Review of the Slik Pro 330DX with SH705E head

Manufacturer: Slik
Model: Pro 330DX with SH705E head
Price: £110

Slik has a history of producing good-quality tripods, more often than not complete with heads, at an affordable price – whereas some of the more affordable tripod companies substitute quality materials with their lesser equivalents, so you ultimately get a lesser product. However, this isn’t the case with the Pro 330DX. The compact tripod is made of Slik’s exclusive Aluminium Magnesium Titanium alloy, making it comparatively light at a little over 1.5kg, yet still strong, boasting a maximum capacity of 4kg. The tripod stands at just 60cm when closed, but offers a maximum operating height of 1.6m thanks to its 36cm extendable centre column.

The tripod features three leg sections, and as such two legs lock – the top leg section features felt foam covers for both keeping the legs warm and for comfort when carrying, which is a nice feature, though the leg locks are a touch plasticky and I doubt their credentials for lasting the test of time. The same can’t be said of the rest of the tripod, however, with quality present in the leg angle adjustments and screw points, and while the legs may not be the most rock solid available, they’re more than adequate for most tripod tasks.

The tripod comes with Slik’s SH705E pan and tilt head as standard, boosting the value even more.

Good value, comes with head

Plasticky leg locks not the most solid

Our Verdict:
All in all, the 330DX is a good value tripod package.

What Digital Camera Score: 87%