This is a continuation of my ” Sirui tripod repairs” series:
At the beginning of 2021 I realized that my lower leg segments have almost lost all their grippy rubber cover and only the aluminum structure was left, see the following image.
This is especially a problem when working on very hard and smooth surfaces, there will be always a lack of grip when placing the tripod legs.
I was once again getting in touch with the Sirui Europe service and send this image to show the problem. I got an answer the next day saying that they are going to send me replacements for the lower leg segments, containing the rubber. They were only asking for the purchase receipt. Then I had to wait almost 3 months until the parts were delivered to me free of charge, because the parts were not on stock anywhere.
Either they were screening all warehouses in China for this spare-part or even manufacturing it from scratch as it seems that my tripod (Sirui M-3204X) is long out of its lifecycle.
When the new lower tripod legs finally arrived I was surprised to the the new transparent shims, which were not made from two halves. They are very similar to the upper leg segment shims which were highlighted in Sirui-tripod-repairs – part 2 but seem to be made from a different material which seems to glide smoother.
Overall I’m still very happy with my Sirui tripod and the service, which has always been very professional and accommodating.
While browsing the Japan gallery I spotted some missing pictures from the trip in 2017 with my buddy Alex. It’s a mix of images from our hike on the southern tropical island of Yakushima and our roadtrip on the southern-most main island Kyushu. Enjoy 😉
Happy belated new year to all readers of this blog 😉
I hope you all had a good and relaxing time over the Christmas holiday season too.
I used the time to process some old gems from my ever-growing backlog of images. This backlog is still huge, but thanks to the Covid pandemic I’ve had more time to process photos than taking photos, which is usually vice-versa in times where I could freely travel and discover new places.
Here are the recent additions from Germany and Iceland.
Surprise surprise, there will be a calendar for next year again!
And it will contain plenty of fresh and unpublished images, which I’m going to officially publish in the upcoming weeks.
If you are interested and have not yet a new wall calendar for next year or you’re already looking for Christmas gifts go ahead and drop me a message below or write me an e-Mail at kontakt(at)philipp-lutz.net.
It’s going to be available as glossy or matte print on premium paper in A3 format. So just pick your favourite finish.
It will be 20€ for the calendar + 4€ shipping (DE). If you live outside of Germany just ask me for the shipping costs.