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Sirui P-224,324,424 monopods...Anyone using these?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by WithOpenedEyes, Jun 22, 2015.

  1. Looking to pull the trigger on one of these tomorrow. Especially wondering if the 424 is way over kill for m4/3. I know it's the heavier duty version, but sometimes in support gear that's not a bad thing. I'm not totally concerned with weight. Solidity and build quality are more important. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. kinlau

    kinlau Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 29, 2012
    Even the 224 is over kill for m43. I have the 224 and 324. The biggest difference with each level is actually the height. I also have the Manfrotto 560 and 562, and the 224 is about the same size as the 562 and can handle my 1Dm2 + 150-600.
     
  3. bassman

    bassman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    678
    Apr 22, 2013
    New Jersey
    Scott
    I have the 326, and usually use it with the 50-100/2.8-3.5 FT lens on my E-M1. I think it's great. I replaced my Manfrotto 560B with this, and consider it a step up. I'm just under 6' and don't have to extend the bottom section all the way.
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2015
  4. Harvey Melvin Richards

    Harvey Melvin Richards Photo Posting Junkie

    Feb 15, 2014
    Southwest Utah
    I have a P-324X and it's more than big enough for the 40-150 PRO and an E-M10. It's also not very light.
     
  5. Choices, choices...Weight isn't so much an issue here. I was looking first for the height. Present pod...Cullman Magnesit 550...is not bad, but when using a ball head and flipping it for portrait mode, that loss of height is a pain in the neck...literally. Gotta crouch a bit to use the viewfinder...not good. 66" height is just about right. I realize that a large majority of monopods are probably sufficient for m4/3. I'm kinda looking for the last one I'll ever need. Sounds like the 324 might be the one.