picture has changed. Carbon fiber brings us vibration-dampening tripods nearly on a par with wood tripods.”

 “And, owing to its lighter weight, carbon fiber is more practical than either wood or metal when it comes to travel photography.”
That brings us to the Sirui T-025X carbon fiber tripod. I can’t say enough good things about this little wonder.”

The Sirui T-025X: An Overview

The Sirui (pronounced Soo-ray) T-025X is an 8-layer carbon fiber support. The more layers, the stronger the tripod.”

“This is a folding pod. That means that the legs fold back on themselves to shorten the overall length, making it easier to stow in luggage, should the need arise.”

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The Sirui T-025X: A Closer Look

“Once you unfold the legs, the first thing you’ll notice is that the 8” center column is already extended.”

“This center column can be unscrewed, and the tripod head can then be screwed onto the spider (the area where the legs come together). This will give you even greater stability…”

“You can also use the T-025X as a tabletop tripod by returning all legs to their shortest length and splaying out the legs. Remove the center column, detach the ballhead, then reattach the head directly onto the leg assembly, so the camera is closer to ground level.”

It’s All in the Legs…

The legs feature twist locks. A half turn twist to the left and the leg section is unlocked. You can actually unlock all the leg sections at once, if your hand is large enough to cover the four twist locks (and likewise lock them in place, once the legs are returned to their original positions).”

“The leg sections extend smoothly in one motion.”

And the Head

The head is an integral part of any tripod. One wouldn’t think much of the tiny C-10X ballhead that comes with this tripod by looking at it, or hefting it. Like the leg assembly, the head is a pleasant surprise.”

“The head features an Arca-style quick release (QR). The QR plate is small but does the trick. There is a security pin on the head to prevent inadvertent sliding off of the camera when mounted…”

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“The main knob serves double duty, controlling drag (friction) and locking/releasing the movement for up/down, side-to-side, and angular placement—achieving this movement very smoothly. Panoramic movement via a separate knob is also silky smooth.”

In Use

“The T-025X with C-10X ballhead had no trouble delivering sharp results from 2-second exposures of Buckingham Fountain. Further tests back home showed the tripod could support a Nikon D300 with Tokina 50-135mm f/2.8 lens at 135mm (202mm, 35mm equivalent) for up to 20 seconds…”

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How Does It Add Up?

“Quite brilliantly, as our friends across the pond are wont to say.”

“The T-025X is a breeze to set up and break down (collapse and fold up).”

“Most important perhaps, it’s really a no-brainer to use. You don’t need to have any experience with a tripod to use it successfully the first time out. Nothing could be simpler, or more effective in this weight class.”

Stick it in a suitcase en route to your destination and slap it to the back (or side) of your photo backpack when heading out to shoot. … it will capture the grandeur of any landscape or waterfall. What’s more, the quick operation and small footprint (when set up) lends this tripod nicely to any tour group setting…”

Does It Reach pixelPERFEXION? (100 pixels is best):

Sirui T-025X Carbon Fiber Tripod with C-10X Ballhead: 95 pixels—a pleasure to use; literally doesn’t let you down.”

To see the full review, please go to:

http://www.pixelperfexion.net/reviews/-field-report-sirui-t-025x-carbon-fiber-tripod-with-c-10x-ballhead

We would like to thank Jack Neubart for this very thorough review.

As with all Sirui professional photographic products, the Sirui T-025X Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit comes with Sirui’s 6 year warranty!

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For more information on the SIRUI T-025X Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit or the full line of Sirui products, please go to http://www.sirui.com or check out our Facebook site at www.facebook.com/SiruiProfessionalTripods

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SIRUI ET-1204 Travel Tripod Kit – Rave Reviews from DPReview!

It’s always great to see product reviews that give in-depth reports on the features, benefits and field use of tripods. And it’s extremely rewarding to have the review find your product to be of very high quality at a “very reasonable price.” Plus, to be favorably compared with a tripod that is more than twice the price, is an added bonus!

SIRUI ET-1204 Travel Tripod Kit

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We are pleased to present the latest review from DPReview.com, on the SIRUI ET-1204 Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit. We have included a few excerpts from the review and suggest you see the full review at:

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/5352974021/travel-tripods-5-carbon-fiber-kits-reviewed/6

The SIRUI ET-1204 Travel Tripod

“The new Sirui ET-series of tripods is a budget-conscious line of travel tripods from a company already known for offering the best bang for the buck in support equipment (see our review of their K-40x ball head). What sets these ET tripods apart from other Sirui offerings is that these have lever-type leg locks and come with a simplified, E-type ball head included in a kit.”

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“At the heart of the included ball head is a 30mm diameter, coated aluminum ball that moves smoothly under friction. The machined aluminum casing is also very slim and designed to match the size of the ET-1204 platform, and still fit within the legs when they are folded upward for storage.” “Conveniently, there is also a pan lock knob to go with the indexed base, and all knobs are made entirely of metal.”

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“The leg angles on the ET-1204 extend as far as 84° outward. With the included short center column, this puts the mounting platform just 5.1″ (13cm) off the ground. Add in the E-10 ball head, and the bottom of a camera can go as low as 7″ (18cm), which is truly low. The short column can also be screwed onto the center column to add a few more inches of height.”

Lever leg locks

“In a change from the rest of their tripod flipLockLegdesigns, Sirui has put lever-type locks on the legs of the ET-series (and the equally new, but larger, EN-series). These locks are naturally reminiscent of Manfrotto’s proven designs, with cast metal clamping rings and hard plastic levers to operate them. For many photographers, lever locks are also faster and easier to use than twist locks.”

SIRUI Construction

“Aside from the carbon fiber tubes, most of the ET-1204 is made from well-finished aluminum that is anodized a deep, glossy black. This shiny finish is a hallmark of all Sirui products…”

“The construction of the entire kit is consistently tight, and shows an attention to detail that belies the budget label that even Sirui has applied to this line of tripods. The standard, 6 year warranty from Sirui is also reassuring.”

Quick set up

“While there are opinions on both sides of the lever lock vs. twist lock preference, we found the lever locks of the ET-1204 to be much faster for initial set up than all of the twist locks on the other tripods.”

“Flipping the levers let the carbon leg sections slide out at once… In general, pushing each lever down takes just as much time as twist locks would, but some of the other benefits of lever locks is that they are easier to manipulate for photographers with weaker hands or wrists, and their lock status can be seen with a quick glance.”

Vibration resistance

VibTestSiruiET1204“The Sirui did a great job minimizing the initial shock, given its minimal mass, and the resulting vibrations were also admirably reduced. When considering typical camera vibrations, this means the ET-1204 will work well with extended exposures, and longer lenses (if they are fairly light). Overall, this an excellent result for such a light and thin tripod, and it further shows that the choice of lever locks over twist makes no difference in vibration resistance.”

Summing up

“While Sirui may refer to the ET-series as its budget alternative, and price them accordingly, this combination of a ball head and tripod legs designed for each other, in the same package, is an advantage that many other manufacturers have standardized on. The use of lever locks instead of twist locks makes almost no functional difference in the ET-1204, when compared to its contemporaries, so this becomes a matter of personal preference (with the Sirui T-1204 as the twist lock variant).”

“Everything is well assembled, though, and Sirui offers a compelling, lightweight travel package at a very reasonable price.”

We would like to thank the reviewer, Mark Banas, and DPReview for allowing us to share this review with our blog followers.

As with all Sirui professional photographic products, the Sirui ET-1204 Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit comes with Sirui’s 6 year warranty!

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For more information on the SIRUI ET-1204 or the full line of Sirui products, please go to http://www.sirui.com or check out our Facebook site at www.facebook.com/SiruiProfessionalTripods

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Latest SIRUI Products Shown at WPPI 2014

Come see the latest SIRUI Professional products at the WPPI 2014 Expo!

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It’s that time again! Join more than 13,000 serious photographers and videographers at the annual Wedding and Portrait Photographer’s International Expo. Come see over 300 manufacturers – especially SIRUI at Booth 1737 – and handle the products you’ve been dreaming about!

Location: MGM Conference Center, Las Vegas, NV                                               Expo Hours: March 3 & 4: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.     March 5: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

New SIRUI tripods and photo/video monopods 

Over the past few weeks, SIRUI has introduced many impressive new products for serious photo/video enthusiasts and pros. And the reactions have been amazing! To get more details on these exciting new products, please go to http://www.sirui.com.

SIRUI ET-Series Tripod Kits

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If you’re a photographer on a budget, but refuse to compromise on quality, the new SIRUI ET Series tripod kit is your ideal choice. Built for travel, the ET Series offers full size tripods that fold compactly for easy storage and transport (fits into most backpacks or carry-on luggage).

Available in economical Aluminum Alloy or ultra lightweight 100% Carbon Fiber.

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The kit includes a matching E-Series Ball Head with a e-20xseparate panning and main locking knob and useful bubble level.

Advanced Flip Leg Locks

flipLockLegThe new SIRUI Flip Leg Lock System makes setup and breakdown fast and easy. Simply open the leg locks and the legs smoothly slide open. The SIRUI designed magnesium flip lock clamps provide enhanced stability.

e-2214xFold180The uniquely designed leg mechanism lets you to flip the legs up 180°. This allows the tripod to be folded significantly smaller than comparably sized tripods with conventional leg designs.

Other features like short center column (included), custom padded case, 6 year warranty, Arca-compatible ball head and quick release plate make this an excellent system for any photographer!

SIRUI EN-Series Tripod with Monopod Leg

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When you need a full-featured tripod that’s designed to be used under a wide range of shooting situations, look no further than the SIRUI EN Series tripods.

Advanced Flip Leg Locks

SIRUI EN series tripods incorporate SIRUI’s new, advanced Flip Leg Lock System that makes setup and breakdown fast and easy. Simply flip open the leg locks and the legs smoothly slide open. flipLockLegUsing Magnesium leg clamps (for added strength) and SIRUI’s superior design, the flip locks provide a solid grip, enhanced stability and reliable performance.

180° Fold up legs

EN-2004 foldedSIRUI EN Series tripods have a unique leg mechanism that lets you to flip the legs up 180°. This allows the tripod to be folded significantly smaller than comparably sized tripods with conventional leg designs.

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Split Center Column

The split center column makes changing from the standard center column to a short center column fast and easy.

Monopod Leg

EN-2204_003For added versatility, one of the tripod legs can be converted into a monopod! Extremely convenient when tripods are not allowed or when you’re shooting in tight spaces.

And by attaching the larger section of the split center column onto the monopod leg, you can significantly increase the height of the monopod.

 

SIRUI P-S Series Photo/Video Monopods w/Support Feet

The exciting new SIRUI P-S Series Multi-function Photo/Video Moopod has changed the rules, when it comes to versatile photo/video monopods!

In fact, the features do all the selling:

3 sturdy fold-down support feet 

Provide stability and flexibility not possible with standard monopods!

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20° Tilt, Drag Control

You can tilt the monopod 20° in any direction and control drag for smooth transitions.

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Twist the vertical locking collar and turn it into an upright monopod with support feet (not free-standing).

Patented 360° Panning Hand Grip

SIRUI designed and patented 360° panning hand grip produces smooth,                      pro-level panning effects.

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Only the top section of the monopod turns – not the entire shaft. That means you can hold onto the monopod for added stability and control! No other system has this important capability.

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If you don’t need the feet, you can easily unscrew them and convert the SIRUI P-S Photo/video Monopod into a “conventional” monopod (you still have the built-in 360° panning grip – a SIRUI exclusive!)

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And for added flexibility, the patented feet can be used as a table-top or low angle tripod!PS table top w camThe SIRUI P-204S is available in economical Aluminum alloy and the SIRUI P-224S/324S/424S are made with lightweight 8 layer 100% Carbon fiber.

As with all SIRUI professional products, the SIRUI ET Series Tripod Kit, SIRUI EN-Series Tripod and SIRUI P-S Series Multi-function Photo/Video Monopods come with SIRUI’s 6 year warranty!

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For more information on the above SIRUI Products or the full line of SIRUI Photo and Video tripods, monopods, heads and accessories, please go to http://www.sirui.com or check out our Facebook site at www.facebook.com/SiruiProfessionalTripods

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Compact Professional Video Head for Today’s DSLR/Video Systems – the Sirui VH-10 Professional Fluid Video Head

The world of videography has quickly changed over the last few years. Many photographers have realized the need and advantage of shooting videos. The introduction of DSLRs and lower priced modular video cameras that can produce professional quality videos, has accelerated this trend.Image

Along with the growth of video has come the need for high quality video heads that are compact in size, but provide the control needed to produce videos with smooth pans, controlled tilts and seamless transitions. The SIRUI VH-10 Professional Fluid Video Head is a compact video head designed for today’s photo/videographers.

While this precision-machined aluminum video head weighs only 0.9kg (1.98lb), it can easily handle camera systems (camera, lens, grip, lights, etc.) weighing up to 6kg (13.2lb)! And to keep everything level, it has a 2kg (4.4lb) built-in counter-balance system.

The panning resistance is preset to provide amazingly smooth 360° pans and can be locked in position when you need precise framing.

The SIRUI designed fluid head tilting mechanism lets you steplessly dial in the amount of resistance you need – producing the smooth, professional looking movement you demand, Sirui product shots-368whether you’re working with a heavy or lightweight camera system.VH-10 lock

When the Tilt Control Knob is set for low resistance, the head can easily be moved to the desired angle. The internal counterbalance mechanism helps to keep the head from quickly tipping forwards or backwards when you tilt the head – this helps camera balance and reduces unsteady tilts, even when only slight resistance is set.

And, as you increase the resistance, or drag, you will noticeably smooth out the look of your tilt sequences. When you combine the smooth panning motion with properly selected drag for tilting, you will achieve a very fluid, professional look and feel to your videos. And the properly balanced camera will remain in the the desired position without the need to totally lock the controls. You can also lock panning and/or tilting, so no movement occurs at all.

The telescoping handle gives you more reach…VH-series hanlde closed-389VH-series handle extended-390and lets you move your camera closer to the action without needing to lean over.

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Since you will be using different camera/lens combinations, you will need to make forward and backward camera position adjustments on the video head, for proper balance and alignment.  The SIRUI VH-10’s  Quick Release Platform can do this very quickly and easily. It has a dual safety lock system to prevent the camera from accidentally falling off when the primary locking mechanism is loosened. You must push the secondary release button to remove the camera from the video head. Very safe!

VH-10 bubble levels-second lock arrows-375To make horizontal alignment of your camera system simple, there are 2 bubble levels on the SIRUI VH-10 Video Head –

one on top of the head (to check alignment of the camera)

and one on the base of the head (to make sure your tripod is properly aligned).

The SIRUI VH-10 comes with a Quick Release Plate that VH-10 qr offhas a 1/4″ and 3/8″ tripod screw for use with any camera system. The rubber pads make sure the camera will not move while positioning or adjusting the video head.

For Birdwatchers, too!

In addition to shooting videos, the SIRUI VH-10 Video Head is perfect for use by birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts! The smooth panning and tilting make it easy to follow fast moving birds or animals, with high power spotting scopes or long telephoto lenses.

You can put the SIRUI VH-10 on a wide range of tripods! From the SIRUI R Series tripods with the Y-75B 75mm bowl and Y-745A leveling Ball Set, to the SIRUI M-3204X or T-2205X with the LE-60 Leveling Base, you can put together a rugged, portable system at a very reasonable price!

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A new product that is the perfect compliment for the SIRUI VH-10 is the SIRUI P-S Professional Multi-function Photo/Video Monopod! It is a very innovative, practical monopod that is packed with impressive features! It is a video monopod with 3 support feet for stability and flexibility not possible with conventional monopods. Plus, you can fold the feet up when not needed or remove them completely! For a complete review, please check our blog “The Support Every Videographer Needs – Sirui P-S Series Multi-function Photo/Video Monopods”

As with all Sirui professional photographic products, the Sirui VH-10 Professional Fluid Video Head comes with Sirui’s 6 year warranty!

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For more information on the full line of Sirui products, please go to http://www.sirui.com or check out our Facebook site at www.facebook.com/SiruiProfessionalTripods

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Sirui P-S Series Multi-function Photo/Video Monopods – The Support Every Videographer Needs!

Today’s videographers are taking full advantage of the new generation of high performance, compact video cameras and DSLRs. Having the ability to produce professional results from a camera that can go anywhere and do virtually anything, has unshackled these artists both mentally and physically. While the need for big, bulky video tripods has diminished, there is still a need for a stable, flexible video support system that matches the portability of the latest camera systems.

SIRUI has introduced the perfect support system forSIRUI P-S Photo:video monopod1 videographers on the go! The SIRUI P-S Series Multi-function Photo/Video Monopod.

SIRUI P-S Series Photo/Video Monopods have three sturdy fold-down support feet that provide stability and flexibility not possible with standard monopods! The rugged feet allow you to pan the monopod 360° and tilt 20° in any direction without worrying that the monopod will move out of position! And you can step on the feet for even greater stability!

The SIRUIPS 360 pan designed and patented 360° panning hand grip produces smooth, pro-level panning effects.

This unique feature lets you easily follow moving subjects, even if your video head or monopod head does not have a panning base!

Only the top section of the monopod turns – not the entire shaft. That means you can hold onto the monopod for added stability and control! No other system has this important capability.

It’s foam padded for a comfortable feel and secure hold in cold or wet conditions. And, if you don’t need the panning function, simply tighten the locking collar.

To tilt the monopod 20° in any direction, SIRUI utilizes a precision ball head mechanism in the base of the monopod. output_dzjIxOYou can easily control the amount of drag (based on the size of the equipment and your personal preferences) by turning the tension control knob on the base. 2To restrict movement (no tilting) you can twist the vertical locking collar and turn it into an upright monopod with support feet *.

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The support feet can fold flush and lock into position against the monopod leg.

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The large PS monopod -3145rubber foot lets you work on slippery surfaces and can be replaced with a stainless steel spike for use outdoors.

If you don’t need the feet, you can easily unscrew them and convert the SIRUI P-S Photo/video Monopod into a PS mon no feet“conventional” monopod (you still have the built-in 360° panning grip – a SIRUI exclusive!).

And for added flexibility, the patented feet can be used as a table-top or low angle tripod!

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SIRUI P-S Series Photo/video monopods are equally at home with photo and video equipment.  And if you need to get your equipment up high or want an unusual perspective, you can, thanks to their rugged construction and lightweight design!!

The SIRUI P-S Series Photo/Video Monopod comes in 3 sizes. The economical, compact SIRUI P-204S is made of high strength aluminum alloy. It is also available with lightweight, vibration reducing 8-layer 100% Carbon Fiber – as the SIRUI P-224S. Both can hold up to 17.6 lb. (8 kg), open to 63 inches (160 cm) tall and fold down to 27.1 inches (690 mm). If you need a bigger support, you can buy the SIRUI P-324S  which holds up to 22 lb. (10 kg), is 68.9 inches (175 cm) tall and folds down to 28.5 inches (72.5 cm). When only the biggest and strongest will do, consider the SIRUI P-424S – it holds up to 26.4 lb. (12 kg), opens to 74.8 inches (190 cm) and folds down to only 30.1 inches (76.5 cm)!

The SIRUI P-S Series Monopod was designed alongside the new SIRUI VH-10 10Professional Compact Fluid Video Head. The VH-10 is a high quality fluid video head that is designed for use with the latest video and DSLR cameras. When you combine the SIRUI VH-10 and P-S Series Monopod, you have an unbeatable package! All the features you need, in a compact system that’s ready to go anywhere you are! Fast, compact, lightweight, rugged! For more details on the SIRUI VH-10, please check the blog entry titled “Compact Professional Video Head for today’s DSLR/Video Systems – the Sirui VH-10 Professional Fluid Video Head

Sirui P-S Monopods come with a custom padded case and shoulder strap. For added flexibility and fast connect/disconnect, you can add the Sirui Photo MP-20 or Video VH-90 Quick Release Platforms.

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As with all Sirui professional photographic products, Sirui P-S Series Multi-function Photo/Video Monopods come with Sirui’s 6 year warranty!

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For more information on the full line of Sirui products, please go to http://www.sirui.com or check out our Facebook site at www.facebook.com/SiruiProfessionalTripods

* Not for use as a free-standing support.

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Visit Sirui at the PhotoPlus Expo in NYC on October 24-26, 2013

You’ve heard about Sirui, read about the many models and seen real-world results from professional photographers.

Now it’s time to handle these great products up close and personal!

Sirui will be exhibiting the full line of products – and a few new exciting surprises – this week in The Big Apple.

Please stop by the Sirui booth and experience the quality of Sirui products. And you can buy your favorite Sirui model(s) right in the exhibit hall!

Handle the latest products

Handle the latest products

Come to booth #872 at the Javitz Convention Center in New York City from 10am to 5pm.

Knowledgeable staff will happily show you the latest Sirui tripods, monopods, heads and more.

We hope to see you at the show!

For more information on the full line of Sirui products, please go to http://www.sirui.com or check out our Facebook site at www.facebook.com/SiruiProfessionalTripods

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Sirui Tripod Models Shown by Beautiful Models

You may have noticed that for the past few months we have not posted new Sirui blogs. Due to the limitations of the internet in China – no Facebook or WordPress blog access – we could not report back to you while we were in China.

Rest assured, there’s lots going on in the Sirui factory. In fact, there are many new products arriving very soon that will impress and delight photographers and videographers. We’ll announce the new products as they become available. As they say, “patience is a virtue.”  We can guarantee that the new products are well worth the wait!

While we can’t show the new products just yet, we can show you some of the highlights of the P&E show – the crowds, the Sirui products and especially the Sirui models. It’s a tough assignment, but someone had to do it!

In late May, Sirui exhibited at the P&E show in Beijing, China. This large, impressive show (well over 150,000 people attended the show!) allowed Sirui to showcase their industry leading products and show some of their latest innovations.

P&E booth shotSpecial gifts were handed out each day, to dedicated photo enthusiasts

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And the latest Sirui products were shown, with style, by Sirui models!

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Photographers had a great opportunity to handle the newest Sirui products

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and talk with the Sirui staff.

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In just a few weeks (October 24-26), Sirui will be exhibiting at the PhotoPlus 2013 show in New York City! Please stop by Booth #872.

For more information on the full line of Sirui products, please go to http://www.sirui.com or check out our Facebook site at www.facebook.com/SiruiProfessionalTripods

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