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Slik Pro 700DX AMT-Titanium Alloy Tripod with 3-Way Pan Head (Maximum Height 74.8", Supports up to 15 lbs) with Case.

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SLIK's exclusive A.M.T. super titanium alloy legs make the PRO 700 DX tripod rock steady yet lighter than it looks. The A. M. T. alloy has a 40% greater strength to weight ration than standard aluminum, meaning the legs are lighter weight yet stronger than the standard metal used in most of today's tripods.

Capable of handling the weight of large format (4x5) field cameras or heavy, long telephoto lenses, The PRO 700 DX offer professional photographers and advanced amateurs the strength and stability they need while its size, and the use of A. M. T. alloy, make it lighter weight and more portable than THE PROFESSIONAL series.

A tripod should be easy to use, so that that you spend more time concentrating on your photography than you do your equipment. The PRO 700 DX makes setting up easy with secure yet fast speed release leg locks, gearless center column, and 3 position adjustable angle leg locks for easy set up on uneven ground or steps. The adjustable angle locks combined with the PRO 700 DX Short Column (optional accessory) allow the tripod to be lowered to just 15 inches for very low angle, or macro photography in the field.

The included PRO 700 DX all-metal 3-way pan head has one of the fasted and easiest to use quick release plates in the industry. SLIK made a circular quick release plate that can secure the camera to the tripod pointing in any direction, making attaching your camera (once the SLIK quick release plate is attached) more intuitive than most other heads that have squared off or angled plates.

Value, today it's more important then ever. Compare the price and features of the PRO 700 DX to other manufacturer's professional camera supports and you will see that dollar for dollar and feature for feature, this is one of the best values in a professional tripod available.

The Slik PRO is commonly used for Home, Landscape/scenery, Long exposures, Night shots, Photography, Portraits, Reducing noise (ISO reduction), Sports/action, Stabilization, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Slik PRO is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Slik PRO is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Slik PRO: Folds away, Lightweight, Stable and Unfolds quickly

Slik PRO Features

  • SLIK A.M.T. alloy offers an exceptional strength-to-weight ratio more than 40% greater than similar tripods
  • For Medium format camera, 35mm SLR with long telephoto lenses
  • Lift lever to unlock, push lever to lock. It lets you extend or shorten a leg without taking your eyes off your subject
  • The groove, in the already dynamically strong circular tubing, prevents the leg from spinning around, and allows simple and secure locking
  • It also allows you to extend the leg from any section, regardless of the order
  • The leg angle locks allow you to set the tripod to 3 different height positions
  • Each lock is independent, so you can set up quickly and easily on steps, or uneven terrain
  • Super low camera height of 40cm with use of optional short center column
  • Minimum camera height is 62cm with standard center column. Optional short center column brings the height down to 40cm above ground
  • Specially designed rubber leg tips keep the tripod balanced, and stable, by always maintaining plane contacts with the ground
  • Pan Head with 4 independent movements
  • Attach or remove camera with its built in quick shoe
  • Camera can be panning on the Quick Shoe just by lifting the Quick Shoe Locking Lever. (Optional Quick Shoe : U3/8")
  • The head has 2 bubble levels for easy leveling, recessed against damage
  • The reversible head attachment screw on the center elevation post lets you use head with either large or small screw holes

Slik PRO Specifications

Head Type
Pan Head with 4 independent movements
Max Height w/extended column
2280mm (89.8")
Max Height w/closed column
1,900mm (74.8")
Minimum Height
620mm (24.4")
Closed Length
760mm (29.9")
Leg Sections
3
Max Load Capacity
15 lbs.
Weight
3.2kg
Mfr #
615315
SKU
SL700D

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4.6

(based on 82 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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    (53)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

A tripod for nearly all seasons and uses

[...] b. The tripod was ordered for use with my digital cameras, but proved much more useful than I had envisioned. c. The tripod is sufficiently strong to hold a pair of 25X100 binoculars, weighing over 8 pounds with added bracket and reflex sighting device added on. d. The tripod is tall enough to enable one to stand under the binoculars and look straight overhead, and yet strong enough to remain stable at the extended height. e. The circular quick release allows one to pan 360 degrees on t

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[...] b. The tripod was ordered for use with my digital cameras, but proved much more useful than I had envisioned. c. The tripod is sufficiently strong to hold a pair of 25X100 binoculars, weighing over 8 pounds with added bracket and reflex sighting device added on. d. The tripod is tall enough to enable one to stand under the binoculars and look straight overhead, and yet strong enough to remain stable at the extended height. e. The circular quick release allows one to pan 360 degrees on the quick release dock, giving an extra and useful motion. f. The tripod is heavy enough hiking photographers won't likely go for it, but for those who don't mind the seven-plus pounds as a trade-off for an exceptional and beautifully performing tripod, it is absolutely the cat's meow! Get one, quick! You'll be glad you did....

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Solid base but whimpy panhead

Solid base but panhead doesn't work for camcorders. Lots of levels and controls on panhead, but pan/tilt mechanism is very rough. The small pan/tilt control handle is totally inadequate even when the extension piece from the level control is used. Probably good for still photography but not suitable for camcorders.

Reviewed by 82 customers

 
5.0

Great value and no it's not too heavy.

By

Pro Photographer. I love the extra tall range as I shoot architecture.

 
5.0

Great purchase

By

I loved this tripod, isn't that heavy as some people say.

 
5.0

Solid, well-made, performs

By

It's a quality product and worth every penny. Very smooth pan. Versatile with three different leg settings, I particularly enjoy the ability to reverse the center-beam for close-in macro-shooting and document archiving. Bottom line is. . why put an expensive camera and lens on a flimsy base? Perfect for me; someone not a pro but looking to get more serious about photography. Some have complained that it is a bit heavy and that's true. . but it's good heavy and who wants a tripod that can get tipped or blown over? To me it speaks quality. A great buy!

 
5.0

Love it

By

I really good product and price

 
4.0

Nice Solid Platform

By

I use this for landscape photography, and HDR work. It's tall enough, solid, and not too heavy to carry on a trail, although I wouldn't want to take it more than a few miles. The maximum weight it will support is 5 Kilograms, or 11 pounds, so your 400mm 2.8 is to heavy for this unit. I like the dual levels, no more off kilter photographs!

 
5.0

SLIK PRO 780 DX

By

Adorama site was most helpful in selecting this tripod combo. Lots of helpful information and video. Prices are right on, also.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excelant tripod for the money

By

This tripod is as good or better than alot of the higher priced ones i have looked at. Its smooth and easy to set up, the lever style leg locks hold solid as does the center coloum, very sturdy. I am six foot and with the center coloum all the way down its the perfect hight for me, no hunching over. I like the wieght of it, some people have said it is heavy, but I think it feels sturdier, doesnt feel like it will blow over in a breeze. I would not hesitate to recomend this to anyone. Definitly happy with this puchase

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great value in an awesome tripod!

By

Don't trust your expensive equipment to an inferior tripod, that could cost a lot in the long run

 
5.0

Everything I hoped it would be

By

I have used this product to shoot landscapes, and for panning. It has a very smooth swivel for panning, and is very sturdy for long exposures. It is extremely well built. While it is a bit heavy, I like the solid feel of it.

 
5.0

Slik Pro 780

By

This product arrived this afternoon but I can tell already i am going to be fine with it. I am an older guy but find the units solid build to be very beneficial. I will be packing this around all the time, often at 10,000 + ft altitudes. It is not that heavy. Will be using on landscapes as well as wildlife photography. I need to have a piece that is durable and stable. This tripod certainly fills the bill. Since the legs have nice foam guards on them it will be easier to shoulder as well spread out the legs on those days that are frozen and below. Slik tripods have been in my inventory for over 40 years. Looks like they will stay there that much longer.

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William A  will this tripod pan head pan below level? the tripod I currently have only scans to level but will not go below that. If something I want to see or photo is below eye level I have to lower the front leg of the tripod.
TIMOTHY B  Yes it pans below level.
William A  Thank you. I was trying to view something that was about 30 yards in front of me at eye level with my current tripod and I could not without lowering legs. It sounds like this tripod and head will allow me to do that.
William A  will this tripod pan head pan below level? the tripod I currently have only scans to level but will not go below that. If something I want to see or photo is below eye level I have to lower the front leg of the tripod.
TIMOTHY B  Yes it pans below level.
William A  Thank you. I was trying to view something that was about 30 yards in front of me at eye level with my current tripod and I could not without lowering legs. It sounds like this tripod and head will allow me to do that.
Shopper  how tall is the tripod with the center column down and the legs spread in there normal angles? Also can you confirm that the tripod does have rubber/foam pads on the legs since the picture does NOT show the pads? Thanks.
TIFFANY M  I'm 5'3", basically 63" tall. With the legs at full extension and with the column down, the camera mount is at eye level for me. To get some balance and get my hand around the lock ring for the column I would fully extend the lower legs, partially extend the upper legs to my desired height and would just move the column up and down. The lock ring made it easy. When I ordered back in November of 2011, it had the foam padding on the legs, wouldn't order it otherwise but I believe the pic did show the foam and my legs and center column are black. As a side note I use the hand strap and I did find that when removing the circular mounting plate I ran into and issue of the locking knob for the hand strap turning at the same time I would try to remove the circular mount. Not sure how tall you are but the tripod was way taller than what I needed but very sturdy with a multitude of adjustability. FYI, the bag that come with it is junk, I got the Hakuba carry bag, awesome with plenty of padding and protection.
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