SLIK Pro CF-634
The SLIK PRO 634 CF weighs slightly more than 2 lbs. making it an easy backpacking companion. It extends to a height of 63 inches and folds down to a compact 18 inches for travel. This tripod handles up to 7 lbs easily. Use it with high-end mirrorless cameras or professional camera bodies with a variety of lenses.
All 600 series carbon fiber tripods have legs made up of carbon fiber material that is actually comprised of 8 layers of inter-woven carbon strands that are then bonded together in a sealed, high-pressure furnace producing strong, lightweight carbon fiber. The legs also feature A.R.S (Anti-Rotational System). This does not allow the individual leg sections to rotate inside each other. Each leg also has an independent lock that sets in one of 3 angles to vary the height and stance of the tripod. The three settings are for maximum height, waist level, or low angle photography close to the ground. The four leg sections are secured and loosened with twist locks. Because the legs are non-rotating, you can unlock all of a leg’s stages at once by twisting the three large rubber grips with one hand. This enables fast setup.
|Maximum Operating Height||63.1in / 1603mm|
|Minimum Operating Height||3.7in / 94mm|
|Maximum Center Column Exten.||11.8in / 300mm|
|Folded Length||18.0in/ 457mm|
|Weight||2.05lbs / 930g|
|Number of Leg Sections||4|
|Maximum Load||7.05lbs / 3200g|
|Leg Lock Type||Twist Lock|
The Pro CF-634 is a lightweight carbon fiber tripod from SLIK. Tall enough for those 5'6 and under to stand and glass. The main feature of SLIK tripods is their compact size and portability. They might not be the most durable option for the ruggedness of mountain hunting, but for you toothbrush-cutters, the CF-634 may work just fine for those long treks into the backcountry.