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Sirui N2204 CF tripod anyone?

 
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Nov 25, 2012 22:34 |  #1

Looks like a great tripod but who knows anyone have one? if so how do you like it?




  
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Nov 26, 2012 08:53 |  #2

here's a review, there are others if you Google it

http://www.rc.au.net …nd-k20x-ball-head-review/ (external link)




  
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Nov 26, 2012 16:45 |  #3

I have the travel version (T2204X) with the K30X ballhead, and I like it so far. Well built, smooth operation, light, and much smaller (folded) than my manfrotto 055.


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Nov 26, 2012 19:12 |  #4

rick_reno wrote in post #15290634 (external link)
here's a review, there are others if you Google it

http://www.rc.au.net …nd-k20x-ball-head-review/ (external link)


Nice review




  
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Nov 26, 2012 19:15 |  #5

dodgyexposure wrote in post #15292399 (external link)
I have the travel version (T2204X) with the K30X ballhead, and I like it so far. Well built, smooth operation, light, and much smaller (folded) than my manfrotto 055.

What do you think of that monopod leg? I am not so sure I would like that. I have also been looking at the Feisol CT3371 just can't make up my mind. Also the Sirui is new and worry about if the bugs are worked out?




  
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Nov 26, 2012 19:20 |  #6

I am also wondering if this is not an overkill for me because I only have a gripped 7D and plan on using the tripod while shooting with the 400 5.6. Maybe sometimes the 70-200 2.8 IS MKII I have always felt the beefier tripod gives me stability even when using lighter gear




  
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Nov 26, 2012 23:34 |  #7

Tanglefoot47 wrote in post #15292953 (external link)
What do you think of that monopod leg? I am not so sure I would like that. I have also been looking at the Feisol CT3371 just can't make up my mind. Also the Sirui is new and worry about if the bugs are worked out?

The T version doesn't have the removable monopod leg. I wasn't interested in a removable monopod.

No experience with Feisol, but they are well reviewed.


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Nov 26, 2012 23:36 |  #8

dodgyexposure wrote in post #15293904 (external link)
The T version doesn't have the removable monopod leg. I wasn't interested in a removable monopod.

No experience with Feisol, but they are well reviewed.

I will check into that one I am also interested in the Manfrotto 055pro 3 damn this is hard




  
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Nov 26, 2012 23:44 |  #9

My other tripod is a manfrotto 055cxpro3 - what do you want to know? I like it, but it's not as portable as the Sirui - together with a Markins Q10, it's about 75 cm long when folded (the Sirui is about 42 cm).


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Nov 26, 2012 23:55 |  #10

dodgyexposure wrote in post #15293924 (external link)
My other tripod is a manfrotto 055cxpro3 - what do you want to know? I like it, but it's not as portable as the Sirui - together with a Markins Q10, it's about 75 cm long when folded (the Sirui is about 42 cm).


Quality wise not worried about portable, as sturdy?




  
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Nov 27, 2012 00:55 |  #11

The 055 is at least as sturdy as the Sirui, if not more so. I haven't done any testing, mind you, just my opinion. And while it's long, it's not heavy - about 1.6kg, from memory.

Not everyone likes the versatility of the centre column on the Manfrotto pro range - the centre column can be either vertical or horizontal. I find it quite useful for macro, because you can quickly get into low or unusual positions.


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Nov 27, 2012 01:01 |  #12

dodgyexposure wrote in post #15294098 (external link)
The 055 is at least as sturdy as the Sirui, if not more so. I haven't done any testing, mind you, just my opinion. And while it's long, it's not heavy - about 1.6kg, from memory.

Not everyone likes the versatility of the centre column on the Manfrotto pro range - the centre column can be either vertical or horizontal. I find it quite useful for macro, because you can quickly get into low or unusual positions.


So tempted to pull the trigger on the Pro I have narrowed it down to Manfrotto or Feisol




  
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