AMT alloy legs for an exceptional strength-to-weight ratio
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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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Its hard to do good work with a bad tripod. I've always used cheap tripods in the past, even when I worked for a school districts film department, they had terrible tripods. I highly recommend this tripod. I do professional photography, and the base/legs on this thing are some of the sturdiest I've ever used. Compared to some of the more expensive tripods, you get a lot of value with this one. I also do a lot of video work, and this head isn't very good for that.
VERY Sturdy, made with "A.M.T." super titanium alloy legs.
The Panhead is versatile
Minimal plastic pieces, and the pieces that are made of plastic are really strong.
The quick shoe is made from a strong metal material, and easily attachable.
Independent leg movement.
3 position leg stand for getting low to the ground.
The description says there is a Short Column available as an optional accessory, but I...
The 700DX is very sturdy, very tall, and relatively light. The overall size of the tripod is quite large, and even though it is light for its size, it's not so light that you'll want to take it on backpacking treks. However, I don't believe you can find a tripod for less than $300 that will provide you with significantly more stability and function.
Pros -Tall -Sturdy -Quick shoe system is awesome. I have never used a better tripod quick shoe. -Short center column allows this tripod to get VERY low for its otherwise large frame. -Built-in levels -Premium build quality
Cons -Large -Somewhat heavy -The different lengths of the handles can be frustrating if you screw one into the wrong place -The bag is a bit flimsy, but it does the job well enough
I use this tripod for photography, and have used it in just about every position imaginable. It is extremely easy to adjust to suit your needs and the...
This tripod is without a doubt one of the finer tripods I've ever had the pleasure of using. Although its not suited for large format photography: I'd say any camera under 3 lbs and most lenses that aren't either really long or really heavy, will work perfectly. Unless I am trekking across rough terrain or long distances, I love the weight. If I need to climb a mountain to take a picture, I would consider taking another tripod. But the weight adds an insane amount of stability for HDR photography. You can search youtube for a video I've posted with a D200 and a 500mm lens (search "D200 penny test"); in the video, I place a penny on the barrel of the lens and snap a few pictures. The tripod is so heavy, the penny does not fall with multiple slaps of the mirror. Albeit its not a medium format camera, this does attest to the stability of the platform. The feet on the tripod are ball-joint hinged feet, with a bit of rubber grip. I shot in sand, and the tripod held well...
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