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(From company literature) SLIK Able 300 DX. Built with the photo enthusiast in mind, the ABLE 300 DX uses many recent design advances together in this utility tripod.

The legs of the ABLE 300 DX set up and fold down securely, just loosen and tighten leg lock knob to extend or shorten them. 3 position adjustable angle leg locks make for easy set up on uneven ground or steps. These leg locks also allow the height of the tripod to lowered. Combine this feature with the ABLE 300 DX Short Column (optional accessory) and the tripod can be lowered to just 14 inches (350 mm) the for very low angle or macro photography in the field.

For even lower angle photography or copy work the standard gearless center column can be reversed (turn upside down) so that the head is at the bottom of the center column, give you the ability to photograph with the camera just a few inches off the ground.


• Excellent choice for photography students.
• Recommended for 35 mm and medium format cameras.

Specifications (with head):

  • Panhead: 3-Way Pan/Tilt with Quick Release
  • Column Type: Rapid
  • Number of Leg Sections: 3
  • Leg Lock Type: Twist Lock
  • Maximum Operating Height: 155 cm / 61 in.
  • Minimum Operating Height: 47 cm / 18.5 in.
  • Maximum Center Column Extension: 26.5 cm / 10.43 in.
  • Folded Length: 65.5 cm / 25.8 in.
  • Maximum Load: 4.98 kg / 11 lbs
  • Weight: 2.6 kg / 5.75 lbs

Keywords: SLIK Tripod Rapid Panhead Quick-Release


Registered: November 2006
Posts: 12
SLIK Able 300 DX review by ddesimoni
Review Date: 11/18/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 10 

Pros: light, durable, quick release
Cons: none

This is my first what I consider semi-pro tripod, it's very light weight and extremely durable.

It's weight limitation rating should be reevaluted. I had a friend who owns Canon's 600mm lens which is 3-4 times past the weight limitation of this tripod. and without thinking about it, I placed the lens on this tripod and shoot with it for about an hour. Shoots came out great and it was after I did the shoot was when I checked the weight limitation. Thank God !


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