It’s well-known that a high-quality tripod must be in the equipment kit of every photographer who wants their shots to be sharp and cares about framing. However, there are times when even professional photographers simply cannot carry so much weight on them.
Joby company launched a new product called GorillaPod, which is just perfect for situations like these. It’s lightweight, small, and flexible! Simply take it along and fasten it to anything you see. And now let’s review it.
And though at first sight the device may seem quite toy-like, it’s not like that. The most awesome thing about this tripod is that it can handle up to 5 kilos of weight, which means that you will be able to use it with any DSLR even if it has a battery block.
GorillaPod is an 11.4 inches or 29 centimeters high well-built tripod. Pretty small, isn’t it? Yes, it is, but that is not why it’s so awesome. The most important function of this tripod is that you can use its three solid legs made of aluminum and covered with rubber to cling it to any objects in the environment.
Forget about limits and think everything. Signs, poles, trees, rocks, furniture, cars, even your limbs! It all really depends on how creative you are.
Another great thing about GorillaPod is that it only weights 1.1 pound or 0.5 kilo and it means that you can bend its legs, put it in your pocket or bag, and forget about it until you need to use it.
One should also think about the possibility to purchase one of the GorillaPod accessories together with the tripod itself. They are two gadgets: Ballhead X and UltraPlate.
The former is a sturdy ball head which will let you turn your camera on the tripod 360 degrees and bend it 90 degrees for improved control and better framing. The latter is a tripod plate that will give you an extra mounting hole that you can use to connect any other gadget to the tripod.
GorillaPod Focus can be purchased from various online photography equipment retailers and is priced at about $75, whilst the price of accessories is not usually higher than $40 for a piece.
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