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Slik Mini Pro III Tripod with Ball Head

You Pay: $29.95
Product Highlights
  • Maximum Height: 8.46"
  • Minimum Height: 5.78"
  • Load Capacity: 2.75 lb
  • Weight: 11.64 oz

This sturdy mini tripod comes supplied with a compact ballhead which allows the camera to be positioned at almost any angle. For vertical photos, the camera platform can be tilted 90 degree in any direction.

With Slik's unique and patented engineering, plus a remarkably wide selection of tripods, it is easy to choose just the right one to hold your camera steady at any angle, on virtually any terrain, for applications indoors or out.

Maximum Height 8.46" (215mm)
Minimum Height 5.78" (147mm)
Folded Length 7.8" (198mm)
Load Capacity 2.75 lb (1.24 kg)
Leg Sections 2
Leg Lock Type Twist lock
Independent Leg Spread No
Center Column Sections 1
Center Column Type Sliding
Center Brace No
Spiked Feet No
Head Type Ball
Head Mount Thread Size Head is not interchangeable
Weight 11.64 oz (330g)
Specialties Has suction cup at bottom of center column for extra stability
Slik Mini Pro III Tripod with Ball Head
  • With pouch case
  • 3-Year Warranty
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    SlikMini Pro III Tripod with Ball Head
     
    4.7

    (based on 57 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (41)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (41)
    • Stable (40)
    • Folds away (36)
    • Unfolds quickly (31)
    • Easy to use (6)

    Cons

    • Unstable (3)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (38)
    • Landscape/scenery (25)
    • Night shots (20)
    • Home (19)
    • Portraits (14)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (23), Semi-pro photographer (10), Casual photographer (8), Casual/ recreational (4), Pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (29)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice Little Tripod

    Overall, I think this is a nice product. Its construction is good and its size allows it to be carried almost anywhere. I have used it with my 40D and ef-s 60mm Macro...Read complete review

    Overall, I think this is a nice product. Its construction is good and its size allows it to be carried almost anywhere. I have used it with my 40D and ef-s 60mm Macro to shoot photos in my garden and also as a table top tripod. It also works well as a light stand when used to hold a Speedlite for background fill flash. So far the only thing I've noticed is that if you have the camera mounted to the tripod in the vertical position, the camera will slowly start to creep due to the weight, but I wouldn't think that would be a problem with a smaller DSLR or point and shoot. This is a handy little gadget that opens up numerous possiblities.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Only for small cameras

    This tripod is good and steady but I tried using it on a DSLR, and it works...but not very well.

    It's really intended for point and shoot or small...Read complete review

    This tripod is good and steady but I tried using it on a DSLR, and it works...but not very well.

    It's really intended for point and shoot or small DSLR with a short lens like a Canon Rebel with a 28 mm

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    4.0

    Decent product for the price

    By Photo D

    from Las Vegas, NV

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Folds Small
    • Inexpensive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Slik Mini Pro III Tripod with Ball Head:

      I bought this small tripod for a small point & shoot camera. Can't beat the price, and it does the job.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Perfect for my needs!

      By AndyH44

      from Coarsegold, CA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Macro
        • Night Shots

        Comments about Slik Mini Pro III Tripod with Ball Head:

        Very sturdy and easy to maneuver the ball head to most any position. Great for my Nikon CoolPix 120 for macro shots.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Sturdy table tripod

        By Stan462

        from California

        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 Slik Mini Pro III Tripod with Ball Head:

          I bought this for a spotting scope. It is sturdy and works well.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Need a lamp base?

          By Michael

          from Owasso, Ok

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Firmly
          • Good Stability

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Portraits
            • Video
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Slik Mini Pro III Tripod with Ball Head:

            I use this not only for photography but to attach to stage lighting lamps as indoor home lamps to reflect a photography and movie themed dwelling space.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Nice option for the price

            By Mikal

            from Virginia

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Firmly

            Cons

            • Unstable

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Travel
            • Video

            Comments about Slik Mini Pro III Tripod with Ball Head:

            I wanted a small tripod that was light weight for my bag. I use it with a Canon 60D DSLR and if you set it up right it is pretty stable. Naturally it is not as functional as my full-size tripod but this is a great option for a camera bag.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Small But Strong

            By Tim V.

            from Kansas city

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Astrophotography
              • Travel

              Comments about Slik Mini Pro III Tripod with Ball Head:

              Works great for my dslr with a 70-300 lens attached. The head is very simple but has all the adjustment range you need. I will also look to this brand for a full size unit. Definiteley a smart buy.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Mini Pro III -a versitle companion.

              By Hiker

              from Portland OR

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Strong Construction
              • Versitle

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Slik Mini Pro III Tripod with Ball Head:

                This little tripod allows me to support my DSLR when all I need is to level the camera. It works great for a pinch when I am traveling and do not want to bother with carrying my large tripod.

                The suction cup at the bottom works great on both glass and wood countertops. The short adjustment capability given in the legs allows just enough to level a camera on most situations.

                I recommend anyone who is thinking about getting a robust small tripod to choose this one.

                I liked this so much, I gave one to my brother-in-law. It is a great accessory to a camera bag.

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                • Yes

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                4.0

                Get it & throw it in the bag!

                By Photodog

                from New Kensington, PA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Strong Construction
                • Very stable for size

                Cons

                • Suction cup can separate

                Best Uses

                • Informal low-light
                • Travel

                Comments about Slik Mini Pro III Tripod with Ball Head:

                I bought this to use primarily with my Sony NEX-5N and possibly my HDR-PJ10 Handycam. Great concept. The central brace suction cup truly adds stability and the leg adjustments are easily made for uneven surfaces. The overall size (collapsed), makes it easy to throw in the bag with the 5N, extra lenses and the Handycam.

                Just make sure that you slip a fingernail or credit card under the suction cup before removing the unit from the surface. I kept pulling it free and had the cup come loose from the post. I pushed it back in place & it seems to be functioning.

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                5.0

                It's just the right size!

                By dhenry

                from Paris

                About Me Professional Guide

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Padding
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Astronomy
                  • Astrophotography
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Slik Mini Pro III Tripod with Ball Head:

                  If this tripod were smaller it wouldn't be any use with a camera and lense that weigh two pounds; any bigger and you wouldn't be able to put it against your chest and take sharp pictures hand-held at a 1/4 of a second. The ball and socket head make it the best version of Slik's tripods at that size...

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                  5.0

                  Amazing product.

                  By AliceSheng

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about Slik Mini Pro III Tripod with Ball Head:

                    Strong and sturdy but lightweight, this is the perfect mini tripod. It's easy to use and fit's well in my camera bookbag. Honestly, if my pocket's were larger then it would most likely fit in it too. It sits well on all surfaces I've tried it on so far: street chairs, tables, floors, etc. I am very pleased with this product, and would buy it again if something were to happen to my current mini-tripod.

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                    5.0

                    As Good As Alway

                    By Tony

                    from Brooklyn

                    About Me Avid Adventurer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel

                      Comments about Slik Mini Pro III Tripod with Ball Head:

                      This is my second slik product, my first one is the Pro 713 which already discontinued, this mini one is soild and light, and the head ball design is perfect use for point and shoot cameras. It's a happy partner of my Leica D-Lux5. Go for it!

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                      5.0

                      great and easy to use

                      By lsimons

                      from Boynton Beach, Fl.

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Small and light

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Close up
                        • Macro
                        • Night Photography

                        Comments about Slik Mini Pro III Tripod with Ball Head:

                        great for macro and close up (food)on table photography, is very light to be carry in the bag, great for low light pictures, inexpensive item.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        handy in a pinch

                        By wasuck

                        from burlington, vt

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Folds Small
                        • Good Stability
                        • Lightweight
                        • Unfolds Quickly

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Slik Mini Pro III Tripod with Ball Head:

                          i actually bought this one for a friend. i already own one myself and it's helped me out quite a bit. fits in my bag super easily and still sturdy enough to hold a dslr in a pinch.

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                          4.0

                          Holds my d7000 with sb600 no problem.

                          By MDK

                          from Atlanta, Ga

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Folds Small
                          • Good Stability

                          Cons

                          • Portraits Not As Stable

                          Best Uses

                          • Night Shots
                          • Travel
                          • Walk Around Tripod

                          Comments about Slik Mini Pro III Tripod with Ball Head:

                          It's defiantly more stable than the bendable tripods. And it fits in my Tamrac Explorer 2 bag.

                          Portrait is not as stable but gets the job done.

                          For the price its an A+. I just wish it had a quick release. But then it might not fit in my bag.

                          P.S. Put one leg in the direction of the lens.

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                          5.0

                          Outstanding for my uses.

                          By woodfluter

                          from Atlanta, GA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Pros

                          • Folds Small
                          • Good Stability
                          • Unfolds Quickly

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Portraits
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Slik Mini Pro III Tripod with Ball Head:

                            Most comments seem to assume that you'll be using this as a tabletop tripod per se. Yes, it works fine for that with smaller cameras. But mostly I've used it for other things:

                            - Support for a heavy DSLR (Nikon D700) braced against a wall, tree, car, or against my chest (while holding onto the camera!).
                            - With another mini ball head extension, as chest pod support for 8x or 10x binoculars, either in the wild or distant seats at theater or concert.
                            - Sometimes, as above with 20x spotting scope.

                            Yes, if you don't tighten the center support or the ballhead sufficiently, it will creep. So don't do that! I've had this for maybe 10 years or more, and it's still as good as new - after using quite a bit of force to set it.

                            In short, great value and tougher that it looks.

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                            5.0

                            Perfect for what I needed.

                            By jmlegs

                            from Indian Trail, NC

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Folds Small
                            • Good Stability
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Slik Mini Pro III Tripod with Ball Head:

                                Great for Macro shooting.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Portable & practical mini-tripod

                                By Steve

                                from Bozeman Montana

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Folds Small
                                • Good Stability
                                • Lightweight
                                • Solidly built
                                • Unfolds Quickly

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Night Shots
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Slik Mini Pro III Tripod with Ball Head:

                                  I will be primarily using this tripod this summer with: 1) a T2i coupled with a 100L macro lens for flowering pics, and 2) an S95 for travel and work-related photography. The tripod balances nicely with the T2i and a smaller lens - the portable size will make it ideal for backpacking. I will also use it carefully with a 70-200L f4 lens on the T2i - one will simply need to be careful with the balance on this setup, since it's pushing the limits of what the tripod can manage. After a week or two of use, the tripod's ball head appears solidly built and easy to adjust. This tripod seems to be a winner!

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                                  5.0

                                  Mighty Mini

                                  By Jonny Rotten

                                  from Phoenix, AZ

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Folds Small
                                  • Good Stability
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Unfolds Quickly

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Video

                                    Comments about Slik Mini Pro III Tripod with Ball Head:

                                    Excellent product, easy to set-up and stays where it needs to stay. Overall,small stature but big on dependability.

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    I would buy this product again and again

                                    By Eunice

                                    from Los Angeles, CA

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Good Stability

                                    Cons

                                    • Weak Construction

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Slik Mini Pro III Tripod with Ball Head:

                                    Things that are great for me not too heavy

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                                    • No

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                                    3.0

                                    Only for small cameras

                                    By James Hazelwood

                                    from Rhode Island

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Folds Small
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Unstable

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Slik Mini Pro III Tripod with Ball Head:

                                    This tripod is good and steady but I tried using it on a DSLR, and it works...but not very well.

                                    It's really intended for point and shoot or small DSLR with a short lens like a Canon Rebel with a 28 mm

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                                    • No

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