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The Slik F630 tripod. Photo provided by THK Photo Products Inc. PRESS RELEASE: SLIK F143 Tripod with Quick Release

The SLIK F143 tripod is the lightest of the new F series of economical, lightweight tripods for the casual photographer or videographer.

Capable of holding lightweight digital SLR camera and video cameras the F143 has a smooth moving 3-way pan head that gives as good performance when recording video as it does holding the a camera for still shots.

The F143 has a lockable mid-level spreader to keep all legs even at the same angle.


  • Compact and lightweight, just over 20 in. long when closed and weighing just 2.2lbs

  • 3-way pan head with long panhandle for sure camera control.

  • Rack and pinion geared center column with handle for controlled elevation of the camera.

  • Easy to attach quick release plate makes for easy mounting and dismounting of the camera.

The Slik F630 tripod. Photo provided by THK Photo Products Inc.

The Slik F143 tripod.
Photo provided by THK Photo Products Inc.

Max. Height:

51.8 in. (1,315mm)

Min. Height:


Center Column Extension:

10.24 (260mm)

Folded Length:

20.48 in. (560mm)


2.14 lbs. (970g)

Number of Leg Sections:


Leg Lock Type:

Speed Release

Max. Load:

4.50lbs* (2,050g)

Suggested List Price:



3 years

Stock number:


* Listed Maximum load is for properly balanced photo equipment

THK Photo Products, Inc. is the U. S. distributor for Tokina lenses, Hoya filters, Kenko photo accessories and SLIK camera support systems. THK provides marketing, sales, distribution, and technical/consumer service and support. THK is located in Long Beach, CA and on the Web at www.thkphoto.com.

(First posted on Friday, January 22, 2010 at 15:03 EST)

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