(From company literature) The SLIK Mini. Small and light are what this tripod is all about. The SLIK Mini is an excellent and affordable table-top tripod. It has a maximum height of 8.5 inches and can hold up to 2.5 lbs. with its high impact plastic 2-way head built in.
When folded, the SLIK Mini series tripods are about the size of standard telephoto lens, meaning they can be carried in your camera bag all the time so tripod support is always at hand!
Besides its traditional use as a tripod, the SLIK Mini series have another great feature, the ability to use the tripod as a "Chest-Pod" camera support. To use it as a chest-pod, first loosen the locking collar around the center column, pull out (raise) the center column at least one inch and tighten. Then, with the legs spread, place the feet of the legs against your upper chest. Loosen the tripod head and position the camera so you can see through the viewfinder comfortably. This will better stabilize the camera and help avoid image degrading “camera shake.”
The bottom of the center column has a suction cup, which can be used to mount the SLIK Mini on a clean smooth glass surfaces, including windows. Stick the Mini to a window for a higher angle picture or take photo in low light with a slow shutter speed.
Please Note: The suction cup will not hold up cameras weighing more than 10 ounces! Check your camera’s specification to learn its weight. Be sure the surface is clean before trying to adhere and SLIK Mini series tripods to any glass surfaces! Do not leave the SLIK Mini stuck to any glass surface for more than 60 seconds because the weight of the camera could cause it to fall.
Specifications (with head):
- Head: 2-Way Pan and Tilt
- Column Type: Rapid
- Number of Leg Sections: 2
- Leg Lock Type: Twist Lock
- Maximum Operating Height: 21.5 cm / 8.46 in.
- Minimum Operating Height: 14.7 cm / 5.8 in.
- Maximum Center Column Extension: 4.5 cm / 1.75 in
- Folded Length: 20 cm / 7.9 in.
- Maximum Load: 1.24 kg / 2.75 lbs
- Weight: 0.32 kg / 0.7 lbs