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Slik Pro 340 DX Tripod with SH-705E 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head (Black)

BH #SLP340DXB • MFR #613-338
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Slik Pro 340 DX Tripod with SH-705E 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head (Black)
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 8.8 lb
  • Max Height: 58.0", Min Height: 9.0"
  • Folded Length: 19.3"
  • Leg Sections: 4, Weight: 3.5 lb
This black, SLIK Pro 340 DX Tripod with SH-705E 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head supports up to 8.8 lb, measures 19.3" when folded, and includes a quick release plate. Each of its 4-section legs features an independent spread, a 3-position angle lock, and flip locks for fast deployment. The included push-and-pull, rapid center column is multi-sectional, which allows it to be converted to a shortened center column. This feature permits a minimum height of 18.1", or 9.0" when the center column is shortened. The SLIK Pro 340 DX Tripod provides a maximum height of 45.8", 48.9" with its center column shortened as well as fully raised, and 58.0" with the complete column fully raised.
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Slik 340DX Overview

This black, SLIK Pro 340 DX Tripod with SH-705E 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head supports up to 8.8 lb, measures 19.3" when folded, and includes a quick release plate. Each of its 4-section legs features an independent spread, a 3-position angle lock, and flip locks for fast deployment. The included push-and-pull, rapid center column is multi-sectional, which allows it to be converted to a shortened center column. This feature permits a minimum height of 18.1", or 9.0" when the center column is shortened. The SLIK Pro 340 DX Tripod provides a maximum height of 45.8", 48.9" with its center column shortened as well as fully raised, and 58.0" with the complete column fully raised.

Cameras, sport optics, or camcorders that are compatible with a 1/4"-20 mount can be connected to the quick release plate, which is secured to the tripod's pan-and-tilt head using a quick release cam lock. The head can be rotated 360°, and tilted 90° backwards or forwards, as well as sideways for portrait orientation. Each of these three movements function independently of each other and can be locked into place.

For added versatility, the center column is reversible, facilitating low-angle photography where an attached camera is positioned among the tripod's legs instead of above them. Foam covers on each of the legs provide a secure and comfortable grip while moving the tripod, and rubber feet help to enhance stability on a wide variety of surfaces.

Use and Handling

  • Supports up to 8.8 lb
  • Push-and-pull center column for rapid camera, lens, or sport optic positioning
  • Center column is multi-sectional, allowing it to be converted to a shortened center column that allows the tripod to be set at a minimum height of 18.1", or 9.0" when the column is shortened
  • Tripod can be set to a maximum height of 45.8", 48.9" when the column is shortened as well as fully raised, and 58.0" with the complete column fully raised
  • Column is reversible, facilitating low-angle photography where an attached camera is positioned among the tripod's legs instead of above them
  • Legs each feature four sections, an independent spread, a 3-position angle lock, and a flip lock for rapid deployment
  • Foam covers on each of the legs provide a secure and comfortable grip
  • Rubber feet for stability
  • 3-way, pan-and-tilt head can be rotated 360°, and tilted 90° backwards or forwards, as well as sideways for portrait orientation
  • Rotation, backwards and forwards tilt, as well as portrait orientation tilt each function independently of each other and can be locked into place
  • Weighs 3.5 lb, measures 19.3" when folded

Construction Details

  • Aluminum, magnesium, and titanium-alloy legs with cast-aluminum 3-way, pan-and-tilt head
  • Quick release plate with 1/4"-20 mount with anti-slip, cork surface

Slik 340DX Specs

Head
Head TypePan & Tilt Head
Base Mount1/4"-20 Thread
Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male
General
Load Capacity8.8 lb / 4 kg
Maximum Working Height58" / 147.3 cm
Max Height without Center Column45.8" / 116.3 cm
Minimum Working Height9" / 22.9 cm
Closed Length19.3" / 49 cm
MaterialsAluminum Alloy, Magnesium Alloy, Titanium Alloy
Weight3.5 lb / 1.6 kg
Legs
Leg Lock TypeFlip Lock
Independent Leg SpreadYes
Leg Sections4
Bubble LevelNo
Center Column
Center Column Sections2
Center Column Extension TypeRapid
Lateral / 90-Degree Center ColumnNo
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)20.1 x 5.6 x 4.6"

Slik 340DX Reviews

Perfect for moms use

By Cecilia
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-03-20

Loved, compact fit in a backpack without the tripod head, perfect for a stay home mom to go around to all the school events photographying kids and also for family travel!

A good travel tripod but a bit shaky for long exposures

By Paul
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-08-28

I used this as a travel tripod to photograph the recent eclipse and for macro photos with a Sony RX10. On the plus side, the tripod is lightweight, well made, packs up tight, and easily fits in my suitcase. The reversible head and adjustable-angle legs make it really great for low/close macro work as well. The price paid for such lightness and flexibility is that it is pretty spindly at full extension, and trembles at a touch, particularly with 3 lbs. of camera on top. The head is easy to use, but tends to slip a bit after adjustment, since the camera is not evenly balanced. I'd suggest electronic shutter and cable release (or remote app) to avoid shaking during longer exposures. For the eclipse, I didn't have a cable release, so I set the camera on a 2 sec.delay, which gave the tripod time to settle after I pressed the shutter button. Got some good pics! As a travel tripod, it's nicer than others I've had, but for long exposures (aurora, stars, etc.) I think I'll need something beefier. All said, a good value, but with some compromises.

Strong, compact and sturdy.

By Rolando
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-08-10

I love traveling with this tripod. It's small, compact, and light weight. There are others that weigh less but this tripod seems sturdy when its put on the ground and the head holds the weight of the canon 7d.

Muy recomendable

By Mariana
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-04-27

Muy estable para Nikkon ideal

light, sturdy, versatile

By Mark
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-03-19

This has been a nearly ideal travel tripod for me.  Four stars instead of five only because the quick release takes what I think is excessive effort to attach and remove from the tripod, but that is a non-issue when actually shooting.

Good Budget Tripod

By Austin
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-02-08

Ive had this tripod for at least a few years now and its held up quite well so far.  It was my first tripod that I bought and Ive taken it with me to a bunch of locations around the U.S. and it still performs like new.  Nothing has broken yet, just a few scratches and places of wear.  If youre on a tight budget and are looking for a pan-tilt head, Id recommend this tripod.  Ive now moved on to ball heads for their ease of use and compactness, but this still performs well.  The leveling handle can be unscrewed and then screwed into the end of the tilt handle to be folded down for easy transport which is a nice feature however this takes awhile to then setup/tear down which is what I normally do since I want to travel with it in its compact form.  If this wont bother you or you are specifically looking for this type of head then get this tripod, otherwise youre better off with a ball head. The flip locks work fine.  They have always been a bit stiff and hard to work with especially in the cold but they havent failed me yet and are pretty durable.  The foam pads on the top leg section are nice especially in the cold.  The center column can be inverted.  I never really use this feature since I shoot landscapes and astro.  As long as the wind is somewhat calm, you can easily do long exposures on a light to medium DSLR setup with little to no camera shake.  If youre looking for the best stiffness and damping in a tripod, this isnt it though.  It can flex a bit in the yaw direction but this isnt an issue with wide lenses and little wind so it works for me.  Lastly, the quick release plate has part of its paint chipped off from the constant use of clamping it in.  This again isnt an issue and it doesnt affect anything except aesthetics. In summary, get this tripod if youre looking for a reliable, pan-tilt headed, budget-friendly, compact, general tripod.  Ive taken lots of great photos on it and Im sure you would too.

Painting Prop

By pbk31
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-05-03

I bought this to attach a 12x16" plywood top for use in plein air watercolor painting. It is excellent! Folds up small, lightweight, and, best of all, is sturdy and will support an umbrella. Perfect match for my activity.

Excellent Product

By Larry Ice
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-01-22

Well Constructed and most functional�and durable product.� Really pleased with the product!!!t� Great engineering and priced right.

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