From the very first day I stepped out of my comfort zone as a surf photographer and hit the open road to adventure, I looked closely into who was making a high profile quality tripod that was light in weight but still made of stone. Slik was the first brand tripod that I purchased and still have to this day. As time goes on Slik constantly pushes the envelope in innovation. Moving always forward discovering new ways to make it a even better experience for the novice to experienced photographer. These days I rock the Lite carbon fiber CF-22 and Lite AL-420M tripods. I’ll never leave home without at least one of them. So light and compact and easily able to fit into or strap onto your backpack. Life is easy with Slik tripods. I wouldn’t have it any other way.