My Joby Gorillapod SLR Zoom Mini Tripod Kit

The Joby Gorillapod SLR Zoom and my old FotoPro Arca Swiss type ball head

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’s the setup with my OM-D EM-5 and the Panasonic Lumix 14mm F/2.5 Pancake Lens. Only weighs 2.510 lbs

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.

OM-D EM-5 + Panasonic 14mm F/2.5 Pancake Lens + FotoPro Ball Head + Joby Gorillapod SLR Zoom = Lightweight Setup

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+ .

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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:

OM-D EM-5 with the Panasonic Lumix 14mm F/2.5 Pancake with the Joby Gorillapod SLR Zoom Flexible Tripod.

 

E-PL3, Panasonic 20mm F/1.7 Pancake Lens mounted on the Joby Gorillapod SLR Zoom Flexible Tripod.

 

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