Joby Gorillapod


2evans

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When you need to travel "light" as in say trekking, it can do an ok job, but it's not a substitute for a tripod.
 

coolthought

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I have one. it kind of turning out to be a white elephant even after bringing it out at various shoot. Reason, it will either have to be on the table, ground or pole. As for the pole, you have to wring it for quite a while to get it securely mounted. Even that, it still move a bit. Half of the time, when its legs are wrap round something, I'm worried that it might slip and my camera will come crashing onto the ground.

Maybe I am not using it right but this is my own personal experience.

ps. you won't always find the right pole at the right place when you need it. :p
 

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impresza

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Advise to use the gorillapod with a small ballhead for better ease of use.
 

skyymanz

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I have one. it kind of turning out to be a white elephant even after bringing it out at various shoot. Reason, it will either have to be on the table, ground or pole. As for the pole, you have to wring it for quite a while to get it securely mounting. Even that, it still move a bit. Half of the time, when its legs are wrap round something, I'm worried that it might slip and my camera will come crashing onto the ground.

Maybe I am not using it right but this is my own personal experience.

ps. you won't always find the right pole at the right place when you need it. :p
Hi,

How is the performance with using long shutter for night shoot?
 

2evans

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Hi,

How is the performance with using long shutter for night shoot?
If you can position it well and ensure, solid bracing of it, you can certainly use it for long shots. As someone pointed out, being able to position it in an ideal way is challenging. I.e. it's kind of short without sitting it on a table or something...

Tripod wins out for sure.
 

coolthought

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Hi,

How is the performance with using long shutter for night shoot?
Are you are asking about how stable it is with the camera?
the segmented legs require some bit of effort to bend or twist it.
Generally, it should be pretty stable standing straight on its legs on a stable platform.
However, do check out the max weight it can hold in the joby site.

My personal opinion.
1. If you really want to use it, get a ball head. It will make life so much easier for trying to aim the camera.
2. I would still prefer to use a proper tripod with a good head for a long exposure.
3. Probably best suited when you need to place your camera on the table or the ground to take photo.

ps. note that I didn't mention any pole here.
 

Reportage

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Its great when you dont want to bring a tripod.

the main tradeoff is obviously the height. but can always improvise...
 

ZerocoolAstra

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Hi,

Anyone got reviews on this tripod? thinking of getting one. Can mount it on pole and it light weight. Good for travel. :)

http://joby.com/gorillapod/slr/
If you're intending to use it for long exposures (eg > a few seconds), I don't think it will do the trick.

I would only use one to support something light,
like my LX3. but probably not a DSLR. I know there are large sizes, but :think:
maybe more for photographing yourself at a holiday spot.
 

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mikeeeey

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im using LX3 and gorillapod too.

the SLR version is just nice. dont get the small one for LX3, well at least for my case. cos sometimes i have adaptors on and it adds to the weight. the SLR is sturdy enough for the total weight.


useful for occasions where you dont want to lug around a tripod and attract more attention by setting up the tripod. the gorillapod can be stealthy and cute at the same time. haha
 

Fotophilic

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sometimes i do have some doubt about how well it can grip on railings and other things.
any user opinion? is it really as good as it has been advertised?
 

ZerocoolAstra

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sometimes i do have some doubt about how well it can grip on railings and other things.
any user opinion? is it really as good as it has been advertised?
It looks like it's holding the camera steady, but if there's wind, or vibration on the railing, or the supported weight is near to the limit, you can bet your bottom dollar that the image will not be sharp.
 

coolthought

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As for the pole, you have to wring it for quite a while to get it securely mounted. Even that, it still move a bit. Half of the time, when its legs are wrap round something, I'm worried that it might slip and my camera will come crashing onto the ground.
Are you are asking about how stable it is with the camera?
the segmented legs require some bit of effort to bend or twist it.
Generally, it should be pretty stable standing straight on its legs on a stable platform.
However, do check out the max weight it can hold in the joby site.

My personal opinion.
1. If you really want to use it, get a ball head. It will make life so much easier for trying to aim the camera.
2. I would still prefer to use a proper tripod with a good head for a long exposure.
3. Probably best suited when you need to place your camera on the table or the ground to take photo.

ps. note that I didn't mention any pole here.
sometimes i do have some doubt about how well it can grip on railings and other things.
any user opinion? is it really as good as it has been advertised?
note the bold words in my previous posts.
 

Fotophilic

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note the bold words in my previous posts.
thanks for the highlight of your previous posts.
i did saw them but my opinion of pole sounds more like a vertical thing (sounds challenging). railing, to me, sounds more like horizontal. pardon my english, i could be wrong.
but i get what u mean. thanks. :)
 

dlhero

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so whats the final verdict? and how much can i get one for in sg? for a DSLR -.- dont wanna bring my tripod overseas man =/
 

ovaltinemilo

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I saw one of the similar ones at mustafa before...not realli Joby I guess...dunno why but it was selling cheaply there...anyway, I am interested to ask, anyone experienced bumping their dslr using this monopods...can it reali take the weight plus lens?;p
 

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