Sirui P-224SR Carbon Fiber Photo/Video Monopod
The SUP224SR Carbon-Fiber Photo/Video Monopod from Sirui combines with an included tripod base to create a versatile support system while recording with a video camera, camcorder, or DSLR. The base features fold-out legs that when deployed, produces a 14.0" spread, forming a stable platform that allows the monopod and camera placed on it to swivel 360° and be tilted 20° in any direction.
Loosening the locking knob and elevating the twist lock on the tripod base enables the swivel and tilt movements for angle or perspective adjustments by allowing its internal ball-and-socket joint to move freely. After recording a subject at a desired angle, the monopod can be returned to the upright position and securely locked into place by tightening the tripod base's locking knob and lowering its twist lock.
When configured with its tripod base, the SUP224SR Carbon-Fiber Photo/Video Monopod supports up to 17.6 lb and measures 24.5" when folded. The monopod consists of four sections that utilize twist locks for rapid deployment, and can be positioned for a minimum height of 24.6" to a maximum height of 63.0". A foam cover along the top section provides a secure and comfortable grip while moving the monopod, and rubber feet on the base's legs help to enhance stability on a wide variety of surfaces.
Tripod or monopod heads, as well as cameras, lenses, or sport optics that are directly compatible with a 1/4"-20 or 3/8"-16 mount can be connected to the top of the SUP224SR, which features a reversible mount. Immediately beneath the monopod's foam cover is a twist lock that enables 360° of rotation that is independent of the swivel and tilt movements provided by the tripod base. The monopod is constructed from carbon fiber for durability while minimizing weight, has an integrated wrist strap, and a shoulder bag with a zippered closure is included.
If disconnected from the monopod, the aluminum-alloy tripod base can serve as a mini tripod that provides a height of 7.0" and is rated to support 17.6 lb. It can be configured to accept a camera, lens, sport optic, or tripod head by transferring the monopod's removable top platform and reversible mount to the top of the tripod base. Alternatively, both an included spare top platform and spare reversible mount may be used with the tripod base.
Also provided are two rubber feet and a spiked foot to facilitate the monopod's use apart from the tripod base on hard or soft surfaces.
- Use and Handling
- Monopod with tripod base creates a versatile support system while recording with a video camera, camcorder, or DSLR
- When deployed, fold-out legs on the base produce a 14.0" spread, forming a stable platform that allows the monopod to swivel 360° and be tilted 20° in any direction
- Loosening tripod base's locking knob and elevating its twist lock enables swivel and tilt movements by allowing its internal ball-and-socket joint to move freely
- After recording at an angle, monopod can be returned to the upright position and locked into place
- When combined, monopod and base supports up to 17.6 lb, measures 24.5" when folded, and weighs 3.1 lb
- Individually, monopod and base measure 19.0" and 8.5" when folded
- Can be set for a minimum height of 24.6" to a maximum height of 63.0"
- Monopod features 4 sections and twist locks for rapid deployment
- Foam cover on top section of monopod provides a secure and comfortable grip
- When loosened, twist lock immediately beneath the monopod's foam cover enables 360° of rotation that is independent of the swivel and tilt movements provided by the tripod base
- Rubber feet on base help to enhance stability on a wide variety of surfaces
- Tripod base can serve as a mini tripod that is 7.0" tall, rated to support 17.6 lb, and can accept cameras, lenses, sport optics, or tripod heads that are compatible with a 1/4"-20 or 3/8"-16 mount
- Included hex keys to adjust the level of tension applied to each leg when moving between the spread and folded position or to remove and replace each leg
- Rubber feet and a spiked foot to facilitate use of monopod apart from the tripod base on hard or soft surfaces
- Construction Details
- Carbon-fiber monopod with aluminum-alloy standing base/mini tripod is durable while minimizing weight
- 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 reversible mount
- Integrated wrist strap
- Includes nylon carry bag with zippered closure and shoulder strap
VA-5 Video Head
The SIRUI VA-5 Ultra-Compact Video Head uses a fluid system to produce smooth pans and tilts for DSLRs and compact video cameras weighing up to 6.6 lb. It features independent pan and tilt locks and uses an internal spring-assisted counterbalance mechanism for smoother tilt movements with heavier cameras. A TY-70A quick-release plate comes included, for forward/backward adjustment possible when attached to the head to help balance your camera. A dual safety lock system prevents the plate and your camera from falling off the head when the primary locking mechanism is loosened. To release the plate, simply press the secondary release button. To assist in horizontal alignment of your shots, the head has two bubble levels: one on the base of the head to align the tripod and one on the top of the head to align the camera. One pan handle comes included.
- For DSLRs or compact video cameras up to 6.6 lb
- Fluid system for smooth pan and tilts
- Internal spring-loaded counterbalance mechanism
- Quick-release plate with forward/backward adjustment
- Dual safety lock system prevents plate from slipping off head
- Two bubble levels: one at base of head, one a top of head
- Accepts SIRUI TY-50/60/70/70-2 and LP-40/75 and many Arca-compatible quick release plates