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Slik Mini Pro DQ 2-Section Table-Top Tripod

You Pay: $34.95
Product Highlights
  • Removable Ball Head
  • Quick-Release Plate
  • 8.9" Maximum Height
  • Twist Locks for Legs
  • Rapid Center Column
  • Folds to Just 8.1" Long
  • Weighs Just 0.77 lb

The Slik Mini Pro DQ 2-Section Aluminum Table-Top Tripod is a compact, versatile miniature tripod that finds a natural home on any table top. Built like a shrunken-down professional tripod – with twist-lock leg stage extensions and a rapid center column – the Mini Pro DQ includes a ball head and a quick-release plate.

Single-knob operation frees the head's ball so you can position your DSLR, point & shoot, or compact camcorder at almost any angle. The head features a slot that enables you to tilt the camera 90° for portrait orientation. Or you can use that tilt to point the camera forward as you brace the tiny tripod horizontally against your chest, for supported handheld operation that will result in steadier shots.

With a twist of the butterfly knob above the Mini Pro DQ's chassis, the tripod's center column extends 1.75". Extending this and the tripod's leg stages (via the twist locks) will achieve a maximum height of 8.9", a perfect vantage point for table-top or low-angle photography.

Rubber feet for non-slip operation on table tops and other smooth surfaces
Rapid center column extends 1.75" for quick minor adjustments to the height of the Mini Pro DQ
Twist locks free and secure each leg's stage
Maximum Height 8.9" (22.6 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 7.1" (18.1 cm)
Minimum Height Not specified by manufacturer
Folded Length 8.1" (20.5 cm)
Load Capacity Not specified by manufacturer
Leg Sections 2
Diameter (Top Leg Section) 0.79" (20mm)
Leg Lock Type Twist lock
Male Thread Size 1/4"-20
Weight 0.77 lb (350 g)
Slik Mini Pro DQ 2-Section Table-Top Tripod
  • Quick-Release Plate
  • 3 Year Limited Warranty
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    SlikMini Pro DQ 2-Section Table-Top Tripod
     
    4.6

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (17)
    • Lightweight (16)
    • Easily adjusted (9)
    • Easy to use (9)
    • Locks in tight (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (12)
      • Home (7)
      • Outdoors (7)
      • Landscape/scenery (6)
      • Video (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (9), Semi-pro photographer (4), Casual photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (18)

      Reviewed by 21 customers

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      4.0

      Fairly solid little tripod

      By PhotoJohn

      from Bellevue, WA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Plastic Not Metal

      Best Uses

      • Holding Lighting
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Macros

      Comments about Slik Mini Pro DQ 2-Section Table-Top Tripod:

      I use it for 2 purposes:
      - Low-to-the-ground / tabletop angles
      - Holding an LED studio light for outdoor light-painting.

      Compared to other table-top tripods it is more substantial in design and construction and offers a quick-release plate.

      Altho it presents no real issues, I was a bit disappointed that the legs were plastic and not metal.

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      5.0

      Mini Pro Big Hit

      By Inkpoetry Photography

      from Half Moon Bay, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Slik Mini Pro DQ 2-Section Table-Top Tripod:

        I use this on some macro shots and also long exposure shots. The size and weight of the tripod is great yet it is sturdy and well put together. It was a little bit smaller than I expected but a great buy. I would recommend this to others.

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        4.0

        Mini Pro table top tripod

        By Riverrat

        from Cornwall, CT

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Slik Mini Pro DQ 2-Section Table-Top Tripod:

            I bought this product to use with a spotting scope. Althought well made and sturdy, it doesn't work as well with a large scope like my Swarovski because the scope is heavy so the tripod head wiggles slightly with the weight. Certainly usable but maybe better for smaller scopes or a camera.

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            4.0

            Very nice

            By ptc57guo

            from East Brunswick, NJ

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Video

              Comments about Slik Mini Pro DQ 2-Section Table-Top Tripod:

              Everything you'd expect from a Slik tripod but in a very small size. I was hoping the legs would expand one more section but it works just fine for what I need.

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              4.0

              Very nice compared to most I have tried!

              By FD

              from Allen, TX

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Slik Mini Pro DQ 2-Section Table-Top Tripod:

                I use this often for smaller video cameras and my dslr. The only issue I have with it is the small screw for tightening the release plate to the camera. I hand tighten it instead of using a dime or screwdriver, because most often I don't have either on me. With that being mentioned, when I set my camera and a different angle, my camera tends to move because the screw isn't fully tighten after I gave it a lot of effort to make it tight by hand. Other than that, the tripod is great and travels with me everyday in my backpack. To me, it's the best bang for the buck compared to other small tripods.

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                5.0

                Mini Pro for Nightforce spotting

                By Sysmanint1

                from Colorado Springs, CO

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Slik Mini Pro DQ 2-Section Table-Top Tripod:

                    This was purchased for my husband's new hobby of long range shooting with a Sako weapon and Nightforce scope. He thinks it will be perfect for that use.

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                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Great for macro and home

                    By Daylight

                    from Juneau, AK

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Macro
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Slik Mini Pro DQ 2-Section Table-Top Tripod:

                      This little tripod is so lightweight that it is no problem to take along on a hike. It is perfect for those low macro shots. It is also great for home use when you want to take that group photo but need something to get the height just right.

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                      4.0

                      Slick it is.

                      By sandance

                      from columbus, oh

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easily Adjusted
                      • Good Footing
                      • Lightweight
                      • Locks In Tight

                      Cons

                      • Difficult To Adjust
                      • Jerky Movement

                      Best Uses

                      • Outdoors
                      • Travel
                      • Video

                      Comments about Slik Mini Pro DQ 2-Section Table-Top Tripod:

                      Use for video camera shots; sturdy, small, compact, lightweight, ball head provides maximum manueverability; need a coin or screwdriver to get the mounting bracket secure as it does not have a wing nut;

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                      5.0

                      Solid

                      By Milo

                      from Brooklyn, ny

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easily Adjusted
                      • Lightweight
                      • Locks In Tight

                      Cons

                      • Jerky Movement

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Slik Mini Pro DQ 2-Section Table-Top Tripod:

                      Great value. Strong, easy to adjust. The head is strong enough to hold my t4i and a big lens with no problem. It's great for table top photography or just to carry around in your bag.

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                      5.0

                      Versatile Mini Tripod

                      By Neo-Retro

                      from Steamboat Springs, CO

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easily Adjusted
                      • Good Footing
                      • Great Value
                      • Lightweight
                      • Locks In Tight
                      • Smooth Movement
                      • Well Made

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Chestpod
                        • Home
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Outdoors
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Slik Mini Pro DQ 2-Section Table-Top Tripod:

                        Originally purchased for general tabletop use with a DSLR this tripod has been utilized as a chest pod (as suggested in previous reviews) and a smart phone stand (with tripod adapter). Quality construction and a removable ballhead with a quick release system were the major reasons for purchasing this model. I owned a Slik tripod 35 years ago and it was great to see the brand is still around! The only negative is the cost of additional quick release plates. The quick release system with plate is a little more but the entire ballhead would be a smarter buy (on second thought I'll just buy another Mini Pro DQ II!). A storage bag was also included.

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                        4.0

                        works, but it is hard to change QR plate

                        By Mike

                        from Raleigh

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Poor Qr Compatability

                          Best Uses

                          • Outdoors
                          • Travel
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about Slik Mini Pro DQ 2-Section Table-Top Tripod:

                          This little guy is pretty nice for throwing in the camera case.

                          With substantial effort, I changed out the QR plate because the one that comes on it was not compatible with any of the full-size heads. What is quick about screwing in a new plate for every mount? Slik is not the only company with a proliferation of plates for the sake of forcing replacements. There is loctite between the ball head and QR base so I used a soldering iron to heat it loose. Once off, I realized that the thread is not standard 1/4" or 3/8" so I drilled and tapped a 10 x 1mm bolt for 8 x 1.25mm to make an adaptor to install the DQ-20. (There is no such heli-coil since the pitch does not match)

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                          5.0

                          Great tripod

                          By Hacksaw

                          from hudson valley,NY

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easily Adjusted
                          • Good Footing
                          • Lightweight
                          • Locks In Tight
                          • Smooth Movement

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Slik Mini Pro DQ 2-Section Table-Top Tripod:

                            This little tripod holds a dslr with a 55-300 lens no problem , it even works in portrait mode .

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                            5.0

                            Perfect

                            By Vic

                            from Southern California

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easily Adjusted
                            • Good Footing
                            • Lightweight
                            • Locks In Tight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Outdoors
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Slik Mini Pro DQ 2-Section Table-Top Tripod:

                              As far as compact tripods go this is the last one you'll ever need. Solid, lightweight and compact.

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                              5.0

                              Excellent Table Top Tripod

                              By Stuatc

                              from Albany, NY

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easily Adjusted

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Slik Mini Pro DQ 2-Section Table-Top Tripod:

                                Got this for Christmas and got to use it for a while. Tried it with my small camcorder and my 50D. More sturdy then it felt when i first picked it up. For the inexpensive cost, well worth it.

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                                • Yes

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                                5.0

                                Surprisingly efficient.

                                By Guy

                                from Montreal, Canada

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easily Adjusted
                                • Good Footing
                                • Lightweight
                                • Locks In Tight
                                • Smooth Movement
                                • Srong And Stable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home
                                  • Macro
                                  • Outdoors

                                  Comments about Slik Mini Pro DQ 2-Section Table-Top Tripod:

                                  Can handle my D90 with SB700 and 85mm macro lens without any trouble. This litle ball head is stronger than i thought. Just hope that time will not altered this surprising strenth. Also very stable. Hey! This is the best thing i bought.

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                                  5.0

                                  Impressed!

                                  By Matt-tastic

                                  from Omaha

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Easily Adjusted
                                  • Good Footing
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Locks In Tight
                                  • Smooth Movement

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home
                                    • Travel
                                    • Video

                                    Comments about Slik Mini Pro DQ 2-Section Table-Top Tripod:

                                    The tripod is very solid and well constructed. I purchased the tripod for work to hold my sound level meter while calibrating audiology equipment. It's steady and doesn't slip when I'm pushing buttons on the SLM. It's small enough to fit in the pelican case with the rest of the gear with no trouble.

                                    The quick release and quick release plate are both made out of metal.

                                    I plan on buying another one for personal use with my camera at home.

                                    You definitely get more than you pay for with this tripod.

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                                    5.0

                                    A++ mini travel pod..

                                    By Doobs

                                    from Connecticut

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Easily Adjusted
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Locks In Tight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home
                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Outdoors
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Slik Mini Pro DQ 2-Section Table-Top Tripod:

                                      Purchased this mini-pod to take with me in my saddlebag on my motorcycle trips to use with my Canon G-10..the quick release set up makes for quick install when you need a tripod.overall great construction and sturdy.Handy little carry bag also came with it.

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                                      5.0

                                      Best Mini-Tripod

                                      By biggerCC

                                      from San Francisco, CA

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Good Footing
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Locking mechanism
                                      • Smooth Movement

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Outdoors
                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Slik Mini Pro DQ 2-Section Table-Top Tripod:

                                        I've used a couple of other mini tripods before. Many cheap ones and a similarly priced GorillaPod. But this one rocks. It's super solid and has a very conventient quick-release-plate mechanism. You just snap the camera in and withhin seconds it will auto-fix. Want to release it? Can be easily accomplished with a single finger.

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                                        4.0

                                        Excellent product considering size

                                        By Oasis Shutterbug

                                        from Menifee, California

                                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Travel

                                          Comments about Slik Mini Pro DQ 2-Section Table-Top Tripod:

                                          For it's small size, this unit packs a lot of features. The removable ball head can be replaced if needed for a different style. This one functions similarly to larger Slik ball heads, although on a smaller scale. The removable release plate can be purchased separately (Part # 6252). The ball tightens enough for my Sony Alpha 55 DSLR with lens up to 200 mm. For smooth surfaces a suction cup on the bottom of the center post adds significant stability. Many of the lesser tabletop units are flimsy by comparison.

                                          The one negative so far is to tighten the quick release plate onto the bottom of the camera you use a coin. This is not something you may have handy in the field. A trade-off for size has been made opposed to the usual "butterfly" thumb screw.

                                          I wish it was just a little bit taller.

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                                          4.0

                                          True mini

                                          By widget

                                          from Georgia

                                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Strong Construction

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Slik Mini Pro DQ 2-Section Table-Top Tripod:

                                              I needed small and strong. This one is both.

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