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Slik700DX Pro Tripod Legs (Titanium Finish)
 
4.7

(based on 175 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (132)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (136)
  • Unfolds quickly (90)
  • Folds away (27)
  • Lightweight (27)
  • Durable (10)

Cons

  • Heavy (54)
  • Cumbersome (10)
  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Portraits (95)
  • Landscape/scenery (91)
  • Night shots (75)
  • Home (61)
  • Wildlife (51)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (77), Semi-pro photographer (35), Pro photographer (20), Casual photographer (12), Enthusiast (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (79), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Near perfect tripod at a low price

The Slik 700DX is an outstanding value! I bought the legs-only for less than [$]! Even the full assembly with head is less than [$]. I have several friends that have...Read complete review

The Slik 700DX is an outstanding value! I bought the legs-only for less than [$]! Even the full assembly with head is less than [$]. I have several friends that have the complete tripod, so I am very familiar with it. I mounted a large Manfrotto ball head and couldn't be happier, although the combination becomes quite heavy compared to the Slik version. I love the silky action of the legs, the side clips for locking are very fast and sure, the adjustable collar for center post tension and the overall rock steadiness. I also like the rubber feet instead of spikes. The only thing I don't like is that the first opening position of the leg spread is a little tight. There are two other stops for widening the legs, and that's fine, But I would prefer a few more degrees of spread on initial opening. That is a very, very small complaint. It could use a decent shoulder strap.No complaints on function or appearance. I give it 5 stars out of 5 for function, reliability and value.Definitely superior to my Sanford & Davis' Magnum and Bogen 3011.My big Bogen 3051 is going to get a lot less use!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

"Great value for casual photography"

I purchased this tripod based on its load capacity rating for use with a gimble type lens support and large telephoto lenses. Once in use it's of my opinion that the load rating for...Read complete review

I purchased this tripod based on its load capacity rating for use with a gimble type lens support and large telephoto lenses. Once in use it's of my opinion that the load rating for this unit may be slightly over-stated. I have since switched my equipment around utilizing this tripod with lighter camera systems and thereby acheiving very good results. I would recommend this tripod to the casual photographer but as a professional there may be limits to its use.

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5.0

Solid and Sturdy

By Doug

from Chicago, IL

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Stability

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

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

Comments about 700DX Pro Tripod Legs (Black):

This is a very solid, well made, sturdy tripod. Very little vibration. Only complaint is legs are a tad stiff when opening out in to position. I am betting this is adjustable but I have not investigated yet. Really not a problem, just a nit pick.

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5.0

Pro Quality; Affordable Price

By sklaszky

from Southern New Jersey

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Stability
  • High quality construction
  • Unfolds Quickly

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

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

Comments about 700DX Pro Tripod Legs (Black):

I wanted an extremely well made, rock solid tripod for my heavy camera gear and, potentially, video equipment. This tripod completely satisfies those needs. "Hefty" is how I'd describe it. It's tall, so I can extend it to take shots at eye level - I'm 6'1" - without sacrificing stability. If you're looking for a lightweight tripod, or one that folds up really small, this is not a good choice. Would buy it again and highly recommend it.

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5.0

Great buy

By Doug

from New Lenox

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Stability
  • Unfolds Quickly

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

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

Comments about 700DX Pro Tripod Legs (Black):

Got this tripod to use in my spotting scope setup. It is definitely up to the task. This tripod is very well made and very stable. For the price asked, this is an incredible buy. Highly recommended.

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5.0

Great bargin

By Steve

from Kentucky

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Built to last
  • Good Stability
  • Unfolds Quickly

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about 700DX Pro Tripod Legs (Black):

    This is a back up for my Manfrotto and used primarily for landscapes. If you can find a better tripod for $ dollars buy it.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Solid and easy to use

    By Rich

    from Los Angeles

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Folds Small
    • Good Stability
    • Unfolds Quickly

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Night Shots
    • Portraits

    Comments about 700DX Pro Tripod Legs (Black):

    Very sturdy tripod. I'm 6'3" and it extends high enough to comfortably shoot upward to capture moonscapes.
    It is a heavy unit, so I would recommend the $45 bag to go with it, as the included bag is lightweight and thin, but also only has centered handles and can not be carried on the shoulder.

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    5.0

    Very good this tripod

    By arithomaz

    from Brasil

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Stability

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about 700DX Pro Tripod Legs (Black):

      I bought this tripod for use varied events and night shots.

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      4.0

      Solid and Tall

      By kevinj

      from northern Michigan

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Portraits
        • Sports/Action
        • Video
        • Wildlife

        Comments about 700DX Pro Tripod Legs (Black):

        Solid build with more than enough height for the average shooter definitely something any shooter taller than 6' or so will enjoy.

        I have been using for 10-30 second exposures with no problem.

        Only knock is leg position locks. They seem like they could be built a little better but they have not been a problem so far.

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        4.0

        Great Product

        By JPhotoC

        from Kermit, TX

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Portraits

          Comments about 700DX Pro Tripod Legs (Black):

          I use this tripod for my D7100 & my biggest lens (Nikon 55-300mm) mounted on a Sunpack pistol grip w/ball head (this a legs only tripod). This is a very stable tripod and love that is will adjust above eye-level (I'm 6' tall). Yes it is a little heavy, but that's what you want. Didn't buy it to carry it hiking or anything. Haven't use the low level configuration yet, but like the option. Nice to have a case with it even though it's a little on the cheap side. Very good product for the price.

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          5.0

          surprisingly solid, sturdy and handy

          By a fun shooter

          from San Francisco, CA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Folds Small
          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Video
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about 700DX Pro Tripod Legs (Black):

            i was looking for a handy, portable, light-weight but sturdy and solid tripod for shooting with DSLRs for weddings. I have a couple of much heavier and bigger tripods but doing weddings really need a tripod that provides with good stability. This tripod satisfies everything on my checklist: it folds small, light weight, stable and it's easy and quick to set up. It's good handling most of the light-weight DSLRs for video shoots.

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            4.0

            strong reliable performer

            By Danat Ello

            from Kill Devil Hills, NC

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Stability

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Night Shots
              • Video

              Comments about 700DX Pro Tripod Legs (Black):

              Great value. It gets 4 stars because of the angle control switches at the top of the legs that came loose during transportation, however once locked - they stay in place. Also could use a better carrying bag. Overall I'm happy with the product.

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              4.0

              Thumbs up

              By Marine Biologist

              from Orlando, FL

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Extends High
              • Good Stability

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about 700DX Pro Tripod Legs (Black):

              My instructor recommended these legs to me as they are the ones he uses. They've proven to be durable and steady. But tripod legs are suppose to be those things. What I like best is that the legs are padded so they are comfortable in tow and it stands tall. For those with bad backs like me who don't like hunching over this is great news. For me the price is right, especially compared to some other legs that do the same thing. My only complaint is that the are heavy, so if you plan on hiking with a tripod you might want to spend the extra money on a graphite build.

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              5.0

              Rock Steady for my D7000 !

              By Clint

              from Phoenix, AZ

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Stability
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Wildlife

                Comments about 700DX Pro Tripod Legs (Black):

                I use my tri-pod a lot for landscape scenery. I love this tri-pod as it is rock steady. It is not the lightest tri-pod but it holds my D7000 firmly, even with the column extended, I am very happy with my purchase. Its also an excellent price for limited budgets.

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                4.0

                700DX Pro Tripod Legs by SLIK

                By HDMan

                from NC

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Folds Small
                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about 700DX Pro Tripod Legs (Black):

                  Very nicely built tripod with smooth extension & retraction.
                  Very happy with superior build and very reasonable price.

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                  5.0

                  Great Legz

                  By Juan Gusta

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability
                  • Unfolds Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about 700DX Pro Tripod Legs (Black):

                    I just grabbed this product and the reviews are correct. Excited to keep using this. A little heavy, but thats good for stablization, and it has a great overall height

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                    4.0

                    good price, somewhat stable

                    By Matt

                    from New Orleans, LA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good price

                    Cons

                    • Slightly Unstable

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Video

                    Comments about 700DX Pro Tripod Legs (Titanium Finish):

                    This is a good, fairly stable set of legs. There is some vibration however when fully extended and using a long/heavy lens.

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                    5.0

                    Great Tripod

                    By Rob

                    from Perry, MI

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjusts Low To Ground
                    • Adjusts Surprisingly High
                    • Good Stability
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                    • None For My Use

                    Best Uses

                    • Shooting
                    • Star And Moon Gazing

                    Comments about 700DX Pro Tripod Legs (Black):

                    This is a great tripod for the price. I was amazed at how sturdy and heavy duty this thing is. I was wary buying it without seeing it first, but felt pretty confident based on others reviews. I use the tripod at the shooting range to hold a Kowa TSN-2 spotting scope which is a good size and weight for spotting scope standards. Very sturdy and I don't have to worry about it blowing over in high winds. I also like how low to the ground it adjusts so I can use it while shooting prone, which is a huge plus. I also like how high it adjusts too. I use the scope sometimes at night to look at the moon and stars and being a straight scope without an angled eyepiece I was worried I would have to crouch over to use it for that. Not so at all. I am 6'3" and I can stand straight up and look through the scope aimed upright at the sky. The included carrying bag is also a nice plus. Thanks for a great product Slik and B&H Photo!

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                    4.0

                    Sturdy

                    By chase

                    from tennessee

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Stability
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about 700DX Pro Tripod Legs (Black):

                    Very well built, sturdy, feels great in the hand. Good weight for stability not for travel, folds longer than others

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                    4.0

                    Sturdy

                    By Chase

                    from Tn

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Stability
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about 700DX Pro Tripod Legs (Black):

                      Very sturdy , good weight so it doesn't wobble. Would like for it to be a little shorter for traveling

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                      4.0

                      Slik 700DX Pro Tripod Legs

                      By Kris C

                      from Buford, GA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Flexible
                      • Good Stability

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Micro Shots
                      • Night Shots
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about 700DX Pro Tripod Legs (Black):

                      I am an avid photographer taking pictures of Wildlife, Scenery and Micro photography subjects like insects and plants. The 700dx legs provide a very stable platform for my large lenses and have the flexibility to get down low and close for my micro shots with its 2-piece center column and independent legs. The only drawback I see is its weight. If you're hiking around it can get a little heavy, but the padded legs help ease the load.

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                      5.0

                      Amazing Value

                      By Venticam

                      from Maryland

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Stability
                      • Great Extension
                      • Lightweight
                      • Unfolds Quickly

                      Cons

                      • A Tad Heavy

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about 700DX Pro Tripod Legs (Black):

                      I have owned a lot of tripod legs over the years and these are very well made and far cheaper than comparable tripod legs. This is my second set since I now have once set dedicated to a video head.

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