Sometimes it is helpful to have a tripod for mini digital cameras. Yes, their portability is a big plus, but suppose you wanted to take a group picture using the timer so you could run and get in the picture too? Then a tripod is helpful to be able to aim the camera exactly where you want it, and keep it steady in place.
Most tripods for mini digital cameras are so lightweight they can't be used for heavier cameras. However, there are a few that can stand up to the heavier weight. One of these is the Slik Mini-Pro III, a tabletop or mini tripod that can support up to 3 pounds weight.
It's still small though! When folded, the SLIK MINI series tripods are about the size of standard telephoto lens, so they don't take up much space.
Being able to use this tripod for both mini digital cameras and their larger cousins gives this tripod an edge since it can be used for the bigger cameras too. But that's not the only unique feature of this particular tripod. Besides its traditional use as a tripod sitting on a solid surface, the SLIK MINI tripod can also be used as a "Chest-Pod" camera support.
So what in the world is a "chest-pod"??? Well, that just means the tripod is resting against your chest for stabilization instead of the ground or a table or the like. All you have to do to turn the Slik Mini tripod into a chest-pod is first loosen the locking collar around the center column, then raise the center column by pulling it out at least one inch. After tightening the column, the legs of the tripod should be spread out and their feet be placed against your upper chest.
To make it easier to see through the viewfinder when using the chest-pod, all you have to do is loosen the tripod head and position the camera so you can see through the viewfinder without problem. This also helps better stabilize the camera to avoid any shaking.
But wait, there's more! (I know, sounds like a tv infomercial!) But there IS more. Not only is this little tripod portable, sturdy, and capable of being used as a chest-pod, it also has a suction cup on the bottom of the center column that can be used to mount the SLIK MINI tripod on a clean smooth glass surfaces such as windows. That gives you more options of how to angle the camera and get just the perfect shot you want.
It also allows you to take photos inside in low light using a slow shutter speed since it will hold the camera steady and prevent any slight movements from blurring the picture. The suction cup should only be used with mini digital cameras that weigh 10 ounces or less, however, as larger cameras might break the suction and fall.
This mini tripod has a compact ball head and weighs 0.75 lbs. (330 grams). The central column at minimum height is 5.78 inches (147 mm). When the tripod is closed with the center column at the lowest height, the length 7.80 inches (210 mm).
It can be made taller by extending the center column. It will go up to 8.46 inches (245 mm) and when closed, the column is then 6.71 inches high (200 mm).
It's small, it's economical, and it's got a lot of uses. It's clear the Slik Mini-Pro III, is a handy little tripod. Don't miss out, get yourself one today!
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