Excerpt: I got this to take on trips and camping. I've only used it for a few shots so far, but it works as advertised. The ball head and tripod are strong enough to hold my Camera with a 70-200 lens just fine. It's not small, about the size of a bunch of celery, but I am happy with the trade off between size and capability.
Excerpt: I had one of these as part of my Gorillapod Focus setup. Holds fairly heavy equipment well, I have routinely used this as my main tripod setup with 5D series cameras and lenses op to Canon's 70-300 L without any problems. The compact size is a real winner for me, that's why I just bought a second one for on top of my DIY slider for motion timelapses, which replaces a Manfrotto 496rc2 that was stolen. I prefer an Arca-Swiss style clamp as this Ballhead supports.
Pros: Attaches Firmly, Double Slotted, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Small, Strong Clamp
Excerpt: I haven't had a chance to give this product a real work out yet, but I played with it to see that it would securely hold my camera in place. I am looking forward to having time to use it more. I don't see any problems with the product whatsover and feel it was a great value for the price.
Excerpt: I use a Nikon D7000, which is 24 ounces, without a lens. Once I put the lens on and mount it on the Gorillapod with the Joby head, the functionality of the Gorillapod legs are strained. If I set the legs up in an upright position, it tips forward. It must be wrapped around something to make it more stable. Still, having the head on the legs is helpful to compose the photo.