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JobyGorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Mini-Tripod
 
4.5

(based on 304 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (186)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (89)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 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

Light, unobtrusive and sturdy

By Bill

from Virginia

Verified Buyer

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

I have only used this gorilla pod once, but found it capable. I used it with a Canon Powershot G16 point and shoot. Easy to pack, carry along and set up. I will probably use this when trying to capture group picks that I want to be in or just for extra stability in some locations. This product would be better with a small ball head, which I may add.

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5.0

Holds a full frame DSLR

By max

from austin, tx

Verified Buyer

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

Haven't used it extensively on the road, but so far in my tests, the tripod supports my Canon 6d with a 16-35mm F4 or 70-200mm F4. Larger bodies/lenses would probably strain it. The key is having a quality ball head like Joby's X.

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5.0

Works for mid-size DSLR

By max

from Austin, TX

Verified Reviewer

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

Tripod seems well built and very solid, and coupled with the Joby X ball-head, I can put my Canon 6d on this with a 70-200mm F4 lens. It has no problems supporting the weight. The key is to bend legs into a slight arch, and they won't even spread/settle.

Definitely recommend getting a good ball-head to go with this, as it would be hard to use by itself.

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5.0

Great for my photo-moto-adventures

By Kamilla

from Brazil

Verified Buyer

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

I can store this tripod in my tank bag and use with the helmet camera and the mirrorless camera. Its firm and secure.

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5.0

Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Review

By Travis

from Hawaii

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

This product is great! I get to hang it on bars, I use this when I'm making my YouTube videos on my channel, and it's a great portable tripod that is flexible for any situation.

I would definitely recommend this to a friend.

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5.0

Excelant product

By John ARPS

from Manchester UK

Verified Buyer

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

Needing a light weight tripod that I could just put in my ag i had wanted a Gorrilapod for a while. In B&H i was able to see and feel the quality of the products. I was concerned this model night not suit my Nikon with its battery pack. I need not have worried , it is a fantastic well built and sturdy accessory. It will get a real test on the Scottish Isle of Arran later this summer.

I miss having a good store in the UK, B&H are fantastic, and their service, and hands on feel to the goods made my visit to the store very enjoyable.

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2.0

Do not use for DSLR!

By Clyde

from Santa Barbara, California

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

It is not strong enough for my lightweight rebel t3i and my tokina 100 mm macro. The total weight of this setup is only 2.4375 pounds, and the body cannot support it! I am very dissapointed.

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5.0

Sturdy and compact

By JJ

from NY, NY

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

This mini tripod is great. I have yet to test it on site with my DSLR but I have mounted my sound recorder to it. The ability to hook it or place it anywhere is incredible! The interchangeable screws is what sold me and it makes it practice since practically anything can mount on top of this sturdy mini tripod.

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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

        • Was this a gift?:
        • 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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • 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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • 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.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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