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

(based on 288 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (181)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (79)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (135)
  • Stable (123)
  • Folds away (98)
  • Unfolds quickly (68)
  • Easy to use (39)

Cons

  • Unstable (22)
  • Poor quality (9)
  • Cumbersome (7)
  • Heavy (7)
  • Weak clamp (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (102)
  • Landscape/scenery (50)
  • Stabilization (48)
  • Night shots (46)
  • Home (39)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (179), Yes (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (45), Tech savvy (34), Semi-pro photographer (21), Casual/ recreational (17), Casual photographer (17)

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

 

Found this to be unusable in practice with my DSLRs

I received this item as a bonus with my camera body purchase. I tried using it in a couple of different scenarios, both as a simple tripod on the ground, and using its...Read complete review

I received this item as a bonus with my camera body purchase. I tried using it in a couple of different scenarios, both as a simple tripod on the ground, and using its gripping feature on a park bench and lightpole. What I found is that it is not up to the task of supporting a typical DSLR. I tried with my 60D and 6D, and it couldn't stabilize either one satisfactorily, even with a 50/1.8 on them.

In simple tripod arrangement, the camera bounces with ground vibration or wind, and I couldn't get a sharp shot with any shutter speed longer than what I could easily handhold with an IS lens. With my 24-70mm on either camera, it's completely unusable, it never stops swaying.

In gripping mode, things aren't much better. Any wind or ground vibration still resulted in unchecked oscillation of the camera. I watched live view mode in 5X, and it simply never settled to a still shot, hands off. You would need ideal conditions of no wind, no trucks driving past, etc., for it to stabilize. Also, if gripping something like a vertical pole, it's very difficult to get the camera in a normal landscape orientation.

I'm giving this product two stars not because it's entirely unusable--I think it would work fine to hold a GoPro or light P&S, possibly even a light SLR like the SL1 with kit lens or nifty fifty--but because the product has "SLR Zoom" in the name and I can't honestly see it being that usuable with normal size SLR cameras, or any of the SLR form factor mirrorless cameras, especially with a typical standard zoom lens like a 17-50/2.8 or 24-105/4.0 type.

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5.0

Can't wait to start vlogging with this

By A-Till

from Alabama

Verified Buyer

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

I've been looking for a good flexible tripod to start vlogging with and to withstand the abuse of a summer filled with outdoor adventure. This product appears to be very rugged and I'm already using it regularly. The quick release and ball-head with built-in level are a very nice bonus. Super handy accessory that makes filming by yourself (one man team) much easier!!

 
5.0

Works great!

By Ben

from Undisclosed

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

Love the compact dimensions and the fact that I've got a mini tripod in my walkaround bag, without adding much more weight!

 
5.0

Great!

By Noah

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Very handy tripod. Good price too.

 
5.0

Holds the Gh5

By Seth

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Love it!! Holds up the Lumix Gh5, and microphone, with no problem at all!

 
4.0

Just great for traveling and quick photoshoot

By David

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Great portable and durable Tripod. Just need to get used to it to start getting great benefit from it. However it can not hold big lenses with the camera.

 
5.0

Tough as heck

By Ryan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

One word. Sturdy. This thing is the toughest portable tripod I've ever used. Hoping to get the one a step above this one soon. But for now, this will have no problem doing the job. Top notch.

 
5.0

I would buy this again.

By Patricia

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

I bought this to take to London, as I have learned that using a big tripod requires a permit. This was recommended by the course instructor from whom I am taking a class. I think it will meet my needs for a tripod easily. I am glad the ball head comes with the tripod.

 
5.0

Great little tripod

By Mesina

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Great little tripod. Very sturdy and supports my Nikon D7100 with no problem.

 
3.0

It's okay

By Rene-Martin

from Undisclosed

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

Hold's the camera (oly Em 5 II + 12-40mm f2.8)  like it should. The legs are strong enough to hold the camera in many awkward positions. 

BUT it's not as strong as I hoped. There is always a little play between the mount and the plate, not matter how tight I tighten the plate. The individual spherical part of the gorilla can detach, it's happened to me more than once in the camera bag. It has not happened with the camera on, but it makes me wonder and so I'm still not sure how much can I trust this tripod.

 
5.0

Would buy again

By Andrew

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

This thing opens so much up for me! Great quality

 
5.0

I'd buy this again

By TrailrunnerLeo

from Minnesota

Verified Buyer

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

Love the flexibility of this tripod in setting up shots. Very sturdy also and can support my camera, lens, and recoder just fine. I have it attached to my camera most of the time now since it's very light.

 
5.0

Very good portable tripod

By Enrique

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Very handy to wear comfortably and use with a DSLR. Great to perform VLOG

 
5.0

Great little tripod

By djalexbrown

from Undisclosed

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

This is super sturdy and absolutely a great and professional piece of gear. Overall this is well worth the price even if you dont need all the features it has like the 360 ball or how much it can hold.

 
5.0

Great affordable desk tripod!

By Kayla

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

I use this with my Canon 80d with an 18-55 mm STM macro lens along with a rode video mic and it holds everything securely. I like that the legs are flexible and adjustable to my shooting needs and I like the ball head because it has a leveler as well to ensure my weight is evenly distributed.

 
3.0

It's pretty good for all levels

By David

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

It is very good in setting up camera for places with no flat surface.

 
5.0

Travel necessity!

By Gregory

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Perfect for travel!

 
5.0

Most versatile mini tripod

By Ian Schulz Photography

from Brisbane Australia

Verified Buyer

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

Great little tripod. I use it all the time for short trips where I have no check-in baggage, just throw it straight into my carry on. Very sturdy and easy to adjust.

 
5.0

Great Upgrade

By Craig Hemsath

from Iowa

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

Upgraded from the Hybrid Gorillapod. This one is much more solid and holds my Panasonic G6 perfectly with no slouching or drooping. Glad I finally made the move to it.

 
5.0

Would purchase again

By Patti

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Used on our workstations with camera

 
5.0

Must have

By Gyle

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

This awesome little thing has saved my life multiple times for when I don't want to lug around a huge tripod to social events like parties and such

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