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    Default Has anyone tried this one?

    I stumbled across this little thing surfing around the web.

    http://www.joby.com/gp2.html

    Is anybody here using one?
    And if so, is it any good?
    Seems like a pretty practical gadget. Altough somewhat weak, maybe one should wait for further development?

    /Kristofer

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    Cool Re: Has anyone tried this one?

    Quote Originally Posted by drdeo
    I stumbled across this little thing surfing around the web.

    http://www.joby.com/gp2.html

    Is anybody here using one?
    And if so, is it any good?
    Seems like a pretty practical gadget. Altough somewhat weak, maybe one should wait for further development?

    /Kristofer
    Hmmm, I went to B&H and REI, and they only had the original model, which wouldn't hold a DSLR. This looks like it might hold a DSLR with 14-54mm type lens, but I doubt I would trust it with a 50-200mm lens, let alone a 35-100mm lens.

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    Default I have something similar to that

    I have one similarly built. Mine just screws in. It's great for smaller cameras, but it doesn't hold up very well with the heavy stuff. It's also great for balancing on rocks and other small spaces.

    Here are some pictures of it with the E-1. One is with the 11-22mm lens AND the FL-50 flash (only because it's what was handy). It does OK with that size lens, but you have to make sure you put the legs right so it balances the camera well.

    The other is just of the E-1 with 50-200. I had to bend two of the legs towards the back side so it wouldn't tip over in that direction. It CAN be used, but...it's not that sturdy with the heavy stuff.

    The legs from top to bottom measure 4 3/4". If the legs were longer, I think that the mini tripod thing would probably work very well.

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    Default Re: Has anyone tried this one?

    Wow, I didn't realize the legs on that thing were so long! Looking at the photos of what you can do with it. Looks VERY handy. But I don't know if the top portion could handle the heavy weight, as was pointed out. I could have used one of those many times!
    I tried to email them, but it was returned. I just called and left them a message on the phone.

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    Default Re: Has anyone tried this one?

    I have used a couple of different solutions for low to ground work.

    The Ultrapod works well and they have a heavier duty model as well:
    http://www.pedcopods.com/products.htm



    My favourite though is the Red Pod:
    http://www.thepod.ca/


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    Default Re: Has anyone tried this one?

    Hi All My vote I would go with the Ultra pod (looks the most stable) thanks , Neil.

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