The SIRUI T-1005X Tripod is the lightest and the most compact aluminum tripod in the line. With its 5-section, easy folding design, it can be reversely folded into compact size of 13.39 in, which fits with one of the recommended SIRUI ball heads in the traveling case. Weighing only at 1.0 kg (2.2 lbs), this model is very light for an aluminum tripod and it can support up to 22 lbs of photographic equipment.
It also comes with a short center column that you may use interchangeably with the main center column for low-height shooting. Two adjustment settings are available that click in place automatically to lock the angle. The T-1005X is ideal for use with 35mm photographic cameras, DSLRs and digital or conventional type video camcorders. The recommended ball heads are SIRUI G-10, K-10X.
The Sirui T-1005X is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Sirui T-1005X: Folds away and Lightweight
Reviewed by 4 customers
Sirui makes a good looking product that is lightweight and serves well for those shooting APSC or 4/3rds formats. I use 4/3rds and APS-C and it works well as long and the lens is not too large or long. Friend of mine uses full frame and a fairly larger lens and the ball head could not support it. Here is my main reason for 2 stars. There are plastic shims in each leg mechanism that break easily. If one breaks on you good luck getting the parts. Sirui has awful customer support and getting any cooperation from them is almost impossible. I ended up just buying a higher end tripod that I could count on. Savings was not worth the headache so I learned the hard way.
Hands down, the best Tripod for my type of work. I'm a cinematographer using DSLR. This tripod moves quick, packs small and is light as a feather. I was tempted on the Carbon Fiber version, but this is already amazing light, so I'll use the money saved to purchase a second one. Cons: none, I love it.
I bought this set of legs back in March (paired with the Sirui G-10 ball head) and couldn't be happier. It's incredibly light, and very stable considering the size and weight. I have had zero stability issues with my Canon 60D (with grip, Speedlight, and a medium weight lens--like a 16-35 f2.8L). I left this review after I noticed the previous reviewer's comments and one-star rating. They must have had a defective unit because I have had zero issues with the build quality or durability of the unit. The best thing about this tripod is the size. Folded, with the ball head installed, it fits inside my backpack. I've had no issues taking it through security checkpoints at airports, and it's a great tripod for travel. It has been up and down the east coast with me, out to the grand canyon, and to the UK in the short time I've had it. It hasn't failed me yet.
DO NOT BUY. Used once for a short time before Adorama's 30 day return policy. At 6 weeks used a second time and two legs broke. Adorama insists I can only get relief from manufacture. Needed to buy new tripod. Will NOT put my camera on this one. Manufacturer's warranty is only for repair or replacement. And you pay shipping. Only info I have for them is a chinese telephone number and address. USA phone number is out of order. Adorama is to get in contact with them for me.