Excerpt: I purchased one of these to travel with my D800 and it got frequent use alongside my 16-35mm. It takes a little while to get it setup, it wouldn't support the weight very well if the legs weren't straight, which if you just had it wrapped around a railing takes a while to sort out. The biggest problem I had with this product is the minimum diameter you can wrapt it around something.
Excerpt: I'm using this for a Go Pro (with a tripod mount). It's quite a bit smaller than expected, I understand this is the Point-and-shoot camera version, but the legs are only just enough to go around something as thick as a regular guy's wrist, and certainly not long enough to go around something like a fence post. Other than that, it does work as expected.
Excerpt: I wanted a small lightweight tripod (or equivalent) that I could carry all day and use for travelling. The concept of this seems reasonable but it only seems to work if you have the right object to wrap it around. Railings are a bit hit and miss, maybe logs/branches and rocks are better but still not great. If you plan on using it on a 'table-top' in a more conventional tripod sense you'd be better off with a bag of custard.
Excerpt: I like this little head considering it's size it works okay for small stuff and is somewhat smooth and built pretty good for the buck. The plate tightens pretty good to the camera too and will not break loose from exsessive use.
Joby GorillaPod Original is okay but with some limitations
Suresh Joshi., flipkart.com
24 April 2014
Summary: Joby GorillaPod Original (Blue & Black) Pros: * Light weight * Camera can be detached/mounted easily Cons: * With my Olympus point-and-shoot camera which has the screw threads on one side (not in center of camera bottom), this tripod always shakes while clicking the shoot button. Solution is to use timer, which opens shutter few seconds after the button click. * The feet of the stand are small in length and weak.
Summary: I got this as a free gift so I'm not complaining about it.It is a very small, lightweight tripod and not much use if you have a DSLR camera. If you have a small point and shoot camera this would be a handy little gadget for taking self portraits when out on your own.It feels and looks like a toy so don't expect too much for your money.