The Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom is designed for serious photographers. Its sturdy prehensile legs help you achieve a steady shot with your SLR camera and zoom lenses. It attaches to any virtually any SLR, video camera, or tripodhead. The Gorillapod SLR-Zoom can support an impressive 6.6 pounds, yet it is remarkably compact and lightweight.
Whether you're using your SLR camera to shoot time-lapse photos, get up close with a macro lens, capture your daughter's winning goal from the sidelines, or snap images for the local newspaper, the Gorillapod SLR-Zoom is the perfect companion for your next adventure. Throw one in your bag and start shooting like a pro!
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