« on: March 14, 2013, 05:33:05 PM »
I purchased the Sirui N-2204 (carbon fiber, 4 section legs) with their K-20X ballhead about 6-10 months ago and I love it .... you can look up reviews elsewhere-- but long story short, I'd recommend Sirui without a second thought.
Thanks. I looked at the reviews on B&H and elsewhere and they are all very good. I do not actually need a new tripod, but after seeing this one, I think my old one has just been relegated!
The idea is not original - Benro has a series called Travel Angel.
I have a Benro Travel Angel 1681 four section tripod. They sell them at B+H but I bought mine from eBay - WAY cheaper. $300 verses $485...
I don't use a monopod all that often but it is nice to know you have it in case you need one. The travel series tend to be a tad short though...
That said, I have a Gitzo 2531 and Markins M10 ballhead as my main tripod and the Benro above is really decent for a quarter of the price. I also have buddies with Benro and they are quite happy with them.
I do not think we can compare the Sirui to the Benro Travel Angel series as the Benros only have a load capacity of 6/8kgs and are quite a bit shorter.
As for the price, this may be one instance where it is cheaper to buy the product outside of the US, as the one I saw is just over US$ 200 (including the ball head etc.)