Sirui travel tripod review – SIRUI NT-1005X
If you are looking for an all-round and compact tripod than you will be happy with this tripod by SIRUI. The NT-1005X offers a strong E-10 ball head along with a removable monopod and an extendable center column.
SIRUI NT-1005X has all the features that a photographer needs. It can be used anywhere, be it in a lively city, or amongst the clouds, or in a new zone for exploring purposes. You can capture exciting landscapes or beautiful portraits with it.
Basically, it is so versatile that it can be used in a home studio as well as for outside photography.
So this NT-1005X – see on eBay – will be the right choice for all those photographers who want to invest in something flexible and durable.
It is perfect for traveling as it can collapse to just 36cm and can easily fit into any bag. It can also be used as a stand-alone monopod as one of its legs can be removed. This feature makes NT-1005X a multi-purpose 2-in-1 tripod. It has all the capabilities which ensure that its users are prepared for all types of situation.
To add to these features is the ability of the monopod to be extended to an incredible height of 153 cm by utilizing the center column. Despite its compactness, the makers have hot compromised on working height which is whopping 148.3 cm.
The NT-1005X tripod also boasts an amazingly durable extensible center column which provides double extension and is the secret of its 31cm additional height.
Moreover, it can find low as to the ground and is perfect for those who prefer low down photography as well. The secret lies in the center column inserted upside down. So it is an all in one camera.
Let us look at the features of this tripod in detail so that you get to know each and every working of this sophisticated piece of equipment before you make the purchase.
It Comes with an E-10 panoramic head along with a TY-50E quick release plate. The ball head can capture breath-taking panorama as it has a base which can rotate by 360 degrees with a scale.
The head mount which is Arca Swiss compatible comes with security pin, therefore, it stops the TY-50E release plate, from moving. The pin is a tricky mounting screw which is very secure. The quick release plate is 50 x 39 mm and the base is of 43 mm.
Sirui NT-1005X provides a bubble level together with a 90-degree facility for portrait modes, this providing for ideal alignment. It Weighs only 280 g and the Height is also only 88 mm.
It is extremely compact and lightweight and easy to carry and is very versatile because its collapsed height is only 36 cm and it can be folded 180 degrees for packing purposes making it perfect for normal use.
It suits every baggage size and is perfect for traveling especially for long distance transportation as it’s collapsing mechanism is very swift. lIt can be used anywhere and for any purpose as it is good for both low and high shots. The extensible column can be reversed to enable shooting at ground level.
The next best thing is its Double extension center column which gives it additional height far more than of its competitors of a whopping 154 cm. Then it also includes Sirui twist Ring locks which have a rubber surface and provides security.
Moreover, it can be used as an integrated monopod which is even more lightweight, making it multipurpose. The conversion can be done in no time and doesn’t require any tools. The monopod is fully-functional and also comes with a hand strap.
The leg angle locking mechanism is top notch as the legs automatically lock making this sirui trips extremely durable and ideal for traveling. It hasn’t comprised of quality for compactness and you will surely be impressed with its quality.
There is something extra about sirui tripod’s quality which you wouldn’t find in other brands. The aluminum used to create it seems durable and sturdy and the design is also classic. The fit and finish are also superior and are better than some of the long-established brands out in the market.
Surely it is hot made for heavy lenses but is good for its type and can provide solid support. Though the look might seem flimsy and it cannot be used in a rough environment, all the other features make up for it.
Sirui might be relatively new in the market but it knows what it’s consumers want and has been successful in providing it. The outlay is just on point and you cannot go wrong. It is sturdy in its own way and will last longer if you use it well.
I was extremely impressed with both its stability and flexibility. It is a safe tripod which can be used to shoot anything from macros to panoramas. It leaves nothing to be desired. This NT-1005X blast their leg stop of 22°, 52° or 86°, which makes it best-in terms of versatility as it can meet the needs of every situation and occurrence.
Summing it up I will recommend this tripod to all and sundry as am very happy with it. I seem to find nothing that displeases me as the shortcomings are minute. The price is also very reasonable thus making the offer irresistible as the benefits outweigh the cost.
Tube ø: 13 – 25 mm.
Height: 26 – 148.3 cm.
Collapsed size: 36 cm.
Weight: 1.44 kg.
Maximum load: 8 kg.
Leg angles: 22°, 52°, 86°.
What’s in the box?
· 1 x SIRUI NT-1005X Tripod
· 1 x SIRUI E-10 Ball Head
· 1 x TY-50E Release Plate
· 1 x Bag
- It is Extremely light and compact
- It is Multi-purpose as it is an Integrated monopod
- It can be efficiently converted
- Its legs can fold up by 180°
- The leg angle-locking mechanism is great
- It has a Centre column which can be extended by two sections.
- It comes with Reversible head-mounting screw.
- It includes Stabilizing hook
- It also has foam leg wraps.
- It includes Practical twist locks that provide secure support.
- The locking mechanism doesn’t inspire confidence
- The spread seems very narrow at to height
- It is not compatible with heavy lenses
So if you want to make a great investment then go for this tripod. Trust Sirui and it won’t disappoint you. It is a brand which you can trust as it put its consumers’ needs above all. You will find this tripod easy to use and the instruction that comes with are also understandable.
Overall I found this tripod equipment worthy of being in my kit and I haven’t parted with it since the purchase. I hope you find this review helpful and this tripod turns out to be a blessing for you as it did out for me.
Have a great time on your photography journey and don’t forget to make this tripod your traveling companion.