R Using the Center Column Caution Prohibited Center Column Locking Collar NO YES Specification PRO 400DX Length folded Operating Instructions Congratulations on the purchase of a SLIK PRO 400DX Tripod. The SLIK Corporation has designed your tripod to be a sturdy, rugged, dependable product that will provide you with many years of satisfactory use. Please take a few moments to read this instruction sheet carefully so you can take full advantage of your Tripod's many fine features. Retain this instruction sheet in case you might want to refer back to it. Center Column Stopper 650mm (25 7/12") Max. operating height 1,550mm (61") Max. center column ext. 280mm (11") Weight 2.52kg (5 lbs 9 oz) Caution Hold onto the Pan Head with one hand, and loosen the Center Column Locking Collar with the other hand. Raise or lower Pan Head to desired height, and while maintaining a hold of the Pan Head, tighten the Locking Collar. You may injure your hand by a sudden fall, if you let go of the Pan Head before locking the Collar. Turn the Locking Collar with your fingers on the side of the Collar. This caution icon refers to information pertaining to important safety procedures in preventing injuries, and damages which may occur as a result of mishandling this product. To avoid unnecessary camera vibrations, try to keep the Center Column height to a minimum. Also use the larger legs first, when extending the legs. Prohibited D393E-1 Inverting the Center Column This prohibited icon refers to information pertaining to prohibited contents. Please refer to instructions closely to avoid accidents. Components Caution Pan Head Quick Release Platform Pan Head Quick Release Lock Lever Vertical Tilt Handle Pan & Tilt Handle Center Column Locking Collar Center Column Stopper 3-Position Leg Angle Adjustment Locks Center Column Main Body Leg Remove the Pan Head when inverting &/or replacing the Center Column. Remove the center column Base Stopper turning to the way of arrow. Loosen the Center Column Stopper and the Locking Collar, and then pull out the Center Column. Handle Connecting Screw Soft Grip Lower part of Center Column Panning Lock Knob Mounting Wing Nut Camera Mounting Screw Options Equipment that can be used with this Tripod THREAD ADAPTER SET Caution U3/8 Prohibited U3/8 8mm (1/3") 11mm (5/12") Leg Lock Lever Base Stopper Make sure to re-attach the Base Stopper, in order to prevent the Center Column from falling out. Insert the Center Column from the lower side of Main Body, and tighten the Locking Collar and the Center Column Stopper. By inverting the Center Column, it is possible to do copy, and close up work. Carrying the Tripod Care of the Tripod Prohibited ・DO NOT apply any grease or oil to this product. ・Clean with a mild detergent and a soft cloth only. ・DO NOT use close to flame. Avoid extreme heat. OIL SLIK CORPORATION Phone 81-429-89-2141 Fax. 81-429-85-0210 ©2005 Rubber Leg Tip Setting up Caution This product has been designed to handle equipment weighing under 5 kgs (11 lbs). Do not overload. Some equipment weighing under 5 kgs (11 lbs), such as long lenses, may not balance well due to its weight distribution. In such case, please use a larger tripod. Pan Head mounting post Prohibited THINNER Slik corporation reserves the right to make changes in design and/or improvements on the products without any obligation and advanced notice. 853, Kayama, Hidaka-shi, Saitama 350-1231, Japan Leg Lock On this tripod, please buy Thread Adapter Set when the Pan Head that there are large screw (U3/8) tripod installation screws is attached. Printed in Thailand. Carrying a tripod with a camera left on can result in unexpected accidents. We therefore, recommend you to remove your camera while carrying the tripod. Prevent accidental equipment fall, or tripod tipping over, by making sure all levers, knobs, and handles on the tripod are securely tightened, and that all three legs are opened all the way. Do not attach camera directly to the threaded post of the Center Column. This may damage both camera and tripod. Install the Handles Storage Using the Pan Head (Continued) Caution Washer Ring Washer Ring Attach the two Pan Handles to the Pan Head, by inserting the shorter handle to the left, and the longer handle to the right. Do not reverse. Remove the Vertical Tilt Handle from the Pan Head, and screw into the back of the Pan & Tilt Handle. Make sure the washer ring on the thread stays on with the handle. Attaching the camera to the Quick Release Platform To remove the Quick Release Platform from the Pan Head, turn Quick Release Lock Lever and lift out Platform from its back. Loosen the Vertical Tilt Handle, and the level can be adjusted. When loosening either the Pan & Tilt Handle, or the Vertical Tilt Handle, take precaution by keeping a firm grip on the handle until the Pan Head is locked down. Removing the Head from the Center Column Align the length of the Platform along the base of the camera body, and securely tighten the Mounting Wing Nut. Use the following instructions if you wish to change heads, or attach accessories. First, lock the Panning Lock Knob, then grasp the Pan, or Vertical Tilt Handle and turn the head, counter-clockwise to loosen. Set the new head, or accessory on the tripod's threaded post, and turn clockwise until it comes to a stop. Tighten the Panning Lock Knob and turn clockwise slightly more. Three Position Adjustable Legs Caution When attaching the camera to the Pan Head, check to make sure that the Quick Release Platform is engaged in the catch of the Pan Head before locking the lever. The Quick Release Platform can be attached to the camera body in either directions (along the length, or along the width). This feature facilitates your camera set up into the vertical position, simply by the turn of one of the tilt handles. After choosing the desired leg angle, securely push in the Adjustment Lock. How to get low level shots Using the Pan Head Loosen the Pan & Tilt Handle, and the head will tilt back and forth. To change the angle of each leg, close the Leg slightly, and then pull the Leg Angle Adjustment Lock out. There is a choice of two other angle positions. Loosen the Panning Lock Knob, and the head will rotate along the horizontal direction. Remove the center column Base Stopper and then, remove the lower part of the center column. Put the center column Base Stopper on the upper part of the center column. Extending/Folding of Tripod Legs Then, you can get lower height. Open the Leg Lock Lever for extending/folding of tripod legs. Lock the lever tightly at your required position.
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