— Digital Cameras
Now a GorillaPod for zoom lens SLRs
November 8, 2006 The world’s most influential gadget media has been raving about the Joby since it was released early this year, and now comes the news that the serious photographers amongst us have been waiting for. Firstly, the GorillaPod is a mini-tripod with flexible legs designed to grip, twist and bend around anything handy – railings, rocks, branches, poles etcetera. The ball-and-socket joints rotate 360 degrees and it is a very handy addition to a full-size tripod, can do lots of things that said traditional tripod cannot do, and being light and small, almost completely replaces said tripod with much less hassle. Then came the Gorillapod SLR – same as the original tripod except it could hold the extra weight of a full SLR camera. Now comes the announcement that counts - the Gorillapod SLR Zoom can handle all of the above plus a zoom lens - 3 kilograms in total weight - all pointed in exactly the right direction whilst weighing in at a diminutive 241 grams (8.5 oz). Nuff said! Will come in handy if you never use it!
The GorillaPod SLR is available for around US$40 at Amazon.
About the Author
Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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