Slik 504QF-II Video Head

Slik 504QF-II Video Fluid Head

Slik 504QF-II Video Fluid Head

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Slik 618-504 overview

  • 1Description

The Slik 504QF-II Video Fluid Head was designed as a dual solution for the traveling videographer using light camcorders who also may desire to use still cameras.  It is rapidly deployed, quite smooth and easily used.  Note that it has three axes of movement, as opposed to a normal video head's pan/tilt exclusivity; this is so that you can make vertical orientation pictures with your still camera.

Decades of experience and a wealth of accumulated photographic knowledge, combined with current engineering, have been instrumental in helping Slik create tripods and heads that are amazingly light, yet offer remarkable strength and stability.

A Unique Video Head
The 504QF-II is the only video head on the market to have a third axis of movement, permitting vertical orientation images with still cameras.  It is an excellent compromise for anyone looking to use small video cameras and still cameras with a single head.
Smooth tilt axis movement
UPC: 049368701495
In the Box
Slik 504QF-II Video Fluid Head
  • Quick Release Platform for Slik 503QF, 504QF, 523QF Tripods efcbcqvvxuxy
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Slik 618-504 specs

    Camera Plate
    Camera Plate Features Quick Release
    Camera Plate Type Silk 618-735
    Tripod Platform
    Base Mount 1/4"-20 Thread
    Pan & Tilt
    Drag Control Fixed
    Vertical Tilt +90 to -90
    Panning Range 360
    Independent Pan Lock Yes
    Independent Tilt Lock Yes
    Counter Balance Fixed
    Bubble Level 1
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.5 x 4.5 x 4.5"

    Slik 618-504 reviews

    504QF-II Video Head is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 44.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice inexpensive still/video head i chose this head because it was an inexpensive fluid head that allows for vertical orientation of a still camera - it's the only head i could find that met all these requirements - it's lightweight, quiet and smooth and meets my video and still camera needs (firmly in the amateur/hobbyist camp) my only trouble was getting the head mounted onto my Silk 700DX tripod - the head accommodates a small diameter screw and the default screw on the tripod has a large diameter - the trick was to use a very small allen key wrench (2 mm i think - tool not included) to release a plate on the top of the tripod (not the head) and then reverse the screw so the small diameter screw faces up instead of the large one
    Date published: 2011-01-13
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not usable right out of the box Needing a cheap fluid head for travel/modopod use with my Canon 7D, I ordered this product. When I received the product today from B&H, it was so tight that it would barely pan at all. I called SLIK technical support to see if there are some adjustments that can be made, and they told me the only thing I can do is to loosen it up through use. So, I panned the thing through about 40 full revolutions, and lo and behold, it did loosen up so that it is at least usable, although still pretty tight. But wouldn't you think it ought to be usable right out of the box, even if it is cheap? I'll update this review after using the product in the field.
    Date published: 2012-02-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Low Cost Video Head I don't do a great amount of video work but I wanted a smooth panning head for soccer and other sports. This is not a small head but it is light and the fluid head action is extremely smooth. Most of the head is made out of plastic but feels durable enough that it should last a long time. I use this with my Bogen 3011B (with an adapter plate) and my Slik Sprint Pro for extreme portability. The good news is that with the weight rating, I can use this head with my DSLR for panaramic shots where I want a fixed vertical position. I really didn't see very many other fluid video heads in this price range so if you are looking to spend minimal dollars but have good performance, I highly recommend the 504Q.
    Date published: 2008-06-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great video head for the price I've had one of these heads for about 5 years until it broke due to mishandling. I immediately replaced it with the exact same one. This head goes with my travel tripod, which ends up getting far more use than my Sachtler Ace-M because of how much easier it is to carry around with me.There are obvious deficiencies when you compare a $* head to one costing hundreds of dollars - it can't support much more than an SLR w/ a moderately heavy lens, and it is definitely sensitive to vibration. But the fluid head is actually pretty great given the price. If you're looking for a cheap DSLR video head for travel, i can't recommend this one enough.
    Date published: 2014-05-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wife is happy now! My wife has been after me to get here an easy to use tripod head for her digital camera. She wanted it to be simple to use and pan like our video camera heads; however, she wanted it to be smaller, lighter and less expensive. Well, I found her the perfect thing. This lightweight head is so easy to use, and the price is sooooo right! Works great with her setup... Canon 30D Canon 24/70 2.8 lens Speedlite 580EX
    Date published: 2008-11-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for shooting video with a DSLR I choose this head and tripod for these instances where the Manfrotto 503 is too heavy. It is compact and it can travel along with the Slik Pro 700 DX plus another head in the Slik 1770 bag. At the beginning I thought it was going to be too flimsy for anything bigger than a D7000, but it can handle a heavy Nikon D3s with a 70-200mm 2.8 lens.
    Date published: 2011-11-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Smooth; could do w.o. self-leveling This head pans and tilts smoothly. The leveling bubble on the base of the head is nice to have. It is a bit difficult to see; the rest of the head hardware tends to block the view. If you tilt the head up or down and then let go, it will pull itself back to level. It feels as if the head contains a leveling spring. This self-leveling behavior can be a problem, e.g. when trying to track a small animal as it moves around a mountainside. You have to hope that, as your arm gets tired of pushing against the spring, it doesn't start shaking the camera too much. If you're using a lightweight tripod, you may need to keep a hand on the tripod for extreme tilt angles, lest you find yourself tilting the whole tripod.
    Date published: 2010-08-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from smooth I use it with med. heavy Bogen tripod and Canon HC camcorder. Great diff from heads I used before is that head starts and stops without sudden jerk!!! Only wish it had real loose setting, but that will come with time I bet. Good range of motion. Great head for price and video cam I have.
    Date published: 2009-11-10
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