Most tripods are heavy, difficult to carry and slow to set up, which causes many missed photo opportunities. The ZipShot and ZipShot Mini tripods are the answer to this problem. Just release the two red cords and the legs of the ZipShot and ZipShot Mini spring open in seconds. Attach your camera and you're ready to shoot. The ZipShot and ZipShot Mini are ultralightweight and ultra-compact. Both are constructed of sturdy, high-quality aluminum with a heavy-duty, metal ballhead and will hold a DSLR with a lens attached , point & shoot cameras, most camcorders, and flashes. A single release lever allows the camera to be positioned at any angle so vertical and horizontal shots are easy.