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Learn & Explore Series Episode 94

"Sirui Tripods"

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Did You Know?

A 1/4-20 screw thread is standard for tripods that accept consumer-grade cameras. Other tripods have a 3/8-16 screw thread or a 1/4-20 screw thread adapter for use with professional-grade cameras and tripods.

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Did You Know?

Lower-cost tripods are typically made of aluminum while higher-priced tripods are made of carbon fiber, which is of a lighter weight, but sturdier and stronger than aluminum.

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Did You Know?

When choosing a tripod, load-bearing capacity, maximum height, height collapsed and weight are the four factors of the legs to compare.

Special Thanks to
Industry Experts: Jeff Karp
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Questions covered in the above interview:

  1. How long have Sirui tripods been around?
  2. How about what is new for 2014?
  3. With today’s cameras that can work in low light, why do you need a tripod?
  4. What sort of camera are these most designed for?
  5. When a company designs a new product, they have a certain targeted audience or avatar in mind? I understand we are talking photographers, but specifically what type of photographers are we talking these tripods were designed for?
  6. In general, what are the benefits of getting a carbon fiber tripod vs aluminum?
  7. Sirui has 9 different tripod series, what are the main differences?
  8. When ordering a tripod, how do you determine what height the tripod should be?
  9. Speaking of height, which of these tripods has the lowest useable height?
  10. What are some of the features you look for in a tripod?
  11. Some of the Sirui tripods have a center column, can you expound a little about its importance and use?
  12. Now you folks have some pretty impressive tripods for the video folks, can you share with us, what makes these so special?
  13. What makes the TOX series tripod so unique?
  14. How do you personally feel these tripods compare to others on the market?
  15. Let’s talk about warranty? What sort of warranty do these tripods have?