Designed with the professional photographer in mind. Ultra heavy construction for use with D-SLR and 35mm still camera with long telephoto/zoom lens, large format camera and medium format camera.
3-section leg with 28mm diameter for the first section leg. Gearless, detachable and invertible center column for extremely low angle positioning without changing an optional center column.
The PRO 823 CF has three leg sections that when fully extended reach a height of 66.3 inches but when completely retracted the tripod is only 23.6 inches in length. It's light-weight of just 3.55 lbs but capability of handling 18 lbs of properly balanced equipment make the tripod an excellent choice for the location photographer with heavy equipment.
All of the new SLIK PRO carbon fiber tripods feature a new A. R. S. (Anti-rotational System) with improved rubber grips make this tripod much easier to operate. So the PRO 824 CF would be usable with the highest number of tripod head from SLIK and others the tripod has a reversible 3/8 – 1/4-20 mount post.
Features of the SLIK PRO CF Carbon Fiber Series
Multi-layered Carbon Fiber
Carbon Fiber material is actually comprised of layers of woven carbon strands that are then baked together in a high-pressure furnace. When finishes this material is as much as 40% lighter than aluminium and very rigid, making it for applications from space vehicles to tripod legs. Slik sources it’s carbon fiber tubing in Europe from a manufacturer that specializes in carbon fiber.
A.R.S (Ant-Rotational System)
All the New SLIK PRO carbon fiber tripods feature a new A.R.S (Ant-Rotational System) designed into the legs and log locks. The A.R.S. systems prevent the leg tubes from rotating inside each other making it much easier to lock and release all the twist-release locks securely. The size of the rubber grips have also been increase in diameter to make them easier to operate.
Twist lock system with double nut ring (crown-cap) type (PAT.).
Multi-Angle Leg Locks
Each leg has an independent lock that sets in one 3 angles to vary the height and stance of the tripod. The three setting are for maximum height, waist level or low angle photography close to the ground. It also makes it easier to set up the tripod on uneven ground, steps or rocks.
Built-in Short Columns
The center columns unscrew into two piece to create a much shorter column for use in low angle photography the center column is made of high grade aluminum.
Diameter of center column is 28mm and the end has a female 3/8 camera thread.
Included is also a cast aluminum top disk with 3/8" camera thread and a 1/4"
-3/8" adapter screw, the disk itself is 48mm in diameter. The disk also has a setscrew to prevent the disk to rotate with your head of choice during installation and removal.
Disk with adapter below.
Below: Cullmann Magnesit 35nm WB (40200) interfacing with the top disk, tote that the disk doesn't manage to bridge the last gap on the ball body structure.
This can be easily solved you simply just buy an aftermarket platform or fabricate your own D.I.Y disk of a greater diameter.
It is also possible to just simply skip the disk, the last option would probably be the best since this way you get a minimum of interfaces with potential un-flat surfaces make sure that you selected ball has a base that is flat and make good contact with the center column top.
However my experience during my ownership of this setup is that my conserns was unnessesary and the rigidity between the tripod/disk/ball head is great.
And for the worried kind there still is lots of easy D.I.Y solutions ;-)