Excerpt: rugged tripod small enough to bring around, good decent, pretty strong enough to hold mid weight 8-10lbs SLRs. Specially with X head. attached to most of things.(nothing too thin) I tried to attach my 5d with 24-105L with ball head on a think pipe and it moved a little..
Excerpt: First saw one in use with full size DSLR in Venice and wondered about use, functionality. Finally procured one of my own and although new to the kit, it more than supports a full size Nikon with battery grip and a 70-200mm 2.8 lens.
Excerpt: I bought this as a light weight tripod for use with my Canon 5D Mark III for an upcoming intl trip where I didn't want to bring my full tripod. I've only used it twice but both times it has provided the support I needed using near by tables or railing
Excerpt: It is well made and fairly rugged. It looked great coming out of the box.Although I haven't used it in the field (or in the mist), this Gorillapod functions as you would expect; it twists, wraps, grabs and holds its form.
Excerpt: I have only used this GorillaPod with a Profoto B1 light and a justin clamp with a speed light so far. It works great for the places and times I needed it. I mounted a 3/8" stud on the pod to enable mounting lights. Very simple and very easy. So far it works fine and I have no complaints.
Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
Excerpt: This is a great addition to any camera bag, especially for those with limited space, or for those not wanting to haul out a large tripod just for a few shots. Getting a ball head for use with the gorillapod is a must though.