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Gorilla Tripod ..Looks mental ???

 
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Apr 17, 2009 11:16 |  #1

I think my husband looks mental using his gorilla tripod and wrapping it around trees and street lanterns with an attached flash to it .

Tripods are problemic in the city . Yet , this set up looks wayyy too strange for city streets ??? PPL look !!

We are testing this issue this weekend ... what do you ppl think?


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Apr 17, 2009 11:50 |  #2

I've never seen one. Do you have a photo sample?
What makes them less problematic than a standard tripod?




  
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Apr 17, 2009 11:56 |  #3

Those are definately cool, but I wouldn't trust attaching my dslr to it!
They may be sturdy, but my camera is heavy!

I would definately use one for my P&S, though. Looks really handy!


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Apr 17, 2009 11:56 as a reply to  @ jra's post |  #4

Its small and wraps around anything, perfect for point and shoots IMO

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Apr 17, 2009 12:10 as a reply to  @ tupper's post |  #5

Jra .... go too gorilla.com its a crazy tripod .


Hyuni.... I kinda agree with you but , I would be afraid of placing my camera upon it HOWEVER .....then there is TUPPER

Tupper..........you are wild ! We are only talking about a Q- flash and you put you BODY and Lens around a tree ?? WOW .

Thank-you for YOUR imagitive photo .........


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Apr 17, 2009 12:52 |  #6

I certainly wouldn't put a DSLR on it, but it can really come in handy for holding a flash.



  
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Apr 17, 2009 16:37 |  #7

I have seen those before....could be useful in certain situations I guess. I think I would still opt for the conventional tripod whenever possible :)




  
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Apr 17, 2009 18:44 |  #8

I always thought those looked like more of an ebay gimmic (just like the tabletop tripods) rather then something useful. I suppose it could work for a flash though...


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Apr 17, 2009 19:58 |  #9

I have one of those used for my slave flash. Anything heavier, it kind of topples over. Very useful (Ebay 9bux free ship Hong Kong special)


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Apr 18, 2009 11:11 as a reply to  @ Pmolan's post |  #10

i own a gorillapod, and love the thing, but i know what you mean about weird looks, i mean, how would you not have weird looks, looking like this
i have had many weird looks when using it, but, as long as you get the photo you want, who cares

My advice tho, before you put your camera on a railing over a dam, put the settings you want on the camera first.

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Apr 18, 2009 15:42 |  #11

What is the max load capacity of a Gorilla pod?


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Apr 18, 2009 16:16 |  #12

JackLiu wrote in post #7756815 (external link)
What is the max load capacity of a Gorilla pod?

This model called the Focus GP8 holds 11 pounds. It's the 100.00 version though...




  
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Apr 21, 2009 17:46 as a reply to  @ RandyMN's post |  #13

IDDY ... thanks for the pic I am sure you are all tangled and wrapped up nicely with your gorilla ... LOL.. I LIKE IT !


I like It ..........I was impressed at it however , being as perfect as I am I { snicker } certainly I can see how a Gorilla tripod can get stress out of your system by fixing the " balls " straight ......hahahaha

Thanks again .. Yola


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Apr 22, 2009 12:41 |  #14

Yola wrote in post #7749827 (external link)
I think my husband looks mental using his gorilla tripod and wrapping it around trees and street lanterns with an attached flash to it .

How did things go on the weekend?

I think you need to figure out how he can look "cute" instead of "mental" using his gorilla pod.
Maybe he needs a different haircut, or different eyeglasses?
Better clothes?
Maybe if he didn't drool while he was setting it up? :)




  
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