What is one of the most common things that changes when you go professional, apart from buying better cameras and more expensive lenses? When a photographer goes professional, they start controlling their work more and thinking the pictures they’re going to take through beforehand.
This means that they will not wander about with their camera, but will stay somewhere and wait for the moment with their camera placed on a tripod. Really, a tripod, would you say? Are you thinking that it’s as old as the world itself and you’d better go for a Manfrotto?
Actually, something new popped up in the tripod industry. And that is a 100% waterproof tripod by SIRUI. Let’s review it.
There are loads of photographers who work in extreme weather conditions and this baby is just for them. And though this is not an entry-level tripod, mainly due to its price, it’s still worth buying because it’s really well-built and it comes with 6-year warranty.
W-series tripods give you complete protection against water and sand since tripod leg tubes have series of rubber water and sandproof legs that prevent anything from getting inside. The waterproof materials that the rubber rings are made of are actually used in automotive industry. However, please don’t forget to lock the rings before exposing the tripod to water or sand.
These tripods are really big but at the same time they’re not bulky. The full height of the tripod is 70.9 in. folding down to just 20.5 in. The tripod weighs 3.7lb. and can hold up to 39.7 lb of weight. It is folded down and up using 12 twist leg locks.
In order to storage and carry it comfortably, the tripod legs can be inverted 180 degrees. Among other advantages of this tripod are ability to transform it into a monopod using the center leg, presence of bubble level for horizontal alignment, hook under the center column for a sandbag, and ability to change the rubber feet for stainless steel spikes for enhanced stability in the water.
SIRUI W Series Tripods are available in aluminum or lightweight carbon fiber legs and can be purchased from various online photography equipment retailers at $249.95 and $494.95.
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