Possession of the Gorillapod SLR-Zoom and am very satisfied. Recordings with a Sony Alpha 100 + stovepipe (70-210 nearly 800g) succeed very well. Even night shots are in it. But ... Who buys this tripod, simply must be aware that it is not a big tripod. Clear it swings and it is not nearly as stable as the "big ones". A remote control for triggering helps a lot, by the way I use always in combination with a tripod. Size, weight and flexibility are unbeatable and I do not regret having bought it. It fits loosely in the camera bag and I use it quite often in situations where the big tripod has no chance.