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Jim Ford
22nd November 2009, 04:24 PM
Can't be bad for less than a fiver, delivered! It's even got a QR head.

7dayshop.com - Online Store (http://tinyurl.com/yfqdo4p)

I might get a couple for my flashes. It might be OK for the lighter Olys - 400, 420, 600 or 620.

Jim

EH1
22nd November 2009, 04:27 PM
Beware these don`t hold much weight! I know, I bought a very cheap one last year & it is totally useless!

Jim Ford
22nd November 2009, 04:44 PM
7dayshop state that they're unlikely to hold a DSLR. But I would think they'd be fine for flashes.

Jim

jonesy
22nd November 2009, 04:44 PM
Are the proper gorillapods any good?

EH1
22nd November 2009, 05:16 PM
Are the proper gorillapods any good?

Yes, the real thing works! *yes

Nick Temple-Fry
22nd November 2009, 05:30 PM
Yes, the real thing works! *yes

I would certainly agree that the real thing works - but despite having owned one for a couple of years it has still only participated in a handful of pictures.

The problem is the short legs tether you to very close proximity to the fence post/branch etc - so it is quite restrictive in use.

Nick

stevednp3
22nd November 2009, 08:29 PM
I have a proper one and it holds my e-30 very well, I have even wrapped it round a tree branch one with my hands underneath just incase ;)