SLIK Pro 500 DX Tripod

  • SLIK Pro 500 DX Tripod


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by Meredith Krebs

Keep your camera stable and steady with SLIK's Pro 500 DX tripod. This tripod is built tough enough to handle heavy camera loads of up to 10 lbs. It's the perfect choice for a photo enthusiast who plans to use a heavy telephoto lens on their digital SLR. And the pan head is great for camcorders, since it keeps a steady horizon line while you're panning and shooting.

The Pro 500 DX three-position adjustable legs and speed release leg locks make set-ups quick and easy. It raises to over 63" and lowers to under 14", so you can use it for a wide range of angles and shots.

If you already have a favorite tripod head, or want to use a SLIK professional ball head, you can easily remove the pan head and mount almost any tripod head in its place.

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  • supports digital cameras and camcorders weighing up to 10 lbs.
  • super-strong aluminum-magnesium-titanium alloy legs to hold your camera steady
  • speed release leg locks
  • three-position adjustable legs for easy set-up
  • maximum height: 63-15/16"
  • minimum height: 13-13/16"
  • all-metal three-way pan head with quick release plate
  • folded length: 27-7/16"
  • weight: 5.47 lbs
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Tripod (with pan-head)
  • Carrying bag
  • Operating Instructions
  • Warranty Card

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Overview: The SLIK PRO 500 DX is capable of supporting the weight of Professional Digital cameras and heavy telephoto lenses up to a 300mm f/2.8. This complete tripod offers advanced amateurs and student photographers the strength and stability they need, while its size and the use of A.M.T. alloy make it lighter and more portable than many other professional tripods.

All-Metal 3-Way Pan Head: The included PRO 500 DX all-metal 3-way pan head has over a solid pound of finely cast and machined aluminum. It uses a fast and easy to use quick-release plate to securely mount the camera on the tripod.

Note: The PRO 500 DX head can be removed and the tripod legs have a standard 1/4-20 thread that can also accept a thread adapter to 3/8 inches. Between these 2 sizes, the PRO 500 DX can mount almost any tripod head on the market today.

A.M.T. Super Aluminum-Magnesium-Titanium Alloy Legs: SLIK's exclusive A.M.T. super Aluminum-Magnesium-Titanium alloy legs make the PRO 500 DX tripod rock steady, yet lightweight. The A.M.T. alloy has a 40% greater strength to weight ratio than standard aluminum, making it lighter and stronger than the standard metal used in most tripods.

3 Leg Section Design: The PRO 500 DX tripod features 3 leg-sections with a speed release lever leg lock system which makes setting up easy. The sturdy legs can handle up to 10 lbs of equipment with ease.

Adjustable Leg Angle: A gearless center column and 3-position, adjustable angle leg -locks allow easy set-up on uneven ground or steps. The PRO 500 DX's center column is actually two threaded pieces that unscrew to convert the top piece to a short column. This combined with the adjustable leg angle locks allows the tripod to be lowered to just 13.8 inches for very low angle or macro photography in the field.

Carrying Bag: The SLIK tripod comes with a nylon, zippered carrying bag for storage, protection, and transport.


  • Camera Platform: 2.375" x 2.125"
  • Camera Mount Screw: 1/4-20
  • Leg Sections: 3
  • Maximum Height: 63.95"
  • Minimum Height: 13.8"
  • Center Column Extension: 11.0"
  • Folded Length: 27.38"
  • Maximum Load: 10 lbs
  • Weight: 5.47 lbs
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Great Product & Great Price

Written By Lee, Pensacola,Florida on Friday, February 04, 2011
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Looked all over the Internet and in all the big camera stores and Crutch Field had the best price on this item. Its well built and holds my Canon EOS 7-D. I would like to caution buyers to be aware of the Big on line camera stores. They do advertise this same tripod for a much lower price but what most don't realize is they remove the included mounting plate and the storage bag which SLIK includes in the box and they will turn around and charge you for this items (Ripoffs), so beware.
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