The Sirui N-1204X 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod is a great tripod for travelers and other adventurous photographers who need to pack extremely light and reserve the option to, at a moment's notice, slim down their camera's support system to just a monopod. The N-1204X features a leg that unscrews and attaches to a second included mounting plate and, optionally, the tripod's removable center column, to form a monopod that ranges from 16.5" (collapsed) to 61.4" long (with the center column attached).
Reaching a maximum height of 63.0", the tripod is quite versatile in its own right – the N-1204X weighs just 2.4 lb but supports up to 26.5 lb thanks to its thick upper leg sections and forged aluminum chassis.
The compact N-1204X tripod's legs fold upward 180° around the tripod head to achieve a relatively compact folded length of 17.3". The entire package stays very compact to fit comfortably in most carry-on bags and many backpacks.
The tripod's center column is reversible and split into two sections, so that you remove part of the column and set up extremely close to the ground for ultra-low-angle shooting. With the longer center column section removed you can set the legs at their wide angle (80°) and shoot from only 6.3" from the ground.
- Minimal diameter difference between each leg section for greater overall stability
- Silicone twist locks for leg stages
- Automatic leg-angle lock mechanism for speed and convenience – independently lock legs into place at three different angles: 23°, 52° & 80°
- Split center column allows the tripod to reach extremely low positions – minimum height of 6.3"
- An additional mounting plate attaches to the unscrewed monopod leg to mount a camera. A wrist strap is included for security in case the operator's grip slips
- Leg warmer on the monopod leg facilitates handling in extreme weather conditions and helps protect it
- Center column hook allows you to add a ballast for a sturdier setup in windy conditions
- Reversible 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 screw on mounting plate enables the attachment of virtually any camera, camcorder, or head
- Well-designed padded travel bag with sturdy shoulder strap for carrying