Product Type: Joby tripods
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Essential kit, cheap and invaluable
Member Name: Hurdenish
Advantages: Tonnes of uses, great build quality
Disadvantages: Can be tricky to level
If you want to take sharp pictures you camera has to be still, you can spend all your money on VR lenses, or carry a bulky tripod around... or you can wrap one one these around your bag and take it everywhere.
The gorilla pod has become an essential piece of kit for photographers as not only does it function as a regular tripod, but it'll do it virtually anywhere. With it's articulated legs and rubberised ribs and feet it allows mounting of most medium sized cameras to fences, poles.... cars if you're brave.
Each leg is made of identical articulated sections ending in a grippy foot. A standard camera mount screw thread attaches the mount.
The disadvantage of this type of mount is you do have to take more care when levelling your shot. It can be annoying to make small adjustments as the legs have to be tough to support the weight.
This is forgiven though. The quality of build is great and my 8 month old pod is still as good as new, despite pulling it apart a few times to make it small enough for a mini camera bag. Its cheap, it works. Get one.
Summary: Does what it says, and does it well
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