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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

Key Specs
Camera Mounting Screw
1x 1/4"-20 Male
Camera Plate
Quick Release: Arca-Type
Head Type
Ball Head
Primary Leg Material
Carbon Fiber
Load Capacity
22 lb / 10 kg
Maximum Working Height
55.1" / 140.0 cm
Minimum Working Height
10.2" / 25.9 cm
Closed Length
14.6" / 37.1 cm
Weight
2.2 lb / 1 kg
Camera Attachment
Camera Mounting Screw
1x 1/4"-20 Male
Camera Plate
Quick Release: Arca-Type
Head
Head Type
Ball Head
Base Mount
Flat Base with 3/8"-16 Female
Legs
Primary Leg Material
Carbon Fiber
Leg Lock
Twist Lock
Leg Sections
5
Independent Leg Spread
Yes
General
Load Capacity
22 lb / 10 kg
Maximum Working Height
55.1" / 140.0 cm
Max Height without Center Column
42.7" / 108.5 cm
Minimum Working Height
10.2" / 25.9 cm
Closed Length
14.6" / 37.1 cm
Bubble Level
No
Weight
2.2 lb / 1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
3.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
16.1 x 4.8 x 4.4"

Sirui A1205 Tripod with Y-11 Ball Head Reviews

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question

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: 2022-04-27

question

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

Can someone at B&H physically weigh this tripod ...

Can someone at B&H physically weigh this tripod in response to the multiple weights mentioned in the Q&A?
Asked by: Steve
The weight of the Sirui A1205 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Y-11 Ball Head is 2.82 lbs, according to the Sirui website.
Answered by: Boyd H
Date published: 2022-09-11

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
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