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

B&H # JOGPFBHX Mfr # JB00158
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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 189 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (126)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (56)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (147)
    • Easily adjusted (129)
    • Lightweight (124)
    • Locks in tight (105)
    • Good footing (102)

    Cons

    • Slips out of position (13)
    • Difficult to adjust (12)
    • Heavy (11)
    • Jerky movement (5)
    • Unstable (5)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (124)
    • Outdoors (118)
    • Landscape/scenery (90)
    • Home (59)
    • Video (51)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (91), Semi-pro photographer (44), Pro photographer (28), Casual photographer (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (163), Yes (10)

    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

     

    Customer support doesn't respond

    I purchased the focus and zoom. One of joints on the zoom popped off when I was attempting to wrap it around a thick railing for the first time (no camera attached). I...Read complete review

    I purchased the focus and zoom. One of joints on the zoom popped off when I was attempting to wrap it around a thick railing for the first time (no camera attached). I contacted them for a suggestion about this 13 days ago and I still haven't received a response. I was able to reattach it but I'm not sure if its faulty or not.With that said, I'm a little skeptical on the quality of these things and how well it'll hold up over time. Customer support has no interest in giving me a response either.

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    5.0

    Compact and Light

    By Dan

    from San Francisco, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easily Adjusted
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Outdoors
      • Travel

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

      I needed a small, light weight tripod for mountain biking and this thing is perfect. I can set it up just about anywhere very quickly and I love that you can wrap in around a tree branch for cool angles.

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      • No

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      4.0

      A must have !

      By BTSDigitalfx

      from Cairo, Egypt

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easily Adjusted

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Slips Out Of Position

      Best Uses

      • Outdoors

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

      Great for macgyver style situations!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      For run&gun shooters.

      By BKNY1

      from Williamsburg

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Good Footing

      Cons

      • Difficult To Adjust

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Outdoors
      • Portraits
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

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

      Solid structure. Great tool for run&gun shooters. Recommend.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Good, but...when it ill be used?

      By JEM

      from Brazil

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Locks In Tight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Portraits
        • Wildlife

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

        This kind of tripod is not as useful as a normal tripod. That´s because it´s small size makes it not as good to use on the ground. To use it, in most cases you will have to find something to grab the tripod. The problem is that is very possible you won´t find something to grab or you will find only something not in a good angle for shooting.Also, it does not have a fast release.Knowing this "cons", it´s a small and light to carry, and you may be able to take shoots in original angles (for example, high in a tree). It´s also good for taking photos of animal who does not came near humans (just place the monopod in a place they don´t see, this is a small tripod! use a remote control and wait they come...). It´s also good to take self photos.The head allow vertical shotting.A last hint: if this tripod is on the ground or on a table, one of the tripod legs must be placed under the lens. Otherwise the camera may be instable.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great product

        By Bin

        from Newark,DE

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easily Adjusted
        • Lightweight
        • Locks In Tight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel

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

          very interesting and handful tool

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Excellent and Portable Tripod

          By thenightphotographer

          from New York, NY

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easily Adjusted
          • Good Footing
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              I've been using the tripod extensively for about 2 weeks now and think it is an excellent tool to carry around and take great photos with. It is portable, sturdy and versatile.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Just what I needed

              By JX

              from Harlem

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

              Light. Functional. Exactly what I needed

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              4.0

              OK

              By Capt. PegLeg

              from Kitty Hawk, NC

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Difficult To Adjust
              • Slips Out Of Position

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Outdoors

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

              That 11.1 lb has to be the max on it's best day. Using a D800 and 14-24 zoom tested the holding power but I pushed pretty hard. In less demanding conditions and maybe with more experience I would expect better results. Still not very experienced with it.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Not as compact as expected

              By JS

              from New York, NY

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Slips Out Of Position
              • Unstable

              Best Uses

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

                The head is really nice. But the legs were bigger then expected. Still compact but could be a little smaller. The legs slipped a little when wrapped around a pole

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                • No

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                2.0

                Customer support doesn't respond

                By KHDp

                from Florida

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      I purchased the focus and zoom. One of joints on the zoom popped off when I was attempting to wrap it around a thick railing for the first time (no camera attached). I contacted them for a suggestion about this 13 days ago and I still haven't received a response. I was able to reattach it but I'm not sure if its faulty or not.With that said, I'm a little skeptical on the quality of these things and how well it'll hold up over time. Customer support has no interest in giving me a response either.

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                      • No

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Very handy for DSLR shooting

                      By John

                      from Ann Arbor, MI

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Travel

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

                        First off - the head will accept your existing Arcatech-compatible plates. I use a Kirk L-bracket on my D610 with a grip and it works fine with the Gorillapod ballhead QR. I bought this for shooting cathedral and other interiors on a recent trip to Italy; I knew many places would discourage full-size tripods. The Gorillapod did just fine. Pictures below are 100% crops from a shot in the Doge palace in Venice, a 1/2-second exposure with the Gorillapod placed on a bench, holding a D610, battery grip, Kirk L-bracket, and Nikkor 16-35 f4 lens. (Shot at f16, ISO 800, 22mm) I don't see anything I'd call camera shake. I've used it with my 24-120 f4 and 70-200 f2.8 as well (all with the D610+grip). I've also use this as a "handheld tripod" - put the camera on the Gorillapod, then held the Gorillapod against a wall or column to get a rock-solid shot.Another big plus for the Gorillapod is it fits in my Lowepro Pro Messenger 180 bag. The feet stick out the top, but the Gorilla, D610+grip w/lens, a 2nd lens (e.g. 17-35 f4 or 70-200 f2.8) all fit; or the gorilla, camera w/lens, 17-35 f4 and SB-700 flash all fit.

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                        5.0

                        Couldn't be happier...after one use!

                        By NW NJ Wedding Photographer

                        from Franklin, NJ

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Weddings/Events

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

                          I've only used this once at a recent wedding, but I'm so pleased with how lightweight it is, yet adjustable and strong. The wedding reception I photographed this past Saturday didn't allow for me to put up a light stand in a corner of the dance floor, but there was a rafter where I was able to hang it and do the same thing with my off camera flash. Can't wait to put it through some more tests and uses!

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great Mini Tripod

                          By Jacob

                          from California

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easily Adjusted
                          • Good Footing
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                              I bought this because I wanted a small, ultra-portable tripod that I could take with me when it was too inconvenient to carry a standard tripod. Because of it's short height, it isn't a replacement for a standard tripod, but it is great if you need to get low to the ground, or if portability is an absolute must. The flexible joints seem quite durable. Getting the camera perfectly secure on various surfaces can sometimes require a bit of tinkering, but with practice and patience, it gets easier. It is certainly worth it for being able to capture unique perspectives.

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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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                                  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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