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(From company literature) SLIK Master Classic. Some traditions endure for a reason, because they work. Day in, day out, the SLIK Master Classic continues to be a solid and reliable camera support for photographers worldwide. The Master Classic harkens back to the founding days of the company. To see SLIK's roots in quality, you need only to look at this tripod.

The highest quality materials have been selected to create this enduring legend. Durable all metal leg and joint construction, secure twist lock legs with a texture grip finish on the locking rings for easy operation. Geared center column for precise height adjustments.

The ability to support over 12 pounds of camera equipment makes it excellent from everything from Digital and 35 mm SLR cameras, even with long telephoto lenses, to medium format cameras.

The best materials, and a solid simple to use design, has established the SLIK Master Classic as an enduring tradition among camera supports.

One of the features that have made the Master Classic such an enduring legend with photographers world-wide is its head.

The 2-way pan head has traditional all-metal construction with simple sturdy one lever operation. When released, the head can move in two directions, it can tilt up and down and pan left or right. These directions of movement make the head an ideal choice for long telephoto lenses, like 300mm f/2.8, 400mm f/5.6 or 500mm f/4.5. Following a subject, such as a bird in flight, is easy with this head. The tension of movement can be adjusted by turning the release lever slightly to match the weight of the camera and lens being used.

The camera mount plate, while not removable, has a small release lever on one side that allows the mount plate to rotate 360 degrees; and be locked down at any point.

The camera mount post is spring-loaded and can be adjusted by turning the tensioner to match the tread depth of the lens or camera being used. This allows for more secure mounting of heavy equipment on the head.

Specifications (with head):

  • Panhead: 3-Way Pan/Tilt
  • Column Type: Geared
  • Number of Leg Sections: 3
  • Leg Lock Type: Twist Lock
  • Maximum Operating Height: 163 cm / 64.1 in.
  • Maximum Center Column Extension: 29.5 cm / 11.6 in.
  • Folded Length: 65 cm / 25.59 in.
  • Maximum Load: 6.01 kg / 13.25 lbs
  • Weight: 2.55 kg / 5.65 lbs

Keywords: SLIK Tripod Geared Panhead


Registered: February 2007
Posts: 7
SLIK Master Classic review by Niel
Review Date: 3/16/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $60.00| Rating: 8 

Pros: Stable, heavy enough for medium format too.
Cons: heavy for long carries

OK mine was an original, lost in a fire at work, the other one I still have is the version with the centre tube and leg braces, even heavier, but absolutely solid when set up, useful defensive weapon too....No I'm not joking!


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