Joby GorillaPod tripod

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Badrottie, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. Badrottie Suspended

    Badrottie

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    Have you used Joby GorillaPod tripod for your digital camera? I have one small GorillaPod for my iPhone but am thinking about order GorillaPod SLR Zoom for my SX50 HS. I really like magnetic tripod but it might not for heavy SLR. :apple:
     
  2. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    I've not used one, but don't they have a max weight on their website? Just weigh your camera and check out the advice.
    Then test it thoroughly when you get it in a safe environment.
     
  3. kenoh macrumors demi-god

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    I have that model. After a short while using it with a Canon 650d and 24-105L lens it began to droop a bit during use to the point i didnt trust it.

    I now still use it on holiday but on a much lighter mrrorless setup.

    They may have fixed it since i used it last with a DSLR though. Also, I have a MeFoto Day Trip portable which is a great little tripod and isnt actually any bulkier than the Joby to carry. Obviously it doesnt wrap round fence posts and the like but like i say above, i lost confidence in mine.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    I've got that one (the SLR Zoom model) and typically use it with my D7000 and 16-85mm lens.

    I'm happy with mine, but I'd make sure to get some sort of ball head (I've got a small Manfrotto on mine) to go with it, as it's really hard to get the camera positioned correctly if you're connecting the camera directly to the tripod.
     
  5. kenoh macrumors demi-god

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    +1good point forgot I had added same thing...
     
  6. Badrottie thread starter Suspended

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    Yes it does and I know my SX50 HS is not very heavy like full frame dSLR with lens. :apple:

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    Thank you Kenoh and Telecomm for input I will think about it before ordering one next month. I have seen some good one on YouTube video. I always wanted some great video creatives for my YouTube also I want to take some shots at waterfall so I don't want to carry huge tripod. I also will be ordering 60" or 72" tripod as well. :apple:
     
  7. themumu macrumors 6502a

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    I have the DSLR Zoom, and as others mentioned, a ball head is an indispensable accessory - the one from Joby is good as it's rather small but quite functional for the size of the tripod.

    It's a pretty good tripod if you don't try to push it too hard. If you put a large lens on it (like I do with my 18-200 mounted on a crop SLR), it will greatly limit the ways you can place it so that the lens does not droop down.

    If you want to bring your DSLR on a holiday that's not primarily about photography and don't want to lug around a full sized tripod, this is a good alternative. It will usually fit in a medium sized lady's purse, will definitely fit in a beach bag, and is quite unobtrusive when not in use. I've set it up to shoot timelapses a few times while having dinner in picturesque outdoor locations and it works quite well.
     

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