Slik Pro 340-BH is 4-Section Tripod w/ SBH-200DQ Ballhead that lightweight when used with small SLR systems. The tripod features Speed Release Lock levers allow for fast set up, 3-Position leg locks allow for leg openings of independent angles, Angled rubber leg tips maximize traction to flat, hard surfaces (and also allow carry on to aircraft), Foam covered upper leg sections ease handling in extreme weather conditions, Single-lever ball head with quick release and 2 bubble levels at quick release plate. The Slik Pro 340-BH has maximum height of 57.8″ (146.7cm), maximum height (with center column down) 45.6″ (115.7cm), minimum height 10.0″ (25.4cm), Folded Length 20.3″ (51.5cm), and weighs 3.26 lbs (1.480kg).
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Slik Pro 340-BH User Reviews
“Well made and very sturdy. Ball head is smooth and easy to operate. Would have given five stars but to raise center shaft you must have small hands to fit between Tri legs where they meet at the top. there is a twist adjustment 3 or so inches below. hard to fit hands in to rotate to tighten or loosen. Looks great with my new Nikon D-40. I captured some great night moon shots with it. Im very happy with this purchase. Good looking product.” – By Richard Braun
Lightweight & Sturdy
“I bought this locally at a Penn Camera retail store. I looked very closely at this and the Manfrotto 190 series and felt this is an all around better product then the Manfrotto 190 series. Here are the benefits I found in the Slik tripod. Pros (compared to Manfrotto 190 series): Noticeably lighter (I carry my tripod around a lot so this was a big factor), Lower cost (because it included a ball head), Comes with SBH-200DQ ball head, Ball head has two axis levels which is much nicer then the manfrotto ball heads I saw, this was also a big selling point for me” – By Luke S
A Top Value Product
“I just bought a second copy of this tripod. That’s how much I like this product. For the cost, I really don’t think there is anything better. I hike with all of my photo gear, so weight is key for me. This guy is very light. I looked at other manufacturers who make similar models and none compare to how light this Slik is until you get into carbon fiber, but those are more than twice the price. The ball head is basic and does everything I need. Even without all the latest safety gizmos, I still trust the head and plate to hold my gear secure. I love the split column.” – By William J. Duncan
A great tripod
“It was a gift for my daughter. It is a slight variation from my original purchase because the first time I only had ordered the legs. (I had a ball head from a previous tripod purchase that I use.) That being said, I can’t personally tell you how well this ball head works. I can tell you however the rest of the tripod is perfect. It is sturdily built. and operates smoothly. I prefer the thumb lock legs to the twist locks found on other brands because they set up quicker and are easy to operate. The 340-BH AMT is perfect for close-up nature photography because the legs spread out (at different locking levels), letting you get close to the ground to shoot close ups of low botanical or other ground level subjects…” – By Jerry Block
Slik Pro 340-BH Expert Reviews
Slik Pro 340-BH User Manual
Slik Pro 340-BH Features & Specifications
A.M.T. makes all the difference. SLIKâ€™s exclusive A.M.T. super Aluminum-Magnesium-Titanium alloy legs make the PRO 340 BH tripod in black 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 compact tripod has 4 legs sections to collapse down to just over 20 inches, making the PRO 340 BH great for traveling and backpacking. The PRO 340 BH 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 340 BH 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 allows the tripod to be lowered to 10 inches for very low angle or macro photography in the field.
The PRO 340 BH has stable all-metal SBH-200DQ ball head with easy-to-use quick release. _ The all new SBH-200DQ ball head has two bubble levels built in for leveling of the camera for panoramics or just making sure the camera is leveled when setting up on uneven surfaces. An easy to use all metal quick release system makes mounting the camera fast and simple. The SBH-200DQ head can be removed and the tripod legs have a standard 1/4-20 mount thread, giving the tripod a wide variety of head options. The legs can handle up to 8.8 lbs of properly balanced equipment.
* Maximum Operating Height: 57.75 in. (1,467mm)
* Minimum Operating Height: 20.28 in. (515mm) W/Short Column: 10.0 in. (254mm)
* Center Column Extenstion 12.20 (310mm)
* Folded Length: 23.4 in. (595mm)
* Weight: 3.26 lbs. (1,480g)
* Number of Leg Sections: 4
* Max. Load: 8.8lbs. (4,535.0g)
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