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Joby GP2-E1EN GorillaPod Flexible Tripod for Digital SLR Cameras

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  • Flexible tripod designed for digital cameras weighing up to 1.75 pounds (800 grams)
  • Fits into your purse, backpack, or roomy jacket pocket
  • Innovative segmented leg design to ensure secure mounting
  • Standard universal 1/4-20 screw for attaching your camera to the tripod mount
  • Lets everyone get into self-timer shots
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Revolutionary Gorillapods make old - fashioned tripods obsolete! Stop wrestling with that stiff old tripod! Gorillapod camera supports have completely re-written the rule book. Each leg has super-sturdy but endlessly flexible joints that can be bent anywhere along their length in any direction. The result is unparalleled camera support that's adaptable to even jagged surfaces that would send spindly straight-leg models plummeting to the scrap-heap. You can even bend the Gorillapod's legs around poles or tree branches for a secure-grip grab unlike anything else available! Versatile, stable and built to last! Get the Gorilla: Universal mounts compatible with nearly any camera; Compact and lightweight; Rubberized foot grips; Also perfect for scopes, binoculars and spotters. Gorillapods don't "monkey" around! Order yours today! Designed for compact and telephoto-lens model video cameras. Supports up to 1 3/4 lbs. Gorillapod SLR

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The Joby GP2-01P Gorillapod makes taking digital photos more fun than ever. Designed with self-timer photography in mind, the Gorillapod lets you mount your camera just about anywhere you want so that you can include everyone in your automatic shots. All you need to do is use the universal 1/4-20 screw to attach your camera to the standard tripod mount, then wrap the three flexible segmented legs securely to a nearby tree branch, fence, park bench, or anything else that's convenient. Say goodbye to holding your camera at arm's length to take a photo of yourself and your friends--now you can be free to pose however you like!

Durable and innovative, the Gorillapod weighs just 5.8 ounces, or 165 grams, and can support cameras--such as DSLRs--weighing up to 1.75 pounds, or 800 grams. Measuring just 9.8 inches in length, the Gorillapod fits easily into a purse, backpack, or even a roomy jacket pocket.


Product Information

Style:Tripod
Product Dimensions 9.8 x 2 x 2 inches
Item Weight 4.8 ounces
Shipping Weight 4.8 ounces
ASIN B000HAVVFG
Item model number GP2-01P
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4.2 out of 5 stars 182 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Date first available at Amazon.com July 31, 2006

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Over-all, I like this product, and it's working well for me, immediately.
However, I take these product evaluations seriously, so there are some things a prospective buyer should know:

It may be a tad "ambitious" to name this the "SLR" version.
Personally, I would not use this on an SLR, unless you have a really light and cheap one.
Do yourself a favor, if you want this kind of tripod, and plan to use it on an SLR, get the next model up. The "SLR ZOOM",
whether you're using a long lens or not.

This one is appropriate for a "point-n-shoot". Very sturdy for that application.

I'm using it mainly with a Samsung TL500 which is a pretty heavy compact cam at close to 400g (just under a pound).
I wouldn't trust it with anything heavier.

It has one obvious problem, so lets get that out of the way.
I was amazed that the quick-mount plate is a loose and sloppy fit.
At the premium price Joby asks for it's product, I expect better.
The whole POINT of a tripod is to hold the camera firm and steady.
A wobbly mount plate is unforgivable. It guarantees that the cam will wiggle.

On the bright side, you just wrap the mount plate with a bit of blue "Painter's tape" to take up the slack, and it's good to go.
But one shouldn't have to do that.

(Painter's tape is the best stuff in the universe, I am never without it.)

Now for the good part:

It's very light, trim, and sturdy if used with light cam, and extremely versatile.
I'm not sure how long it's going to survive, (all plastic) but at least for now, it can really grab quite well onto things,
which gives me a lot more freedom, and lets me work FAST. I like that.

But here's a tip...
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I have had my Gorillapod SLR for only a couple of days and have used it just once. I bought it for use with a Canon 300D with my 17-40mm lens. (Total weight on this setup is unofficially 2.6 lbs.--unfortunately appearing to be .1 lbs. over the maximum weight specified by Joby. But, for my purposes, I'm considering that close enough.) Given this weight, my heavier telephoto lens is out of the question. Of course, I knew that prior to my purchase.

Here are my initial thoughts/tips:

- Make sure you do not associate any of the regular Gorillapod's "demo" photos on Joby's website with the SLR version's--or at least pay close attention to the SLR "demo" photos. Specifically, around poles and trees, you will want the legs to wrap fully around the object. Anything less will lack the necessary strength/grip. This point is self-explanatory in the photos but I personally didn't examine them close enough and I did sort of mix "demo" photos in my mind when building my expectations. (Call me an idiot but I was slightly curious if the "Gorillapod-helmet" would work. It--perhaps obviously--will not. I don't think I'd even trust it with my Canon A610 digicam. :) But, I broke out a ski pole and the Gorillapod will definitely be secure on the thin pole. An aspen trunk? Maybe if it's a young tree. A swing set pole? Again, a thin one is likely to work.)

- The Gorillapod seems to have a "sweet spot"--in a traditional tripod stance--where it is just fine and seems perfect. Yet, a slight movement lower causes gravity to win the battle and pull the whole thing down in the middle. A movement in the opposite direction seems to make the Gorillapod unstable--too upright perhaps and ready to topple.
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Joby GP2-01P Gorillapod (large model)

We've converted exclusively to digital, so the 1 kilo weight limitation is not an issue for my family's use. Since I'm generally the pack mule for the group, I like the size and weight. My primary uses are when we're at the family's ranch, when hunting or other "way out" areas that make carrying a "real" tripod less than optimal.

Comments from the previous reviewer indicated that he'd has some problems getting the 'pod to attach to larger diameter objects. I've used it out in the boonies to "grab" a large variety of goodies, rocks, tree stumps, ledges, even a telephone pole. My daughter has since made it her mission to attach the unit (w. camera) to everything she encounters. This has included light standards for street lights, all the variety of street sign poles (thick and thing), road markers
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Aside from the fact that it does just what it's supposed to, the best thing about the Gorillapod is that people (mostly attractive wimmin for some reason) constantly wander up with a puzzled look and ask "What IS that thing?" Big help for us old, fat, bald guys. :)

That said, this is not a replacement for a full size or desktop tripod. It's for doing all that stuff that your other devices won't (or can't 'cause you left 'em behind because they were too heavy and clumsy to lug around).

For instance, on a couple of Key West trips I've used it to mount the Nikon D50 and later the D80 on: fences, marina railings, boat railings and masts, parking meters, umbrella posts, a cash register, park benches and lamp posts at Mallory Square and entirely too many bar rails. On a recent trip to a wild animal park I used it on fences, cage bars, tree limbs, and several car doors. In Maine this summer I shot waterbirds from a stone piling, the Portland Harbor from a pipe on the roof of a parking garage and the park and bay at the east end from a mount on a cannon barrel.

It's also very handy for long exposure night shots, dark rooms, sunsets, etc., that normally scream for that tripod you left at the hotel. To say nothing of when you crank that 300mm zoom out to the stops and the pulse in your hand blurs your shots.

The SLR version mounts to the camera body and you can buy additional mounting plates so it's easy to swap from one camera to another with a push of a button. The SLR Zoom version mounts to the long lens for better balance but doesn't use the quick release mount.

It's great little tool but be careful with it. It's not as stable as a regular tripod when it's just sitting on its legs (although it's easy to balance)and you can overload it with a heavy camera/lens/flash combo. Keep that strap around your neck if you can.
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