Product Type: Joby tripods
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Member Name: bubblepop
Advantages: small, flexible
Disadvantages: can't take photos high up when on the floor
I like to make stop motion videos and I've always had the problem of being able to put the camera in a position and angle that I wanted it at. When I saw this product it looked like the ideal solution to my problem and thankfully so far it has been.
The gorillapod is only small and was design for small digital cameras, so this isn't for professional photographers with massive cameras, and I don't this would be able to take the weight. Therefore it won't take pictures from high up as it will only be a few centimeters from the ground if you place it on the floor, unless you attached to something higher up.
The three legs of the tripod and very flexible and you and move them about to have the camera tilted in any direction you want. The legs can also be wrapped around things such as a rail or a small branch to hold the camera up high in the air if necessary, and it holds it pretty steady and the material isn't slippery and grips well to the surface, it is kind of a rubbery texture.
The camera fastens securely onto the tripod by screwing the camera to the small plate where the legs of the tripod meet. Your camera should have a screw in the bottom that allows it to screw in, I didn't notice this about my camera until I got this, but I think most cameras have something like this on them, but it's probably best to check first.
I got mine from play.com for just under £11 so its very cheap and a cool like accessory for anyone who likes taken photos, and because the legs are so flexible so can bend it to make it more compact and easier to travel with.
Over this is a great product and well worth the money
Summary: great little gadget