A&P Gorillapod anyone?

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  1. Smeghead

    Smeghead New Member

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    OTAP's opinion? :hsugh:

    Me being a simple hobby photographer a traditional tripod would be kinda overkill for me :hs:
    So I'm thinking of getting one of these weird looking things instead :hsugh:



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    http://www.joby.com/products/gorillapod/slr/
     
  2. Tedrzz

    Tedrzz New Member

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    My mom got me one for christmas a few years ago. It honestly came in handy a few times where a tripod wouldn't have been accessible. But there really is no replacement for a tripod, I probably wouldn't suggest someone to only use this to keep their camera steady.
     
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    Smeghead New Member

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    But damn, everything else is so over the top for me :(
     
  4. fuzzynaval

    fuzzynaval Enlighten me

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    it's a pretty good tripod for travelling and easy transport...they one for the dslr zoom you definately need to buy a head for it. They sell cheap heads for like 25 bucks that work great.

    Yeah it's not a replacement for a tripod...but it definately is a cool little tripod to have for a lot of applications.
     
  5. ballz

    ballz Two of 'em OT Supporter

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    the only tripod I have is a 20 dollar deal from walgreens or something. I don't remember where I got it, but it's all I need. I could use something a little taller sometimes, but oh well.
     
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    ballz Two of 'em OT Supporter

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    oh, and I have a gorilla pod. it's not strong enough to hold my 40D, so that's why they put a light rebel on there. I use mine for flashes.
     
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    Sweet. Pics of it?
     
  8. Smeghead

    Smeghead New Member

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    I have an XSI Rebel with my new purchased Tamron 17-50 (which is quite heavy). Maybe it can't hold that weight either?
     
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    Honestly you've spent hundreds and hundreds of dollars on gear already, why are you going to be a cheap skate and spend 40 bucks on something that won't do a half ass job. You're wrong about other tripods being over the top. First off, do you really need a tripod? Do you do a lot of night shooting? If you are, then why waste your time with something that will give you mixed results when you've already invested so much in gear already?
     
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    lol, good point.

    You're wrong about other tripods being over the top. First off, do you really need a tripod? Do you do a lot of night shooting? If you are, then why waste your time with something that will give you mixed results when you've already invested so much in gear already?[/quote]Well I really enjoy night shooting and I used to do it a lot before. Nowadays I just feel kinda unmotivated just cause of the reason that it's so difficult to get a good sharp pic without any support.
     
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    Well you could spend 40 dollars plus shipping and handling...so like 50 bucks on that gorilla pod and realize a month from now that it isn't worth your time, or you could spend 200 dollars on a super solid tripod that you probably would never have to replace again in your lifetime. I guess the choice is yours though.
     
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    200 dollars on a tripod, no way bro :nono:
     
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    I want something light that I can carry around.
     
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    I want to be to take pics in town late at night without bringing too much attention.
     
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    Well then you can just buy that gorillapod and then attach it to a telephone pole or a fence and take pictures that way. That would never attract attention. Ever.
     
  16. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    i have a cheap ass polaroid tripod that was like $30 or 40 at walmart that hold my 30d and tamron 28-75 ok. its not great, but it will work for now til i decide to buy a better one. :dunno:
     
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    I got the biggest gorilla pod for christmas last year. It comes in pretty handy sometimes. My favorite use for it is to spread the legs all the way out and put it on the ground... Super low shots FTW!
     
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    lol
     
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    I'll look for something around that range of money.
     
  20. OlafBeserka

    OlafBeserka girls pee pee when they see me OT Supporter

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    I have the slr zoom gorilla pod and it works with my 40d w/grip. I used it maybe once, but Im sure I can find a use for it later on. The tripod I bought was $80ish and I have no complaints about it.
     
  21. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    you can get a tripod for like $50 at walmart or something that will do the job.
     
  22. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    Shitty tripods suck, and defeat the purpose of buying a tripod.
     
  23. ballz

    ballz Two of 'em OT Supporter

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    my 20 dollar tripod has done me well over the years. I have no complaints.

    mine is similar to this:

    http://www.ritzcamera.com/product/EP5443843.htm
     
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    i hope you have a light camera and light lens because watching it all come crashing down would be a :rofl:

    don't forget to post pics of smashed gear
     
  25. CRC

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    this has been posted before but it's good info and it applies to all aspects of photography, not just tripods. This is not a cheap hobby.

    http://www.bythom.com/support.htm
     

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