My impression of Joby’s Gorillapod

Written by admin on May 18, 2010 – 4:06 pm -

I eventually went for Panasonic’s Lumix LX3 as a replacement for my point and shoot. I was thinking of writing about it but decided not to since there are a million reviews out there on it already. What I needed was a tripod to allow me to take self portraits then I remembered seeing a small jointed tripod which I didn’t pay too much attention too 3 years ago.

What I’m referring to is Joby’s Gorillapod which frankly speaking I thought of as a really ugly looking tripod when I first saw it. I learned that a colleague of mine actually had one so I borrowed it just to try it out for a couple of days. I immediately fell in love with it because I could actually take photos from angles that would have been impossible to take with a traditional tripod. A big plus is its size, lets face it how many of us actually have a tripod handy when you need it?

Well the Gorillapod is light enough to keep in your backpack for those times when you need it. Also has a quick release head which is really handy so you don’t have to screw your camera on every time.

UPDATE : The Gorillapod now comes with a magnetic feet model.

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