Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Tripod for SLR Cameras with Ballhead £35.99 Delivered @ Amazon
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Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Tripod for SLR Cameras with Ballhead £35.99 Delivered @ Amazon

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Found 2nd May 2016
See the price on the right under "Other Sellers on Amazon"

For SLR cameras weighing up to 3 kg
Flexible, wrappable legs allow you to secure your camera almost anywhere
Over two dozen premium quality ABS plastic leg joints bend and rotate 360 degree
Quick-release clip with bubble level ensures accurate levelling and stays connected to your camera for instant setup
Rubberised ring and foot grips for enhanced stability on difficult terrain. Stainless steel mount screw with 3/8 inches adapter for use with any professional ballhead

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is this the one that can take dslrs with a 70-200 lens

really good price, normally find it for £50 which is what i paid, or seperate (ballhead £30 and Tripod £20). brilliant bit of kit, never leave home without it, the tripod you take when you dont need a tripod! very light and compact.

Kurtangle

is this the one that can take dslrs with a 70-200 lens


yeah

great price

Great price thanks OP, been hanging on for this to drop in price. Ordered.

davedelaney1978

yeah


Naw man I just looked into it. It's the Focus version that can handle heavier equipment not the zoom this one is probably more versitle for the compact cameras maybe lightweight slrs. With the voucher it's £43.00 at its cheapest. Disappointed!!!

Kurtangle

Naw man I just looked into it. It's the Focus version that can handle … Naw man I just looked into it. It's the Focus version that can handle heavier equipment not the zoom this one is probably more versitle for the compact cameras maybe lightweight slrs. With the voucher it's £43.00 at its cheapest. Disappointed!!!


You're wrong. The Zoom is designed for exactly that (hence the name - ZOOM). The Focus is the slightly bigger, metal construction, version aimed at pro use (though reports suggest the plastic construction of the zoom legs actually hold weight more securely that the more expensive Focus anyway).

And sadly I've missed this deal as it's no longer showing at that price on Amazon. B*****

JDPower

And sadly I've missed this deal as it's no longer showing at that price … And sadly I've missed this deal as it's no longer showing at that price on Amazon. B*****


And back in stock, and ordered Cheers OP.

davedelaney1978

some images using … some images using gorrilapod:https://www.flickr.com/photos/davethejedi/21756096754/in/dateposted/https://www.flickr.com/photos/davethejedi/17065528660/in/photostreamhttps://www.flickr.com/photos/davethejedi/17001748516/in/photostreamhttps://www.flickr.com/photos/davethejedi/15687379773/in/photostream


tbf i think they could have all been taken with any decent tripod

brilly

tbf i think they could have all been taken with any decent tripod


isnt that the point? except its cheaper and lightweight, and you can attach it to almost anything.
i once wrapped it round a headrest in car and did a time lapse on it.. you couldnt do that with a standard tripod!
Edited by: "davethejedi" 3rd May 2016

brilly

tbf i think they could have all been taken with any decent tripod


True, but you can't/don't always carry a decent tripod with you. This you can.

i always take mine, even when i have my carbon manfroto. what i do need to get is 2 matching ballheads so i dont have to change it in order to switch tripods,

davedelaney1978

isnt that the point? except its cheaper and lightweight, and you can … isnt that the point? except its cheaper and lightweight, and you can attach it to almost anything. i once wrapped it round a headrest in car and did a time lapse on it.. you couldnt do that with a standard tripod!


no, you are right i guess - just none of the photos showed the unique usage you could get out of this
36quid could get you a tripod as able to take the pics you presented i would have thought - the real selling point is the adaptability


JDPower

True, but you can't/don't always carry a decent tripod with you. This you … True, but you can't/don't always carry a decent tripod with you. This you can.


i wouldn't think many would call this an item that you can always carry with you - sure its smaller than regular tripods but its still quite a chunk to carry

brilly

no, you are right i guess - just none of the photos showed the unique … no, you are right i guess - just none of the photos showed the unique usage you could get out of this36quid could get you a tripod as able to take the pics you presented i would have thought - the real selling point is the adaptabilityi wouldn't think many would call this an item that you can always carry with you - sure its smaller than regular tripods but its still quite a chunk to carry


ive used it attached to fencing from a viewing platform, on a rock at the beach, on a shelf, the back of a car rest, even on top of another tipod (my mates) just because you cannot see if i have used it in a unique way doesnt mean i havent. i put those up to show it can be used everybit as well as some of its larger cousins, obviously it doesnt have the stability of a £300 tripod but for the price its very good.

davedelaney1978

ive used it attached to fencing from a viewing platform, on a rock at the … ive used it attached to fencing from a viewing platform, on a rock at the beach, on a shelf, the back of a car rest, even on top of another tipod (my mates) just because you cannot see if i have used it in a unique way doesnt mean i havent. i put those up to show it can be used everybit as well as some of its larger cousins, obviously it doesnt have the stability of a £300 tripod but for the price its very good.


its fairly obvious they are sitting on the ground in a wide open space, no need to give me a theory of how you might have done it
the other uses are obvious - you didn't show any pics like that though
you did however show usage as a normal tripod which is fair enough

brilly

its fairly obvious they are sitting on the ground in a wide open space, … its fairly obvious they are sitting on the ground in a wide open space, no need to give me a theory of how you might have done itthe other uses are obvious - you didn't show any pics like that thoughyou did however show usage as a normal tripod which is fair enough


and as stated before, i take when i dont want to take the large tripod out, i always choose what to take as to take all of my kit would be very heavy require more than one bag and most of it wouldnt get used. so yeah some of those could be done on a normal tripod but thats also kinda my point. although one of those was place on top of a waterfall, which you couldnt do. theres plenty more in my photostream from "unique" perspectives if you actually care that much. they were just a few i remember using it with that were towards the front end of my photostream. i dont actually know why you are still going on about stuff that is irrelevant. the deal is hot and thats all

davedelaney1978

and as stated before, i take when i dont want to take the large tripod … and as stated before, i take when i dont want to take the large tripod out, i always choose what to take as to take all of my kit would be very heavy require more than one bag and most of it wouldnt get used. so yeah some of those could be done on a normal tripod but thats also kinda my point. although one of those was place on top of a waterfall, which you couldnt do. theres plenty more in my photostream from "unique" perspectives if you actually care that much. they were just a few i remember using it with that were towards the front end of my photostream. i dont actually know why you are still going on about stuff that is irrelevant. the deal is hot and thats all


its not irrelevant - you didn't show how it performed when using its main selling point
for all we know its could easily droop when attached to things, standing plonked on the ground is pretty easy... sideways up a tree is harder
i am not saying it does as its well reviewed but just saying your photos weren't really that relevant

Worth it for the ball joint alone!

brilly

its not irrelevant - you didn't show how it performed when using its main … its not irrelevant - you didn't show how it performed when using its main selling pointfor all we know its could easily droop when attached to things, standing plonked on the ground is pretty easy... sideways up a tree is harderi am not saying it does as its well reviewed but just saying your photos weren't really that relevant



so the photos taken with the equipment in the OP arent relevant? if you knew about photography you would be able to see on the exif data that the camera i use is heavier than most entry level dslrs so should be suitable for most users, and the the exposure time on most of those images is around 30 seconds which implies stability in the product. how would you know if i clamped it to a tree? the ballhead can be moved so that the camera is level. would you prefer it perhaps if i took pictures of it in place? but what would be the point in that? i never stated that those pictures represented the versitility of the product, or my best work. i just quickly picked a couple out i remembered using it with.

davedelaney1978

so the photos taken with the equipment in the OP arent relevant? if you … so the photos taken with the equipment in the OP arent relevant? if you knew about photography you would be able to see on the exif data that the camera i use is heavier than most entry level dslrs so should be suitable for most users, and the the exposure time on most of those images is around 30 seconds which implies stability in the product. how would you know if i clamped it to a tree? the ballhead can be moved so that the camera is level. would you prefer it perhaps if i took pictures of it in place? but what would be the point in that? i never stated that those pictures represented the versitility of the product, or my best work. i just quickly picked a couple out i remembered using it with.


jeez - "if you knew anything about photography" - OOOH BEARDY!!! GET YOU FELLA!
well if YOU knew anything then its incredibly obvious that each of the photos is taken from very low down so yeah...loads of trees down there

brilly

jeez - "if you knew anything about photography" - OOOH BEARDY!!! GET YOU … jeez - "if you knew anything about photography" - OOOH BEARDY!!! GET YOU FELLA!well if YOU knew anything then its incredibly obvious that each of the photos is taken from very low down so yeah...loads of trees down there



yeah i happen to like the low persective i think that comes from being tall, whats your point?
i didnt say if you know anything about photography, i said if you know about photography, meaning in general terms (those that do) it was not a personal coment directed at you, there is no need for that

davedelaney1978

yeah i happen to like the low persective i think that comes from being … yeah i happen to like the low persective i think that comes from being tall, whats your point?i didnt say if you know anything about photography, i said if you know about photography, meaning in general terms (those that do) it was not a personal coment directed at you, there is no need for that


my point was you said 'how would you know if i clamped it to a tree'
my point was i can easily see that none of those were from clamped to a tree as are taken from near ground level



Edited by: "brilly" 3rd May 2016

brilly

my point was you said 'how would you know if i clamped it to a tree' my … my point was you said 'how would you know if i clamped it to a tree' my point was i can easily see that none of those were from clamped to a tree as are taken from near ground level


i have used it "clamped to a tree" but there would be no visual way to determine weather i had used a standard tripod or the gorillapod from that photo. at least with the low perspective it is clear that normal tripods do not go that low unless you pay an auful lot of money for it. so it shows the viewer that i used the product, they can use the exif data and a bit of knowledge to determine how stable it is and look closely at how sharp the detail is.

brilly

sure its smaller than regular tripods but its still quite a chunk to carry


It's really not.

But don't let me get in the way of the little lovefest you two are having (_;)


Edited by: "JDPower" 3rd May 2016

brilly

sure its smaller than regular tripods but its still quite a chunk to … sure its smaller than regular tripods but its still quite a chunk to carry

davedelaney1978

https://www.flickr.com/photos/davethejedi/14673933820/in/dateposted/attached to rear car seat head rest.https://www.flickr.com/photos/davethejedi/15647982086/in/dateposted/on a wet rock on the beachhttps://www.flickr.com/photos/davethejedi/15165610874/in/dateposted/attached to a railing https://www.flickr.com/photos/davethejedi/15165610874/in/dateposted/same railing but on a lower barare you happy now?


everyones different, no way everyone is going to carry that around - its the size of a biggish lens (25cm long 6cm wide)
if i knew i may need it then fine, otherwise its a waste of space and energy

i guess i could carry it across the inside top of my bag but it would need some sort of cover for it else it could damage the rest of the contents



lets just say i'm ecstatic and leave it there
Edited by: "brilly" 4th May 2016

brilly

everyones different, no way everyone is going to carry that around - its … everyones different, no way everyone is going to carry that around - its the size of a biggish lens (25cm long 6cm wide)if i knew i may need it then fine, otherwise its a waste of space and energyi guess i could carry it across the inside top of my bag but it would need some sort of cover for it else it could damage the rest of the contentslets just say i'm ecstatic and leave it there



so people aren't gonna lug a gorrilapod around?, yet people take full size tripods out! this is clearly aimed at those people to do long exposures on, or remote shooting etc and is a smaller lightweight option. it easily fits in the front pouch on my backpack, i rekon i could easily get 3 in there and you'd barely notice any weight difference. if i take a flash or my clunky old macro lens, or even my large tripod they add significant weight. and if you're on a hike or at an event when you're on your feet all day, it matters! - also another great use i found for the gorrilapod is putting my wireless flash units on it, because of this i'm actually debating getting another.

davedelaney1978

so people aren't gonna lug a gorrilapod around?, yet people take full … so people aren't gonna lug a gorrilapod around?, yet people take full size tripods out! this is clearly aimed at those people to do long exposures on, or remote shooting etc and is a smaller lightweight option. it easily fits in the front pouch on my backpack, i rekon i could easily get 3 in there and you'd barely notice any weight difference. if i take a flash or my clunky old macro lens, or even my large tripod they add significant weight. and if you're on a hike or at an event when you're on your feet all day, it matters! - also another great use i found for the gorrilapod is putting my wireless flash units on it, because of this i'm actually debating getting another.


i am saying not everyone wants to carry this all the time as suggested in post #13
you can always carry everything with you, but the question is should you and can you be bothered!

its a good product at a good price - i have never disputed that
only the relevance of pictures supplied and of statement that can carry it everywhere

brilly

i am saying not everyone wants to carry this all the time as suggested in … i am saying not everyone wants to carry this all the time as suggested in post #13you can always carry everything with you, but the question is should you and can you be bothered!its a good product at a good price - i have never disputed thatonly the relevance of pictures supplied and of statement that can carry it everywhere



i just told you i dont take my full kit everywhere (i couldnt anyway), i take what i think i will use. yet the gorrilapod lives in the front of my bag. the only time i dont take the gorrila out is when i just take out my cam and the 50mm usually taking photo's of my children or family event. i do that as it feels like more tradional (back to basics) photography.

davedelaney1978

i just told you i dont take my full kit everywhere (i couldnt anyway), i … i just told you i dont take my full kit everywhere (i couldnt anyway), i take what i think i will use. yet the gorrilapod lives in the front of my bag. the only time i dont take the gorrila out is when i just take out my cam and the 50mm usually taking photo's of my children or family event. i do that as it feels like more tradional (back to basics) photography.


and i just told you that just because you would not everyone would
sheesh

It's now £31.99
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