Sirui R-4203L Carbon Fiber Tripod

Sirui R-4203L Carbon Fiber Tripod

Sirui R-4203L Carbon Fiber Tripod

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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 44 lb
  • Max Height: 70.8"
  • Min Height: 3.5"
  • Folded Length: 30.1"
  • Leg Sections: 3
  • Weight: 5.3 lb
  • Exchangeable Mounting Plate
  • Accepts 75mm or 100mm Bowl Adapter
  • Ideal for Photo or Video
  • Retractable Spikes in Feet
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Sirui R-4203L Overview

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The Sirui R-4203L 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod is a heavy-duty tripod model that is equally well-suited for photography and professional video capture – especially for field production, considering its light weight. The R-4230L reaches a maximum height of 70.8" and supports heavy loads up to 44 lb, yet weighs just 5.3 lb.

This is a tripod you'll want to take on location as you work with heavy large-format cameras, or on wildlife photography expeditions as you mount heavy telephoto lenses to gimbal heads. With retractable stainless steel spikes in its rubber feet, the R-4203L is suitable for a variety of terrain types.

The tripod features automatic leg-angle lock mechanisms; these can quickly set the legs independently to two different angles, for creating a level camera support on uneven ground. The carbon-fiber tripod also features a large range of heights: from its 70.8" maximum, the support achieves a minimum height of only 3.5", thanks to its lack of a center column.

The tripod plate is replaceable, making the R-4203L compatible with optional 75mm or 100mm bowl adapters (not included) for ball-leveling heads. That way you can use the tripod with a traditional pan/tilt head for medium to large camcorders and digital cinema rigs. There's also a built-in bubble level on the tripod to ensure you've got a reasonably level base before you mount a head.

Forged Aluminum Chassis
Forged aluminum results in stronger components than the traditional casting process that's often used for tripod chassis. During the forging process, the structure of the metal becomes more welded-together and compact, increasing its strength-to-weight ratio. Forging also enhances the integrity of metal grains so they remain consistent and continuous. This leads to a longer product life and better performance
Anodized Metal Surfaces
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
Eight-Layer Carbon Fiber Leg Tubes
Sirui makes its leg tubes with eight cross-pattern carbon fiber layers, making its tripods capable of supporting impressive load capacities. In addition to providing high strength with less material and therefore less weight, 8x carbon fiber is also highly resistant to temperature changes, friction (there's no need for lubrication), and corrosion
Temperature Tolerance Test
Photographers often work in extreme temperatures – whether out on the tundra or in the blazing desert. For that reason, Sirui torture-tests its tripods way beyond the temperature extremes humans are likely to find on Earth: They're proven to work in temperatures that range from -40 to 212°F (-40 to 100°C)
Certified Longevity Tests
The tripod's leg-angle lock spring mechanisms were tested to withstand 100,000 actuations and continue to perform perfectly
Half-Turn Leg Locks
To lock & unlock the legs of the tripod, its twist locks require just a half-turn. Since they're anti-rotation legs, you can twist each lock on a single leg at once, enabling all the stages to extend by themselves
Precision Leg Tubes
The difference in diameter of the legs' section tubes is only 3mm. Precision manufacturing enables the legs to open and close easily, while the small 3mm difference provides extra leg stability
Retractable Steel Spikes in Feet
For added stability outdoors, the tripod features retractable stainless steel spikes, stored inside the slip-resistant rubber feet
In the Box
Sirui R-4203L Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • Custom Case with Padded Shoulder Strap
  • Tool Kit
  • Limited 6-Year Warranty
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    Sirui R-4203L Specs

    General
    Load Capacity 44 lb (20 kg)
    Head Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16
    Maximum Height 70.8" (180 cm)
    Minimum Height 3.5" (9.0 cm)
    Folded Length 30.1" (76.5 cm)
    Weight 5.3 lb (2.4 kg)
    Legs
    Material 8x carbon fiber
    Diameter (Top Leg Section) 1.42" (36 mm)
    Leg Sections 3
    Leg Lock Type Twist lock
    Independent Leg Spread Yes
    Spiked/Retractable Feet Yes/yes
    Center Brace No
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 32.0 x 6.0 x 6.0"

    Sirui R-4203L Reviews

    R-4203L Carbon Fiber Tripod is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tripod. Landscape & portrait photography. It is a bit longer then some travel versions, but, it very stable, Overall, a very nice tripod.
    Date published: 2012-07-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best Carbon Fibre tripod I've found Impressed by these at a trade show. Beautifully made and very strong. Using my fluid head on these legs drops the overall weight by 2.5Kg. Also have the Sirui K-20x ball head so with an Allen Key can change easily to use for stills as well. Great product
    Date published: 2012-02-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Buy This is by far the best carbon fiber tripod for the money. I own Gitzo carbon tripods as well and I prefer the Sirui over the Gizo. Lighter and smoother operation. In fact I just picked up a second Sirui to replace another Gitzo tripod.
    Date published: 2015-08-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this tripod! Use this for equine related video work. Love how quickly this tripod sets up in outdoor and unlevel footing. Very solid and elegantly made. Was up in the air between Manfrotto 535 and this manufacturer - very glad I went with this make!
    Date published: 2013-10-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sirui R-4203L Tripod I needed a very stable tripod that could use with a super telephoto lens. This tripod is very sturdy and preforms the task I needed very well
    Date published: 2015-03-19
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    question

    Would I be able to use a Wimberley WH 200 gimbal head on this tripod?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, the Sirui R-4203L 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod will be compatible with the Wimberly WH 200 Gimbal Head.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    question

    Will this tripod fit in it's bag with a Sirui k40 ballhead attached?
    Asked by: robertomendo
    nah it wont. you have to unscrew it and put it in between the legs. It is kinda annoying but the tripod cannot be beaten. it is so strong.
    Answered by: Scott M.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    question

    What would I need to make this tripod compatible with a Cartoni focus hd fluid 100mm head?parts and cost would be appreciated.
    Asked by: Kristin W.
    If you head receives a 3/8 thread, regular head size, it will fit.
    Answered by: MICHAEL E.
    Date published: 2018-08-28
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