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Slik700DX 3 Way Pan Head with Quick Release
 
4.2

(based on 10 reviews)

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Pros

  • Attaches firmly (4)
  • Large range of motion (4)
  • Stable (4)
  • Strong clamp (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (7)
    • Landscape/scenery (5)
    • Wildlife (5)
    • Night shots (4)
    • Home (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Very good inexpensive 3-Way head

    Great value for a sturdy and smooth 3-way pan/tilt head which even includes spirit levels. Unlike the previous review, I found the handles to be more than adequate.....providing that...Read complete review

    Great value for a sturdy and smooth 3-way pan/tilt head which even includes spirit levels. Unlike the previous review, I found the handles to be more than adequate.....providing that they are not switched around during assembly since the thread lengths are different......might have been his problem if it only contacted 1-2 threads.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Quick interchange but rough

    Its a decent head but its quite heavy and the handles don't feel very secure, they go from nice and tight to very loose in one turn, needs some refinement. The quick release...Read complete review

    Its a decent head but its quite heavy and the handles don't feel very secure, they go from nice and tight to very loose in one turn, needs some refinement. The quick release is excellent when I swap between my spotting scope and camera.

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    5.0

    Just what I wanted

    By Mike

    from Arizona

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Firmly
    • Good Stability
    • Large Range of Motion

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Night Shots
    • Portraits

    Comments about Slik 700DX 3 Way Pan Head with Quick Release:

    Bought this for my Slik tripod and it is exactly what I expected and wanted. Very sturdy, well made and should last a long time.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Sturdy product

    By SpikeOneus

    from Raleigh, NC

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Slik 700DX 3 Way Pan Head with Quick Release:

      The Slik 700DX Pro 3-Way Pan/Til Head is a well made, solid product.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Solid, stable, easy to use

      By Joyce

      from San Diego

      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
        • Video
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Slik 700DX 3 Way Pan Head with Quick Release:

        Easy to use, very solid built. The leveling bubbles are very useful for landscapes. Tilts and moves smoothly. Has a quick release (very useful!)

        Overall this is a GREAT head that is solid and convenient for use.. I cannot think of anything negative about it.

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        • No

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        5.0

        700DX 3 Way Pan Head with Quick Release

        By Birder

        from Lowcountry, SC

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Wildlife

          Comments about Slik 700DX 3 Way Pan Head with Quick Release:

          The original pan head was damaged when I first purchased it. After trying to repair it I decided to replace the pan head with a new one that now works fine.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Solid head, great with 700DX Tripod

          By Ed G

          from Miami, FL

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Firmly
          • Excellent Stability
          • Large Range of Motion
          • Quickly Change Cameras
          • Smooth Tracking of Head
          • Strong Clamp

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Slik 700DX 3 Way Pan Head with Quick Release:

          A strong, secure yet easy to and adjust head. It securely and solidly attaches to the 700DX Tripod. This enables the Pan/Tilt Head to smoothly track movement. The Quick Release is solidly built and it gives you confidence that your camera will stay exactly where you aim it. It also allows you to use more than one camera if they are all fitted with the Quick Release mechanism.The two bubble levels make short work of perfectly aligning your camera.I feel extremely comfortable in knowing that me cameras are securely held by the Quick Release mechanism and the tripod head.

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          • No

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          3.0

          Quick interchange but rough

          By Color14er

          from Colorado Springs, CO

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Footing
          • Locks In Tight

          Cons

          • Heavy
          • Jerky Movement

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Portraits

          Comments about Slik 700DX 3 Way Pan Head with Quick Release:

          Its a decent head but its quite heavy and the handles don't feel very secure, they go from nice and tight to very loose in one turn, needs some refinement. The quick release is excellent when I swap between my spotting scope and camera.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Finally Bit the Dust!

          By Justin

          from Ruidoso, NM

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Easily Adjusted
          • Locks In Tight
          • Smooth Movement

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Outdoors
          • Portraits
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Slik 700DX 3 Way Pan Head with Quick Release:

          I've owned the Slik DX700 Pro tripod for about 12 years now, and it's been a great tripod.

          After 12 years, the bolt the tightens down the "pan" finally broke off. So I guess it is time for a new head and/or tripod. Apart from this problem, I've been happy with this tripod (used on 35mm & 4x5 large format).

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          5.0

          Solid, almost unbreakable

          By Clau

          from Bucharest, Romania

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Smooth enough for cameras
          • Solid

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Slik 700DX 3 Way Pan Head with Quick Release:

              I'm amazed that a reviewer could compare this with the 300 series. The mechanism for releasing the plate is different and the plate is different. For releasing the plate you need to unblock a lever and then to push a button. The lever acts on a piece of metal that press on the lateral of the plate. The button is made of plastic and it moves a pin that fits in a groove. I tried with a heavy camera to put this head reversed and the plate was firm.

              It is a solid head, not very good with panning with a camcorder, but good enough for panning with a digital camera.

              The leveling bubbles are very useful.

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Very good inexpensive 3-Way head

              By Hank3152

              from Springfield, IL

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Smooth
              • Spirit level
              • Sturdy
              • Value

              Cons

              • Lack of graduations

              Best Uses

              • Photography
              • Portraits

              Comments about Slik 700DX 3 Way Pan Head with Quick Release:

              Great value for a sturdy and smooth 3-way pan/tilt head which even includes spirit levels. Unlike the previous review, I found the handles to be more than adequate.....providing that they are not switched around during assembly since the thread lengths are different......might have been his problem if it only contacted 1-2 threads.

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              (5 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Overrated Overpriced

              By Peeved.

              from CT

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Pros

                Cons

                • cheap plastic knobs
                • Loose Clamp
                • Loose Fixtures
                • Poor Design

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Slik 700DX 3 Way Pan Head with Quick Release:

                  This looks like and is priced like a Pro/sumer model. But the hardware is cheap. You have to crank the bolt/handles so tight to keep it from slipping that the plastic end of the pan bolt ripped right off rendering this head useless. Also, there's no way to buy replacemnt parts. I had similar problems on Silk 330 series tripods adn heads. No more Silk for me.

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