The Sirui Difference

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Forged for Greater Strength and Reduced Weight
Instead of using traditional casting methods typical of tripod construction, Sirui is a pioneer in using forging technology in manufacturing. During the forging process, the deformation and recrystallization of metal causes the structure of the metal to be more welded together and compact – greatly increasing its strength-to-weight ratio. This enables Sirui to build products with exceptional strength and durability that are surprisingly light. Forging ensures the integrity of metallic fibers so that it remains consistent inside & out. Good integrity allows for a longer lifetime as well as better performance. In fact, the forging process can create parts that are much stronger than those manufactured by any other metalworking process.

8 or 10 Layers of Carbon Fiber for Superior Load Capacity
SIRUI is one of the few manufacturers who make their own Carbon Fiber leg tubes. The use of 100% Carbon Fiber and 8 or 10 cross pattern layers, makes SIRUI tripods and monopods capable of supporting impressive load capacities, while providing a lightweight product. In addition to providing high strength and low weight, Carbon Fiber is also highly resistant to temperature changes, friction (no need for lubrication) and corrosion.

Custom Anodized Surface Treatment
All SIRUI products undergo a special anodized surface treatment that makes all metal surfaces highly resistant to wear and increases durability and weather resistance. Anodizing is an environmentally safe electrochemical process. This also prepares the surface to provide better adhesion of colored finishes.
Temperature Tolerance Test
Photographers often work in extreme environments, like blazing deserts or sub-zero mountaintops. It is vital that your equipment works under these conditions. That is why we torture-test all of our products – under conditions that far exceed what most people will ever experience (-40° ~ 212°F/-40° ~ 100°C). SIRUI is the first Chinese manufacturer to continuously perform the 4-hour test (equal to many years of use) on all products.

Certified Longevity Tests For Quality & Reliability
To confirm the quality and reliability of SIRUI tripods (and our dedication to details), an independent testing lab (SGS) subjected the leg angle lock spring mechanisms to exhaustive longevity tests. The test reports show that even after 100,000 actuations, the springs continued to perform perfectly!

 

Sirui Ballheads

CAM Produced
Each assembled component of SIRUI Ball Heads is produced by CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) – the ultimate in precision manufacturing techniques.

Aviation Grade Aluminum Alloy
SIRUI ball heads are made of aviation quality aluminum alloy 7075-T6 and 6067-T6 for long life and maximum strength.

Sirui Designed Dual Bevel Ball Head Locks
The interior locking system in SIRUI Ball Heads uses SIRUI designed double bevel locks for superior locking performance and reliability. Most ball heads only use a single, less efficient interior locking system.

Patented Safety Lock
The patented safety lock design, and SIRUI quick release plates, effectively prevent the camera from accidentally sliding off of the ball head. And most Arca-compatible quick release plates can be used on SIRUI Ball Heads. (Note: safety lock design not available from other brands).

SIRUI Precision Manufacturing – 0.01mm tolerances!
SIRUI uses a special manufacturing technique that produces the support ball with tolerances to within 0.01mm of a perfect sphere. This uncompromising precision guarantees superior performance and smooth operation for any type of 35 mm, DLSR, medium or large format camera system.

Custom Anodized Surface Treatment
All SIRUI products undergo a special anodized surface treatment that makes all metal surfaces highly resistant to wear and increases durability and weather resistance. Anodizing is an environmentally safe electrochemical process. This also prepares the surface to provide better adhesion of colored finishes.