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Sirui P-424 anyone have one?

 
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May 20, 2013 17:28 |  #16

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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!

Yeah they are the cat's meow but no way will I pay that much for a monopod although I wish I could LOL. But I decided to go with the Sirui ordered one today with Allens camera




  
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May 21, 2013 15:38 |  #17

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Yeah they are the cat's meow but no way will I pay that much for a monopod although I wish I could LOL. But I decided to go with the Sirui ordered one today with Allens camera

I managed to pick up a Gitzo GM2541 at a VERY reasonable price, however it was still a piece more than my P424.
I think you will be happy with the Sirui, I am with mine!


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May 21, 2013 15:44 |  #18

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I managed to pick up a Gitzo GM2541 at a VERY reasonable price, however it was still a piece more than my P424.
I think you will be happy with the Sirui, I am with mine!


I am sure I will I have the Sirui L-10 tilt head and it's well made. Also seen the reviews of the 326 seems everyone is very happy with it




  
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May 22, 2013 03:57 |  #19

The L-10 tilt head is well working, so if you like a tilt head, it is a very good option. I prefer a ball head, so I have replaced my L-10 with a ball head that was not working well on a tripod, but do the job on my monopod (a not working pano base on that ball head)




  
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May 22, 2013 12:54 |  #20

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The L-10 tilt head is well working, so if you like a tilt head, it is a very good option. I prefer a ball head, so I have replaced my L-10 with a ball head that was not working well on a tripod, but do the job on my monopod (a not working pano base on that ball head)

I am trying to sell my L-10 right now and when it does sell I want to get a small ballhead maybe the photoclam awesome small head




  
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May 23, 2013 14:08 |  #21

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I am trying to sell my L-10 right now and when it does sell I want to get a small ballhead maybe the photoclam awesome small head

As I mentioned in another post I, personally, find ball heads a liability on mono pods. However I find the Sirui L10 pretty good for lenses up to my 300 F2.8.


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May 23, 2013 19:36 |  #22

Well I ordered a Sirui ballhead will give it a try, if I don't like it I will get a tripod so I am out nothing




  
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May 24, 2013 02:17 |  #23

The one ball head I have, with the non smooth pano base, is a Sirui G-20. The tension control is also nothing to cheer for. For using on a tripod, that ball head is just junk, and nothing I can recomend. I am hoping you are more lucky with your Sirui ball head.




  
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May 24, 2013 18:44 |  #24

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Well I ordered a Sirui ballhead will give it a try, if I don't like it I will get a tripod so I am out nothing

I have the Sirui K 40X ball head - it is a cracking piece of kit. Don't know which model you have ordered but if the quality is similar to mine you will be pleased.


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May 24, 2013 21:17 |  #25

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I have the Sirui K 40X ball head - it is a cracking piece of kit. Don't know which model you have ordered but if the quality is similar to mine you will be pleased.


SIRUI K-20X Professional Tripod Ball Head this is the one I ordered




  
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May 24, 2013 21:18 |  #26

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The one ball head I have, with the non smooth pano base, is a Sirui G-20. The tension control is also nothing to cheer for. For using on a tripod, that ball head is just junk, and nothing I can recomend. I am hoping you are more lucky with your Sirui ball head.

I had one of these for a short time and I have to agree about the pano base but I am not worried about panning




  
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May 25, 2013 18:12 |  #27

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I had one of these for a short time and I have to agree about the pano base but I am not worried about panning

You should find your K 20 X to be a smooth operator in every aspect and direction.


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May 25, 2013 20:03 |  #28

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You should find your K 20 X to be a smooth operator in every aspect and direction.


I am sure it will be should get the Monopod Monday and the head Wed. I even went as far as buying a Sirui tripod which will be here this week




  
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May 28, 2013 17:57 |  #29

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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.

I just got the 424 today when the brown trucked showed up:D I tried the spike and I think it's plenty long enough




  
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May 28, 2013 17:58 |  #30

The 424 was delivered today looks awesome, very strong and looks great




  
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