(From company literature) SLIK AF-2100 Pistol Grip Head. The world's original, and most popular trigger-style ball head, so revolutionary it had to be patented.
The SLIK AF-2100 trigger design ball head can take ease of photographing on a tripod to a new level. The key is in the trigger handle. It has an over sized trigger release that you squeeze to release and freely move the head. When you have moved your camera to the desired position, just release the trigger and the ball head locks firmly into place, at any angle. This smooth and natural movement makes the ball head feel like more on an extension of our hand than any other ball head available.
The AF-2100 handle is large enough for photographers with large hands to have a solid grip, but sized so that photographers with smaller hands will be able to use it with comfort and ease. If fact, many people have chosen the AF-2100 over other trigger designs for just that reason.
Capable of handling more than 10 pounds of equipment, the AF-2100 can, for example, support a 300 mm f/2.8 lens with a heavy professional camera body.
A convenient thumb switch on the handle locks and unlocks the quick release shoe, which means that circular quick release plate can rotate over 320 degrees; and be locked at any point. There is also a separate safety release button so that the quick release plate can only be removed from the head when it is pressed. Your camera is securely attached to the AF-2100 until you decide to remove it.
Winner, Japan Ministry of Trade and Industry "Good Design" (G-Mark) award.
- Pan: 320 degrees
- Tilt: Yes
- Quick Release: Yes
- Bubble Level: Yes
- Height: 14 cm / 5.51 in.
- Platform Diameter: 5.5 cm / 2.16 in.
- Base Diameter: 5.5 cm / 2.16 in.
- Camera Mount:
- Tripod Mount: 3/8"-16 with removable 1/4"-20 insert
- Maximum Load Capacity: 2.5 kg / 5.5 lbs
- Weight: 0.86 kg / 1.9 lbs