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Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Tripod for SLR Cameras with Ballhead

4.5 out of 5 stars 250 customer reviews
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  • For SLR cameras weighing up to 3 kg
  • Flexible, wrappable legs allow you to secure your camera almost anywhere
  • Over two dozen premium quality ABS plastic leg joints bend and rotate 360 degree
  • Quick-release clip with bubble level ensures accurate levelling and stays connected to your camera for instant setup
  • Rubberised ring and foot grips for enhanced stability on difficult terrain. Stainless steel mount screw with 3/8 inches adapter for use with any professional ballhead
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  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 7.8 x 36 cm ; 399 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 431 g
  • Item model number: JB00134
  • ASIN: B002FGTWOC
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Oct. 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (250 customer reviews)
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Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom; Joby Ball Head


From the Manufacturer

GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Tripod GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Tripod and Ball Head Ballhead for GorillaPod SLR-Zoom
Designed for DSLR cameras with zoom lenses, camcorders, mics and off-camera flashes DSLR cameras with zoom lenses, camcorders, mics and off-camera flashes Designed for DSLR with zoom lens
Holds up to 3kg 3kg 3kg
Size 25 x 6 x 6 cm 25 x 6 x 6 cm 6.8 x 4.5 x 6.3cm
Weight 190g 241g 150g
Made from High-quality Japanese ABS plastic, durable German TPE rubber grip rings, custom stainless steel camera screw High-quality Japanese ABS plastic, durable German TPE rubber grip rings, custom stainless steel camera screw Machined aluminium Japanese ABS plastic, custom stainless steel camera screw

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PROS: Extreme portability and flexibility

CONS: Not as sturdy as I would like (read update at the end)

BOTTOM-LINE: Ultimate portability and flexibility

The travel/Outdoor pod
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I think that your level of satisfaction with this "tripod" will depend on your understanding/expectation about what it is for.

I got this pod because I was looking for high flexibility and low weight -I was looking for something that would not get in the way of two key activities: climbing, travelling.

While climbing, I have put this thing around rocks, trees, signs, and even stuck it in snow. It is so small that I have no much problem carrying it with me to the high camps. I can't think of many alternatives to get the same flexibility.

For travelling, this is also extremely useful. I just throw it in a messenger bag along my DSLR (tip: try to avoid camera bags that scream "tourist with expensive DSLR") and it is ready for low light shots, and self-portraits. This last bit is very important as handing your DSLR to strangers has two drawbacks: (1) you don't want to hand your expensive camera to just anyone, (2) 99.99% of people don't know how to handle a DSLR -even in AUTO mode.

What's the catch? Well, it is not quite stable -but I don't think it was never intended to be. I usually take with me a elastic band that secures it to odd things (benches, trees, rocks,..) and that's enough.

One more thing: I doubted between 4 and 5 stars.
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Bought specifically to take on holiday... Lightweight and adaptable. Wanted to write this review to say when I opened the pod and ballhead (bought as package) everything moved except the ball and socket part of the ballhead! I searched on the web for others that may have had this problem, and no luck so wrote an email to Joby... they replied, the same day, with a very useful tip... and I quote... "whack it on something hard, don't worry if you break it we will replace it." So I did, and it did the trick I now have a very moveable joint at the top which tightens solid by using the screw. Only one downside I've found with my gorillapod, is its height... this can sometimes be a bit limiting, but it means you've got to be more inventive with your shots!
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Was a bit dubious as to whether the gorrilapod would be up to the job of securing a mid-weight SLR camera with a long zoom lens attached but to my delight, it does the job admirably. I do a fair bit of outdoor photography but like to travel as lightly as possible and normal sized tripods were just too much of a chore hence the reason I purchased this item. It's light and compact so is easy to travel with but the big plus point must be those wonderful flexible rubberised legs that grip really tightly onto whatever you like. Just as an experiment, I wrapped the pod securely round the top of a wooden dining chair and lifted the chair up by grabbing just the pod itself and it didn't loose it's grip, in fact it didn't budge at all! Also, I'm really impressed with the ball socket head and quick release plate (with spirit level) which is very easy to use and is silky smooth in operation. Super product and quickly delivered from Amazon, so I'm well chuffed with the whole transaction.
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I have a Nikon D5100 with both the standard 18 - 55mm lens and the extended 55 - 200mm lens. I put the longer lens on the camera and attached it to the tripod and wrapped it sideways around the arm of my garden chair and positioned the camera to be upright. it was a little flddly to get all the articulations into place as obviously once in place you don't want it to slide out of place so they are a little stiff. What I can say is that the camera just sat there happily and did not move at all. It was held in place really firmly. The biggest downside is that is is small but I guess that is the idea, a tripod for on the move that will pretty much fit in or on anywhere and hold a pretty heavy camera in place. It fits just right into my camera case too. I must admit I think it was well worth the money and think it is a great addition to anyone's camera accessories.
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Very disappointed with this Tripod. In principle the tripod is great. It can attach to anything and is very portable. Only problem is that after 3 times I've used it I've noticed a crack on one joint of the leg. I have asked to be replaced as defective product but neither Amazon or the seller accepted. So according to them the product is not defective therefore is very poor material. I wouldn't reccomend it.
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One of the joints cracked slightly on first use which was ok because this didn't really affect the tripod much. Worked well until a year later when a different joint cracked which made the leg not stand up properly. Very disappointed as it is just outside warranty and no reply from customer service. I would expect a lot more durability from such a recognised brand.
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