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Slik F143 Lightweight Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Panhead

You Pay: $19.95
Product Highlights
  • Rapid Center Column
  • 51.8" Maximum Height
  • Lightweight at Only 2.1 lb
  • Pan Bar for Panhead
  • Quick-Release Plate
  • Rubber Feet
  • Supports Loads Up to 3.5 lb

The Slik F143 Lightweight Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Panhead is an extremely portable & affordable tripod with an integrated panhead that features a pan bar and independent adjustments for pan and tilt. The F143 supports loads up to 3.5 lb, so you'll be able to mount your DSLR, point & shoot, or compact camcorder to the 1/4"-20 stud of the included quick-release plate.

The tripod reaches a maximum height of 51.8" with its center column fully extended. The rapid center column allows for quick adjustments to the tripod's height, and a center brace enhances its overall sturdiness. Despite the presence of the center brace, the F153 can operate quite low to the ground, with a minimum height of 20.5".

The aluminum F143 weighs only 2.1 lb and folds down to only 20.5" (including the panhead) for easy airline transport in a carry-on bag.

Three-section legs with flip locks
Leg tube cross-section has a rounded rectangular shape
Rubber feet
Bubble level
Includes bag
General
Load Capacity 3.5 lb (1.6 kg)
Maximum Height 51.8" (131.5 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 41.5" (105.5 cm)
Minimum Height 20.5" (52.0 cm)
Folded Length 20.5" (52.0 cm)
Weight 2.14 lb (0.97 kg)
Head
Head Type 3-way panhead
Quick Release Yes
Legs
Material Aluminum
Diameter Top leg section: 0.73" (18.5mm)
Head Attachment Fitting N/A
Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
Leg Lock Type Flip lock
Independent Leg Spread No
Spiked/Retractable Feet No/no
Center Brace Yes
Center Column
Center Column Type Rapid
Bubble Level Yes
Slik F143 Lightweight Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Panhead
  • Quick Release Plate for the F630 & F740 Tripods
  • Tripod Bag
  • 3 Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SlikF143 Lightweight Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Panhead
     
    4.6

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (7)
    • Stable (6)
    • Folds away (4)
    • Attaches firmly (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (4)
      • Travel (4)
      • Home (3)
      • Night shots (3)
      • Portraits (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (3), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      5.0

      Great Tripod

      By Amy

      from Manhattan, KS

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Portraits
        • Travel

        Comments about Slik F143 Lightweight Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Panhead:

        This is a great light weight tripod. Head rotates 180 degrees. Perfect for my traveling needs.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Love this tripod! Best value by far!

        By JDN

        from Illinois

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Portraits
          • Speedlite Stand

          Comments about Slik F143 Lightweight Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Panhead:

          Great to use with speedlites and pocket wizards! Mount the feet (that comes in the speedlite pocket) onto the quick release! Works like a charm when photographing interiors! A wonderful light tripod to have handy. I love everything about the way it is built. It is so easy to setup and maneuver. I have heavier tripods for the DSLR and other equipment, of course, but this is a great way to setup supplementary portable speedlites around a room. Best value by far. GREAT PRICE!!!!!

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          5.0

          Great tripod

          By TwoTrack

          from Tampa, FL

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Folds Small
          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Slik F143 Lightweight Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Panhead:

            Exactly what I expected. Very stable and compact enough for hiking.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Excellent product. Very knowledgeable sa

            By Traveler.

            from Salisbury NC

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots

              Comments about Slik F143 Lightweight Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Panhead:

              The tripod is going to be used on photo vacation tour. It is light weight. Sturdy. And is an excellent tripod. It is well made and came with a very nice carrying g case

              The salesman was helpful and knowledgeable. Everything he promised from delivery schedule through confirmation and arrival of the product was excellent

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              • No

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              4.0

              great for speedlight stands

              By EHS

              from Corpus Christi, TX

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Folds Small
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Slik F143 Lightweight Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Panhead:

                  Excellent for speed light stands. Cheap too!

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  Good for backup

                  By Jozef

                  from Boston, MA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Firmly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Slik F143 Lightweight Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Panhead:

                      I bought this to keep in my car as backup in case my main tripod broke or if I didn't have it with me. Overall it's not bad, and would be great for a lightweight camera. My Canon T4i is almost too heavy and my 5D is a monster on it.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Tripod!!! Light, Compact, Cheap!!!

                      By Miss Missy

                      from Miami, FL

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Firmly
                      • Easy Setup Breakdown
                      • Good Stability
                      • Large Range of Motion
                      • Light
                      • Strong Clamp

                      Cons

                      • No Smooth Motion

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Slik F143 Lightweight Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Panhead:

                      I have a Nikon D5100 with and 18-55mm lens and 55-200mm lens. The tripod works great. It is light, easy to setup and take down. It seams pretty stable. I wanted something like this that I can take night shots, video, and outdoors shots with.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      slik

                      By tzvi the hiker

                      from staten island, ny

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Slik F143 Lightweight Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Panhead:

                        great height, smooth turning

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                        • Yes

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Consider it as a light stand

                        By Wixter

                        from Bridgewater, NJ

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Light
                        • Quick release

                        Cons

                        • Flimsy

                        Best Uses

                        • Light stand
                        • PS camera

                        Comments about Slik F143 Lightweight Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Panhead:

                        This is a very lightweight tripod, and I wouldn't recommend it for anything but the smallest P&S camera.

                        However, after watching a video about off-camera flash, I took the author's advice and ordered this tripod as a compact light stand that will fit where a normal light stand will not. Simply bring the legs closer together (less stable, so be careful) and it will fit behind an open door or on a counter.

                        The quick release device makes it easy to snap the flash on and off.

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