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...
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.
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.
Pros: Lightweight and Small, but sturdy.
Cons: a hook for more weight on the center column would give more stable standing.