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Gorilla Pod for DSLR


Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
4 May 2020 11:14AM
Anybody got a Gorilla Pod suitable for a Canon EOS 60D camera - I think 3K weight is the one I need?

Irishkate

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pink Plus
17 6.5k 8 United Kingdom
4 May 2020 11:16AM
Had one, sold it, not up to the job with my DSLR
4 May 2020 11:30AM
Ditto - too wobbly under any weight.

Try a bean bag - easier and sturdier
pink Plus
17 6.5k 8 United Kingdom
4 May 2020 12:07PM
Bought one of these;

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Spider-Mini-Table-Tripod-and-Ballhead-for-DSLR-photography-Leofoto-MT-03-LH25/153838202042?hash=item23d178acba:g:CjwAAOSwZH1d1-KN

Not cheap but light to carry and very capable.
There are lots of other table top type tripods out there as well.
Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
4 May 2020 12:08PM
Thanks for the advice - I thought on would be good for tricky places on grass verges etc and for macro work at home.
KateGrin
peterjones 18 5.0k 1 United Kingdom
4 May 2020 12:42PM
A goriillapod is a useful tool to have in the bag; you can tie your camera to branches and railings in a way that a bean bag is not so good at; I have the most robust model with a small ball head. It can double up as a mini-tripod; it is useful for travel ... whenever that may be ...!
i used one to make a video that I borrowed from a student, it worked well, was a little stiff to operate which gave a mixture of confidence in its strength but lacking in confidence that I pulled one of the connections apart trying to latch it onto something for the video, It went back together easily through. The bigger ones certainly can handle the weight of an average dSLR in my opinion.
PRC 5 253 United Kingdom
5 May 2020 2:34PM
I have the Gorillapod SLR Zoom with a ball head and it works fine; it's not designed to replace a normal tripod and, as long as you recognise that, it's good at what it does.

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