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Sirui A1205 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Y-11 Ball Head

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Sirui A1205 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Y-11 Ball Head
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 22 lb
  • Maximum Height: 55.1"
  • Minimum Height: 10.2"
  • Folded Length: 14.6"
The A1205 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Y-11 Ball Head from Sirui is a 5-section tripod that weighs 2.2 lb. The 8x carbon fiber legs fold a full 180° in reverse to make it a compact 14.6". 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.
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Sirui A1205 Tripod with Y-11 Ball Head Overview

The A1205 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Y-11 Ball Head from Sirui is a 5-section tripod that weighs 2.2 lb. The 8x carbon fiber legs fold a full 180° in reverse to make it a compact 14.6". 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-11 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.

The 2.2 lb tripod has a maximum height of 55.1", a minimum height of 10.2", and a load capacity of 22 lb
The 8x carbon fiber legs have 5-sections and the legs fold in reverse to a compact 14.6"
Weight and stability can be increased on the support by adding a small sand bag or camera bag to the hook located at the bottom of the center column
The tripod's detachable leg converts into a monopod and the height is increase when the leg is attached to the center column
The Y-11 Ball Head has separate knobs for the pan and tilt, and a single cut notch for a 90° angle position of the camera

Sirui A1205 Tripod with Y-11 Ball Head Specs

Head
Head TypeBall Head
Quick Release Plate TypeArca-Type
General
Load Capacity22 lb / 10 kg
Maximum Working Height55.1" / 140 cm
Max Height without Center Column42.7" / 108.5 cm
Minimum Working Height10.2" / 25.9 cm
Closed Length14.6" / 37.1 cm
MaterialsCarbon Fiber
Weight2.2 lb / 1.0 kg
Legs
Leg Lock TypeTwist Lock
Independent Leg SpreadYes
Leg Sections5
Bubble LevelNo
Center Column
Center Column Sections1
Center Column Extension TypeRapid
Lateral / 90-Degree Center ColumnNo
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)16.1 x 4.8 x 4.4"

Sirui A1205 Tripod with Y-11 Ball Head Reviews

I take this every where

By Angeleen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-21

I was looking for a light-weight photography (ballhead) tripod. Something that was carbon fiber. This checked all the boxes. I take it everywhere with me. Lately, I've even been taking it to video shoots.

Great build quality, except...

By Andrew
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-05

Overall, its a great tripod for the money, but, the ratcheting mechanisms for the legs are terrible, sent it back in to Sirui to be fixed and the mechanisms were broken again almost immediately. Unfortunately, I can't rationalize spending another $40 to have it fixed so it sits unused and broken in my closet.

Grate travel combination

By Miron
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-23

Strong & stable light tripod. Convenient to travel. Good value

Light and sturdy

By Joel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-28

I'm using this tri/mono-pod with a Nikon D500 and Nikon 80-400 lens. Using published data, this setup is approx 5.5lbs. The legs are very sturdy. Expect to tighten the ball head really tight to eliminate all droop. Or else aim a little high and account for the droop. The trade off is that this is a very light travel travel tripod that converts to a monopod at a very reasonable price.

Lightweight & very sturdy

By Arthi
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-31

Great travel tripod - very lightweight and remains study even with heavy loads. Only downside is you have to screw down segments fairly tight or there is a tendency for movement.

Sirui A1205 Carbon Fiber Tripod is Lightweight

By Bob
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-10

Using a backpack to carry video equipment 24 lbs along with Sirui A1205 Tripod at 2.2 lbs it is perfect. As a solo videographer I choose Sirui because of the versatility and can support 22 lbs. Mounting a Ronin S, LUMIX GH5, and PANASONIC LEICA LUMIX 12-60MM F/2.8-4 on Sirui exceeds my requirements.

OK but when the plastic clips break, it's useless

By CHRISTOPHER
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-05

Overall, it was OK for about 4 years. but now one of the leg clips has broken (that keeps the leg from flattening out) and I can't seem to get a replacement clip. It can be fixed by overtightening the screws at the swivel point, but honestly, this gets annoying as I have to do this about once week. Also the double-column is not ideal as it's not very sturdy even when screwed-down tight (I had thought about gluing mine down so it doesn't move but I don't think that will help). For the price it's not bad, but it's also prone to breaking. I already lost the small hook at the bottom as it unscrews itself quite easily over time. I'll keep this for now, but the leg tightening is getting annoying. Not sure if I would buy another Sirui product in the future (just bought a FLM heavy-duty tripod technically to replace this as this is fine for travel, but not heavier setups like DSLRs with 70-200's attached).

Lightweight and compact - but one caveat...

By CHRISTOPHER
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-14

Overall a great little travel tripod for light cameras (like mirrorless using regular standard lenses). I like that it folds up to about 14 making it perfect for fitting into a carry-on bag, but the downside to this tripod is its dumb double column telescoping design -- makes the whole thing unstable even if the columns are retracted at the twist-lock is tightened all the way down. I'd give it 4/5 stars if they either used a regular single center column or no center column at all, but the fact they included a DOUBLE center column is a bad design choice. Fine if you're working indoors where there is no wind, but bad if you're out in windy conditions forget it... if you're out doing landscape, find something else. This is only really good for indoor use or situations where there is little to no wind. Even with a 4 lb mirrorless camera setup I could see vibration from wind. You basically get what you pay for here. If you must use this, splay the legs and jam the center column into the dirt to get maximum stability if you have to. About the only good thing about this is it's affordable, CF, folds small, and you can splay the legs. But that's about it.

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Would you recommend this tripod for long-exposure photography using a Nikon D500 with either a 70-200mm Nikkor or a 150-600mm Tamron?
Asked by: Andrea N.
Max load is one thing and resistance to vibration and torsion caused by wind and other factors is another. High end tripod manufacturers like Gitzo will tell you that their series 1 traveler tripod is recommended for up to 100mm, max 200mm focal lengths... I think you need something heftier for long exposures in the focal ranges you are mentioning.
Answered by: Michel
Date published: 2022-04-26

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Will this support my Canon 5dMark IV with a 24-105mm lens in portrait mode without creeping?
Asked by: Irma F.
We would say you should not have any issue of the ball head moving once locked. If you are doing a lot of vertical shooting, you should consider using an L bracket. Kirk BL-5D4 L-Bracket for Canon 5D Mark IV B&H # KIBL5D4. This will fit directly into the clamp on the ball head.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Will this tripod set up hold a canon 5d markiii ...

Will this tripod set up hold a canon 5d markiii with 24-70 2.8 L or a 70-200 2.8 L lens with out creeping?
Asked by: James
This tripod is ideal if there's no wind. If it's windy even very little you can not take long exposure shots with your listed equipment.
Answered by: CHIEN
Date published: 2021-12-29

Will this be a good tripod for a Nikon D750 + ...

Will this be a good tripod for a Nikon D750 + Tamron 15-30mm G2? Approx 1960g. I do mainly (like 99.99%) vertical shots.
Asked by: Alvin Derek
Yes and No. Tripod legs will hold fine, but not the head. Get a better tripod head like the K-20 II or K-30 II, and pair it with a L Bracket for vertical shots.
Answered by: swapnendum
Date published: 2020-05-30

can a gimble head be attached to this tripod?

can a gimble head be attached to this tripod?
Asked by: Jay
Yes a gimbal head can be attached to this tripod.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2020-12-11

Could anyone please confirm the statement I got ...

Could anyone please confirm the statement I got from the review of other source of this product "My tripod came apart while in use. The threads holding the ballhead mounting plate to the tripod are made of plastic, and they pulled apart.?
Asked by: Huitang
The threads holding the qr clamp are metal as well as the bottom threads of the ball head.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-08-05

Can I switch the ball head to the K-20X?

Can I switch the ball head to the K-20X?
Asked by: Alvin Derek
It is packaged with the Y-11 head. The head is removable & A K-20 will fit. If you don't already own a K-20, why not try it with the Y-11 first. It may be just what you need.
Answered by: Sirui
Date published: 2019-06-11

Will my Manfrotto 488RC2 head work on this ...

Will my Manfrotto 488RC2 head work on this tripod?
Asked by: Eric
Yes, the Manfrotto 488RC2 head will mount on the Sirui A1205 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Y-11 Ball Head once the ball head is removed. It will mount with the 3/8"-16 threading found on both the tripod and the head.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2022-05-15
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