Slik E-Z Pod Jr

Slik E-Z Pod Jr Monopod - Supports 8.5 lb (3.86 kg)

Slik E-Z Pod Jr Monopod - Supports 8.5 lb (3.86 kg)

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Slik 617-200 overview

  • 1Description

With wrist strap. This unique unipod was specifically created to be compatible with today's popular, lightweight cameras and camcorders. So compact when folded, it can be taken anywhere. The quick release, rubber padded platform is perfect for instant camera mounting and removal. Panhead adjusts for desired tilt movement. Five section, rigid tubular leg extends to a full 63". Single action, speed release locks.

UPC: 036791172008
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Slik E-Z Pod Jr Monopod - Supports 8.5 lb (3.86 kg)
  • 6014 Quick Release Plate f
  • 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Slik 617-200 specs

    Monopod Head
    Head Type Quick Release Assembly
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male
    Leg Lock Type Flip Lock
    Leg Sections 5
    Load Capacity 8.50 lb / 3.86 kg
    Maximum Working Height 63" / 160 cm
    Folded Length 20.3" / 51.6 cm
    Materials Aluminum Alloy
    Weight 1.00 lb / 0.45 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.0 x 4.0 x 3.5"

    Slik 617-200 reviews

    E-Z Pod Jr is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 33.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from tilt doesn't lock tight enough I used this for about a year with my Sony camcorder, which weighs around 6 pounds fully accessorized. The monopod itself was sturdy and I had no problems with it. But the tilt mechanism on the head never locked tight enough. When I would hold the monopod at an angle to shoot down onto something, the head would slip. So I would tighten it down even more. One day, I tightened it down so much that I broke the tilt lock mechanism using just my hand strength. Later, when I tried to fix it, it was clear why - the parts that screw together to create the friction to hold the head in place are a junction of metal and plastic. So the plastic gives and breaks when you tighten it too much. Now I need a new monopod with a head that doesn't sag. Any suggestions?
    Date published: 2013-07-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from E-Z Pod Jr Monopod - Supports 8.5 lb (3. I love Slik products. I have the Slik tripod which I use all the time. But having the Slik pod is great addition to my camera equipment. It is easy to use, it's light weight and it's just what I need when I want to run around trying to capture birds so I don't always have drag my tripod around with me.. It makes shooting bird pictures very easy because I can stabilize my Canon. The best part of this Pod by Slik is it has so many different positions that I find useful depending on what or where the bird is I am trying to capture.
    Date published: 2012-02-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Please ! I have a tripod but I am enjoying being creative with the monopod, like setting the timer on the camera and holding the monopod up in the air as far as I can or holding it out over a creek bank to get a new perspective. Works great for steading the camera during video and slow shutter speeds. My tripod has thumb nuts to screw tight for the legs, but I am hooked on the E-Z Pod Jr for its light, but sturdy structure and its thumb flip clamp way of adusting the legs. I find the removeable base a plus. I have not noticed anything I don't like. I use it with our Lica point and shoot camera.
    Date published: 2009-09-26
    Date published: 2008-04-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for my needs Needed a lightweight monopod for photographing landscapes and birds while hiking. This monopod was perfect. Can quickly extend and collapse the leg using the speed release locks, Perfect for shooting birds using 300mm lens, when I need a little extra stability to get a good clear photo. I bought an extra quick release plate for my second camera. This allows me to change cameras easily and quickly, before the bird flies away!
    Date published: 2015-08-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Build for Price and Features I got this for my 7D with 70-200mm 2.8 IS II. It holds up fairly well, but I wouldn't want to go any heavier. A little bit of wobble, largely due to the last leg being a bi narrow. Fully extended adds to this, but at 5'10 I have no trouble viewing eye level with half of smallest leg section retracted. The clasp on the quick release head has a little give, but it is not enough to make me feel unsecure with my lens' safety. I also keep a black rapid sling attached to the 7d (monopod mounted to lens ring), for added peace of mind.
    Date published: 2011-12-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exactly as Described Haven't had a chance to go into the field with the E-Z Pod Jr yet but have used it for nature shots in local conservation areas. Much better than hand held with my D90 and 18-200 without the bulk of my tripods. Also faster to set up since you're adjusting only one leg for height. Fully extended it's a little wobbly on the thinnest leg with a total of about 3.3 lbs load, but still so much better than handheld. By shortening the bottom leg to get the right height it stffens up pretty well (using it at 59 inches extension. The clamps are solid. The QR appears to be solid and while a ballhead would have been nice for vertical shots, I learned a long time go to try to avoid vertcal perspectives if possible. All in all a good compromise at a good price.
    Date published: 2011-11-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handy tilt head with quick release I got the E-Z Pod Jr to use with a Canon 40D plus 70-200 f/4 telephoto with 1.4x extender. I mount this using a Canon telephoto lens collar that has a tripod screw hole in the bottom. All things considered, it works well. The legs are easy to extend/retract and keep their settings solidly. It's easy to adjust the top segment in or out a little to do fine height adjustment. It's very handy having a tilt adjustment on the head, so I can easily aim up or down without having to lean with the whole monopod. The tightener knob feels a little mushy and flimsy, and it's hard to tell when the knob is tight enough to keep the lens from drooping. It's also very nice having a quick-release plate, because I can quickly remove the camera when the monopod would be an impediment for a shot. The quick-release plate attaches solidly to the camera but the quick-release mechanism itself is not rock solid. It can wiggle a little bit but not enough to cause any problem during normal use. A lot of basic monopods don't have a tilt adjustment or quick release head, so these are big plusses. The overall monopod is also quite light and easy to carry, compared to my regular Slik tripod, so the monopod will see more use than the tripod. When I carry my Slik tripod + camera, I like to carry it on my shoulder like a rifle, and all the adjustments stay rock solid. When I carry the monopod + camera this way, the tilt setting winds up drooping. The specs say that it's rated for 8.5 lbs, but this sounds like a lot for the head and for the bottom segment, which is thin. It can easily handle a DSLR + telephoto, though. The monopod does not come with a carrying case. Overall, I would recommend this monopod.
    Date published: 2011-05-15
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