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Super cool joby mini tripod.

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by newfie, May 6, 2016.

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. newfie

    newfie Mu-43 Veteran

    211
    Jan 15, 2015
    Canada
    Ian
    image. image. so I picked this up yesterday and have been so impressed that I thought I'd post my thoughts...no affiliation with joby.


    -perfect for smaller cameras
    -leave it on your camera all the time (this is my favourite aspect of this little tripod) as shown in my first pic. It collapses and is barely noticed when left on my epl5
    -use a dime to attach or detach the standard 1/4" screw
    -has a built in adjustable head that spins/rotates 360 but doesn't articulate much so it's for use in landscape mode with my setup. The head is good to level things a few degrees but not much else as articulation is limited
    -very strong legs and quality build, suprizing for its size
    -great tabletop tripod that will work on flatter surfaces (car hood, flattish rocks, tables etc) with no issues but don't expect it to work real well in sand or rough terain or wind
    -in the pics, I've attached it with my epl5, sigma 19mm and gariz half case. It's steady.
    -tiny, tiny, tiny.
    -I have a manfrotto mini as well but don't always take it when I'm just going out with my camera in pocket. There's no reason not to take this joby everywhere

    Some limitations, I actually wasn't going to buy it as I thought it was a joke but this is not the case. Tiny, pretty strong and very versatile and can't be beat for under $20!

    I'm always hunting for a good small tripod. I'd love to hear from someone else who has one of these or a similar product.
     
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  2. rocky

    rocky Mu-43 Regular

    174
    Sep 11, 2012
    Kapolei, HI/Walnut Creek, CA
    Greg
    Pretty cool. I think I'll get one, too.
     
  3. flamingfish

    flamingfish Mu-43 Top Veteran

    771
    Nov 16, 2012
    Emily
    I got one to put on an Oly Air (because those things roll when you put them down). Haven't had a chance to do much with it yet, though.
     
  4. Stickee

    Stickee Mu-43 Regular

    57
    Apr 11, 2016
    Toronto, ON
    Off-topic, but what case is that @newfie@newfie?
     
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  5. Wisertime

    Wisertime Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 6, 2013
    Philly
    Steve
    Not bad...think I saw that while shopping for mine a while ago.

    I got an Oben TT300 which is more versatile while still being pocketable w/ball head. Very happy w/my choice.
    s-l400.

    The Manfrotto pixi was what I was going to get, but found a deal on the Oben
    s-l400.
     
  6. newfie

    newfie Mu-43 Veteran

    211
    Jan 15, 2015
    Canada
    Ian
    image. image.
    Think you're comparing apples to oranges. Here's a size difference between the pixi and joby....but that oben looks real neat!
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2016
  7. newfie

    newfie Mu-43 Veteran

    211
    Jan 15, 2015
    Canada
    Ian
    The pixi is great but not exactly pocketable to my mind.

    image.
     
  8. newfie

    newfie Mu-43 Veteran

    211
    Jan 15, 2015
    Canada
    Ian
    Gariz case. Sweet and very well made And helps with the ergonomics of the epl5 for sure
     
  9. davidzvi

    davidzvi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2012
    Outside Boston MA
    David
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  10. fin azvandi

    fin azvandi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 12, 2011
    South Bend, IN
    I have one, it replaced a larger version that never seemed to be with me when I wanted it. The only thing I would change is I wish the surface of the plate where it screws into the camera was plastic/rubber, as it is it leaves a faint circular scrape on the camera.
     
  11. Holoholo55

    Holoholo55 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2014
    Honolulu, HI
    Walter
    I got an Ultrapod 2 for my pocket tripod, but it's definitely bigger than that tiny Joby. More versatile though.

    BTW, there are two models of the Joby Micro Tripod. The 250 model is for cameras up to 250g (0.55 lb). The 800 is for cameras up to 800g (1.75 lb). Which one did you get?
     
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  12. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
    I like it, though $20 is way too much.
    I'd also attach Oben mini head (BD-0) to it.
     
  13. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 7, 2011
    Somerville, NJ
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  14. davidzvi

    davidzvi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2012
    Outside Boston MA
    David
    What's the largest setup you've had on the small? I figured if I got one of these I'd have to go for the large.
     
  15. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 7, 2011
    Somerville, NJ
    It's mounted on my Pentax Q so nothing is large LOL.
     
  16. Wisertime

    Wisertime Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 6, 2013
    Philly
    Steve
    Perhaps. You could interchange the ball head too for more versatility.
     
  17. Danny_SWE

    Danny_SWE Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 30, 2013
    Sweden (Gothenburg)
    That one is always in my bag. Fantastic thing.

    Skickat från min LG-H815 via Tapatalk
     
  18. Palmguy

    Palmguy Mu-43 Regular

    60
    Mar 3, 2013
    Orlando, FL
    Awesome, just ordered one. Thanks.
     
  19. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    My Joby came in today. What a neat little tripod. It seems pretty robust. I'll be curious to try it.
     
  20. brettmaxwell

    brettmaxwell Mu-43 Veteran

    350
    Dec 8, 2012
    I had one and lost it at some point, I need to get another, I love that little thing on my tiny GM1.