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Read Before you Buy!,
This review is from: Joby GP1-A1EN Gorillapod Flexible Tripod (Grey) (Electronics)
HOW BIG IS YOUR CAMERA? This is a great product, but if you buy one that's too weak to hold your camera's weight, you're going to be disappointed. The GP1 will hold up to 9.7 oz- basically your average small point-and-click digital camera only- think Elph. The GP2 will hold up to 1.75 lbs -smaller/lighter SLR cameras with short lenses only. The GP3 will hold up to 6.6 lbs and has a slightly larger camera attach point, similar to larger tripods -good for SLRs and smaller camcorders. Unless you want to spend 10-15 minutes fighting the gorilla to hold your camera without sagging (and forget about portrait/sideways shots), make sure you buy one that can support the weight! Otherwise it's tough to beat the versatility, reliability, and small size/weight of this tripod. From what I've seen of other reviews, you'll be disappointed with cheaper imitations as well.
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Initial post: Dec 5, 2010 9:14:46 AM PST
A. Loganathan says:
very useful tips for purchase.
Posted on Jul 10, 2011 8:57:54 AM PDT
V. Stevens says:
Thank you very much! Very helpful!
Posted on Nov 13, 2011 12:10:17 AM PST
Amazon Fan says:
Anything wrong with getting the GP2 or GP3 for a light 5 oz camera such as the Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS? I figure it'd be futureproof for heavier cameras too. Thanx.
Posted on Dec 8, 2011 6:43:06 AM PST
Thanks for info.
Posted on Dec 10, 2011 5:14:00 PM PST
Thanks for your tips! Can you help me decide which GP I should get? I just bought a Canon SX230 HS and I don't know if the GP1 or the GP2 is better. What's your recommendation? Thanks thanks!
Posted on Jun 5, 2012 1:30:28 PM PDT
moogmamma music says:
Good looking out
Posted on Sep 29, 2012 6:47:01 PM PDT
Retroactively clicked this as a helpful post after purchasing. For the record, this pod cannot hold an OM-D EM-5 with the Panasonic 20mm lens. Should've read this before clicking, I'd have the larger version.
Posted on Nov 19, 2012 1:29:05 PM PST
Kenneth Knott says:
This review should be included in the product description... would have saved me $15
Posted on Jan 27, 2013 1:39:47 PM PST
josh chaney says:
hey thanks for that good advice thumbs up to you buddy
Posted on Apr 6, 2014 11:54:48 PM PDT
Thank you for the heads-up about size & weight considerations! I am looking for a Gorillapod for my new Sony RX100 ii, and the unit itself would be pressing the upper limit weight-wise. Add on a filter adaptor w/filters, as well as any other accessories, and I'm well over the weight limit. Being a fledgling hobbiest, these are the little things we photo-noobs are most likely to overlook... Especially after hours and hours spent researching, examining sample shots, etc. to decide on a camera to buy (gear-shopping burnout!!). Kindest regards. :)
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