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Announcing the SIRUI SR Series

Introducing a Set of Revolutionary Tripods

Being a professional photographer takes a lot more than having a good camera in hand. Any serious image maker will confess that there’s a slew tools and gear that need to be at play behind the scenes to get a great photograph.

Though you may not be familiar with their name, Sirui is a rising company dedicated to providing customers with the photographic equipment each of us needs to the succeed. Since their inception in 2001, they’ve stocked a number of products designed for professionals and enthusiasts alike.

Currently, their inventory contains everything from filters to phone lenses, backpacks to humidity-controlled cabinets. However, they’ve managed to garner a great deal of international attention thanks to their specialized lines of tripods.

This month, the new Sirui SR Series was released to the general public. Representatives boast that the three recent additions to Sirui’s collection of professional-grade tripods are designed specifically to bring jet-set photographers the best of both worlds.

The SR Series utilizes lightweight materials designed for easy transport, a godsend for those used to lugging around heavy bags of gear. Yet, simultaneously, each is capable of holding its own in the field. Taking on weights up to 55 lbs, these tripods fare well even in the testiest scenarios.

Available throughout Europe, North and South America, Asia, and beyond, professional photographers based around the world can take advantage of all that this series has to offer. Today, we’ll be going over some of what you can expect to see out of this state-of-the-art series.

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Featured in the Sirui SR Series

New Sirui SR Tripods

  1. Sirui SUSR-3203
  2. Sirui SUSR-3204
  3. Sirui SUSR-3004

Each series put out by Sirui is meant to cater to a specific niche within the photographic community. The SR series, specifically, is a great fit for versatile photographers that are always on the move. As such, the team responsible for designing the Sirui SR series prioritized flexibility as well as durability.

When you get your hands on an SR tripod, there are a few points on which you can confidently rely:

  • Reaches heights over 80 inches. A removable two-stage center column is available and can increase the height of any SR tripod by nearly 2 whole feet. With the extension, it’s possible to secure cameras a whopping 6.5 feet off of the ground.
  • Superior structure. Rather than utilizing traditional casting methods, all Sirui tripods are forged together. This compacts and further welds together the metals in use. As a result, each tripod’s strength-to-weight ratio dramatically increases
  • Twist leg locks. With a simple half turn, it’s easy and efficient to set up or collapse each tripod. The legs themselves are easy to maneuver in and out thanks to interior grooved channels. This prevents parts from twisting and provides even more stability for equipment in play.
  • Leader in quality and satisfaction. Sirui employs stringent quality control standards, and their SR Series is no exception. They don’t stop short by merely providing customer support to clients worldwide. Instead, they go the extra mile and tack on an incredible 6 year warranty to most purchases.
  • Convert for video. Each of the tripods included in the SR series has a removable flat top plate. Beneath each plate, the tripods have an integrated 75mm bowl, designed to accommodate videographers in need of fluid mobility.
  • Accessories to get you ahead. Every Sirui SR tripod comes complete with a number of accessories to even further improve your photography. An internal bubble level keeps the tripod itself level. The spider also comes complete with a hook strong enough to hold weights and increase tripod stability. Also included are anti-slip leg warmers, a padded carrying case, and interchangeable stainless steel spiked feet.

Reviewing the Sirui SR Series Collection

As of now, there are three tripods available in the Sirui SR Series. Though each has their own set of unique attributes, across the board they share a number of characteristics. Here, we’ll compare and contrast the features each individual option has to offer.

1. Sirui SUSR-3203

Sirui SR 3203 tripod
The Sirui SR-3203 SR Series Professional Carbon Fiber Tripod
SR 3203
Material UsedCarbon Fiber
Max. Diameter1.3 inches
Min. Diameter1.0 inches
Max. Height59 inches
Min. Height5.5 inches
Retracted Height25.5 inches
Weight4.4 lbs
Load55 lbs

Unlike the other tripods in this series, the SR 3203 is composed of three sections rather than four. As a result, it’s a bit bulkier than its brothers. But thanks to its strong yet lightweight carbon fiber build, it manages to keep its overall weight down to 4.4 lbs. And although other tripods in the series can go down to more compact sizes, its retracted height still just barely surpasses two feet tall.

Sirui SR Series Professional Tripod with Ball-Base Head (SR-3203)
  • Sirui SR-3203 Carbon Fiber 3-Section Multi-Use Tripod

2. Sirui SUSR-3204

Sirui SR 3204 tripod
Sirui SR-3204 SR Series Professional Carbon Fiber Tripod
SR 3204
Material UsedCarbon Fiber
Max. Diameter1.3 inches
Min. Diameter0.9 inches
Max. Height59 inches
Min. Height4.7 inches
Retracted Height21.4 inches
Weight4.4 lbs
Load55 lbs

The carbon fiber SR 3204 has some impressive specs that are hard to ignore. It’s easy to fit into virtually any backpack or carrying case as it sports a portable minimum size of 4.7 inches.  But don’t be fooled by size. Its small (yet strong) body can withstand just as much weight as the rest of the models in the SR line. Although it’s the priciest option of the bunch, it’s well worth the cost for the quality of materials being used, its lightness, and its potential to fold down to a travel-friendly size.

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Sirui SR Series Professional Tripod with Ball-Base Head (SR-3204)
  • Carbon Fiber Construction: Manufactured with high-quality carbon fiber, SR-3204 is lightweight, durable and...
  • Multi-Use Platform: The Flat Platform or integrated (75mm) ball base allows various heads to be attached directly to the...
  • Interchangeable Tripod Feet: The SR tripods include rubber feet and stainless steel spikes for shooting on uneven terrain.
  • Accessory Connecting Port: The Spider of the tripod contains a l/4"screw socket for easily connecting additional accessories...
  • Multi-functional Hook: The Hook under the spider can be used to add weight with a camera bag or and bag and can be removed...

3. Sirui SUSR-3004

Sirui SR 3004 tripod
Sirui SR-3004 SR Series Professional Aluminum Tripod
SR 3004
Material UsedAluminum
Max. Diameter1.3 inches
Min. Diameter0.9 inches
Max. Height59 inches
Min. Height4.7 inches
Retracted Height21.4 inches
Weight5.5 lbs
Load55 lbs

The only aluminum model of the bunch, the SR 3004 is the heaviest choice available. However, it’s also the most affordable option Sirui offers. If you’re willing to endure a few extra ounces of weight and risk a dent here or there, the 3004 is worth taking into consideration. It has the full range of height and diameter as the SR 3204, and is able to bear the same weight as its companions.

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Sirui SR3004 SR-Series Multi Use Carbon Fiber 4-Section Platform Tripod Legs Set, Max...
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Sections: 4
  • Min Hgt: 120mm/4.7inch
  • Max Hgt: 1500mm/59.1inch
  • Retracted Height: 545mm/21.5inch


  • Meghan is an artist and writer based out of Boston, MA. With an interest in everything from instant film to experimental videography, her work has been featured internationally in a variety of photographic exhibitions and publications. As a regular contributor, she uses her broad background in fine art and varied professional experiences to inform her articles.

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1 thought on “Announcing the SIRUI SR Series”

  1. “It’s easy to fit into virtually any backpack or carrying case as it sports a portable minimum size of 4.7 inches.”

    It seems to me that the author is under the impression that the SR-3204 can be folded to 4.7 inches, thus thrown in a backpack. The “Min. Height” field at the specifications refers to how low the tripod can go with the legs fully retracted and spread out to the sides. This would be useful if you want to take a photograph from a lower height, but not if you want to pack the tripod in your backpack, since its legs would be spread out almost two feet in every direction in this configuration. It’s the “Retracted height” of 21.4 inches that tells you how long it is when the legs are retracted and folded up. Rather large for a backpack.

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