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Slik Sprint Mini II GM 4-Section Tripod w/ SBH-100DQ Ballhead (Gunmetal)

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Slik Sprint Mini II GM 4-Section Tripod w/ SBH-100DQ Ballhead (Gunmetal)

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The Slik Sprint Mini II GM Tripod is a flyweight class tripod specifically configured for travel concerns, meant for use with very small SLR systems or with any form of point and shoot camera.  It has 20mm diameter upper leg segments and is specialized for those who value compact folded dimensions and low weight above all other tripod concerns; you'll need to stoop down a bit to use it, or otherwise have a rotating/flip-out LCD screen (or right angle finder for your SLR).  This is a tripod right at home on a backpack or on your shoulder (unpadded case with shoulder strap included), weighing only 1.72 lb (780g).

The Sprint series was designed to maximize your propensity to actually carry and use your tripod on vacation, without costing a ton.  It can be raised and lowered quickly, and will help make sharp images in the typical daylight conditions a traveler 'on holiday' is expected to encounter.

This particular version of the Sprint series has Slik's SBH100DQ compact ballhead with quick release, for the photographer preferring speed in setup.

Speed Release Lock levers allow for fast set up
3-Position leg locks allow for leg openings of independent angles
Angled rubber leg tips maximize traction to flat, hard surfaces (and also allow carry on to aircraft)
Foam covered upper leg sections ease handling in extreme weather conditions
Compact ballhead with diminutive quick release plate
Detachable 2-part center column and independent leg spread allows great minimum operating height
Maximum upper leg diameter of 20mm
UPC: 049368703192

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Maximum Height 42.9" (109.0 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 34.6" (88.0 cm)
Minimum Height 5.9" (15.0 cm)
Folded Length 13.8" (35.0 cm)
Load Capacity 4.5 lb (2.1 kg)
Leg Sections 4
Leg Lock Type Flip lever
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Center Column Sections 2
Center Column Type Sliding
Center Brace No
Spiked Feet No
Ball Head
Head Type Ballhead with quick release
Load Capacity 2.2 lb (1 kg)
Height 2.7" (68 mm)
Width 2.4" (60 mm)
Weight 4.6 oz (130 g)
Head Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20
Total Weight 1.72 lb (0.780 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.12 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.9 x 3.4 x 3.2"
Slik Sprint Mini II GM 4-Section Tripod w/ SBH-100DQ Ballhead (Gunmetal)
  • Quick Release Plate for DQ-10 Adapter, SHB-100 DQ & SBH-120 DQ Heads
  • Unpadded Case with Shoulder Strap and Drawstring Closure
  • 3-Year Warranty
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    SlikSprint Mini II GM 4-Section Tripod w/ SBH-100DQ Ballhead (Gunmetal)
     
    4.5

    (based on 89 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (56)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (27)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (58)
    • Attaches firmly (32)
    • Large range of motion (29)
    • Strong clamp (24)
    • Lightweight (19)

    Cons

    • Small range (9)
    • Weak clamp (4)
    • Heavy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (55)
    • Landscape/scenery (32)
    • Wildlife (27)
    • Home (21)
    • Night shots (21)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (42), Semi-pro photographer (14), Casual photographer (12), Pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (59)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A Great Lightweight Tripod

    I intend to use this tripod on hikes with a Canon G11 camera. I haven't used it in the field yet, but used it at home with the G11 simulating conditions that might be...Read complete review

    I intend to use this tripod on hikes with a Canon G11 camera. I haven't used it in the field yet, but used it at home with the G11 simulating conditions that might be encountered on a hike. The tripod performed exceeding well.

    For a 1.7 pound tripod it is well constructed. The ball head, leg clamps and center column clamps hold well without slippage. The tripod can hold a Canon 5D with a 24-105 lens in the landscape position but is unstable in the portrait position. For the most part I concur with where plastic is used to minimize weight. The split center column is great when you need to get close to the ground. The foam pads around each of the legs are a nice touch when used in the cold and for protection of the tripod.

    I would have liked for the tripod to get higher but wasn't willing to gain the extra weight. The articulated LCD screen on the G11 atones for the low tripod maximum height. Perhaps the quick release plate and the plate clamping lever on the ball head could have been made out of metal without much increase of weight. The screw on the quick release plate should have been designed to be secured to the camera without needing a coin or screw driver to firmly secure the plate to the camera in the field.

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    Disappointing Head

    This was specifically purchased to support a Vortex Razor spotting scope at the range. I was looking for a tripod that had a low minimum height to make it easy to look through while...Read complete review

    This was specifically purchased to support a Vortex Razor spotting scope at the range. I was looking for a tripod that had a low minimum height to make it easy to look through while sitting next to me on the shooting platform. I actually like everything about the tripod except the head due to an inability to be able to accurately lock it down when I have the Razor in the position I want; there's always some slack in the head that causes the Razor to drop when I try to lock it, thus making it necessary to compensate up before doing so. Yes, it's an inexpensive unit, but this isn't rocket science. Do I think the Razor is too big/heavy for it? No, I simply believe that the adjustments and head unit itself are not well engineered.

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    4.0

    Tiny light tripod

    By Mrskyelar

    from Brooklyn, NY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Stability
    • Large Range of Motion
    • Light weight

    Cons

    • Plate Is Flimsy

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Portraits
    • Video

    Comments about Slik Sprint Mini II GM 4-Section Tripod w/ SBH-100DQ Ballhead (Gunmetal):

    Great for throwing in your bag for a day trip. Light and sturdy. The plate is a bit flimsy and needs tightening on the camera. Other than that a good buy.

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    5.0

    Small, but Fierce!

    By Ian

    from Detroit, MI

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Stability
    • Light
    • Small

    Cons

    • Short

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Night Shots
    • Travel
    • Wildlife

    Comments about Slik Sprint Mini II GM 4-Section Tripod w/ SBH-100DQ Ballhead (Gunmetal):

    This tripod is the perfect travel (or secondary) tripod. I've been doing regular business trips with it, flying all over, and the thing is tiny, light, and stable.

    The only downside is it is short, but I knew that, and so do you. It's short, I have to squat a bit, but for overseas travel it will be the prefect thing.

    Very adjustable, and not expensive. Recommend!

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    5.0

    Perfect Compact Tripod for Scope at Range or In The Field

    By JZ

    from Texas

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Stability
    • Large Range of Motion

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hunting
      • Rifle Range
      • Sports/Action
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Slik Sprint Mini II GM 4-Section Tripod w/ SBH-100DQ Ballhead (Gunmetal):

      Perfect sized tripod robust enough for either use at the range with a mounted scope (Leupold 12-40x60 HD)or in the field on a hunt. Compact enopugh to fit in a pack and it expands enough to use when sitting and glassing for game. Also, strong enough to mount a rifle support for long range shooting (ex. Precision Rifle Solutions, LLC - SSP's). Excellent product - and very robust considering it's size.

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      5.0

      Everything I had Hoped For!!!!!!

      By Ms. Bird

      from Saint Marys, GA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly
      • Good Stability
      • Large Range of Motion
      • Light weight
      • Reasonably Priced
      • Strong Clamp

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Macro-photography
        • Night Shots

        Comments about Slik Sprint Mini II GM 4-Section Tripod w/ SBH-100DQ Ballhead (Gunmetal):

        I do a lot of macro-photography in inaccessible places. Also, my work involves a lot of travel. The Sprint Mini II Tripod is exactly what I needed! Light, easy to operate with a huge range of positions...it enables me to get the perfect angle for that "perfect shot". I haven't discovered a negative about it yet! And, of course, the price just can't be beat. Might just have to order a 2nd one for my husband!

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        5.0

        Excelent choice

        By ccruz6952

        from Bayamon, Puerto Rico

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Firmly
        • Good Stability
        • Strong Clamp

        Cons

        • Small Range

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Slik Sprint Mini II GM 4-Section Tripod w/ SBH-100DQ Ballhead (Gunmetal):

        Strong construction,steady and firm, excelnt for low angles

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        4.0

        Sprint Mini II GM 4-Section Tripod w/ SBH-100DQ Ballhead

        By Ely

        from leavenworth, wa

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Firmly
        • Good Stability

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Slik Sprint Mini II GM 4-Section Tripod w/ SBH-100DQ Ballhead (Gunmetal):

          Bought this tripod to use while backpacking with a mirror less camera. Lightweight and easily adjustable. I would not want to put a heavy camera on the tripod but it is perfect for a smaller camera.

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          5.0

          Solid Emergency Tripod

          By Buzzy

          from Union, ME

          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
            • Travel

            Comments about Slik Sprint Mini II GM 4-Section Tripod w/ SBH-100DQ Ballhead (Gunmetal):

            Small enough to carry unobtrusively inside my back pack yet strong enough to handle my camera and largest lens.

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            5.0

            Great for hitting the trails!

            By Jo

            from Canton, NY

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Stability

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Travel
              • Video

              Comments about Slik Sprint Mini II GM 4-Section Tripod w/ SBH-100DQ Ballhead (Gunmetal):

              Lightweight, yet sturdy and easy to use. It performed well on a hiking trip to Arizona!

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              5.0

              Awesome size to performance ratio

              By 337is

              from Southwest Michigan

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backpacking

                Comments about Slik Sprint Mini II GM 4-Section Tripod w/ SBH-100DQ Ballhead (Gunmetal):

                Easily fits in a standard backpack or can be attached to the outside of any pack with carabiners. Quick setup and tear down. Using this to hold a Telinga Parabolic microphone system or an iPhone 6. The quick release system is great with multiple adapters.

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                5.0

                Ultraportable

                By Light tripod user

                from Ithaca, NY

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Light and portable

                Cons

                • Unstable

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Slik Sprint Mini II GM 4-Section Tripod w/ SBH-100DQ Ballhead (Gunmetal):

                Nice improvement over previous Slik Sprint Mini, with better feet, padded legs, and quick release head. I use this with a Nikon ED50 Fieldscope. Everything fits into a backpack. Not high-performance, but ultraportable.

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                4.0

                Good bang for the buck

                By Bossman1969

                from West Chester, PA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about Slik Sprint Mini II GM 4-Section Tripod w/ SBH-100DQ Ballhead (Gunmetal):

                    I'll preface my comments by saying I have been a full time professional photographer for 25+ years. The Sprint Mini II is, for its small price, a great tripod for backpacking and for times when bringing a bigger and heavier tripod would not be possible. Used within its stated weight limitations, this little wonder performs very well. I turned to this tripod because of its tiny size and weight and price. Sure, one could get the Suri T-025X which is only .5 lbs heavier, more stable and versatile, but I wanted the smallest and lightest tripod I could find that met the following criteria: Less than $, min height of 7" or less, at lest least 40" tall, two piece center column, three leg angles, less than 14" when folded, and as close to 1.5 lbs or less. The Sprint Mini II meets all of the specs except for one, it weights 1.72lbs- but for $, it's close enough. I'd love to see a manufacturer make a ultra light tripod similar to the Mini II using carbon fiber and lightweight alloys with a total weight of 1 lb.

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                    3.0

                    Disappointing Head

                    By VT Blue

                    from Green Mountains

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Large Range of Motion

                    Cons

                    • Poor controls
                    • Weak Clamp

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Slik Sprint Mini II GM 4-Section Tripod w/ SBH-100DQ Ballhead (Gunmetal):

                    This was specifically purchased to support a Vortex Razor spotting scope at the range. I was looking for a tripod that had a low minimum height to make it easy to look through while sitting next to me on the shooting platform. I actually like everything about the tripod except the head due to an inability to be able to accurately lock it down when I have the Razor in the position I want; there's always some slack in the head that causes the Razor to drop when I try to lock it, thus making it necessary to compensate up before doing so. Yes, it's an inexpensive unit, but this isn't rocket science. Do I think the Razor is too big/heavy for it? No, I simply believe that the adjustments and head unit itself are not well engineered.

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                    5.0

                    Great product

                    By Doug

                    from Miami, FL

                    Comments about Slik Sprint Mini II GM 4-Section Tripod w/ SBH-100DQ Ballhead (Gunmetal):

                    Using this for a spotting scope tripod and it works. Really like the fact that the center extension can be removed and the legs can lay out flat to get achieve a low stance when needed.

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                    5.0

                    Great product

                    By bacil

                    from Minneapolis, MN

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Folds Small
                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel

                      Comments about Slik Sprint Mini II GM 4-Section Tripod w/ SBH-100DQ Ballhead (Gunmetal):

                      This is a very small and light tripod. Perfect for travel and for smaller cameras like mirrorrless, it is pretty sturdy. I really like it. Well made and the quality is excellent.

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                      5.0

                      Great travel Tripod - excellent value

                      By Kevin

                      from New Cumberland, PA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Folds Small
                      • Good Stability
                      • Lightweight
                      • Unfolds Quickly

                      Cons

                      • None - Perfect

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Travel
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Slik Sprint Mini II GM 4-Section Tripod w/ SBH-100DQ Ballhead (Gunmetal):

                      will use for vacations and close ups at work. Very nice. B+H does a great job.

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                      5.0

                      Great upgrade

                      By Lilcoues

                      from Tucson, Az

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Folds Small
                      • Good Stability
                      • Lightweight
                      • Unfolds Quickly

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Slik Sprint Mini II GM 4-Section Tripod w/ SBH-100DQ Ballhead (Gunmetal):

                        I have used the Slik Sprint Mini for many years to hold my binoculars and spotting scope. When they added the interchangeable heads, it just made a great tripod better.

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                        5.0

                        Good product for the price

                        By Adam the Backcountry Hunter

                        from Pullman, Washinton

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Folds Small
                        • Good Stability
                        • Lightweight
                        • Unfolds Quickly

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Slik Sprint Mini II GM 4-Section Tripod w/ SBH-100DQ Ballhead (Gunmetal):

                            I'm a backcountry hunter that likes to keep things light and tight. This tripod keeps the weight down and compacts nice for travel. I am very pleased for the price I paid.

                            A note to B&H service: I was a little hesitant to order this from B&H as my first experience shopping with your company was sub-par. My first order sat in processing for way too long. although i go for the free shipping options, that should only affect how long it takes for the item to get to me from the store not how long it takes to process the order. however, on a kudos note: my second order seen here was a vast improvement and very timely, well done!

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                            4.0

                            Nice tabletop Tripod

                            By sapper

                            from Ridgefield, CT

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Folds Small
                            • Good Stability
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Slik Sprint Mini II GM 4-Section Tripod w/ SBH-100DQ Ballhead (Gunmetal):

                              This is a nice, well made table top Tripod. It comes with a nylon storage bag. The Ballhead is serviceable and the leg extensions are easy to adjust and do not slip. The instruction manual shows how you can reverse the central column (I did not need to do this), but it just goes to show versatility of the tripod itself. I am using the tripod with a very light (16 oz) Spotting Scope. The combination is small enough to fit into my range bag and sturdy enough so the scope does not move.I would recommend this Tripod for use with a light scope or camera.

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                              5.0

                              I am very very very satisfied with this

                              By Pete

                              from NY

                              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 Sprint Mini II GM 4-Section Tripod w/ SBH-100DQ Ballhead (Gunmetal):

                                I have a large Manfrotto which is very heavy to carry all day long, so I wanted a small but massive tripod. I was comparing all the small tripods at B&H and I found that this one is the smallest, lightest, but a very stable one with very strong ballhead. I can carry it in an average size sidepack. The ballhead is strong enough to keep my Nikon D200 with a 2.8/80-200 or the 2.8/28-70! ALthough obviously these are heavy weight and this tripod is not designed for these lenses, but it bears it. For average lenses it surely works in long the long run. The tripod is very well designed and comfortable. The only disadvantage is that the total height is not very tall, I always have to lean forward, but I knew that in advance and this is the price for that I can carry it in a small bag. As I compared it to other brands - in this price range - this is the best choice. I hope it will be durable.

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                                5.0

                                Great for backpacking

                                By Billy Goat Grode

                                from Meeker, CO

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Good Stability
                                • Large Range of Motion
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Wildlife

                                  Comments about Slik Sprint Mini II GM 4-Section Tripod w/ SBH-100DQ Ballhead (Gunmetal):

                                  I used this tripod for three months backpacking during bighorn sheep field studies in Idaho. While I don't have a ton of experience with other tripods, I can say this tripod provided a sturdy platform for the constantly utilized spotting scope. The adjustable leg length and angle allow for setups on steep and uneven terrain. For the weight it is hard to beat! I bought one for personal use and will be taking it to New Zealand for a hunting trip.

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