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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Trip to Austrailia Tripod? Joby Gorillapod Focus?


My son is going to go to Austrailia and i am looking for something for Christmas for him. Was wondering if anyone has experience with the Joby gorilla pod Focus
http://joby.com/gorillapod/focus/ for a travel tripod. No real long or heavy lenses his gear is
40D, EF 28-105, EF 100-300 and probably my sigma 10-20.

Jim



Dec 13, 2011 at 04:39 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Trip to Austrailia Tripod? Joby Gorillapod Focus?


Yes, they work very well, I actually have one that will hold my 1DMKIV and a 70-200 2.8... prolly not recommended but it does work...


Dec 13, 2011 at 04:47 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Trip to Austrailia Tripod? Joby Gorillapod Focus?


Might be cutting it close for shipping in time for Christmas but Ebay is full of excellent knockoffs from China of the SLR Zoom sized version (which is just fine for the gear you list) for around $10-12 shipped.

Their little Joby Ballhead is fantastic for the money though. Small, light, holds decent weight and actually has arca swiss style dovetail on its clamps so it even works with all the major brand camera brackets



Dec 13, 2011 at 04:10 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Trip to Austrailia Tripod? Joby Gorillapod Focus?


I bought one. The Focus is sturdy enough, but the low height makes it an item for special use only. It would not recommend one for general travel use.

EBH



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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Trip to Austrailia Tripod? Joby Gorillapod Focus?


open to recommendations for a travel tripod


Dec 15, 2011 at 01:47 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Trip to Austrailia Tripod? Joby Gorillapod Focus?


Velbon Rexi or Luxi

folds to under 14", weights under 3lbs and yet goes to 50"+ tall without needing to raise a center column, also under $200

Holds about 7lbs as well, and has 3 position legs and a very quick and easy twist to lock mechanism on the legs



Dec 15, 2011 at 03:18 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Trip to Austrailia Tripod? Joby Gorillapod Focus?


I think the Gorillapods are jokes as actual camera supports, though I like them as flash stands. For something more useful with a camera but still pocketable, a Leica table tripod or the inexpensive Manfrotto version are a lot more useful.


Dec 16, 2011 at 04:40 PM
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Ended up buying one of the Velbon Luxi from B&H


Dec 16, 2011 at 06:49 PM





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