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 Post subject: Quality difference in Gorillapods
PostPosted: January 20th, 2017, 5:34 pm 
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Hello all,

Does anyone have experience with the most expensive gorillapod? If you take a look at the Joby website link: http://joby.com/gorillapod you'll notice the varying gorillapod options. The one that I'm asking about is the gorilla pod focus for about ~$150 as compared to the next most expensive one, the Gorillapod SLR zoom ~$50. I have one gorillapod and its extremely useful, I like it quite a bit and I was thinking about getting another one for my flash unit. My question is how much better is the $150 focus pod than the regular $50 DSLR one? Is it really worth the price difference? If I got the more expensive variety I would use that one for my camera and the one I already have would become the designated flash tripod.

I'm using a Nikon D810 so its a pretty heavy camera but will it really be worth the extra $100 for the better gorillapod?


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 Post subject: Re: Quality difference in Gorillapods
PostPosted: January 23rd, 2017, 9:16 am 
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The only reason I would upgrade would be to buy a bigger/stronger unit for my camera because I had some specific need.

If your existing unit is adequate for your camera body, I would suggest that the standard ($20) would be fine for a flash or, at most, the hybrid model since it has a ball head for easier control of pointing the flash.


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 Post subject: Re: Quality difference in Gorillapods
PostPosted: January 23rd, 2017, 1:37 pm 
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I have the focus, and it holds up my D810 + Tamron 15-30mm (4.55lbs) and sometimes my SB-800 on camera as well. I think I paid $90-100 on Amazon, wasn't $150.



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Chad


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 Post subject: Re: Quality difference in Gorillapods
PostPosted: January 25th, 2017, 9:42 am 
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Thanks for the input from both of you, I appreciate it!

Chad M. Lane wrote:
I think I paid $90-100 on Amazon, wasn't $150.
Yeah, I wasn't going to get it from their site as its more expensive than I have seen elsewhere, the one I have was from Amazon as well and was something like ~$20 less than what they sell their DSLR gorillapod for. Once I made a choice I was going to shop around for a better deal.


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