The Slik PRO 634 CFL 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod is the most compact and the lightest of the full sized carbon fiber tripods, the PRO 634 CFL weighs a mere 2.5 lbs but with 4 leg sections the tripod can extend from its closed length of just 19.3 inches to it's full height of 62.0 inches. This tripod can handle up to 8.8 lbs of properly balanced equipment making excellent for photographer that are traveling without heavy lenses. But, it can still handle professional camera bodies, wide-aperture wide-angle and standard lenses as well as some long-range telephoto lenses. The feature-set shared by the other PRO carbon fiber tripods continue with the 634 CFL, a perfect suitcase traveler.
NEW S.R. L (Speed Release leg Locks)
The New series of SLIK carbon fiber tripods are equipped with new proprietary Speed Release Locks for fast easy set-up and pack-up. These fast easy-to-use lever locks are spring-loaded to hold each section of the tripod legs securely but do not snap-back so there is no pitching of fingers while using them.
8X Multi-layered Carbon Fiber
Carbon Fiber material is actually comprised of 8 layers of inter-woven carbon strands that are then bonded together in a sealed, high-pressure furnace. When finished, this material is more than 40% lighter than standard aluminum and very rigid, making it great for applications from space vehicles to tripod legs.
A.R.S (Anti-Rotational System)
All of the New SLIK PRO carbon fiber tripods feature a new A.R.S (Anti-Rotational System) designed into the leg locks. The anti-rotational systems prevent the leg tubes from rotating inside each other making it much easier to lock and release.
Multi-Angle Leg Locks
Each leg has an independent lock that sets in one 3 angles to vary the height and stance of the tripod. The three setting are for maximum height, waist level or low angle photography close to the ground. It also makes it easier to set up the tripod on uneven ground, steps or rocks.
Built-in Short Columns
The center columns unscrew into two pieces to create a much shorter column for use in low angle photography or to reduce weight.