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    Default Gorillapod - featured in PhotoVideoI (max weight 3kg)

    Currently looking at this model,

    http://www.joby.com/gp3.html


    Specifications are as follows:

    Capacity: Tripod mountable cameras and professional tripod heads

    Max weight: 3kg

    Interface:Universal 1/4-20 or 3/8-16 screw

    Size:250 x 60 x 60 mm (9.8 x 2.4 x 2.4")

    Weight:241g (8.5oz)

    The prices is USD$49.95 and shipping provided is USD$12 for FEDEX Economy International. In total, it would be SGD 96.79 which we can safely say would be below $100 without any last minute inflation or Acts of God.

    I am looking to shipping this model from the US, if response here is good, I will carry out a mass order.

    Anyone interested, do indicate here. Of course, if there is no interest within 2 weeks, I will carry out the order individually. I am now in contact with people from Joby.

    Cheers!

    ps. this is not for profit, i will not earn a single cent, just looking to reduce costs for everyone

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    Default Re: Gorillapod - featured in PhotoVideoI (max weight 3kg)

    so far got 2 interested already, anymore indicate here please.

    cheers!

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    I am skeptical about the 3kg rating. What does it really mean? Does it mean that the pod will be abble to support up to 3kg without deforming no matter how the legs are shaped?

    That is not easy to achieve unless the individual joints have very high friction, but if that is the case, then it will make shaping the legs very difficult. Without a separate tightening feature (not sure if that is even possible) I would really take the 3kg rating with a pinch of salt.

    You might want to check with the manufacturer what they really mean by the 3kg rating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roygoh View Post
    I am skeptical about the 3kg rating. What does it really mean? Does it mean that the pod will be abble to support up to 3kg without deforming no matter how the legs are shaped?

    That is not easy to achieve unless the individual joints have very high friction, but if that is the case, then it will make shaping the legs very difficult. Without a separate tightening feature (not sure if that is even possible) I would really take the 3kg rating with a pinch of salt.

    You might want to check with the manufacturer what they really mean by the 3kg rating.
    i think the 3kg might be feasible only in that position, with a short zoom, cos noticed that they had removed the quick release feature, and also the extra centre joint to maintain extra stability... but then i've not used a gorilla pod before to know its rigidness. would gladly exchange a POD for this...
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    Hi, just an alternative you may consider.

    You may like to visit amazon.com instead as they are selling for US$39.95

    vpost.com.sg has a tie-up with amazon and you can get them to ship it to Singapore.

    Cheers

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    Default Re: Gorillapod - featured in PhotoVideoI (max weight 3kg)

    the one they are selling on amazon is the SLR version which is supposedly the 1kg version. The SLR-Zoom one is selling for US$49.95.

    True, my total lens plus body weight is only 2.5kg as such stability shots using the gorillapod will needed only in landscape photos which are using wideangle lens. This lens are usually light. At least this is just my perception.

    In any case, it will also work with my compact camera. Cheers.

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    Thanks!

    Anyway, I did have the Joby gorillapod for the Compact Camera. I'd say that the legs are holding well and grip and linkage are pretty strong.

    Juz to check, do you think you can enquire on how much the additional linkage costs as well? Am thinking of using it for macro shoot.

    Cheers

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    hmm... come to think abt it, my heart abit itchy liao... can help me order 1?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    hmm... come to think abt it, my heart abit itchy liao... can help me order 1?
    Haha if isnt strong enuff, u can always use it for your P&S LoL~

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lmodel View Post
    Haha if isnt strong enuff, u can always use it for your P&S LoL~
    ya... prosumer cam.. hehe..

    1st test... 50-500 with my 7D & Grip...
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    Default Re: Gorillapod - featured in PhotoVideoI (max weight 3kg)

    you test first and let me know if it is good or not

    I think you will need to add in the weight of the head as well

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    Hi Germ_boi,

    I am sorry, but to ask, if I order through this MO, is it cheaper than I order individually from joby.com? thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lastboltnut View Post
    Hi Germ_boi,

    I am sorry, but to ask, if I order through this MO, is it cheaper than I order individually from joby.com? thanks.
    if order less than 4, i guess so, since share transport, more than 4 = over 400 = gst another 5%
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    Ehhh...
    Is the MO still on?

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    Default Re: Gorillapod - featured in PhotoVideoI (max weight 3kg)

    Suddenly this thread has sparked more interest than when it was first posted. LoL

    TS, time for you to conduct a MO with the number of interested parties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    you test first and let me know if it is good or not

    I think you will need to add in the weight of the head as well
    unker, u wanna retire your slik minipod liao?
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    Default Re: Gorillapod - featured in PhotoVideoI (max weight 3kg)

    hey hey im interested!

    is the MO still on? what's the reduced price gonna be like?


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    Default Re: Gorillapod - featured in PhotoVideoI (max weight 3kg)

    It looks very fragile... If slightly lower cost I might consider. Can it be used like a normal tripod?

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    Default Re: Gorillapod - featured in PhotoVideoI (max weight 3kg)

    Hey luckily i checked back but sorry guys I am unable to conduct this due to poor demand

    i have already individually ordered mine through joby.com, if you guys are interested, do check out from them too. i will try to post a review if i have the time when it gets sent here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by germ_boi View Post
    Hey luckily i checked back but sorry guys I am unable to conduct this due to poor demand

    i have already individually ordered mine through joby.com, if you guys are interested, do check out from them too. i will try to post a review if i have the time when it gets sent here.
    What's the total $ U paid ?

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