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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
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 tView full Review
[...] 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....
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
Pro Photographer. I love the extra tall range as I shoot architecture.
I loved this tripod, isn't that heavy as some people say.
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!
I really good product and price
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!
Adorama site was most helpful in selecting this tripod combo. Lots of helpful information and video. Prices are right on, also.
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
Don't trust your expensive equipment to an inferior tripod, that could cost a lot in the long run
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.
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.