Verona, NJ—Sirui USA introduced its SR-series professional tripods for photographers as well as videographers. “Combining outstanding stability with amazing versatility, the SR series will exceed the expectations of even the most demanding professionals,” the company announced.
The new tripods are able to support in excess of 55 pounds and reach heights of more than 80 inches (with an optional center column). The series comprises three different models as well as an optional two-stage center column.
“The SR series is an outstanding addition to our tripod line,” said Paul Zakrzewski, director of Marketing for Sirui USA. “With its great versatility, convertibility and exceptional weight handling capabilities, the SR exceeds the highest demands of photographers everywhere.”
Sirui SR-Series Tripods
This three-section carbon fiber photo and video tripod features a twist leg-lock system that deploys with a half turn. It has a flat top plate with a 3/8-inch mounting screw for stability. Moreover, a removable top plate converts the tripod into a video tripod with an integrated 75mm bowl.
In addition, an ergonomic three-position leg angle mechanism allows for upright and ground-level shooting. Other features include: a multifunction hook with a built-in adjustment tool; a 1/4-inch socket built into the spider to attach accessories; and a bubble level that’s integrated into the spider for horizontal leveling. Anti-slip leg warmers are also included on all three 100% carbon fiber legs.
The tripod offers a minimum height of 5.5 inches and a maximum height of 59 inches. Retracted, it measures 25.5 inches. The SRT-3203 weighs in at 4.4 pounds.
Included in the kit is the SR-3203 tripod, rubber and stainless steel spiked feet; a tool kit; an instruction manual; and a padded carrying case. With a six-year warranty, the SR-3203 tripod kit has a MAP of $669.99 and a suggested retail price of $870.99.
A four-section carbon fiber photo and video tripod, it too employs a twist leg-lock system that sets up with a half turn. It also features a flat top plate with a 3/8-inch mounting screw and a removable top plate to convert it into a video tripod with an integrated 75mm bowl. Again, a three-position leg angle mechanism enables upright and ground-level shooting.
Other shared features include: a multifunction hook with an adjustment tool; a 1/4-inch socket built into the spider; a bubble level integrated into the spider for horizontal leveling; and anti-slip leg warmers.
The SR-3204 tripod has a minimum height of 4.7 inches and extends up to 59 inches. Its retracted height is 21.4 inches. Able to handle a 55-pound payload, it weighs 4.4 pounds.
Included in the package is the SR-3204 tripod; rubber and stainless steel spiked feet; a tool kit; an instruction manual; a padded carrying case; and a six-year warranty. MAP, $779.99; SRP, $1,013.99.
The SR-3004 is a four-section aluminum photo and video tripod with four-section aluminum legs. It offers all the features of the other SR-series tripods, as well as a six-year warranty.
This tripod has a minimum height of 4.7 inches and extends to 59 inches.
It also retracts down to 21.4 inches. The SR-3004 weighs 5.5 pounds.
Included in the kit is the SR-3004 tripod; rubber and stainless steel spiked feet; a tool kit; an instruction manual; and a padded case. MAP, $449.99; SRP, $584.99.
Sirui SR-Series Accessories
In addition, Sirui announced an optional carbon fiber center column for its new SR-series tripods as well as a leveling ball set.
SR-66C Center Column
The 100% carbon fiber, dual-stage telescoping center column features a 65mm mounting platform with a 1/4–3/8-inch mounting screw. Its twist column lock system deploys with a half turn.
Moreover, the accessory center column extends SR-series tripods an additional 23.6 inches. A blue anodized locking ring holds the center column securely to the tripod. Weighing 1.1 pounds, it can handle a load of 77 pounds.
ith a six-year warranty, the SR-66C center column is bundled with an additional 55mm mounting platform and extra mounting screw, a tool kit and an instruction manual. MAP, $149.99; SRP, $194.99.
RX-75B Ball Set
Photographers and videographers can add the convenience of a leveling platform to any of the SR tripods with the optional SURX-75B set.
This accessory is suitable for making micro adjustments when shooting on uneven surfaces as well as additional adjustments when using a flat base video head.
It features aircraft-grade aluminum construction and a 75mm bowl with a 3/8-inch mounting screw. It comes with a long attachment handle (155mm), but it can also be used with the short model included with any SR tripod (75mm). Its overall length is 8.1 inches with a ball width of 75mm. It handles a payload of 39.7 pounds.
Also included with the RX-75B leveling platform is a manual and a six-year warranty. MAP, $74.99; SRP, $89.99.