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 Post subject: Gorillapod!
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:36 pm 
Hello all,

Was surfing the net for camera accessories, as one does, when I came across these types of tripods:

http://www.joby.com/products/gorillapod/slrzoom/

This one specifically designed for dSLR’s, says on the website it can take up to six pounds (2.72155422 kg to be exact :idea:)

Looking at the picture gallery there is a pretty mean looking lens attached to a canon Xt.

Just wanted to see if anyone has used one, if so what’s their general feedback on them or is it just a gimmick?


Angelo


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:22 am 
Looking so goofy would make me not want to get it, even if it can hold a lot of weight or bend. That one picture has an insane lens on it though.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:49 am 
I've got one for my compact Canon - it works very well, and fits in my pocket. I took this with it. Haven't tried the SLR one though.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 1:10 am 
there's a bigger one Joby make, the SLR Zoom, it can take 6kg, don't know what that is in lbs


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:57 am 
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That's the one I reviewed here:

http://cameralabs.com/reviews/Joby_Gorillapod_SLR_Zoom/


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:49 am 
SPINNER673 wrote:
there's a bigger one Joby make, the SLR Zoom, it can take 6kg, don't know what that is in lbs


Just times it by 2.2 so 6Kg=13.2Lbs

If you look at a bag of sugar which sells in the UK in 1Kg packs it also states it in pounds ie 2.2Lbs.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:59 am 
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And very nice it is to. :)

I bought one of these with the Manfrotto 484RC2 ball head. The camera I use with it is the D80 + 18-200mm VR and the combination seems solid as a rock.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:27 am 
I've also got the compact version. I thought I would have a little fun, and wrapped it around my bike frame and took this pic.
My Canon IXUS 65 doesn't have any shutter speed adjustment, but I did this early in the day so the ambient light helped to slow the camera down enough to add some motion blur.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:47 am 
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That is pretty cool Roland, and a neat application for the gorillapod... I insist you develop this idea further and post in the action section!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:08 am 
Wow, excellent shot!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:31 am 
thanks guys :-) - will get on it!


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