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#21 Nick Hope

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 01:03 AM

No corrosion problems. This stuff is really great.

I'm going to order 2 more, use the bases with a new aluminium base/battery pod cover, and use the extra pieces to make 2 silent light arms.

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 04:02 AM

Nick, are you ordering them from the States or getting them from a local distributor/ photo shop?

 


#23 Nick Hope

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 06:00 PM

I ordered direct from Joby. Their service was great and shipping was fast and I recall very cheap compared to most stuff I get from the States.

I will shortly order 2 more complete Gorillapods so I've got 2 new bases for my MKII front legs (one of the weak cut-up bases broke after about 70 dives), plus enough modules to make 2 light arms as well as the legs.

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 04:17 AM

I followed your advise and got myself an SLR Zoom, too!

Fortunatly the Topdawg Housing has a tripod screw in its baseplate.

We are leaving for Marsa Lam at the 9th. Afterwards I can tell you how it worked... :D

Heres how it looks:

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#25 videodan

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 05:56 AM

Nice setup Christian, it should work very well for you. One thing you may want to do is put the two legs forward to better stabilize your rig. This will keep the lens as stationary as possible. Have a great trip, and share some clips when you return.
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 03:13 AM

http://www.joby.com/...llapod/slrzoom/
I just ordered one of these for myself, and thought others here might be interested also. This looks like it would be very useful for underwater macro shooters. I ordered the heavy duty model (SLR-Zoom) that supports 6 lbs, which should be plenty underwater. Also view the Joby home page to see the other uses for this product.
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Hi Dan, yes i'm using also a Joby tripod buyed in Australia in April and is very usefull, for video in macro mode!!!

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 05:43 AM

finally found a shop in HK that sells Gorillapods. Will try to pick up a SLR Zoom one to try on my video housing.