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GorillaPod Review

I just purchased the Joby GorillaPod Magnetic from Adorama and here’s my initial impression/review of my new favorite accessory. I have tried a GorillaPod clone in the past and thought it was bad quality, which was why I never bothered trying out the original one. My first impression holding this tripod was how good the quality was. The legs are very sturdy and didn’t feel loose like the clone I tried, none of the parts wobbled and no excess movement whatsoever. The magnetic version has neodymium magnets at the base of each leg which allows a strong magnetic bond to metal surfaces for more options on shooting. Just be careful not to place this tripod next to a portable hard drive or memory cards to be safe! The rubber feet is great for traction. Read More

Tamrac ZipShot Tripod Review

I was browsing Tamrac’s website when I found a product of theirs called the ZipShot compact, ultra-light tripod. After watching their brief but effective video on how easy and fast the tripod is to assemble, I browsed for more YouTube reviews. This is a simple and effective technology, so I decided to buy one from B&H.

I purchased this tripod for the purpose of using my Canon S90 point and shoot. While I already have a Manfrotto aluminum tripod for DSLRs, it just looks silly using a tripod who’s head is larger than the body of the S90, and impractical to carry around for light trips. I also have a Sony table top tripod perfect for dinner time, it’s only a few inches tall and would be useless for outdoors. The ZipShot is only 15″ collapsed, and can fit in a woman’s large purse. Expanded, the tripod stands 44″ tall. The maximum weight is 3lbs which is more than enough for a point and shoot. The whole tripod is made out of light weight aluminum.

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