Slik Pro II Tripod - Gunmetal Finish - with Ball Head & Case

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About Slik Pro II

Designed to travel, the SPRINT PRO II is a compact tripod with 4 legs sections to collapse down to less than 19 inches and weighsjust under 2 lbs.

An updated version of the popular SLIK SPRINT PRO series the new SPRINT PRO II has padded leg wraps for more comfortable carrying. The new tripod also has a new SLIK SBH-100DQ all-metal compact ball head with quick release system for faster, easier mounting of a camera.

The SPRINT PRO II is a full sized tripod when it is extended to its maximum height of almost 64 inches. The adjustable legs angles can be used to splay the legs out and lower the tripod. When used with the built-in short center column, (the included center column unscrews into two pieces) the camera is just 6.4 inches off the ground for extremely low angle or macro photography out in the field. Another way to get the camera low is to reverse the center column which could be used for macro photography or copy work.

The Slik Pro II is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Night shots, Travel, Wildlife and more.The Slik Pro II is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Slik Pro II is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Slik Pro II: Folds away, Large range of motion, Lightweight, Stable and Unfolds quickly

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (12),Stable (12),Folds away (11),Large range of motion (6),Unfolds quickly (6),Attaches firmly (3),Strong clamp (3)
Best Uses:
Travel (13),Landscape/scenery (11),Night shots (10),Wildlife (9),Home (7),Portraits (7),Weddings (4),Sports/action (3),Video (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (11),Casual photographer (4)

Slik Pro II Features

  • New SBH-100DQ ball head with quick release system
  • 4 legs sections for compact for easy traveling, only 18.5 in. folded
  • SLIK Speed-Release leg locks for quick set up.
  • Padded leg wraps

Slik Pro II Specifications

Head Type
SBH-100DQ All Metal Compact Ball head with quick release
Max Height w/extended column
63.6" (1615mm)
Minimum Height
18.5" (470mm) - 6.7" (170mm) with Short Column
Closed Length
18.5 in.(470mm)
Leg Sections
4
Max Load Capacity
4.5 lbs (2050g)
Weight
1.93 lbs. (940g)
Mfr #
611-849
SKU
SLSP2BGM

Slik Pro II Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.1

(based on 20 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great backpacking tripod

This is an excellent tripod for the money at only [$] with the head. The tripod is very light weight (<2 lbs), but sturdy at the same time. Very high build quality. The lower leg sections are pretty thin, so if you extend them all the way, you lose some rigidity, which may be a pain for shooting in wind, but I haven't had it affect my shooting yet. The legs are independently adjustable and fold out to 88 degrees, and the riser unscrews so this tripod can get almost flat on the ground. It's an...

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This is an excellent tripod for the money at only [$] with the head. The tripod is very light weight (<2 lbs), but sturdy at the same time. Very high build quality. The lower leg sections are pretty thin, so if you extend them all the way, you lose some rigidity, which may be a pain for shooting in wind, but I haven't had it affect my shooting yet. The legs are independently adjustable and fold out to 88 degrees, and the riser unscrews so this tripod can get almost flat on the ground. It's an excellent tripod for macro photography, being able to get to almost any height and position. I have easily photographed ants on the ground with a 105mm macro.The ball head is small, but barely large enough for a DSLR. I use this with my D90 and a 70-300mm Nikkor. It works, but its almost at it's limit here. The weak point is really the size of the mounting plate.Overall, this is a fantastic, lightweight tripod. Not perfect, but you won't beat it for less than $100. You won't be disappointed!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Light weight

This tripod was not as nice as I expected and seems unstable in raised position. I think it would be ok for an ultra light camera but not a DSLR in my opinion.

Reviewed by 20 customers

 
5.0

Medical phot

By

from Scottsboro, AL  -  Pro Photographer

I photograph and document wounds and other abnormalities for a medical clinic. this just the tripod I need. Thanks

 
1.0

Nice design but just fell apart

By

from Australia  -  Photo Enthusiast

This product looked good, looked sturdy eyt light but after several uses one of the lower tripod legs slipped out as the plastic internal washer had broken. I battled on continuing to use not fully extended ( not pulling out lower leg) but even so the other lower legs started to slip out as not longer retained as broken washer affected leg locking mechanism. This unit clearly does not seem to stand up to long use

 
5.0

Perfect for micro four thirds kit

By

from Mount Airy, NC  -  Photo Enthusiast

I use this unit exclusively with my Panasonic GH3. Even with the 100-300mm (200-600mm) lens, I have no problems with stability. However, I do not use the "center post" on this tripod, or any other tripod that I own. In fact I even removed the center post in order to get the lowest possible angles.

 
4.0

good, but mine was missing a piece!

By

from Chapel Hill, NC  -  Photography Student

This tripod is light and folds small, making it easy to carry around in a backpack. I bought it for use with a micro four thirds camera and it certainly feels sturdy enough to support this. My one complaint about this tripod is that the one I received was missing one of the two handles needed to properly control and lock the pan head.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice

By

from Wichita, Kansas  -  Pro Photographer

Light weight tripod. Works as advertised.

 
5.0

Love this Tripod

By

from Council Bluffs, IA  -  Casual Photographer

This tripod is so easy to set up. You can be shooting pictures within seconds. It is sturdy and lightweight.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great purchase!

By

from Palo Alto, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I was surprised about the relatively small size - and not too heavy - and its performance once unfolded. Good stability, easy to work with, clever mechanism. But then: I replaced it with a real oldtimer, almost antique. Even though I don't know a lot about what else is out there I like the solid functions and trustworthy handling of it - and would get it again on the spot!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A very good light weight travel tripod

By

from Walnut, CA  -  Photography Student

The Silk Sprint Pro II is light, extremely flexible, and folds to a compact size thus making it an excellent choice to attach to a sling or traditional camera backpack. I especially like it's ability to reverse the mount and/or fold the legs out to shoot with the camera only a few inches from the floor or ground. It's only downside is a rather weak ball head which supports my Nikon D90 when the camera and lens are horizontal but slips badly when the camera is pointed down at a small angle.

 
4.0

Great for what I wanted

By

from Eugene, Oregon  -  Casual Photographer

I bought this for an upcoming trip to China, to go along with a new T2i. The light weight and compact size were the main selling points. So far I've just used around the house and a recent camping trip. I worked well for all that I wanted it to do

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Nice tripod for a light camera

By

from greenfield, ia  -  Photo Enthusiast

This is a nice tripod for a light camera. I needed more stablity than what it offered

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Shopper  is the head on the slik sprint pro ii tripod removable?
Brent D  Never really thought about it until you asked, just this evening pulled it out and can confirm the ball head is removable and that the tripod itself has a standard 1/4-20 stud on top. I would also add that I think the included ball head is pretty nice and my favorite feature is the light weight.
bill e  Already purchased this item, I am looking for replacement part--- extension tube. Can you help?
LINDA M  Sorry I can't but you could look on ebay.
Bob S  Does the top swivel? I don't see a handle for that. I want to use it with my travel birding scope & need to swivel easily.
WILLIAM C  There is a turning knob that loosens the ball swivel but no handle (like a stick that you can just manipulate). It is not as easy of course as having a stick handle that maneuvers it around. Hope this helps.
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