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About Slik U8000

Light in weight, light in price, but heavy in value, the SLIK U series of economy tripods have proved to be so popular and successful that they have been knocked-off by many companies, but none have been able to match the quality and value performance of these versatile tripods.

Every tripod in the series is less than 2 feet long when completely folded and weigh less than 3.5 lbs for easy traveling.

The SLIK U series have many other features that the casual photographer and family videographer will come to love.

The U8000 is a Dual purpose (photo and video) 3-way panhead with a quick shoe.

The Slik U8000 is commonly used for Long exposures, Photography, Portraits, Stabilization and more.The Slik U8000 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Slik U8000: Folds away, Lightweight, Stable and Unfolds quickly

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (10),Stable (9),Folds away (8),Unfolds quickly (8)
Best Uses:
Long exposures (6),Photography (6),Stabilization (6),Portraits (5),Reducing noise (ISO reduction) (3)

Slik U8000 Features

  • Dual Purpose Video/Photo (Fluid/3-way)Head -The retractable camera positioning pin enables you to mount either a video, or a still camara on the Quick Release Pratform. Simple vertical positioning for still cameras.
  • Dual Purpose Video/Photo Quick Shoe -Attaches easily onto still, and video cameras. Just align the quick shoe along the length of the camera body, and tighten with a coin.
  • Ultra-smooth Geared Center Column -Engnieering plastic assures smooth and quiet rack and pinion gear movement of the center column.
  • Oversize, Single Action, Speed Release Lag Locks -Easy, and quick to operate leg locks let you adjust the tripod height in seconds. Oversize locks also let you make minor leveling adjustmemts without having to look away from the viewfinder.
  • Easy To Grasp, Champagne Bronze Colour Legs -Exclusive anodised champagne bronze colour legs are also designed to feel comfortable in the hand.
  • Torsion Resisting Legs Brace -Leg brace adds more stability to the legs, and resists torsion. It also incorporates the movement of all three legs. Just open or close one leg, and the rest will follow automatically.

Slik U8000 Specifications

Head Type
3-Way Pan Head with Quick Shoe
Max Height w/extended column
59"
Max Height w/closed column
1,500mm (59'')
Minimum Height
546mm (21.5")
Closed Length
590mm (23.25")
Leg Sections
3
Max Load Capacity
4.4 lbs.
Weight
1.5kg (3.3lbs.)

Slik U8000 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.3

(based on 10 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Tripod, very well built

I bought this 9 years ago, along with a VHS CamCorder, and it has held up perfectly to the weight and rigors of that heavy CamCorder. Recently, I have been using it along with my little Canon Digital Camera. This is a perfect tripod for just about any Camera.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Light in Weight and Construction

Borrowed this from a friend while visiting on vacation. Mounted a Nikon D80 w/telextender along with Nikon VR 80-400 zoom for nature shots. When finished, I was folding the tripod legs and everything came snapping back; the plastic parts in the head weren't strong enough to retain the weight and I was very lucky to have caught my camera and lens so no damage was done to them. I purchased this tripod to replace my friend's but caution anyone from putting much more than a camera and standard le...

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Borrowed this from a friend while visiting on vacation. Mounted a Nikon D80 w/telextender along with Nikon VR 80-400 zoom for nature shots. When finished, I was folding the tripod legs and everything came snapping back; the plastic parts in the head weren't strong enough to retain the weight and I was very lucky to have caught my camera and lens so no damage was done to them. I purchased this tripod to replace my friend's but caution anyone from putting much more than a camera and standard lens on it.

Reviewed by 10 customers

 
5.0

Great Tripod

By

from Locust Fork, AL  -  Photo Enthusiast

Portable and very easy to use by both me and my wife, compact yet very sturdy with easy adjustments.

 
5.0

Good product

By

from Leesburg, Florida  -  Casual Photographer

Used this product for a video

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Value

By

from Las Vegas, NV  -  Photo Enthusiast

Use it with all my still and video cameras. Easy to set up and fold up. Came with a nice case. No need to spend more for a tripod when this one will do most anything a more expensive one will do. You will need a level as this has none.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sturdy enough for a Photography Student

By

from Wilmington, Delaware  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I'm a photography major and I have use it alot since I got it and I love it! It is quick to extend and retract. The flip mechanisms to extend the tripod's height are easy to manage and it truely is "Slik"! The varying height is great especially with the crank for that extra lift. Gets low and stays high! Lightweight and sturdy. Overall, A GREAT PRODUCT!

 
5.0

A great buy.

By

from Salt Lake City  -  Casual Photographer

Excellent tripod - especially for the price!

 
5.0

Wonderful accessory - worth the money

By

from Califon, NJ  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I just bought it and have not had too much experience with this tripod yet, but it certain has smooth actions and quality material. Sure beats anything at [...].

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I'm impressed!

By

from New York, NY  -  Getting started

Even as a newbie, I was able to just look at this tripod and figure out how to work it. It's a breeze. I'm impressed with its sturdy construction yet light weight, and its ease of use.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Tripod, very well built

By

from Prior Lake, MN.

I bought this 9 years ago, along with a VHS CamCorder, and it has held up perfectly to the weight and rigors of that heavy CamCorder. Recently, I have been using it along with my little Canon Digital Camera. This is a perfect tripod for just about any Camera.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

GOOD

By

from Chihuahua, Mexico  -  Professional

The tripod worked well for 7 years until I let my friend borrow it from me, he forced the head and broke it. Other than that, the tripod was stable and quick to release all the time. I will have to order a new one.

(3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Light in Weight and Construction

By

from San Clemente, CA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Borrowed this from a friend while visiting on vacation. Mounted a Nikon D80 w/telextender along with Nikon VR 80-400 zoom for nature shots. When finished, I was folding the tripod legs and everything came snapping back; the plastic parts in the head weren't strong enough to retain the weight and I was very lucky to have caught my camera and lens so no damage was done to them. I purchased this tripod to replace my friend's but caution anyone from putting much more than a camera and standard lens on it.

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