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Slik Lighty Pod III 5-Section Monopod with Mini Ballhead - Supports 6.6 lbs (3 kg)

You Pay: $44.95

The Slik Lighty Pod III is a 5 section monopod that features a compact ballhead for quick and smooth position changes, plus easy operating flip lock leg levers. Its grooved design prevents leg rotation while locking and unlocking. A heavy-duty wrist strap ensures a secure grip.

Top leg diameter of 26.8mm
Maximum Height 63.4" (161 cm)
Folded Length 20.9" (53 cm)
Load Capacity 6.6 lb (3 kg)
Sections 5
Leg Lock Type Flip levers
Male Thread Size 1/4"-20
Weight 1.00 lb (460 g)
Slik Lighty Pod III 5-Section Monopod with Mini Ballhead - Supports 6.6 lbs (3 kg)
  • 3-Year Warranty
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    SlikLighty Pod III
     
    4.7

    (based on 35 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (24)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (33)
    • Compact (29)
    • Opens quickly (29)
    • Strong construction (29)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (22)
      • Landscape/scenery (19)
      • Sports/action (18)
      • Wildlife (11)
      • Night shots (9)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (15), Casual photographer (8), Semi-pro photographer (8)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (20)

      Reviewed by 35 customers

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      4.0

      Nice

      By Caylee

      from Texas

      Comments about Slik Lighty Pod III:

      Seems sturdy and of good quality. Affordable as well.

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      5.0

      Great Vaule

      By GAN

      from Michigan now

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Opens Quickly
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Slik Lighty Pod III:

      Light & compact and easy to use.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Very good pod

      By Lafaaier

      from Austin, TX

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Opens Quickly
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Slik Lighty Pod III:

        Very convenient and easy to use. If you have a heavy lens like EOS 70-200 L2.8/F, this pod could reduce a lot of labor.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent buy

        By Jon

        from boulder co

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight
        • Opens Quickly
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Slik Lighty Pod III:

            Just got back from 1st trip where I used Lighty Pod III. Enjoyed everything about it - light weight, easy operation, very functional ball head. Great value compared to other monopods that usually don't offer carbon fiber construction or versatility of ball head at such a low price.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Light, small and solid!

            By 3musketeers

            from CA

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Lightweight
            • Opens Quickly
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Portraits
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Slik Lighty Pod III:

              I use this at all sporting events for my kids. I works great in both, video recording and taking photos. It's very compact, light, sturdy and the full length is perfect when you are in the stand. I can just hold up with one hand recording over the fans when they are standing and cheering.
              The price is just right if you can get with a discount.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Good value

              By Bob

              from Texas

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Lightweight
              • Opens Quickly
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Night Shots
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Slik Lighty Pod III:

                For canon 7D. easy to move locations, light and sturdy.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Exceptional Value

                By exurbanite

                from Southwest

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Opens Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Slik Lighty Pod III:

                  Ball has a nice firm hold. Light, but solid support. High quality for a reasonable price.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Compact Lightweight Sturdy

                  By LD

                  from Alameda

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Lightweight
                  • Opens Quickly
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Video
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Slik Lighty Pod III:

                    Very useful. Packs easily in the equipment bag for spontaneous or planned shooting, both still and video. Easy to set up and close. Multi-purpose as a steady shot platform, probe or walking stick. Compact, lightweight and sturdy.

                    Ideally suited for rough, uneven outdoor terrain. Completely collapsed, it can be used for impromptu shots from a seated, ground position.

                    Flip locks are a welcome feature over twist locks for these aging hands.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    I would buy this product again

                    By Valeriano Barbara

                    from Dominican republic

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Slik Lighty Pod III:

                      I like it.
                      Easy to use, light and strong. The only thing I don't like are the plastic speed release leg locks, should be made of metal like the tilt lock knob.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Nice Monopod

                      By Jongalt26

                      from philadelphia, pa

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Lightweight
                      • Opens Quickly
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Slik Lighty Pod III:

                        I gave this a 4 star review because I don't love the 4 latches. I would prefer to have twist locks however it may not be as secure.
                        Overall this is an excellent price conscious monopod. I do highly recommend it.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Sturdy and Functional - Best Value

                        By FastMikey

                        from Eagan, MN

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Opens Quickly
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Night Shots
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Slik Lighty Pod III:

                          Unless you need a more compact staff to fit in traveling bags, this is the monopod to use. Sturdy, practical section clamps and good rigidity combined with practical weight make this my favorite easily-carried camera support when a tripod seems "too much."

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          When Three Legs Are Too Many

                          By WayneF

                          from Chino, CA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Lightweight
                          • Opens Quickly
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night Shots
                            • Sports/Action

                            Comments about Slik Lighty Pod III:

                            I am confined to a wheel chair and using a tripod can be a real pain because with all three legs splayed, I cannot get the chair close enough to the tripod so that I can see through the view finder. The monopod now serves as the platform for helping keep my camera steady while firing off a clip of three brackets. This also means less weight for my camera assistant to lug around.

                            The ball head is also very useful.

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                            • No

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                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            This product was exactly what I wanted

                            By Vince

                            from Greenville, Texas

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Lightweight
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Sports/Action

                              Comments about Slik Lighty Pod III:

                              I film my daughter's basketball games from the stands.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Good value

                              By Sam

                              from Marietta, GA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Lightweight
                              • Opens Quickly
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                              • Thin bottom section

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Slik Lighty Pod III:

                              For the price, this Slik monopod with built-in ballhead is great. Build quality is solid - the locking sections don't budge. The ball head adjusts and locks with ease. Only concern is the final leg section at the bottom, seems kind of skinny, so I leave it retracted inside the next.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Good stick, ballhead not so much

                              By Action Remembered

                              from Middletown, NJ

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Lightweight
                              • Opens Quickly

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Sports/Action

                                Comments about Slik Lighty Pod III:

                                I use it on the sidelines of sports games and really like that it is light and compact. Not so sure if I like the ballhead, holds up fine, but without bubble levels, hard to know that it is locked on straight. Love the section locks, eacy to unlock and lock the sections, and they lock securely

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Stability and portability!

                                By Eagle Eye Jim

                                from Mustang, OK

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Lightweight
                                • Opens Quickly
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Travel
                                  • Video
                                  • Wildlife

                                  Comments about Slik Lighty Pod III:

                                  One of the best items I've ever bought. It gives me the stability I was looking for, but also the portability I need. Although I bought it and it was not a gift, it certainly seems like one, because it is great! I use it sitting down, standing up and moving around it acts as a stabilizer. What more could I ask for in a product?

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                                  • No

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                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  A Great Monopod

                                  By The Bone

                                  from Gilbertsville, PA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Opens Quickly
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Night Shots
                                    • Sports/Action

                                    Comments about Slik Lighty Pod III:

                                    I shoot high school marching band performances, mostly at night, so a monopod was a must. The Lighty Pod allows me to shoot vertically and zoom in on individuals. The ballhead was the feature that sold me and it holds firmly. I use a Nikon D40 with battery pack and 55 to 200 zoom (no VR).
                                    Look forward to using it with longer focal lenghts. Height is also good for my 6' tall body.

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Why did I wait so long to buy this?

                                    By Snickers

                                    from Nashua, NH

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Opens Quickly
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Sports/Action
                                      • Travel
                                      • Video

                                      Comments about Slik Lighty Pod III:

                                      Use it to keep my FZ35 steady while filming music sessions and other videos. Great for holding above the crowd to get a shot from a different angle or without people/obstructions in it. I've used it to get a shot out over a canyon. Try attaching to post by a bungee cord to take a self-timed photo.

                                      Great: Lightweight - fits in a small suitcase; Height adjustment is anywhere between 20in and 63in - plus your own height if holding over your head; Price

                                      Not so great: No quick release on camera attachment

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                                      • No

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                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Great product

                                      By HazelEyes

                                      from Nashville, TN

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Opens Quickly
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Travel
                                        • Video
                                        • Wildlife

                                        Comments about Slik Lighty Pod III:

                                        I love my pod! I learned about monopods at the very last minute before my trip so I did not get to do a lot of research before I bought this. I am very picky about the quality of an item and figured I would probably end up buying a better one at a later date.

                                        I am extremely pleased with the quality and functionality of this monopod. I am 5'9 so I wanted something that would not require me to hunker over while trying to take a picture. Fully extended this comes just above eye level then add the camera on top. Then I needed a swivel for those vertical pictures.

                                        Let me just say that my vertical pictures of geysers taken in high speed burst are incredible!

                                        I have a Panasonic Lumix so this monopod is more than capable of handling the weight.
                                        If you have a SLR, this will accommodate your needs weight wise but you should check on the diameter needed to attach it. It has a 1/4 inch screw.

                                        Let me mention the other pods that say they are made of better metals or whatever.
                                        After using this monopod, I can't see what the need would be to get something that claims it is made of better material. SLIK, in my opinion, has produced the best product with the height, swivel and quality.

                                        Also, in case you are wondering, I took this as a carry-on on the airplane with no problem.
                                        I called TSA after reading that pool cues were not allowed.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        It makes a difference!

                                        By cd

                                        from Tampa, Fl

                                        About Me Casual Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Opens Quickly
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Night Shots
                                          • Portraits
                                          • Sports/Action
                                          • Travel
                                          • Wildlife

                                          Comments about Slik Lighty Pod III:

                                          Easy adjustment, just the right height, no matter what height you are. Worked perfectly in the Land Rover in Kenya and the sight seeing boat in Amsterdam.

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                                          • No

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