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Lowepro/Joby - Format 160 Camera Bag & GorillaPod Tripod - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 237 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Tripod, Oddly-Sized Bag.

    Posted
    Steinah

    The Joby tripod is great, the LowePro bag not so much. I got this for $40, mainly for the tripod (which retails for $50-60 alone). The bag won't get much use. Joby Tripod Pros: - Easy to adjust on uneven terrain (rocks, tree roots, etc.) - Can wrap around objects like railings - Easily supports weight of mid-size DSLR/mirrorless with a medium sized zoom. It may have trouble supporting longer tele-zooms Cons: - Only about 1.5 feet high. Would be nice for Joby to make a hybrid gorilla/standard retractable tripod with a bit more height. LowePro Bag Pros: - Many compartments: 1 zipped main, 2 open sides (for small 16oz bottles, sunglasses, etc), 1 open back (for brochures, etc) 1 zipped front (for cables, pens, etc) and one mesh zip on the underside of the main flap (for lens filters, microfiber cloth, etc) Cons: - TRIPOD DOESN'T FIT IN THE BAG! The bag is deep, seemingly made for long zoom lenses, but not deep enough for the tripod! Plus, you'll have to stack smaller primes to be efficient. - Not enough space for a tablet. My iPad Mini doesn't fit comfortably, it causes the top flap to bulge when zipped.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bag is AWESOME - POD is OKAY

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    vitoloco
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    The versatility of the Gorilla Pod is great but the sturdiness of the legs are just okay. I thought they would be a little stiffer/stronger but i guess you'll have to buy the metal Gorilla Pod for that. The bag on the other hand is awesome for my use. I fit my Canon 80D, RODE Video Mic GO, 18-55 lens, 24mm prime lens, camera charger, phone charger, 12,000 MAH portable battery, 10"inch tablet, tin of mints, and If i try hard enough I can get my Gorilla Pod to fit (sticking out ofcourse but it works.) GOOD BUY GOOD DEAL

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Small Tripod, Bag a Plus

    Posted
    Hoosk
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    For the price it is difficult to find a better option than this GorillaPod if you need something flexible and compact. The tripod holds up my Canon 70D with a Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 lens fairly steady. The legs do start to bend once the leg/ground angle becomes sharp (say <30 degrees). Also the locking plate does have a tendency to loosen up from the camera body over time. The included bag is nothing special, but of excellent quality. Large enough to fit a small-medium dslr with a short attached lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Package Deal!

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    Iced
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    The joby tripod is not the best for dslr but as long as I'm not using a 1dx or with a camera with a grip or a telephoto lens (the white L lenses) it's ok. If I'm using prime lenses like the canon 35mm f2.0 or the canon 50 f1.8 it is still stable. The good thing about it is it can be easily put in a backpack. The Lowepro Format 160 Is just a little bag that serves its purpose. Although for the package price of these two items, I can't resist it. Good price for dslr accessories!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice large camera bag and versatile tripod

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    rph195618
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    Actually bought the bag to carry my GPS and radar detector. Bag is the perfect size to store my 6" Garmin Nuvi GPS. It has adjustable dividers that I could position to make compartments for both the GPS and radar detector as well as the power cords. Lowepro is known for high quality bags. The tripod is a little lagniappe. The legs can be bent into almost any configuration that one can imagine. Would be especially useful on an uneven surface.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    New to cameras

    Posted
    Busybeaver
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    I recently decided that I was going to get more into photography and video and purchased this little bundle to go with my camera. The bag is perfect for all the camera components but I wish the tripod was about 5 inches taller. Every time I use it I end up having to put it on a box or stack things under it to get it to a place where it's usable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great kit for new camera buyers

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    Peter
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    This is a great kit for people who are buying their first DSLR or Mirrorless camera. The lowepro bag is professional grade and holds my panasonic mirrorless camera, batteries, a zoom lens and a small prime lens without an issues. The joby pod is great as long as your camera is not too heavy. I would say anything heavier than 4lbs and it wont be stable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    so far so good

    Posted
    Samus
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    I haven't used it much yet, but it fits the camera with plenty of room for extras. It would have been nice if there'd been a convenient spot for the small tripod in or on the bag, since they come together, but I haven't found one yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works

    Posted
    Josh
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    The tripod can attach to all sort of things to securely mount your camera for useful angles. The bag is a standard camera bag so there's really not much to say about it. The pictures make it appear bigger than it actually is, so research the product dimensions if you're unsure. Otherwise, a pretty solid purchase for any photographer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent Bag, Good Tripod

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    VanKienPhong
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    The tripod first. This is heavy duty gorilla pod style tripod. It works wonderfully for a GH-4 with 12-35 zoom lens. The bag however, is much smaller than you'd think. It'd fit a single mirrorless camera with lens attached and an additional prime lens without much room for anything else.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good quality

    Posted
    JW25
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    The camera bag looks pretty good but it is too small for my camera. We bought this promotional package for the Joby tripod. The tripod is very solid and relatively compart to slip into one of the outside pockets of backpack. Though it could be a bit lighter, Overall good quality stuffs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great GorillaPod but so-so camera bag

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    AverageConsumer
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    The GorillaPod is solid, and it supports my D7200 with a 18-200mm lens fine. Bringing it to places is definitely nicer than bringing a full size tripod. The bag is ok, but kind of small. This is a great combo if you get it for 50 or less since the GorillaPod costs $50 alone!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It is worth it for the Tripod.

    Posted
    smke
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    The bag is useful, but the flexibility of this tripod is amazing. Was not sure how steady a flexible tripod could be, but this was actualy quite stable. It fits in places I can't use a standard tripod, but it is strong enough to support my 150-600mm lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent bag, good tripod

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    beerandwater
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    This bag is the perfect size and has just the right number of pockets and holders. The tripod works good, its quick release feature is very useful. However, as with any of these types of tripods be prepared for moving positions. Used this with my t6i

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Combo!

    Posted
    Obey46
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    I love the Joby Gorilla Tripod for it's versatility. It holds my DSLR very well and easy to compact in my back pack. At first I didn't need the camera bag, but then I thought I that I could use it as a backpack insert. Very happy overall!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good enough space

    Posted
    Marog
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    The bag has a great amount of space for a dslr camera and an extra two lenses with some room to space, but you can't put the mini tripod into the bag and close the bag all the way. You can place in there, but it will stick out

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great deal if you're looking for a gorilla pod

    Posted
    Mike
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    This gorilla pod needs no introduction. It holds very still very stiff and does not tip over. The bag is good to great quality. If you're going to get the tripod you might as well get this set because it is about the same price

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great package

    Posted
    Marsh
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    Having the package in the amount of just the tripod is a great deal, eventhough the tripod is a old model, it does the function well. The bag is a great one, your camera and lenses will be safe.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Combo!

    Posted
    Mmmham
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    I was looking for a stand that my 10 year old cousin could handle without dropping to the expensive camera. While looking I found this combo. Works great for all the extra stuff I own for my camera!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Generally good product

    Posted
    HelloDuck
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    The tripod can wrap around fences and works well with mirrorless and lighter cameras. The case is spacious but the adjustable dividers work only lengthwise (you can't divide the case into fourths).

    I would recommend this to a friend