Reviews and Problems with Joby Gorillapod SLR-ZOOM
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Interesting idea but limited utility
Bill H, B&H Photo
26 December 2015
Excerpt: This is a cute idea but of limited practicality in the field. Yes, it will grip things that you could just as easily lean against, maybe with a piece of clothing to cushion the camera, so then who needs it?
Great to always have with you, however not always usable
david, B&H Photo
30 June 2015
Excerpt: I bought this to go backpacking. I didn't want to take my original tripod with me cause of weight and size to walk everywhere with. This is great it fits in my backpack and does not take up much space so now I take it everywhere I go.
Excerpt: I bought this for outdoor macro work. It's light to carry and adapts to uneven ground. The base plate could be a bit bigger; with my Nikon DS5100 it's a bit hard to see what the level has to say.
Excerpt: The gorillapod comes to the rescue when you need a fixed mounting point and don't have a tripod. Works great with light dslr cameras and short zooms, and plays nice with semi-pro or heavier setups; though the ballhead strains to anchor your shot.
Summary: I bought this for my SE Asia/Japan trip. Everywhere I went, there were people("tourist) to help me take picture... When I was in Japan and I felt a bit safe to take this baby for some night picture, it fails me. It didnt do the job because of winds and slippage plus slow shutter speed.
Pros: It does the job in area where tripod is not allowed. It does hold an XTI + 24 -105 EF lens.
Cons: Doesn't hold strong enough when taking night picture. Winds and slight slippage will cause your picture unusable when taking picture with slower shutter speed.
Summary: I bought this "tripod" in 2012 for about $75 but it came with the ballhead. I leave the clip semi-permanently mounted to the camera, so which I want to use the tripod it just clips in, no need to hassle with the tripod screw. It seems it's just strong enough to support my D5100 with an 18-105.
Summary: Great idea, but purchasers should be aware that this unit will pancake if you put on an SLR with a mid-range zoom of any weight. A D300 with a 70-200mm flattened this unit immediately. Use with caution and on light rigs only.
Summary: das Joby SLR-Zoom war ja lange das stärkste/größte der Reihe, allerdings fühlte es sich für mich etwas zu unterdimensioniert für eine ~5DII mit Standardzoom an, wenn dann noch Batteriegriff und oder Mikrofon dazukommen hätte ich bedenken.