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Joby Gorillapod SLR Zoom Unboxing

Jared Polin January 8, 2011 13

Have you seen the Gorillapod or used one yet? Joby the company that makes all of the different Gorillapod models was kind enough to send me one out to play with. I asked for the model that says it can handle a digital SLR with some nice glass attached. It will also be great for holding flashes so you can place them in interesting places!!!

I will have a full review of this item at some point but in the meantime enjoy this unboxing and sniff test.


  1. Lavon January 8, 2011 at 11:40 am -

    You could probably set up a wireless speed light on these as well… I tried taking pics with and off camera flash and stand, on a rocky hike (kinda of difficult)of a couple and I can say that the gorilla pod probably would have made these easier on me…as it could probably wrap around branches and other things! Totally cool I love it already!

  2. Russ January 8, 2011 at 11:47 am -

    I think these are ok for small cameras and point and shoots or for maybe for holding a speed light, but for my D300s with battery grip I would rather go for something like the Manfrotto Magic Arm.

  3. Matic January 8, 2011 at 12:27 pm -

    Saw it once and wasn’t sure about it. It seems cool. It’s around 60$.

  4. boris_urumov January 8, 2011 at 1:31 pm -

    I have one of those and I carry it when I know that I will not be able to get out the big tripod so I use this. It actually holds up pretty well. It holds around 3kg

  5. Kyle Yankanich January 8, 2011 at 2:55 pm -

    I have one and use it with Canon’s 50D and 7D a good amount of the time. It holds them well, but without the ball head it’s difficult to get the angle of the shot you want while bendy-twisting the tripod. So, if I’m using it for my camera, it is usually just a table or back-of-chair tripod. However, it does a particularly good job of holding my off-camera flashes. With the umbrella adapters I can easily change the angle of my flash, and it easily fits into my lighting bag. However, I’m sure I could get by with a smaller-version of this, but the big one is nice to have for it’s duo-functionality.

  6. Les January 8, 2011 at 4:39 pm -

    I’ve had my GorillaPod for about 1½yrs now, and I don’t leave without it. It comes in very handy in akward places, and in the bush it can be used just about anywhere you need it. I’m not mounting any big buck camera on it, just my D40, but it’s all I’ve got, and I trust the GorillaPod with my camera and any lens on it.

  7. JV January 9, 2011 at 1:07 am -

    I have one. They’re fun.

  8. Mark Spooner January 9, 2011 at 6:22 am -

    I have used one of these for a coupel of years now. They are very useful. Tend to use mine for mounting my Rode mics onto when doing interviews if I don’t have an assistant or for mounting an off camera flash. Would recommend anyone to get one.

  9. mcosta January 9, 2011 at 11:47 am -

    Just give me your t-shirt! So cool! Makes me remember the Nikon logo! =)

  10. EnglishChubb January 10, 2011 at 7:02 am -

    What’s this new restaurant review site thing about then Jared?? You’ve left me tingling with curiosity…

  11. Photo Extremist January 10, 2011 at 9:51 pm -

    I picked up a miniature one in the store and the leg literally broke off. This gave me a bad impression of these things but I bet the big ones are better. I wonder if the legs can go all the way down to the ground so you can get really low angle shots?