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Slik700DX Pro Tripod Legs (Titanium Finish)
 
4.7

(based on 180 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (137)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (137)
  • Unfolds quickly (91)
  • Lightweight (28)
  • Folds away (27)
  • Durable (12)

Cons

  • Heavy (54)
  • Cumbersome (11)
  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Portraits (95)
  • Landscape/scenery (93)
  • Night shots (75)
  • Home (61)
  • Wildlife (51)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (77), Semi-pro photographer (35), Pro photographer (23), Casual photographer (12), Enthusiast (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (82), 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

Best Tripod Legs for the money!!!

By Fambrough

from Greater Kansas City Area

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Lightweight

Best Uses

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

Comments about 700DX Pro Tripod Legs (Black):

Needed light weight tripod legs at a reasonable cost due to budget concerns.

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  • No

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5.0

Amazing tripod

By Alex

from Cincinnati

Comments about 700DX Pro Tripod Legs (Black):

Sturdy, rigid, great value

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5.0

"Slik" Tripod

By Tomas

from Danbury, Ct

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about 700DX Pro Tripod Legs (Black):

    Very Lightweight....Incredible bargain!!! I had a nice head and was looking for a lightweight set of legs to go with it.......

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great Video Tripod

    By Jesse Tolppa

    from Portsmouth, RI

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Stability
    • Unfolds Quickly

    Cons

    • Cumbersome

    Best Uses

    • Video

    Comments about 700DX Pro Tripod Legs (Black):

    I use this tripod in corporate video production. It is very steady and well balanced due to it being rather heavy. Also, it works extremely well with fluid heads for movement because its weight. I would recommend this for any videographer or photographer, unless you plan on doing a lot of changes scenes. Get ready for a workout if that is the case.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Extraordinary Value

    By Qewdesigner

    from Eden Prairie, Mn

    Comments about 700DX Pro Tripod Legs (Black):

    The price makes this the best value for a tripod as sturdy as this is. The value overcomes the extra weight of the tripod.

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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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        • No

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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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                    • No

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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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                      • No

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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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