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9.3 out of 10

Slik Pro 500DX

Great Deal: $129.95

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Expert Review

21 September 2011
  • Conclusion: The conventional three-way head features three independent locks for pan, tilt and swivel. The pan clamp has a small thumbscrew, whereas the other two locks have longer operating arms. Again, this is typical for a three-way head, and you need to unscrew one locking arm and screw it into the other to enable the tripod to fit into the carry case provided.
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Slik Pro 500DX Complete

TechRadar UK
21 September 2011
  • Excerpt: With a distinctly retro look, the Slik Pro 500DX Complete bypasses the 'black is the new black' fashion of most current tripods and proudly displays a set of shiny metal legs, even if the top ones are covered with black comfort padding.
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Overall 7
Build quality 7

Slik Pro500 DX

29 January 2009
  • Summary: It's well built and while being on the heavy side, it's lighter than a lot of models using similar materials. It's classed as a pro model and I don't see why some professionals wouldn't get the standard they desire from it. I think because of these points, Slik could possibly get away with pricing it slightly higher. Maybe no higher than £150, but £122 takes it into the lower classifications.
  • Pros: Clever compacting design on handles, Inverting centre column, Excellent build materials
  • Cons: No spirit level, No quick release plate lock, Shoddy quick release lever materials
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