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Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod with Ball Head - Black/Red

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Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod with Ball Head - Black/Red

Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod with Ball Head - Black/Red Ball Head

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Product Highlights

  • Supports Up to 6.5 lbs
  • For SLR Cameras & Lenses and Camcorders
  • Flexible Wrap-Around Gripping Legs
  • Standard 1/4"-20 Screw & 3/8"-16 Adapter
  • 90° Tilt & 360° Pan
  • Quick-Release Clip with Bubble Level
  • 12" Length
  • Weighs Just 13.8 oz
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The Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod with Ball Head - Black/Red is an ultra-versatile mini-tripod or grip that can be used with large SLR cameras with zoom lens attached, or even with camcorders (its load capacity is 6.5 lbs). Its three multi-segmented flexible legs can be formed to grip almost any protrusion, be it a branch, doorknob, rock, or uneven surface.

Each of the GorillaPod SLR-Zoom's leg joints can bend and rotate 360°, to wrap around objects. The bottom rubber segment on the legs is larger to allow the tripod to be used in the traditional way.

The included ball head attaches via the standard 1/4"-20 screw at the top of the tripod, and it tilts 90° and pans a full 360° smoothly. The included quick-release clip features a bubble level, which allows you to even out your frame quickly & accurately – a welcome feature when you're using a camera support that can be set up in such wild positions.

Comes supplied with a 3/8" thread adapter, which allows use of your own tripod head
Over two dozen leg joints bend and rotate 360° to form the perfect gripping shape
Flexible, wrappable legs with rubberized foot grips for stability in any environment
Included ball head enables smooth 360° pan and 90° tilt for quick and precise camera adjustments
Designed to be durable and crafted with best-in-class materials for secure joints after years of shooting
Slim-line quick-release clip with bubble level for instant setup and perfectly level shots
For SLR cameras and lenses up to 6.5 lbs
Maximum Height Not specified by manufacturer
Minimum Height Not specified by manufacturer
Folded Length 12" (305mm)
Load Capacity Approx. 6.5 lbs (3 kg)
Leg Sections N/A
Leg Lock Type N/A
Male Thread Size 1/4"-20, with 3/8" adapter
Pan 360°
Tilt 90°
Languages English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, German, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean
Dimensions (Diam. x H) 2.4 x 12" (61 x 305mm)
Weight 13.8 oz (391 g)
Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod with Ball Head - Black/Red
  • Quick-Release Clip
  • 3/8"-16 Thread Adapter
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
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    JobyGorillaPod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod with Ball Head - Black/Red
     
    4.6

    (based on 39 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (28)
    • Compact (20)
    • Easily adjusted (16)
    • Locks in tight (14)
    • Good footing (13)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (23)
      • Landscape/scenery (18)
      • Outdoors (17)
      • Home (8)
      • Wildlife (8)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (22), Casual photographer (8), Semi-pro photographer (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (36)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Best Travel/Walk around Tripod

      It's Small. It's Light. Has a sweet ball Head with a bubble level the originals didn't. It gets down on the ground for great perspectives and hangs for dear life on any handy...Read complete review

      It's Small. It's Light. Has a sweet ball Head with a bubble level the originals didn't. It gets down on the ground for great perspectives and hangs for dear life on any handy post, limb or other inanimate object in locations that would never let in a real tripod.Just make sure you get the size that can handle your load and you're golden.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Slippery slope

      Disapointed... There is a limit to what it can be wrapped around. Anything smooth it slides and moves. Once it is stable and the camera is mounted on it, u better take...Read complete review

      Disapointed... There is a limit to what it can be wrapped around. Anything smooth it slides and moves. Once it is stable and the camera is mounted on it, u better take the picture quick because the camera slowly saggs. Im yet to getit to cooperate.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Using this more than I expected

      By MCBVideoas

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Outdoors
        • Video

        Comments about Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod with Ball Head - Black/Red:

        I thought this would be just a nice to have tool but I find that I use it significantly more than I expected, and it works beautifully.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Light, portable and versatile!

        By SewNso

        from Middle TN

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod with Ball Head - Black/Red:

          I bought this b/c most my photography is out in nature while hiking - it's just not feasible to haul around my regular tripod. The Gorillapod is the perfect alternative - it's light, compact and you can attach it to just about anything. I really like that it has a bubble level on it too!

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Love It

          By HT

          from HT

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod with Ball Head - Black/Red:

            Been using it with my Nikon D7100 and has proven to be more than sturdy. Was hesitant about it not being able to hold the weight of the camera w lens but it has worked fine. A little tricky to find the best way to wrap the legs around a stable object but with a little creativity and practice you get the hang of it.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent Product

            By PhotoGuy

            from USA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod with Ball Head - Black/Red:

              This is an addition to several GorillaPods I already own. This model is good for small to medium SLR cameras with medium size lenses. If you are looking for something to hold a little larger lens, look at the GorillaPod Focus. Both are excellent products and my goto when I need to creatively stabilize a camera.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great for Macro work

              By Tea Fan

              from Ohio

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Genealogy Photography
                • Home
                • Portraits
                • Travel

                Comments about Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod with Ball Head - Black/Red:

                We bought this primarily for our genealogy research. It can hold our camera to use macro to photograph small items or documents when the light requires a long exposure. It is also compact enough to carry on trips, and is useful in all the ways others have mentioned. We have no problems with it so far.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Works great, just what you would expect.

                By debi

                from red oak, texas

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Outdoors
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod with Ball Head - Black/Red:

                  Easy to use.
                  As advertised.
                  Works with just about any camera.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  works as expected

                  By Gary

                  from Austin, TX

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod with Ball Head - Black/Red:

                        Holds quite steady, even with a heavy camera

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Nice travel tripod

                        By Jeannine K

                        from Sacramento, CA

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easily Adjusted
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Outdoors
                          • Travel
                          • Video

                          Comments about Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod with Ball Head - Black/Red:

                          This little tripod is great for traveling and hiking. It works really well with the ball head attachment.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          GorillaPod - Unique & versatile...

                          By jearl

                          from Northern New Mexico

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easily Adjusted
                          • Lightweight
                          • Smooth Movement

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Outdoors
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod with Ball Head - Black/Red:

                            Purchased specifically to use on back country photo & scouting trips for deer hunts. Gorillapod is lightweight, conforms to tree limbs, fenceposts, rocks & uneven terrain. Good support for either my Canon SLR or spotting scope & it's weight is nothing compared to a standard tripod. Yes I'd recommend it if light weight is important & if you're in the mountains or trudging through snow it usually is

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Decent flexible tripod

                            By dcmair

                            from Raleigh, NC

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Avoids "no Tripod" Policy
                              • Home
                              • Outdoors
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod with Ball Head - Black/Red:

                              I use this in situations where tripods "aren't allowed". I can usually find a spot to wrap the legs around something so I can do longer exposures without obviously violating a "no tripod" policy. It's lightweight and easily attaches to the camera body. The only downside is that I wish I'd purchased one that had higher weight limit. Given the weight of my favourite lens this tripod can't handle it but does get the job done with my lighter lenses.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              simple but effective product

                              By Jake

                              from Six Mile, SC

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easily Adjusted
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Outdoors
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod with Ball Head - Black/Red:

                                Easily stores in a side pocket of my pack. Great for those hikes where minimizing weight is essential. Easy to use and extremely versatile for whatever condition. You can support your camera from a tree limb or use like a full tripod.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                great!

                                By Alejandro Uribe

                                from Miami

                                Comments about Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod with Ball Head - Black/Red:

                                This was the best buy before my trip to San Diego!!! It is a great tripod

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                                5.0

                                Sturdy and flexible

                                By JLK

                                from Arizona

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

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                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod with Ball Head - Black/Red:

                                      Bought an imitation---that was a mistake. Haven't used it much yet, but it feels sturdy and flexible enough to wrap around most anything. I hope it will be sturdy enough to use with my Nikon D300s with my 24-70 2.8 lens attached. I like the ball head and the level.

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                                      • No

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                                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      GorillaPod Flexible Mini Tripod

                                      By Damo

                                      from Sydney. Australia

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                      • None as yet

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Outdoors

                                      Comments about Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod with Ball Head - Black/Red:

                                      This tripod is able to grip onto most uneven surfaces including tree branches, structural posts and rocks. Spirit level window gives accurate camera level. I took some excellent panoramic photos, and with the use of self timer on my camera, `selfies' and family snaps became possible. Also loved your shop on West 34th street NYC

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                                      • No

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                                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Excellent Travel Tripod

                                      By yo1215

                                      from New Jersey

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod with Ball Head - Black/Red:

                                        It does what it does.
                                        It can be attached to a fence, a tree, etc as long as its flexible legs can wrap around.
                                        Of course its legs are short but if you want a long tripod buy a traditional tripod. Low angle is kind of fun too.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        It is a great design

                                        By Deven

                                        from Potomac, MD

                                        About Me Casual Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Outdoors
                                          • Travel

                                          Comments about Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod with Ball Head - Black/Red:

                                          I bought it for my Canon T3i. It is perfect design for what I want. I don't have to carry a long tripod anymore.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          I would definitely re-buy this!

                                          By the bug guy

                                          from Richmond,MI.

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                          • Jerky Movement

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Macro

                                          Comments about Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod with Ball Head - Black/Red:

                                          This is a great tripod for macro work. Ease of use and stable, great for bugs and flowers.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Just what I needed for travel!

                                          By Jan

                                          from Lake Wylie SC

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Travel

                                            Comments about Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod with Ball Head - Black/Red:

                                            Sometimes a full sized tripod is too much to take on a trip, when packing room is limited and I need to travel light. The GorillaPod is a great alternative. Steady, flexible, and small! I tried a cheaper imitation a few years ago, and it wasn't designed for much more than a small point-and-shoot, and it broke apart. The GorillaPod takes lots of bending and twisting and I don't worry about it falling apart.

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                                            • No

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                                            4.0

                                            Useful and versatile mini tripod

                                            By nachisimo

                                            from New York, NY

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact
                                            • Easily Adjusted
                                            • Locks In Tight

                                            Cons

                                            • Price

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Landscape/Scenery
                                            • Outdoors
                                            • Portraits
                                            • Travel

                                            Comments about Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod with Ball Head - Black/Red:

                                            Adjusts firmly and steadily (even in uneven or vertical structures), even with my 18-250 lens zoomed out. It can be acquired without the the ball head for a lower price, but reducing its practicallity.Cons: a little expensive for a tripod that will not totally replace a proper one

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                                            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            4.0

                                            Works great and as advertised

                                            By Retiree

                                            from Saint Ignace, MI

                                            About Me Casual Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact
                                            • Good Footing
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Locks In Tight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Outdoors
                                              • Travel

                                              Comments about Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod with Ball Head - Black/Red:

                                              I am an amature who has a Canon T3i with an 18-135 lens. I purchased the Gorillapod for its compactness and weight for an up coming trip to the med. I soon learned trying it out at home and down by the docks that as a table top tripod it holds the camera as stable as my standard tripod. As a wrap around gripper device it also held the camera how I wanted it positioned. In the gripping mode the ball head takes some forethought when flipping the the camera 90 deg. All-in-all I am glad I bought this product.

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