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Handling & Performance
The Slik Sprint Mini ll GM is a compact tripod, ideal for carrying when out walking. It features a ball and socket head with a quick release plate and 4 section multi-angle legs. It is available for £54.99.
- Made from aluminium
- Weighs 780g
- Folds to just 35cm in length
- Extends to a maximum height of over 1 metre
- Supports camera gear up to 2.2kg in weight
- Speed release leg locks and gearless centre column
- Three position adjustable angle leg
- Versatile ball head with a quick release plate
Nikon D3000 as well as my Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II and 70-300mm f/4-5.6 lenses. Setup is easy, although can take a little while to unclip all the leg sections and extend, there is no weight in the legs to help them extend so it needs to be done manually. The quick release plate means that you save time by being able to quickly attach your camera.
It's certainly worth noting that if you have back problems, you may find this tripod hard to use, as you need to bend over to look through your viewfinder. You'll be OK if you have a camera with a tilting screen and can use live view, if not, the pro version extends to a more comfortable 1.6m.
If you like to take pictures of subjects which are extremely close to the floor the Slik Sprint Mini is ideal. By unscrewing the centre column in the middle, you can quickly switch your camera to be underneath the traditional position and by adjusting the legs you can set it to get as close as your lens allows.
Value for moneyThe Slik Sprint Mini II GM tripod is a budget travel tripod, available for £54.99. The pro version, which has a maximum height of 1.6m, is available for £64.00. Other lightweight travel tripods to consider include the Hama Traveller Mini Pro at £19.95, Hama Traveller Compact Pro at £35.00, Manfrotto MKC3-P02 Compact at £36.95, Giottos MT9340B at £64.95 and Benro A0180T at £79.99.
|The Slik Sprint Mini II GM tripod is an ideal travel tripod for those who like to shoot landscapes and subjects close to the ground.
Slik Sprint Mini ll GM Tripod ProsCan be adjusted to shoot low down
Quick release plate
Small and light enough to comfortable carry around
Slik Sprint Mini ll GM Tripod ConsA little short for those with bad backs
Takes a little while to adjust all the leg sections
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Slik Sprint Mini ll GM Specifications
|Maximum Weight Capacity||2kg|
|Number of Leg Sections||4|
|Head||Ball head with 6252 quick release|
|Box Contents||Tripod with case|