Most tripods are heavy, difficult to carry and slow to set up, causing many missed photo opportunities. The ZipShot Mini tripod is the answer to this problem. Just release the two red shock cords and the legs of the ZipShot Mini spring open in seconds. Attach your camera, and you're ready to shoot. The ZipShot Mini is ultra lightweight and ultra compact. Both are constructed of sturdy, high-quality aluminum with a heavy-duty, metal ball-head. They will hold a DSLR with a lens attached (up to 3 lbs. total weight), point & shoot cameras, camcorders, and flashes. A single release lever allows the camera to be positioned at any angle so vertical and horizontal shots are easy. With the ZipShot and ZipShot Mini tripods, you can capture the great shots you've been missing.