Reviews and Problems with Joby Gorillapod SLR-ZOOM
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Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom
2 March 2010
Summary: This tripod is great in that it folds up small, is light weight and very portable. However, I highly recommend using a tripod head with this product. You can either buy the ball head separately or with the gorillapod, or use your own tripod head. Trying to get the camera level while wrapped around a tree or light post is extremely difficult without a head!
Summary: I really like the Joby and the way you can use it for the camera and the video camera. It seems to be really stable when I tried it using the video camera in the house. I can't wait to use it outdoors.
Pros: Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
ultra configurable and versatile tripod for SLR with...
16 June 2008
Summary: I have a Nikon D80 DSLR with a 18-200mm zoom lens. So I wanted a "flexpod" that can handle up to 7 lbs. This gorillapod works great and can hold my DSLR with zoom lens easily. I also use it for my compact Casio digicam and also my compact Canon camcorder. I have used this as a regular tripod on the ground or table, wrapped it around a sign post, and a tree branch. You can't do these with a regular tripod. The gorillapod held my camera with no problem.
Pros: versatile, light, configurable many different ways, strong enough to hold DSLR with zoom lens (up to 6 lbs), rubbery feel has good grip even on smooth surface
Cons: no quick release plate, bulkiest of the "flexpods"
Summary: I bought this product for a recent cruise that I took in the Carribean. I wanted to be able to have the flexibility to mount my DSLR on various surfaces to get pictures with myself and my wife in them. This product did not disappoint. I was able to wrap the legs around posts, set it on rocks to level the camera and place it almost anywhere.
Pros: Sturdy construction. Goes anywhere and grips almost anything.
Summary: I was surprised at how lightweight the gorillapod was once I got it out of the package. That's a good thing because it makes it super easy to travel with. Unlike the regular gorillapod the zoom doesn't come with a moveable head. So you are kind of stuck with horizontal format unless you get a tripod head. But I was able to tweak it to get some vert pics. I knew the shortcoming before I bought so I wasn't disappointed.
Summary: Nice product. Can take fun pictures with this!! Works pretty good. Have only had a few issues where it moved a little once I positioned it. It didn't move much. Overall, I'm really happy with this. Now I don't have to stop people on the sidewalk to take pictures of us.
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Lightweight, Rugged, Smooth Movement
Summary: Bought this for my Europe trip. It fits the side pocket of my KATA H-14. The weight and size are just right for trips that I can't take my full-size tripod. It feels stable with my Rebel XT and 70-200 IS. The legs won't bend for that setup. It's a nice product. The only drawback is the Zoom version has no quick release like the smaller versions.
Pros: size, light-weight, reliable. I can go anywhere with it in my camera bag.