Inverting the Center column
Length folded
Operating Instructions
Congratulations on the purchase of a SLIK ABLE 300DX Tripod.
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.
Max. operating height
Max. center column ext.
(25 3/4")
(61 1/4")
(10 5/12")
(5lbs 8oz)
Always remove the Pan head when replacing the
Center column.
Remove the Rubber stopper from the Bottom of
the column.
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procedures in preventing injuries, and damages which may occur as
a result of mishandling this product.
Loosen the Center column stopper and the
Locking collar, and then pull out the Center
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Pan head
Quick release platform
Pan head
Quick release
lock lever
Center column
locking collar
Center column
Make sure to re-attach the Rubber stopper, in
order to prevent the Center column from falling
Insert the Center column from the lower side of
Main body, and tighten the Locking collar and
the Center column stopper.
Opening the Tripod legs
By inverting the Center column, it is possible to
do copy, and close up work.
Follow the same procedures in order to replace
with optional short Center column.
3-Position leg angle
adjustment locks
Main body
Vertical tilt handle
Pan & Tilt handle
Handle connecting
Panning lock knob
Center column stopper
Mounting wing nut
mounting screw
Cat. No. 615-311
Cat. No. 618-331
Pan head
attachment screw
Washer Ring
Plate cover
Leg lock knob
Rubber stopper
Be sure to open all three legs completely in order to prevent camera
shakes, or accidental tip overs caused by unstableness.
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.
Care of the Tripod
Equipment that can be used with
this Tripod
・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.
Phone 81-42-989-2141, Fax. 81-42-985-0210 ©2005
Leg lock
Setting up
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853 Kayama, Hidaka city, Saitama 350-1231, Japan
Rubber leg tip
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.
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.
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.
Carrying the Tripod
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.
Removing the Head from the Center column
Install the Vertical tilt handle
Washer Ring
Remove the Vertical tilt handle from the back of the Pan & Tilt handle
where it is stored.
Check to see that there is a washer ring on the shaft of the Vertical tilt
handle, and then insert the shaft into the threaded hole located on the
right side of the Pan head. Screw handle all the way in until secure.
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.
Do not attach camera directly to the threaded
post of the Center column.
This may damage both camera and tripod.
Three position adjustable legs
Attaching the camera to the Quick release platform
350mm (14")
To remove the Quick release platform from the
Pan head, turn Quick release lock lever and lift
out Platform from its back.
Align the length of the Platform along the base of
the camera body, and securely tighten the
Mounting wing nut.
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.
Using the Pan head
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.
After choosing the desired leg angle, securely push in the Adjustment
By using the optional short center column, you can obtain the lowest
camera height of 350 mm (14").
Extending the Tripod legs
Using the Center column
Center column locking collar
Center column stopper
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
Loosen the Pan & Tilt handle, and the head will
tilt back and forth.
Loosen the Panning lock knob, and the head will
rotate along the horizontal direction.
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
To extend, or shorten a leg, loosen the Leg lock knob by turning it counter
clockwise. Turn knob clockwise to tighten, at the desired height.
Do not over tighten the Leg lock knob, as this may damage the leg tube.
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.
Hold onto the Pan head with one hand, and loosen the Center column
stopper and 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 and the stopper.
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.
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