PRO 580 DX AMT - Kit
- Kit Includes PRO 500DX Legs and SH-806E Pan Head
- Max Height - 66in
- Min Height - 14.4in
- Max Load - 11.0lbs
- Weight - 6.1lbs
- Material - AMT Alloy
- PRO580 DX
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 such as the PRO 580 DX.
The SLIK PRO 580 DX tripod uses the widely popular PRO 500 DX legs in black color, coupled with a new SH-806E heavier duty 3-Way pan head. This head has improved internal components for smoother movements and improved, larger rubberized grips for more comfortable control. The head has well over a solid pound of finely cast and precisely machined aluminum. It uses a fast and easy to use quick-release plate to securely mount the camera on the tripod.
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 macro photography.
Maximum Operating Height 64.2in / 1630mm Minimum Operating Height 13.8in / 350mm Maximum Center Column Exten. 10.2in / 260mm Folded Length 27.0in / 685mm Weight 5.6lbs / 2540g Number of Leg Sections 3 Maximum Load 13.2lbs / 6000g Leg Lock Type Lever Lock