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What I like is that it packs down to 30cm and weighs ...,
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I was looking for a lightweight, packable, travel tripod to use with my RX100 and the Sprint Mini II fits the bill perfectly. It is well made, solid and promises to be a long-lasting product. What I like is that it packs down to 30cm and weighs only 780g, so it's the perfect choice for backpacking or when weight is an issue. It is easy to open up and the ballhead is smooth and robust, it allows camera to be positioned at nearly all conceivable angles and the quick release mechanism seems reliable. The centre column can be inverted for macro shots and it consists of two screw-on sections, the shorter section can be used alone for when an extendable centre column is not wanted at all. The head screws to a 1/4" thread screw on the centre column so any head that will take same thread size will fit. The legs can be opened laterally with a choice of three angles allowing different stability and height settings, these extend vertically using a telescopic system secured by clips. The only limitation I found with this tripod is its maximum height which at 1090mm is not very much at all! However, for same price and weight there are not many alternative tripods to choose from. So, if one wanted the option of a taller set-up then I'd suggest either acquiring a fairly pricy spare column section directly from Slik UK (which can be screwed on to existing column) or extending the head (in which case the telescopic tube from the HAMA Table-top Tripod works perfectly for this purpose, it adds only 90g to the tripod and gives it 550mm of extra height without hindering pack ability - use w/ compact cameras only). All-in-all, this is a fantastic travel tripod, it is a budget solution and professionals might want to look elsewhere, but if you are looking for a solid, lightweight and highly packable tripod then I highly recommend the Slik Sprint Mini II GM.