The A1005 Aluminum Tripod with Y-10 Ball Head from Sirui
is a 5-section tripod that weighs 2.7 lb. The aluminum legs fold a full
180° in reverse to make it a compact 14". 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-10 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.