Sirui delivers - but in big boxes! [With a postscript]

December 31, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

This will be the shortest blog in history. It's 22:04 on New Years Eve and I realise I haven't blogged for six months!

So ... apart from wishing everyone a happy, productive and creative 2019, I thought I would mention the service I received from Sirui, here in Australia.

Last week, I realised that one of the rubber feet on my tripod was missing. I toyed with the idea of trying to get one locally, then on Friday, tried the Sirui web site. They had feet (in packs of three) at a reasonable price, so I ordered a set - which arrived today. One side of Australia to the other in 2½ days is good.

One observation worthy of comment is the packaging. 

The little white envelope is the packet of feet, and the box next to it is what it came in.

No complaints about the speed or the condition of the product, but I would have thought a DL envelope would have done the job!

Anyway - happy 2019 to one and all. May the sunsets be beautiful, the animals slow moving and your human subjects photogenic and cooperative.

All the best.

Shane Baker

 

Post Script

It's almost a law of nature for me that when I've decided I've lost something and buy a replacement, the "missing" item turns up. So it is it seems with tripod feet!

Before ordering the replacement feet from Sirui, I checked every camera bag (yes, I have a few), searched any room the foot could be lost in and checked both of our cars (twice). Since I'd obviously lost it outdoors on a shoot somewhere, I ordered the feet.

Today (January 3) I took some stuff to the local rubbish tip. As I was cleaning a few leaves and things from the back of the car, what should appear? Yep, the "missing" tripod foot!

Well, I now have a replacement foot for each tripod leg!

Shane

 

 


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