Product Type: Joby tripods
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Fantastic little friend, especially when travelling!!
Member Name: denise1609
Advantages: small,lightweight, holds camera very steady
Disadvantages: none - its perfect
i have had this gadget for awhile now and i love it. it is a great idea and i originally brought it to take on holiday to paris to be able to take night scene pictures and it worked brilliantly and i got some perfect pictures of the night sky from the top of the eiffel tower. it has three very bendy legs that are very stable and hardy. there is a small head attachment that screws into the bottom of your camera to keep it secured. the legs bend into any position that you want and can wrap around and cling onto any surface. because the legs are made from small balls with rubber around the middle of each one this makes them extremly grippy even on smooth or slippery surfaces.
The main advantage to this gadget is that it is so small it will fit into your handbag with plenty of room for all your other holiday or everyday essentials and you will not even notice you are carrying it as it is so light. this is one of the main reasons why you would buy this rather than a normal tripod as these are generally very large and heavy and usually have to have a carrier bag just for the tripod.
the main reason i would suggest that you buy this for is for taking pictures in the dark when your camera has to have a longer shutter speed to take in enough light to capture the image, if you take this holding the camera the picture will come out blured due to you having to have the camera perfectly still to do this and capture the perfect high quality image. this joby is the version for the smaller cameras, however you can get slightly bigger ones for a camera with added lens etc and they are still just as light and easy to carry. i recommend this product completely, even if you dont use it that mush it doesnt take up any space at all so buy one just incase.
Summary: great little product, i dont go on holiday without it