Total Solar Eclipse

I stood on the shore of Idaho's Egin Lakes, surrounded by sand dunes, watching the eclipse with my family. With a pair of eclipse glasses taped to the end of my lens and my heavy camera perched up on a flimsy gorilla pod, I would press the shutter button every 1-2 minutes. The end result, after stitching the selected photos together, is this gratifying image of the eclipse sequence...reaching complete totality.


Which is better...the Petzl GRIGRI + or the Petzl GRIGRI 2? Which one is right for you? Are the additional features of the GRIGRI PLUS worth the extra money and weight? Should you upgrade to the GRIGRI + if you already have the GRIGRI 2?

Here is my quick, raw and unedited comparison of the two Petzl belay devices. 

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