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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best ….

    Posted
    mikado463
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    …twenty bucks I've spent on camera gear in awhile. If you're a photographic gadget freak …or even if you're not …this is definitely an accessory worth considering. The Joby Gorillapod is compact, incredibly versatile and light as a feather; it's small enough to fit in your back pocket, purse or daypack. This particular Gorillapod is designed for small, pocket-sized, point-and-shoot cameras in the size/weight range of an iPhone. I'm using it with a somewhat "ancient" Canon PowerShot A560, which weighs in at 7 ounces, and it works great. The main structural components are made using slippery, hard plastic "beads". Each "bead" is wrapped with a grippy rubber ring, held together in a "ball and socket" joint arrangement with each joint fully articulated. The end "beads" on each leg are half-covered in the same grippy rubber giving the Gorillapod a sure stance on most surfaces. The many articulated joints means this gizmo can morph from a tripod to a fingered clamp or anything in between …just about whatever the situation requires. You can set it on a flat surface, adapt the legs to just about any angled surface or bend them to act as "fingers" to grasp a post, pole or whatever …let your imagination be your guide. The the camera mount consists of a shoe which can be permanently mounted to your camera's tripod socket …or not. Anything from a dime to a quarter will fit the mounting screw facilitating attachment or removal. On the top of the Gorillapod is a socket with a spring loaded catch and a locking ring. Once you fully slip the shoe into the socket (you'll hear the catch "snap") simply rotate the lock ring under the socket and the camera is held quite securely to the Gorrillapod. Caveats: I've had this tripod for a few weeks now so I cant attest to it's long term durability. The Gorillapod seems well-made and only time will tell as to how well the tight fitting joints that are the basis for it's versatility remain so. Ergo, a four-star in that category. Since this is a totally plastic device, it would behoove you to keep it out of direct sun or locked up in a hot vehicle. This model Gorillapod is a great accessory for small, pocket-sized camera gear and perfect when size and weight are factors to be limited. It's probably the best 20 bucks you'll spend on a camera accessory.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of my favorite camera accessories!

    Posted
    hack1of2
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    I love this tripod! I have numerous cameras of various sizes, but as the man said, the best camera is the one you have with you. This tripod is great to use with my little point-and-shoot, which I often have with me. And it is small enough to fit in my pocket or backpack, so it gets used more often than I initially expected. Most of my pictures (about 4,000-6,000/year) are shot outdoors, many while hiking, and that's where this Gorillapod tripod truly comes in handy. I can wrap its bendable legs around a tree branch, a railing, and uneven surface, or just have it stand up on a ledge or rock; it keeps the camera secure. I probably use it on only 1 to 2 percent of the shots I take but for those certain shots it's indispensable. I think I own three of these now. They're small enough where I sometimes misplace them, so I get another one and then the others turn up. That's because I take it with me a lot, and put it in a backpack, or hiking bag, or somewhere in the trunk, or coat/pants pocket - whatever I need at the time. Highly recommended, go get one!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Returned twice because of damaged packaging

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    Leo22
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    Never used the product because I twice received product with opened / damaged packaging. One of the items was obviously used. Not acceptable as a gift for someone. That said the quality looked "so so" at best and was not as good as the model sold in store. Ordered on line as a Christmas gift for my daughter. The first item shipped had obviously been opened and wasn't repacked properly. The top of the package was open. The replacement item was even in worse condition. Top of the package was open. Front of the box was torn. Returned second one as well and requested a refund which took several weeks to be processed. Took multiple calls to customer service to actually get the email to authorize the return.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Posted
    Goobinski3710

    With a tripod that could hang from things or be stable on uneven surfaces, I was hoping to get some interesting shots! But unfortunately, it seems unless your camera's tripod hole is centered (or close to it) on the bottom of your camera, the tripod won't stay standing. I have a very small Sony camera (listed as a recommended product below); its weight is listed as 7.1 oz. on its Best Buy page. The packaging for this tripod says it can hold cameras weighing up to 11.5 oz. My camera is well within the weight range, but because the tripod hole in on the left side rather than centered, the tripod wouldn't stay standing, not even on my desk. It's not worth risking my camera, so it's going back to the store.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    FANTASTIC...but....

    Posted
    rroobb
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    This is a GREAT camera bag tripod! It DOES wrap around steel posts (like at a ball field) tree limbs, and even some smooth metal square posts. AS LONG as it is small enough to wrap the legs around, good to go!! It won't work on a large telephone pole. Definitely use your camera timer however, to avoid shake from pressing the shutter button while wrapped around anything especially a vertical pole. ALSO...BE CAREFUL TO READ THE DIRECTIONS, ON THE LOCK AND UNLOCK FUNCTION... to remove your camera from the tripod, and leave the adapter on your camera. I managed to break my first one...but it was my fault for not catching the locking/unlocking ring that allows the unlock feature to be completed. OTHERWISE, awesome product that does what it advertises.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, easily pack-able tripod

    Posted
    dewmyst
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    I bought this for my Sony a6000 mirrorless camera. Technically, I think my camera is larger than what is intended for this tripod, but it seems to do just fine. I love that there's a quick-release tab that attached to the tripod mount on my camera. I just leave it in place, and it makes attaching to the tripod quick and easy. I *do* wish that the quick-release was more flush with the camera though, as it does prevent the camera from sitting flat/level on surfaces. But it's easy to unscrew if needed. I also love that thhere are so many moving joints. I foresee endless options with attaching the tripod to small things safely.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall great product idea - legs are a bit weak

    Posted
    Schadeboy
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    I like the concept of this product, and have heard great things about the Joby Gorillapods for DSLRs. I have used this product quite a bit with my GoPro and my phone and it works well for the most part. I am a little disappointed that the strength of the leg joints aren't as strong as I was expecting. They don't grip as tightly as I would like. I've placed this on various different thigns including tree branches, light fixtures, and even the bike rack on my car. The legs just don't stay as tightly wrapped as the product description suggests. It DOES hold to things, but it's not 100% secure..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product

    Posted
    Shinichi
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    I bought this stand for my SLR camera, however, theres an old saying that reading is fundamental. I ended up purchasing the wrong size. My SLR is to heavy for this stand. I got lucky because my wife has a smaller camera and she was able to use the stand without any problems. The stand works perfect. I love to wrap it around items and be more creative with angles while taking pictures. Be very careful when purchasing the item. Make sure that it is the right stand for the camera that you have. I have purchased the correct gorillapod Tripod for my SLR. Great product. Well worth the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for odd ball mounting

    Posted
    agentmike
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    This is very tight and can assume pretty much any position I wanted my camera to be place, to get those off the wall shots. Each joint is adjustable and allows you to place your camera in any position you like. I have used this a lot and so far the joints are still very firm and have not loosened up, they have remained tight. I have wrapped it around tree limbs, fencing, etc. It takes some time to get your camera level, but after a lot of use, you realize its limitations and its pretty quick now. I like it better than a regular tripod due to the many positions I can put it in. I will be buying another.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Neat little tripod.

    Posted
    EPat
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    This is a neat little tripod that we are using with a Nikon CoolPix AW110. Because it's small and lightweight, it's easy to carry around. The neat feature is its flexibility. It can be twisted into an almost infinite number of positions, including wrapping it around small things like pipes or branches to provide a stable platform from which to shoot. The only feature we have doubts about is the plastic mounting plate that screws to the camera. It looks a little flimsy. You'll definitely want to exercise care when tightening the screw so as not to over-tighten and break the plate. Otherwise, it does what it's supposed to do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product!

    Posted
    wstecker

    I use the gorillapod for my flipcam. It's handy to set up anywhere and holds sturdy even in wind gusts. I would buy another one for my camera or other video accessories in a heartbeat. It's not the easiest thing to store, but it's flexible enough that you can fit it in most bags. Overall, I would highly recommend the product to anyone. If they took the time to make it an excellent product, by offering different materials or a better storage option, then I would give it 5 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Neat little tripod

    Posted
    Shea
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    I bought this for my Samsung 360 cam. It is versatile and has a small "footprint" which is good for 360 pics/vid. Grippy and bendy so you can contort it, wrap it to fit your needs. However, when it needs to keep it's a shape to hold cam, it does well. Also makes a decent handle for taking pics with a cell phone without your finger covering the lens. Only minor complaint is the receptacle for the screw seems a bit loose for my cam but that may just be because it's imperial and I have a metric screw. It still works, just has a slight wiggle.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better Than Expected

    Posted
    Niteryder
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    I picked this tripod up to use with an iPhone 7 Plus. The first thing I noticed, after having a couple of cheap mini tripods, were the legs are not the cheap wire covered by rubber. They are a ball type of connection which allows you to use it over and over again without worrying about fatiguing the metal and having it break. The tripod allows for many different poses and holds well in however you decide to position it. I have not had it fail or not hold steady anytime I used it. This is a well made and durable tripod, and I would recommend it highly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Comes In Handy

    Posted
    lisapisa
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    I like this product it did come in handy while recently on vacation. We set it up for a group portrait with the self timer on the camera. I wrapped it around a thin metal pole and tried to secure it as much as I could but whenever someone hit the button to take the picture the tripod would slide down. I even adjusted the legs several times but it would still slide some. I also tried to wrap it around larger items and it does pretty good, I am glad I purchased this. And it was nice standing on it's own on a car or rock or anything you could angle it or make it be taller or lower so it really is convenient.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hiking Buddy!

    Posted
    Gorillapod
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    I needed something last minute and found this little guy! It was perfect to mount my light weight camera and wrap the 360 articulating arms around my backpack strap. The locking mount easily unlock for quick removal of my camera as I transversed through Portage Glacier Pass. And the little movable arms were adaptable to any uneven surface. I give 4 out of 5 only because the individual joints would pop apart if I turn to sharply, but could easily be popped back in place..Other than that, it was the perfect hiking buddy! :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Idiot proof flexible tripod

    Posted
    Lurbamore
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    I got this to hold my Atrix while video-recording a ceremony honoring my father. The ceremony was in a lecture hall, so the only surfaces were small pull-out desks. Since my phone is not actually a camera, it couldn't be attached to the gorilla, but I was able to manipulate the arms to secure it and to keep it still on the desk. Unfortunately, someone sat directly in the line of sight, and I ended up having to pick it up and hold it myself. However, holding onto the gorilla instead of the phone itself eliminated my usual problem of putting my fingers in the picture!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very useful

    Posted
    NoVAn8iv
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    For a small, compact tripod, this is far more useful than a tripod with telescoping legs. Don't know how it would stand up to the weight of a large SLR camera, but the legs are remarkably stiff, and hold their position well for any point & shoot camera you are likely to have. Plus you can wrap the legs around objects like railings or vertical posts, providing camera mounting options unavailable with any other camera support system (except maybe duct tape). So far, no issues with durability or reliability.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Creative, innovative and all around good product.

    Posted
    Smily9

    I just received my gorilla pod a few days ago and haven't really had the chance to experiment with it aside from playing around with it in my house. It seems as though this product will be really useful when trying to capture those memorable moments without leaving anyone out. It's very lightweight and compact and will probably be able to grip on to anything. Even if i didn't receive this for free with my digital camera purchase I would buy it anyways.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product / Will stand, attach to everything!

    Posted
    Jobyfan
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    I bought this product before taking a trip to Europe. It was amazing. Used the timer on my camera to take amazing group photos in some very difficult positions because of terrain. This product works great for propping your camera up in any position possible. I attached it to tree limbs, railings, fence posts, propped up on jagged rocks, fields, declining terrain. I would definitely recommend purchasing this product if you like taking group shots/selfies. It is very light and disconnects easily.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Neat little tripod

    Posted
    Integra
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    I will admit, I was surprised with how small this tripod is. It has come in handy with some situations, but the trick is you have to be careful with the camera you're using with it. I say this since I had thought it would hold up my DSLR decently. You will have to do some maneuvering to get it right on the balance, and not drop. Smaller cameras, I think it could work better for that, but just be prepared for some adjusting and maneuvering if you want to use it with a DSLR.

    I would recommend this to a friend