The Gorillapod SLR-Zoom is a heavy-duty version, designed with the serious photographer in mind. It attaches to SLRs (with zoom lenses!), video cameras, and your own tripod head, and can support a whopping 6.6 pounds (3kg)!
The Joby Gorillapod SLR is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Long exposures, Photography, Portraits, Reducing noise (ISO reduction), Stabilization, Travel, Wildlife and more.The Joby Gorillapod SLR is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Joby Gorillapod SLR is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Joby Gorillapod SLR: Folds away, Lightweight, Stable and Unfolds quickly
Most Liked Positive Review
a very versatile mini tripod
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...View full Review
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.
Most Liked Negative Review
More hype than substance
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.
Reviewed by 38 customers
I purchased one of these to travel with my D800 and it got frequent use alongside my 16-35mm. It takes a little while to get it setup, it wouldn't support the weight very well if the legs weren't straight, which if you just had it wrapped around a railing takes a while to sort out. The biggest problem I had with this product is the minimum diameter you can wrapt it around something. I was trying to get it around a railing when I cracked one of the sections with very little force. This made it not hold near as much weight and over time more and more of them cracked. Finally on a trip to Italy, a few of the sections fell off where it had cracked and I just tossed it in the garbage. I liked the versatility and light weight nature, but the design breaks far too easily for me to consider another one.
I have been familiar with this product for some time so there were no surprises. It packs easily and is sturdy enough to handle my rather heavy DSLR (Canon 5D MIII). I have some mobility problems and will be using it to steady the camera when shooting from a car window. I anticipate it make HDR work more available. It wil not substitute for a real professional tripod but those will not fit in a backpack nor will your companion willingly carry one for you for any distance. It will give you great mobility and adequate stability.
Great for taking photos in tight places with a remote control.
Great in cramped spots with a remote shutter release
I love being able to carry this tripod everywhere I go. It's light and sturdy and I can attach it to almost anything. The level gives me a little concern because it would be easy to get it broken.
My wife has been wanting this for some time. It performs just as expected. She can't wait to put it to good use.
The Joby works fine. I ordered a package the joby plus a few freebies and did not get the freebies. I contacted Adorama and said that they would fix it. Except when I came from vacation they said I had to send it back, in order to get the freebies. So I just left it at that without my freebies. A few bucks of missing freebies can really sour the taste.
Mostly used at Rocky MNP using 1/30of a second shots of the falls. Adjusts easily in any terrain for actions shots as well as slow speed.
I carry this tripod with me all the time. It enabled me to get some great shots that I would not have been able to shoot otherwise due to low light or long zooms.
easy to use, very stable