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[The Source] The Source - GORILLAPOD VIDEO magnetic TRIPOD $19.96 -Original GorillaPod $14.96

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Tried it out on my Nex 5n and found it on the heavy side.
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allyourbase wrote:
Nov 18th, 2012 6:45 pm
Attach one of these and you can use it with a smartphone:
http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B004CK0 ... ttom_links
Cool! My boys like to make videos with their iPod so this would be real handy.

My store had them clearance priced to $24.99 and $17.99 respectively, but they rang in at the prices above. I ended up getting both models, but am already regretting it a bit. After watching a bunch of video reviews, it seems like having a ball head is pretty critical - especially when shooting off angle (which is what this thing is all about). I may keep the video one for the kids, and keep watching for either the SLR, SLR Zoom or the Hybrid model to go on sale.
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samm wrote:
Nov 18th, 2012 10:12 pm
Tried it out on my Nex 5n and found it on the heavy side.
As in the camera was too heavy for the Joby? That's bad news if so, since my Nex-7 is even heavier and I like to use old Pentax prime lenses via adapter, and they are solid metal and glass...
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Nov 18th, 2012 10:48 pm
As in the camera was too heavy for the Joby? That's bad news if so, since my Nex-7 is even heavier and I like to use old Pentax prime lenses via adapter, and they are solid metal and glass...
Yeah. The camera (5N & 18-55) feels too heavy for the Gorrilapod, especially the headend. Tried attaching it to an arm chair and you can see it slowly see it tilting. It's definitely front heavy, so you gotta have 2 legs infront and 1 in the rear.
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It's good to get the magnetic version if you can. The magnets in the feet are really strong - I've found that it can cling to even a single screw on a vertical wall while holding a pocket camera.

I'm not sure I'd want to take a chance on a cheap knock-off. Everything depends on the strength of the cable through the middle of the leg and the wear resistance of the joints. A failure while holding your SLR could be catastrophic!
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Sweet, might have to stop by my local Source after work.
Been looking to get one of these!
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