Friday, September 21, 2007

Gorillapod


Gorillapod is not the latest product in the market, but it's still quite new to most people. It comes in three sizes: Original, SLR and SLR-Zoom. The one I've just got is the SLR version, which is able to hold a DSLR body with lens up to 1.1kg. Its legs are flexible, so you can adjust it according to different terrain. Not only that, if you've got the guts, you can even tie it onto a pole, tree branch, etc...I don't have so much of guts to mount my DSLR on it (different case with the SLR-Zoom version), but certainly feel confident enough to mount my flash on it. Sometimes it's quite troublesome to bring along lightstand, so this little thing works for me especially if I don't require the use of umbrella.

12 Comments:

Anonymous young photographer said...

haha, cool! i saw this one on the net. how did you get it? cool remote there, Cactus?

8:44 PM  
Blogger Zey said...

I got it from my regular shop at Pertama Complex. That wireless radio receiver is Cactus V2. You should get one. ;)

10:25 PM  
Anonymous young photographer said...

awesome. i've been wanting to do wireless, just not cut out for the pricey ST-E2 or another 430ex. you got it online? it's supposed to be RM60 from US. they would jack up the price here, just light the lightsphere.

12:11 AM  
Blogger Zey said...

You can get it from my dealer. Email him at yamiya.yam@gmail.com. :) Might want to sell my ST-E2 one day...

12:13 AM  
Anonymous young photographer said...

ST-E2 does look cooler than the Cactus. How bout a pocket wizard? *hint* haha! thanks for the info. YS in SS2 is selling one China-made remote, i don't think it's a Cactus. They have the 1DS Mk II with a 24-70 f2.8. I saw them editing a portait once, 16.6 mp L lens sharpness is just awesome. oh yeah, they don't even use branded remotes for their softboxes :P

12:34 AM  
Blogger Zey said...

ST-E2 supports E-TTL and two group flash ratio. It can also sync up to 1/x, unlike Cactus V2 can only sync up to 1/160s on 350D, 30D and 5D. I bet the 1DsMkII at YS is under utilized. Hehe...

12:37 AM  
Anonymous young photographer said...

1/160s? ouch. quite a turn off. gotta start using Neutral Density filters for outdoor portraits then .. :P

12:43 AM  
Blogger Zey said...

Yup! In other words, it's very hard to use your flash outdoor especially when the ambient light level is too high. But even if it's 1/250s, it'll still be too slow to cut down the ambient light. With a ND filter, you can cut down the ambient light, but at the same time the flash light too. ST-E2 allows the use of high-sync speed, but very likely your flash isn't powerful enough. That's the time you need high power studio light. LOL!

12:46 AM  
Anonymous young photographer said...

lol. think of the number of 430ex or ST-E2s can be bought with the price of a pro studio setup! how bout the overpriced Canon flash cable?

12:54 AM  
Blogger Zey said...

That cable isn't that worth the money, IMHO. A good set of basic (300W) studio light could easily cost RM3000-4000, such as Bowens/Profoto/Visatec. Drool...

12:57 AM  
Anonymous young photographer said...

haha! i think i'd rather buy 300 flashlights with RM3000 and RM1000 worth of Energizer batteries :P

1:01 AM  
Blogger Zey said...

LOL!

1:02 AM  

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