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Slik 505QF Tripod with Fluid Panhead (Quick Release) - Supports 11 lbs

B&H # SL505QF MFR # 617-505
Slik 505QF Tripod

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A heavy-duty tripod constructed to handle the weight and size of full size video cameras. Positive action fluid head for smooth panning, separate pan and tilt control locks, single action, quick release camera platform with safety lock make this the true professional model. Center column is gear driven. Legs are tubular design with braces for maximum stability.

The Video Series tripods bring together modern design with ultra-smooth controls. All share the distinctive looking, two-tone titanium leg locks for quick, responsive leveling adjustments. The fluid effect panheads assure professional looking videos without annoying jumps and jitters, and rock solid support for your still photos.

Slik's unique and patented engineering, plus a remarkably wide selection of tripods, it is easy to choose just the right one to hold your camera steady at any angle, on virtually any terrain, for applications indoors or out. Decades of experience and a wealth of accumulated photographic knowledge, combined with state-of-the-art engineering, have been instrumental in helping Slik create tripods that are amazingly light, yet offer remarkable strength and stability.

UPC: 036791175054
Maximum Height 64.5"
Minimum Height Not specified by manufacturer
Folded Length 29.5"
Load Capacity 11 Lbs.
Leg Stages/Sections 3
Leg Lock Type Locking Ring
Independent Leg Spread No
Center Column Sections 1
Center Column Type Geared (With Tension Control)
Center Brace Yes
Spiked Feet No
Head Type Pan & Tilt Fluid Head With Quick Rls Platform
Head Mount Thread Size 1/4"
Weight 8 Lbs.
Packaging Info
Package Weight 8.58 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 31.5 x 6.0 x 6.0"
Slik 505QF Tripod with Fluid Panhead (Quick Release) - Supports 11 lbs
  • Quick Release Plate for 505QF 506QF & 322VF
  • 3-Year Warranty
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    Slik505QF Tripod
     
    4.1

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (6)
    • Compact (3)
    • Improves performance (3)
    • Professional quality (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Complex projects (4)
    • Home movies (4)
    • In the studio (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Love it

    By Video-Dad

    from Chino Hills, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Stability

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video

      Comments about Slik 505QF Tripod:

      I haven't really had a chance to try it but in my testing I love how smooth the head move the fluid head works really well.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Good enough for an amateur

      By Cal the Gamer

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Hobbyist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • In The Studio

        Comments about Slik 505QF Tripod:

        The SLIK 505QF is perfect for jobs that don't require a lot of mobility, as it is a bit heavy as other reviews say.

        I use it to record video games, tennis and skits.

        The pan head is nice. Everything is stable.

        The only con is the imprecise slideout legs.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Tripod, Dissapointed in Fluid Head

        By Lloyd

        from Pasadena, Texas

        About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Home Movies
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Slik 505QF Tripod:

          This tripod is really built well and works well. I like the way the verticle shaft locks. I would prefer flip locks instead of twist locks on the legs but that is just personal. The twist locks work well. I am however dissapoinded in the head. I think it has room for improvement to match the advertising. Maybe I am expecting too much, like really smooth panning. Maybe I will grow to like it or maybe it will wear in. I don't know at this point. I am using a really light camera (Panasonic HDC-HS900)on a head designed for more weight. Maybe that is the real issue.

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          5.0

          505QF Tripod

          By bms

          from NJ

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects

            Comments about Slik 505QF Tripod:

            Great Tripod.

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            • No

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            3.0

            worth the price

            By Kino Managua

            from Managua, Nicaragua

            About Me Film Student, Hobbyist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Movies

              Comments about Slik 505QF Tripod:

              I use the Slik 505 for home movies and small projects with a Canon XHA1s.Not the best Tipod, but for less than [$] it's hard to find such a smooth and fluid panhead.It is a bit heavy but easy tu use.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Good heavy duty tripod

              By bbqman

              from Houston, TX

              About Me Semi-Pro

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Holds position well
              • Improves Performance
              • Professional Quality
              • Sturdy

              Cons

              • Heavy bulky

              Best Uses

              • Complex Projects
              • Independent Films
              • In The Studio

              Comments about Slik 505QF Tripod:

              I recently purchased this for use in interviews and short pieces for events. This has a smooth pan and tilt and so far seems to hold up. Please keep in mind that this is a heavy tripod, so it will get heavy after a full days use.

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              5.0

              I would buy this product again and again

              By Zhuravlev Andrey

              from Moscow,Russia

              About Me Hobbyist, Professional Artist, Video Director

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Improves Performance
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Complex Projects
                • Home Movies
                • Independent Films
                • In The Studio

                Comments about Slik 505QF Tripod:

                Convenient, small, the head very smoothly goes.

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                4.0

                Great Tripod, Not Sure if Worth the $$$

                By Anthony the Worship Leader

                from Okoboji, IA

                About Me Hobbyist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Improves Performance
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                • EXPENSIVE

                Best Uses

                • Home Movies

                Comments about Slik 505QF Tripod:

                I am using this tripod as a camcorder tripod for my church. It tracks very smoothly and is very sturdy. I have been impressed with its, er, slick movement. It does seem awfully expensive, however, so I will interested to see how it does over time compared to other tripods.

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great Tripod

                By yoprimo

                from Newport, OR

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Footing
                • Lightweight
                • Locks In Tight
                • Smooth Movement

                Cons

                • Difficult To Adjust

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Office
                • Special Events
                • Sports

                Comments about Slik 505QF Tripod:

                Really smooth head for pans & tilts and strong steady legs for heavier cameras. Only thing I would change would be the twist (round) tighteners on each leg. I prefer the clamp kind that you push down to tighten and pull up to release because it is faster to set up & break down.

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