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JobyGorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini Tripod w/ BH1-01EN Ball Head
 
4.5

(based on 208 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (127)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (61)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (115)
  • Stable (107)
  • Folds away (82)
  • Unfolds quickly (55)
  • Easy to use (38)

Cons

  • Unstable (15)
  • Heavy (7)
  • Cumbersome (6)
  • Poor quality (6)
  • Weak clamp (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (102)
  • Landscape/scenery (50)
  • Night shots (46)
  • Home (39)
  • Stabilization (34)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (44), Tech savvy (23), Semi-pro photographer (21), Casual/ recreational (17), Casual photographer (17)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (157), Yes (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for International Travel

First off I must say ever since the original Gorillapod came out I thought they were useless. They seemed flimsy and cheap and would never be able to hold up a 'real' camera....Read complete review

First off I must say ever since the original Gorillapod came out I thought they were useless. They seemed flimsy and cheap and would never be able to hold up a 'real' camera.

Let me say I was wrong. This thing is a beast. It EASILY holds my full frame Canon with my 70-200 f4 L lens, among others. The other night I was able to wrap it around a post and do some long exposure night photography. It fits in the bottom of my camera bag and weighs less than a pound. After using this I even bought their smaller model for my GoPro.

If you travel a lot, and don't want to bring a tripod but need it less than 1% of the time, this is for you.

-Happy Buyer

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Has some uses but still needs work

Without going into the purposes of why I bought the Gorillapod, I'll start with what the shortcomings were.1) the legs IMO aren't quite long enough to secure the pod to anything larger than...Read complete review

Without going into the purposes of why I bought the Gorillapod, I'll start with what the shortcomings were.1) the legs IMO aren't quite long enough to secure the pod to anything larger than say the diameter of your forearm (as a reference). Still very useful for creative angles and positions other pods can't allow for on small tree limbs, chair legs, fence post, etc.If they were just a little longer I think it would allow for a larger wrap giving more stability for DSLR cameras.2) the base plate keeps rotating on the camera body making it difficult to use the built in level. I have to continuously re-tighten the base plate screw. These are built for DSLR camera's, not going to bother me if it has a larger base plate so that it doesn't rotate. 3) its a chore to get all the legs straight again after you wrap the flexible legs around something. There are so many joints on the legs that each one has to be re-straightened - not a quick fix but what else can be done to flexible bendable legs?I do like the product however, it is sturdy for stationery shots, allows for angles you normally couldn't have, very lightweight so it can go with you anywhere. It scuffs up extremely easy[...]I've used mine on one occasion and it has already lost a lot of the coating on all of the gray rubber bumpers up and down the legs.

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5.0

Great tripod

By wingbone

from Florida

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Stability
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Movies
    • Stabilization

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

    Great for DSLR and go pro cameras.

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    • No

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    5.0

    "I would buy this product again and agai

    By paltocik

    from Toronto ON

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Folds Small
    • Good Stability
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Stabilization

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

      Wery good quality

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      • No

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      5.0

      Excellent for night photography

      By The Photographer

      from Washington State

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photography

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

        This product is easy to carry and allows to steady the camera for slow shutter speed night photography. The ball head allows great flexibility with ease.
        I use this mini tripod with a point and shoot camera as well as with my DSLR, the performance is great with either camera.
        The mini tripod easily wraps around a diversity of objects. It also works on a table or on the ground.

        The bubble level is useful during the day, not as useful at night because I can't see it well.

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        • No

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        3.0

        Nice small tripod

        By bimargulies

        from Lexington, MA

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Stabilization

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

          I bought this for outdoor macro work. It's light to carry and adapts to uneven ground. The base plate could be a bit bigger; with my Nikon DS5100 it's a bit hard to see what the level has to say.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Awesome!

          By Joe

          from Santa Cruz, Ca

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

          This tripod has been awesome. Compact, lightweight, and so versatile. Build quality is great, and having the built in level on the mounting bracket is super handy. Overall it's been a really solid performer and I love that it packs so well in my backpack or my messenger bag. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a versatile, and well made mini tripod for a DSLR or mirrorless camera.

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          5.0

          Great product

          By Enthusiast

          from Gainesville, FL

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Stabilization

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

            Really handy when you are on hiking trips. Absolutely love it.

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            • No

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            5.0

            A must have mini Tripod

            By Gentle Giant

            from Denison, IA

            About Me Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Good Stability
            • Great Little Jewel
            • Lightweight
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Stabilization

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

              This is one tripod every photographer should own. Don't leave home without it.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Gorillapod - multi use

              By s.joy.h

              from Oregon

              About Me Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Folds Small
              • Good Stability
              • Quality Materials
              • Sturdy
              • Well Made

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • I-pad Holder
                • Photography
                • Traveling

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

                I use to hold my I-pad on a tabletop to review photos for reference while I paint. Also use while traveling/hiking for photographing reference. Packs easy, sturdy and well made.

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                • Yes

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                5.0

                Danger Will Robison!

                By Wheelguner

                from Atlanta Area

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    Sorry for the head line but this thing does reminds me of Robbie every time I look at it. Punishing humor aside, this is the most versatile table top tripod I have used. It's ability to wrap around and grip limbs, fence posts, couch and chair backs, light stands and more things than I can remember at this time make this as handy as an extra pair of hands for a photographer. I got this to use with my Canon G16 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and was pleased to discover it will work acceptably with my Canon EOS SL1 with the kit lens and my 50 Macro. Makes a good background light stand as well. I keep finding new uses for it. Read the specs for its weight limit respect that and you will find it very useful.

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                    5.0

                    Great tripod!

                    By Tommy H

                    from Wilmington NC

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Folds Small
                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        This is a great tripod for the money. Lightweight, small, durable, and holds my Nikon DSLR perfectly.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Just what I needed

                        By durianwool

                        from Texas

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Folds Small
                        • Good Stability
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Stabilization

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

                          Bought it cos I can't/don't want to lug a tripod around on trips, but am missing out on many shots ... especially landscape scenery where I'd like to have a low ISO to reduce grain, and lower speed + aperture to blur out water movement. Also, recently acquired a 105mm F/2.8G Micro, which made having a stable cam even more important. Primarily used with D7000. Am satisfied that it can hold the weight of the 2. Plus it is good for family-selfies.

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                          5.0

                          The quality of this unit is outstanding!

                          By Ken

                          from Keystone Heights, Fl.

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Folds Small
                          • Good Stability

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Stabilization

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

                            Works like a champ. Don' know how could be anymore functional. I recommend this unit to one and all. Simple and easy to use. Really strong. I expect to be using it for a long time.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Sturdy and can be clamped anywhere

                            By Scott S

                            from Hoboken, NJ

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Folds Small
                            • Good Stability
                            • Lightweight
                            • Unfolds Quickly

                            Cons

                            • Poor Panning

                            Best Uses

                            • Stabilization

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

                            This is a good tripod for those of us with superzoom (bridge) cameras who want a bit of support at the long zoom. That the tripod is rated for more weight means it's even more stable for lighter cameras.One thing I had hoped, and was able to do with the display model, but can't do with the new one that arrived at home, is to open the screw just a bit and use it for panning.It would be great if Joby would add a separate screw to losen just the pan head rather than the whole ball head, for panning.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Pretty cool piece of gear

                            By Kevin

                            from Central Oregon

                            About Me Amatuer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Folds Small
                            • Lightweight
                            • Unfolds Quickly

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                                I bought this tripod to serve as my "travel pod." I can throw it in my car, backpack, or carry it on a plane. It does exactly what it says it does. I find it comes in pretty handy for those sunset or long exposure shots. The flexing and wrapping feature, which I thought might turn out to be gimmicky, has proven quite useful and effective. My one qualm is that on occasion the ball head has a hard time supporting my main camera (Sony NEX 6) when I set the pod up vertically. That is to say that the head will rotate slightly and settle once it has the weight where it wants it. This can make it a little hard to get the exact shot one wants, but it can be worked around.

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                                4.0

                                Can collapse under an FX camera!

                                By RafiB

                                from NJ

                                About Me Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Folds Small
                                • Lightweight
                                • Unfolds Quickly

                                Cons

                                • Unstable

                                Best Uses

                                • Stabilization

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

                                Versatile tripod to carry around with you. If you are using a full frame camera the weight of lens and camera can be difficult for the mini tripod.
                                Still with some adjustments it works

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                                5.0

                                Handy

                                By TofuShop

                                from NJ

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Folds Small
                                • Good Stability
                                • Lightweight
                                • Unfolds Quickly

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                    Wanted something flexible to use for some awkward angled macrophotography. Super low price and well worth it

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Fun / lightweight tripod

                                    By Krag851

                                    from Asheville, NC

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

                                    I took this tripod with me this week on some day hikes. It was great; allowing me to get long exposure shots of waterfalls and sunsets.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great set!

                                    By Mabel

                                    from Laredo, TX

                                    About Me Photographer, Yogi

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Folds Small
                                    • Good Stability
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Unfolds Quickly

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Movies
                                      • Pictures
                                      • Stabilization

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

                                      At the moment, I have no complains. I've had it for about 2 weeks and it's performed as I'd expect it. The legs are easy to move, yet strong. The ball head is very smooth when it moves about. Works like a charm!

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                                      5.0

                                      Fun!

                                      By Rpardo

                                      from Youngtown

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

                                      I use this with my D3300. Works great on uneven surfaces and placement just about everywhere.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great little tripod!

                                      By DustinParkerNH

                                      from New Hampshire

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

                                      This tripod is much stronger and robust that you might think. The ballhead is a must, as is would be very difficult to level the shot otherwise. Overall very nice item, and very handy.

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