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Gorillapod Focus Camera Tripod (Black/Grey)
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on April 22, 2015
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Great seller, fast and good products. A+++++++++
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on April 13, 2015
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I've ended up using this tripod more than any other tripod, because it's so versatile. My favorite use for it so far has been using it as a shoulder stabilizer. You will never regret buying this if you use it with a DSLR or something smaller.
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on April 7, 2015
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This is a very versatile tripod. Very rugged and can wrap around anything!
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on March 27, 2015
Style Name: Tripod + Ballhead XVerified Purchase
Works great for holding a 5D with a 24-70/2.8 on vacations when traveling with a full sized tripod isn't practical.Love that the ballhead X works with arca swiss/wimberley/really right stuff tripod plates so that I can use this with all of my camera equipment.
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on March 25, 2015
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This really works...especially with the wonderful add ons like the suction cups and wheels!
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on March 18, 2015
Style Name: Tripod + Ballhead X
i want it to take photo so much~
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on March 14, 2015
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Worked great!!! I use it more than my tripod!
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on March 13, 2015
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So easy to carry around, so convenient for quick travel trips. My only problems with it -- it's too short to peer over shrubs; and it's just not as stable as a true tripod. If you use it for what it's intended, you'll love its convenience.
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on February 27, 2015
Style Name: Tripod + Ballhead XVerified Purchase
Good tripod
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Style Name: Ballhead X for Focus TripodVerified Purchase
I bought the Joby BH2-01EN Ballhead X to attach a video light or DSLR to a Super Clamp or table top tripod. I soon realized the Joby is over engineered for Gorillapod duties and is a great AS compatible ball head.

I took Joby for a spin on a Gitzo G1028 Mountaineer. The screw knob clamp accepted my 6D/24-105 4L with SUNWAYFOTO PC-6D QR Plate for Canon EOS 6D and locked down tight. I pointed the rig upwards, torqued the ball tension knob and was greeted with a rock solid lock. There's a tiny bit of settle but no drifting. Obviously, not a good choice for pro DSLRs, e.g., 1DX, or huge lenses, but a great head for a small or medium sized DSLR on a travel tripod.

The clamp knob is small but the rubberized grip makes it easy to tighten. The clamp knob, like the the pan and ball knobs, is captive and won't fall out when unscrewed all the way. A topside spring-loaded pin is designed to protrude into the plate's underside, acting as a safety stop. Plus, cutaways on both sides of the clamp work with safety stop screws common to other brands of AS plates. The pin and screws won't keep gear from sliding out of an open clamp, but will save your gear if not fully tightened. My RRS, Sunwayfoto, CamAdapter and Kirk AS plates fit securely in the Ballhead X clamp.

The ball is about 28mm in diameter. Ball movements are silky smooth and precise. Drag and lock are controlled with a large rubber gripped knob, making for fast tweaks. There's plenty of adjustment nuance from loose-as-a-goose to locked tight. It's easy to dial in just enough resistance so it doesn't flop but still moves smoothly. A quick twist and the ball locks solid. Unlike most small ball heads, the Joby has a pan lock. Once loosened, panning is buttery smooth.

I have dedicated AS plates on my cameras but gave the tiny but graphically striking "X" plate a compatibility test. It fits in my Chinese clamps--Ballhead X, Sirui and Sunwayfoto--but slides out of Kirk and RRS clamps. What's worse, it lacks safety-stop screws. I recommend tossing the Joby plate and buying in a better fitting plate with safety-stop screws.

I own another small ball head, the SunwayFoto FB-Series FB-28i Classic Ballhead, and the Ballhead X is almost as good but half the cost. The undersized plate is a minor gotcha and, in fairness, most AS compatible heads don't include a plate. All in all this Joby head is well designed and made. Highly recommended!
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