If you’re looking for a great video tripod, video head and slider combination, this versatile compact system from Libec might be just what you’re after.
Libec ALLEX S KIT combines a Tripod, Head and Slider into one handy kit that allows you to slide, pan and tilt your camera elevated on a tripod. You can position the slider slanted at various angles on the tripod and capture smooth, diagonally moving shots. Two padded carrying cases are included, one for the tripod and head – the other for the slider. Both have shoulder straps for easy transport.
ALLEX S KIT combines tripod, video head and slider – $765 (order here)
The sliding range is 28″ and payload is 33 lb when used on a tabletop. The slider carriage has a 3/8″-16 threaded mounting stud, which directly supports the flat bottom of the dual base ALLEX H head. A friction knob allows you to adjust sliding tension, and a brake knob sets the sliding carriage in one place. A bubble level conveniently sticks out on the side so you can measure if your positioning is even.
If you’ll be using the slider on the ground or tabletop, you’ll be able to adjust the height of the feet on either side if necessary. The feet simply screw in or out to be adjusted, and are tightened in position by knobs above them. 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 threads are available on the top ends for attaching articulating arms with lights and other gear, and along the bottom for mounting the slider on two tripods. Rosette adapters are available on both sides for attaching rosette accessories.
ALLEX S KIT – $765 (order here)
The ALLEX S KIT is made up of:
ALLEX T Tripod is an aluminum tripod with three leg sections and a mid-level spreader that increases stability. The spreader doesn’t raise or lower to be adjusted but conveniently telescopes out to full width. The legs have rubber foot pads on the ends and integrated metal spiked feet within the pads. The rubber pads retract to reveal the spiked feet for use on soft ground, such as on grass. The tripod has a minimum height of 29.5″ and reaches a max height of 64.5″. The leg stages and spreader tighten into position by twist knobs. The ALLEX T features a 75mm bowl base, which directly supports the head and slider.
ALLEX T Tripod – $330 with head (order here)
ALLEX H Head is a fluid head supporting up to 9 lb of load. It has a dual base design consisting of a 75mm ball base and a flat base bottom. The flat base, featuring a 3/8″-16 mounting thread, can be useful for attaching the head to various other flat base gear. The ALLEX H features a 360Â° pan angle and +90Â°/-80Â° tilt angle. A sliding quick release camera plate is included with a 1/4″-20 mounting screw and video pin. A 3/8″-16 mounting screw is also supplied as a spare, and it installs for safekeeping into a thread under the plate. The camera plate comes off at the press of a knob on the side of the head. A pan handle is also included and can be attached to rosette adapters on the left or right side.
ALLEX H Head – $212.50 (order here)
ALLEX S Slider features greased ball-bearing wheels within the slider carriage, two hugging the slider rails from each side and four sitting on top, allowing for smooth motion without any wobbling. The tabletop legs are integrated and fold back flat against the rails when you’re ready to pack the slider away, so you won’t have to spend time removing them. A dual base tripod mount clamp, featuring a 75mm ball base design with a flat bottom, allows direct compatibility with the ALLEX T tripod as well as flat base tripods.
ALLEX S Slider – $425 (order here)
For even more versatility, add an extra ALLEX H to the ALLEX S Kit to slide diagonally or vertically:
Libec ALLEX S KIT $765 + ALLEX H Head $212.50
Check out the ALLEX S KIT in action.
2 thoughts on “Cool Gear: Libec ALLEX S Tripod, Head & Slider Kit”
And under $900 too. . .if it works as advertised, that’s a great deal on such a versatile combo.
Yes indeed. I ordered mine for $784 here.