Excerpt: I've been using this for the Nikon D5100 I also purchased with the gift money. So far I've been pretty happy. This is the first tripod I've ever used so I have nothing to compare it to but I've been getting good night shots and it doesn't seem to be blowing around in the wind in the timelapses I've done. The quick release is great and I've gotten some nice panoramic pictures as well. The one thing I would say is it's a lighter duty tripod.
Excerpt: This was a gift from my wife, with a few hints from me. I have used this tripod to steady my d3100 with various lenses including the Nikon 55-300. It works great for my style of sunset shooting which sometimes requires a very low placement of the camera. I prefer its compact size over other tripods I have used as well as its relatively light weight. My only complaint is the head's side handle has to be removed for compact storage and transport. Still, a great product.
Excerpt: For the money this is an outstanding tripod; it comes with a 3 way Pan/Tilt head - all metal, no flimsy plastic! - that can be swapped-out for a Ball Head or different Pan/Tilt head from Slik, or just about any major manufacturer. The angle and length of the legs can be adjusted independently, which is ideal for when you're setting up on rough ground for instance, or on a flight of stairs!
Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability, Independant Legs, Interchangable Heads, Lightweight, Short Column Included
Summary: Slik Pro 340dx is a relatively (!) cheap, lightweight, small, and sturdy tripod that I ever had. This tripod is the best for travel unless you have huge-diameter zoom lenses. It is lightweight and small. If there were a hook at the bottom of the center column for additional weight, it would have been a plus. It may be somewhat unstable in the windy environment. But in the ordinary usage, it will give you the best mobility with huge advantages of a tripod.
Pros: Lightweight and Small, but sturdy.
Cons: a hook for more weight on the center column would give more stable standing.