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JobyGorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod
 
4.5

(based on 296 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (180)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (88)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (251)
  • Stable (166)
  • Folds away (147)
  • Unfolds quickly (115)
  • Easily adjusted (37)

Cons

  • Unstable (23)
  • Cumbersome (12)
  • Poor quality (6)
  • Slips out of position (6)
  • Jerky movement (5)

Best Uses

  • Travel (192)
  • Landscape/scenery (109)
  • Home (106)
  • Night shots (90)
  • Wildlife (60)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (112), Semi-pro photographer (50), Casual photographer (42), Enthusiast (31), Pro photographer (24)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (154), Yes (25)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A nice addition

I'm pleasantly impressed with this gadget overall.I've used it several times to secure the camera on rocks and branches when taking some long-exposure dusky sunset pictures.It's strong enough to support my massive 3.5 lb medium...Read complete review

I'm pleasantly impressed with this gadget overall.I've used it several times to secure the camera on rocks and branches when taking some long-exposure dusky sunset pictures.It's strong enough to support my massive 3.5 lb medium format camera without caving. The corollary to that is that the legs require quite a bit of strength to flex into your desired position, but for the sake of safety, I don't mind it at all.It's a very practical tool if you don't want to carry heavy and cumbersome gear for a long time. So it's perfect for travel, nature walks, or any time you just want to casually bring the camera along and want to be prepared on the light.It's very light and compact when folded, and fairly stable.However, a note on stability: you must make sure that it's secured onto whatever you're securing it onto very tightly and without a trace of wobbliness. Otherwise, the camera does shake a little bit when you release the shutter. It's not so much a problem with the product as a consequence of the type of use - you'll mostly be using it on irregular surfaces and unorthodox supports.I haven't used it with a level, but I think that would be my next improvement. It would probably be a little less fiddling and re-fiddling if you could immediately see if the camera is level.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not strong enough for a DSLR

I bought this tripod for vacation photos to use with my Nikon D7000 when unable to carry a full size tripod.

It is rather difficult to adjust a precise angle without the...Read complete review

I bought this tripod for vacation photos to use with my Nikon D7000 when unable to carry a full size tripod.

It is rather difficult to adjust a precise angle without the ball head (it should be sold with the head included, it is needed). Even with the ball head (used it with BH1-01EN) it takes quite a bit of fiddling to set it up and there are limitations: vertical shots absolutely impossible, the camera will tip over (even with a lightweight 18-55mm lens).

Cannot be mounted on a pole, fence or a tree trunk, it will slide down; so better be some branches around, otherwise all your photos will be shot at ground level.

Oscillate in strong winds.
I would not trust a heavier lens (any lens above 4-500g) with the Gorillapod; it is not stable enough to handle.

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4.0

good

By none

from Maryland

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod:

      I can wrap this around my wheelchair and hold my camera more steady.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      A must buy!!!

      By AJ

      from Santa Clarita, Ca

      Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod:

      Talk about being convenient, I have attached this thing to almost anything. Very versatile, quality product. You can tell the difference between this high grade plastic compared to others. Do not get the knockoffs! They aren't the same. Amazing price compared to others, fast shipping. Nothing but happy of this product and B&H.

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      5.0

      Best tripod for traveling!

      By AserSantosJr

      from Los Angeles, CA

      Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod:

      Easy to carry, fast to set up, and most importantly, extremely versatile! Definitely recommend for trips and you do not want to carry a larger tripod.

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      5.0

      Light and Versatile

      By Nikos

      from Cyprus

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod:

        Light, versatile, low cost

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        • No

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        5.0

        Very good tripod for underwater video with GoPro

        By Yasir

        from Mauritius

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Good Video Quality
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Underwater
          • Video

          Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod:

          I am fully satisfied with this product. I bought it mainly to shoot stable underwater footage. I screwed it to my stand which also has 2 arms where my sola 2000 lumens flood lights are attached. The end result with my gopro was amazing. Both macro and landscape underwater footage was stable and perfect!

          The screw is rust resistant and is not affected by sea water. This master piece can handle 3kg load easily. The tripod can be manipulated since it is flexible in almost all directions.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Good build

          By El Avgeek

          from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Easy Filter Switching
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

            Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod:

            Works great and it's cheap. It fitted perfectly on my filters and lenses. It became a permanent addon to one of my 67mm lenses, making it very easy to move a filter from my EF 24-105mm lens to it.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Nice travel companion

            By Bronco

            from NJ

            Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod:

            Picked this up for a 4/3 setup to be used on an international trip where I didn't want to bring a travel tripod. It's sturdier than I had thought, weights very little, and fits in my small messenger bag. Sort of limiting when you are out shooting landscapes and needs to be setup on the ground or if windy, but still a versatile option for travel. I put a small ballhead with arca swiss plate on it. Any ballhead can be screwed on with the adapter screw. Seems to be a much better option than the larger model, and holds my Olympus OMD well. Haven't tried it with a dslr, but seems to be sturdy enough to handle them with a midrange lens. For the money, I'm pleased with it, does exactly what I was hoping for. Don't expect it to take the place of a tripod and you'll be happy.

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            5.0

            Great for smaller camara

            By Rob

            from Arlington WA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Underwater

              Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod:

              This is a great flexible tripod, don't think it will take a full size SLR, but it does the trick.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Versatile! Easy to Use!

              By elisac

              from new jersey

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod:

              Just what I needed for my camera! Great price compared with other retailers. Very Happy!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Great way to go around the city.

              By Daniel F

              from Dallas/Fort Worth

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod:

                I recently traveled to Mexico City and decided to buy this tripod to take on my adventures. Carrying a full tripod is not good when walking through the crowded streets. Great product, was able to wrap around the poles and snap some shots of the city below.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Joby Gorillapod

                By Supa Steve

                from AZ

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod:

                    Flexible option for light SLR duty or mounting off camera flashes.

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                    5.0

                    Very good

                    By Eduardo

                    from Campbell,CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Macro

                      Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod:

                      Very good product, very versatile.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Versatile tripod

                      By Steve

                      from NJ

                      Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod:

                      Use with a Sony RX 100mk4.

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                      5.0

                      Perfect for the ocean

                      By Mike

                      from Santa Monica, CA.

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Underwater

                        Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod:

                        I'm using these tripods to carry lights for underwater photography. They're perfect in salt water and I can wrap them around pretty well anything.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great product!

                        By Thomas

                        from Chicago

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod:

                          Much eaiser to cart around than a regular tripod. Works great wrapped around a bench or a tree. Would recommend to any traveler.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Compact

                          By J

                          from Arizona

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Travel
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod:

                            Good for low to the ground shots or if you can't carry a full size tripod.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great product

                            By Stan

                            from Florida

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod:

                              I have been looking for a light tripod that is adaptable since I'll be going on safari and need something very light but stable.
                              This item works exactly as billed...adaptable to various terrain and shooting conditions and is light.

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                              • No

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                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              You need it

                              By Ace

                              from San Mateo, CA.

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod:

                                  With Speedlite's coming down in prices, these things make incredible stands to put a speedlite anywhere and make incredible lighting matrix's

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                                  • No

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                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great Product!

                                  By Bert

                                  from Chicopee, MA

                                  Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod:

                                  I SCUBA Dive and needed something to connect to my video camera tray for macro shooting. It works awesome! The sturdiness and flexible legs make this the perfect tripod, both above and below the water column.

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                                  (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  3.0

                                  light and easy

                                  By hanako

                                  from Kennett Square, PA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod:

                                    I used for this as back up for macro photography in mountain. it is easy to use but I wish I purchased with ball heard. It makes setting up much easier.

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                                    • No

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