Slik Able 300DX is a Tripod with 3-Way Pan Tilt Head for professional photographer or videographer. The tripod features Three position leg angle adjustment -Choice of three different leg angles for quick set up on inclined, or uneven ground, Easy leg extension -Just loosen, and tighten leg lock knob to extend, or shorten a leg.”D” shaped leg tubes with Gearless Center Column -Just loosen locking collar, and pull up. Camera height, and direction can be adjusted in one motion that completed with Reversible Center Column -Gearless feature allows “upside down” posioning of center column for copy work. The Slik Able 300DX has maximum height of 61.3″ (155.7 cm), maximum height (with center column down) 18.5″ (47.0 cm) 14.0″ (35.6 cm) with optional short center column, Folded Length 27.8″ (70.6 cm), and weighs 5.50 lb (2.49 kg).
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Slik Able 300DX User Reviews
Good tripod, but slow to setup
“This is a great sturdy tripod for the money. The quick release plate makes mounting and unmounting a breeze. The part that I don’t like are the wingnut legs. I’m a wedding photographer and seconds count when I’m racing against the clock. The wingnuts are slow to lock/unlock compared to other technologies. If you’re not in a hurry to setup and take down the tripod (landscape photographer), there is no issue.” – By Todd
“I have had my 300DX for ten years, and it is just as goodtoday as it was the day I bought it. It is very well madeand extremely durable, and while I agree with the otherreviewer that the wing nuts do take more time to secure, Ihave never had a leg slip on this tripod. And once set up,it feels rock solid. At times I have wished it had a builtin level, but that is a minor gripe.I would strongly recommend this tripod.” – By Victor
I bought my first one 11 years ago
“Sturdy, light enough to carry on a backpack, versatile. The only thing I would do differently, is get rid of the quick release mount and go back to a fixed tripod screw on the mount. Small matter that in no way detracts from the usability and effectiveness of the tripod.” – By jonsor
“I have owned this tripod for about 10 years. The stability is better than the previous Slik model I owned. It’s light enough to take on day hikes to shoot nature. The quick release head makes mounting the camera nice. Overall a great product, for the money,” – By RickP315
Good and trustworthy
“I have owned several tripods since taking up photography and I have found this one very sturdy and great for the price but it’s a little heavy for me if I have a good distance to go for some photo’s. I don’t really care for the wingnuts but again for the price I think this is one tripod you can depend on. I have no worries of slipage once I have my camera mounted” – By Eddie
A capable bargain
“I’ve used this tripod for nearly 10 years now without incident. It made the transition from film to digital. It has hiked up and down canyons and mountain sides. It is small enough to fit in a suitcase but solid enough for photo gear up to 15 pounds. I’ve taken rock solid shots with a 300mm f/4 attached directly to the tripod with teleconverter and camera supported by the lens. I’ve used it on professional assignments that ran several days in a row and never grew weary of it. I own both larger and smaller tripods, but this one gets the most use because it is just the right size and configuration.” – By Steven O. Horne
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Slik Able 300DX User Manual
Slik Able 300DX Features & Specifications
The SLIK 300DX is designed to meet the wide ranging needs of today’s “go anywhere” serious enthusiast, professional still photographer or videographer. The 300DX combines the perfect balance between a location tripod, with its compact size and easy-to-carry weight, and the strength and versatility normally expected with larger studio versions. It fully supports up to 11 pounds (5.0kg) of equipment. The professional, black anodized finish is standard and provides a low reflective surface. With a maximum operating height of 61.25″ (1550mm) and a folded length of only 25.75″ (655mm), the 300DX is designed to set-up quickly and easily in the studio or on location.
The 3-way pan head features an omnidirectional quick release camera mount, as well as precise, individual locking controls for pan and tilt movements. The “Lift n Lock” center column features an easy-to-grasp oversized locking collar, for fast setup and breakdown. Unique to the 300DX tripod are its sealed-channel “D” shaped leg extension segments. There provide exceptional strength while assuring zero rotational movement or “twist.” Individual, three-position leg-angle locks allow unusual terrain adjustments or for low angle camera use.
The 300DX is further enhanced with the addition of a tough, protective, clear-coat on leg extensions and center column. Rubber leg tips provide maximum traction outdoors and necessary protection to surfaces indoors.
* Convenient 4 way quick shoe (ABLE 300 DX) -Quick shoe can be mounted on any direction.
* Three position leg angle adjustment -Choice of three different leg angles for quick set up on inclined, or uneven ground.
* Easy leg extension -Just loosen, and tighten leg lock knob to extend, or shorten a leg.”D” shaped leg tubes.
* Gearless Center Column -Just loosen locking collar, and pull up. Camera height, and direction can be adjusted in one motion.
* Reversible Center Column -Gearless feature allows “upside down” posioning of center column for copy work.
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