Last weekend while attending a wedding in Colorado, I was able to get away and get some time on the trails in Red Rocks Park. First time out with a Gorilla Pod and was pretty impressed with the results.
I wasn't expecting it to be rock steady, especially with a 5D MKII and 17-40L hanging off of it, but it was sturdy enough (no wind) to bracket a few shots. I wouldn't leave it sitting by itself, hanging off a railing or tree, as it did slip a couple times, but standing next to it with a firm grip on the strap of the camera it was fine. Set on surfaces, it worked great.
|Valley next to Ship Rock|
I also picked up a Clik Elite bag for the trip, but I'll save that for another post. It was nice not having to lug a regular sized tripod on the plane and on the trails. Plus, since I was with people who are not really into photography (or waiting for me to set up a shot) it was much quicker shooting with the Gorilla Pod.
|Red Rocks Amphitheater|