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May 18, 2013 18:19 |  #1

I am all set to buy a Feisel 1471 but noticed this P-424 and it looks great. I had a Sirui tripod and it was very well made so the name Sirui doesn't scare me off. I would like to hear from people who have used the 424

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May 18, 2013 18:52 |  #2

Can't speak about the 424 specifically, but I have a 326 monopod and find it to be excellent.


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May 18, 2013 19:05 |  #3

v35skyline wrote in post #15944967 (external link)
Can't speak about the 424 specifically, but I have a 326 monopod and find it to be excellent.

I also had the 326 for a short time and I liked it just wanted something bigger




  
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May 18, 2013 19:53 |  #4

One thing the 424 has over the 1471 is built in spikes whereas the Feisel one has to buy the spikes but the Feisol does come with a case. Decisions decisions LOL




  
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May 18, 2013 22:11 |  #5

I have the P-424. It is a big and sturdy monopod. Comes with a case and as previously indicated has a built in spike which will screw out when needed. It will handle the largest of lenses.


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May 19, 2013 02:42 |  #6

I have a P-424. It does the job as intended.
The spike is too short, so it is not much use of it. The rubber foot is just too wide for the spike to reach the surface, if the mono pod is not in almost right angle to the surface.
I don't like the twist lock on it, but I don't know if that is just me, or there is better implementation of twist lock from other vendors.




  
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May 19, 2013 09:22 |  #7

afoton wrote in post #15945806 (external link)
I have a P-424. It does the job as intended.
The spike is too short, so it is not much use of it. The rubber foot is just too wide for the spike to reach the surface, if the mono pod is not in almost right angle to the surface.
I don't like the twist lock on it, but I don't know if that is just me, or there is better implementation of twist lock from other vendors.


Thank you, I was wondering about the twist locks on this pod. They look kind of like the ones on the Induro which I really didn't care for to big and bulky.




  
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May 19, 2013 20:27 |  #8

Tanglefoot47 wrote in post #15946340 (external link)
Thank you, I was wondering about the twist locks on this pod. They look kind of like the ones on the Induro which I really didn't care for to big and bulky.

I also have the Sirui P424 Mono pod and can thoroughly recommend it. The only thing that let mine down was the poorly glued on legwarmer, easily sorted with Bostik/Goop or similar. It is, however, a rather chunky mono pod - what are you supporting? I bought mine to use with the likes of a 600 F4, for anything lighter I would look at the 3 series version they make as this will be a bit lighter and still very rigid.
Note the leg locks are great, especially with cold/wet hands.
I mainly use Gitzo support but they didn't make a sensible 3 or 4 series mono pod so I got the Sirui P424 - glad I did!


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May 19, 2013 21:07 |  #9

My biggest two lenses are the 100-400 and a 70-200 2.8 I know these aren't huge but I like a good sturdy pod. I was also thinking of the 326 the little one LOL




  
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May 19, 2013 23:42 |  #10

My largest lens is the 100-400 and the P-326 would handle that with no problem. However, I bought the P-424 because the 326 is to short for me. Make sure you purchase something that will work for your height.


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May 20, 2013 08:32 |  #11

jbrackjr wrote in post #15948590 (external link)
My largest lens is the 100-400 and the P-326 would handle that with no problem. However, I bought the P-424 because the 326 is to short for me. Make sure you purchase something that will work for your height.

the 326 is about the right height when adding the head and camera. But I have always liked something a little larger because if there ever is a time when you need more you will have it




  
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May 20, 2013 09:48 |  #12

Then there is 324 or 424 from Sirui. I got 424 just because I had no possibility to try it before buying, so I chosed the strongest to be sure.




  
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May 20, 2013 10:02 |  #13

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Then there is 324 or 424 from Sirui. I got 424 just because I had no possibility to try it before buying, so I chosed the strongest to be sure.


That's what I am thinking now Feisol or Surui they seem pretty much the same spec wise, just wise I could get my hands on one




  
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May 20, 2013 10:49 |  #14

Another thing I wonder about the Sirui twist locks of composed of a durable silicone while the Feisol use aluminum-alloy CNC in their twist locks. Not sure which is the best or if it even matters?




  
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May 20, 2013 16:04 |  #15

Tanglefoot47 wrote in post #15949623 (external link)
Another thing I wonder about the Sirui twist locks of composed of a durable silicone while the Feisol use aluminum-alloy CNC in their twist locks. Not sure which is the best or if it even matters?

I can't tell you which is best as I have had zero issues with my Gitzo, Triopo and Sirui twist locks. I can tell you that the Gitzo ALR locks are the hardest to clean though!


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