The PRO 500 HD was created for DSLR's that have HD video recording capability. The SH-736HD is a smooth-moving fluid effect 2-way pan head with quick release for easy mounting and removal of a DSLR, video camera or camera. This all-metal head is specifically designed for photo and video use. The 2-way pan head moves in two directions like a professional video head.
The SH-736HD has pan and tilt drag controls that are separate from the pan/tilt handle locks. This allows the photographer to fine-tune the tightness of the movement based on the weight of the camera and lens. The head can hold up to 11.0 lbs of equipment.
SLIK's exclusive A.M.T. super Aluminum-Magnesium-Titanium alloy legs make the PRO 500 HD tripod very steady. The A.M.T. alloy has a 40% greater strength to weight ratio than standard aluminum. This makes the legs lighter and stronger than the standard metal used in most tripods.
This full sized tripod has 3 leg sections to collapse down to just over 27 inches. The PRO 500 HD makes setting up easy with secure, speed-release leg locks. Padded leg wraps make the tripod more comfortable to carry. 3-position, multi-angle leg locks allow easy set-up on uneven ground or steps.
The PRO 500 HD has a gearless center column that unscrews into two pieces converting the top piece into a short column. This feature combined with the adjustable leg angle locks allow the tripod to be lowered to about 14 inches for very low angle or macro photography in the field.
Reviewed by 2 customers
This is a sturdy and well made tripod. A soft carrying case is included. The center column can be inverted for macro shots close to the ground. My only complaint is that the bubble level it has is on the camera mount. I would rather have it on the tripod base, to aid in setting the center column vertical. I don't need a level on the camera mount because my camera has a built-in level.
Another great buy. The SH-736HD head makes this the best tripod I have owned. Nice price too.