Reviews and Problems with Joby Gorillapod SLR-ZOOM
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4 September 2008
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. Bigger cameras and/or lenses (esp. 200mm+) will probably defeat the concept.
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.