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Daiwa / Slik DST-43 Broadcast Tripod with Fluid Video Head

B&H # DADST43 Mfr # DW-DST43
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You Pay: $249.95
Product Highlights
  • 3-stage Leg Section / All-metal Head
  • Load Capacity - 8.8 lb (4 kg)
  • Die-cast Aluminum Construction
  • 60mm Ball Base with True-fluid Pan Head
  • Single Bubble Leveler with LED Light
  • Quick Release Plate
  • Tilt Angles +80° to -90°
  • Built-in Mid-level Spreader
  • Dual-rails on the Upper Stage of Legs
  • Case Included

The Daiwa/Slik DST-43 Broadcast Tripod with Fluid Video Head features a 3-stage leg section and an all-metal head, and a maximum load capacity of 8.8 lb (4 kg). The professional-quality tripod made from die-cast aluminum features a 60mm ball base with a true-fluid pan head. Featuring an LED light, the single bubble leveler of the tripod allows you to adjust the camera's level even in low-light conditions. When activated, the LED light illuminates the leveler for about 20 seconds.

Equipped with 2 handle mounts on both sides, the DST-43 Broadcast Tripod head can accommodate 2 pan bars. A long-side quick release plate allows you to easily mount and dismount your camera. The tripod head is equipped with a counterbalance mechanism and offers +80° to -90° tilt angles.

A built-in mid-level spreader holds the tripod legs in position and allows it to be set up on uneven grounds. Featuring dual-rails on the upper stage, the 3-stage legs add stability and prevent snap-back at the end of panning movements. The DST-43 Broadcast Tripod has a design that resists twisting of its legs.

3-stage leg section and all-metal head
Suitable for use with professional compact HD video cameras weighing up to 8.8 lb (4 kg)
Die-cast aluminum construction
60mm ball base with true-fluid pan head
Single bubble leveler with LED light for camera leveling in low-light conditions
LED light illuminates the leveler for about 20 seconds
1 pan bar included
2 handle mounts at both sides of the head for accommodating 2 pan bars
Long-side quick release plate for easy mounting and dismounting of the camera
Counterbalance mechanism
Offers +80° to -90° tilt angles
Built-in mid-level spreader to hold the tripod legs in position and allow setting up the tripod on uneven grounds
Dual-rails on the upper stage of the 3-stage legs add stability and prevent snap-back at the end of panning movements
Twist-resistant legs

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General
Load Capacity 4.4-8.8 lb (2-4 kg)
Maximum Height 59.37" (1,508mm)
Folded Length 29.1" (760mm)
Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes, battery illuminated for 20 sec.
Weight 7.12 lb (3,230 g)
Head
Tilt Range +80° to -90°
Pan Range 360º
Legs
Material Die-cast aluminum
Leg Stages/Sections 3-stage
Leg Lock Type Lever mechanism
Daiwa / Slik DST-43 Broadcast Tripod with Fluid Video Head
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  • 3-year Warranty
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    Daiwa / SlikDST-43 Broadcast Tripod with Fluid Video Head
     
    4.7

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (5)
    • Lightweight (4)
    • Unfolds quickly (4)
    • Folds away (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video (4)
      • Movies (3)
      • Stabilization (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      SO WORTH IT!

      By AM

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Bag Needs Arm Strap

      Best Uses

      • Video

      Comments about Daiwa / Slik DST-43 Broadcast Tripod with Fluid Video Head:

      I shoot with a 5D Mark iii and this tripod is PERFECT. My previous tripod was too light for this camera, so I did the research and found this particular tripod. It is hefty enough to survive a documentary shoot, plus light enough to carry around (up and down stairs...).I would be cautious to use this tripod on a narrative project b/c a good shove could push it over. But I needed it for quick documentary shoots - I often "one woman show" it, and this was a great investment! We did shoot on an incredibly windy day in DC once, so I had a PA keep a hand on it - but I would probably have had a PA do that with any tripod!

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      5.0

      A great tripod reasonable proced

      By chaosfilms

      from Los Angeles

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel
        • Video

        Comments about Daiwa / Slik DST-43 Broadcast Tripod with Fluid Video Head:

        i bought the DST 40 a couple of years and found it to be a workhorse. lightweight, easy to set up. which is why i bought the DST-43 when I needed to get three news for the road. i use them with a Sony FS 100, Canon XF105 cameras and it's perfect.

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        5.0

        Terrific video tripod

        By kimww

        from IN

        About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Good Stability
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

        • No Shoulder Strap On Bag

        Best Uses

        • Movies
        • Stabilization

        Comments about Daiwa / Slik DST-43 Broadcast Tripod with Fluid Video Head:

        I must admit, I bought more tripod for my little camcorder than I really needed, but this one had every feature I was looking for. Years of experience tells me to buy for the features I need, even if it means I put off buying to save more money.At only 7.12 pounds, it' still seems a little heavy, but that's just me being spoiled to my carbon fiber SLR tripod. This tripod is wonderful. I haven't used it for an event yet, but gave it a good run through after unboxing.I couldn't find another model with these bundled features:LED lighted bubble levelFlip levers to extend legsFlip levers for mid-level spreaderTrue fluid headSpike feetBag includedAdjustable dragUnder 8 poundsAll metal head

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        5.0

        Love this tripod

        By Longboard PR

        from Ogden, UT

        About Me Professional Videographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Movies
          • Stabilization

          Comments about Daiwa / Slik DST-43 Broadcast Tripod with Fluid Video Head:

          I used this Saturday for the first time while recording a band performance for a promotional video. I loved it. We used this on a tripod dolly and track and it is stable, smooth and easy to use. What more could you ask? Well a good price. That is there as well.

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          4.0

          Stable for a 5.3 lb camera

          By videoITguy

          from Kennewick, WA

          About Me Film Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

          • More drag resistance

          Best Uses

          • Movies
          • Stabilization

          Comments about Daiwa / Slik DST-43 Broadcast Tripod with Fluid Video Head:

          I wanted a tripod to be more stable and smooth action with fluid video-head for moderate weight prosumer video camera. This unit works well. I have a smaller tripod with a good fluid head that was just a bit too light for this camera. So I think the DST-43 is a very good choice. The fluid-head of the DST-43 provides a lot of drag resistance compared to what I was used to ...but this is still a good balance for a heavier camera.

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          5.0

          Very cheap very nice

          By julo

          from colorado

          Comments about Daiwa / Slik DST-43 Broadcast Tripod with Fluid Video Head:

          very good tripod for the price !

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          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good Value for the Money

          By kevjo

          from oakland, ca

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easily Adjusted
          • Good Footing
          • Smooth Movement

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Portraits
          • Sports/Action
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Daiwa / Slik DST-43 Broadcast Tripod with Fluid Video Head:

          LED light on the leveling bubble is fantastic - even in daylight it makes leveling a breeze. (especially for those of us with older eyes)

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I like it

          By AL khayyat

          from Harrisonburg, VA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easily Adjusted
          • Lightweight
          • Smooth Movement

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Daiwa / Slik DST-43 Broadcast Tripod with Fluid Video Head:

            I use it now and I like it

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            5.0

            Solid tripod

            By None

            from Wi

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Daiwa / Slik DST-43 Broadcast Tripod with Fluid Video Head:

                Light and durable. I like it.

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