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    Not sure about other place but I got it from TK and seems like they have quite a range there.

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    Now TK has it, I only see it before at OP.

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    Well at least you have a option of either flat or open (normal tripod).

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    I think it takes up more space when its folded flat than the usual tripod?

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    Ball head does not take standard arca swiss plates? I got RRS L plate permanently bolted to my cam!

    Anyway, nice tripod. I already have 3 so dunno if finance minister would allow another one!

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    I think it does as I am using Markins plate.


    Quote Originally Posted by twnll View Post
    Ball head does not take standard arca swiss plates? I got RRS L plate permanently bolted to my cam!

    Anyway, nice tripod. I already have 3 so dunno if finance minister would allow another one!

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    haha managed to get the price list from TK Foto for all the tripod price.
    You can also go to the following links to download it.
    http://8dennis8.fotki.com/public_pho...ui-prices.html


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    I'm looking for a tripod that can double up as a monopod..this will be a good choice as I don't know if others carry something like this...
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    hey, the website look alike to Gitzo site... haha
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    Not that I know of as well.
    The usage of one leg to be converted to a monopod is not limited to the flat tripod as well.
    Some of the other normal tripod also have this ability.

    Quote Originally Posted by SamPaul View Post
    I'm looking for a tripod that can double up as a monopod..this will be a good choice as I don't know if others carry something like this...

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    haha yeh all the way down to the way they show the specs.
    Luckily the quality also being copied.

    Quote Originally Posted by egnaro View Post
    hey, the website look alike to Gitzo site... haha

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    forge vs cast

    seems to be comparing itself with the famous brand. This Sirui CF traveller series is quite cheap compared to the famous brand. Wonder hoe it compares in practical usage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManWearPants View Post
    forge vs cast

    seems to be comparing itself with the famous brand. This Sirui CF traveller series is quite cheap compared to the famous brand. Wonder hoe it compares in practical usage?
    i just got hold of the 1204 travel tripod series. should be bringing it out for a spin over this holiday weekend. so far it looks good.
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    wah good choice, this is a very light tripod for it's size.
    I would have got this in replacement for my previous traveller as the weight is almost the same but I think this one more sturdy.

    Quote Originally Posted by nightwolf75 View Post
    i just got hold of the 1204 travel tripod series. should be bringing it out for a spin over this holiday weekend. so far it looks good.
    Last edited by Dennis; 17th October 2009 at 06:39 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    wah good choice, this is a very light tripod for it's size.
    I would have got this in replacement for my previous traveller as the weight is almost the same but I think this one more sturdy.
    definitely lighter than my current manfrotto 190 silver tripod. lets see how the weather is going to be like later. taking it out to kranji war memorial to shoot pano.
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    Did you managed to try it.
    Any complaint ?.
    I was able to fit the tripod into my Thinktank Streetwalker but I think it may be difficult to arrange other stuff so that they will not knock on each other. Will need to protect it from other stuff if i really want to put it inside.

    Quote Originally Posted by nightwolf75 View Post
    definitely lighter than my current manfrotto 190 silver tripod. lets see how the weather is going to be like later. taking it out to kranji war memorial to shoot pano.
    Last edited by Dennis; 18th October 2009 at 06:51 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    Did you managed to try it.
    Any complaint ?.
    I was able to fit the tripod into my Thinktank Streetwalker but I think it may be difficult to arrange other stuff so that they will not knock on each other. Will need to protect it from other stuff if i really want to put it inside.
    posted. tho i din end up at kranji war memorial tho...
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showt...49#post5528749

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    I saw these tripods when I was in Beijing a few weeks back in the Camera City.

    I brought along my Magic 2 and compared it with the China made tripod.

    A few things came into my mind.

    To fully extend my Cullmann, I only need to pull out three sections of the legs. However, you have to extend 5 legs for the China-made tripod.

    Furthermore, I noticed that the legs of the China-made tripod are a lot skinnier compared to the Magic 2. Guess this is due to the fact that it needs to house 5-sections of legs inside.

    Seems very wobbly and not really stable. When I asked about the price, I was really taken aback. My Magic 2 only costs me $180.....but these China-made tripods are almost $300+.

    Furthermore, when folded flat, the Sirui has a lot of wasted space between the legs and are not as compact as the Magic 2. There is virtually not much airgap in between the Magic 2 and it is definitely more compact.






    When I compared it with my Magic 2, the Magic 2 is much flatter in design and converting it into a monopod is much easier than the Sirui.

    Hopefully they can come up with a design which is better than the Magic 2. I had this Magic 2 for the last 15-18 years and it is still going strong.....
    Last edited by raychan; 1st January 2010 at 11:12 AM.

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    I wouldnt say the flat-folding tripods are better than the conventional ones in term of space-saving. Mathematically, I think the space occupied is still the same. Just that, it provides alternative choice. That's all.
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    i'm looking at a benro C-058M8 / C-157M8 when i saw this.
    may i know whats the equivalent from sirui? the T1204 / N1204 ?
    is the difference between the T and N series just the removable monopod leg?
    Last edited by wdEvA; 9th January 2010 at 01:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    haha managed to get the price list from TK Foto for all the tripod price.
    You can also go to the following links to download it.
    http://8dennis8.fotki.com/public_pho...ui-prices.html
    they dont seem to have brought in the TX series (http://www.zssirui.com/pro.php?act=list&classid=14). same design like the Benro Traval Angle (http://www.benro.com/products_catalo...ripodKits.html) aka like the Gitzo Traveler (http://www.gitzo.com/cms/site/gitzo/...AC0D35.worker1).

    The last Benro travel angle i had was having problems after a year. the round knobs for tightening and releasing seems inconsistent in number of turns to get it open or close. Very usable still of course, so i sold it. Gitzo's is at least $980 (CP) without head to start with so left with this TX's series for comparision. I like the folded size and i prefer keeping my tripods in the bag than have it outside the Lowepro computrekker.

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    went down to TK today and tried out the R1204 and N1204.
    nicely built.
    the N1204 is really compact when folded up, but i'm more towards to the R1204 due to the price =x.

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