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Good, solid head
on 20 August 2010
I was getting the Gorillapod Focus to use with my Canon 5D MkII - the SLR model was OK with my 40D but just not sturdy enough for the heavier camera. Experience taught me I'd not be happy with the camera attached direct to the tripod - it's flexible but not so smooth to allow proper framing - so a head was needed. Having tried out the combination I can report that they work well together. I haven't tried swapping it out with the pan & tilt head on my Manfrotto tripod but they look as though they should be interchangeable; I've always preferred a P&T when working on a large tripod but there are times when a ball would be better.
Well designed and well made. You could go for a competing ball head (you don't have to stay with Joby's) but it goes well with the Focusand, whilst it seems pricey when thinking of Gorillapods, the Focus/X should be seen as moving into a higher league. You get what you pay for and this is worth the money.