How to choose the 700 yuan price: Comparison of Siri and Benro travel tripods
Sirui ET-1004 and Benro A550F are two tripods with a price of 700 yuan. Both are lightweight and portable products that are very suitable for travel photography. Because the higher cost performance is currently a popular product in this price range. For two products with similar performance and price, many consumers do not know how to choose. Today I will compare the two products to provide a reference for everyone’s purchase.
Both Siri ET-1004 on the left and Benro A550F on the left
both tripods are made of aluminum alloy and equipped with a ball head. Let’s take a look at the main parameters of the two tripods.
From the above table, we can understand these two Some basic parameters of this tripod. Benro A550F performs better in the leg diameter, slightly ahead of SIRUI ET-1004. In terms of self-weight, Siri is 0.21kg lighter than Benro and has better portability. On the basis of lightweight, the maximum load of SIRUI ET-1004 reaches 8kg, which is also higher than the 6kg of Benro A550F.
Benro has a slight advantage in terms of tube diameter.
Without raising the central axis, the maximum shooting height of Benro A550F is more advantageous. The maximum shooting height after raising the central axis is almost the same. the same. The minimum working height of SIRUI ET-1004 is 215mm, and that of Benro A550F is 432mm. Therefore, SIRUI ET-1004 can provide users with greater creative freedom when shooting some ultra-low angle photos.
SIRUI ET-1004 leg angle adjustment is more convenient
Benro A550F’s leg angle adjustment is slightly inconvenient
Comparison of leg angle adjustment device
Both products support three-level leg angle adjustment, in the adjustment mode The adjustment of SIRUI ET-1004 is more convenient. After adjustment, the adjustment device will automatically return and lock. Benro A550F uses a pull-out adjustment method. It is slightly inconvenient to manually lock after adjustment.
SIRUI foot tube trigger is even better
In terms of adjusting the length of foot tube, both adopt convenient and quick trigger adjustment. SIRUI is better in terms of hand feel and workmanship on the leg button. There are hexagon socket screws on the button, allowing users to manually adjust according to their needs.
SIRUI ET-1004 central axis lifting and locking knob
Benro A550F bottom bracket lifting locking knob
On the bottom bracket locking device, Siri ET-1004 adopts traditional round bottom bracket to lock Knob, the surface is attached with wide vertical stripes of rubber to increase friction. Benro A550F uses a flying wing-type bottom bracket locking knob. In comparison, the flying wing type bottom shaft locking knob used by Benro is more convenient in adjustment.
SIRUI ET-1004 with reversible storage on the left
Benro A550F with conventional storage on the right
Comparison of installed in a tripod bag, Siri ET- The 1004 is undoubtedly more portable.
Sirui ET-1004 supports reflex storage, which is only 420mm after folding, which is much smaller than Benro’s 584mm. SIRUI ET-1004, which is lighter in weight and shorter in storage, has more advantages in carrying and using than Benro A550F.
Benro A550F has more advantages in terms of pipe diameter, shooting height of the central axis without raising, and the lifting device of the central axis. The SIRUI ET-1004 performs better in terms of self-weight, maximum load, leg adjustment and portability.
After introducing the tripod, let’s take a look at the gimbal used in the two tripods. SIRUI ET-1004 uses KX10 ball head, Benro A550F uses KB1 ball head.
SIRUI K10X ball head, Benro KB1 ball head
Sirui K10X ball head, Benro KB1 ball head
Benro KB1 ball head is larger, The surface is treated with frosting process. In comparison, the SIRUI K10X ball head is smaller, and the surface is treated with hard anodizing. Both have a good texture and are very resistant to wear. Intuitively feel that Benro KB1 is heavy and Siri K10X is exquisite.
On the left is Benro KB1 gimbal quick release plate
is Siri K10X gimbal quick release plate on the right
although it is on the gimbal The volume of Benro KB1 is bigger, but the opposite is true on the fast-rolling board. SIRUI KX10 has a larger quick-release plate area, and the three mounting rails are more versatile. In addition, it also has a camera wrist strap mounting hole, which is convenient for photographers who like to use a camera wrist strap.
SIRUI K10X gimbal’s red quick release plate safety release key
Benro KB1’s quick release plate release button is integrated on the quick release plate locking knob
is on the quick release version of the safety release device , I prefer SIRUI’s solution. The red quick release plate release is very eye-catching and easy to operate. Benro integrates the release key on the locking knob, and the protection is not good in actual use.
SIRUI K10X gimbal is equipped with two sets of level meters
Benro KB1 gimbal is only equipped with a level gauge
level gauge can help users better compose pictures, especially in landscape and architectural shooting, SIRUI K10X The gimbal has two levels beside the quick release plate and on the side of the gimbal, but Benro KB1 has only one level. After the camera is installed in actual use, the level next to the quick-turning plate has been blocked by the camera, and the level status cannot be checked at this time.
The three adjustment knobs on the two tables have excellent feel. Although the SIRUI KX10 gimbal is slightly smaller, the adjustment knobs are not small, whether it is operated with gloves or wet hands. No problem. In terms of details, the SIRUI KX10 is better. A damping adjustment knob is added to the table direction adjustment knob, which can reverse the damping lock. After tightening this knob, the damping can only be tight but not loose.
Damping adjustment knob
Both gimbals are equipped with a 360-degree scale on the base position, which can provide a better reference for the user when shooting panoramic pictures.
The 360-degree scale on the base is convenient for taking panoramic pictures
360-degree scale on the base is convenient for shooting panoramic splices
Compared with each on a tripod, the performance of SIRUI K10X is obviously better in terms of gimbal. When the volume of the table is not dominant, the table adjustment, quick release plate, and safety release button are better than Benro KB1.
On a tripod, SIRUI ET-1004 and Benro A550F have their own merits, but ET-1004 has more advantages in important indicators such as self-weight, load and portability. . On the two ball heads, although Benro KB1 is larger and more reliable, the SIRUI K10X has better performance in terms of head adjustment and other aspects, and the detailed design is closer to the user’s habits.
Currently on Jingdong Mall, the combination price of SIRUI ET-1004+K10X is 722 yuan, and the combination price of Benro A550F+KB1 is 703 yuan. The price difference between the two is almost negligible. . In summary, if there is no significant price gap, I would recommend the tripod and gimbal combination of SIRUI ET-1004+K10X.
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