(From company literature) SLIK The Professional. Designed for the professional photographer that will not compromise. Where durability and steadfastness overshadow other concerns, THE PROFESSIONAL is a workhorse camera support with ultra heavy-duty construction. Use it with large format cameras (4x5, 8x10), medium format, or digital SLRs and 35 mm cameras with long heavy telephoto lenses. Photographers that don’t travel light will find the heavy metal construction of this tripod more than adequate.
With professional features like worm gear elevation of the center column, all metal leg and joint construction, and the ability to hold more than 20 pounds of properly balanced equipment, this tripod will give years of unyielding service. With a height of 78.75 inches (that’s 6 foot 6 inches off the ground!) it can handle just about any shooting situation where absolute stability is required.
Every bit as important as the legs is the tripod head. THE PROFESSIONAL Pan Head was designed to work in consort with super duty THE PROFESSIONAL and THE PROFESSIONAL 4 models.
The solidly constructed 3-way pan head has the features that uncompromising photographers are looking for. Large built-in camera platform to handle the mount bases on 4x5 and 8x10 view cameras. The head has dual axis bubble levels for easy accurate leveling of your camera. The bubble levels are recessed in the camera platform to protect against being damage. This head has both large (3/8) and standard (1/4-20) threaded camera mounting posts. When one is not in use, the post fits into a socket in the side of the head where it is out of the way yet always available.
Specifications (with head):
- Panhead: 3-Way Pan/Tilt with Quick Release
- Column Type: Geared
- Number of Leg Sections: 3
- Leg Lock Type: Twist Lock
- Maximum Operating Height: 200 cm / 78.75 in.
- Minimum Operating Height: 59 cm / 23.22 in.
- Maximum Center Column Extension: 28 cm / 11.02 in.
- Folded Length: 104 cm / 40.95 in.
- Maximum Load: 9.98 kg / 22 lbs
- Weight: 6.3 kg / 13.9 lbs