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Gorillapod made by Joby at Amazon for only £22 delivered, these usually retail at over £30. I bought one of these a few months ago and it's the best tripod I've had for flexibility, no pun intended!

You can get clones of this from Hong Kong (there are some available at http://www.dealextreme.com), but the genuine product is worth a few more quid as it has a locking ring to secure the camer

Review of it can be found here: http://www.pocket-lint.co.uk/reviews/review.phtml/1713/2737/joby-gorillapod-slr-camera-tripod.phtml

http://www.intro2020.co.uk/pages/gpod1.htm


Product Features: Lightweight * Compact * Portable * Bendable * Wrappable

Details: Flexible joints allows bending and rotating in any direction to form the perfect shape. Locking ring enabeling extra security for your camera. Slim-line attachment stays connected to your camera for nearly instant setup. Ring and foot grips provide extra gripping power to most surfaces

Technical Details: Maximum load weight 800g * Size 25x5x5cm
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#1
These are quite interesting !

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/5598/gorillapodslr131a462ph9.jpg
#2
They are brilliant, I use mine all the time when I'm using my Dimage Z3, can't recommend these tripods enough!

BTW, I wasn't sure what section to post this in, wondered if Electrical was appropriate as it's for cameras, but then thought Sports and Leisure was best.
#3
Could those who have voted this cold please say why they think it's a cold deal? It was at almost 10 degrees a few minutes ago and now it's gone down below 4. This is the best price I've ever seen these tripods at as they usually retail at over 30 quid!
#4
That is a great price, normally about £40 where I have seen them. I have the smaller one for my compact camera and would love the bigger one for my big camera :)
#5
There is this one for £14.99 too
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Joby-GP3-01EN-Gorillapod-SLR-Zoom/dp/B000KFRSG4/ref=pd_sbs_ce_shvl_title_1/026-1577388-0587636?ie=UTF8&qid=1193589226&sr=8-2

Both say SLR so I am not certain which one I am thinking of at £40.

On the (American) gorillapod site this one is the more expencive one (designed for cameras with big zooms i think)
#6
I have the SLR zoom version and it works great
#7
Even cheaper here :http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.2331

£6.08 delivered:thumbsup:
#8
jay7472
Even cheaper here :http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.2331

£6.08 delivered:thumbsup:


That is a copy of course
#9
fiyero
That is a copy of course


Copy or not, I have ordered to give it a go for £6inc :thumbsup:
#10
fiyero
There is this one for £14.99 too
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Joby-GP3-01EN-Gorillapod-SLR-Zoom/dp/B000KFRSG4/ref=pd_sbs_ce_shvl_title_1/026-1577388-0587636?ie=UTF8&qid=1193589226&sr=8-2

Both say SLR so I am not certain which one I am thinking of at £40.

On the (American) gorillapod site this one is the more expencive one (designed for cameras with big zooms i think)


This one is saying 4-6 weeks until dispatch so probably out of stock, but good spot, mate!
#11
Just ordered the Gorillapod SLR zoom which has a higher spec but is even cheaper at £14.99 *DELIVERED* (Go Figure!!)....

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Joby-GP3-01EN-Gorillapod-SLR-Zoom/dp/B000KFRSG4/ref=sr_1_1/026-6861112-1057261?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1193598488&sr=1-1

(if you read the 3rd review down on Amazon, the reviewer says he rushed in and bought the Gorillapod SLR, but wished he'd actually bought the Gorillapod SLR zoom).
#12
I found a lower price for the Gorillapod-slr at £16.99 although post will be additional.

http://www.devoncamera.co.uk/index.cfm/photographic/Products.Details/product_id/1373/subject/joby_gorillapod


The real bargain in this thread is the Gorillapod-SLR zoom for £15.00 which i've placed an order for.
#13
Only $6.26 for small or $12.50 for large at dealextreme. Site charges in dollars but ships free from Hong Kong and paypal charges in British Pounds too. Seems like the best deal here.

http://www.dealextreme.com/search.dx/search.tripod
#14
Will this hold a normal compact as well or would it be better to go for the smaller version for compact camera's?
#15
rkhanmoh
Will this hold a normal compact as well or would it be better to go for the smaller version for compact camera's?


It will (if you have a standard tripod screw socket) but you would be much better off with the smaller version.
#16
rkhanmoh
Will this hold a normal compact as well or would it be better to go for the smaller version for compact camera's?


Hi, I'm no camera expert, but so long as the camera has a screw hole in the bottom, it will fit. All cameras I have used all have this hole. They are all the same size and will screw directly on to the top of it.

If you take a look at this image, the mount hole is the silvery bit towards the bottom of the blue plastic (sort of middle of the picture).
If your camera has that on the bottom, then it will be compatible!

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/CD1K/ZBOTTOMa.JPG

Hope this helps
Rob:thumbsup:
#17
Went for the zoom verson through Amazon. Many Thanks OP and Hank McSpank!

Hotted.
#18
if you've actually got an slr with anything other than the kit lens, you'll need the zoom. you would probably also do well to get a tripod head with it, as its a bit inflexible on its own - personally i've not found it as revolutionary as people make out, but each to their own i guess :)
#20
I might have a use for that thing in the room 'where the magic happens' ;-)
#21
Cheers, Heat and rep given

Chrisapplegate
#22
Thanks HankMcSpank!! Ordered the zoom version :)
#23
I went for the zoom as well. I've got a 400D, only kit lens and 50mm at the moment but nothing like future proofing.

Wanted one for ages and for that price you have to really.

Lets just hope it will be here before the estimate date of DECEMBER 20TH!!!

In my experience of Amazon they will either get some stock in the next week or so and we will get them or it will take well into 2008 with no sign then they will email us saying they no longer stock them...
#24
emmajk42
These are quite interesting !

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/5598/gorillapodslr131a462ph9.jpg


I wouldnt feel very safe and happy about dangling my +£400 of equipment with it
#25
Mr Ikasu
I went for the zoom as well. I've got a 400D, only kit lens and 50mm at the moment but nothing like future proofing.

Wanted one for ages and for that price you have to really.

Lets just hope it will be here before the estimate date of DECEMBER 20TH!!!

In my experience of Amazon they will either get some stock in the next week or so and we will get them or it will take well into 2008 with no sign then they will email us saying they no longer stock them...


I went for the SLR-Zoom for £14.99 too. Let's hope it is infact the zoom and that it arrives soonish!
#26
2StepSteve
I wouldnt feel very safe and happy about dangling my +£400 of equipment with it


I usually hold on to the strap just in case :thumbsup:
#27
[SIZE=2]Amazon saying Zoom "Usually dispatched within 4 to 6 weeks"[/SIZE]

[SIZE=2]That's ckrap[/SIZE]
#28
Confiteor
[SIZE=2]Amazon saying Zoom "Usually dispatched within 4 to 6 weeks"[/SIZE]

[SIZE=2]That's ckrap[/SIZE]


That doesn't worry me as I'm used to time lapse photography.
#29
Going to buy the Zoom one at £15 and don't mind waiting 3-4 weeks for that price!

However, I am ordering a WD Passport 250GB at £90 as an xmas gift, will they send the drive out first or will they wait until both are ready since I've gone for free shipping?
#30
2StepSteve
I wouldnt feel very safe and happy about dangling my +£400 of equipment with it

Neither would I. The item will only work as well as the person using it allows it to work. A slight hitch on the part of the user and that's an expensive mistake for the sake of a convenience. Bear in mind that since the item as a whole is top-heavy, accidents are all the more likely.
#31


Not an ideal method for combatting camera shake!!
#32
Blanco
Neither would I. The item will only work as well as the person using it allows it to work. A slight hitch on the part of the user and that's an expensive mistake for the sake of a convenience. Bear in mind that since the item as a whole is top-heavy, accidents are all the more likely.


I think you guys are wrong to judge it before trying it, unless, of course, I am wrong and you have tried it? But by the sounds of the responses you haven't.

I've only read positive feedback, including a glowing review in Photography Monthly.

I've never known an (D)SLR user to not treasure and look after their equipment like they couldn't afford to replace it... Insurance for photographers is insanely cheap because photographers naturally look after their gear and rarely have to make claims. If someone bought this and didn't feel it supported their camera 100% safely they wouldn't use it and there'd be bad write-ups all over the web.
#33
Ok so the Zoom one looks the best deal but I'm a bit confused why all the example pictures of this model all seem to have some kind of additional attachment?
#34
publicnme
Ok so the Zoom one looks the best deal but I'm a bit confused why all the example pictures of this model all seem to have some kind of additional attachment?


It's a tripod head and allows for more flexibility as I don't think the "Zoom" model has a neck. Amazon suggest one at £35.50... I think I'll just leave it and if I find I need it when the thing arrives I'll purchase one elsewhere.
#35
PoisonJam
It's a tripod head and allows for more flexibility as I don't think the "Zoom" model has a neck. Amazon suggest one at £35.50... I think I'll just leave it and if I find I need it when the thing arrives I'll purchase one elsewhere.


eBay is your best bet for tripod heads, or have a quick google around. There are decent, cheap tripod heads to be had.
#36
potfish
Not an ideal method for combatting camera shake!!


Combat is the word. Looks like a weaponised camera: Nikon as Nightstick.
#37
PoisonJam
I think you guys are wrong to judge it before trying it, unless, of course, I am wrong and you have tried it? But by the sounds of the responses you haven't.

I've only read positive feedback, including a glowing review in Photography Monthly.

I've never known an (D)SLR user to not treasure and look after their equipment like they couldn't afford to replace it... Insurance for photographers is insanely cheap because photographers naturally look after their gear and rarely have to make claims. If someone bought this and didn't feel it supported their camera 100% safely they wouldn't use it and there'd be bad write-ups all over the web.

I would love to see someone with very expensive kit hang their high end model off a tree. Unless money was no object of course. As for insurance, too much hassle tbh (but that's just a personal opinion)

The rubber provides the grip and if there was a wind gust or a loss of grip due to a poorly setup pod, it wouldn't be a pleasant sight. The same can be said about say a tripod, although I see it as far less likely since a tripod on level ground (as most are used that way) would be less likely to suffer a fall.
#38
i've hung my (admitedly only a 400d + £300 sigma lens) off all sortsa things with this, once its gripped it stays gripped, really firmly too, it just takes a few minutes to set up as you want it, and its pretty hard to take an accurate shot (ie frame it just as you want). it does however work very well as a mini tripod you can take anywhere (just in normal 3 leg mode).. mine is just tucked into my camera bag. few shots i've taken using it..

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2034/1533999963_f3201a0632_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2213/1532397146_03ec376f6b_b.jpg
#39
this looks like an interesting device!

may buy the cheap one from deal extreme to see how it is
#40
If it helps anyone ... I got the cheap one from dealextreme (before seeing this ... might have gone for the £15 SLR Zoom if I had) and find it to be excellent value for money. The joints are a little stiff but that should be ok with use. Contrary to the org post it does come with the locking ring just like the original. Maybe the original is a much more polished and better quality product but the dealextreme one does the job quite well so it is very good value for money (especially as normally the same comparable pods sell for £30+ whereas I got it from dealextreme for £9 delivered)

For those who are unsure about how good this is for the safety of their cameras, I can assure them that it is an excellent idea and very safe. As long as you buy the correct pod (eg: you obviously cant put a 400D + lens on to a compact pod) and ensure it is safely attached and position then there will be no problems. The wrap around legs make the camera very secure. You just need to take care when attaching the legs to any post/object.

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