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Sunpak MiniPRO Plus Tripod with Three-Way Panhead

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The MiniPro makes a good table, chest or wall/window pod, and is ideal for low angle work. Features a suction cup at the bottom of the center column to make for great adhesion.

Maximum Height 12.2" (31.0 cm)
Minimum Height 7.1" (18.0 cm)
Folded Length 8.1" (20.6 cm)
Load Capacity Not specified by manufacturer
Leg Sections 3
Leg Lock Type Twist
Independent Leg Spread No
Center Column Sections 1
Center Column Type Rapid
Center Brace No
Spiked Feet No
Head Type Three-way panhead with bubble level & pan handle
Head Mount Thread Size Head is not interchangeable
Weight 0.93 lb (420 g)
Sunpak MiniPRO Plus Tripod with Three-Way Panhead
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    SunpakMini Pro Plus Tripod with 3 Way Panhead
     
    4.6

    (based on 32 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (21)
    • Stable (18)
    • Folds away (16)
    • Unfolds quickly (14)
    • Easy to use (7)

    Cons

    • Poor quality (3)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (11)
    • Home (10)
    • Landscape/scenery (8)
    • Portraits (7)
    • Night shots (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual photographer (8), Photo enthusiast (7), Semi-pro photographer (6), Casual/ recreational (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (23)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good, but Glitchy

    I got this to use with my Panasonic Lumix LX3 and Nikon D80. It is perfectly sound and stable enough to handle these without a worry.

    Overall, I am impressed...Read complete review

    I got this to use with my Panasonic Lumix LX3 and Nikon D80. It is perfectly sound and stable enough to handle these without a worry.

    Overall, I am impressed with the legs but less so with the head. The legs have 3 sections. The lowest expands just by pulling it out until it locks with a spring-loaded stop, and the middle expands with a twist lock mechanism built into the leg. It has good rubber feet and aluminum legs and feels very sturdy. I like that the legs (the middle section only) can be adjusted to different lengths. The center column has a suction cup on the bottom. I take it that you can lower this to your 'ground' surface for extra stability. Okay....

    The head is less impressive. I like that it has a level, and I like that it IS a 3-way pan. It feels very plasticy, tho. THe cork surface where the camera connects is pretty chincy. The real problem is that the locks on all three of the pan directions are sticky, making panning jerky. Either they are too loose or too tight for 10 degrees of pan, then WAY too loose for the next 20 degrees.... Not a big problem for still photos, but if you were doing to put a digital camcorder on it, panning smoothly would be a challenge.

    I don't expect 'pro' quality smooth action on an inexpensive piece like this, so take this critique in context. I think it's a good tripod, and a great value, but if smooth panning is important you might look elsewhere. I think the build quality of the Giottos QU 100 is genrally superior.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Panning is not good

    It's easy enough to point ANY tabletop tripod where you want it -- you obviously don't need a panhead for that -- so my only reason for buying this tripod was to use it...Read complete review

    It's easy enough to point ANY tabletop tripod where you want it -- you obviously don't need a panhead for that -- so my only reason for buying this tripod was to use it for videos with panning. This panhead sticks both horizontally and vertically, which causes the panning to start with a jerk that looks bad in the video. At this price, I wasn't expecting (and don't need) professional quality, but I was certainly hoping for better than this. It's not a bad tripod otherwise, but if you don't need panning you might as well get one with a ballhead, and if you do need panning, you'll be disappointed with this one.

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    5.0

    I love it!

    By Bernard

    from Linden, NJ

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Home
      • Landscape Photography
      • Macro Photography
      • Traveling

      Comments about Sunpak Mini Pro Plus Tripod with 3 Way Panhead:

      This is a great little tripod for low angle shots. Especially if you have a swivel screen like with a Canon 70D.

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      5.0

      works great

      By carlc

      from Fort Lauderdale, FL

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • At The Range

        Comments about Sunpak Mini Pro Plus Tripod with 3 Way Panhead:

        Bought this product to support a light-weight spotting scope. It works great.

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        • No

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        3.0

        MINI TRIPOD

        By BUGSY

        from Montreal

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Weak Construction

          Best Uses

          • Travel
          • Video

          Comments about Sunpak Mini Pro Plus Tripod with 3 Way Panhead:

          NICE LITTLE TRIPOD BUT IT WILL BETTER IF IT HAS A LOCKING LEGS THAT'S THE WEAK POINT WHEN YOU OPENING AT THE MAXIMUN ANGLE NO STABLE IF YOU WANT MAKE A LITTLE FILM YOU NEED TO HOLDER OTHERWISE IT GONNA MOVE

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          5.0

          Handy and Sturdy for the Money

          By Steve Berger Photographic

          from Cincinnati, Ohio

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Folds Small
          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Portraits
            • Travel

            Comments about Sunpak Mini Pro Plus Tripod with 3 Way Panhead:

            3way panhead and very sturdy with a bubble level. I use this tripod with a point-and-shoot, and can use my Nikon D7100 with a medium zoom lens. Works great for my needs.

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            5.0

            Great for the Price

            By Steve Berger Photographic

            from Cincinnati, Ohio

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots
              • Portraits
              • Product
              • Travel

              Comments about Sunpak Mini Pro Plus Tripod with 3 Way Panhead:

              The ad doesn't say it, but according to the packaging it will hold 2.2lbs, extends to 12.2" and minimum folded length is 7.9" and weighs 14.9oz.

              For a minitiature 3 way tripod its just what I looking for. The legs do not lock at that base under the head, and move independently. but once positioned there is little movement and is very secure. It holds my camera a from point-and-shoot to DSLR's with a mdeium zoom lens. Also includes a bubble level.

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              5.0

              Great little tripod!

              By Brian of The Legacy Project

              from Knoxville TN

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Folds Small
              • Lightweight
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sunpak Mini Pro Plus Tripod with 3 Way Panhead:

                  I was skeptical since this was only $ but this tripod works exactly like I need it to. It even has a handy level to help me get a good shot.

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                  4.0

                  Great Compact Tripod

                  By DogsCount

                  from Holland, PA

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sunpak Mini Pro Plus Tripod with 3 Way Panhead:

                      great little durable compact tripod.

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                      4.0

                      Good but bulky

                      By G

                      from Fresh Meadows, NY

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Sunpak Mini Pro Plus Tripod with 3 Way Panhead:

                          I use this tripod to record live audio gigs as well as to mount my iPhone5 (mount I purchased separately). It is great in its expandability, but I think it could have been engineered just a slight better. I find myself fidgeting with one of the legs to get it to hold just right. Its weaker than the others, but the tripod has never tipped over and none of the legs have ever collapsed when in use. The handle is good for using with camera and audio recording, but adds to the bulk if on a desk. But I love the ability to movie the device in any direction I like.
                          Overall it is great sturdy and handy. For the price, it's great

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                          5.0

                          Sunpak MiniPRO Plus Tripod

                          By none

                          from Florida

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Sunpak Mini Pro Plus Tripod with 3 Way Panhead:

                                I was surprised by the quality and stabilty for its price.
                                I use it for getting macro shots of things (like the tiny flowers on weeds) in the lawn. It supports not only my camera - but also a focusing rail.

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                                4.0

                                Good

                                By SamSam

                                from Norwalk CT

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Folds Small

                                Cons

                                • Weak Construction

                                Best Uses

                                • Stabilization

                                Comments about Sunpak Mini Pro Plus Tripod with 3 Way Panhead:

                                Easy to use, convenient and strong little tripod. The only reason im giving it a 4 and not a 5 is because the legs move around and sometimes it can lose stability.

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                                5.0

                                Very Nice. No Complaints

                                By JerryFoto

                                from Catskill Mts, NY

                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Strong Construction
                                • Widely Compatible Adapter

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Sunpak Mini Pro Plus Tripod with 3 Way Panhead:

                                    I have had this tripod for years, and it has never let me down. I weighs almost nothing, folds into a small size, is very fast to setup, and is sturdy.

                                    I like the fact that it does not use a separate release plate for the camera because it seems like every tripod in the world uses a different plate.

                                    Unlike another reviewer, I found the movement of the head, both panning and up/down, to be silky smooth.

                                    This tripod is an extremely good deal for the price.

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                                    4.0

                                    Small but handy

                                    By brunzie

                                    from Moline, Illinois

                                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Sunpak Mini Pro Plus Tripod with 3 Way Panhead:

                                        I use it for macro tabletop photography....It holds my Canon DSLR and 100 mm macro lens adequately allowing low angles. Built pretty well and very inexpensive. Good value

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                                        5.0

                                        Good value

                                        By Jeff

                                        from Warren Michigan

                                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Strong Construction
                                        • Widely Compatible Adapter

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Shooting

                                          Comments about Sunpak Mini Pro Plus Tripod with 3 Way Panhead:

                                          Bought for use with 20x60 spotting scope. Works well so far.

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                                          5.0

                                          Excellent MiniTripod

                                          By miguelfido

                                          from guadalajara

                                          About Me Professional Guide

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Good Padding
                                          • Strong Construction

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Bright Conditions
                                            • Travel

                                            Comments about Sunpak Mini Pro Plus Tripod with 3 Way Panhead:

                                            Good minitripod, easy to use ........

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Great as a tripod or hand stabilizer

                                            By jalr

                                            from Austin, TX

                                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Stabilizer
                                            • Strong Construction
                                            • Widely Compatible Adapter

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Travel

                                              Comments about Sunpak Mini Pro Plus Tripod with 3 Way Panhead:

                                              Mainly got for traveling and for table top use at home. It's very sturdy and compact. I also use it as a stabilizer for my 60d. not quite as effective as a glidecam but a lot cheaper.

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                                              4.0

                                              All I need

                                              By SANTOMAX

                                              from Latina, ITALY

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Good Stability
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                                • Night Shots
                                                • Travel

                                                Comments about Sunpak Mini Pro Plus Tripod with 3 Way Panhead:

                                                It's simple, little ad useful

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                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                Good for the money

                                                By The Same Guy

                                                from Detroit area

                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Folds Small
                                                • Lightweight

                                                Cons

                                                • Weak Construction

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Home

                                                Comments about Sunpak Mini Pro Plus Tripod with 3 Way Panhead:

                                                I also have a Slik Mini-Pro III Tripod with Ball Head which I think is a lot better but double the price.
                                                I still think that is a good tripod for small point and shoot cam.

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                                                5.0

                                                Great Quality Portable Tripod

                                                By GMAN

                                                from Deridder , LA

                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                Verified Reviewer

                                                Pros

                                                • Folds Small
                                                • Good Stability
                                                • Great Construction
                                                • Lightweight
                                                • Unfolds Quickly

                                                Cons

                                                • None

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Home
                                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                                • Portraits
                                                • Travel
                                                • Video
                                                • Wildlife

                                                Comments about Sunpak Mini Pro Plus Tripod with 3 Way Panhead:

                                                This is a great quality portable tripod I use it on my desk to hold my Kodak Zi8 Video Pocket Camera to make my YouTube videos. If you're looking for a quality small desk top or portable tripod this is the tripod for you believe me you won't be disappointed.

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                                                2.0

                                                Panning is not good

                                                By RogerD

                                                from Colorado Springs

                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Good Stability
                                                • Lightweight
                                                • Unfolds Quickly

                                                Cons

                                                • Poor panning

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Sunpak Mini Pro Plus Tripod with 3 Way Panhead:

                                                  It's easy enough to point ANY tabletop tripod where you want it -- you obviously don't need a panhead for that -- so my only reason for buying this tripod was to use it for videos with panning. This panhead sticks both horizontally and vertically, which causes the panning to start with a jerk that looks bad in the video. At this price, I wasn't expecting (and don't need) professional quality, but I was certainly hoping for better than this. It's not a bad tripod otherwise, but if you don't need panning you might as well get one with a ballhead, and if you do need panning, you'll be disappointed with this one.

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                                                  • No

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Surprisingly good

                                                  By Jason

                                                  from TX

                                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Good Stability
                                                  • Lightweight

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Travel

                                                    Comments about Sunpak Mini Pro Plus Tripod with 3 Way Panhead:

                                                    I use this with my camera when I'm traveling light, and for a directional wifi antenna with my computer. It obviously can't hold much weight, the number they give is pretty accurate, but the legs extend farther than I expected and it's fairly stable. I got it only a couple weeks ago so can't say much about it's survivability, but so far so good and I think it'll hold up well.

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