Looking for a tripod that can handle some serious camera and lens combinations but isn’t too big or expensive? Then take a look at the Slik PRO 500 DX series of tripods. All the complete kits in this series have the PRO 500 DX tripod as there base and have different heads.
The SLIK Pro 500 BHX supports 8.8 lbs and handles full-sized professional DSLRs with standard lenses. The tripod comes with the Slik PBH-525DS ball head with Arca Swiss compatible quick release. This head has an easy grip ball lock lever and a tension adjustment knob to fine-tune the drag on the ball movement. There is a separate panoramic lock on the base, locking the level or angle of the ball but allowing the camera to pan. There are also 360 degree markings around the base for taking photos to stitch together for panoramic shots
The PRO 500s are capable of handling the weight of a professional full-frame DSLRs or mirrorless cameras with heavy lenses. It can handle up to 11.0lbs of equipment yet it keeps itself light in case the tripod needs to be moved around. It offers professional photographers and advanced amateurs the strength and stability they need. SLIK’s exclusive AMT super titanium alloy legs make the PRO 500 tripods rock steady yet lighter than it looks.
“What’s so great about AMT alloy?” You may be thinking. AMT has a 40% greater strength to weight ratio than standard aluminum. The legs are lighter weight yet stronger than the standard metal used in most of today’s tripods. This lightweight comes with a price comparable to other standard aluminum tripods.
The SLIK Pro 500 DX also makes setting up easy with secure, speed-release leg locks (pictured left). A gearless center column and 3-position, adjustable angle leg locks allow easy set-up on uneven ground or steps. The SLIK Pro 500DX center column is two threaded pieces that convert the top piece to a short column. Combined with the adjustable leg angle locks the tripod lowers to 13.8 inches for low angle or
|Maximum Operating Height||65.0in / 1652mm|
|Minimum Operating Height||14.0in / 355mm|
|Maximum Center Column Exten.||11.8in / 260mm|
|Folded Length||28.8in / 732mm|
|Weight||5.8lbs / 2610g|
|Number of Leg Sections||3|
|Maximum Load||8.8lbs / 4000g|
|Leg Lock Type||Lever Lock|