The SH-747FC is a 3-way pan and tilt head with friction control. It features Slik's new Arca-Compatible Dual-Stage quick-release platform. The new platform provides a choice between the traditional (side-to-side) quick release plate placement on still cameras and the common (front-to-back) quick release plate placement on video cameras. A simple release lever allows you to rotate and lock the dual-stage to your preferred position.
The platform also includes two round style bubble levels to help you set up your camera for level shooting. This makes the head a versatile choice for all photographers and hybrid style shooters that switch between stills and video.
The independent pan and tilt Friction Control dials let you to fine tune the "drag" or resistance you feel when panning or tilting. This makes for smooth video movements. Still photographers love this feature too because it is easier to control the head while framing your subject.
3-way pan heads offer separate controls: tilt (up and down), pan (left and right), and horizon leveling (landscape to portrait orientation). This provides more precise adjustments on one axis while not affecting the other two axis for accurate framing of your subject. A feature that can be difficult to control with ball heads because all axes are released when the ball is loose.
A new horizon leveling knob comes pre-installed on the head to help reduce the "travel profile" of the head. This makes it easier to pack or attach to a backpack because you do not need to worry about the leveling handle sticking out and getting caught on trees, bushes, or bopping you in the head. We include the regular handle in the box for your preference.
The head attaches to all tripod legs that use a 3/8' male thread post. We also include (preinstalled on the base of the head) a 3/8" to ¼ 20” thread adapter in case your legs use a 1/4 20" thread post like Slik's Sprint Pro III series.
|Maximum Load||11 lbs|
|Thread Post Compatible||3/8" (includes 3/8" to 1/4 20" adapter)|
|Quick Release Plate||Included - 6507 (SKU 618-822)|
|Arca Swiss Compatible||Yes|