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Joby Ball Head for Gorillapod SLR-Zoom

You Pay: $23.00
Product Highlights
  • Includes Camera Plate

This Joby Ball Head for Gorillapod SLR-Zoom allows for a wide range of camera positions. Although designed for Joby products, this head has standard dual 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 female mounting threads and can be attached to other tripod legs.

Full 360° Panning + 90° Tilt.
Position a camera at virtually any angle; get portrait or landscape shots with ease.
Indexed Adjustment Knob
Easily locks the ball head into place, securing it tightly.
Slim-line Attachment with Bubble Level
Stays connected to a camera and snaps into the ball head for a nearly instant setup and perfectly level shots every time.
Load Capacity 6.5 lb (3.0 kg)
Height 2.7" (68 mm)
Quick Release Yes
Spirit Level Yes
Tension Control No
Separate Panning Lock No
Tripod Mount Thread Size Dual 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16
Weight 5.3 oz (150 g)
Joby Ball Head for Gorillapod SLR-Zoom
  • Quick Release Plate
  • Clip-in Bubble Level
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    JobyBall Head for Gorillapod SLR-Zoom
     
    4.7

    (based on 78 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (54)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (59)
    • Improves tripod function (53)
    • Fits well (52)
    • Solid/sturdy (52)
    • Stable (9)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (45)
      • Travel (42)
      • Night shots (39)
      • Portraits (21)
      • Wildlife (20)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (44), Semi-pro photographer (12), Casual photographer (9), Pro photographer (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (61), Yes (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Essential

      It's a must have if you have for the SLR-Zoom tripod. It also works great just screwing it on to any regular tripod that didn't already have a ball head. My only complaint...Read complete review

      It's a must have if you have for the SLR-Zoom tripod. It also works great just screwing it on to any regular tripod that didn't already have a ball head. My only complaint (why its 4 instead of 5 stars) is that you can't vary the tightness of the ball. Its either locked or completely loose. so when unscrewing the bolt, make sure you have a hand on your camera too. Having a tight, but not locked level of tightness would've been handy.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not as good as other ballheads

      The good thing about it is that it's small and it fits and looks well together with the Gorillapod. The quick release works fine too.
      The ball joint is what I don't quite...Read complete review

      The good thing about it is that it's small and it fits and looks well together with the Gorillapod. The quick release works fine too.
      The ball joint is what I don't quite like, when I loosened it, it was still "stuck" and I had to kinda force it to loosen up, hence it's hard to do any kinda fine tuning which I could do with my other ballheads.
      I used it with my Nikon F100 and light lenses like the 50mm/f1.4. I didn't try it with a heavier lens, as I think the Gorillapod may not be strong enough to hold heavier lens with that camera. This ballhead probably can handle it though.

      Reviewed by 78 customers

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      5.0

      makes life easier

      By armand

      from colorado

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fits Well
      • Improves Tripod Function
      • Solid/Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Joby Ball Head for Gorillapod SLR-Zoom:

        highly recommended. makes mounting the camera quick and easy!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great addition to the Gorillapod SLR

        By JMC

        from New Jersey

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Tripod Function

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Video

          Comments about Joby Ball Head for Gorillapod SLR-Zoom:

          makes leveling the camera a breeze

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          • No

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          5.0

          Well Made

          By JMC

          from New Jersey

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Tripod Function
          • Solid/Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Video

            Comments about Joby Ball Head for Gorillapod SLR-Zoom:

            Takes a minute to get the wheels lined up for the move you want but not hard at all. needs a smooth surface to get the look you need

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great for Monopods

            By Jimi

            from CO

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fits Well
            • Improves Tripod Function
            • Solid/Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Portraits
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Joby Ball Head for Gorillapod SLR-Zoom:

              I was looking for a ball head for my Velbon Ultra Stick L50 that is light and locks down well. This one has the detachable clip so it works great when you need to setup quickly. I never use the level but it doesn't get in the way so it's no biggie that it is there. Solid, great quality

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great little ballhead

              By Noregrets

              from Dundas, Ontario

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fits Well
              • Improves Tripod Function
              • Solid/Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Travel

                Comments about Joby Ball Head for Gorillapod SLR-Zoom:

                Small but solid and effective. Really appreciate the built in level. Combined with the the Gorillapod it makes a solid, portable tripod for my Sony A7.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great product

                By Sonny

                from Norfolk Va.

                Comments about Joby Ball Head for Gorillapod SLR-Zoom:

                Very good quality, I was impressed how well made it is. Would buy again, thanks.

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                4.0

                Cool Ballhead

                By Beau the Gift Giver

                from Lexington KY

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fits Well
                • Improves Tripod Function
                • Solid/Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Portraits
                  • Sports/Action

                  Comments about Joby Ball Head for Gorillapod SLR-Zoom:

                  I bought this as a gift for my sister. As a camera nerd, she loves the functionality that this adds to her Gorillapod.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  A must if you own the Joby SLR-Zoom

                  By Craig

                  from Regina, Canada

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fits Well
                  • Improves Tripod Function
                  • Solid/Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Shots
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Joby Ball Head for Gorillapod SLR-Zoom:

                    I purchased the Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod on it's own and thought I could use it without the ballhead. It is feasible but way more practical and easy with this ballhead. I would definitely recommend this item.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    It's great!

                    By Cuyo

                    from Petaluma, CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fits Well
                    • Improves Tripod Function
                    • Solid/Sturdy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Shots
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Joby Ball Head for Gorillapod SLR-Zoom:

                      Used as directed. Fully articulating. Perfect for portrait shots and also for getting the camera upside down for shooting the stars. Bubble level is a nice feature.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great value

                      By metalvinny

                      from Los Angeles, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fits Well
                      • Improves Tripod Function
                      • Solid/Sturdy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Travel
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Joby Ball Head for Gorillapod SLR-Zoom:

                        Much more sturdy and solid than the price would suggest. I wouldn't put any next-level, bulky telephotos on this, but for your average, run-of-the-mill photog, this'll do just fine.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Perfect Accessory for Gorillapod SLRZoom

                        By Mark

                        from Carmel, CA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fits Well
                        • Improves Tripod Function
                        • Solid/Sturdy

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Night Shots
                          • Travel
                          • Video

                          Comments about Joby Ball Head for Gorillapod SLR-Zoom:

                          If you have the gorillapod SLR Zoom you will need the ballhead. It has a quick release to attach and detach your camera. It means that you can position your camera easily and quickly. It seems strong enough for my Nikon D5100 with 18-55mm. The whole gorillapod is not as rock solid when I attach the 55-300mm lens but it's still good fun.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Essential for the outdoor videographer

                          By Dr. Telemark

                          from Seattle, WA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Improves Tripod Function
                          • Solid/Sturdy

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Video
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Joby Ball Head for Gorillapod SLR-Zoom:

                            I have several of the BH1 Ballheads now and find them exceedingly useful for outdoor or action video work. You can add this head to any tripod and if filming on uneven surfaces (mountain terrain, snow, etc.), it allows you to level your camera easily and adjust the angle of your shot well. I've taken these to very dusty environments and still the ball head is smooth and locks down perfectly. A versatile tool that is worth the money.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            I would buy this product again.

                            By Paul Han

                            from San diego.

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Night Shots
                              • Portraits
                              • Video
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Joby Ball Head for Gorillapod SLR-Zoom:

                              I used with my Nikon 600. I can rotate around.
                              I have to be careful, need hold the cameras before you turn it.
                              It need add on the fending so I can fan around.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              amazing Tripod head!

                              By meguyonbike

                              from joplin, mo

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fits Well
                              • Light
                              • Quick
                              • Solid/Sturdy

                              Cons

                              • No Video Pan

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Night Shots
                              • Portraits
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Joby Ball Head for Gorillapod SLR-Zoom:

                              I am so amazed by how good this works for its price range! It is so easy and quick to adjust to the perfect angle, and easy to level. This head will not work for doing panning shots with video. It is perfect for still shots! I love it!

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Necessary Accessory to Gorillapod

                              By leem

                              from Gaithersburg, MD

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fits Well
                              • Improves Tripod Function

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Joby Ball Head for Gorillapod SLR-Zoom:

                                  This ballhead is necessary because putting a camera directly on the Gorillapod does not allow convenient pointing. The head works fine, and the level is an added plus.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Excellent mount for Remote Flash

                                  By Gravy

                                  from Lincolnshire, IL

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Fits Well
                                  • Solid/Sturdy

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Night Shots
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about Joby Ball Head for Gorillapod SLR-Zoom:

                                    I use this head for mounting my SB-910 as remote flash and this works extremely well. The ball head is convenient for tilting and turning the flash head in all directions even if you use the commander mode to communicate with the flash.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    works Great

                                    By sofiasdad

                                    from Los Angeles

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Fits Well
                                    • Improves Tripod Function
                                    • Solid/Sturdy

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Joby Ball Head for Gorillapod SLR-Zoom:

                                        Meakes the Gorillapod so much better and easier to use. Bending the legs of the Gorillapod to get the right angle for the camera was a pain now it's a snap. You can also use it on a light stand or anything else with either a 1/4 or 3/8 screw.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Ballhead

                                        By msgtarmy1

                                        from Casa Grande, AZ

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Fits Well
                                        • Improves Tripod Function
                                        • Solid/Sturdy

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Night Shots
                                          • Portraits
                                          • Sports/Action
                                          • Travel
                                          • Wildlife

                                          Comments about Joby Ball Head for Gorillapod SLR-Zoom:

                                          I needed the Joby ball to competed my try-pod. I know it will come in very handy. I will be able to use it in many ways with my photography. I think it is going to work out great.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          For lighter cameras, a great product

                                          By Johnny

                                          from Whidbey Island, WA.

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Fits Well
                                          • Improves Tripod Function
                                          • Solid/Sturdy

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Landscape/Scenery
                                            • Night Shots
                                            • Portraits
                                            • Sports/Action
                                            • Travel
                                            • Weddings/Events

                                            Comments about Joby Ball Head for Gorillapod SLR-Zoom:

                                            I shoot a 4:3rds camera and the battery/card are located on the bottom of camera. Larger base plates will not work on my camera but with just a little filing on one side of this unit, I can keep plate on camera and have access door to battery/card. Price is great and have used over a year and no problems. Yah, it feels cheap, but works for me.

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                                            • No

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                                            4.0

                                            Very handy!

                                            By Ali

                                            from Oman

                                            About Me Casual Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Fits Well
                                            • Improves Tripod Function
                                            • Solid/Sturdy

                                            Cons

                                            • Heavy
                                            • Poor Design

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Landscape/Scenery
                                            • Night Shots

                                            Comments about Joby Ball Head for Gorillapod SLR-Zoom:

                                            I really like the ballhead and I think anyone getting the Joby Gorillapod should pay the extra amount for this ball head. It makes removing the gorillapod very simple (just push and slide it out).
                                            My only issue is that once I attached it to my D5100 I can not rest it flat anymore as the bottom part makes it not balanced! Also if you have a tripod it might be annoying if you have to keep removing the piece, but I am just using the gorillapod so am happy!

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