When folded, the SLIK MINI series tripods are about the size of standard telephoto lens, meaning they can be carried in your camera bag all the time so tripod support is always at hand!
Besides its traditional use as a tripod, the SLIK MINI series have another great feature, the ability to use the tripod as a "Chest-Pod" camera support. To use it as a chest-pod, first loosen the locking collar around the center column, pull out (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."
The bottom of the center column has a suction cup, which can be used to mount the SLIK MINI on a clean smooth glass surfaces, including windows. Stick the MINI to a window for a higher angle picture or take photo in low light with a slow shutter speed.
Please Note: The suction cup will not hold up cameras weighing more than 10 ounces! Check your camera's specification to learn its weight. Be sure the surface is clean before trying to adhere and SLIK MINI series tripods to any glass surfaces! Do not leave the SLIK MINI stuck to any glass surface for more than 60 seconds because the weight of the camera could cause it to fall.
The same legs as the MINI PRO and MINI PRO-II, but the MINI PRO-III uses a newly designed compact ball head that is also used on the SPRINT and SPRINT PRO tripods.
The Slik MINI-PRO III is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Slik MINI-PRO III: Folds away, Lightweight, Stable and Unfolds quickly
Reviewed by 4 customers
This tripod will be great for tabletop, railings, ground photos, etc. The ball head makes it great for shooting above you or tilting. It is also great to use with my digital camcorder.
Best money I've spent on this hobby in a long time. Great pickup!
Great tripod for my Nikon d3000. It's sturdy, well made, and so easy to set up. With a max height of about 12", it's not going to do the job of a large tripod obviously, but for the price, this is a GREAT addition to any photographer's camera bag. Highly recommended!
My use is for a small spotting scope on a bench and it works well for me, small and light weight and also sturdy...