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(based on 25 ratings)
Brand: Joby
Located in: Tripods, Tripod Legs & Leg/Head Combos, Leg & Head Combo for Still & Video
Joby Gorillapod SLR Tripod Zoom / Grip for Digital SLR Cameras with long telephoto lenes weighing up to 6.5 Lbs.
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.3 stars
(based on 25 reviews)
92% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Folds away(17), Lightweight(23), Stable(22), Unfolds quickly(15)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery(3), Long exposures(16), Photography(9), Portraits(6), Reducing noise (ISO reduction)(7)
Describe Yourself:
Casual photographer(4), Enthusiast(6), Photo enthusiast(7), Semi-pro photographer(5)

[0 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
It's good for holding a flash unit
By RandmanVerified Purchaser from Seattle, WA on 9/6/2010
Pros:
Lightweight
Cons:
Unstable
Best Uses:
Landscape/Scenery, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Joby Joby Gorillapod SLR Tripod Zoom / Grip for Digital SLR Cameras with long telephoto lenes weighing up to 6.5 Lbs.:

These leggs claim to hold 6.5 Lbs, but when put to the test they kept collapsing my camera by sliding the leggs down and out from the weight which by the way is not even 4 Lbs with the lens attached and it is very unstable causing the camera to tip easy, so if you have this, hold your camera and don't trust it by leaving it. I think I should have got the one that can hold 11 Lbs instead. It didn't seem to grip all that good either around my coffee table leg, it could not grip tight enough and I tightened it has tight as I could, but it kept sliding down to the floor. I decided to keep it and not return it, because it does work good for attaching my flash to it when using wireless remote, I can place it under a log outside or in another room when shooting interiors from a counter top or on the floor hiding it. So it has it's uses....I guess after all.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Go anywhere, travel light
By NoodlesOodlesVerified Purchaser from Dallas,Tx on 5/9/2010
Pros:
Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
Best Uses:
Home, Landscape/Scenery, Night Shots, Portraits, Travel, Wildlife
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Joby Joby Gorillapod SLR Tripod Zoom / Grip for Digital SLR Cameras with long telephoto lenes weighing up to 6.5 Lbs.:

instead of carrying big heavy tripod around, this one is well worth it!!! I call this my little spidy, able to hold $2600 worth of camera gear (Canon 7D w/grip, 17-40L) this little tripod can go anywhere you like. At first i was afraid it wouldn't hold up the weight of the camera but it actually did... It did take time to get use to it and to adjust the footing to get the right angle, but indeed its well worth it!! its small and light, that i'm able to clip it around my bag and carry it around, instead of using my other shoulder to lunged around heavy tripods. Over all i would recommend this to anyone that travel...

 
Cool item
By TheAmish1Verified Purchaser from Kentucky on 3/21/2010
Pros:
Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
Best Uses:
Landscape/Scenery, Sports/Action, Travel, Wildlife
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Joby Joby Gorillapod SLR Tripod Zoom / Grip for Digital SLR Cameras with long telephoto lenes weighing up to 6.5 Lbs.:

With the ball head that I added to it, it is totally functional and you can't ask for more than that.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Don't forget the swivel mount!
By Just a guy with a camera..Verified Purchaser from west chester, pa on 2/23/2010
Pros:
Folds Small, Good Stability
Best Uses:
Night Shots, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Joby Joby Gorillapod SLR Tripod Zoom / Grip for Digital SLR Cameras with long telephoto lenes weighing up to 6.5 Lbs.:

Not useful without a swivel mount. The combination of the two work great and should be sold as a pair, not seperately.

 
very good
By lee leeVerified Purchaser from Castle Rock, Co on 8/19/2009
Pros:
Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
Best Uses:
Long Exposures, Photography, Stabilization
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Joby Joby Gorillapod SLR Tripod Zoom / Grip for Digital SLR Cameras with long telephoto lenes weighing up to 6.5 Lbs.:

This has been great for hikes and those times I do not have my tripod

 
Portable and easy to use in most situati
By Dave, the photo manVerified Purchaser from Naples, FL on 3/6/2009
Pros:
Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
Cons:
Could use a sml ball head
Best Uses:
Long Exposures, Portraits, Stabilization
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Joby Joby Gorillapod SLR Tripod Zoom / Grip for Digital SLR Cameras with long telephoto lenes weighing up to 6.5 Lbs.:

So easy to use. Take it along for most outings.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Fine little workhorse
By GeneVerified Purchaser from Southwest Virginia on 3/6/2009
Pros:
Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Long Exposures, Photography, Reducing Noise (ISO Reduction), Stabilization
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Joby Joby Gorillapod SLR Tripod Zoom / Grip for Digital SLR Cameras with long telephoto lenes weighing up to 6.5 Lbs.:

I've been using this with a Manfrotto ball head with a Canon Rebel XSI and several lenses, and it's been a sturdy, reliable, and very flexible workhorse. It fits easily in my daypack and sets up in seconds. I'm impressed with the stability and ease of use. I can't wait to take it out hiking during the upcoming Appalachian wildflower season.

[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
More hype than substance
By stee1faceVerified Purchaser from ca on 3/6/2009
Pros:
Lightweight
Cons:
Unstable, Weak Construction
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Joby Joby Gorillapod SLR Tripod Zoom / Grip for Digital SLR Cameras with long telephoto lenes weighing up to 6.5 Lbs.:

I decided to give this thing a try after all the positive reviews, but after a couple of uses one of the legs crack. This is not a good product for realistic situations. Is more hype that substance.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
When the big tripod is too much.
By bobVerified Purchaser from Spring Mountain, PA on 2/6/2009
Pros:
Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
Best Uses:
Long Exposures, Photography, Reducing Noise (ISO Reduction), Stabilization
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Joby Joby Gorillapod SLR Tripod Zoom / Grip for Digital SLR Cameras with long telephoto lenes weighing up to 6.5 Lbs.:

For trips that require some camera support, but not the very heavy tripod. All that's needed is a flat
surface, or secure legs around a railing, etc.
Amazing gripping power when used in this manner.

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Works like it's supposed to!
By FredVerified Purchaser from Houston, TX & Chester, UK on 2/6/2009
Pros:
Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
Best Uses:
Long Exposures, Photography
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Joby Joby Gorillapod SLR Tripod Zoom / Grip for Digital SLR Cameras with long telephoto lenes weighing up to 6.5 Lbs.:

Works well for me. Supports Canon 40D with 70-300 lens with no issues! Using it for city shots where I can't always get a full tripod.

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
a very versatile mini tripod
By gearVerified Purchaser from travelling hopefully on 2/4/2009
Pros:
Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
Best Uses:
Long Exposures, Photography, Portraits, Reducing Noise (ISO Reduction), Stabilization
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Joby Joby Gorillapod SLR Tripod Zoom / Grip for Digital SLR Cameras with long telephoto lenes weighing up to 6.5 Lbs.:

One thing to consider, before you buy: if you don't get a separate tripod head for the camera you're using, you'll have to mount it directly on the tripod mount screw, which is fixed, not like the other gorillas, i.e. you cannot rotate the camera, tilt it up/down, unless you twist the legs of the tripod.
So for a complete setup, in order to have the tripod as a stable, fixed base, you'll need a separate mount, to use the camera as with classic tripods.

Other than that, I used it mainly for a TZ5 (which is 240g btw), and also for a D70 with 18-70 (~2lbs). It can take a lot more weight, if needed.

 
Fantastic product
By WilsonRunVerified Purchaser from Pasadena, CA on 1/27/2009
Pros:
Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Long Exposures, Portraits, Stabilization
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Joby Joby Gorillapod SLR Tripod Zoom / Grip for Digital SLR Cameras with long telephoto lenes weighing up to 6.5 Lbs.:

Get a nice ball head & quick release to go with this product...it will make for an easier switch from long to wide & v.v. Haven't yet tried the spike feet accessory.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Lightweight, flexible and solid
By NY JournalistVerified Purchaser from New York on 1/24/2009
Pros:
Good Stability, Lightweight
Cons:
None if used properly
Best Uses:
Long Exposures, Reducing Noise (ISO Reduction), Stabilization
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Joby Joby Gorillapod SLR Tripod Zoom / Grip for Digital SLR Cameras with long telephoto lenes weighing up to 6.5 Lbs.:

This little 'pod is incredibly flexible, easy to carry, and a snap to use: screw it into the threaded socket on the bottom of your camera, and it becomes a very steady support. You'll be able to set your camera on any surface, flat or uneven, and get sharp shots. Vibration reduction lenses work, no doubt, but a solid mini tripod like this one will get you sharp images where VR just can't go (1/2 second and slower.) The heaviest lens I put on it was a Nikon 80-200 f2.8 on a D200. That's not light, but the Gorillapod didn't have a problem. Warmly recommended: it just does a brilliant job without the weight and hassle of a real full-size tripod.

 
Makes a great gift.
By MotoVerified Purchaser from Park City, UT on 1/22/2009
Pros:
Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
Best Uses:
Stabilization
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Joby Joby Gorillapod SLR Tripod Zoom / Grip for Digital SLR Cameras with long telephoto lenes weighing up to 6.5 Lbs.:

Bought this as a gift for a relative who has a Canon Digi SLR as well as a new G10, and she loves it. A great tripod for winging it, like setting up on uneven terrain.

 
Works Well
By MSMVerified Purchaser from Arlington, Virginia on 1/21/2009
Pros:
Good Stability, Unfolds Quickly
Best Uses:
Long Exposures, Stabilization
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Joby Joby Gorillapod SLR Tripod Zoom / Grip for Digital SLR Cameras with long telephoto lenes weighing up to 6.5 Lbs.:

I have found the stability and flexibility of this product to work well. If you have a SLR camera, I think you have to get this version of the product.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
GOOD LITTLE TRIPOD
By DaveVerified Purchaser from PA on 12/29/2008
Pros:
Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
Best Uses:
Long Exposures, Photography, Stabilization
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Joby Joby Gorillapod SLR Tripod Zoom / Grip for Digital SLR Cameras with long telephoto lenes weighing up to 6.5 Lbs.:

Very nice easy to use tripod. It really can hold my ef 300mmF4L IS and 40D camera. Works better when adding a good ball head.But can do what it says it will! Good any easy to carry.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Would buy it again
By barbVerified Purchaser from herxheim, germany on 7/11/2008
Pros:
Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
Best Uses:
Long Exposures, Photography, Portraits, Reducing Noise (ISO Reduction), Stabilization
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Comments about Joby Joby Gorillapod SLR Tripod Zoom / Grip for Digital SLR Cameras with long telephoto lenes weighing up to 6.5 Lbs.:

Great little thing - must have

 
Skeptical at first
By B StephensVerified Purchaser from Fairfield, IL on 6/12/2008
Pros:
Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Including myself, Long Exposures, Reducing Noise (ISO Reduction)
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Joby Joby Gorillapod SLR Tripod Zoom / Grip for Digital SLR Cameras with long telephoto lenes weighing up to 6.5 Lbs.:

After looking at the photos of this tripod I was a bit skeptical to hang a $1K plus camera on it. Experimentaion at home has proved that it holds on and does not relax with time. A great carry-on item and provides much flexibility in photographing various subjects. I'm looking forward to taking it on a cruise this summer.

 
great
By sjVerified Purchaser from sd, ca on 6/12/2008
Pros:
Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
Best Uses:
Long Exposures, Photography
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Joby Joby Gorillapod SLR Tripod Zoom / Grip for Digital SLR Cameras with long telephoto lenes weighing up to 6.5 Lbs.:

works great

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Will take some time to learn...
By kansasvmax94Verified Reviewer from Kinsley, KS on 3/24/2008
Pros:
Lightweight
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Joby Joby Gorillapod SLR Tripod Zoom / Grip for Digital SLR Cameras with long telephoto lenes weighing up to 6.5 Lbs.:

I wasn't very pleased with the product the day I purchased it. I had difficulties getting it to hold securely around various things along the street. I think it will work better once I have some more time to play around with it. As for being a basic tripod, it works flawlessly. I have used it with a Nikon D80 and 18-200 VR lense.

 
Gorillapod is great good stability
By DocZVerified Purchaser from Oklahoma City, Ok. on 1/23/2008
Pros:
Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
Best Uses:
Long Exposures, Stabilization
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Joby Joby Gorillapod SLR Tripod Zoom / Grip for Digital SLR Cameras with long telephoto lenes weighing up to 6.5 Lbs.:

Very Stable with lenses weighing more than a pound

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Excellent product for its size
By RaldoVerified Purchaser from Ft Lauderdale, FL on 1/21/2008
Pros:
Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
Best Uses:
Long Exposures, Reducing Noise (ISO Reduction), Stabilization
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Joby Joby Gorillapod SLR Tripod Zoom / Grip for Digital SLR Cameras with long telephoto lenes weighing up to 6.5 Lbs.:

Well worth the money. Small and compact makes it easy to take a tipod on a trip for those long exposures. Using on my Nikon D200 with a 18-200vr lense.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Worthy Investment
By JaceVerified Purchaser from Northampton, MA on 1/21/2008
Pros:
Good Stability, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Long Exposures, Stabilization
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Joby Joby Gorillapod SLR Tripod Zoom / Grip for Digital SLR Cameras with long telephoto lenes weighing up to 6.5 Lbs.:

Extremely functional for travel and street photography. Grips and wraps around myriad objects to stabilize a DSLR in awkward, less-than-favorable, or spur of the moment settings.
Easy to tote in a backpack or fanny-pack.

 
Lightweight portable stability
By PhotoRockVerified Purchaser from Washington D.C. on 1/21/2008
Pros:
Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Quick light photography
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Joby Joby Gorillapod SLR Tripod Zoom / Grip for Digital SLR Cameras with long telephoto lenes weighing up to 6.5 Lbs.:

Great for on the go shots

 
imaginative, helpful product
By hopperVerified Purchaser from Pittsburgh, PA on 9/28/2007
Pros:
Easy Levelling, Easy to use, Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
Cons:
Bit stiff, Extra screw piece easy to
Best Uses:
Photography, Stabilization, uneven surfaces
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Joby Joby Gorillapod SLR Tripod Zoom / Grip for Digital SLR Cameras with long telephoto lenes weighing up to 6.5 Lbs.:

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