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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 1:03 am 
Hmm, me thinks I must get one of these Gorillapods


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 7:57 am 
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Hi Marzy, some of those were stock images from Joby, but it's just a normal tripod head. I found the Gorillapod was most practical with a good quality ball and socket head - anthing bigger looks silly!


I just got a SLR zoom for X-mas and I really need it to have a quick disconnect on it. Also I was thinking a ballhead would be a necessity for getting the camera level. At least quickly. I was thinking about getting something like this

http://www.adorama.com/BG484RC2.html

Would this be too big for this or should I go with one of the smaller slik ones like these?

http://www.adorama.com/SLSBH120DQ.html

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:40 pm 
Hmm. I got a gorillapod from Santa this year, as wished for, but I was quickly very dissapointed. I ripped the gorillapod out of its package and mounted my 400D with the Sigma 18-200 OS on it right away. I was so exited.

Slowly my camera started slipping forward, and the whole gorillapod crumbled under the weigh of my camera. Duh. I guess I have to buy one of them big ones. Sigh.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:39 pm 
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Hmm. I got a gorillapod from Santa this year, as wished for, but I was quickly very dissapointed. I ripped the gorillapod out of its package and mounted my 400D with the Sigma 18-200 OS on it right away. I was so exited.

Slowly my camera started slipping forward, and the whole gorillapod crumbled under the weigh of my camera. Duh. I guess I have to buy one of them big ones. Sigh.


You need the SLR Zoom model - that will certainly hold your camera and lens.

Mark


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:17 pm 
jitteringjr wrote:
I just got a SLR zoom for X-mas and I really need it to have a quick disconnect on it. Also I was thinking a ballhead would be a necessity for getting the camera level. At least quickly. I was thinking about getting something like this

http://www.adorama.com/BG484RC2.html


I just brought a Manfrotto 484RC2 as well for my GorillaPod SLR Zoom to go with my Sony A200 with 18-250 lens.

Works an absolute treat! Ball head is rock solid and goes with the Gorillapod really well. The quick release plate is very good as well, I can see myself making a lot a use of this. Highly recommended!


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AndyR wrote:

I just brought a Manfrotto 484RC2 as well for my GorillaPod SLR Zoom to go with my Sony A200 with 18-250 lens.

Works an absolute treat! Ball head is rock solid and goes with the Gorillapod really well. The quick release plate is very good as well, I can see myself making a lot a use of this. Highly recommended!


I decided to go with the non quick release option to cut down on weight as I plan to use the Joby for hiking and such. My Bogen 484 should arrive via UPS today. I can't wait to try it out.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:14 pm 
WARNING: I am not *that* dumb.


I got the Joby SLR Zoom for my 50D, but couldn't screw it in! Did anyone else have problems? Perhaps they accidentally gave me the wrong head?

Is MY head the problem? Am I stoopit?



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WARNING: I am not *that* dumb.


I got the Joby SLR Zoom for my 50D, but couldn't screw it in! Did anyone else have problems? Perhaps they accidentally gave me the wrong head?

Is MY head the problem? Am I stoopit?



-c
Canon 50D <---still in honeymoon phase!


Is the screw on the gorillapod too big for your camera? If so you have to unscrew the 3/8" to 1/4 adaptor.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:25 pm 
It didn't seem there was any adapter, but hell, maybe that's it ...


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FazaMonster wrote:
It didn't seem there was any adapter, but hell, maybe that's it ...


The adapter has a slot at the top of it to use a screw driver to remove it from the smaller screw underneath. Let us know if that is it or not.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:50 pm 
Yeah, that's what it was. It was on so tight, it literally required a screwdriver to get it off. I really didn't expect that to be what was up. Oh well. All set now.


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