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Slik Sprint Pro II GM Tripod with Ballhead - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg) - Gunmetal

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Photographers seeking a moderately priced camera support for a point and shoot or compact SLR camera should consider the Slik Sprint Pro II GM Tripod with Ballhead. It is a simple, portable support that is quick to deploy and take down wherever one needs a stable shooting platform.

The Sprint Pro includes an aluminum ballhead that can be upgraded at a later date for a different style or more heavy-duty head.

Easy to use SLIK speed release leg locks
Maximum height of 64 inches reaches eye level for most users
3 adjustable angles positions legs on uneven ground or steps
Maximum upper leg diameter of 20mm
General
Load Capacity 4.5 lbs (2kg)
Maximum Height 63.6" (161.5cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 51.6" (131.5cm)
Minimum Height 6.7" (17.7cm)
Folded Length 18.5" (47cm)
Leveling Bubble/Illuminated No
Weight 2.07 lbs (940g)
Head
Head Type Ball
Quick Release Yes
Head Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20
Legs
Material Aluminum
Head Attachment Fitting Not specified by manufacturer
Leg Stages/Sections 3/4
Leg Lock Type Flip
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet No
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Rapid
Center Column Sections 2
Slik Sprint Pro II GM Tripod with Ballhead - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg) - Gunmetal
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    SlikSprint Pro II GM Tripod with Ballhead - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg) - Gunmetal
     
    4.4

    (based on 74 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (34)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (37)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (42)
    • Lightweight (38)
    • Large range of motion (25)
    • Attaches firmly (24)
    • Folds away (21)

    Cons

    • Unstable (4)
    • Weak clamp (3)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (56)
    • Landscape/scenery (47)
    • Night shots (40)
    • Portraits (23)
    • Wildlife (23)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (41), Semi-pro photographer (17), Casual photographer (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (42), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    AWESOME TRIPOD FOR SLR

    SO.... i recently just bought a canon t1i... and hasve been doing my research, frantically looking for a GREAT yet CHEAP tripod to support my newest baby. all the other...Read complete review

    SO.... i recently just bought a canon t1i... and hasve been doing my research, frantically looking for a GREAT yet CHEAP tripod to support my newest baby. all the other tripods that were below the price range, had average reviews.. and there would always be a couple people whose pieces would fall apart, quick release plates come off unexpectedly... and i even saw a couple where a persons SLR fell off along with the quick release plate( phew)... so i found this baby! totally perfect! not to mention it has a very adequate height when its fully extended, and is VERY compact when folded. and ITS sturdy. the ballhead quality and the build of the legs will not let you down.
    IF YOURE looking for a tripod as an ameatuer or semi-pro, with an SLR, that wants someone lightweight to travel with.. GET THIS! you don't need a heavy studio tripod. this tripod feels just as sturdy. =]

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    Preferred older model

    Overall quite nice and well made but a little longer when collapsed than prior Slik compact model, but it does give you more height. Do not like the quick release camera plate since it...Read complete review

    Overall quite nice and well made but a little longer when collapsed than prior Slik compact model, but it does give you more height. Do not like the quick release camera plate since it must be very tight on the camera to avoid shake and is then difficult to take off and put back on the camera and therefore when not using the tripod I'm reluctant to take it off. The camera plate makes the camera unstable when on a flat surface. It does take some time to put the quick release plate on perfectly square. I would prefer to screw the ballhead on and off the camera (their old model)without worrying about the quick release camera plate, particularly since I often change to a minitripod which requires that I take the plate off.

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    4.0

    Great lightweight backpacking tripod

    By na

    from Tucson Arizona

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Slik Sprint Pro II GM Tripod with Ballhead - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg) - Gunmetal:

        Backpacking hunting deep into the mountains to find coues whitetail deer is a common activity in the Southern Arizona. The serious hunters will use optics to locate these secretive deer. The use of a tripod and high magnification binoculars is common practice. The tripod and binoculars can add a great deal of weight. We are always looking for ways to lighten the load. The Slick Pro II GM tripod is light yet sturdy enough for the job. The ball head was removed to use a Oben BE-108T Ball Head. The modified package works great even with the heavy 15 x 56 Swarovski binoculars.

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        4.0

        Good travel tripod

        By Tx Photographer

        from Austin, Tx

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gardens
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Slik Sprint Pro II GM Tripod with Ballhead - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg) - Gunmetal:

          Needed lightweight compact tripod for hiking, etc., without breaking the bank. Got the ballhead because my other tripod is pan & tilt. It was easy to open and close. Fits on my backpack when not in use. Gets camera very low to the ground when needed which I cannot do with my other tripod. Had to tighten the knob very tight when using my DSLR with zoom lens (just over 3 lbs total weight) in the portrait position but otherwise it worked well.

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          4.0

          Money well spent, unless

          By dhovell

          from Annapolis, MD

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about Slik Sprint Pro II GM Tripod with Ballhead - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg) - Gunmetal:

            This is a fine light duty tripod, well constructed and for the price probably worth the money. You will not be panning and tilting while rolling video! For Locked down shots, sure. And you may have to use your WiFi link to trip you shutter for long exposures, but you will at least have a tripod with you, as opposed to not having a tripod with you.

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            4.0

            I would buy another one good value

            By CJ

            from Loveland CO

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel

              Comments about Slik Sprint Pro II GM Tripod with Ballhead - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg) - Gunmetal:

              Very convenient to deploy. I use it with my new Nikon DF with short prime glass and my 24-85. It is usable with my 70-200 2.8 but great care must be taken and keep a low center of gravity with one of the legs front and center under the glass. Good for general shooting, landscapes, and portraits. It is much lighter than expected and fits perfect on my backpack. The only negative aspect is the black paint immediately chipped off of the quick release where it connects to the tripod and the release lever - no big deal. I also had a little trouble in high wind (20-30 mph) with movement but that is no surprise, use a bigger tripod.

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              4.0

              Light and sturdy

              By Lou

              from MIami

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Watch The Weight Of Camer

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Slik Sprint Pro II GM Tripod with Ballhead - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg) - Gunmetal:

              I researched the purchase and was torn between this one and a heavier more expensive one as I was afraid this one may be "too cheap". I find it sturdy and light enough that I can put it on my back with my other equipment and go. Later I can upgrade to a bigger one if my needs change and I will always have this one for travelling or hiking. The legs extend and collapse well, the ball head is easy to use and gives good range . The attachment lever seems sturdy enough. I think this is a good value for the occasional user (amateur) like me and for someone who wants a tripod that is light and packable.

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              5.0

              Nice, light, quick setup, quick breakdow

              By Kid Riemer

              from Robbinsdale, Minnesota

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Folds Small
              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel

                Comments about Slik Sprint Pro II GM Tripod with Ballhead - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg) - Gunmetal:

                I picked this up before a bikepacking trip where I would be making a short DSLR film. Needed something small and lightweight, that I access quickly from the side of my back. It performed extremely well on that trip. The ability to remove the center column to get low to the ground is really valuable. I actually keep the center column removed, but bring it along, as I rarely find myself needing the extra height.

                While I haven't had it long, thus far I'm extremely pleased with the product.

                One note: keep an eye on the camera mount plate as it will loosen up over time. Just tighten it back up. Not really a problem.

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                4.0

                Light and Versitile

                By Daylight

                from Juneau, AK

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Folds Small
                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Shots
                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Slik Sprint Pro II GM Tripod with Ballhead - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg) - Gunmetal:

                  This tripod is just what I've been looking for to travel with and use with my bridge camera. I like the fact that it is high enough for me (I am 5'4") to look through my viewfinder without bending over. It is very light but seems sturdy. I need to use it more before I can decide whether the ball head is sturdy enough.

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                  5.0

                  great inexpensive tripod

                  By jessiesue

                  from New York

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Unfolds Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Slik Sprint Pro II GM Tripod with Ballhead - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg) - Gunmetal:

                    This is a fairly lightweight tripod that is light enough to hike with, but sturdy enough to function well. It an inexpensive, good quality tripod. I mostly will use it when traveling or hiking. Maneuverable and easy to use.

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                    5.0

                    Sturdy, simple

                    By DDavis

                    from Texas

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Able To Support 20 Lbs
                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight
                    • Very Rugged

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Slik Sprint Pro II GM Tripod with Ballhead - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg) - Gunmetal:

                        I recently bought this tripod for my wife's DSLR, because I already owned one. The reason I bought a second one of these is because mine has held up to WAY more abuse than it was intended to. I use it to support a 13 lb. rifle. A small company called PRS sells this tripod with a rifle cradle because they found it to be the most rugged and lightweight for the money. Mine gets strapped to my pack wherever I go and has had many shots fired off of it, both through rifles and cameras. It has never failed me.

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                        5.0

                        Cool Little Tripod

                        By ClickChic

                        from New Orleans, LA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Carrying Case W Strap
                        • Low Cost
                        • Very Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel

                          Comments about Slik Sprint Pro II GM Tripod with Ballhead - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg) - Gunmetal:

                          I needed a small travel tripod but wanted something that would still support my MarkII5D with my 24-70 lens attached. So I did what another reviewer did and changed the ballhead. I now have this easy to carry tripod with my manfrotto 498Rc4 ballhead attached. When I come home from Italy I'll switch it back. I now have two great tripods that function the way I want for 1/2 the cost. I also purchased the reducer screw that allows me to go from a 3/8 to a 1/4. I'm a 135lb woman and this setup is light enough for me to deal with easily.

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                          5.0

                          Excellent for the price

                          By tweentrails

                          from Oklahoma

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Firmly
                          • Good Stability
                          • Large Range of Motion
                          • Strong Clamp

                          Cons

                          • Small Range

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Slik Sprint Pro II GM Tripod with Ballhead - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg) - Gunmetal:

                          This is a much sturdier tripod than I expected for its price and its size and weight. I could understand all the adjustments intuitively and can easily set it up wearing ski gloves. The padding on the upper section looks as if it can both protect the tripod from damage and prevent having to touch the metal in freezing weather. Although the ad didn't mention it, the center post can be inverted to do macro photography.

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                          4.0

                          Light Weight

                          By ItsPhilD

                          from Phoenix, AZ

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Firmly

                          Cons

                          • Unstable

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about Slik Sprint Pro II GM Tripod with Ballhead - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg) - Gunmetal:

                          This is a nice compact tripod good for use with the new oh so light weight compact digital cameras. Very easy to carry but you'll need to be careful not to bump while shooting as it is NOT heavy duty. It does seem to be well constructed and I feel it will work well for my backpacking/hiking needs.

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                          4.0

                          Great for travel and easy to use.

                          By Bobo

                          from Greensboro NC

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy Set Up
                          • Lightweight
                          • Packs Up Small

                          Cons

                          • Weak Ball Head Clamp

                          Best Uses

                          • Night Shots
                          • Travel
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about Slik Sprint Pro II GM Tripod with Ballhead - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg) - Gunmetal:

                          Lightweight and small so it is perfect for travel. Sets up quickly. Fairly stable for being so lightweight. My only complaint is that the ball head tightener does not tighten enough for the camera not to droop slightly (with Nikon d3200 and 18 - 55 lens) which is inconvenient especially for close-ups. It has an easy on an off camera mount. This tripod definitely meets my current needs and will be perfect for taking to Rome.

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                          4.0

                          Great for travel and easy to use.

                          By Bobo

                          from Greensboro NC

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy Set Up
                          • Lightweight
                          • Packs Up Small

                          Cons

                          • Weak Ball Head Clamp

                          Best Uses

                          • Night Shots
                          • Travel
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about Slik Sprint Pro II GM Tripod with Ballhead - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg) - Gunmetal:

                          Lightweight and small so it is perfect for travel. Sets up quickly. Fairly stable for being so lightweight. My only complaint is that the ball head tightener does not tighten enough for the camera not to droop slightly (with Nikon d3200 and 18 - 55 lens) which is inconvenient especially for close-ups. It has an easy on an off camera mount. This tripod definitely meets my current needs and will be perfect for taking to Rome.

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                          4.0

                          Light and reasonably sturdy tripod

                          By Kim Swede

                          from San Diego, CA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight
                          • Small

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel

                            Comments about Slik Sprint Pro II GM Tripod with Ballhead - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg) - Gunmetal:

                            It comes with a bag too, so it was not necessary to purchase one separately.

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                            4.0

                            Works great for my application

                            By JLA

                            from Riverside, CA

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Pros

                            • Good Stability
                            • Inexpensive
                            • Large Range of Motion
                            • Lightweight
                            • Rapid Deployment

                            Cons

                            • Weak Ball Head

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Slik Sprint Pro II GM Tripod with Ballhead - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg) - Gunmetal:

                            To start, I'm shooting something a little different from this than what most expect. This tripod supports my 16 pound rifle for observation and firing from just about any position I need to be in. At first I was a little concerned about a tripod rated for 4.5 pounds holding a 16 pound rifle that costs more than most high end DSLR's. However, after seeing a 45 pound weight sitting on one of these tripods my worries went away pretty quick. It's not the most stable tripod, but it's compact, quick, light weight and fits in my drag bag nicely. Being able to go from 8" in the prone position to standing with the same tripod is also a great feature. The ball head can be a little weak if things get too out of balance, but then again it's a small ball head not made for heavy applications. Typically I leave it lightly tightened to be able to track and adjust quickly and lock it down for spotting. If you're looking for some high end, super stable tripod, this isn't it. If you're looking for something compact, light enough to carry and gets the job done (as well as doesn't make you cry too much if it falls down a hill and ends up in a pile of pieces at the bottom), this is worth looking at.

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                            5.0

                            Perfect Travel Tripod

                            By RumRunner

                            from Georgia

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Firmly
                            • Good Stability
                            • Large Range of Motion

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Night Shots
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Slik Sprint Pro II GM Tripod with Ballhead - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg) - Gunmetal:

                              This is by far the best tripod for travel that I have ever owned. It is light, it is incredibly sturdy and high quality, plus it's cheap! I love ballheads for travel since they're so light and compact, but this one is strong enough to hold even my heavy Yashica TLR sideways without complaint. DSLRs won't even make it sweat. Even so, if you don't like it, it's an easy swap for a larger head. This is a high quailty, versatile tripod that won't slow you down. Get it.

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                              5.0

                              Great light weight travel tripod.

                              By Kman

                              from Seattle, WA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Firmly
                              • Good Stability
                              • Large Range of Motion

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Night Shots
                                • Portraits
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Slik Sprint Pro II GM Tripod with Ballhead - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg) - Gunmetal:

                                This tripod is incredibly lightweight and works great with my Canon T3i and a 17mm-50mm lens. My camera and lens weigh around 2.5 lbs together. This tripod can easily support the weight. I extended it fully and there were no signs of the legs bending. The quick release is sturdy and easy to use. I am very satisfied with this tripod! The only downside I could see is in high winds, the tripod can shake a bit because of its light weight.

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                                5.0

                                I would highly recommend this product.

                                By won

                                from Philadelphia, Pa

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Firmly
                                • Good Stability
                                • Large Range of Motion
                                • Strong Clamp

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Night Shots
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Travel
                                  • Video
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Slik Sprint Pro II GM Tripod with Ballhead - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg) - Gunmetal:

                                  I use basically outdoor shooting, therefore the weight and the size matters to me. Unlike many of other tripod, Sprint Pro II GM Tripod is so light weighted and so compact it is so convenient to carry it around. It's compare to most luxurious tripod one can have.

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                                  4.0

                                  Light and Portable

                                  By PixelAddixx

                                  from Bay Area, CA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                  Pros

                                  • Light
                                  • Portable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Night Shots
                                    • Travel
                                    • Wildlife

                                    Comments about Slik Sprint Pro II GM Tripod with Ballhead - Supports 4.5 lbs (2kg) - Gunmetal:

                                    Considering this is a well built, compact tripod at this price point, it functions perfectly. So long as you don't go over it's recommended weight requirements, this tripod is great for travel are hiking purposes. My tiniest complaint though would have to be the very end of the legs. They are built fair enough to the recommended weight but anything more I can see the end of the legs, which are the thinnest, to start to warp or bend.

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