Libec ALX S8 KIT Head, Tripod, and Slider Kit

Libec ALX S8 KIT Head, Tripod, and Slider Kit

Libec ALX S8 KIT Head, Tripod, and Slider Kit

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Product Highlights

  • ALX T 2-Stage 75mm Bowl Aluminum Tripod
  • ALX H Fluid Head
  • 32.6" ALX S8 Slider
  • Head Supports Loads up to 9 lb
  • 23.6 to 59" Tripod Height Range
  • Tripod & Slider Carrying Cases Included
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Slider Length: 28"

12" 28" 47"

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Configuration: With Head & Tripod

Slider With Head & Tripod

You Pay: $699.00

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Libec ALX S8KIT overview

  • 1Description

The ALX S8 KIT from Libec is a camera slider system comprising the ALX T 2-stage aluminum tripod, ALX H fluid head, and ALX S8 slider. The slider uses eight roller bearings to provide smooth camera slides, with a maximum travel distance of 28". Thanks to its 75mm ball base with flat bottom, the slider can be mounted directly to the ALX T tripod's 75mm bowl or to a flat base tripod or a fluid head.

The ALX T tripod gives you operating height range of 23.6 to 59" and features a telescoping mid-level spreader for enhanced leg rigidity. The included ALX H fluid head supports loads up to 9 lb and, like the ALX S8 slider, has a hybrid 75mm ball and flat base that allows you to mount it on the tripod or the slider carriage to add pan and tilt movement to your slides. As part of this kit, padded carrying cases are included for both the tripod system and the slider.

  • ALX H Dual-Base Fluid Head

    Compatible with both flat and ball-base hardware, the Libec ALX H Fluid Head is a versatile tripod head for video production. The ALX H base features a standard 75mm ball-base with a flattened area containing a standard 3/8"-16 threaded hole for mounting to standard flat-mount hardware found on compact sliders and other grip equipment. The pan and tilt fluid-drag mechanisms are fixed-strength, as is the counterbalance. The head's construction allows for a wide +90° (down)/-80° (up) tilt range. Each axis can be locked down for extra stability during stationary shots. Both sides of the tripod head feature rosettes for attaching the included pan handle on the desired side. The camera connects to the included sliding snap-in plate, which by default holds a 1/4"-20 screw and a guiding pin. A 3/8"-16 screw is included and can be stowed underneath the camera plate when not in use.

    Dual-base head with a 75mm ball base and flat base
    Tilt lock
    Includes quick release camera plate and dual-side rosette mount pan handle
    Rosette adapters on both sides
    Fixed counterbalance and drag
    Illuminated bubble level
  • ALX T Aluminum Tripod with Mid-Level Spreader (75mm Bowl)

    Get the stability you need for your heavy cinema camera kit by using this ALX T Aluminum Tripod with Mid-Level Spreader from Libec. The ALX T can support up to 55 lb and offers a 75mm bowl fitting for holding a wide variety of heads. The standard two-stage legs have a height range of 23.5 to 59", while a telescopic mid-level spreader is available for added stability and fast setup. The tripod also has rubber feet with integrated metal spikes for working on both smooth surfaces and rough outdoor environments. Additionally, it weighs 5.5 lb.

  • ALX S8 Slider (32.6")

    The Libec ALX S8 is a 32.6" long camera slider that features an integrated 75mm ball base with a flat bottom, allowing it to be mounted directly to 75mm bowl fluid heads as well as flat-base heads. When used on tabletop or flat surface using, the slider has a maximum load capacity of 33 lb. For smooth and wobble-free operation, the carriage features eight roller bearings positioned on the rail top and along the sides at angles. A spring-loaded friction knob allows you to adjust slide tension, while a brake knob will lock the carriage in place at any point on the rails. Using a supplied hexagon wrench, you can adjust the pushing force that the ball bearing exerts on the rail.

    At each end of the slider, there are 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threads and a rosette for attaching various accessories. If you will be using the slider on the ground or tabletop, the slider features built-in legs with height-adjustable feet to accommodate non-level terrain. For compact storage, the legs fold up against the side of the slider, securing in place using thumb knobs. Unscrewing the knobs completely allows you to detach the legs completely and swap out the 32.6" rail for separately available 15.5" or 47" rail lengths.

    Key Features
    • 28" slide range with a 33 lb payload
    • 33 lb load capacity when used on a tabletop or flat surface
    • Dual-base tripod mount adapter and bowl clamp for mounting on a tripod with a flat-base or 75mm ball head
    • Eight high-performance ball bearings on the top and sides allow for smooth, wobble-free motion
    • Tension/friction knob, brake knob, and bubble level
    • 32.6" rail can be swapped for optional 15.5" or 47" rail lengths
    • Collapsible tabletop legs for easy setup and storage
    • Height-adjustable feet
    • Includes padded carrying case with fixing handle and maintenance kit
In the Box
Bundle Items
  • Tripod Mount Fixing Handle
  • Quick Release Camera Plate
  • 1/4"-20 Mounting Screw and Video Pin
  • 3/8"-16 Spare Mounting Screw
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • ALX SP Slider Platform
  • Dual-Base Tripod Mount Adapter
  • Tripod Mount Fixing Handle
  • Collapsible / Removable Tabletop Legs
  • Padded Nylon Carrying Case
  • Maintenance Kit
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty

Also Includes

  • Padded Carry Case for Tripod System
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • ALX H Dual-Base Fluid Head
    Camera Plate
    Camera Plate Features Sliding Balance Plate
    Camera Mounting Screw 1 x 1/4"-20 with Locating Pin
    Balance Plate Sliding Range 3.1" / 80 mm
    Tripod Platform
    Base Mount 60 mm Half Ball
    3/8"-16 Thread
    Pan & Tilt
    Drag Control Fixed
    Vertical Tilt -80 to +90
    Panning Range 360
    Independent Tilt Lock Yes
    Physical
    Load Capacity 9 lb / 4 kg
    Counter Balance Fixed
    Bubble Level 1 x Illuminated
    Base Diameter 2.95" / 75 mm
    Weight 2.9 lb / 1.3 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.5 x 8.4 x 5.9"
  • ALX T Aluminum Tripod with Mid-Level Spreader (75mm Bowl)
    General
    Head Mount Type 75 mm Bowl
    Load Capacity 55 lb / 25 kg
    Maximum Working Height 59" / 150 cm
    Minimum Working Height 23.5" / 60 cm
    Materials Aluminum
    Weight 5.5 lb / 2.5 kg
    Legs
    Leg Lock Type Rotating Locking Lever
    Leg Sections 3
    Spreader Mid-Level
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 34.5 x 8.0 x 7.0"
  • ALX S8 Slider (32.6")
    Performance
    Load Capacity 33 lb / 15 kg
    Travel Distance 28" / 71.1 cm
    Mounting
    Camera Mounting Screw 3/8"-16 Male
    Accessory Mounting 2 x 1/4"-20 Female Thread
    2 x 3/8"-16 Female Thread
    2 x Rosette
    Tripod Mounting 75 mm Ball Base
    3 x 1/4"-20 Female Thread
    3 x 3/8"-16 Female Thread
    Carriage
    Physical
    Body Material Aluminum, Plastic
    Track Length 31.5" / 80 cm
    Weight 4 lb / 1.8 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 34.5 x 6.5 x 6.5"

Libec ALX S8KIT reviews

ALX S8 KIT Head, Tripod, and Slider Kit is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well made at an unbeatable price. For everything it is, you can't beat the price.The slider alone is worth $ alone. It's super smooth and works well.I love the quick release plate on the tripod head and it's a pretty unique design in how it works with both the slider and tripod. It provides great smooth movements, but I do wish that the tension screws were a little more heavy.The tripod is pretty nice. The one thing I've disliked about it being so light is that it can be lift up a little when using the slider on it but nothing major.My biggest complaint is that whole system is secured by twist screws compared to clamps. They get the job done but you have to make sure that they are tightened or loosened exactly.
Date published: 2014-10-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Basic, inexpensive slider with acceptable fluid head This slider is very light and easy to setup, and the package includes a tripod and fluid head. However, the slider and head have some downsides. As a slider, I found it a touch bumpy. Not bumpy enough to effect a slide with a wide angle lens, but you can feel a slight roughness. Though it has a drag control, I could never get the resistance just right. In my case, when I reversed direction, I could feel the nudge and had a difficult time getting a simultaneous slight pan. Still, for the price, this will help those on a tight budget. And if you want just a straight slide with no panning or tilting, this will do the job very well. The fluid head is the biggest downside. It has a fixed resistance. You cannot adjust for tilting or panning. For me, it was not the correct amount for a smooth pan. Instead, I removed the Libec head and replaced it with a Sachtler. This made it acceptable, but still slightly difficult to pan because of what I mentioned about the slider. The packaging is efficient and its light weight made it easy to carry. It sets up quickly.
Date published: 2015-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great kit! I'm a still photographer and shoot video to have short clips to include in my slideshows. I love this tripod/head/slider for what I do - works great; lightweight and easy to move and use. Using the slider adds sophistacition to my clips and looks great. Well made product at a good price point. May be a little lightweight for heavy gear, but perfect for shooting with a DSLR. I use Nikon D810 with battery grip and 14-24mm f/2.8 or 24-70mm f/2.8 lens and this works well with that rig.
Date published: 2015-05-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from new tripod head sticks don't buy I owned the first version of this tripod for 2 year and it was fantastic very smooth pans. Everything you want for a smaller camera. I ordered 2 more this fall and both heads stick during panning even with no added adjustment. Sent back to have repaired and even the repair center was unable to fix the sticking action. Libec said they would do anything about it. I now have to order 2 new heads. I had B&H replace one of the heads and it did exactly the same thing. DON'T I say don't buy this head until they change back the supplier.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from GREAT PRODUCT I love this product, I have had other sliders and I own 2 Manfrotto tripods, for what you pay this is a great product the tripod is light in weight but extremely stable very easy to use along with the slider. I always wanted to have a mobile set up like this and I have had a picture of this product on my wall since i saw it in a magazine at least a year and a half ago, I now own it and I am very pleased with it.
Date published: 2015-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Impressed I own quite a few sliders most are large and heavy and motorized. I needed to do a small shoot inside flight simulators and I needed to travel to do it. this wonderful little tripod slider combination worked phenomenal. There is a lot of plastic parts so I would handle with care, but I didn't even have to check a bag and I was in and out with a happy client and great with a small rig like the a7s with shogun
Date published: 2015-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ill buy another like this one I use this system to do commercials and short films, its has awesome capabilities considering its price. Its really really good, its light, but I recomend to use the slider with two tripods, you, can use it with one, but in certain moves its gonna shake. But still awesome!
Date published: 2015-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Muy buen producto lo recomiendo Lo llevo a todos lados, es fcil de transportar.
Date published: 2015-06-05
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