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SLIK PRO 700DX Professional Tripod with Panhead (615-315)

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  • Height\ 24 2/5 - 74 4/5"
  • Weight\ 11 lbs.
  • AMT alloy legs for an exceptional strength-to-weight ratio
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SLIK PRO 700DX Professional Tripod with Panhead (615-315) + Slik Tripod Carrying Case - Large - 31 Inches X 5 Inches with Adjustable Carry Strap, Outside Pocket and I.D. Pocket + Slik Quick Release Plate
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 30 inches ; 9.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 11 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0002EXF38
  • Item model number: 615-315
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (241 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 30, 2007

Product Description

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 manufacturers' 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.

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Customer Reviews

It is very sturdy and very easy to setup.
ryan
The only small drawback it that it is a little bit heavy, but I have several light tripods for hiking.
Kent Baker
This tripod is by far one of the best priced, well made tripods out there.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

275 of 277 people found the following review helpful By Jim Krupnik on November 23, 2006
I bought this tripod based on reviews I read on the net, and was not led astray at all. The Pro 700DX is well made, very sturdy, very tall, and light for it's overall size. It is made with high quality, black powder coat castings. The main casting tying the legs together is built with very clever, well made 3 position leg angle locks that are all metal in construction, lock in place with authority, and are simple to operate with with one hand. There is nothing in the way of cheesy parts anywhere on this tripod. It reeks of "pro-gear" quality and feel.

The pan head is rated for 15 pounds of equipment, and though the tripod itself can carry much more weight, the combination is a nice one. The pan head has nice controls, has two useful bubble levels built in, is built to high standards, and utilizes the Slik "Quick Shoe" system to full advantage. I have used many tripod systems over the decades, and have used many quick release plates as they came to market. Nobody has come up with a system that can beat the round plate system that Slik has on the market now. Not even the expensive European brands. It is secure. A camera or flash can be mounted in seconds even in total darkness,and the camera or accessory can be rotated on the head a full 360 degrees while securely locked onto the head, and before snapping the position locking tab shut. I bought 3 additional quick shoes that now live on my camera bodies, and long lenses. There is nothing else like it.

Ball head fans (I'm one) can swap out the pan-tilt head for the Slick ball head 800, or any other ball head on the market in about a minute. Both the standard and short center columns come with reversible threaded studs to handle most heads that might interest you.
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171 of 179 people found the following review helpful By William Porter on May 12, 2008
I purchased the Slik Pro 700DX seven or eight months ago and have only used it a dozen or so times since then, for a couple of weddings, and a couple of other events. It does appear very solid, the height is good, and I like the way the head words pretty well, too. A week ago I would have given it 4 or perhaps 5 stars.

But my enthusiasm has waned just a bit after what happened this last weekend. I was setting up for an outdoor portrait shoot. When I pulled one of the legs out in the same way I've always done, the end segment of the leg simply came all of the way out of the rest of the leg, as if I were taking my shoe off and my foot came with it! Some little pieces of white plastic fell out on the ground. It was clear that these little pieces were critically important to the locking mechanism but I played with it for several minutes and could not figure out how to fix it immediately, so I wasn't able to use it that day. Thank goodness it wasn't a wedding where this would have been a fairly serious problem - and an embarrassment as well.

I contacted support at THK which provides support for this tripod here in the USA. I'm happy to report that I got a rapid response from a knowledgeable support person. I'd asked if I could fix it myself and he helpfully sent me a parts diagram. I haven't been able to fix it yet, but if I can't I'll send it in for warranty repair.

Still, I didn't expect this to happen. I simply haven't used the tripod that heavily and even if I had, it looks and feels so sturdy that I never would have expected a leg simply to break. I need a tripod this coming weekend once again and I'm either going to have to fix this one or buy another to use while this one's being repaired. Having two tripods is of course not a bad thing. But I'm not sure I'll buy another of this same model.

I bought this model because I too saw the many good reviews it's gotten. Perhaps I got a bad one. That can happen with any mass-produced product.
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78 of 79 people found the following review helpful By James Hatsis on August 18, 2006
My favorite part of this tripod system has to be the simple but clever "Quick Shoe" it is round and pops in and out with a flick of the locking lever. Mounting the shoe to the camera is simple with the mount screw that is fixed to the center of the shoe.. just tuist untill it is tight. I have no problems leaving this mounted to my cameras all the time. Some other brands stick out so that you can not set the camera down without making it unstable... and other shoes are nearly impossible to mount firmly to the camera.

This tripod has two handy bubble levels, a max height of 74 inches (great for us taller photographers) and an optional short center colum for low level shots.

Buy this tripod and it should outlast your camera.
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56 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Doug the CISSP on April 11, 2006
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Really solid tripod. Nice finish and features, and no complaints about any pieces seeming like they're going to break any time soon. I like the quick connect that allows the camera to be rotated, and the three-position legs are a cool feature. The Slik large tripod bag fits it well, though it would be nice to have some padding in the bag. It's not light (7.05lbs) or short when collapsed(29.92"). You'd want something lighter and shorter as a travel tripod, but that's the tradeoff for a rock solid tall tripod.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Mitch G. on January 6, 2008
This is a sturdy, solid tripod that is a great value for the money. As detailed in other reviews, it can easily immobilize a big SLR and telephoto. So in use, it's a very nice piece.

Mine came with a "free" tripod bag from Slik. It's nice to have, but the tripod only fits into it with one or both of the pan-head handles detached. The handles, for some reason, are slightly different lengths, but both thread into the up/down and the right/left hinge for the pan-head. If you use the wrong one, it will bottom out before it tightens the connection so you end up having to take it all the way out and put the other one in. I ended up using colored tape to mate the right handle with the right hole, and that works OK. The tripod only fits in the case with the handles off (as best I can tell) so you end up taking them on and off, and once off, they are loose in the tripod bag, or worse, somewhere else when you go to use your tripod. If anyone from SLIK reads this, I'd suggest you just put a 25 cent bolt into the bottom of the extension tube plug, and that way the handles (which mate together) could be stored attached to the tripod. My only other issue is the instructions, which should be better. There is actually no clear diagram of how to mount the camera on the head, so you're left to figure that out.

Still a good unit for the money though. I can live with the other stuff, just suggestions that wouldn't seem to take much work and could make a very good tripod a great tripod!

2/9/08 UPDATE: I figured out that if you nest te two pan head handles and attach them to the "up/down" part of the head, it is possible to store the tripod in the bag that way and have all the parts together. In use, the tripod is rock solid and a great value for the money.
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