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Joby Gorillapod Focus/Ballhead X Bundle (Black/Gray)

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Product Highlights
  • Includes Gorillapod & Ballhead
  • Flexible, Coiling Legs
  • Supports Up to 11.1 lb (5.3 kg)
  • Over Two Dozen Leg Joints
  • Bend & Rotate 360°
  • Full 360° Panning
  • 90° Tilts
  • Universal Mounting Plate
  • Easy-to-Use Adjustment Knobs
  • Portable & Sturdy

The Joby Gorillapod Focus/Ballhead X Bundle provides a reliable and flexible support for photographers using professional equipment such as digital cameras, camcorders, and lenses weighing up to 11.1 (5.3 kg). This tabletop tripod (only 11.4", 29mm tall) features incredibly flexible legs made up of more than two dozen leg joints that can wrap around a wide variety of supports so you can position your camera in a variety positions.



The Ballhead X is portable (only 9.3 oz, 262 g) and compact (only 3.3", 83mm tall). A unique feature of this device is its universal "x-shaped" mounting plate which connects to your camera and easily slides on and off the ballhead. It is equipped with durable adjustment knobs which allow you to rotate your camera smoothly with full 360° panning and up to 90° tilts. Additionally, its durable aluminum construction has an all-black finish which minimizes reflectivity and gives it a professional look.

Intended for professional camera rigs with large zoom lenses, and video cameras weighing up to 11.1 lb (5.3 kg).
The Gorillapod Focus has a permanent universal 1/4" tripod screw.
With over two dozen leg joints you can rotate bend and rotate the Gorillapod Focus 360°. The Ballhead X allows full 360° panning and 90° tilts allow you to position your camera equipment at virtually any angle and capture portrait or landscape shots with ease.
The Gorillapod Focus is equipped with rubberized ring and foot grips to provide secure positioning of equipment.
The Ballhead X is completely compatible with any camera up to 11.1b (5 kg) and nearly every standard stabilization device.
The universal mounting plate stays connected to your camera and slides into the Ballhead X for easy setup and quick interchangeability; switch between cameras in an instant.
Machined aluminum sockets and high-quality injection-molded thermoplastic ensure snug joints that stay firm even after lots of action.

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Load Capacity Up to 11.1 lb (5.3 kg)
Dimensions (HxWxD) 11.4 x 3.6 x 3.6" (29 x 9.2 x 9.2cm)
Male Thread Size 1/4" tripod screw
Weight 1.1 lb (500 g)
Materials Machined aluminum
High quality Japanese ABS plastic
Durable German TPE grip rings
Stainless-steel camera screw
Head
Load Capacity Up to 11.1 lb (5 kg)
Quick Release Yes
Spirit Level No
Tension Control Yes
Separate Panning Lock Yes
Plate Universal mounting plate (1/4" tripod screw)
Tripod Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20
Dimensions (HxWxD) 3.3" x 2.7 x 2.5" (83 x 68 x 63.5 mm)
Weight 9.26 oz (262 g)
Joby Gorillapod Focus/Ballhead X Bundle (Black/Gray)
  • Gorillapod Focus - Flexible Mini-Tripod
  • Ballhead X (Black)
  • 1-Year Manufacturer's Limited Warranty
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    JobyGorillapod Focus/Ballhead X Bundle (Black/Gray)
     
    4.6

    (based on 176 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (120)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (50)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (136)
    • Easily adjusted (121)
    • Lightweight (115)
    • Locks in tight (100)
    • Good footing (97)

    Cons

    • Difficult to adjust (10)
    • Heavy (10)
    • Slips out of position (10)
    • Jerky movement (5)
    • Unstable (4)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (121)
    • Outdoors (114)
    • Landscape/scenery (87)
    • Home (55)
    • Video (50)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (84), Semi-pro photographer (42), Pro photographer (26), Casual photographer (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (152), Yes (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A very good product for heavy cameras

    I have taken this tripod to the beach but have never put it down in the sand. If you want a tripod or camera to last sand is bad anytime. I put it on...Read complete review

    I have taken this tripod to the beach but have never put it down in the sand. If you want a tripod or camera to last sand is bad anytime. I put it on a boogie board and because it can bend it worked great for low angle shots. It worked very well in grass and was very stable. The x design meaning the shape of an x in the head is not the best design idea in my opinion but it doesn't slip out as long as it is tighten with the top turning nob and you don't have to go crazy tightening it. The only thing you can't do with this tripod head is face the camera looking to far down toward the ground with a heavy lens on it. I don't think it will stay very well. However you can wrap the tripod legs around objects as long as you keep the camera up right. I would not put a heavy camera on it's side 90 degrees for a vertical shot. I would buy and L bracket for that so the camera stays up right. Over all the tripod seems like a good buy just treat it carefully like a new car and it should last for a long time. If my Joby ever has a problem I will add that in this review. I use the this tripod with a Nikon D800 camera and large Tamron lens.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Strong and solid, but big and heavy

    This tripod is fun and versatile, but the size and weight slightly diminishes the intended advantage of portability that the smaller Gorillapods enjoy. A good price. The ballhead X works as described -...Read complete review

    This tripod is fun and versatile, but the size and weight slightly diminishes the intended advantage of portability that the smaller Gorillapods enjoy. A good price. The ballhead X works as described - smooth operation. I use a Nikon D300 with a variety of heavy lenses and the tripod does the job, although it is difficult to get on the ground sometimes to look through the viewfinder when there is no tree other other thing around to prop it up on. The joints are solid, but of course this means that adjusting them is more difficult.

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    5.0

    A lot of fun

    By Shawn

    from Orem, UT

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easily Adjusted
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus/Ballhead X Bundle (Black/Gray):

      Works great with the Cinetics packages. Easy set up. Light weight. Used with Canon 5D Mark III.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Low enough for macro

      By Ken

      from northern Virginia

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easily Adjusted
      • Good Footing
      • Lightweight
      • Locks In Tight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Outdoors
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus/Ballhead X Bundle (Black/Gray):

        The gorillapod works well for my macro shooting. using the adjustable legs and spreading them wide the camera is solid at almost ground level. Using the adjustable legs I've wrapped it around tree trunks to take shots that otherwise could not have been made with the stability of a tripod that I needed. Great product. folding it up it fits in my mini-backpack camera bag. I love this thing!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Go Go Gorillapod

        By Jmz

        from Kensington, CT

        Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus/Ballhead X Bundle (Black/Gray):

        Awesome tripod for travel and tough areas

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        4.0

        Good

        By Sangredetigre

        from Wyndmoor, PA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Wears Easily

        Best Uses

        • Outdoors
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel

        Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus/Ballhead X Bundle (Black/Gray):

        I nearly always have a small (but amazing) Gitzo tripod in my car and when I travel anywhere in the world. Now, in a pinch, I have this with its advantages as well as omissions relative to the trusty Gitzo. This product allows me to perch on vantage points that a conventional tri/monopod cannot be. I was disappointed, however, that it got badly scuffed (between the legs and the ball head) with minimal rubbing against I do not know in a soft bag of shoes (!) over a 6 hour road trip. I hope it will wear better for the remainder of its life.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Like this a lot!!!

        By Janet B

        from Edwards Colorado

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easily Adjusted
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Flowers
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Outdoors
          • Portraits
          • Travel

          Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus/Ballhead X Bundle (Black/Gray):

          Great to take hiking. Compact and lightweight for the backpack. Attached the Gorillapod to a tree limb and captured a great picture of the entire group, including me! Also great for close up photos of flowers.

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          5.0

          Useful tool...

          By Sung Kim

          from NY, Fresh Meadow

          Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus/Ballhead X Bundle (Black/Gray):

          It is easy to carry & many way to use,,, I love it!

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          5.0

          Just like it said.

          By jbejm

          from Wheeling-Il

          Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus/Ballhead X Bundle (Black/Gray):

          It works great. I wrapped that thing in few places and the camera did not moved. I use with my camera remote so it was easy to operate my camera.

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          4.0

          Favorite tripod yet

          By Scott

          from Buffalo, NY

          Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus/Ballhead X Bundle (Black/Gray):

          I use this tripod with the full frame canon 6d and the 17-40 and 100mm L series lenses. The gorillapod focus has no problem holding my gear in portrait orientation and allows access to compositions that would be impossible with a standard tripod.

          The reason I deducted one star is the tripod head loosens up rather quickly and requires an allen key to tighten it back up, often in the middle of a shoot. This is only a mild inconvenience considering the versatility and portability of the product.

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          5.0

          Gorillapod Joby the best tripod Ever

          By Lori from NY, NY

          from Yonkers, NY

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easily Adjusted
          • Good Footing
          • Lightweight
          • Locks In Tight
          • Smooth Movement

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Outdoors
            • Portraits
            • Travel
            • Video

            Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus/Ballhead X Bundle (Black/Gray):

            Have you ever been on a shoot and you wished you had a tripod that moves with you? This is it, this Gorillapod Focus/Ballhead X Bundle by Joby is a wonderful tripod. It bends with any shot you want to take, if you have say a short wall in front of you this will fit on top of that wall with no problem. It carries a camera with a 70-200mm lens with no problems. It's strong and durable. It's easy to clean too. Buying this as a bundle was a great suggestion by the sales rep I'm glad I took the deal.

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            4.0

            Great small tripod

            By Ram

            from Israel

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easily Adjusted

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus/Ballhead X Bundle (Black/Gray):

                This is great traveling tripod.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Great piece of equipment

                By Chele sol

                from 9th ave/34th St

                Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus/Ballhead X Bundle (Black/Gray):

                This small but very reliable piece of equipment I would recommend for many situations, the only thing you have to watch for is what kind of lens you will be using on your camera so you buy the right gorillapod to support the weight.

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                5.0

                Super sturdy

                By etchi

                from portland or

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easily Adjusted
                • Good Footing
                • Lightweight
                • Locks In Tight
                • Smooth Movement

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Outdoors
                  • Portraits
                  • Travel
                  • Video

                  Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus/Ballhead X Bundle (Black/Gray):

                  held up my D90 camera perfectly. i can put that in the backpack and be on the go. Great product!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Solid piece of equipment

                  By Cantoluzphotography

                  from Albany N.Y.

                  Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus/Ballhead X Bundle (Black/Gray):

                  I got this try pod for the times when I do not have an assistant to hold my flash . And it has performed very well in that regard but the more I use it the more ways to use it I discover. It hold my full frame camera with a 70-200mm with out any problems . This was money very well spend love the quality and versatility of this product .

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                  4.0

                  Versatile piece of kit

                  By Dave

                  from Seaford, NY

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easily Adjusted
                  • Good Footing
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Adjust

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoors
                  • Travel
                  • Video

                  Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus/Ballhead X Bundle (Black/Gray):

                  This is one of those pieces of gear that can do a lot more than advertised. The limits seem to be my own creativity. Mounting in weird places - check. Low angle shots - check. I even occasionally use this as a makeshift shoulder support for video. The ballhead is a must, and I wish it was just a bit easier to position and just a tad better built. All in all, this is an excellent tool that I'm happy to have in my bag of tricks.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Must have for traveling photographers.

                  By Keatonics

                  from Missoula, MT

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easily Adjusted
                  • Lightweight
                  • Locks In Tight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Outdoors
                    • Travel
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus/Ballhead X Bundle (Black/Gray):

                    I took this as a light weight alternative to my full tripod and absolutely love it. It fits right into my backpacks water bottle compartment and is easily one of the most versatile miniature tripods I have ever used. Turn basically any sturdy stationary object into your own tripod.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Love this Product

                    By Virtual Jim

                    from Baltimore, MD

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easily Adjusted
                    • Good Footing
                    • Lightweight
                    • Locks In Tight
                    • Smooth Movement

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus/Ballhead X Bundle (Black/Gray):

                        This is a fantastic product which does everything I thought it would do for me and more.
                        Its flexibility is amazing and while I have used it primarily for food photography close up shots. I can think of many many uses for my new best friend, the Gorillapod Focus !!

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                        5.0

                        Great portable tripod

                        By m3driver

                        from Newton, MA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easily Adjusted
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Outdoors
                          • Travel
                          • Video

                          Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus/Ballhead X Bundle (Black/Gray):

                          I was looking for a small, travel tripod that does not break the bank for a while. I wanted it to fit in my small back pack, and my carry-on luggage in the plane.

                          This thing fits that bill; and is strong enough to hold my D610 and 18-35mm lens. I even used it with the 24-120mm, albeit you need to be careful in portrait orientation as the head mount will not hold; camera will slip slowly, no matter how hard you tighten it.

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                          4.0

                          A very good product for heavy cameras

                          By Jace the Photo Enthusiast

                          from Reading pa

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easily Adjusted
                          • Good Footing
                          • Lightweight
                          • Locks In Tight
                          • Smooth Movement

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Outdoors
                            • Portraits
                            • Travel
                            • Video
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus/Ballhead X Bundle (Black/Gray):

                            I have taken this tripod to the beach but have never put it down in the sand. If you want a tripod or camera to last sand is bad anytime. I put it on a boogie board and because it can bend it worked great for low angle shots. It worked very well in grass and was very stable. The x design meaning the shape of an x in the head is not the best design idea in my opinion but it doesn't slip out as long as it is tighten with the top turning nob and you don't have to go crazy tightening it. The only thing you can't do with this tripod head is face the camera looking to far down toward the ground with a heavy lens on it. I don't think it will stay very well. However you can wrap the tripod legs around objects as long as you keep the camera up right. I would not put a heavy camera on it's side 90 degrees for a vertical shot. I would buy and L bracket for that so the camera stays up right. Over all the tripod seems like a good buy just treat it carefully like a new car and it should last for a long time. If my Joby ever has a problem I will add that in this review. I use the this tripod with a Nikon D800 camera and large Tamron lens.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Fuerte y fácil de transportar.

                            By Leonel Ortiz

                            from Lima, Perú

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Good Footing
                            • Locks In Tight

                            Cons

                            • Slips Out Of Position

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Outdoors
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus/Ballhead X Bundle (Black/Gray):

                            Ideal para viajes o paseos, cuando se necesita una base confiable para sujetar la cámara.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Excels and looks good too

                            By Canon Burt

                            from Saint Augustine, FL

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easily Adjusted
                            • Good Footing
                            • Lightweight
                            • Locks In Tight
                            • Smooth Movement

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Macro
                              • Outdoors
                              • Travel
                              • Wildlife

                              Comments about Joby Gorillapod Focus/Ballhead X Bundle (Black/Gray):

                              Compact and light in weight, this tripod is capable of solid footing. I love the way it can be wrapped around objects to take landscape and wildlife shots. However, where it shines is in macro photography. I have used it in commercial macro studio work and outside for close to ground shots.
                              I would buy this again . . . and again.

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