Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre Macro Talk 
Thread started 31 Mar 2009 (Tuesday) 07:53
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Joby gorillapod for macro.

 
FloR
Member
60 posts
Joined Mar 2009
     
Mar 31, 2009 07:53 |  #1

Hello,

I'm new to macrophotography and I need your help for finding a low budget solution for a mini tripod. I allready have a tripod, but it's too big for all the cases and I need something like Joby gorillapod. Did anybody use one of this? It seems to be perfect for me but I still need an advice.

Thank you very much for your help.



HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


My pictures (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
virsago_mk2
Senior Member
Avatar
600 posts
Likes: 20
Joined Jan 2009
Location: Perth (Australia) & Semarang (Indonesia)
     
Mar 31, 2009 09:02 |  #2

Depends HOW BIG your camera body & what lens you use.

I have that same Gorilla Tripod and I must say that I have to throw it to the rubbish bin.

That tripod is constructed with plastic & rubber, very fragile. It's actually designed for light-weight cameras like Nikon Coolpix series, not DSLR. Don't even bother using the tripod with 100mm Macro USM or anything bigger than Canon 400D, you'll spend most of your time playing around with the tripod than taking photos with your camera.

If you really want this kind of tripod, I suggest you wait until the newer, tougher version of the aluminum gorillapod comes out sometimes in the future.


Gear: Here | Portfolio: Flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
cedm
Senior Member
628 posts
Gallery: 10 photos
Likes: 7
Joined Feb 2008
Location: KL, Malaysia
     
Mar 31, 2009 09:55 |  #3

virsago_mk2 wrote in post #7636045 (external link)
Depends HOW BIG your camera body & what lens you use.

I have that same Gorilla Tripod and I must say that I have to throw it to the rubbish bin.

That tripod is constructed with plastic & rubber, very fragile. It's actually designed for light-weight cameras like Nikon Coolpix series, not DSLR. Don't even bother using the tripod with 100mm Macro USM or anything bigger than Canon 400D, you'll spend most of your time playing around with the tripod than taking photos with your camera.

If you really want this kind of tripod, I suggest you wait until the newer, tougher version of the aluminum gorillapod comes out sometimes in the future.

There's already different types of gorillapod designed for SLR and heavier gears. Look for the Gorillapod SLR, SLR-Zoom & Focus.

http://www.joby.com/pr​oducts/gorillapod/ (external link)


My gear: EOS 60D | EF-S 10-18 STM | Tamron 17-50 F/2.8 | EF-S 24 STM | EF 50 F/1.8 | EF-S 55-250 IS | EF 100 F/2.8 macro | 430EX.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
FloR
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
60 posts
Joined Mar 2009
     
Mar 31, 2009 10:08 as a reply to  @ cedm's post |  #4

I meant Joby gorrilapod SRL-ZOOM. They say this tripod holds weight up to 3 kg. I think my camera 400D+ Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro and 430 EX has not more than 2 -2,5 kg and it`s ok. What do you say?

Sorry for my bad English.


My pictures (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Greg_C
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
12,674 posts
Gallery: 10 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 34
Joined Nov 2005
Location: Brisbane, Australia
     
Apr 01, 2009 04:04 |  #5

I've used this quite often if I am low down. Started a thread here. a while back and posted some results here. As mentioned you do need the SLR Zoom version of the Gorillapod

Here's the setup shot.

IMAGE: http://www.steadyhands.net/photogallery/albums/temp/image27104.jpg

Greg
Blog (external link) | Photogallery (external link) | 1DmkIV + other stuff
Sanity is a madness put to good use.



  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

4,966 views & 0 likes for this thread
Joby gorillapod for macro.
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre Macro Talk 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is Davef45140
892 guests, 199 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.