Slik Lite CF-422 + SBH-180DS


Capture stunning photos and videos with ease using Slik Lite’s CF-422 + SBH-180DS tripod, the perfect accessory for any photographer or videographer.


The Slik Lite CF-422 + SBH-180D tripod is an ideal tool for photographers and videographers who require a lightweight, compact and versatile tripod. This tripod is made up of Slik’s patented carbon fiber and has a maximum height of 65 inches and a minimum height of 6.5 inches. It can support up to 8.8 pounds of camera equipment, making it perfect for small to medium-sized cameras.

One of the standout features of the Slik Lite CF-422 + SBH-180D tripod is its carbon fiber legs. Carbon fiber is much lighter than aluminum, making this tripod easy to carry around while on a shoot. Despite its light weight, the carbon fiber material used in the legs ensures that the tripod is incredibly stable.

The tripod’s SBH-180D ball head is also a welcome addition. The ball head is constructed with a lightweight magnesium alloy, which makes it easy to move and maneuver your camera. The head provides a smooth and precise movement, ensuring that you can easily adjust the camera to capture the perfect shot. The ball head also features 90-degree tilt, allowing you to shoot in portrait mode.

The Slik Lite CF-422 + SBH-180D tripod is also very easy to set up. It comes with quick-release plates that make it simple to attach and remove your camera. It also has a quick-release leg lock mechanism that makes it easy to adjust the tripod height.

The tripod’s setup also highlights its versatility. Its legs can be adjusted to three different angles, allowing you to shoot in various positions, including low-angle shots. The legs can also be converted into a monopod, making it a great option for those who require a tripod and a monopod.

In conclusion, the Slik Lite CF-422 + SBH-180D tripod is an excellent option for photographers and videographers who want a lightweight, compact, and versatile tripod. Its carbon fiber legs are stable and easy to carry around, while its SBH-180D ball head provides smooth and precise movement. With its easy setup and versatile features, this tripod will definitely be a valuable addition to your photography gear.

Carbon fiber Tripod, Tripod Head, Ball Head, Quick Release, Maximum Height 178.2 cm

Slik Lite CF-422 + SBH-180DS properties

Product name Lite CF-422 + SBH-180DS
Type of Tripod Tripod, Tripod Head
Leg Sections 4 Sections
Leg Lock Type Twist Lock
Tripod Head Features Quick Release
Suitable Usage Photo
Tripod Head Typ Ball Head, Quick Release
Material Carbon fiber
Lowest Work Height 19.6 cm
Maximum Height 178.2 cm
Folded Length 47.3 cm
Weight 1.13 kg
Tripod Head Weight 0.18 kg

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1 review for Slik Lite CF-422 + SBH-180DS

  1. Kayla

    I recently purchased the Slik Lite CF-422 + SBH-180DS tripod and I must say, I am quite disappointed with its performance. As someone who works as a secretary in Oakland, I wanted a reliable tripod for my photography hobby. Unfortunately, this tripod did not meet my expectations, and I would rate it at a mere 2 out of 5 possible stars.

    One of the main issues I have with the Slik Lite CF-422 + SBH-180DS is its weight. Weighing in at approximately 1.13 kg, it is surprisingly heavy compared to other tripods on the market. As someone who often travels to various locations for photography shoots, this added weight has become quite burdensome. Many times, I found myself leaving the tripod behind due to its bulkiness, which defeats the purpose of having a portable tripod.

    Additionally, the tripod head itself weighs around 0.18 kg, adding even more unnecessary weight. While the sturdiness of the tripod head is commendable, it would have been more practical if it were lighter, as it only adds to the overall weight of the setup.

    The delivery of the tripod to Oakland was relatively smooth. However, the story behind the purchase is quite interesting. I had initially decided on another popular tripod, the Manfrotto BeFree Compact Aluminum Travel Tripod. This tripod had received rave reviews and seemed like the perfect fit for my needs. However, due to unforeseen shipping delays, I had to look for an alternative, and that’s how I stumbled upon the Slik Lite CF-422 + SBH-180DS.

    In comparison to the Manfrotto BeFree Compact Aluminum Travel Tripod, the Slik Lite CF-422 + SBH-180DS falls short in various aspects. The Manfrotto tripod, weighing only 1.25 kg, is much lighter and more manageable to carry around. Its innovative design allows for easy folding and portability, making it an ideal choice for photographers on the go. Additionally, the Manfrotto tripod offers smooth and precise movements, ensuring that my photographs are steady and blur-free.

    Overall, while I appreciate that the Slik Lite CF-422 + SBH-180DS tripod does have some qualities worth noting, such as its sturdiness and durability, the weight and bulkiness have proven to be significant drawbacks for me. Comparing it to the popular Manfrotto BeFree Compact Aluminum Travel Tripod, I find that the Slik Lite CF-422 + SBH-180DS falls short in terms of portability and ease of use. If you’re looking for a lightweight and easy-to-carry tripod, I would suggest exploring other options before settling on the Slik Lite CF-422 + SBH-180DS.

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