Tuesday, April 24, 2007

04/24/07: Check Out This Cool Gadget

Wandering through a local camera store the other day I found a gadget that I just couldn't pass up. The "Gorillapod" by Joby is designed to allow you to set up a camera (or other external device such as a flash) in creative places where you couldn't normally or easily place a tripod. Click here to go to the Joby Gorillapod web-site for more information. The Gorillapod comes in several different sizes -- including the original for lightweight SLR / point and shoot camera as well as the SLR zoom model that will hold up to 6.6 pounds! How cool is that?

I can't wait to try mine this weekend!



Anonymous Anonymous said...

It has been out for a while. Sadly it barely holds my 30D with a battery grip and 10-22mm lens straight. With the 100mm macro it just falls over.

5:30 PM, April 25, 2007  
Blogger Daniel J. Watkins said...

Maybe you need to delete some pictures from your camera...that's why it's so heavy?

Just kidding!

I played with the SLR zoom version of the gorilla...and it seemed to hold a Nikon D40 and a telephoto lens without any problems. Mainly, though, I expect to use it for off-camera flash placement w/ quick & easy set-up and retrieval.

Thanks for sharing your experience. I hope others will do the same.

12:08 AM, April 26, 2007  
Blogger Paul said...

Just new to your excellent blog and came across this - would be interesting to see how others got on with it!!

On a side note, please feel free to submit your tips to www.photographyvoter.com.

7:12 AM, May 01, 2007  

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