Sirui P-324S: The Mega Monopod

 
Sirui P-324S

Sirui P-324S

Natasha Desai discovers how practical the handling of the Sirui P-324S is.

Monopods usually serve as a substitute to tripods when you need portability and mobility. In that respect, the bulky and long body of the Sirui P-2324S does not live up to expectations. But, that is probably the only negative I can find in the monopod.

The Sirui comes with three foldable feet for extra stabilisation at the base. Above that it houses a base ball head allowing the monopod to tilt 20° in any direction, with an adjustment knob. This is an especially handy feature, when shooting video.

What I found extremely useful about the monopod was the ability to deatch the base ball head and feet further, for low angle or table top photography. Also, this allows you to use the monopod without the feet. The rubber spike works fine on flat surfaces and can be replaced with a metal one when outdoors.

 

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With a Nikon D90 attached to the Sirui K-30X ball head and extended to its maximum height of 175cm, the sturdy carbon fiber body proved its worth. Additionally, there exists a lock that allows you extremely smooth 360° panning.

Sirui seems to have thought about it all when it comes to this tripod. At Rs. 18,900 I think this monopod has something for everyone and would be a smart addition to any photographer’s kit.

Product Name Sirui P-324S Carbon Fiber Monopod
MRP Rs. 18,900
Load Capacity 10kg
Max Height 175cm
Min Height 72.5cm
Weight 1.3kg
Leg Sections 4
Tags: April 2015, Microtest, monopod, natasha desai, Sirui P-324S