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Brand name, solid build, flexible features and good price. Dec 22, 2005
I am very happy for this purchase. It is truly a pro level product. It has a solid metal head that is easy to adjust. Quick release lock is a big plus. Everything is great and it only cost half of Bogen tripod plus head.
The flexible feature I was talk about is that you can easily extend angle of each leg in two stops. See my pictures above.
The only thing not so perfect is that the leg lock is by screw, takes a little time but very secure indeed. It gives very stable support, even when the center bar is raised to the top.
I found using it as a monopod is fun too, and even one leg supports my 6 lb system very solid.
If you are in a market of a $70 tripod, you will be surprised by the quality;
If you are a pro and planning to spend $200 - $300 on a tripod plus head, you might be surprised by the price. :)
8 of 8 found the following review helpful:
Good Amateur Level Tripod Apr 26, 2006
By Betty D. Ganger
I am a reasonably new photographer and have been using a older video camera tripod. A couple months ago that one broke and i desperately needed a new one. I started looking for some in the 50 dollar range. But none of them seemed to have the quality i was looking for. This one was exactly what i needed and will be able to hold a good amount of weight from your camera and most telephoto lenses. The tripod overall is very solid and the center column has two ways of securing it (not sure if this is common) There have already been a couple times where the one screw in stop saved me from having my camera slam in to the column holder. I really like this tripod and wold recommend it to anyone who is looking for a all a round sturdy and nice tripod. Don't spend any less on another tripod buy this one! It is worth it. I will never go back to the cheaper stuff ever.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Sturdy and well-made Jun 19, 2011
After doing some research on tripods in the $100 range I settled on the Slik 300DX, and after a couple of days working with it I am very satisfied. It's a little heavy but I would expect that for a tripod that's as strong and solid as this one seems to be, so this is an acceptable trade-off. The pan & tilt motions are smooth and all the hardware appears to be of good quality. I am comfortable recommending this tripod for this price range.
Sturdy, although the paint came off too easily. Nov 28, 2012
Very sturdy construction.
The pan/tilt head takes sometime to get used to. Still it is slower to use comparing to the snap-lock type. The Advantage is that the temperature does not affect how tight you can lock, comparing to the snap-lock type.
heavy and very sturdy. it set my Canon 5D III with 150-500mm ... Sep 29, 2014
By Wade Lee
This is not really a compact model, it falls in between compact and full size. However, the quality is there, heavy and very sturdy. it set my Canon 5D III with 150-500mm lens on this and it works fine. quick release works well. If you are looking for a travel tripod, this is not it.