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    Anyone had any experience with a Gorillapod?

    As the title says.

    I'm thinking of getting one come the end of the week for my SLR, they can be had for about £30 and the concept is dead cool!

    So I'm just wondering what over peoples thoughts are? If you've had experience or do own one, I'd like to know!

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    Re: Anyone had any experience with a Gorillapod?

    Got one, use it every time I take the camera (old Point and click) out on the bike.

    Go for the bigger one as the smaller one doesn't quite manage to hold a normal p-a-c upright enough.

    Portable, tiny, cheap, well worth the money.
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    Re: Anyone had any experience with a Gorillapod?

    the one for your DSLR is about 60.. i wouldn't use the smaller 30 quid jobby with a DSLR for fear of fail..

    i did get some cheap 5 quid jobbies from ebay for my flashes.. but they failed after a day :/ the sockets weren't strong enough

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    Re: Anyone had any experience with a Gorillapod?

    I have one of the small ones for my Canon G7 (Bridge Camera) and it JUST ABOUT copes, great for wrapping around a hand rail or setting level on rocks etc to get that "couple" shot on a timer - rather than the usual photo you, photo of me, photo of you,......

    The small one requires a bit of balancing with my G7, so no way will it hold an SLR, the medium one should be OK for an SLR with a short-ish (kit) lens, the large one can hold an SLR with zoom lens. The large one is designed to be used with a standard tripod head that you may have or can buy, but will just screw into the camera if you wish.

    I know it's damn useful with a point and click, so proably very good with an SLR...

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    Re: Anyone had any experience with a Gorillapod?

    Got one, love it for my compact!
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    Re: Anyone had any experience with a Gorillapod?

    I have a couple of them, ones the smaller model that I use for a compact or wireless flash, the others the slr zoom, takes my D90 with wide angle lens.

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    Re: Anyone had any experience with a Gorillapod?

    Thanks for the replies!

    It can be had for £30.99 from here:

    http://www.warehouseexpress.com/buy-...ripod/p1017697

    And getting a head should be OK I do have one it's just hot a ball head. I'll probably end up buying the Joby one, which will probably end up coming to £70.

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    Re: Anyone had any experience with a Gorillapod?

    Got one myself and with regards the SLR comments, the smaller one (original one) holds a smaller hybrid SLR like my fujifilm S5800 perfectly fine.

    The hold's quite amazing, it wraps perfectly around a car steering wheel for recording a certain journey (if you've scared of someone knocking your car and driving off.) Legally though might be an issue.
    Main use I've found is wrapping it around a chair/stand in museum's where tripod's are not allowed in for H+S reasons!
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    Re: Anyone had any experience with a Gorillapod?

    Yeah great little bit of kit - we use the smaller one a lot with my wife's compact and the bigger SLR Zoom one with the SLR. It'll grip well on almost anything - even gripped wet, mossy-covered branches in a rainforest once.

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    Re: Anyone had any experience with a Gorillapod?

    Sair uses one a fair bit and it's pretty damn good.

    ANd you're right Danny... it's clever and thererfore DESERVES to be purchased

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    Re: Anyone had any experience with a Gorillapod?

    *nod* I agree - it's a great bit of kit

    The other handy thing I have is a small bag with a mounting point - you can fill up with sand etc and mount the camera to it - it takes up virtually zero space when empty so can be handy if you don't have the camera bag/gorillapod etc with you as you can just slip it in your pocket

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