Yesterday I put up a post about the Olympus VF-2 viewfinder, but while taking photos for that post I was using another new piece of equipment I purchased called the Fat Gecko tripod. I bought the tripod to use in or attached to my car, but also for anything that a small suction cup tripod could be handy for.
When it arrived I was really surprised with just how well built it was. This is a very sturdy tripod and held my Olympus E3 with no issues at all. Made by Delkin, the Gecko weighs only 1.25 pounds and when the suction cups are attached they are really stuck on well giving the user a sense of confidence that their camera isn't going to fall. You can adjust the angle and tilt both on the bottom near the cups and on top near the camera and it comes with a standard size mounting screw for your tripod socket on the bottom of your camera. They also include a flash cold shoe for use as a light stand.
I really like this tripod and priced at only about $70 it is a nice addition to a photographers tool kit allowing you to attach your camera or flash pretty much anywhere you have a flat smooth surface. Obviously some caution is warranted in placing your camera in places where they may fall anyway, so use at your own risk, but for me it seems like a very sturdy and safe solution.
|Olympus E-PL1 attached to my sunroof with the Fat Gecko. Caution if you do this and are in a collision your camera may come loose!! I'm just saying.|
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