My Joby Gorillapod SLR Zoom Mini Tripod Kit
March 21, 2014
When I started this blog back in 2009, I used to feature a photography gear every friday which I call gear Friday. But because of my busy schedule I wasn’t able to keep up with it.
I’ve decided to bring it back under a different category, “What’s in My Bag”. And this Friday’s feature gear from my bag is my Joby GP3 GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Flexible Tripod with my old Fotopro 51-G Arca Compatible Panning Tripod Ball Head Pan.
For my Micro Four Thirds Compact System Cameras, this is my goto tripod , it’s small, light and can be kept in my bag all the time. This combination only weighs 1.230 lbs as you can see on the scale.
Here it is with my Olympus OM-D EM-5 and Panasonic Lumix 14mm F/2.5 Pancake Lens. This combination weighs 2.510 lbs which is really easy to carry arround. I can walk around for hours holding the these without breaking my neck and shoulders.
When I bought the Gorillapod from Amazon, I only bought the mini tripod without the Joby BH1 Ball Head with Bubble Level since I already have one that I planned to used with it. I have been using arca swiss type plates for my cameras and I’m so used to it that I don’t want any other ball head. If you don’t have a ball head yet, Joby GP3 GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Flexible Tripod + BH1 Ball Head with Bubble Level for approximately $50, but if you have a ball head that you can use, the Joby GP3 GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Flexible Tripod is a great buy for only $30+ .
- Joby GP3 GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Flexible Tripod
- Fotopro 51-G Arca Compatible Panning Tripod Ball Head Pan
- Olympus OM-D E-M5 16MP Silver
- Panasonic Lumix 14mm f/2.5 G Aspherical Lens
Years ago, I tried to use the Gorillapod SLR Zoom on my Canon 7d and 60d but I didn’t like, oh, it worked when I used the 50mm F/1.4 and the ef 35mm F/2 lenses, but when I use my heavy zoom lenses, the whole thing just fell down, but now, with my Micro Four Thirds Compact System, it’s just perfect. If you are looking for a light tripod that really fits in your bag, this is it.
Here are two photos I shot in low light with this setup: