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Joby Gorillapod Focus - Flexible Mini-Tripod

B&H # JOGF Mfr # JB00128
You Pay: $74.29
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 96 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (58)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (32)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (62)
    • Stable (48)
    • Folds away (39)
    • Unfolds quickly (32)
    • Compact (30)

    Cons

    • Heavy (3)
    • Unstable (3)

    Best Uses

    • Stabilization (40)
    • Travel (17)
    • Outdoors (15)
    • Home (10)
    • Movies (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (22), Film professional (15), Enthusiast (13), Parent (8), Photo enthusiast (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (53), 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

    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

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                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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                              4.0

                              great little tripod

                              By ttaleman

                              from West-Central Illinois

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Folds Small
                              • Good Stability
                              • Lightweight
                              • Unfolds Quickly

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Outdoors
                                • Stabilization
                                • Unconventional Placements

                                Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus - Flexible Mini-Tripod:

                                I was originally going to get a lighter version to use with my speedlight's. However I went with this one because I could also use it with a Dslr and a fairly heavy lens.
                                I must say I'm impressed.
                                So far it does everything I'd expect it too. It was well worth the money.

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                                4.0

                                Nice portable. It's always in my bag

                                By Stone

                                from Ct

                                About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Folds Small
                                • Unfolds Quickly

                                Cons

                                • Heavy

                                Best Uses

                                • Portable

                                Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus - Flexible Mini-Tripod:

                                Could be a little stiffer. Slips a little when the legs are splayed way out. Most of the time it's pretty solid tho. Unlike my real sticks, it's small so It's always in my bag now.

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