There is now a gorillapod for the heavier SLR cameras equipped with zoom lenses. The new gorillapod SLR-Zoom weighs only 8.5 ounces but can support an SLR or even a camcorder weighing 6 pounds.
The gorillapod is a line of flexible and lightweight tripods with bendable legs that can be attached to poles, rocks and just about any steady surface. It is made by Joby of California.
Last year, Joby launched its gorillapod for compact cameras ($22) then later released the gorillapod SLR ($40). The latest gorillapod for heavier SLRs has a retail price of $50.