SIRUI Tripods: Exclusive to Walch Optics.
Walch Optics are the exclusive outlet of Sirui Tripods for Tasmania. We have been selling them for about a year now and we‘re very pleased with the quality of the product. Since our website is up and running now, I thought it might be a good time to share the Sirui range with you in a bit more detail.
SIRUI photographic equipment company was founded in 2001, originally as an manufacturer for a renowned french photographic company producing high-end photographic equipment.
With the enriched technique and experience accumulated over those years, SIRUI started to develop its own brand and technology from 2006 onwards. By continuously investing in the advanced tooling and precision machining in concert with a well-trained design and engineering team, SIRUI was able to develop its own assembly line, and is independent from design to manufacture to assembly. This is somewhat unique for photographic products coming out of China, SIRUI design all their products from the ground up with exacting standards and even patent elements of the designs.
Our hands on experience in the store with Sirui tripods has been impressive, they feel very well engineered. The action on every part of them from the leg clasps to the quick release plates or panning mechanism on the heads feels really smooth and solid. The carbon fibre is 8x which we are told is better than the standard 6x used in most other carbon fibre tripods, as a result the tripods are high in strength. All the Sirui products come with a 6 year warranty too.
This tripod is tiny. It’s perfect for traveling or bushwalking, so it’s quite popular with our outdoorsy customers. The T-005 comes in a kit with a ball head included, which weighs a total of just 800 grams altogether. After all the hoo-ha about the carbon fibre this one is actually aluminum, but its so small that you won’t save much weight by making it from carbon fibre anyhow. One thing to mention is that the minimum height is actually limited because the center column does not lower below the base plate, although this can be overcome by rotating the legs all the way around and inverting the tripod. The kit comes with a pull cord material bag and allen key set for adjustments.
Another compact tripod good for traveling, the T1205x folds down to just 34cm in height and still fits in the zip up carry case with a ball head attached. The legs weigh only 800 grams but can carry up to 10kg meaning it will hold well above any standard DSLR setup. The tripod comes with a zip-up carry case big enough to fit the legs with a ball head attached. Also included is a short stem to replace the center column if you want to shoot very low to the ground, allen keys for adjustments and a replacement base plate for larger heads.
This is the one you go for when you need the biggest and the best, well there is actually a bigger SIRUI tripod than this bit it’s huge and we only order it in on request. Weighing just 1.3kg and supporting up to 15kg with a wide footprint this tripod is big enough to suit most jobs and still very light. The really cool thing is that you can unscrew one of the legs and use it as a monopod by attaching the base plate provided, this is great if you’re shooting in crowds or simply need to steady a shot without being anchored down. As with the other models the tripod comes with a zip-up carry case, spare base plate, allen keys for adjustment and a short stem to replace the center column if you want to shoot very low to the ground.
These tripods are all available for sale from Walch Optics. In fact we are the exclusive outlet in Tasmania, we don’t have them available for purchase online currently but of course we can ship directly to you should you need. Please call or email if you have any questions, or pop in and check them out.
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