Sirui N-2204SK Carbon Fiber Tripod with K-20X Ball Head
The Sirui N-2204SK N-S Series Tripod is a four-section support with carbon fibre legs that extend along with the rapid centre column by unlocking each twist-lock section. The tripod can reach a maximum height of 162.6 cm. With three variable legs angles, independent leg spread, and the use of the included split center column, the legs can completely splay out to offer a minimum height of 17.0 cm. The centre column is also reversible, so you can get closer to ground, which is ideal for macro or low-angle photography. To store or carry the 1.68 kg tripod, the legs fold 180° to produce a compact 49.02 cm support.
The tripod is capable of supporting a camera and lens that weigh up to 15.01 kg pounds; the magnesium-alloy spider has an integrated bubble level to level out your horizon, and a 1/4"-20 socket to attach accessories without the need of a clamp. One of the tripod's legs is detachable and can convert into a monopod that has a maximum height of 155.96 cm. Additionally, each rubber foot is removable and interchangeable with a steel spike, which helps to secure the tripod into softer terrain.
The Sirui K-20x Ball Head is an extremely sturdy head with control knobs for pan, tilt, and tension, plus an Arca-style clamp for the included quick-release plate. The pan, tilt, and quick-release knobs are all separate, while the tension knob is integrated into the ball-locking (tilt) knob. The head tilts 90° for portrait orientation.
The interior ball locking of the K-20x head has a sphere tolerance of 0.01mm, and it's equipped with an orientation-memory locking dial. This helps yield a high load capacity of 25 kg. The quick-release clamp features a secondary release button that prevents any inadvertent disengagement of the camera/plate from the clamp, thereby adding to the head's overall security & stability. The Arca-style platform conforms to standard sizes, so you can use compatible plates from other manufacturers.
The three control knobs allow a photographer to exercise extremely fine control over the orientation of the camera, whether it's a DSLR, 35mm, medium-format camera, or even a camcorder. Pan, for instance, can be adjusted while the tilt stays locked, enabling precise movement that's measurable – there are degree markers at the panning base for panoramic photography.
|Load Capacity||15.01 kg|
|Maximum Working Height||162.6 cm|
|Max Height without Centre Column||132.08 cm|
|Minimum Working Height||17.0 cm|
|Folded Length||49.02 cm|
|Leg Lock Type||Twist Lock|
|Leg Positions||3 Positions|
|Independent Leg Spread||Yes|
|Leg Diameter||30.48 mm|
|Tripod Feet Features||Removable, Spiked|
|Maximum Working Height||155.96 cm|
|Monopod Foot Features||Removable, Spiked|
|Centre Column Features||Reversible, Split|
|Centre Column Shape||Round|
|Centre Column Sections||2|
|Centre Column Extension Type||Rapid|
|Lateral / 90-Degree Centre Column||No|
|Centre Column Rotation||360°|
|Head Type||Ball Head|
|Base Mount||3/8"-16 Thread|
|Camera Mounting Screw||1/4"-20 Male|
|Quick Release Plate Type||Arca-Type|
|Load Capacity||25 kg|
|Number of Bubble Levels||2|
|Independent Pan Lock||Yes|
|Ball Sphere Diameter||38 mm|
|Dimensions||H: 98.0 mm|