I've been asked for a list of present ideas for christmas, a gorilla pod was one of the first things that sprang to mind. i've got other tripods but just fancy one for awkward situations.
Anyone got any experience with them? And would recommend one? http://joby.com/gorillapod/slr/
According to the website the SLR one will support upto 800g, but the SLR - Zoom will take upto 3kg
I would have prefered the standard SLR one was it comes with an adjustable head and the Zoom doesn't.
But as my Nikon D200 weighs 830g for the body alone and my 18-200mm lens weighs 560g i guess that's not going to happen and i'll have to find a cheap ball nead to go on it later if i find i need one.
Also any of you guys had any experience with the cheaper ebay copy version? so much cheaper, nearly 1/3 of the price. SLR version SLR-Zoom
Another thing i definitely want is a camera specific backpack, but haven't really decided here if i want a nice easily portable small one for just my SLR kit or go a bit bigger and see if i can get one to fit my DV Cam too. Smaller is sounding more appealing at the moment. something like a http://www.warehouseexpress.com/buy-...-rust/p1521991
Also, can any of you recommend a good entry level flash? Although this may be a bit expensive and overkill as i could probably learn how to use the built in one better first, but would be nice to know what to look out for in the future so any recommendations are much appreciated.