Do you ever wish you had a small tripod so you wouldn't have to place a camera on a table, the ground, or try to balance it on a railing to get a longer timed shot in low light? But at the same time you are sure you don't want to carry around a full sized tripod. The SLIK MINI PRO III just might be your answer.
First its small. It can ride in your camera bag in the same space as a lens. It’s light, weighing only 12 ounces.
Second it has an all-metal compact ball head with single lever to lock the ball head at almost any angle for the most freedom of framing the shot. This head is also removable. If you have another compact head you would like to use there is a industry standard ¼-20 thread post that the ball head mounts to.
Third its expandable, the legs extend a little more than an inch for added stability and the MINI PRO III has a center column that raises about 2 inches to get the camera a little higher off the ground, rock, table or whatever you are putting it on.
Besides its traditional use as a tripod, the SLIK Mini Pro III is also a “Chest-Pod” camera support. To use it as a chest-pod, first loosen the locking collar around the center column, raise the center column at least one inch and tighten. Then, with the legs spread, place the feet of the legs against your upper chest. Loosen the tripod head and position the camera so you can see through the viewfinder comfortably. This will better stabilize the camera and help avoid image degrading “camera shake.”
|Maximum Operating Height||9.6in / 245mm|
|Minimum Operating Height||7.9in / 200mm|
|Maximum Center Column Exten.||1.7in / 45mm|
|Folded Length||8.3in / 210mm|
|Weight||11.3oz / 320mm|
|Number of Leg Sections||2|
|Maximum Load||2.7lbs / 1240mm|
|Leg Lock Type||Twist Lock|