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Slik700DX 3 Way Pan Head with Quick Release
 
4.1

(based on 11 reviews)

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Pros

  • Attaches firmly (4)
  • Large range of motion (4)
  • Stable (4)
  • Strong clamp (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Portraits (7)
  • Landscape/scenery (5)
  • Wildlife (5)
  • Night shots (4)
  • Home (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very good inexpensive 3-Way head

Great value for a sturdy and smooth 3-way pan/tilt head which even includes spirit levels. Unlike the previous review, I found the handles to be more than adequate.....providing that...Read complete review

Great value for a sturdy and smooth 3-way pan/tilt head which even includes spirit levels. Unlike the previous review, I found the handles to be more than adequate.....providing that they are not switched around during assembly since the thread lengths are different......might have been his problem if it only contacted 1-2 threads.

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Not for "heavy" gear

I used the 700dx for almost 2 years. If you don't have a full frame dslr with a "heavier" lens then this set up is fine.
I shoot mainly...Read complete review

I used the 700dx for almost 2 years. If you don't have a full frame dslr with a "heavier" lens then this set up is fine.
I shoot mainly real estate. When I started I had the Canon t4i with tokina 11-16mm lens. I had no problems with it at all. Then I moved to a Canon 6d with Tokina 16-28mm and I guess the added weight is too much for it. Although it says it says it'll hold 11lbs. The tripod head does not. 6d and tokina lens doesnt even weight 5lbs and my camera constantly SLAMS forward. luckily no damage has come. But I cant have that so Im getting a new head asap. 
Its on the heavy side as well. Not something you want if you do run and gun.

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3.0

Not for "heavy" gear

By Christopher

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Slik 700DX 3 Way Pan Head with Quick Release:

I used the 700dx for almost 2 years. If you don't have a full frame dslr with a "heavier" lens then this set up is fine.
I shoot mainly real estate. When I started I had the Canon t4i with tokina 11-16mm lens. I had no problems with it at all. Then I moved to a Canon 6d with Tokina 16-28mm and I guess the added weight is too much for it. Although it says it says it'll hold 11lbs. The tripod head does not. 6d and tokina lens doesnt even weight 5lbs and my camera constantly SLAMS forward. luckily no damage has come. But I cant have that so Im getting a new head asap. 
Its on the heavy side as well. Not something you want if you do run and gun.

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5.0

Just what I wanted

By Mike

from Arizona

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Firmly
  • Good Stability
  • Large Range of Motion

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Home
  • Night Shots
  • Portraits

Comments about Slik 700DX 3 Way Pan Head with Quick Release:

Bought this for my Slik tripod and it is exactly what I expected and wanted. Very sturdy, well made and should last a long time.

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  • No

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5.0

Sturdy product

By SpikeOneus

from Raleigh, NC

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Firmly
  • Good Stability
  • Large Range of Motion
  • Strong Clamp

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Night Shots
    • Portraits
    • Sports/Action
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife

    Comments about Slik 700DX 3 Way Pan Head with Quick Release:

    The Slik 700DX Pro 3-Way Pan/Til Head is a well made, solid product.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Solid, stable, easy to use

    By Joyce

    from San Diego

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Firmly
    • Good Stability
    • Large Range of Motion
    • Strong Clamp

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Shots
      • Portraits
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Slik 700DX 3 Way Pan Head with Quick Release:

      Easy to use, very solid built. The leveling bubbles are very useful for landscapes. Tilts and moves smoothly. Has a quick release (very useful!)

      Overall this is a GREAT head that is solid and convenient for use.. I cannot think of anything negative about it.

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      • No

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      5.0

      700DX 3 Way Pan Head with Quick Release

      By Birder

      from Lowcountry, SC

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Wildlife

        Comments about Slik 700DX 3 Way Pan Head with Quick Release:

        The original pan head was damaged when I first purchased it. After trying to repair it I decided to replace the pan head with a new one that now works fine.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Solid head, great with 700DX Tripod

        By Ed G

        from Miami, FL

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Firmly
        • Excellent Stability
        • Large Range of Motion
        • Quickly Change Cameras
        • Smooth Tracking of Head
        • Strong Clamp

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Portraits
        • Sports/Action
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Slik 700DX 3 Way Pan Head with Quick Release:

        A strong, secure yet easy to and adjust head. It securely and solidly attaches to the 700DX Tripod. This enables the Pan/Tilt Head to smoothly track movement. The Quick Release is solidly built and it gives you confidence that your camera will stay exactly where you aim it. It also allows you to use more than one camera if they are all fitted with the Quick Release mechanism.The two bubble levels make short work of perfectly aligning your camera.I feel extremely comfortable in knowing that me cameras are securely held by the Quick Release mechanism and the tripod head.

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        • No

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        3.0

        Quick interchange but rough

        By Color14er

        from Colorado Springs, CO

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Footing
        • Locks In Tight

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • Jerky Movement

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Portraits

        Comments about Slik 700DX 3 Way Pan Head with Quick Release:

        Its a decent head but its quite heavy and the handles don't feel very secure, they go from nice and tight to very loose in one turn, needs some refinement. The quick release is excellent when I swap between my spotting scope and camera.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Finally Bit the Dust!

        By Justin

        from Ruidoso, NM

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Easily Adjusted
        • Locks In Tight
        • Smooth Movement

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Outdoors
        • Portraits
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Slik 700DX 3 Way Pan Head with Quick Release:

        I've owned the Slik DX700 Pro tripod for about 12 years now, and it's been a great tripod.

        After 12 years, the bolt the tightens down the "pan" finally broke off. So I guess it is time for a new head and/or tripod. Apart from this problem, I've been happy with this tripod (used on 35mm & 4x5 large format).

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Solid, almost unbreakable

        By Clau

        from Bucharest, Romania

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Smooth enough for cameras
        • Solid

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Slik 700DX 3 Way Pan Head with Quick Release:

            I'm amazed that a reviewer could compare this with the 300 series. The mechanism for releasing the plate is different and the plate is different. For releasing the plate you need to unblock a lever and then to push a button. The lever acts on a piece of metal that press on the lateral of the plate. The button is made of plastic and it moves a pin that fits in a groove. I tried with a heavy camera to put this head reversed and the plate was firm.

            It is a solid head, not very good with panning with a camcorder, but good enough for panning with a digital camera.

            The leveling bubbles are very useful.

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Very good inexpensive 3-Way head

            By Hank3152

            from Springfield, IL

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Smooth
            • Spirit level
            • Sturdy
            • Value

            Cons

            • Lack of graduations

            Best Uses

            • Photography
            • Portraits

            Comments about Slik 700DX 3 Way Pan Head with Quick Release:

            Great value for a sturdy and smooth 3-way pan/tilt head which even includes spirit levels. Unlike the previous review, I found the handles to be more than adequate.....providing that they are not switched around during assembly since the thread lengths are different......might have been his problem if it only contacted 1-2 threads.

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            (5 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Overrated Overpriced

            By Peeved.

            from CT

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Pros

              Cons

              • cheap plastic knobs
              • Loose Clamp
              • Loose Fixtures
              • Poor Design

              Best Uses

                Comments about Slik 700DX 3 Way Pan Head with Quick Release:

                This looks like and is priced like a Pro/sumer model. But the hardware is cheap. You have to crank the bolt/handles so tight to keep it from slipping that the plastic end of the pan bolt ripped right off rendering this head useless. Also, there's no way to buy replacemnt parts. I had similar problems on Silk 330 series tripods adn heads. No more Silk for me.

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