The A1205 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Y-11 Ball Head from Sirui is a 5-section tripod that weighs 2.2 lb. The 8x carbon fiber legs fold a full 180° in reverse to make it a compact 14.6". With the center column fully extended, the tripod can reach a maximum working height of 55.1". Additionally, with a load capacity of 22 lb, this tripod is suitable for a pro DSLR with a large telephoto lens.
The hook at the bottom of the center column enables you to hang a small sandbag or camera bag to stabilize the tripod. Plus, variable leg-angles allow the tripod to have a minimum height of 10.2", and the center column is also reversible to let you get even closer to the ground. Sometimes a tripod is not allowed in certain areas because space is limited. That is when a useful feature comes into play–the tripod's leg detaches and converts into a monopod. You can increase the height of this monopod by attaching the center column to it.
The included Y-11 Ball Head is Arca-type compatible and comes equipped with a quick release plate. It also has a knob-style lock for the clamp, and two separate knobs control the movement of the ball and 360° panning base. In addition, with the ball head's single-cut notch, the camera can be placed in a 90° angle.
|Head Type||Ball Head|
|Quick Release Plate Type||Arca-Type|
|Load Capacity||22 lb / 10 kg|
|Maximum Working Height||55.1" / 140 cm|
|Max Height without Center Column||42.7" / 108.5 cm|
|Minimum Working Height||10.2" / 25.9 cm|
|Folded Length||14.6" / 37.1 cm|
|Weight||2.2 lb / 1.0 kg|
|Leg Lock Type||Twist Lock|
|Independent Leg Spread||Yes|
|Center Column Sections||1|
|Center Column Extension Type||Rapid|
|Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column||No|
|Package Weight||4.05 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||16.1 x 4.8 x 4.4"|
Sirui A1205 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Y-11 Ball Head