Induro has unveiled new low-profile, heavy-duty BHL Ballheads available in three different sizes. The significant spec of these heads is the massive load capacity. The BHL1 handles a max load of 44lbs. The BHL2 max load is 66lbs., while the BHL3 max load is 88lbs. [Read more…]
The Induro BHS-Series Ballheads are a new breed of affordable tripod heads with QR plates and built-in bubble levels. The BHS0 supports 10.3 lbs. The BHS1 supports 12.8 lbs. And, the BHS2 supports up to 18.7 lbs.
The new ballheads range in price from $52 to $76 retail and are available from B&H Photo.
A little while back, I put a Canon 5D Mark II and a 70-200mm lens on a tiny little Gorillapod Magnetic – and it held the combo upside down using only magnets for grip. That was a little extreme for that little tripod though.
While Joby didn’t necessarily approve of that use (nor when I stuck my camera to a car), they must have felt sorry for me and my 5D Mark II because they sent me a heavy-duty Gorillapod Focus and Ballhead X to play with . . . and abuse a bit. [Read more…]
Perhaps one of the funniest things I saw at PMA 2010, was Joby’s homegrown bike, which looks like it resulted from Lance Armstrong crashing into the Gorillapod factory. While Gorillapods are pretty sturdy for cameras, I don’t think we’ll see Lance pedaling this bike up the Col du Tourmalet in the Tour de France this year. Nonetheless, this is one cool bike. [Read more…]
As part of PMA 2010, Joby has announced two new products – the Gorillapod Magnetic and the Ballhead X.
The Gorillapod Magnetic is a lot like an ordinary Gorillapod; however, it features magnetic feet, which allows it to attach to any magnetic surface. It supports cameras weighing up to 11.5 ounces. The Gorillapod Magnetic should be available in April 2010 for $24.95.
The Ballhead X is designed to work in conjunction with the Gorillapod Focus tripod. The Ballhead X supports up to 11.1lbs and allows you to pan, tilt and rotate the attached camera atop the Gorillapod. the Ballhead X works with 3/8″ and 1/4″ threads, which allows it to be used on any other tripod as well. The Ballhead X should be available in April 2010 for $79.95. [Read more…]