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Slik F740 Tripod w/ 3-Way Panhead

You Pay: $44.95
Product Highlights
  • Supports 3.3 lbs (1.5kg)
  • 4-Section Legs
  • Quick Release
  • Includes Case

The Slik F740 Tripod is a complete tripod with panhead, designed to do double-duty for both compact point and shoot cameras as well as video cameras.  Its maximum upper leg diameter is 25.4mm, and it is rated for use with equipment weighing up to 3.3 pounds (1.5kg).  At a collapsed length of just 20.9" including the head, the F740's right at home attached to the outside of a backpack.

Slik focuses on the intelligence in their designs, and not just the raw support.  The F740's flip-lock levers are a cut above the usual grade, with decidedly great action for a tripod most would classify as inexpensive.  The F740 also has a geared center column with adjustable tension, allowing you to make fine adjustments to camera position in macro shooting without having to recompose the entire image (as you likely would with a 'rapid' column).

Keep the light stuff on the F740, and you'll be happy with its performance as a light class travel tripod.

3-Way panhead with quick release plate and anti-twist video register pin (unscrewing the panning knob controls both pan and tilt movement)
Geared, adjustable-tension center column's handy for macro work
Large, ergonomic flip-lock levers with secure and assured action
Angled rubber leg tips make great contact with hard surfaces and won't be refused for aircraft carry-on
Maximum upper leg diameter of 25.4mm
Maximum Height 58.3" (148.0cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 49.0" (124.5cm)
Minimum Height Not Specified by Manufacturer
Folded Length 20.9" (53.0cm)
Load Capacity 3.3 lbs (1.5kg)
Leg Sections 4
Leg Lock Type Flip levers
Independent Leg Spread No
Center Column Sections 1
Center Column Type Geared with tension control
Center Brace Yes
Spiked Feet No
Head Type 3-Way panhead with quick release
Head Mount Thread Size Head is not interchangeable
Weight 3.22 lbs (1.46kg)
Slik F740 Tripod w/ 3-Way Panhead
  • Case with Strap
  • Quick Release Plate for the F630 & F740 Tripods
  • 3-Year Warranty
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    SlikF740 Tripod w/ 3-Way Panhead
     
    4.5

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (5)
    • Folds away (4)
    • Lightweight (4)
    • Unfolds quickly (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (3)
      • Sports/action (3)
      • Travel (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

      Reviewed by 8 customers

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      5.0

      Excellent!

      By Dylan

      from Western Australia

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Slik F740 Tripod w/ 3-Way Panhead:

        I have had this exact model for 2 years and It has been very durable! I had to sell it to buy a new laptop but I have purchased it again, I find this tripod to be quiet excellent in movement!. I use mine mainly for astronomy with a video output. The motion is that smooth it doesn't interrupt the video signal like my other tripod of a different brand.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        It's a winner!

        By Happy Mom

        from NC

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Slik F740 Tripod w/ 3-Way Panhead:

          I purchased this tripod for my son. He was genuinely delighted when he opened the box. Thanks for helping Mom get it right!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good value for the price

          By Bay Area Artist

          from San Francisco Bay Area

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight
          • Quick set up

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Low light shots
            • Portraits
            • Travel

            Comments about Slik F740 Tripod w/ 3-Way Panhead:

            I needed a tripod for multiple uses, and this one fits the bill. I have a guerrilla pochade that I use for plein air painting plus another attachable wooden palette that I use for workshops. Both attach easily onto the easel and are quite solidly supported. The included head with quick release attachments make changing items, setting up, and packing up quick and easy on location. It is lightweight and folds compactly enough to fit into carry on luggage or on a backpack.
            In addition I use it for my Nikon 5100, which it firmly supports. Admittedly the Nikon weighs less than many DSLRs (which is one of the reasons I got it), but it seems solid even with the telephoto lens. It would probably not be ideal for someone who needs to be able to extend the legs independently at wider angles or who needs shoot from a very low stance. It IS able to telescope to close to 5 feet tall which was more important for my uses for art photography.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Nice lightweight tripod

            By bill

            from nyc

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Lightweight
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Slik F740 Tripod w/ 3-Way Panhead:

                I would give it 5 stars but i've only had it for a couple of weeks and 5 stars requires my durability test. Very light, compact and simple to use, highly manueverable.

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                • No

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                3.0

                Not So Smooth Movements

                By Catch_a_Sound_Wave_Guy

                from Rockville, Maryland

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Folds Small
                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                • Imprecise head control
                • Slow to lock

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Sports/Action

                Comments about Slik F740 Tripod w/ 3-Way Panhead:

                Surprisingly, I've experienced smoother movement and locking head control on a less expensive model from another manufacturer. This tripod locks the legs in the spread position which I needed, and that my other tripod did not have.

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                5.0

                Great tripod for the money

                By Tucker

                from Richmond, VA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Folds Small
                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight
                • Portable
                • Stable
                • Tall max height
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Night Shots
                  • On the move
                  • Portability

                  Comments about Slik F740 Tripod w/ 3-Way Panhead:

                  I use this tripod for still automotive photography. It is sturdy even with a Nikon 800-22 f/2.8 mounted. No shake, even has a built in level. Comes with a nice bag to carry it in. I would have paid more for this tripod. Best deal yet.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  I think the product is worth every penny

                  By Jake

                  from Indiana

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Firmly
                  • Good Stability
                  • Strong Clamp

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Portraits
                    • Video
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Slik F740 Tripod w/ 3-Way Panhead:

                    I utilize the F740 Tripod for support of a spotting scope, in viewing wild animals.

                    The F740 Tripod is well suited for this application

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                    4.0

                    No Complaints

                    By Dan

                    from New York

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Slik F740 Tripod w/ 3-Way Panhead:

                    Pretty good Tripod. Sturdy, relatively short when folded up. Would have appreciated a spare piece to attach to the camera to.

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                    Quick Release Plates

                    Slik -  Quick Release Plate for the F630 & F740 Tripods
                    • You Pay: $10.90
                    Usually ships in 7-10 business days i Estimated arrival at B&H is 7-10 business days. An authorization for this product will be processed upon placing the order. You will be charged for this item at the time of Shipment.
                     

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                    • You Pay: $8.95
                     
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                    • You Pay: $29.95
                     

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                    • You Pay: $18.95
                     

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