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You can buy the Sirui T2204X on Amazon - http://amzn.to/2CboM7A. Read the full review on LensVid.com: https://lensvid.com/gear/lensvid-exclusive-sirui-t-2204x-tripod-review/ From the article, some of our thoughts about the tripod: The T-2204X is one of the lightest travel tripods for its size weighing under 1.3kg (or below 2.8 pounds) with an official max load of 15kg (33lbs). The tripod is also quite compact when folded at 48cm (or about 19 inches) but can go up pretty high when fully open to 141cm (about 55 inches) without a head – it isn’t the best there is in this respect but it is pretty close. For its size the leg thickness is quite respectable with about 28mm at the top section and close to 19mm at the thinnest, lowest section. The build quality of the tripod is very good, nothing feels lose and everything opens and closes very nicely. The tripod feels very sturdy with very minimum shake – possibly one of the best in the category. One feature that we really liked are the leg locks and how they operate. Right out of the box you just need to twist them a bit and the leg opens all the way down – no other tripod that we tested so far does that and that includes much more expensive Gitzo tripods – it really saves you time pulling the legs (and you do have 9 sections to pull each time although there are way to speed things up a bit). The tripod has simple built in spikes which you release by twisting the feet – the advantage is that you will never lose the cover since there is no cover. The disadvantage – the spikes are shorter than those of some other manufacturers like the Genesis C3 that we tested here recently. The feet of the tripod seem well designed and held nicely to the floor in our test. The leg angle mechanism is pretty good – definitely better than the Genesis but not as good as that of some of the premium tripods. You have 3 open angles options that you can choose by pulling the leg inwards and pushing the leg angle bottom. The most open angle close to the ground – requires an additional part – we would prefer if Sirui would find a way around this that will not require this part which can easily get lost. On the upside the tripod does sit very (very) close to the ground in this position and is very stable. At the bottom of the center column you have a nice and relatively large removable hook with an internal spring – certainly one of the best implementations that we have seen. What you do not get in this model is a monopod option (which Sirui does offer on a few of its other tripods) and a horizontal center column option which Sirui only offers as a separate accessory. On a more positive note the tripod does come with nice foam cover on two of the legs which feels good (Sirui even has some models with foam cover on all 3 legs which is still a bit rare). Sirui also knows how to make a costumer feel appreciated. With the tripod we got one of the nicest carrying cases we have seen to date and we even got a very comfortable and padded strap if we wanted to carry the tripod in this way.