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Gorillapod - what's your opinion?

 
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Oct 23, 2009 03:09 |  #166

RandyMN wrote in post #7741404 (external link)
Only thing is with all the flimsiness reported here I orders a version called the GP8 designed to hold 11 pounds.

I have the DSLR version, from the first time they came out.

I'm not sure where it fits in today's line up, but it looks like It's the SLR-Zoom now, this one is fine for your needs about $50.




  
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Oct 23, 2009 06:02 |  #167

They are fine for holding light camera's (compacts) from awkward positions and they will hold the weight of a pro body with up to a 70-200 f2.8 if being used on a relatively flat surface, so handy if you just need to postition your camera on a uneven surface...but I would never ever try and 'hang' one somewhere with anything other than a compact attached.


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Oct 23, 2009 15:54 |  #168

This thread sure does hang around (pun intended) doesn't it.

I can't imagine using one to hold a camera but they are great speedlight stands for off-camera flash work. The bendy legs mean you can put the flash almost anywhere.


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Oct 24, 2009 23:49 as a reply to  @ krb's post |  #169

you do know theres a new metal model out now? if you think it cant hold your dslr with a relatively heavy lens you might want to think again. (no im not affiliated with joby, i just bought one last week)




  
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Mar 26, 2010 12:51 as a reply to  @ S-S's post |  #170

My opinion -- I had the SLR-Zoom, which weight-wise should have held my gripped 7D w/70-200 F4 -- but it didn't. It was way too unstable. I'm thinking about trying the Focus model -- at least it is aluminum.


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Jul 29, 2010 22:03 as a reply to  @ jaeapla's post |  #171

I bought the Focus and the Manfrotto Mini so I could use the quick release and I love it. No problems, holds the 5d2 + 24-70 + 580EX no problem. It is however used as a quickie backup, I still use my Manffroto for critical shots. But spur of the moment group shots and sunsets when I don't have the big boy, it is a great gadget.




  
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Jul 30, 2010 12:44 |  #172

I got one for my point and shoot, I would not trust my 450d on it. But I got a flash plate for the head, works well for mounting a flash gun in strange places.


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Jul 30, 2010 14:00 as a reply to  @ BarryTC's post |  #173

I use my Focus with my 1D mk IIn and any lens I have. if you are worried about it falling, I have a quick release strap that I can use to "tie" the camera in place.


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Jul 31, 2010 11:12 as a reply to  @ jave2's post |  #174

I got the SLR non-zoom version with the primary purpose of using it to mount my off-camera wired (16ft cable from flash zebra) flash in interesting places.


I also mount it on top of my tripod to use it as a ghetto lightstand - though the tripod is actually sturdier than most lightstands.


I haven't used it for my dSLR and I doubt I ever will. Like some have said, I wouldn't trust it with the weight of my dSLR - even the bigger ones.

I prefer the Gitzo + timer+ cable release + mirror lockup etc. for my night photography.



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Oct 02, 2010 19:53 |  #175

No issues with it holding a 5D and 28-70f/2.8 It does have it's uses. Tested it's holding power in the yard. I'm not nervous using it.

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Oct 02, 2010 23:09 |  #176

i think these would be great for sticking flashs up in trees and weird spots


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Oct 03, 2010 13:57 |  #177

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Sorry but i just wouldnt feel comfortable trusting $3000+ ($4000+ after I get my 5D Mark II) worth of gear to something hanging from a tree branch. I understand its cheap and versatile, but it just doesnt have me convinced its secure enough...

I weigh 260 lbs and stand on tree branches every week. Even a limb 2" in diameter will hold my weight if I stand near where it joins the main trunk.

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Oct 03, 2010 16:03 |  #178

i have the SLR Focus version with the ballhead X, the toughest most robust model they make, and i have no issues hanging my gear off it. the legs are very stiff to bend, and once you get them in position there's no way they're coming loose. they can easily support the weight of up to a full size metal DSLR and 70-200 2.8 lens, as long as you have them secured to something sturdy & tight so it cant slide down. i got it new on ebay, as well as a mini one for my compact, for less than the price of a focus alone from the joby site. and yes it's a genuine product, not a knockoff.

here's a pic someone took of mine doing a relatively simple job (its actually the only pic i have of it in use, cos of course the camera is usually ON it). and for the record that's a 5Dii + grip + 50L ive trusted to it


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Nov 19, 2010 08:39 |  #179

My Gorillapod Focus is coming today. I can't wait. I'll let you guys know what I think. I bought what I thought was a Gorillapod SLR off ebay it turned out to be a knock off (buy beware of stuff coming from china) that one seems OK even for a knockoff, but it definitely won't be able to support my 5D MKII (Maybe my T1i with kit lens). Overall I think the Gorillapod will be great for the stuff I do (hiking, mountain biking, traveling)


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Nov 19, 2010 10:04 |  #180

Got my Gorillapod for the iPhone 4 last night. Pretty sweet.

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