Joby Gorillapod SLR ZOOM - Amazon - was £69.95 now £21.68
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Joby Gorillapod SLR ZOOM - Amazon - was £69.95 now £21.68

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Found 7th Jun 2012
This is the heavy duty Joby Gorillapod SLR Zoom - i.e. the heavy duty one that can take 3KG. Sold by Amazon.

Don't be confused this is the 3KG model easily enough for an SLR with a decent zoom/accessories. This will be overkill for most compacts, but great for the SLR users out there.

This is the cheapest I have ever seen it.

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The RRP may be a bit inflated - I grabbed it from Amazon - I think these are usually £30 - £40.
Good price, these have been recommended by my friends with DSLRs, will grab one at this price I think
Good price was tempted too buy one but a few reviews mention about it not being too good with semi-pro and pro body cameras which are what i was looking at getting it for using with

Still voted hot as its good price
will this be any good for canon eos 600d
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Throttle

Good price was tempted too buy one but a few reviews mention about it not … Good price was tempted too buy one but a few reviews mention about it not being too good with semi-pro and pro body cameras which are what i was looking at getting it for using with :(Still voted hot as its good price



I get the impression that people reviewing on Amazon may be reviewing the non-zoom version but putting the review in the zoom area. 3KG should be more than enough for all semi-pro setups and most pro. However, most pro's will not be using a gorillapod, they will use a traditional tripod.
Top price. Well spotted
Milkfloat

I get the impression that people reviewing on Amazon may be reviewing the … I get the impression that people reviewing on Amazon may be reviewing the non-zoom version but putting the review in the zoom area. 3KG should be more than enough for all semi-pro setups and most pro. However, most pro's will not be using a gorillapod, they will use a traditional tripod.


I once weighed my camera with the telephoto lens and accessories on (Canon 5D, 70-200 f/2.8, flash etc) and it came out at 5.5kg. 3kg is probably OK for a plastic bodied dSLR and standard lenses, but not for "all semi pro and most pro". I'd be tempted to buy a few for placing remote flashes though.

Either way, very good price.
Great price, I have the same model and its worth every penny... even if you have a smaller sized camera rig its probably a good idea to go for this high end model as it gives confidence that you may not get with the lower spec versions.
Heat + ordered thanks but I think this may not be the SLR Zoom version - as checking the dimensions this looks to be the regular Gorillapod - perhaps a listing error?
http://joby.com/img/gp3/newproduct/features_specs.png - 25cm x 6cm x 6cm, same as the amazon listing. Seems legit.
these really are the nuts, such a clever idea
DuncanClarke

- 25cm x 6cm x 6cm, same as the amazon listing. Seems legit.



But the picture in the amazon listing looks different to me at the top unless there is an extra piece they haven't attached maybe?
Sorry should have also said, there is another SLR-Zoom model which has the following dimensions:

Product Dimensions: 31.8 x 6.9 x 6.6 cm ; 454 g
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dealtime999

Sorry should have also said, there is another SLR-Zoom model which has … Sorry should have also said, there is another SLR-Zoom model which has the following dimensions:Product Dimensions: 31.8 x 6.9 x 6.6 cm ; 454 g



That is the one that includes a ball head -so a different product.
Milkfloat

That is the one that includes a ball head -so a different product.



Oh ok, stand corrected then, thanks.
Throttle

Good price was tempted too buy one but a few reviews mention about it not … Good price was tempted too buy one but a few reviews mention about it not being too good with semi-pro and pro body cameras which are what i was looking at getting it for using with :(Still voted hot as its good price



It's fine with my 5Dii (and 40D), so should be ok for all SLR bodies. The real critical point is weight and length of lens. My 100-400L is too much for it for example.
I think these are great and have been looking at them for a while but believe without the ball head which is another £25 you won't get the full benefit. Does anyone have any experience of the Gorillapod without the ball head. Can you live without it?
Still very tempted.
kev369

I think these are great and have been looking at them for a while but … I think these are great and have been looking at them for a while but believe without the ball head which is another £25 you won't get the full benefit. Does anyone have any experience of the Gorillapod without the ball head. Can you live without it?Still very tempted.



Yeah I'd like to know that too, does the ball head really matter? It's the only thing stopping me from pulling the trigger on an order.
lovely gear but still too much for me...
hot btw
DuncanClarke

I'd be tempted to buy a few for placing remote flashes though.



Gaffa tape is cheaper and stronger...
Milkfloat

I get the impression that people reviewing on Amazon may be reviewing the … I get the impression that people reviewing on Amazon may be reviewing the non-zoom version but putting the review in the zoom area. 3KG should be more than enough for all semi-pro setups and most pro. However, most pro's will not be using a gorillapod, they will use a traditional tripod.


Your most likely right as saying that its reviews based on different Gorilapods
LotusJas

It's fine with my 5Dii (and 40D), so should be ok for all SLR bodies. … It's fine with my 5Dii (and 40D), so should be ok for all SLR bodies. The real critical point is weight and length of lens. My 100-400L is too much for it for example.


I have a 5D2 and a 1D MkIII so its likely too be just used with the 24-70mm rather than a zoom i think, so after looking at its weight support of 3KG it should be fine too use i think now.
Ordered two

Great Price for a versatile wee gizmo , heat added.
bargain heat applied
it can take 3kg, wow thats good
Milkfloat

I get the impression that people reviewing on Amazon may be reviewing … I get the impression that people reviewing on Amazon may be reviewing the non-zoom version but putting the review in the zoom area. 3KG should be more than enough for all semi-pro setups and most pro. However, most pro's will not be using a gorillapod, they will use a traditional tripod.

LotusJas

It's fine with my 5Dii (and 40D), so should be ok for all SLR bodies. … It's fine with my 5Dii (and 40D), so should be ok for all SLR bodies. The real critical point is weight and length of lens. My 100-400L is too much for it for example.



yep the 24-70 is about 1kg as i have it and its excellent, think the 5d mk2 is same - alas im having to make do with a 400d until i get the same camera you have, a 7d or 600d
Gorillapods are okay for the first few months of use then they lose their strength via the articulating ball joints, legs give way when camera isn't absolutely central, it's happened to me on numerous occasions, I wouldn't trust one for a half-decent camera and lens.
Pretty much the most overrated fad in consumer photography.
Get a proper tripod.
Thanks - was only thinking of getting one of these yesterday - ordered.
Good price, was looking to get this flex tripod. Is it ok to pass them to plane into cabin baggage?
Edited by: "edgarsr" 8th Jun 2012
The photos of this look misleading to me. The body in the photo has a 70-200 lens attached not sure if it is f2.8 or f4 version but either way its a heavy lens and photos show it angled upwards to alter centre of gravity. Im not sure you could have it horizontally with a zoom, especially without a battery grip. I would never use a decent camera on one but a cheap dslr with kit lens would be worth a risk in some situations. Im sure it would be useful in the odd situation.
bigdai77

The photos of this look misleading to me. The body in the photo has a … The photos of this look misleading to me. The body in the photo has a 70-200 lens attached not sure if it is f2.8 or f4 version but either way its a heavy lens and photos show it angled upwards to alter centre of gravity. Im not sure you could have it horizontally with a zoom, especially without a battery grip. I would never use a decent camera on one but a cheap dslr with kit lens would be worth a risk in some situations. Im sure it would be useful in the odd situation.



Cant think of a useful situation though. If your shooting landscapes or low light you would want a tripod, if your into self portraits while on holiday, would you need a dslr?
DuncanClarke

I once weighed my camera with the telephoto lens and accessories on … I once weighed my camera with the telephoto lens and accessories on (Canon 5D, 70-200 f/2.8, flash etc) and it came out at 5.5kg. 3kg is probably OK for a plastic bodied dSLR and standard lenses, but not for "all semi pro and most pro". I'd be tempted to buy a few for placing remote flashes though.Either way, very good price.



I'm not doubting you, but your weight for that rig seems a little OTT? A Canon 5D weighs slightly under 1Kg and the 70-200 f/2.8 is just under 1.5Kg, giving a combined weight of just under 2.5Kg. Does your flash unit have a lead-acid battery!!!oO

Seriously though the problem is probably more to do with the polar momentum of such a long lens, levers and all that. Thanks for your comments.

Nice bit of kit and heat added. Oh and for anyone "thinking about it" the ballhead is available as an accessory for about £25 if you buy this deal and decide you need to add it.
Edited by: "Divvy" 8th Jun 2012
Hot price. Ordered!
Wanted one of these for ages especially after playing with them on the Gadget show live. Snapped one up at this price bargain..
Good price - Heat added
Ordered.
It's also down to £20.99 (fullfilled by Amazon) or £21.22 (direct with Amazon).
Another gadget I'd like but looking at reviews and thinking of uses.......I can't justify it.....good price if you will find a use for it...
which one to order? marketplace or amazon direct?
ordered from MP3 Accessories! thanks OP, hot!
ipcam

which one to order? marketplace or amazon direct?



They are both fulfilled by Amazon which means if something goes wrong Amazon will pick up the customer service side of things.
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