Rating: 5 / 5
I am very happy with my Ultrapod Mini. It does what is supposed to do very well. You often have to be resourceful with it; but with a little imagination, you can take great pictures. For example, if you press it against a wall, you can take nice pictures at a long exposure. This is how I was able to take really nice pictures of Antelope Canyon, http://www.flickr.com/photos/rossbl/sets/72157594146652113/. As a side note, there were three types of photographers when I was there; the first were serious photographers with SLRs (digital and film) along with big tripods; second were folks taking snapshots (most of which, as the serious photographers pointed out, were going to be blurry) and me. I was able to take some really nice pictures with my tiny camera and tiny tripod. I started by taking pictures on the ground, only to realize that pressing the legs against the wall yielded better results (and I didn't have to get so dirty). I've also used the Velcro strap to attach it to ski poles and trekking poles. This set was done with a ski pole, http://www.flickr.com/photos/rossbl/sets/72057594086466307/, while most of the flower pictures (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rossbl/tags/wildflower/) were done by attaching it to a trekking pole.