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Offline Chillum_Baba

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Gorillapod buying help
« on: March 17, 2014, 01:01:03 AM »
As someone (I think, Ayaz) suggested in tripod/monopod discussion thread, I have decided to go for a gorillapod.

What factors should I consider while buying one? I have benro ball heads, which I will be using with it.

Can a gorillapod handle weight of

1) 60D + 10-22mm

2) 60 D + 100-400mm?

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Re: Gorillapod buying help
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2014, 02:25:26 AM »
There are different Gorillapod versions. For your purpose I think you would need to get the Gorillapod Focus which is rated for 5kgs. Should be able to take your 60D+10-22 and also 100-400mm.

Another option is Gorillapod SLR-Zoom which is rated at 3kg can at max take your 60D+10-22mm combo. 60D+100-400mm would be bit too much weight for the SLR-Zoom model I think.. Add the weight of your ballhead too while calculating.

BTW, have you also thought about using a bean-bag kinda thing?? Might be useful for your purpose.
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Re: Gorillapod buying help
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2014, 09:05:52 AM »
Thanks. As far as i understand, beanbag still needs support with hands. I m looking for a hands free solution

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Re: Gorillapod buying help
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2014, 03:42:35 PM »
Do think about the usage before buying one and double check that the model that is meant for SLRs and not compacts in case u are buying used. There are quite a few different versions available these days.

I've found it very good for shots where you need to shoot low using a UWA. Its also more convenient to carry than a tripod

Unable to comment on the 100-400 though I personally wouldn't mount it on a gorilla pod...
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Re: Gorillapod buying help
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2014, 01:52:44 AM »
Any idea about the current cost of 'Joby Focus' model in Mumbai CST camera and optics lane?

http://joby.com/gorillapod/focus/

Also, can I get it without a ballhead, as I already have one.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2014, 01:56:11 AM by Chillum_Baba »

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Re: Gorillapod buying help
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2014, 03:57:44 PM »