Gorillapod Focus and Ballhead X Review: Bring Out the Big Guns

A little while back, I put a Canon 5D Mark II and a 70-200mm lens on a tiny little Gorillapod Magnetic – and it held the combo upside down using only magnets for grip.  That was a little extreme for that little tripod though.

While Joby didn’t necessarily approve of that use (nor when I stuck my camera to a car), they must have felt sorry for me and my 5D Mark II because they sent me a heavy-duty Gorillapod Focus and Ballhead X to play with . . . and abuse a bit. [Read more...]

Joby Gorillabike (and Some Useful Photo Stuff)

Perhaps one of the funniest things I saw at PMA 2010, was Joby’s homegrown bike, which looks like it resulted from Lance Armstrong crashing into the Gorillapod factory.  While Gorillapods are pretty sturdy for cameras, I don’t think we’ll see Lance pedaling this bike up the Col du Tourmalet in the Tour de France this year.  Nonetheless, this is one cool bike. [Read more...]

Joby Gorillapod Magnetic and Ballhead X

Joby Gorillapod Magnetic and Ballhead X

As part of PMA 2010, Joby has announced two new products – the Gorillapod Magnetic and the Ballhead X.

The Gorillapod Magnetic is a lot like an ordinary Gorillapod; however, it features magnetic feet, which allows it to attach to any magnetic surface.  It supports cameras weighing up to 11.5 ounces.    The Gorillapod Magnetic should be available in April 2010 for $24.95.

The Ballhead X is designed to work in conjunction with the Gorillapod Focus tripod.  The Ballhead X supports up to 11.1lbs and allows you to pan, tilt and rotate the attached camera atop the Gorillapod.  the Ballhead X works with 3/8″ and 1/4″ threads, which allows it to be used on any other tripod as well.  The Ballhead X should be available in April 2010 for $79.95. [Read more...]