Slik Corporation

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SLIK Corporation is a manufacturer and brand of camera tripods[1][2] with headquarters located in Hidaka City, Japan.


The company was founded in 1956 as SLICK Elevator Tripod Co., Ltd. by a mechanical engineer and photography enthusiast, Takatoshi Shiraishi. Shiraishi started designing and building his own tripods in a suburb of Tokyo, Japan, in 1948. In 1963, the company name was changed to SLICK Tripod Co., Ltd. In 1967 a factory was constructed in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. In 1988, SLIK (Thailand) Co., Ltd. was established with a factory located in a Bangkok, Thailand suburb. In 1989, sales and manufacturing operations were consolidated and the company was renamed SLIK Corporation.[3]


  1. ^ "SLIK U 2000 - tripod". CNET. 2005-04-15. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  2. ^ Leonard Goh (April 15, 2009). "Scientists say bad tripods increase camera shake". CNET. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
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