Slik AF-2100 Pistol Grip Head (Quick Release)

Slik AF-2100 Pistol Grip Head (Quick Release)

Slik AF-2100 Pistol Grip Head (Quick Release)

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Slik AF-2100 Pistol Grip Head (Quick Release)

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  • Supports 10 lb (4.53 kg)
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Slik's AF-2100 has a unique patented single action pistol grip.  Simply squeeze the trigger, set your camera to the desired position and release the trigger; your camera is immediately locked right where you want it.  The AF-2100 can be used with all makes and models of tripods that have either a 1/4"-20 or a 3/8"-16 threaded center column post.

Ingenious Panning Axis Quick Release Mechanism
Where your thumb rests upon the AF-2100 there is a lever; push the lever up and the quick release plate can rotate upon the panning axis, and pull the lever down to make the plate lock into place.  In this way you're able to follow action which solely needs left/right panning adjustments without the need to constantly squeeze the pistol mechanism, which would quickly tire your hand.
Bull's Eye Style Bubble Level
At the top of the AF-2100 there is a bull's eye style single bubble level, which helps to quickly achieve a perfectly level shot with just a glance at your hand.
Base diameter of 2.0" (5.1 cm)
UPC: 036791182106
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Slik AF-2100 Pistol Grip Head (Quick Release)
  • Quick Release Plate for the AF2100 Pistol Grip Head
  • 3-Year Warranty
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    Slik AF-2100 specs

    General
    Head Type Pistol Grip Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread & 1/4"-20 with Bushing
    Camera Mounting Thread Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Quick Release Plate Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Load Capacity 10 lb / 4.53 kg
    Number of Bubble Level(s) 1
    Friction Control No
    Material Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Physical
    Dimensions H: 5.3" / H: 135.0 mm
    Weight 1.88 lb / 0.85 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.3 x 6.9 x 3.2"

    Slik AF-2100 reviews

    AF-2100 Pistol Grip Head (Quick Release) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 35.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth lock-on in any position!! The AF-2100 is a MUST HAVE for any photographer who uses a monopod and/or a tripod. Having a simple pistol-grip type release that locks the ball head into the exact position/angle you want is a real asset when you are working in scenic, sports, or general photography. Some people have noted the weight of the AF-2100, but when compared to other ball heads, the weight factor is about the same, and minus the cumbersome arms for horizontal/vertical adjustments. I'm using a Nikon D200 with a 70mm300mm AFS Nikor,it works like a real champ on a Giottos 9180 monopod, significantly cuts down on ISO noise.
    Date published: 2009-02-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very solid. Stays where you put it! I recently returned to photography after a five year hiatus. I wanted to get another quick release plate for this head and was happy to see they still make it. I've used this head for -- jeez...probably twenty years. While I've never put the large telephotos on it, it handily holds a large zoom lens on a pro body without a problem. It locks exactly where you put it and the pistol grip lets you get just the right position. I couldn't think of a better head for a tripod.
    Date published: 2009-03-09
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not for me These ball heads seem like a great idea, but really aren't in practice (that's why I eventually sold mine). For one thing, it's tall, and I found that the extra height subtracts vertical stability and can add high-frequency vibration. If you want to shoot vertically, the whole thing tips WAY over. And finally, I intensely dislike the quick-release plate: it has to be oriented just-so on the camera, and then just-so on the top of the head or you can't get it in. I always found I was never oriented correctly. Otherwise, very well-made, and you don't need a coin to affix the plate to the camera with the built-in tab.
    Date published: 2010-01-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Slik Pistol Grip AF-2100 I have been using this grip and a Slik tripod sence mid 70 or early 80 started with 35 SLR and a 400mm Canon Lens mounted to the Pistol grip.In the lase 7 years I switched to Video and use it for Football and Basketball on the Slik tripod just squeez it and follow the ball or player and the range of motion is smoothfrom Left to Right and up and down. I know that most people use long handle type Heads for panning and Video taping. And use the Quick Release for Studio or 35mm shooting but not me.And I get great smooth steady shots with a Sony Pro HDV FX-7 Video camera purchased from B&H this past AUG.2009.Sunpack Pistol grip is to Small for normal hand sizes and hard to squeeze its in the closet collecting dust.Slik Handle longer and better for engageing and releasing and panning.
    Date published: 2009-11-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Slik Pistol Grip Head AF2100 Their is no other Pistol Grip that matcher it. And the tripod is great. Had mine for 40 years and sill in perfect working condition and for ease of operations quick and fast. I also use it for Video And the smooth panning and up and down as you squeeze the pistol grip and follow the play or kick off its great and it allows me to zoom in and out and when play is over release and its locked for the next play squeeze the trigger and off you go the ball head allows you to go up down or any direction as smooth as possible unless you are to unstable then you better go to a lesser tripod thats restricts you to left to right and minimal up and down. Expertise: 40 years Problems Encountered: Zero Previous Equivalent Item Owned: None second back up is cheep qsx 7001 Items I Recommend: slik
    Date published: 2007-09-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very versatile I use this as a quick use tripod head for flash portraits and find it very stable and successful for quickly reframing shots on the fly. It balances well, the trigger method is smooth and intuitive and the angle of the handle relative to the camera/lens direction adjusts well for ease of use. I can shoot all day on a Nikon D3S and 70-200 zoom with the lens mounted on the Slik, my left hand on the release handle my right steadying the camera and firing ..it's very smooth and effortless. The change from horizontal to a vertical framing is quick and easy. I find the offset trigger mechanism far more successful than the quick release designs that sit directly under the camera. I don't use it for time exposures as I prefer a heavy ball head for that use.
    Date published: 2013-07-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite new toy! I am a wedding photographer who was always limited by the positioning of the tripod. Now I have almost no limits as to the position. The trigger makes positioning quick and easy and the ball head allows angles and ease that I have never had! I will never leave home without it now!
    Date published: 2008-06-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Slipping on the ball head I use it for landscape and shooting vintage architecture. Recently it has begun to slip on the ball head and won't lock down as it has in the past which makes it a challenge when doing vertical shots. With a 5.5 lb support rating, my D90 and 18-200mm lens weigh approx. 1.5 lbs. Have had the 2100 about 2 years and other than this new development, I love it. Can it be adjusted without having to buy a whole new unit?
    Date published: 2009-11-08
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