Product Type: Joby tripods
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Hangs like a gorillapod!
Member Name: feefeedooya
Advantages: Cheap, strong legs, works with most digital cameras, colour choice.
I was fascinated by the Joby gorillapod tripod when I seen it, just had to have one.
I bought the Joby gorillapod last year from a gadget shop I found when I was on holiday. I loved the concept of the gorillapod even though I was unsure just how much use i would get from it.
I am no way into photography in anyway. I have a pink slim 12mp digital camera that i use for taking on holiday or quick point and shoot pictures of my children or our animals.
Joby gorillapod cost me £15.00. You can buy these in a few colours i have black and pink, you can get them in grey, red or blue as well.
The packaging is really cool, its a clear oblong box with the gorillapod in a standing position inside with a cardboard picture of a swish camera attached to it giving the idea of what its for.
If you are looking to buy the Joby gorrilapod you have to be careful and read the box because there is a few designs fit for different cameras. These are universal but the largest gorrilapod is for the big heavy cameras professional type and the smallest one takes small compact digital cameras, i'm sure I have even seen a gorrilapod for iphones now so read the box. The one i have and i'm reviewing is the Joby gorillapod original.
Joby gorrilapod original is a fair size and weight, it is portable so can be carried around with ease ready to use when the photo opportunity comes around. It weighs roughly 43 grams.
The tripod has a small flat plate at the top where you sit the camera on and underneath it three legs. The legs are made from flexible material and are thick. The legs can be twisted and wrapped around anything, alot different from a tripod because the legs don't extend in height but makes up for that in it ability to grip and hold.
The legs have round knobbles ball joints all the way up them and are covered with a thick grip rubber type material. The strength in the legs is unbelievable.
My husband has been playing around with it for months now and although we have used it alot only last month did i get to test it properly with a trip to the zoo with my daughter. I never see me in photos because i'm always the one to be taking the photo so it was lovely to take the gorrilapod on our trip to the zoo getting good shots of me and my daughter together.
Attaching my camera was easy to do , the camera sits on the base plate and tighten the lock with a coin a 2p works well and it will hold the camera nice and secure.
You can bend and twist the legs around anything high up or low down where ever you want. I had twisted the legs around railing and a telegraph pole to get so cool shots of us next the the zebra fields. The legs have big rubber balls on the end of the legs to so the gorrilapod cant slip on flush surfaces.
This a so cool and you will have so much fun playing with it, i have tried attaching the gorillapod on everything in my house it can even hang upside down.
I highly recommend this super cool gorrilapod.
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