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About Joby Gorillapod SLR

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!

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Lightweight (31),Stable (30),Folds away (23),Unfolds quickly (20),Attaches firmly (3),Large range of motion (3)
Best Uses:
Long exposures (16),Stabilization (16),Travel (13),Landscape/scenery (11),Photography (9),Portraits (9),Wildlife (9),Reducing noise (ISO reduction) (7),Home (6),Night shots (5)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (15),Enthusiast (6),Semi-pro photographer (6),Casual photographer (5)

Joby Gorillapod SLR Features

  • Flexible, wrappable legs: Allow you to secure professional camera equipment weighing up to 6.6lbs (3kg) to virtually any surface, expanding the range of shots you are capable of capturing
  • Over two dozen flexible leg joints: Bend and rotate 360deg.; rubberized ring and foot grips provide enhanced stability in difficult terrain
  • The Gorillapod uses high quality injection molded plastic for snug joints that stay firm after lots of action
  • An included 3/8" adapter screw allows you to mount both cameras and professional tripod heads. Check out the Joby Ballhead to get even more out of your Gorillapod (available separately or bundled with the Gorillapod SLR-Zoom)
  • The portable, packable, heavy-duty tripod keeps your telephoto steady even when you're on the go

Joby Gorillapod SLR Specifications

Intended for
Professional SLR cameras with zoom lenses; camcorders
Universal camera adapter (1/4" screw), plus a 3/8" adapter screw (included)
Legs: High quality Japanese ABS plastic, Durable German TPE grip rings
Camera screw: Stainless steel
Max Capacity
3kg (6.6lbs)
250 x 60 x 60mm (9.8 x 2.4 x 2.4")
190g (6.7oz)

Joby Gorillapod SLR Reviews

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(based on 38 reviews)


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Reviewed by 38 customers


Owned It for a Year and Some Change


from Seattle, WA  -  Tech Savvy

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.




from Northwest

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.


A Camera Bag Must


from San Antonio, tx  -  Photo Enthusiast

Great for taking photos in tight places with a remote control.


Just The Ticket


from San Antonio, Tx  -  Photo Enthusiast

Great in cramped spots with a remote shutter release


Awesome combo


from Springdale, AR  -  Photo Enthusiast

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.


Just what she was looking for


from Spring Branch, TX  -  Photo Enthusiast

My wife has been wanting this for some time. It performs just as expected. She can't wait to put it to good use.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Overall the experience left a bad taste.


from Seattle  -  Casual Photographer

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.


Great shots of the falls at Rocky MNP.


from St. Louis, MO.  -  Photo Enthusiast

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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Great little tripod


from Wilmington, NC  -  Casual/ Recreational

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.


delivers as promised


from knoxville, tn  -  Photo Enthusiast

easy to use, very stable


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Questions about this item:

LEE S  Hi Adorama Representative, Does this Gorillapod work on a 1/2 way lowered car window? I have both a Honda Accord and a Corolla with regular windows. In the winter landscapes I photograph I like to roll the window 1/2 way down and take my images. Will the legs of this gorillapod adapt to a car window with a steady grip? Please advise and thank you in advance, Lee
ALAN O  I would really recommend a mount with a suction cup. It will give you a much better and tighter hold. I have never used a Gorillapod, but I do use the suction cup mounts, and have been happy with them.
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