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Slik SH-705E 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head (Quick Release) - Supports 9.9 lbs (4.5 kg)

You Pay: $39.95

The Slik SH-705E is a 3-way pan/tilt tripod head that will support a 35mm or digital pro SLR camera system, with a rated weight capacity of 9.9 lbs. It also features a metal quick release plate that positively locks into the head. One-lever operation of the quick release lock allows for fast mounting and removal of the camera.

The head's two long rubberized handles control both the horizontal and vertical movements, and allows for quick and easy orientation.

Durable all-metal construction
Rubberized, contoured grip handles
Maximum Camera Supported SLR camera
Load Capacity 9.9 lbs (4.5 kg)
Height 3.75" (9.5 cm)
Quick Release Yes
Spirit Level No
Tension Control No
Tripod Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20
Weight 1.1 lb (510 g)
Slik SH-705E 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head (Quick Release) - Supports 9.9 lbs (4.5 kg)
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  • 1-Year Warranty
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    SlikSH-705E 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head
     
    4.5

    (based on 34 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (21)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attaches firmly (23)
    • Stable (23)
    • Strong clamp (19)
    • Large range of motion (18)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Night shots (16)
      • Landscape/scenery (15)
      • Portraits (14)
      • Home (12)
      • Travel (11)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (10), Semi-pro photographer (10), Pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (20)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Official 3-way head of the Steadycam Pro

      As the official 3-way head of the home built Steadycam Pro HBE, this multi angle, quick release plate 3-way pan/tilt head it’s an ideal choice for a variety...Read complete review

      As the official 3-way head of the home built Steadycam Pro HBE, this multi angle, quick release plate 3-way pan/tilt head it’s an ideal choice for a variety of uses from homemade projects to replacement options.

      Great overall quality for value.

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      Slik SH-705E review: good value

      I'm a graduate student in Furniture Design and Sculpture- that said, most of the photography I do is for documentation. I shoot 3-D work (which requires extensive manipulation of my tripod and...Read complete review

      I'm a graduate student in Furniture Design and Sculpture- that said, most of the photography I do is for documentation. I shoot 3-D work (which requires extensive manipulation of my tripod and tripod head) in addition to a large amount of 2-D work.Out of the box:Unit is solid, nice size (small, but hefty metal body, and nice control arms)Upon tightening the head to my tripod base, I had a macho man moment and over-torqued the screw, resulting in cracking the top cap the screw sits in. In the interest of time, I simply repaired the screw cap with some 5 minute epoxy, and added a small flat-o-ring gasket around the threaded base on the tripod. After waiting 2 hours I reassembled. The unit works beautifully.On the job:Unit performs as expected. For a [$] head, the movement is very good. My wife has a $250 tripod she uses for documenting her work, and the movement of this little Slik unit is on par with it. Good sized quick release base fits and holds all of our cameras nicely (Nikon D3000, Canon S2IS, Lumix FH1). Manipulation is easy and on-point. For people with weak wrists/fingers, this head may prove a little difficult to adjust as the adjustment arms like a little extra torque when holding larger cameras at an "odd" angle.Conclusion:I'm a handy guy, so I have little problem when things require a little extra fiddling. If the engineers at Slik included a small rubber o-ring (like the one I added after the fact- to prevent over tightening) this head would be a a true winner. It would have bumped my 3 star rating to an easy 4.5 I recommend this unit.

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      5.0

      Just right.

      By Manfish

      from Tarpon Springs, FL

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Smooth Pan
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about Slik SH-705E 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

        I selected this pan head for my new carbon fiber tripod over the more popular "recommendations" of ball heads because it's lighter for similar loads and because I use the handles to hang my collapsed tripod on a loop behind my backpack when I'm out hiking. Can't do that with a ball head.I also prefer the handles when I make adjustments and I like the ability to pan the camera. For me, this becomes more clumsy with the ball heads.I use this pan head to mount my Nikon D600 and heavy Tokina 16mm and it does just fine. No need to overtighten anything and the pan is quite smooth.A slight disappointment is that the quick release mechanism doesn't lock open, you have to hold it open, so you need both hands to mount the camera.

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        5.0

        Pan/tilt head

        By Tom

        from Medina

        Comments about Slik SH-705E 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

        Easy to use quick release. I would the recommend this to a friend. As always, B&H had excellent customer service.

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        5.0

        I would Recommend

        By WTPhotography

        from Vernon, NJ

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Slik SH-705E 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

          The head is perfect. Photos on the website don't do it justice. I wasn't sure about what I ordered, but when I got it and used it - it turned out to be a great buy. Great for long exposures, panning is smooth. Already used it for portraits, night shoots and photographing the ISS so far and it was flawless.

          I suppose my only complaint is the handles are slightly large, but that's just nitpicking. If I need to get another tripod head, this would be it.

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          4.0

          Good Basic 3-Way Slik Head

          By Ed the Photonerd

          from Branford, CT

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots

            Comments about Slik SH-705E 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

            I had an old Slik U212 Pro tripod whose original head was losing the ability to hold its grip on a camera oriented vertically. This inexpensive tripod head is a reasonable replacement. It has the basics: three axes of freedom, a quick release plate, and the ability to keep a camera steady. The handles also fit screw into each other, allowing the head to be collapsed enough so the tripod will fit in a tripod bag. This head does not have any spirit levels, though some DSLRs can provide that capability for you. It also probably won't be up to the task of supporting a pro DSLR with an oversize telephoto lens. However, for the price and its ability to fit onto vintage Slik tripod legs, this head is a worthwhile purchase.

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            5.0

            Man this thing is heavy duty!

            By EYI

            from SoCal

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Night Shots
            • Portraits
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Slik SH-705E 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

            I had an aluminum tripod that came with a camcorder kit that was decent. I used it for my D3200 until one time I picked up the tripod when the 90* adjustment knob was a little loose and both my wife and I watched in slow-motion horror as the camera swang from the horizontal position to perpidicular. The camera held but I could see that the thin plastic that the tripod head is made of is not ideal for holding my DSLR.

            So I got this tripod head for my Gorillapod. The first thing that I noticed is that this thing is HEAVY! It's all metal like the products from the "good ol' days". This thing adjusts in practically every angle imaginable. Loosens and tightens easily and is a great tripod head.

            Taking the weight into consideration, this tripod head is NOT for toting around on trips to Disneyland or hikes. The size and weight of this tripod make it ideal for studio or for heavy duty rigid tripods that won't be moved much during photo sessions (weddings and wildlife maybe). This tripod head literally doubled the weight of my sling bag. I'm going to be getting a lighter weight head and just give this one to my niece who does occasional studio work.

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            5.0

            Great head

            By Brushfire78

            from Davis, Calif.

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Stability
            • Large Range of Motion
            • Strong Clamp

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Slik SH-705E 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

              Have ised this head before with Slik legs and it was an awesome setup. Reliable, sturdy and light enough. Tried to pair this head with Manfrotto legs though and it is different size threads (the manfrotto is a larger thread size). That's no fault to the product, but worth knowing.

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              4.0

              Great for the price

              By Serious photog

              from Santa Barbara, CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Firmly
              • Good Stability
              • Large Range of Motion

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Portraits
                • Video
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Slik SH-705E 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

                Works great on the DIY slider I built for my dslr. Not the best for panning, but works great for getting your camera into position and holding it there at any angle

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Control

                By Mr. Ed

                from Wareham, MA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Shots
                  • Portraits
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Slik SH-705E 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

                  Well built and easy to use and disconnect.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Awesome!

                  By Flat Creek Photography

                  from Sedalia, MO

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Slik SH-705E 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

                    I have been using an older tripod and head for some time, and it is heavy and cumbersome. I had a lighter tripod but no head, and I wanted to. Try something new. I am so glad that I found this! Very sturdy, easy to use, intuitive. The head is very quick to adjust to we're I want it, but rock solid when locked down. I carry it everywhere. It easily holds my Nikin D7000 and a 70-200mm f/2.8 no problems.

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                    5.0

                    Has changed my shooting experience!

                    By Flat Creek Photography

                    from Sedalia, MO

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Firmly
                    • Good Stability
                    • Strong Clamp

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Night Shots
                      • Portraits
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Slik SH-705E 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

                      I thought I had a good tripod head before a d then I started using this. Now I always bring my tripod with me! Very easy to adjust, rock solid when locked down. Holds my Nikon D7000 with a 70-200 f/2.8 no problem. Intuitive design makea it a breeze to put it where I want it. No fuss, just a nice precise head.

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                      3.0

                      Good for my needs.

                      By rogersphoto

                      from Guilford, CT

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Firmly
                      • Good Stability

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Slik SH-705E 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

                          I use this for a custom build "Huge" monopod. It's not as smooth as I like but I won't be panning or tilting that much so it's fine, and the price was right. It is durable and I like the included quick release.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          solid

                          By MrWang

                          from San Mateo, CA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Firmly
                          • Good Stability
                          • Strong Clamp

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night Shots
                            • Travel
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Slik SH-705E 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

                            This thing is quite sturdy and operates smoothly. The quick release plate could be a little smaller however.

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                            4.0

                            Great head - terrible packaging, support

                            By MushroomDr

                            from Berkeley, CA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • Poor tech support
                            • Sub-standard mfg package

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel
                            • Video
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Slik SH-705E 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

                            "Semi-Pro" for me means many of my photos are primarily for my professional use, not money. I spent last week using this in Yellowstone Park to photograph animals. It is sturdy and worked well in cold weather. It is excellent for the price. However, I have never seen such careless packaging. The package has the quick release in place, but the control arms and washers to make them turn smoothly, were (apparently) packed loosly in one large, unsealed plastic bag, with the head-proper, in a flimsy box. When it arrived, there was no washers in the bag and one was in a crack in the (outer) shipping box. Two weeks ago the manufacture promised to send washers - I am still waiting.

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                            5.0

                            Great Product

                            By Guy

                            from Israel

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • Non

                            Best Uses

                            • Night Shots
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Slik SH-705E 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

                            Great Product. Solid, great build quality, easy to use

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            A briliant product

                            By YvonGuy Photographe

                            from Near Montreal Qc Canada

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Firmly
                            • Fell in love with it
                            • Good Stability
                            • Large Range of Motion
                            • Strong Clamp

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Night Shots
                              • Portraits
                              • Wildlife

                              Comments about Slik SH-705E 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

                              First of all, it is a true photo head. Not some video thing. It has 3 degrees of freedom as one would expect for stills compared to 2 for movies.

                              Nevertheless, it is highly usable for panning movies. It doesn't jerk much and is way better than any cheaper video head. One would only miss the longer lever, but one that is clever can overcome that problem or happily live with it as I do.

                              I mostly shot stills, but the modern DSLRs are tempting to record the odd clip, no?

                              It is solid. It can hold most DSLR equipment, provided, of course, that very long lenses have their own mount and that the assembly is properly balanced. That goes for all the tripod heads anyway.

                              But mostly, it is affordable. Instead of having one expensive head and paying up the nose for each Q/R plate, I own 3 of those and am happy for less money. I have my 3 plates (say, one on each of two bodies and one on the heavy tele lens or the video camera) and 3 heads (one on the heavy studio tripod, one on the light travel tripod and the other one anywhere to a crane or a movie gimbal).

                              Quite a steal and deal for what you obtain for the money. Espescially if you invest in more than one.

                              You end-up with a very efficient compatible system for all your photo and video needs.

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                              4.0

                              Surprisingly well built

                              By jpplayer

                              from Harrisburg, Pa

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Slik SH-705E 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

                                I needed a new head for a really old heavy duty Focal Tripod and did not want to spend an arm and a leg. This is just the right part for this tripod and anyone who needs to add a new head to an older tripod don't overlook this one. Well made not plastic with a removable shoe

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                                5.0

                                very good!

                                By ivolucion

                                from dominican republic

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Good Stability
                                • Large Range of Motion

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Video

                                  Comments about Slik SH-705E 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

                                  very good head for the price!

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Inexpensive solid 3-way tripod head.

                                  By jrock

                                  from Saint Paul, MN

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Slik SH-705E 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

                                        I've used these for a couple years on my Slik Dx330 pro tripod. It has worked great, supporting my digital camera with larger attached lenses. The pan knob is made of plastic and metal and I've had one crack on me, and they don't sell a replacement. Thankfully these are not too expensive so I just replace it and use the old head for parts... My new head has a slightly different knob this time so time will tell if they improved it. It's this reason why I give this head a 4 instead of a 5 star rating.

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                                        3.0

                                        Slik SH-705E review: good value

                                        By arcwds

                                        from Philadelphia, PA

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attaches Firmly
                                        • Good Stability
                                        • Large Range of Motion
                                        • Solid Construction

                                        Cons

                                        • Not great for video

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Art documentation
                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Night Shots
                                        • Portraits
                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Slik SH-705E 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

                                        I'm a graduate student in Furniture Design and Sculpture- that said, most of the photography I do is for documentation. I shoot 3-D work (which requires extensive manipulation of my tripod and tripod head) in addition to a large amount of 2-D work.Out of the box:Unit is solid, nice size (small, but hefty metal body, and nice control arms)Upon tightening the head to my tripod base, I had a macho man moment and over-torqued the screw, resulting in cracking the top cap the screw sits in. In the interest of time, I simply repaired the screw cap with some 5 minute epoxy, and added a small flat-o-ring gasket around the threaded base on the tripod. After waiting 2 hours I reassembled. The unit works beautifully.On the job:Unit performs as expected. For a [$] head, the movement is very good. My wife has a $250 tripod she uses for documenting her work, and the movement of this little Slik unit is on par with it. Good sized quick release base fits and holds all of our cameras nicely (Nikon D3000, Canon S2IS, Lumix FH1). Manipulation is easy and on-point. For people with weak wrists/fingers, this head may prove a little difficult to adjust as the adjustment arms like a little extra torque when holding larger cameras at an "odd" angle.Conclusion:I'm a handy guy, so I have little problem when things require a little extra fiddling. If the engineers at Slik included a small rubber o-ring (like the one I added after the fact- to prevent over tightening) this head would be a a true winner. It would have bumped my 3 star rating to an easy 4.5 I recommend this unit.

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                                        5.0

                                        Very practical and slick

                                        By Daryoosh

                                        from Midland, MI

                                        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
                                        • Sports/Action
                                        • Video
                                        • Weddings/Events

                                        Comments about Slik SH-705E 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

                                        I mounted this on my existing tripod and it was a great addition. The handles help significantly with making videos for smooth panning. With less than [$] my tripod turned into a very functional and useful one for both photography and videotaping.

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