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Joby Gorillapod Focus - Flexible Mini-Tripod

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Product Highlights
  • Supports up to 11 lbs (5kg)
  • For Pro Camera or Prosumer Camcorder

The Joby Gorillapod Focus is an ultra-versatile mini-tripod (or grip) that was designed for use with large pro SLR cameras with large zoom lens attached, or with prosumer level camcorders (max. load capacity of 11 lbs/5kg). The Gorillapod Focus allows you to achieve the stability of a standard tripod, but at a fraction of the size and weight. The three multi-segmented flexible legs can be formed to grip almost any protrusion, be it a branch, doorknob, rock, or uneven surface.

Its sockets are machined from sturdy aluminum, with anodized gunmetal finish. Each of the joints can bend and rotate 360°, to wrap around objects. The bottom rubber segment on the legs is larger to allow it to be used in the traditional way.

Flexible joints bend and rotate 360° to form the perfect gripping shape.
Maximum Height 9" (240mm)
Minimum Height 1.5" (38mm)
Folded Length 11.4" (290mm)
Load Capacity 11 lbs (5kg)
Leg Sections N/A
Leg Lock Type N/A
Male Thread Size Dual 1/4"-20 & 3/8"
Weight 1.1 lb (500g)
Joby Gorillapod Focus - Flexible Mini-Tripod
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    4.5

    (based on 98 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (59)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (33)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (63)
    • Stable (50)
    • Folds away (40)
    • Unfolds quickly (33)
    • Compact (30)

    Cons

    • Heavy (4)
    • Unstable (3)

    Best Uses

    • Stabilization (42)
    • Travel (17)
    • Outdoors (15)
    • Home (10)
    • Movies (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (23), Film professional (15), Enthusiast (13), Parent (9), Photo enthusiast (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (55), Yes (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Very Cool

    This is the coolest thing !!! i attach it to tree branches, fence/sign posts, just about anything and that includes my kayak deck when silently moving along still back bay waters....Read complete review

    This is the coolest thing !!! i attach it to tree branches, fence/sign posts, just about anything and that includes my kayak deck when silently moving along still back bay waters. This, in the short time I have had it, has taken a beating thru salt water, sand, mud and debris from the forests.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Broke the 1st hour

    I bought this along with the ballhead mount and attempted to wrap it around a bicycle frame to support my 5D Markii with 24-70mm zoom (well within the gorillapod's weight range). One...Read complete review

    I bought this along with the ballhead mount and attempted to wrap it around a bicycle frame to support my 5D Markii with 24-70mm zoom (well within the gorillapod's weight range). One of the pod's legs broke in half as I was attaching it- and I swear I wasn't being too rough! Then, when I was tightening the ballhead to the pod the screw snapped in half. I returned this junk for a full refund immediately.

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    5.0

    Buenisimo

    By SantiagoF

    from Santiago, Chile

    About Me Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Stability

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Stabilization

    Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus - Flexible Mini-Tripod:

    Lo uso con una cámare Reflex y funciona muy bien. Es estable y robusto, donde uno lo pone se queda. La unica desventaja es que no viene con sistema de anclaje rápido y tuve que comprar uno y adicionarlo.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Great tripod

    By Bob

    from Ardmore,Ok

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Folds Small
    • Good Stability
    • Lightweight
    • Unfolds Quickly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Stabilization

      Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus - Flexible Mini-Tripod:

      I use this tripod for landscape photogrpahy

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great for Product/Food Photography

      By LLPhoto

      from O'Fallon, MO

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Awesome
      • Folds Small
      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

      • None so far

      Best Uses

      • Food Photography
      • Product photography

      Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus - Flexible Mini-Tripod:

      I stopped in the middle of photographing products just to write about how awesome this is. The quality is excellent and the ease of positioning the camera is unlike anything else. I just hope the wear and tear is minimal after many years of use (the joints don't get too flexible, etc.) This is a MUST if you are photographing products and/or food. Looking forward to finding other uses.

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      5.0

      Perfect travel tripod

      By Image Maker

      from Seattle

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Stabilization

        Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus - Flexible Mini-Tripod:

        This is a very durable and useable travel tripod.

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        • No

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        3.0

        Useful addition to bag

        By Jack the Photo Guy

        from Groton, MA

        About Me Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Unstable

        Best Uses

        • Flash

        Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus - Flexible Mini-Tripod:

        It works as advertised. I find it also useful for positioning remote flash slaves. Don't add too much weight though...

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        • No

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        5.0

        So fun, so flexible and sturdy

        By lisa the videographer/photographer

        from boston, ma

        About Me Film Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Good Stability
        • Super Sturdy
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Stabilization

          Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus - Flexible Mini-Tripod:

          Used for photography and videography.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Solid yet flexible.

          By Veex

          from Hawaii

          Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus - Flexible Mini-Tripod:

          This thing is perfect for light weight travel. Holds up my 5Dmarkiii with 70-200mm lens with ease.

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          4.0

          great camera bag addition

          By Virgil

          from Philadelphia

          About Me Film Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Folds Small
          • Lightweight
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Stabilization

            Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus - Flexible Mini-Tripod:

            This is a great addition to any camera bag, especially for those with limited space, or for those not wanting to haul out a large tripod just for a few shots. Getting a ball head for use with the gorillapod is a must though.

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            • Yes

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            3.0

            mini tripod only doesn't hold much weigh

            By Viswanath

            from Sterling, VA

            About Me Parent, Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Lightweight
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

            • Unstable

            Best Uses

            • Stabilization

            Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus - Flexible Mini-Tripod:

            I bought Gorillapod and the ballhead to use it as an alternate for big tripods thinking it is much small and easy to carry around and still get the same stability of big tri-pods. I have put Manfrotto 357 Pro Quick Release Adapter on top of Gorillapod so that I can switch between tripod and Gorillapod easily. I use it with Canon 7D with EF 24-70 f2.8L and Canon EF-S 10-22 f3.5-5.6 lens mainly for landscape photography and 24-70, 50mm f1.4 for portraits. I also shoot videos with 7D and a camcorder.
            Gorillapod is very light compared to tripods and easy to set up at any location (only thing you can't expect is the height). I am happy with its easy to use and can fit in tight corners to get a stable shot.
            This Joby Gorillapod Focus claims to support upto 11 lbs but it doesn't hold the weight of Canon 7D and Canon EF 24-70. With these two and other accessories the weight doesn't exceed 5 lbs. I have to carefully align it center of gravity and its not always possible when shooting outdoors. It can only handle small lens/camera which are not that heavy. I have stopped using it on 24-70 and use only with 10-22 which is much lighter lens.
            So I still have to carry a tripod if I have to use 24-70. So far I don't have a problem with its construction, feels pretty good.

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              4.0

              Portable Tripod - Perfect

              By Englishman in NY

              from London

              About Me Amateur, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Folds Small
              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight
              • Size Weight
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

              • Will Eventually Wear Out

              Best Uses

              • Movies
              • Stabilization
              • Travel

              Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus - Flexible Mini-Tripod:

              Bought as a backup for my manfrotto for travelling - fits perfectly into a backpack and is perfect for when I dont want to bring my larger heavier kit along. Given 4 instead of 5 as everyone knows that after a while it will wear out and not as stable as new -................. but for me the general use will be fine. For any hardcore/ frequent use any of these style tripods probably wont be a great idea.

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              5.0

              Lives up to the hype...

              By EYI

              from SoCal

              About Me Hobbyist, Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Stability
              • Infinite Possibilites
              • Lightweight
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus - Flexible Mini-Tripod:

                  I have a decent aluminum tripod that came in a camcorder kit. It was okay but I wanted more options in terms of placement so I got the Gorillapod.

                  This tripod is really impressive! The quality of the plastic balls is good and every elbow joint is tight, it really holds it's position when you bend it. I haven't had to use it on a tree limb or pipe yet but I'm confident that this tripod will do the job.

                  It's the same height as my aluminum tripod but might actually be a tad bit heavier but it's REALLY light and sits nicely on my sling pack. I'm glad that I got this tripod. B&H had it on sale for 20% off which made this a great deal.

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                  4.0

                  Mounts a cmera or light to anything

                  By Paul

                  from Miami Beach

                  About Me Film Professional

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Folds Small
                  • Good Stability
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Stabilization

                    Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus - Flexible Mini-Tripod:

                    great micro tripod. Legs attach/wrap easily around anything and turns it into a tripod or light stand

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                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Perfect travel campanion for any camera

                    By Rod

                    from Kansas

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Stability

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus - Flexible Mini-Tripod:

                        have tripod will travel. can be set up on almost any surface, or for that matter almost anywhere. easy to use and very rugged

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                        4.0

                        Change your Perspective

                        By Paparazzi Randy

                        from Nashville

                        About Me Advanced amateur

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Folds Small
                        • Good Stability
                        • Lightweight
                        • Unfolds Quickly

                        Cons

                        • Price Not Exactly Cheap

                        Best Uses

                        • Children And Pets
                        • Perspective
                        • Sports
                        • Stabilization

                        Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus - Flexible Mini-Tripod:

                        Great Tool to change your perspective. Fun to use in sports events with Live View feature on cameras, wireless triggers and CamRanger.

                        I did not purchase the Gorillapod head as I prefer the Monfrotto RC-2 plate for Quick Release . Word of caution take you time to set up in a stable manner. It is not "bulletin-proof" but it can be used safely.

                        Endless possibilities. Today I shoot an NFL kids mini camp and plan to use to make the kids appear larger than life. The larger the lens and camera weight, the more of concern. I have used at 6-7 lbs. of weight.

                        Cons: Can be difficult to aim the camera or setup legs to support camera and lens. Especially if unusual angle, Hanging on pipes, fence, or large lens at steep angles.

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                        5.0

                        What I have been needing!

                        By MastroTime

                        from Richmond, VA

                        About Me Photographer, Videographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Stability
                        • Lightweight
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Movies
                          • Stabilization

                          Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus - Flexible Mini-Tripod:

                          I use a tripod a lot and having this just makes my life easier. I shoot in a lot of low light situations and having Gorillapod Focus where I can have a tripod everywhere I go is priceless.

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                          4.0

                          Love it

                          By Mike

                          from Iowa City

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Folds Small
                          • Good Stability
                          • Lightweight
                          • Unfolds Quickly

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Stabilization

                            Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus - Flexible Mini-Tripod:

                            This is a great piece of gear for a photographer. Easy to carry, reasonably priced, and great for stabilization. I use it with my Canon 5D mk 3. It even works with the heavier lenses like the 24-70.

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                            3.0

                            Not perfect but a must-have

                            By sfinchler

                            from Holmdel, NJ

                            About Me Prosumer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Flexible
                            • Good Stability
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Not As Good Without Head

                            Best Uses

                            • Travelling Light
                            • Vacations

                            Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus - Flexible Mini-Tripod:

                            Even if you have a really good tripod, your kit should have one of these. It's the best, small tripod out there that's small enough to take when you just don't feel like taking your "real" one. That said I still make sure the thing is very secure if I'm wrapping it around something with my expensive gear on it. I also highly recommend getting the one with the ball head if you don't have a removable one you can take from your other tripod.

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                            4.0

                            Does what it needs to do.

                            By llafazane

                            from St. Louis, MO

                            About Me Film Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Folds Small
                            • Lightweight
                            • Unfolds Quickly

                            Cons

                            • Unstable

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel

                            Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus - Flexible Mini-Tripod:

                            I fly a lot and this tripod works perfectly because I often get stuck in a conference room for my shoots with little room to set up a standard tripod. The biggest plus though, is its size. It's one less bag I have to carry and check through the airport. You do have to fiddle with it a bit to get it balanced before your shoot, and make sure the legs are arched out rather than bowed in, otherwise (and this happened) your tripod could start slowly leaning over under the weight of your camera. (and my camera didn't exceed the weight requirements) All in all, and good price for an easy fix.

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                            5.0

                            Very useful in the jungle!

                            By Claude

                            from Montreal, quebec

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Folds Small
                            • Good Stability
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Stabilization

                              Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus - Flexible Mini-Tripod:

                              Got the tripod just before we leave for Laos, turn out to be very useful while trekking in the jungle. Very light, support my 70-200 without any issue.

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                              5.0

                              i would buy the product again

                              By paparuefy

                              from morgantown' wv

                              About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Parent

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Folds Small
                              • Good Stability

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Stabilization

                                Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus - Flexible Mini-Tripod:

                                Great for traveling and specific shots

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                                • Yes

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