It’s the world-famous Joby Gorillapod, a tripod that screws onto the bottom of your camera like every other tripod out there, but can grasp on anything you wrap its legs around, and this particular model supports the weight of DSLRs, up to 1.75 lbs, while the SLR zoom model can support 6.6lbs of weight. Thankfully, ThinkGeek was able to get one out to us, and after the break, you can see the review. Oh, and Merry Christmas!
It looks like a spider’s leg for some reason. No matter, those legs grasp around a lot of object, making taking a shot from let’s say, a pole very easy. One thing I find difficult with the Gorillapod is the adjustment of the legs; they’re so secure, you’ll have to apply some decent amounts of force to curve them into the shape and grasp around whatever. Oh, and it looks cool, too.
And it — works! A tip of the hat though is basically a given to the Gorillapod SLR — it’s one of the most popular and useful tripods out there. Just always make sure to have all three legs grasping whatever you want the camera to hold on to, otherwise you’re going to have a nasty situation of it falling over. Also, something I found that isn’t only convenient, but dare I say, useful, smart, and awesome, is the little balance scale that tells you how even the camera is when attached to something so you don’t get out-of-balance shots.
If you need a tripod, have an DSLR, and need to take shots from unusual places then, I’d recommended the Joby Gorillapod any day. A smart move actually is to buy the SLR model, because if you do buy a DSLR coming from a point-and-shoot, you won’t have to buy the new tripod that can support the extra weight. It’s a nearly perfect gadget.
- Works in almost any position.
- Only costs $34.99 at ThinkGeek.
- The balance scale is handy, and keeps the entire unit balanced from falling.
- Somewhat hard to adjust the legs, but not by much.