I wanted a light weight tripod for my travels that can take weight of my Basic camera and hold steady. I generally use tripod for videos, so smooth movement was one of the major requirement. The Slovik light weight aluminum tripod works perfectly for my requirement.
Overall Rating - 4.5/5
-------------- ⏩⏩ Tips: -------------- 👉 Tighten the middle rod after you open to restrict the tripod head movement.
-------------- ⏩⏩ Pros: -------------- 👍 Build Quality # The quality of the plastics is very good. The legs are made of aluminum that are quite sturdy. 👍 Locks # The locks for the legs and movements are of good quality. 👍 Height #The tripod when extended can go from the basic height of 0.6m to as high as 1.5m. The mechanical rotor for the head movement to extent height is very smooth unlike we see in tripods in this price segment. 👍 Bubble Levels # There are two bubble levels to make sure the frame is leveled properly both in vertical and horizontal. 👍 Light Weight #The tripod weights around 1.2 kg and can be easily carried along for trips. 👍 Movement #The panning movement is very smooth and suitable for good quality panning shots or videos rolls. No stuttering in the movement. 👍 Handle # It has a handle on the side to hold or carry. 👍 Carry bag # A premium quality carry bag is provided along with the package for safe storage and transport of the Tripod. The bag is black in color and comes with adjustable strap. 👍 Mobile Holder # A mobile holder is also provided to easily mount a mobile phone onto the tripod. It has rubber lining for protecting phone from scratches too. The holder has screw slot both for vertical and horizontal mounting. 👍 Load Bearing # The tripod can take loads upto 3kg which is very much sufficient for mounting a DSLR with zoom lens. 👍 Balance # The legs have ball sockets at the bottom for balancing on uneven surfaces. Very useful if planning to use on fields. 👍 Quick Release # A quick release plate is provided that can easily be connected to a DSLR or mobile. 👍 Grip # The grip for rotating the tripod mound is handy, strong and not slippery. 👍 Weight Hook # A hook is provided at the bottom of the mount for balancing the weight if required. Useful while mounting long lens.
-------------- ⏩⏩ Cons: -------------- 👎 There is a very small movement in the tripod mount even after locking all the directions. This is anyway expected in budget tripods. 👎 Accessing the knob to loosen/tighten the rotational movement is tough as the mounting plate obstructs the access. One has to tilt the mounting plate to rotate it. Giving a small knob would have been better.
-------------------- ⏩⏩ Conclusion: -------------------- An amazing light weight tripod for photographers and Video enthusiasts.
I have owned & used a few tripods. However, the cheaper ones are either missing a few critical features or weighs too much for it to be comfortably portable. In my hunt for that compact tripod - I stumbled upon the Slovic Aluminum tripod. I picked it up for 1399 though I see that the price has now dropped to 1299. I say this because even at 1399, this is an excellent tripod & offers great value. Fair callout - I am no pro photographer. But I love to travel & my work sometimes takes me around the world. For the most part - I travel alone & hence having a tripod which is compact & light is critical to me. I do click a lot of time-lapse & night shots which mostly require stable setup. Glad to report that this tripod ticks all the right boxes. Adjustments wise - this tripod comes with a slew of settings to play around with in order to get the right position & angle. The entire head unit & base camera mount is fully adjustable as well as lockable for position. The highlight are the 2 separate bubble levels placed strategically on the head unit which ensure you always have your setup to level. Now I find this extremely handy since I usually find myself using the tripod on grass or uneven ground & I do not need to rely on the gridlines in the camera to see if its all at level. Super useful feature indeed. Another handy feature is the quick release base mounting plate. With a large swivel lock - you can release & replace the entire base plate. This means you can have the baseplate attached to your DSLR permanently & snap it into the tripod whenever needed. The tripod legs come with ball socket type stands which adjust freely to give the stand stability without any fuss. Each leg has 2 clip type locks which open & extend the height of the stand all the way to 60cms. Additionally, the entire base unit itself is placed on a screw-type mechanism with a lever to increase or decrease its height. There is a plastic handle to carry the tripod around along with an easy black bag with shoulder belt. Makes it easy to travel. I also found it easy to mount my GoPro Hero 5 session & Hero 7 Black. Great for time-lapse or long exposure shots. I find the stand to be study & reasonably compliant when subjected to the elements. Being built of Aluminum & plastic - it won’t rust & should last for many years to come. The tripod can take a max 3 kg load which should suffice most full-frame DSLRs even with a 300mm lens (or more). The base can be tightened to balance the additional load from the lens & locked for good. I have also used a smaller sized Sony RX100 M5 on it as well & it worked well. The stand also comes with a phone mount which is handy too. Standalone - the stand weighs 1150 grams which is light by all means. I am still playing around with the settings to get more creative angles on the photos. I am traveling to US next week & I plan to take the tripod along this time for more fun on the trip :)
Very Sturdy and Genuine Tripod for DSLR & Mobile Photography
I’ve been in Photography and Videography Business and have used Tripods from range 500-15k. I ordered this Tripod as my Third tripod for Mics and Mobile setup and was so impressed that it eventually became my secondary tripod for DSLR.
- The Build Quality is Extremely Good and would hardly find in Tripods worth 3k. I’ve also been using Amazon Baiscs Tripod but that doesn’t even come close to the quality of this Brand. - The ‘Knobs & Clutches’ used are of premium quality. The Total height that I got after extending every arm was 60 inches and the others couldn’t manage to achieve that. - It is way more easy to extend the length that you get from neck of the tripod as you have a separate rotor for that unlike some other brands where you’ve to Manually pull it upwards. - All in All I would say this is the best Tripod that you can get for this price.
The tripod is light and easy to carry. I had previously ordered amazon brand's tripod. The built quality was poor and it got stuck. Hence had to return it. Gave this product a try. Surprisingly, this is good. Panning is smooth, and sturdy. Would definitely recommend.