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Sirui T-025X for a 5D3 and 17-40 or prime?

 
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Sep 08, 2015 22:34 |  #16

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #17700238 (external link)
Nice.
I've got a similar set up that sports the C10 SIRUI head, which was indeed a little small for the job. It did manage though. It was on a set of flyweight induro legs. It came with me to the top of Machu picchu
K10 would indeed have been a better choice.

Good info.

Without a doubt this tripod/head combo can hold the 5D3 size body and/or even a 1d with any prime up to the 135L. You WILL have to use mirror lockup/remote trigger or 2 second timer just to get the thing to stabilize. It's not a rock solid hold your hand on the camera and shoot away. It does take proper technique.

For what I need, this thing will work great.


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Sep 09, 2015 11:29 |  #17

if you want to test how solid your tripod is, do this test:

1. Mount your worst offender, like the 24-70 or 70-300 (you can probably see that this wont work already).

2. Live view @ 70mm, 10x zoom and focus on something.

3. Flick your lens and observe how long it takes the image to stabilize.

4. Repeat with 1 section extended, 2 section, 3 section, 4 section, 5 section extended.

if any of your sections take a full second to recover, it's probably not usuable for all but the very still moments without any breezes.

something like the gitzo 3 series laughs at 400mm, but shaky tripods will struggle any large DSLR combo. Do the test and observe.


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Sep 09, 2015 12:49 |  #18

Charlie wrote in post #17700920 (external link)
if you want to test how solid your tripod is, do this test:

1. Mount your worst offender, like the 24-70 or 70-300 (you can probably see that this wont work already).

2. Live view @ 70mm, 10x zoom and focus on something.

3. Flick your lens and observe how long it takes the image to stabilize.

4. Repeat with 1 section extended, 2 section, 3 section, 4 section, 5 section extended.

if any of your sections take a full second to recover, it's probably not usuable for all but the very still moments without any breezes.

something like the gitzo 3 series laughs at 400mm, but shaky tripods will struggle any large DSLR combo. Do the test and observe.

I will do this but at 70mm it holds pretty strong. I tested this. I mounted my 5D3 w/ 70-200 2.8 VC and tested this same thing at 200mm. That is alot of weight hanging out there. Took 4 seconds to recover. Unusable I agree but I didn't buy this for the 70-200 either. (tested at full height w/ center column all the way up)

I did however buy this for the 24-70 so I will retest with that. I know w/ the brick 15-30 it's rock solid period. Takes about 1/4 second on a flick /w the center column down and about 1/2 second with the column extended. This is with all 5 sections out.

Remember this tripod is literally half the size of the gitzo 3, 14.2" in length w/ the K-10x mounted and 2lb 11oz out the door. It's a lightweight travel option for a guy who doesn't use a tripod.

...I don't use a tripod... but will use this for my travel to get some cityscapes which I don't normally do either.


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Sep 09, 2015 13:38 as a reply to  @ Talley's post |  #19

yeah, the center column.... borderline worthless, hence the reason I typically avoid it, although, I do have the center column kit for my feisol, in the rare cases I need to do video and a very high vantage point (over 6').

It may take you a few blurred shots until you realize the tripod being the problem. FWIW, you can probably still use your longer lenses, but just with legs not extended. I can generally get sharp shots @400mm, long exposures, when I have only 1 leg extended, which translates to around 3' high. It would be bothersome to work at that height, but I know it can be done if in a pinch. At full height, about 3 seconds to recover, so not very good unless very little wind.


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Sep 09, 2015 20:58 |  #20

RRS TVC 24, my dream tripod, only 715 :twisted:

http://www.fredmiranda​.com/forum/topic/13862​45 (external link)


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Sep 09, 2015 22:09 |  #21

Charlie wrote in post #17701570 (external link)
RRS TVC 24, my dream tripod, only 715 :twisted:

http://www.fredmiranda​.com/forum/topic/13862​45 (external link)

I prefer small/large.... you prefer medium lol


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Sep 10, 2015 19:01 |  #22

70mm all 5 legs extended. center column at set to a height of 52" for height of mounting of arca plate yielded 1.5 seconds with a flick of my finger on the camera at 10x zoom before still. with center column just 3.5" extended it was 1 second and all the way down was .7 seconds

This is with the Tamron 24-70VC and 5D3 w/ L plate... at 70mm with all 5 legs extended.

at 35mm it's reduced by about .3 seconds all across the board.

Both of this was tested with a subject at a distance of 5 feet away also.

Obviously it's not the strongest setup, but it's light and small and riding borderline usable. Real world sharpness tests shows I can run 10 seconds at 15-30mm with excellent sharpness but not in windy conditions.


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Jan 26, 2018 16:55 as a reply to  @ post 17700224 |  #23

Talley
I've searched old posts, found this 2½ year old one to have good information.
I would appreciate your opinion on the Sirui T-025X tripod.
I'm travelling to Europe mid this year, am considering these legs for my 80D with Tamron 16-300 (total weight 1.4kg .. 3lb your terms). I have a heavier larger Gitzo, but am looking for a smaller & lighter offering. My local camera store suggested the Sirui wouldn't be the best option, showed me the three legged thing weighing 1.9kg. Is more bulky and not so suitcase space friendly. Did similar holiday 3 years back without a tripod, a few small lessons learnt from that trip. Do you believe the Sirui with C-10S head would work with my body/lens for night shooting, most likely with remote?
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