i got poisoned by this thread .. went down to TK but they dont carry R1204 .. T1005x is too short for me.. R1204+G10 anyidea around how much ?? ..
wah... thanks for the review, thinking to get one for me.. either T-2204X + G-20 or R2204 + G-20.. this is my first tripod.. hopefully wont mess it up .. I am going down to TK tomorrow to try..
Canon Kiss X4 | 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS II Kit lens | 50mm f1.8
Anybody got any idea if it is cheaper to get the Sirui tripod here or in GuangZhou direct. Bearing in mind the warranty offered by TK is 6 years, direct from China most probably got no warranty lah. I got someone who travel there once every month. Thanks in advance.
Remember to account for "tax reciept", if you want warranty. Should be around 4-5%
Anyone knows of any grease that is fluid enough to faciltate smooth screwing action and yet firm enough not to attract fine particles from entering into the screw thread.
Last edited by ManWearPants; 22nd June 2010 at 05:22 AM.
Should be OK to wash it down with water to get rid of the particles and get some more silicone grease to repack the threads so that there is some damping to the turning the collars.
i believe any plastic grease will do.
dont think there is a grease / lub that doesnt stick dust / sand.
photography makes one sees things from all angles.
Have a question regarding the Sirui tripods... Do they feature the anti-rotation legs that Gitzo legs have? And if they don't, how important is this feature?
I'm not sure what the anti leg rotation system actually does (have not really played with a Gitzo before), but based on the description on twisting the locks, pulling the leg, tightening the locks. The Sirui works the same way.
"Gitzo's "ALR" Anti Leg Rotation design prohibits segments from rotating; they can only move directly up or down."
So it prevents the legs from rotating when the twist locks have been loosened, allowing you to tighten the twist locks after extending the legs with just one hand, vs one hand holding on to the leg to prevent it from rotating as you use your other hand to tighten the twist locks.
Guys, I see the website (not much detail on the product feature which almost all similar on the quality and test, strength etc..) like don't have any with a vertical to horizontal system like manfrotto or benro (flexpod)? If got which Series?
Canon 550D | 50 f/1.8 | 70-200 f/4L IS | Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 VC | Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 | Sigma 30 f/1.4