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

B&H # JOGPSLRBH Mfr # JB00134
You Pay: $49.95
Product Highlights
  • Supports 6.6 lbs (3kg)

The Joby Gorillapod SLR Zoom Tabletop Tripod w/ BH1-01EN Ballhead is a combination of their very strong "SLR-Zoom" model Gorillapod with a perfectly-matched ballhead 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 ballhead 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 Ballhead
  • Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod
  • BH1-01EN Ballhead for the Gorillapod SLR-ZOOM
  • Quick Release Plate
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    JobyGorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini Tripod w/ BH1-01EN Ballhead
     
    4.4

    (based on 164 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (98)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (51)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (84)
    • Stable (82)
    • Folds away (55)
    • Easy to use (38)
    • Unfolds quickly (35)

    Cons

    • Unstable (12)
    • Heavy (7)
    • Cumbersome (5)
    • Poor quality (5)
    • Weak clamp (3)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (100)
    • 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 (124), 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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    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 Ballhead:

        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 Ballhead:

          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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          • No

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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 Ballhead:

              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 Ballhead:

                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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                • No

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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 Ballhead:

                    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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                    • No

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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 Ballhead:

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

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                      • No

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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 Ballhead:

                        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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                        • No

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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 Ballhead:

                          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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                          • No

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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 Ballhead:

                            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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                            • No

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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 Ballhead:

                              easy to use - it is perfect for travelling

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                              5.0

                              easy to carry mount on any thing.

                              By r8it

                              from Neenah, WI.

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

                              I own this and got one for my son this holiday season. Holds my 7D with out a problem, nice for low angle shots or on top of your car or wrap it around your bike when your out and about. This is easy to pack and gives you the steadiness when needed. I also use it to hold an off camera flash, the possibilities are endless.

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                              3.0

                              its pretty sturdy

                              By castrati10

                              from new york, ny

                              About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Unstable
                                • Weak Construction

                                Best Uses

                                • Movies
                                • Stabilization

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

                                i wanted to mount my dslr on a car with the suction cup adapter but to be honest i dont trust this version and dont want to pay for the bigger version.

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                                5.0

                                Love it

                                By Joe

                                from Kings Park, NY

                                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 Ballhead:

                                  The product is well made and does what it claims. It holds my Canon 7D easily. Very pliable, yet the legs are stiff enough to hold the weight. I have mounted on fences, rails and wind sills with no problem. Just keep a strap attached in case it lets go.

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                                  4.0

                                  The strong one

                                  By Chris

                                  from Brooklyn, NY

                                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Folds Small
                                  • Good Stability

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Movies
                                    • Stabilization

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

                                    I've used this on my desk and on the floor for my Canon XF 100. Strong enough for sure. Just need a screwdriver to attach it. That's not so handy but it screws tight. The screw is why I give it a 4.

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                                    5.0

                                    easy to use.

                                    By cece

                                    from canada

                                    Verified Buyer

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

                                    does the job for NEX 7 with 200mm lens

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                                    4.0

                                    surpisingly capable

                                    By 5th Day Images

                                    from Florida

                                    About Me Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Folds Small
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Stabilization

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

                                      I am amazed it holds my D800 with the heavy 16-35mm f4 Lens pretty solid on a flat surface or a handrail. Struggles on a vertical pole with that weight but great alternative when traveling to having to carry a full size tripod.

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                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Un buon prodotto non professionale

                                      By Skotty81

                                      from Italia

                                      Verified Buyer

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

                                      Se si ha la necessità di un treppiedino che occupi poco spazio questa è la soluzione afatta. prendendolo in mano sembra un plasticotto ma fa bene il suo lavoro.
                                      Io lo uso accoppiato alla Nikon D7000 con 18-105 e il suo lavoro lo fa. certo non è paragonabile a un treppiede professionale ma in condizioni normali (senza un vento di un uragano e con appoggi disponibili) va benone

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                                      5.0

                                      Awesome!

                                      By Maho

                                      from Argentina

                                      About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                                      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 Ballhead:

                                        Works for what it's supposed to: a small, portable tripod with a great grip, and the ball head is essential to make it the perfect tiny tripod!

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Works Great!

                                        By Stephanie S.

                                        from Michigan

                                        About Me Aspiring pro, 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 Ballhead:

                                          Great for getting weird angles that conventional tripods just don't reach, whether wrapping the legs around things or not. It folds small enough that I can fit it in the water bottle pocket on my backpack.

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                                          4.0

                                          Now you can be in the shot too!

                                          By Paul

                                          from San Diego, CA

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Meets The Need

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

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

                                              Bought this for a recent trip to Yosemite so I can actually be in some of the family pictures. Too many family vacations with no record of me actually being there. This is a nice sturdy and light alternative to lugging a big tripod or asking a stranger to take a family picture. This by no means replaces a real tripod but a nice addition to the backpack in order to wrap around a tree or put on the ground to get yourself in the shot. The ball head made fine tuning a lot easier - recommend it! Used this with a 7D w/grip and an L-series 16-35. Pretty much maxed out the weight limit.

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