GorillaPod 3K or 5K?

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Metanoia Prime
Metanoia Prime Junior Member • Posts: 39
GorillaPod 3K or 5K?

I'm going to start doing some light vlogging and wanted to hear from those of you who have experience with the two. We are taking a trip to Thailand next week and will be recording some videos and taking a ton of photos.

My travel setup as of now will generally consist of my A7 IV, a Samyang 24mm f/1.8, and a Sony 50mm f/1.8. I might occasionally throw the 85mm f/1.8 on there, as well, but don't see that happening often. I am looking to add a mic sometime soon as well as a lumecube-type light, but it'll just be camera and lens(es) for now.

I just bought the 3K, but saw that the 5K is also on a decent sale ($80) and was wondering if the materials, build quality, etc. were really that much of an upgrade.

Please let me know!


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Sony a7 IV Sony FE 50mm F1.8 Samyang AF 35mm F1.8 FE Samyang AF 24mm F1.8 FE +1 more
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Samyang AF 24mm F1.8 FE / Rokinon AF 24mm F1.8 FE Sony a7 IV Sony FE 50mm F1.8
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wascwywbt Forum Member • Posts: 55
Re: GorillaPod 3K or 5K?

I own a Joby GorillaPod 5K and prefer having separate knobs to control the panning and tilt of the ball head. It supports a 5 kg (11lb) payload but weighs twice as much as the 3K. If you're going to add lights and a mic, consider adding Joby's GorillaPod Rig Upgrade kit, which will let you add Lights and a Microphone.

For a direct comparison of their features, check out Joby's guide "GorillaPod 3K vs 5K: everything you need to know"

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Nikon D90 Nikon D3300 Nikon D750 Nikon Z7 Nikon Z9 +21 more
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