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Sirui T-1205X 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod

BH #SISUT1205X • MFR #T1205X
Sirui
Sirui T-1205X 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 22 lb
  • Max Height: 51.4"
  • Min Height: 5.1"
  • Folded Length: 13.4"
The Sirui T-1205X 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod is a supremely lightweight, compact tripod that extends to a maximum height of 51.4" and folds down to just 13.4" for easy transport. Weighing only 1.8 lb, the T-1205X supports loads up to 22 lb thanks to its relatively thick upper leg sections and forged aluminum chassis construction.

With legs composed of 8x carbon fiber, the T-1205X tripod is suitable for use with just about any head and any 35mm camera, DSLR, point & shoot, or camcorder. It's an excellent travel model due to its light weight and the fact that its legs fold upward to achieve a folded length of only 13.4". That's a figure that won't necessarily grow if you attach a head – the legs extend past the height of many head models that you'll mount, so the entire package stays very compact to fit comfortably in most carry-on bags and backpacks.

The tripod's center column is reversible, and the T-1205X comes with a short center column so that you can set up extremely close to the ground for ultra-low-angle shooting. With the short center column installed, you can set the legs at their wide angle (80°) and shoot from only 5.1" from the ground.

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Sirui T-1205X Overview

The Sirui T-1205X 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod is a supremely lightweight, compact tripod that extends to a maximum height of 51.4" and folds down to just 13.4" for easy transport. Weighing only 1.8 lb, the T-1205X supports loads up to 22 lb thanks to its relatively thick upper leg sections and forged aluminum chassis construction.

With legs composed of 8x carbon fiber, the T-1205X tripod is suitable for use with just about any head and any 35mm camera, DSLR, point & shoot, or camcorder. It's an excellent travel model due to its light weight and the fact that its legs fold upward to achieve a folded length of only 13.4". That's a figure that won't necessarily grow if you attach a head – the legs extend past the height of many head models that you'll mount, so the entire package stays very compact to fit comfortably in most carry-on bags and backpacks.

The tripod's center column is reversible, and the T-1205X comes with a short center column so that you can set up extremely close to the ground for ultra-low-angle shooting. With the short center column installed, you can set the legs at their wide angle (80°) and shoot from only 5.1" from the ground.

Forged aluminum results in stronger components than the traditional casting process that's often used for tripod chassis. Forging leads to more compacted metal and enhances the integrity of metal grains so they remain consistent and continuous. This leads to a longer product life and better performance
An anodizing surface treatment, produced by an electrolytic oxidation process to increase the thickness of the natural oxide layer on the surface of metal parts, is applied to increase corrosion & wear resistance and surface hardness, and to enhance color durability
Silicone twist locks for leg stages
Anti-leg rotation system makes setup faster
Automatic-leg angle lock mechanism for speed and convenience – independently lock legs into place at two different angles
Short center column allows the tripod to reach extremely low positions – minimum height of 5.1"
Leg warmer on one 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
Well-designed padded travel bag with sturdy shoulder strap for carrying

Sirui T-1205X Specs

Load Capacity
22 lb / 10 kg
Head Mount Type
1/4"-20 Male
Maximum Working Height
51.4" / 130.5 cm
Max Height without Center Column
44.3" / 112.5 cm
Minimum Working Height
5.1" / 13 cm
Closed Length
13.4" / 34 cm
Materials
Carbon Fiber
Legs
Leg Lock Type
Twist Lock
Independent Leg Spread
Yes
Leg Sections
5
Leg Diameter
1" / 25.4 mm
Bubble Level
No
Center Column
Center Column Features
Reversible
Center Column Sections
1
Center Column Extension Type
Rapid
Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column
No
Packaging Info
Package Weight
3.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
20.7 x 5.4 x 5.2"

Sirui T-1205X Reviews

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question

I have a Sirui N2204X and looking for a lighter and smaller tripod for hiking. I have sony a7riii and plan on carrying 24-105 and 16-35 lenses. Do you have other suggestions or this T-1205X is good option? will it take K-20 ballhead I have? Thanks.
Asked by: Sohil M.
Thank you all for the response. How does this compare to the new A-1205 from sirui?
Answered by: Sohil M.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

I purchased this item in 2014 along with the G-10x ball head. What is the process/contact to initiate a warranty repair? The ball head and knobs are not as fluid as they used to be. The centre column also wobbles a little bit, even after tightening. Thank you.
Asked by: Terry T.
Sirui covers the tripod and head for up to 6 years against defects. For specific information about warranty service, please see the following link. http://bit.ly/2zqZLFw
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

What is the weight and maximum height for Sirui T-1205X?
Asked by: Brandon T.
Just look at the specs...
Answered by: Grace L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Is this really rated to carry a load of 22 lbs? I find it hard to believe.I'm planning to use it with:Fanotec NN4EZ leveler IIRD-16 rotatorCanon 80DTokina 11-20.
Asked by: Ralph A.
I kept the Sirui T-025X Carbon Fiber Tripod with C-10S Ball Head for extremely light weight and folded length. So I cannot commment on the 1205.
Answered by: Brenda V.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

I need a second short Center Column that is about 3-4 : which one on your website is compatible with this tripod ?
Asked by: Mathieu
Unfortunately, we do not carry the Sirui short center columns separately. If you are looking for an additional short column for your T-1205X 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod, your best bet would be to contact Sirui directly:SiruiTel: (866) 373-0829Email: [email protected]: <a href= http://www.sirui.com/ target= _blank >http://www.sirui.com/</a>
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

I'm looking to purchase this product for my Leica M6 but I'm also looking for a tripod head and cable release as well. Do you have any recommendations for a good tripod head and cable release to use with a Leica M6 and Sirui T-1205X 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod?
Asked by: George H.
I'm happy with my Joby Ballhead X for about $43.<a href= http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/680971-REG/Joby_BH2_01EN_Ballhead_X_Black.html target= _blank >http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/680971-REG/Joby_BH2_01EN_Ballhead_X_Black.html</a>
Answered by: Jonathan P.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Is the Sirui tripod suitable for a gimbal head and a tamron 200-600 lense?
Asked by: Anonymous
I don't think that the tripod will be stable enough for such a large setup.
Answered by: MICHAEL B.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

The previous question should have added that the tripod is a Sirui T-1205X. Would it be suitable for a gimbal head and a Canon 7d with a tamron 200-600 zoom telephoto lens?
Asked by: Anonymous
Unfortunately I have no experience with the lens you mention, but I imagine it must be quite heavy. The tripod worked well for me with a light camera/lens, but I sensed that its very sturdy construction could handle considerably more stress.
Answered by: ALAN H.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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