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JOBY - gorillapod Tripod for Digital Cameras and Camcorders-Angle_Standard

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best ….

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    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.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of my favorite camera accessories!

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    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: 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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    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.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Neat little tripod

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    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.

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  • 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Idiot proof flexible tripod

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    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

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    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.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Posted
    jabroney1
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    Took it to Hawaii and used it in the airport, plane, beach, hiking, and dinner. It lets you decide what you want in the picture and then you can set the timer and go instead of having the Jones take an average photo of what they think is good in the background. Use the lock to prevent the camera from sliding off. I leave the adapter on my camera, making it much faster to attach to the pod. My lock broke, but I had the pod replaced. Can't wait to take it hiking in the mountains.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Joby gorillapod Tripod for Digital Cameras

    Posted
    Ilovescarymovies

    I saw this on a tv show, I want to belive it was Rachel Ray, I saw it I had to find it. I found it!! I use it alot. Now everyone can be in a picture togther outside and no stranger holding your camara and fear getting stolen. I love it and it bends around everything, it's light and small to carry instead big and bukly tripod. You are going love this tripod, easy to use. :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great point and shoot Tripod

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    RufusCasheberry
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    I bought this to take with me on my family vacation. I wanted something that could handle just about any situation and was easy to stash away. There are lots of mini tripods out there but none that can bend and flex like this one. I wrapped it around hand rails on top of a light house where there is lots of wind, and had no problem with it falling to it's death. Very strong for just about any situation. I would for sure suggest buying this for travel.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than I expected

    Posted
    MasterP
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    I bought this for my Phone for when I need to record videos for random videos I shoot. I use a Square Jellyfish holder for my phone. I also tried this with my Canon EOS M compact system camera, and surprisingly this was able to hold it. The EOS M with the EF adapter and a 50 mm lens was able to be held by this tripod stably even when wrapped around a chair. This fits in my pocket, and I can whip it out when, or if needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little go anywhere tripod

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    BillH
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    My wife loves this thing. She takes it to just about any family function we go to. It's small enough to fit in her bag. You can set it up anywhere and get a picture. Those little legs will hold on anything from a post to an open cabinet door. And once you attach it to the camera, the part that screws on unclips from the rest of the pod so you can quickly just snap it on and off instead of having to screw it on every time you use it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    nice little tripod to use on uneven surfaces

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    shopperatbestbuy
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    great gadget to take on a vacation when you have a small camera and want to have a tripod that is easy to carry. Ideal for smaller point and shoot cameras but for the small camera point and shoot camera that has a interchangeable lense you must be careful of lack of stability to hold camera. Love the ability to fold the legs into any angle both for shooting and for storage. Ideal for self timer use when you don't have anyone to take your picture.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid Flexible stand for point and shoot cameras

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    ivo0008
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    I bought this to use with my Sony RX100. The stand is solid and when setup attached to a bar or on a flat surface, the legs can be adjusted to make the camera stand without any wobbling. The feel is secure and the stand itself looks solid without any flimsy parts. The stand is not designed for anything bigger than a point and shoot so move up to the next sized version if you want one for your dSLR.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great product

    Posted
    mhaack
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    This is my second gorilla stand. I bought the new one because the old one had finally given out after 8 years (plastic piece had worn out after dozens of backpacking trips). Very easy to use and manipulate, allows the user to take great timer shots and also works a simple tripod for better focusing. You can mount this on uneven surfaces or even to a bar or tree branch. A solid buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend