This new model from SIRUI is one of the most exciting tripods to hit the market in a long time. It features a column-less apex/spider design, exactly like Gitzo’s Systematic range of tripods and SIRUI’s massive 4- and 5-series models. This brings SIRUI's offering a lot closer to Gitzo in terms of design and functionality.
Column-less tripods offer better stability, vibration absorption and longevity thanks to a simpler design. They also offer instant low-angle shooting and great customization as the center-plate can be removed from the apex and replaced with a variety of other accessories like a leveling base, modular center-column or fluid video heads. The big catch is that all these other modular accessories cost a pretty penny and that’s where this model comes to light – the price includes a modular center column and an adapter that enables it to take a 75mm leveling base.
If you compare the specs of this tripod to its main competitor, the Gitzo GT3543LS, you will also be impressed to see that it extends to the same height (without the column added) and it folds down to the same length, despite being a 3-section tripod, which should technically have a longer folded length. It also tips the scale at 250g less, which makes a big difference for those who travel or hike a lot.
The GT3543LS + GS3513S Center Column will currently put you back R14 990, whereas this option will only cost R11 299.00. This tripod also includes a padded carry-bag, which is yet another accessory for which you’ll have to fork out more cash if you go the Gitzo route. We believe firmly in the brands we sell and feel that their pricepoint in the market is justified. With this being said, there is an unmistakable difference in manufacturing quality if you hold this next to it's Gitzo equivalent, but the price of each justifies the quality, especially with all of the accessories and the carry bag included with the SIRUI choice.
Together with the R-2214X, this is without a doubt the best value-for-money tripod we have ever had in our product range.
- Series - 3
- Material - Carbon Fibre
- Leg Sections - 3
- Maximum Height without centre column - 141cm
- Maximum Height with centre column - 179cm
- Minimum Height - 11.5cm
- Closed Length - 61cm
- Weight - 1800g
- Load Capacity - 22kg
- Leg Diameters - 26-33mm
Included in the Box
- Padded carry bag with detachable shoulder strap
- Metal spikes
- Instruction manual
- Warranty card
- RX-402C Center-column
- R2X-75A 75mm video half bowl.
- Maintenance Tools