I am still looking for a use for mine..
I would say a good table top tripod is a much better bet. It it is more compact and will weigh less (I don't mean one of those bendy toy things made of 3 peieces of flexible wire)..
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I have a gorillapod for my compact camera and it's the best little tripod I've ever used. The great thing bout it is that it works on uneven surfaces (like rocks) where a rigid leg tripod might be awkward or unstable, and you can set it up in a flash. You can also attach it to things like branches, though to be honest, it doesn't cling to things as well as they suggest. And it's incredibly light, and has a clip you can leave on your camera making it dead easy to attach in a second - you don't have to screw it in every time..
But... you can't use your camera in portrait mode (not many pocket tripods let you do this though) because it would fall over. And it's not that rigid, so you have to use the self-timer. Small limitations though..
I haven't tried any of the bigger Gorillapods, so can't comment on them..
I have their largest, and it's suitable for a Canon 20D with small lens, but iffy with a Canon 5D with medium or long lens (maybe 3x the weight). Definitely need to shoot with the self-timer to wait out the wobble. Do NOT use it to hold an SLR of any weight to the side of a signpost like their ad suggests. Other than that, it's a very fun pod to use thanks to it's flexibility..
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The Gorillapod is great. I wanted a compact tripod that was flexible and this is just the ticket. Very well built(like a tank), easy to use, and fits in a small backpack. And cheap. No brainer...
I have the SLR ZOOM version & have found it useful on a few occasions, worth having I think - definitely need the "ZOOM" version for any decent size SLR.
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I have the big one, and it is not good with my Canon 40D + 18-200 zoom lens.On a flat surface it is useless, falls over.As support on a branch of a tree, fence etc., it might have some merrit..
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