Slik launches new PRO CF carbon fibre tripods and Pro Ball Heads

Slik PRO CF-834

Tripod maker Slik has been pretty quiet recently, but now it’s back, and with two new PRO CF carbon fibre tripods, and two pro ball heads to go with them.

It's already tough enough trying to choose the best tripod, but these two new Slik models do seem to be priced pretty keenly. The largest is the Slik PRO CF-834, which measures 48cm when folded and has a maximum height of 165cm, excluding the head. It’s designed to support a payload of 7kg.

The Slik PRO-635 is smaller, measuring 37cm when folded and with a maximum extended height of 159cm. This model is designed to support camera kits up to 3kg in weight.

Both models use 8-layer carbon fibre legs for strength, light weight and rigidity. You can get either model with 4-section or 5-section legs, so effectively there are four versions to choose from. They each have 3-step, variable-angle legs, with twist-locks on the leg sections and a splittable centre column for low angle shots. 

Slik PBH-635AS

Slik has launched two new ball heads to go with its PRO CF carbon fibre tripods.

New Pro-Ball-Heads

These are designed for use with the new PRO CF carbon fibre tripods and also come in two sizes. The larger PBH-635AS is designed for a payload of up to 6kg, while the smaller PBH-535AS is for weights up to 5kg.

Both heads incorporate Slik’s ‘Cam-Lock’ Arca-Swiss compatible quick release system, and both have three separate knobs for locking, panning movements and friction control.

The Slik PRO CF-834 and PRO-635 are on sale now priced from £219-299 / $230-300, while the PBH-635AS and PBH-535AS heads will be £85-90 / $75-80

Read more:

• Which is the best tripod to get right now?
• How to choose the best ball head for your tripod
• These are the best carbon fibre tripods today

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at