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Slik 504QF-II Tripod System

B&H # SL504QF2 Mfr # 615-504
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You Pay: $124.75
Product Highlights
  • 2-Way Fluid Head
  • 11 lbs Capacity

A finely manufactured tripod for the price. The 504QFII has the fluidity necessary in its pan/tilt head to be able to follow a bird in flight with a spotting scope at full magnification, and the height and support necessary to do so while at a height comfortable for taller people.

Maximum Height 60.6" (153.9 cm)
Minimum Height 18.5" (47.0 cm)
14.0" (35.6 cm) [with optional short center column]
Folded Length 27.4" (69.6 cm)
Load Capacity 11.00 lb (5 kg)
Leg Stages/Sections 3
Leg Lock Type Twist knobs
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Center Column Sections 1
Center Column Type Rapid sliding with tension control
Center Brace No
Spiked Feet No
Head Type 3-Way fluid-effect panhead (with Omni-Directional quick release)
Head Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20
Weight 5.70 lb (2.59 kg)
Slik 504QF-II Tripod System
  • Quick Release Platform for Slik 503QF, 504QF, 523QF Tripods
  • 3-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Slik504QF-II Tripod System
     
    4.5

    (based on 30 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (24)
    • Lightweight (17)
    • Folds away (14)
    • Unfolds quickly (9)
    • Good footing (3)

    Cons

    • Heavy (5)

    Best Uses

    • Video (17)
    • Home (13)
    • Landscape/scenery (12)
    • Portraits (11)
    • Travel (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (9), Semi-pro photographer (8), Pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (16)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Small price, BIG value!

    I am a U.S. Army public affairs officer deployed to Iraq and needed a lightweight tripod small enough to throw into an assault pack, but sturdy enough to hold both my Nikon D5000 and...Read complete review

    I am a U.S. Army public affairs officer deployed to Iraq and needed a lightweight tripod small enough to throw into an assault pack, but sturdy enough to hold both my Nikon D5000 and Sony PD170 video camera steady in the rocks and sand. This product fits the bill!

    In addition to being tough and stable, the Slik 504QF-II even has a few features that I didn't expect. First, if you flip a lever on each of the legs, the legs sprawl out the opposite way, providing a nearly flat profile that is stable enough to lay out in the back of a flat bed truck for shooting on the go.

    The second feature that comes in handy is the ability to pop the top off and turn it over, allowing you to shoot upside-down. This works well for shooting nice, steady close-ups of objects on the ground...like, say, an IED or a camel spider.

    I would definitely recommend this tripod to anyone with a light, high-end video camera who wants durability, but is living on a soldier's salary.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good product

    This tripod is very good. I use it with my Sony VX-2100 and it works perfectly smooth. Easy to control.

    This tripod is very good. I use it with my Sony VX-2100 and it works perfectly smooth. Easy to control.

    Reviewed by 30 customers

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    4.0

    Sturdy but Smooth for Video Shoots

    By Cartouche

    from New York City, NY

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Folds Small
    • Good Stability
    • Lightweight
    • Sturdy
    • Unfolds Quickly

    Cons

    • Short

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Night Shots
    • Portraits
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife

    Comments about Slik 504QF-II Tripod System:

    I recommend wholeheartedly this tripod. It's sturdy, very strong joints yet light and flexible. The head feels like a fluid head, makes smooth pans. The only think is it's height. You can't spread its legs much if you want your head to be higher than 6 feet, and at that height it starts to feel wobbly a little.

    I like to travel light and I feel good that this tripod will perform well.

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    5.0

    Exactly what I needed

    By JCrain

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Folds Small
    • Good Stability
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Portraits

      Comments about Slik 504QF-II Tripod System:

      I was looking for a reasonably priced tripod for a documentary I'm working on. This has everything I need.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Fantastic inexpensive fluid head tripod

      By Marcus the videographer

      from Chico, ca

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Unfolds slowly

      Best Uses

      • Video

      Comments about Slik 504QF-II Tripod System:

      I'm beginning my career as a professional photographer and videographer. I use this tripod for dslr video and it works great. Very smooth and lightweight. I run around a lot when shooting and it is easy to grab and move. The legs take time to collapse because they aren't quick release latches like some other tripods. So I'm not wild about that. And sometimes the tripod will slip whilst panning because it isn't very heavy. Overall, great buy for the money.

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      • No

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      4.0

      A Solid Tripod

      By K.L. Jeffrey

      from Vancouver, WA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

      • Weak Construction

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Portraits
      • Video

      Comments about Slik 504QF-II Tripod System:

      I use this for shooting DSLR film. It's a sturdy, easy-to-use tripod with a level and a quick release plate. The QR plate feels a flimsy but if you're careful with it, it should be fine.

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      4.0

      Good Price Point

      By None

      from Temecula, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Cumbersome

      Best Uses

      • Video

      Comments about Slik 504QF-II Tripod System:

      Used for modern video.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Very nice tripod!

      By Teckyfile

      from South Florida

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Slik 504QF-II Tripod System:

        This tripod seems to be built well and it feels nice and sturdy with my Canon 60D seated on it. The panning/tilting motion is smooth and I look forward to working with it for many years. I give it 4 stars because it would have been nice to get a carrying bag with it.
        Buy it, you won't regret it.

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        5.0

        Really great- few cons

        By Chris

        from New Jersey

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Firmly
        • Good Stability
        • Large Range of Motion
        • Pans Well
        • Strong
        • Strong Clamp

        Cons

        • Leg Adjustment

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Portraits
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Slik 504QF-II Tripod System:

        Honestly this is a really well made tripod. It is sturdy as anything and you can really feel the panning motions resistance and it gives you a great pan. The only con I have with it is the leg adjustments, they are sort of cumbersome but that is a secondary thing, the main thing is it is really well made.

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        5.0

        504QF-II Tripod System by Slik

        By Josh

        from Millersburg

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Firmly
        • Good Stability
        • Large Range of Motion
        • Strong Clamp

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Portraits
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Slik 504QF-II Tripod System:

        I am very happy with this tripod. The fluid motion in the pan/tilt head is great. This tripod is also extreamly stable.

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        4.0

        Fluid, sturdy, light, excellent.

        By David

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Film Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Price

        Best Uses

        • Head variance for dslr

        Comments about Slik 504QF-II Tripod System:

        For it's price range, it is a nice step up from something you would purchase at a major photography retailer, being that it is on the more pro-sumer end of things. It's light weight allows for versatility when shooting outside and moving around often, but it has enough weight, to be set up in a more fixed setting and get the job done well. Nice fluid pan and tilt head, allow for nice steady camera movements. Head variance from landscape to portrait is nice for DSLR use when switching from stills to video.

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        4.0

        Good Mid-Level Tripod

        By Jeremy

        from Jersey City, NJ

        About Me Tech Savvy

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability
        • High Quality

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

          Comments about Slik 504QF-II Tripod System:

          I needed a relatively inexpensive tripod for doing both DSLR photography and some video (using a consumer level digital camcorder) work at my job. This item fit the bill fine, and I've been happy with it. It's relatively heavy, but not much can be done about that at this price. It's definitely a step up from many of the entry level Sunpaks and so on in terms of stability, build quality, etc. I find it a little slow to set up. Still, I'm happy the purchase.

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          5.0

          Great Value - Amazing Functionality

          By Ricky

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Folds Small
          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight
          • Portrait photography

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Portraits
            • Video

            Comments about Slik 504QF-II Tripod System:

            I bought this tripod for DSLR use - video and photo. Its head is great for both, it even will go sideways for portrait shots - which is key for me. It feels like a thousand dollar tripod, its material and black look. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a decent priced tripod,

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            • No

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            4.0

            Great tripod

            By MGK

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots
              • Portraits
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Slik 504QF-II Tripod System:

              I tested out a few different tripods before purchasing the SLIK. Very satisfied with this tripod. It's light but sturdy, allows for smooth tilts and pans, and was perfect for traveling.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Gets the job done

              By TonyII

              from Brooklyn, NY

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Slik 504QF-II Tripod System:

                    Good for price, sturdy enough. I needed something cheap and light for shooting while traveling. I'm using this just to keep the camera still, so for that it gets the job done.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great value for a decent tripod.

                    By AV Club Advisor

                    from Grafton, MA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Folds Small
                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Video

                      Comments about Slik 504QF-II Tripod System:

                      The video club I advise owns 5 of these tripod. Only had trouble with one - the arm was tightened down to far. Other than that, these work great with our Sony PDX-10, PD-170 and Panasonic GS-400/500.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Perfect Tripod for DSLR Video or Photos

                      By Swest

                      from Troy, IL

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Folds Small
                      • Good Stability
                      • Lightweight
                      • Unfolds Quickly
                      • Video or Photo

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Portraits
                        • Travel
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Slik 504QF-II Tripod System:

                        I was originally looking for a photo tripod for my 7d, but realized I could use also use this for shooting video instead of my heavier Manfrotto. It works great. Steady enough for video and good for stills. It wouldn't work for a heavier camera, but for a DSLR- it's perfect.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Could not be happier

                        By shooter

                        from Chicago, IL

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Stability
                        • Great value

                        Cons

                        • No carrying case

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Slik 504QF-II Tripod System:

                        This tripod has exceeded my expectations. Considering how much less this cost compared to other comparable items, I was expecting a decent tripod, but so far it has done everything that I expected and more. [...]

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Happy surprise

                        By dwaisman

                        from miami beach, FL

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fluid head
                        • Unfolds Quickly

                        Cons

                        • Weak leg system

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Video

                        Comments about Slik 504QF-II Tripod System:

                        I was looking for a tripod in the sub $200 range with a fluid head and center column portability and I was happily surprised bu this Silk tripod. The head is extremely nice and wonderful for video. I might have a single con with this model, its legs can be a little more sturdy, but still great for it's price range.

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                        5.0

                        Slik Tripos

                        By Ant

                        from Baltimore,MD

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Folds Small
                        • Good Stability
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Night Shots
                          • Portraits
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about Slik 504QF-II Tripod System:

                          These tripods are so smooth and sturdy. For the price it's just unbeatable!

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                          5.0

                          I was impressed

                          By denkopf

                          from Bethel,CT

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Adj to low profile
                          • Folds Small
                          • Good Stability

                          Cons

                          • Operator arm adjustment

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Tight places
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Slik 504QF-II Tripod System:

                          I used this tripod for a recent wedding shoot, second camera. I was impressed on how the legs can be adjusted to ~90 degrees (I did not know it had this feature). I liked the weight. Head was fluid. I purchased this type because it did not have the lower brace meaning I can stand it behind chairs with any leg straddling the chair in front of me. The leg adjusters are a bit time consuming but I know the legs are secured in place.
                          Now I only had this for a few weeks so right now the head is fluid and does not stick. Lets see what happens in a few months.

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                          5.0

                          I would buy this product again and again

                          By Pamelarose

                          from Bossier City La

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Folds Small
                          • Good Stability
                          • Lightweight
                          • Unfolds Quickly

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Portraits
                            • Travel
                            • Video
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Slik 504QF-II Tripod System:

                            I use the tripod with my sony video camera that I also got from B and H. Can't say anthing bad about the things I have brought.

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