Summary: I've been wanting one of these for some time since I often ride my mountain bike alone and like to get photos to post to forums and Facebook. I carry a little tripod that has tiny legs that fold up and screw inside the barrel. That works OK for a point and shoot but not for the Nikon D-2 and D-300 I carry. This pod is strong enough to hold up the DSLR with a 17-55 zoom mounted to it. A big plus is the ability to wrap the legs around a tree for vertical shots.
Summary: instead of carrying big heavy tripod around, this one is well worth it!!! I call this my little spidy, able to hold $2600 worth of camera gear (Canon 7D w/grip, 17-40L) this little tripod can go anywhere you like. At first i was afraid it wouldn't hold up the weight of the camera but it actually did... It did take time to get use to it and to adjust the footing to get the right angle, but indeed its well worth it!!
Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
Summary: Amazing! Especially once you feel you can trust it with your expensive digital SLR (Canon digital SLR with 50-250mm zoom). Easily "grips" to poles and fences, very convenient to put on rocks, branches, .... It's the perfect companion to a hiker who wants to take pictures, or a tourist in a city because of its light weight. It's also very stable, once you attach it to something.
Pros: Flexible, easy to carry.
Cons: A little bit too short. Missing a bubble level and a ball head. A little expensive.
Summary: The little contraption is quite a useful one. I bought this for my older sister to use with her camera. It comes in handy when you want to snap a shot of yourself that doesn't show your arm in. You don't have to worry about finding a level area that will still allow for your head to show as well! I would recommend it to anyone with a big camera who is looking for new, creative ways to snap shots and take pictures.
Summary: Two years ago, I bought the original gorillapod from Joby and it was great. However, the original one was too thin and could not take weights more than a pound. I had no choice but ended up selling it on ebay. A few years after, Joby now comes up with a new one (this one) that offers better build and better weight capabilities. This SLR-Zoom version takes more than 6 pounds of weight and the grip is two times bigger than before.
Pros: 1. Flexible for all occasions 2. Solid build 3. Takes more weight (than before)
Summary: This is a really nifty tripod it can hold my Samsung GX10 with a telephoto lens no sweat if I position everything right. I wish the screw removal thing had a wingnut so that it didn't need a coin to undo. Also a ball pivot head on it would be nice but good luck that ever happening. Otherwise with it's nice pole-wrapping abilities and regular short-tripod functioning, this things is nifty and fun and functional.
Pros: Strong enough for my Samsung GX10, grips to poles, grippy feet
Cons: No ball head, adapter can get lost, no wingnut to get the screw turned
Summary: This item has been great fun and very useful. Think of a tripod crossed with Gumby. I do recommend purchasing a pan head to attach the camera with, however. To get the tripod level and perfect for photos without that extra adjustment is very difficult. The tripod will wrap itself around almost any object and opens new horizons for remote and timed exposures. It is also great for tabletop use.