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walkien
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Feb 23, 2012 15:11 |  #1

Has anyone use this "Sirui p306 monopod"? Is it any good?


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Dec 22, 2012 03:25 |  #2

same question, I've been looking for a very portable yet sturdy monopod that can handle a 7D and a 70-200f2.8L
anyone with 1st hand experience using the SIRUI P306?




  
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Dec 22, 2012 13:55 |  #3

Dear WALKIEN & MsKUTISPWET,

F.Y.I. just one view…
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1139696
SIRUI P326 stronger & lighter brother of SIRUI P306 - identical specs except P326 has Load: 22lbs & wt: 0.88lb vs P306’s Load: 17.5lbs & wt: 1.1lb
P326 6-section carbon fibre http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …Section_Carbon_​Fiber.html (external link)
P306 6-section aluminum http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ion_Aluminum_Mo​nopod.html (external link)

SIRUI are great products (both monopods AND tripods) if criteria is compactness, light-weight and value for money, without compromising performance.
My definite brand of choice for travel rather than bulkier yet good quality Gitzo’s.
e.g.
SIRUI T-005 or T-025 tripods with folded length of 11.8”!! (Try getting that in a Gitzo; my Gitzo GT1542T has an inconvenient folded: 15.7” before a head).
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …Section_Carbon_​Fiber.html (external link)
or SIRUI T-1005X or T-1205X with folded length of 13.4":
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …tion_Aluminum_T​ripod.html (external link)
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …Section_Carbon_​Fiber.html (external link)

After almost one year's field experience, my SIRUI P326 monopod is still performing perfectly enduring like-new, facilitating capturing shots of super natural British Columbia’s eagles, great pacific blue heron’s etc.
(prefer to use all my monopods without heads, just with quick release systems)

Sometimes our purchasing decisions requires a paradigm shift in thinking…
Good luck in a selection that works for you.

Mary


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Dec 22, 2012 14:55 |  #4

I have the '326 which is the carbon fiber counterpart to the '306 and its great holding my 100-400L+5D+BG-E11 Battery Grip at the Zoo... I cant imagine the Aluminum version being any weaker, just heavier... That said I paired it with a Sirui L-10X head which is a ripoff of the RRS head that looks identical... Its also good but there is a bit of slop when it is not cranked down (and at less than 1/2 price nothing to complain about)...


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Dec 22, 2012 16:51 |  #5

walkien wrote in post #13953108 (external link)
Has anyone use this "Sirui p306 monopod"? Is it any good?

I have not but I do use the Sirui P424 mono pod and find it excellent, though a bit big for your kit. I would suggest that you have a look at the P 324.
These are 4 section mono pods and I think the 326 is a 6 section model. I have tried 6 section mono pods in the Gitzo range and wouldn't give the house room - the bottom leg sections are just too thin IMO


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Dec 22, 2012 18:10 |  #6

I have their monopod head and it is really nice. Their quick release works with my Kirk and RRS plates. I had to slightly adjust it when it arrived, but once it was adjusted, it is perfect.


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Dec 22, 2012 22:09 |  #7

For the money hard to beat




  
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Dec 22, 2012 22:32 |  #8

Oops I have the 326 but it's still awesome




  
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Dec 23, 2012 05:35 |  #9

walkien wrote in post #13953108 (external link)
Has anyone use this "Sirui p306 monopod"? Is it any good?

I have one, which I use with a Sirui head, the K-20.

Much better than my older Manfrotto. I bought the Sirui to replace a cheapie Targus which was stolen.

Recommended.

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Feb 08, 2013 06:22 |  #10

MsKutispwet wrote in post #15395856 (external link)
same question, I've been looking for a very portable yet sturdy monopod that can handle a 7D and a 70-200f2.8L
anyone with 1st hand experience using the SIRUI P306?

I finally got mine and here's my initial impressions

+ compact & lightweight:
(folds to just 15-inches, fits inside/on my camera bag, can be hooked on my side using the supplied clip on my jeans)
+ sturdy enough to accommodate my eos7D with 70-200 f2.8L attached
+ the thick foam-grip feels good when you grab/hold the monopod
+ with the twist-lock mechanism, it's easy to deploy and lock into shooting position securely (you just need some practice)

- the supplied hand-strap could be more robust/thicker but not a real issue
as it serves its purpose

Overall, at only +/- $59.99(depending where you're buying it) it's a very good product if you're looking for a compact yet sturdy monopod.




  
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