My local store only has the T-1005X, the old 005, and the T-005KX, these are not the same right?If you're looking for a lightweight, relatively inexpensive tripod, I can recommend the Sirui T-005X. (Note that I say "relatively inexpensive," not "inexpensive." I've had a truly cheap tripod, and it was much more aggravation than it was worth.)
MeFoto makes several models that are similar to the Sirui. I don't have any experience with the MeFoto tripods, but there have been favorable comments on this forum.
+1 for Roadtrip. I have it in gold and it's great. I might consider the Sirui T-025X though if I wanted something even smaller and lighter for travel.
Gonna choose the RoadTrip, thanks for this. Been debating between the two.I also have the MeFoto Roadtrip and really like it. I picked it over the Sirui and the MeFoto Backpacker mentioned in this thread because I didn't need the extreme portability, because the Roadtrip is taller (my husband is 6'4") and more stable, and because it doubles as a monopod.
I think you will love the RoadTrip, whichever color you choose. I have purple, which is probably more appealing to women than men, but purple is one of my favorite colors.Now I am having trouble picking what color...I was thinking the blue one but not sure yet...
Is it necessary to get the Benro QR Plate as well??!I think you will love the RoadTrip, whichever color you choose. I have purple, which is probably more appealing to women than men, but purple is one of my favorite colors.
One other benefit of the RoadTrip that I didn't mention is the ability to reverse the center column. I didn't expect to use that but it actually comes in handy for photographing plants, flowers or bugs close to the ground where I otherwise would have to lie on the ground to get the shot. The tilting screen of my E-M10 works well with it. This blog entry describes the feature http://blog.mefoto.com/blog/reverse-the-center-column