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About Slik AF2100

The world's original, and most popular trigger-style ball head, so revolutionary it had to be patented.

The SLIK AF 2100 trigger design ball head can take ease of photographing on a tripod to a new level. The key is in the trigger handle. It has an over sized trigger release that you squeeze to release and freely move the head. When you have moved your camera to the desired position, just release the trigger and the ball head locks firmly into place, at any angle. This smooth and natural movement makes the ball head feel like more on an extension of our hand than any other ball head available.

The AF 2100 handle is large enough for photographers with large hands to have a solid grip, but sized so that photographers with smaller hands will be able to use it with comfort and ease. If fact, many people have chosen the AF 2100 over other trigger designs for just that reason.

Capable of handling more than 10 pounds of equipment, the AF 2100 can, for example, support a 300 mm f/2.8 lens with a heavy professional camera body.

A convenient thumb switch on the handle locks and unlocks the quick release shoe, which means that circular quick release plate can rotate over 320&Mac176; and be locked at any point. There is also a separate safety release button so that the quick release plate can only be removed from the head when it is pressed. Your camera is securely attached to the AF 2100 until you decide to remove it.

Winner, Japan Ministry of Trade and Industry "Good Design" (G-Mark) award.

The Slik AF2100 is commonly used for Long exposures, Photography, Portraits, Reducing noise (ISO reduction), Stabilization and more.The Slik AF2100 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast among others.The Slik AF2100 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Slik AF2100: Attaches firmly, Large range of motion, Stable and Strong clamp

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Attaches firmly (13),Large range of motion (13),Stable (13),Strong clamp (13)
Cons:
Heavy (8)
Best Uses:
Photography (10),Stabilization (10),Long exposures (9),Portraits (7),Reducing noise (ISO reduction) (4),Landscape/scenery (3),Night shots (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (8),Photo enthusiast (5)

Slik AF2100 Features

  • The world's original, and most popular trigger-style ball head.
  • Simply squeeze the trigger handle to release and let go to lock in any position
  • A convenient thumb switch locks and unlocks the quick release shoe.
  • The handle grip makes the ball head feels like more of an extension of your hand than other ball heads available.
  • Winner, Japan Ministry of Trade and Industry "Good Design" (G-Mark) award.

Slik AF2100 Specifications

Max. load Capacity
N/A
Head height
140mm (5.51in.)
Quick Release
Yes
Spirit Level
No
Female Thread size (Connect to Tripod)
1/4"-20 or 3/8"-16
Weight
870g (1.91lbs.)
Mfr #
618210
SKU
SLAF2100

Slik AF2100 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.3

(based on 15 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fantastic!

I use this in wedding photography, long exposure, micro photography,and any time I use my tripod. This is super easy to use and has greatly enhanced my photography and made composing much easier. I love this product and have recommended it to everyone in my photo club.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not a good product

I have gone through two of these. They don't last. Cheap construction. Won't hold the camera at an angle. Top rubber piece glue breaks down and slips.

Reviewed by 15 customers

 
1.0

Not a good product

By

from Laguna Niguel  -  Casual Photographer

I have gone through two of these. They don't last. Cheap construction. Won't hold the camera at an angle. Top rubber piece glue breaks down and slips.

 
5.0

It's the Best!!!!

By

from Georgetown, TX  -  Photo Enthusiast

Perfect solution for my wife's D90 w/18-200 lens. So easy to use and it allows her free range of motion on our phot excursions.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Has some issues.

By

from New Jersey  -  Photo Enthusiast

It does it's job in certain situations.But the head does not stay in tight position on the tripod screw. It loosens up frequently and the head need to be retightened frequently on the top of the tripod. Secondly, I have a canon 70-300, f4-5.6 lens (which is not a very heavy lens), it tends to sag down when shooting in portrait mode,and it does not hold it's position well.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Easy to use and manipulate.

By

from Georgetown, TX  -  Photo Enthusiast

The trigger eliminates the knobs & levers I needed to loosen/tighten on my previous tripod head has made using our tripod easier for me because of arthritis in my hands.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great flexibility

By

from Nashville, TN  -  Photo Enthusiast

The directions do not mention the ability to remove the mounting screw to allow for 1/4 inch attachment to the tripod legs, but once I removed it, it mounted perfectly. I'm very happy with this product. It's a bit heavy but I feel confident it will support my camera.

 
4.0

Big and easy to use

By

from Las Cruces, NM  -  Photo Enthusiast

Range of motion is a bit limited but you can work around it. Easy to use and holds position well.Bob

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Unusual Grip, not quite a ball head

By

from Sacramento, CA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I bought this instead of a traditional ball head, thinking that it would be a good replacement. For the most part, it is. The controls are a little confusing, but that may correct itself as I get more accustomed the the triggers, etc. Fitting the camera to the head leaves me a little shakey and fearful that it's not going to connect and I'm going to lose my camera and lens to a fall. It's a good idea, though, and I'm hoping to get more accustomed to it as time goes on. I have used the grip simply as a pistol grip to steady a hand-held lens and it does help.

 
5.0

Excellent, quick to adjust, locks tight

By

from Fairfield, IL  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Utilize this head for a Slik Sprint Mini and a Gorillapod. Top feature is the quick detach mount so all of my cameras can be fitted with the mounting base and snapped on for quick shots with a DSLR or my Canon Video camera. Quick to adjust and lock in place. Great design.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic!

By

from East Tennessee  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I use this in wedding photography, long exposure, micro photography,and any time I use my tripod. This is super easy to use and has greatly enhanced my photography and made composing much easier. I love this product and have recommended it to everyone in my photo club.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect for quick adjustments

By

from Dallas, TX  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I have recently moved from a disposable "Quantaray" tripod to a Hakuba Carbon Fiber with a Magnesium head. The head that came with the Hakuba was solidly built, but was a pain to adjust. Enter the Slik AF2100. I was intrigued by the pistol grip and was ready to throw the original Hakuba out the window. The head feels very solidly made. There is no creep, even with a relatively heavy and unbalanced zoom lens. I have done 60" exposures with very good results. I have never seen or used a tripod head that was this easy to adjust. After you get used to it, it is second nature to grab the handle and point. Just watch where your other hand is. I was holding the top of the tripod (where the head mounts), and I managed to pinch the skin between thumb and other fingers. No broken skin, but plenty of cursing and burst capillaries. It is hard, if not impossible to shoot straight up, because the grip gets in the way.

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