The Sirui RF1 4-section aluminum tripod is a great tripod for travelers and other adventurous photographers who need to pack light and reserve the option to, at a moment’s notice, slim down their camera’s support system to just a monopod.
The RF1 features a leg that unscrews and attaches to a second included mounting plate and, optionally, the tripod’s removable center column, to form a monopod that ranges from 43 cm to 156,5 cm (with the center column attached).
Reaching a maximum height of 160 cm, the tripod is quite versatile in its own right. The RF1 weighs just 1,7 kg but supports up to 12 kg thanks to its thick upper leg sections (only 3mm difference in diameter of each leg section).
The compact RF1 tripod’s legs fold upward 180° around the tripod head to achieve a relatively compact folded height.