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Joby Gorillapod SLR-ZOOM
8.5 out of 10

Joby Gorillapod SLR-ZOOM

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Overall 6
6.0

Interesting idea but limited utility

Bill H, B&H Photo
26 December 2015
  • Excerpt: This is a cute idea but of limited practicality in the field. Yes, it will grip things that you could just as easily lean against, maybe with a piece of clothing to cushion the camera, so then who needs it?
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Overall 6
6.0

Great to always have with you, however not always usable

david, B&H Photo
30 June 2015
  • Excerpt: I bought this to go backpacking. I didn't want to take my original tripod with me cause of weight and size to walk everywhere with. This is great it fits in my backpack and does not take up much space so now I take it everywhere I go.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice small tripod

bimargulies, B&H Photo
4 January 2015
  • Excerpt: I bought this for outdoor macro work. It's light to carry and adapts to uneven ground. The base plate could be a bit bigger; with my Nikon DS5100 it's a bit hard to see what the level has to say.
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Overall 6
6.0

does the job in a pinch

chesticals, B&H Photo
10 September 2014
  • Excerpt: great and it works...BUT it states that it can hold 6.6 lbs. canon 5d3 with 17-35L and it was struggling. other wise compact and sufficient.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice mini tripod

Mark, B&H Photo
14 July 2014
  • Excerpt: It was awkward to adjust the legs. Anyway, it seems durable and well-made.
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Overall 6
6.0

Perfect backup

Jarko, B&H Photo
7 May 2014
  • Excerpt: The gorillapod comes to the rescue when you need a fixed mounting point and don't have a tripod. Works great with light dslr cameras and short zooms, and plays nice with semi-pro or heavier setups; though the ballhead strains to anchor your shot.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great gadget

dm042447, PriceGrabber
4 September 2008
  • Summary: I bought this for my SE Asia/Japan trip. Everywhere I went, there were people("tourist) to help me take picture... When I was in Japan and I felt a bit safe to take this baby for some night picture, it fails me. It didnt do the job because of winds and slippage plus slow shutter speed.
  • Pros: It does the job in area where tripod is not allowed. It does hold an XTI + 24 -105 EF lens.
  • Cons: Doesn't hold strong enough when taking night picture. Winds and slight slippage will cause your picture unusable when taking picture with slower shutter speed.
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Overall 6
6.0

Cool, but a little pricey

Peter S, Amazon
11 March 2012
  • Summary: I bought this "tripod" in 2012 for about $75 but it came with the ballhead. I leave the clip semi-permanently mounted to the camera, so which I want to use the tripod it just clips in, no need to hassle with the tripod screw. It seems it's just strong enough to support my D5100 with an 18-105.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

ThreeSixty, Vistek
6 January 2012
  • Summary: Great idea, but purchasers should be aware that this unit will pancake if you put on an SLR with a mid-range zoom of any weight. A D300 with a 70-200mm flattened this unit immediately. Use with caution and on light rigs only.
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Overall 6
6.0

Etwas sehr schlank

Michael Opitz, Amazon
1 week ago
  • Summary: das Joby SLR-Zoom war ja lange das stärkste/größte der Reihe, allerdings fühlte es sich für mich etwas zu unterdimensioniert für eine ~5DII mit Standardzoom an, wenn dann noch Batteriegriff und oder Mikrofon dazukommen hätte ich bedenken.
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