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Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini Tripod w/ BH1-01EN Ball Head

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  • Supports 6.6 lbs (3kg)

The Joby Gorillapod SLR Zoom Tabletop Tripod w/ BH1-01EN Ball Head is a combination of their very strong "SLR-Zoom" model Gorillapod with a perfectly-matched ball head capable of supporting the weight that the legs can hold well.

The Gorillapod is a watershed item in camera supports, an original which has been extensively copied.  Like most times this happens, the original does have some advantages in quality.

Flexible joints allow Gorillapod to wrap around fences, tree branches, etc.
Delivered with a ball head with a quick release system
Bubble level located at the base of the quick release adapter
Maximum Height 11.7" (29.7cm)
Minimum Height 4.7" (11.9cm)
Folded Length 12.5" (31.8cm)
Load Capacity 6.6 lbs (3kg)
Leg Sections Not applicable
Leg Lock Type Not applicable
Male Thread Size 1/4"-20
Weight 1.21 lbs (551g)
Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini Tripod w/ BH1-01EN Ball Head
  • Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod
  • BH1-01EN Ballhead for the Gorillapod SLR-ZOOM
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    JobyGorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini Tripod w/ BH1-01EN Ball Head
     
    4.4

    (based on 174 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (103)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (53)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (91)
    • Stable (85)
    • Folds away (60)
    • Easy to use (38)
    • Unfolds quickly (38)

    Cons

    • Unstable (13)
    • Heavy (7)
    • Cumbersome (6)
    • Poor quality (6)
    • Weak clamp (3)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (101)
    • Landscape/scenery (50)
    • Night shots (46)
    • Home (39)
    • Portraits (25)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (44), Semi-pro photographer (21), Casual/ recreational (17), Casual photographer (17), Pro photographer (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (134), Yes (14)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Much Better Than I Thought It Would Be..

    Gorillapod has a very good reputation, but I was still skeptical that it could support my D700 with the Nikon 70-300 Zoom.

    But, it is more secure and steady than...Read complete review

    Gorillapod has a very good reputation, but I was still skeptical that it could support my D700 with the Nikon 70-300 Zoom.

    But, it is more secure and steady than I expected, especially considering the weight I asked it to support. Grips securely onto small tree limbs, fences, door/door knobs, back of chairs, car windows, as well as using it as a tripod with the legs extended.

    When using slower shutter speeds, I suggest using a remote trigger or the camera's built-in timer.

    Excellent for travel. I wish I had bought this prior to a recent trip to the U.K. I carried a full size tripod around the countryside but could have accomplished 90% of my shots using the Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini Tripod.

    Get this model that includes the ball-head unless you have a spare ball-head laying around the house. You won't be happy screwing your camera on and off the 1/4" screw each time you want to use it.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Has some uses but still needs work

    Without going into the purposes of why I bought the Gorillapod, I'll start with what the shortcomings were.1) the legs IMO aren't quite long enough to secure the pod to anything larger than...Read complete review

    Without going into the purposes of why I bought the Gorillapod, I'll start with what the shortcomings were.1) the legs IMO aren't quite long enough to secure the pod to anything larger than say the diameter of your forearm (as a reference). Still very useful for creative angles and positions other pods can't allow for on small tree limbs, chair legs, fence post, etc.If they were just a little longer I think it would allow for a larger wrap giving more stability for DSLR cameras.2) the base plate keeps rotating on the camera body making it difficult to use the built in level. I have to continuously re-tighten the base plate screw. These are built for DSLR camera's, not going to bother me if it has a larger base plate so that it doesn't rotate. 3) its a chore to get all the legs straight again after you wrap the flexible legs around something. There are so many joints on the legs that each one has to be re-straightened - not a quick fix but what else can be done to flexible bendable legs?I do like the product however, it is sturdy for stationery shots, allows for angles you normally couldn't have, very lightweight so it can go with you anywhere. It scuffs up extremely easy[...]I've used mine on one occasion and it has already lost a lot of the coating on all of the gray rubber bumpers up and down the legs.

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    3.0

    Nice mini tripod

    By Mark

    from Denton, TX

    Verified Buyer

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      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini Tripod w/ BH1-01EN Ball Head:

          It was awkward to adjust the legs. Anyway, it seems durable and well-made.

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          5.0

          indespensable

          By AV

          from Philadephia PA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Folds Small
          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Stabilization

            Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini Tripod w/ BH1-01EN Ball Head:

            This little thing is a wonder. It weighs almost nothing but indeed it can hold a DSLR with a zoom lens attached (I own a D5100 and I used it with the 55-200mm). Its weight and size make this tripod an accessory you can always carry with you when you out shooting, even when on "light" missions" It is remarkable how easy it is to fold the legs in any shape and form, but how strongly they hold the camera in place. This product covers the need of a tripod (for many circumstances) in a way that traditional tall bulky tripods cannot or are too clumsy. It is very easy to adjust the exact direction height position etc of the camera, by adjusting the legs and/or using the ballhead. One advice I can give in its use is that the small vibrations created by the camera shutter that are extinguished by heavier tripods can be picked up by this one under certain conditions. This of course can be easily corrected by using the exposure delay mode on your camera (actually this is advisable for all tripods). Now I am wondering why I did not buy this tripod earlier...

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            • No

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            4.0

            Very Versatile Tripod

            By Otto

            from Gaston County, NC, USA.

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini Tripod w/ BH1-01EN Ball Head:

                Many ways to use this tripod indoors and out. You can hook it, hang it, wrap it around or just use it on it's three legs. It's minimum height is great and gets lower than any other I've used. The ball head is quick to adjust and locks very well and the bubble level is a plus. I'm using it with a Canon XS and a Sigma 70mm macro with a total weight of 2.8 lbs and have no issues at all. Great product and would recommend to anyone looking for a small versatile tripod.

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                4.0

                Good build quality

                By CasualPhotographer

                from Malaysia

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini Tripod w/ BH1-01EN Ball Head:

                      Reasonable price

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Do you really need anything else?

                      By notgonnatellyou

                      from oregon

                      Verified Buyer

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                            Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini Tripod w/ BH1-01EN Ball Head:

                            The balance/level is a great addition. I've been a gorilla girl from day one. HUGE fan!

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great mini tripoid.

                            By Chris660

                            from NY

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Folds Small
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini Tripod w/ BH1-01EN Ball Head:

                                Light, small, stable enough for my needs (small DSLR). Good value.

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                                • No

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                                3.0

                                Perfect backup

                                By Jarko

                                from Charlotte NC

                                About Me Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Folds Small
                                • Lightweight
                                • Unfolds Quickly

                                Cons

                                • Mounting System

                                Best Uses

                                • Emergency
                                • Stand By
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini Tripod w/ BH1-01EN Ball Head:

                                The gorillapod comes to the rescue when you need a fixed mounting point and don't have a tripod. Works great with light dslr cameras and short zooms, and plays nice with semi-pro or heavier setups; though the ballhead strains to anchor your shot. For the price point (far cheaper than the focus/x ball head combo) it is a great backup to the full size travel tripods that fits easily in a camera bag. Nitpicks include the mounting system (small plate; coin required) and incompatibility with or lack of adapters for bottom strap systems).

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                                5.0

                                Nice Mini Tripod

                                By Fun With Camera

                                from Winston-Salem, NC

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Good Stability
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Stabilization

                                  Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini Tripod w/ BH1-01EN Ball Head:

                                  This flexible mini tripod is well-built and handy to have. It's sturdy enough to hold by Canon T3i with a 200 mm lens without worries of it falling off. Highly recommend.

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                                  1.0

                                  Don't buy this tripod !

                                  By Jubijub

                                  from Lausanne, Switzerland

                                  About Me Enthousiast Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Cumbersome
                                  • Unstable
                                  • Weak Construction

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini Tripod w/ BH1-01EN Ball Head:

                                    What I like about this tripod :
                                    - it's light, it fits in the side pockets of my lowepro 180
                                    - the concept is original, and promising

                                    What I don't like : everything else :D
                                    - the legs of the pod are hard to bend in shape as I want, yet once the camera is on it, the legs can't hold it, and bend under the weight, to the point the framing is to be redone, or worse, to the point where it tips off balance
                                    - wrapping the tripod around a pole, a fence, etc... doesn't work for the reason above, even when following Joby's instructions (use one of the 3 legs as a support)
                                    - the head keeps unscrewing from the pod, and the ballhead screw doesn't hold very well either
                                    - the head features a 90° option to tilt the camera. I never managed to find a way to use it without the camera falling off balance

                                    tl;dr : the tripod is advertised to be supporting a max weight of 3kg / 6.6 pounds, and when using it with a 1.8kg body+lens (ie 3.5 pounds) the pod just doesn't hold the weight. (gear = 5D + 24.70 f/2.8)

                                    Don't buy it if you use a full frame DSLR with any large lens, it won't hold.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great for International Travel

                                    By Travel Photographer Abe

                                    from Flagstaff, Arizona

                                    About Me Film Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Folds Small
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Stabilization

                                      Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini Tripod w/ BH1-01EN Ball Head:

                                      First off I must say ever since the original Gorillapod came out I thought they were useless. They seemed flimsy and cheap and would never be able to hold up a 'real' camera.

                                      Let me say I was wrong. This thing is a beast. It EASILY holds my full frame Canon with my 70-200 f4 L lens, among others. The other night I was able to wrap it around a post and do some long exposure night photography. It fits in the bottom of my camera bag and weighs less than a pound. After using this I even bought their smaller model for my GoPro.

                                      If you travel a lot, and don't want to bring a tripod but need it less than 1% of the time, this is for you.

                                      -Happy Buyer

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                                      5.0

                                      gorillapod

                                      By lee

                                      from new york

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Folds Small
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini Tripod w/ BH1-01EN Ball Head:

                                          Very flexible and useful tool for canon camera. Lightweight and easy to use.

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                                          5.0

                                          Perfect!

                                          By Lucky Shot

                                          from Lubbock, Texas

                                          About Me Photography Addict, Photography student, Tech Savvy

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easily Fits In Camera Bag
                                          • Easy To Position Camera
                                          • Easy to use
                                          • Small

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Dark Places
                                            • Hiking
                                            • Lightens Your Load
                                            • Long Exposures
                                            • When Weight Is An Issue

                                            Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini Tripod w/ BH1-01EN Ball Head:

                                            I've been down to Carlsbad Caverns many times - both with and without tripods. They are a pain to carry because the paths are so narrow, and people are constantly trying to walk around me. The gorilla pod was perfect for sitting on a bench, or wrapping around the railing for long exposures in a dark cave. I usually just spread the legs and rested the tripod on the rail without actually bending them around it.It's small enough to fit in my camera bag -- a great tripod for those time you don't want to carry one, but might need in a pinch.The ball head is outstanding! I have the smaller gorilla pod that just screws into the camera, and it takes a lot of finagling to get the camera positioned just right. It's a snap with the ballhead.I've already recommended it to a friend!

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                                            4.0

                                            Very interesting device

                                            By pmacnight

                                            from El Paso Tx

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Folds Small
                                            • Good Stability
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini Tripod w/ BH1-01EN Ball Head:

                                                I've had it for only a few days and it is quite a devise. One thing I noticed is that my nex 7 slides around on the plate even when it is good and tight but the ball head tightens up good ev en with the 55-210 lens on.

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                                                • Yes

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                                                5.0

                                                Solid and versatile product

                                                By Diegoal

                                                from san antonio, TX

                                                About Me Film Professional

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Folds Small
                                                • Good Stability
                                                • Lightweight
                                                • Unfolds Quickly

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Stabilization

                                                  Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini Tripod w/ BH1-01EN Ball Head:

                                                  I use it for videography: for cameras, led panels or microphones, gorillapod is useful for any situation. you can attach it to anything, it's super reliable and the level helps a lot.

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                                                  4.0

                                                  Would Recommend

                                                  By Lisa

                                                  from Harrisburg, PA

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Folds Small
                                                  • Good Stability
                                                  • Lightweight

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini Tripod w/ BH1-01EN Ball Head:

                                                      This product is basically as advertised. It is easy to use, easy to carry and travel with, and useful in a number of situations, particular if you want to get shots at otherwise hard to set up angles. It does take some getting used to, particularly when you want to straighten the legs out again. So far, I love it!

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                                                      4.0

                                                      Great Product for Affordable Price

                                                      By JC

                                                      from Montvale, NJ

                                                      About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Folds Small
                                                      • Good Stability
                                                      • Lightweight

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Stabilization

                                                        Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini Tripod w/ BH1-01EN Ball Head:

                                                        Very stable and solid product, best for long trips where carrying a regular tripod seems exhausting.

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                                                        5.0

                                                        All that and more….

                                                        By Hobart

                                                        from 32250

                                                        About Me Tech Savvy

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Good Stability
                                                        • Lightweight

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Stabilization

                                                          Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini Tripod w/ BH1-01EN Ball Head:

                                                          I've only just received the tripod but it's easy to use, set up, and carry around. The legs are a bit stiff after setting it into a kinda different position but the legs support the Nikon D610 surely and steadily.

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                                                          4.0

                                                          Useful Gadget

                                                          By Richard

                                                          from Houston, TX

                                                          About Me Tech Savvy

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Folds Small
                                                          • Good Stability
                                                          • Lightweight
                                                          • Unfolds Quickly

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Stabilization

                                                            Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini Tripod w/ BH1-01EN Ball Head:

                                                            Useful for travel when a full tripod is awkward. Quite flexible allowing use in many low light situations with a little imagination.

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                                                            5.0

                                                            The Gorillapod is a great product.

                                                            By Jurgen

                                                            from Atlanta Georgia

                                                            About Me Amateur Photographer, Parent

                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Folds Small
                                                            • Good Stability
                                                            • Lightweight
                                                            • Unfolds Quickly
                                                            • Well Made Very Sturdy

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                              • Movies
                                                              • Stabilization
                                                              • Use Your Imagination

                                                              Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini Tripod w/ BH1-01EN Ball Head:

                                                              Wrap it around a railing, light pole, chair or table leg and you can get some great unusual views when mounting your Gopro video camera on the flexible mini tripod. It also works great when I use it with my D 300 sporting the 18-200mm kit lens. It also comes in handy for off camera flash or holding a reflector, just use your imagination.

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                                                              5.0

                                                              Perfect

                                                              By stevie66

                                                              from Frankfurt, Germany

                                                              About Me Tech Savvy

                                                              Verified Buyer

                                                              Pros

                                                              • Folds Small
                                                              • Lightweight
                                                              • Unfolds Quickly

                                                              Cons

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                • Stabilization

                                                                Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini Tripod w/ BH1-01EN Ball Head:

                                                                easy to use - it is perfect for travelling

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