Slik PRO AL-523HDII Aluminum Tripod Kit with Hybrid Head
The kit includes the AL-523 Legs and SH-737HD Hybrid Still/Video Pan/Tilt Head. The all-aluminum legs have 3 sections that quickly deploy and lock using lever locks that are easy to operate with or without gloves. It weighs in at 5.2 lbs. (2360 g) while supporting 11lbs. (5 kg). The AL-523 leg only folds down to 26.2 inches and a max height of 66.2 inches. The SH-737HD is a pan/tilt head with fluid-like video tension control of the pan and tilt axis. Great for photographers that want one head to cover their still and video needs. It uses Slik quick release plate #6264 which has a tool-free mounting design for fast and easy attach and removal from the camera.
Maximum Operating Height
66.2in / 1680mm
Minimum Operating Height
12.8 in / 325mm
Maximum Height - Center Column Down
53.6in / 1360mm
26.2in / 665mm
5.2lbs / 2360g
Number of Leg Sections
11lbs / 5kg
Leg Lock Type
Rapid Flip Mechanism
The center column has 4 important features:
The thread post is reversible so it can be set to 3/8” or ¼ 20” male threads allowing it to work with any type of head without the need for an adapter. It takes less than 2 minutes to change and all tools and instructions are included with the tripod.
The column can be separated into two sections by simply unscrewing the bottom section. This helps reduce weight when needed but more importantly allows you to set the tripod to the lowest possible position off the ground.
The column can be reversed so the head can be positioned between the legs instead of on top. This lets you position the camera very close to the ground or provide a straight down view of your subject.
Integrated, retractable hook at the bottom of the center column to hang your camera bag for increased stability on uneven terrain or windy conditions.
Additional features include a bubble level on the main collar to quickly set your horizon and an accessory port for extension arms that hold monitors, tablets, or other photographic accessories.