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JOBY GorillaPod SLR Zoom. Flexible Tripod for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras Up To 3kg. (6.6lbs).
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- STAND STRONG. Get crisper shots with this durable, lightweight tripod. The rubberized foot grips and wrappable legs will secure professional cameras up to 6.6lbs. as they hold their stance to any viable surface.
- CAPTURE SUPERIOR PERSPECTIVES. Look at life from a different point of view with the GorillaPod SLR Zoom Tripod. Easy maneuverability and precise positioning with 360 panning, to expand the range of shots you can capture.
- GROUND DOWN. Get ultra-stable and find your grounding with over two dozen leg joints and German TPE joins, so you’ll never have a shaky shot. The GorillaPod SLR Zoom can fiercely secure equipment up to 6.6 lbs., making the impossible shot, possible.
- SET UP WITH EASE. Take this lightweight SLR and mirrorless camera tripod anywhere. The quick release plate simply stays connected to your camera, so you can interchange with ease. Hold on tight with the 1/4”-20 standard tripod mount and 3/8” adapter.
- MADE TO LAST. Made of durable Japanese medical-grade ABS plastic, stainless steel, and German TPE, it’s made for the wear and tear of everyday life, or the rigor of adventure. Pair it with your mirrorless camera or SLR to capture the worthy moments of life.
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|Item Dimensions||9.8 x 2.4 x 2.4 inches|
|Item Weight||0.53 pounds|
|Maximum Height||9.25 inches|
|Minimum Height||10 centimeters|
|Shipping Weight||0.6 pounds|
|Style Name||gorillapod SLR Zoom|
|Tripod Head Type||ball head|
|Weight Capacity Maximum||6.6 pounds|
CRISPER PHOTOS, SMOOTHER VIDEOS. Capture crisper photos, smoother videos, and optimal media consumption when using the Gorilla Pod SLR Zoom Tripod with Ballhead Bundle. This lightweight, professional tripod and ballhead bundle is designed for use with your SLR or mirrorless cameras up to 6.6 lbs. (3kg.). With this tripod and ballhead bundle you can stabilize your images, for a clearer click. TURN YOUR WORLD UPSIDEDOWN. Take previous limitations out of the equation with the GorillaPod SLR Zoom Tripod with Ballhead Bundle. The 360 pan gives you extra-versatility as increase the range of shots you’re capable of. There’s no room for hesitation when you unleash your creativity, which is why the quick release plate allows you to seamlessly transition when on the go. The flexible, wrappable legs will secure your camera up to 6.6 lbs. With over two dozen flexible joints, the legs will stay secure, even when you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. The rubberized ring and footgrips keep your gear standing strong, or you can utilize the octopus style tripod to wrap around almost any structure, from fences to trees. Weighing less than 2 lbs. total, this ultra-light tripod and ballhead bundle fits easily in your camera bag or backpack, so you can take it virtually anywhere. COMPATIBILITY OPTIONS. Made out of durable, yet lightweight ABS plastic, zinc-aluminum, TPE Grip pads, and stainless steel, the JOBY GripTight GorillaPod SLR Zoom Tripod with Ballhead Bundle will never let your camera slip out of its grasp. Designed for SLR and mirrorless cameras up to 3 kg. (6 lbs.), you’ll get the sturdy structure you need, for the images you want. With a ¼”-20 thread standard tripod mount, you can easily use it with other JOBY tripods and stands. Give yourself the tools you need to take better photos and smoother videos with the GripTight GorillaPod Focus with Ballhead X Bundle, the ultimate versatile tripod.
The Joby GP3-01EN Gorillapod SLR-Zoom makes taking digital photos more fun than ever. Designed with the serious photographer in mind, the Gorillapod lets you mount your camera or video camera just about anywhere you want so that you can increase your creative options. All you need to do is use the universal 1/4-20 screw or your own tripod head to attach your camera to the standard tripod mount, then wrap the three flexible segmented legs securely to a nearby tree branch, fence, park bench, or anything else that's convenient. Say goodbye to looking for ways to stabilize your handheld shots or to get that unique perspective--now you can be free to shoot however you like!
Durable and innovative, the Gorillapod weighs just 8.5 ounces, or 241 grams, and can support cameras--such as DSLRs with zoom lensea and video cameras--weighing up to 6.6 pounds, or 3 kilograms. Measuring just 9.8 inches in length, the Gorillapod fits easily into a purse, backpack, or even a roomy jacket pocket.
Top Customer Reviews
Now, the quick release feature on this gorillapod it's incredible helpful. I can attach and detach my camera off the gorillapod in a second! With this feature I can simply slide my camera into the pod and start shooting quickly. I love it!
The fluid head works perfectly I can position it at any place and secure it without a hassle. The leveler behind the quick release plate works perfectly. I can now see if I'm holding my camera straight or if I'm tilting it.
Getting the legs straight can be a pain if you have massive OCD like I do. You won't be able to fit this tripod in your pockets so keep that in mind. I bought this because I don't have a tripod for my camera and I thought it would be fun to wrap it around trees and strange places, carry it around without a problem, or even use it as a normal tripod. I will go out on a roadtrip with my friends and I think it would be cool to record some cool adventures. I hope this gorillapod can come in handy during the roadtrip.
I would definitely recommend this product to anyone! All the way from a video blogger to a regular guy that wants to take some cool shots. I believe that if you're dealing with cameras, having this gorillapod is a must! It can help you in so many ways to get a perfect film or photo.
I used to have the smaller version of this pod but it couldn't handle my mirrorless camera + I believe it didn't last much. With this bigger and better pod I feel invincible! I love it and I hope you love it too!
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I hope you enjoy your purchase!
JOBY makes good products and I will give the company a good review. I ordered the ball head, and then I ordered the heavier, larger tripod. I give that rig a 5 star review. So don't be cheap. ( See photo attachment. The one on the right is the one to get.)
My advice, don't get this cheaper, smaller tripod (the one with gray foot pads and gray colored bands.) Buy the bigger, more expensive one and you will be happy. I got the model with metallic links, black bands and black foot balls. Works great. So, JOBY tripods are great, but get one that will support your camera. You'll be glad you spent a few extra bucks.
The Bad News
I purchased it because I needed a compact tripod that is light and easy to carry. What’s more, I needed a reliable stand to hold my SLR during my photography work. I read several Amazon reviews that praised the JOBY for its literal and figurative flexibility. According to those reviews, the SLR Zoom could easily handle the weight of my Canon 7D and 28-135mm zoom lens. Now I hate to say it, but those reviews were wrong. The SLR ZOOM cannot handle 4 pounds of weight, which is the 7D camera body and zoom lens combined. This was really disappointing to me. Here is a direct quote from JOBY: “The GorillaPod SLR Zoom can fiercely secure equipment up to 6.6 lbs.” I think that is a little misleading. Perhaps there is some kind of wacky leg configuration that I don’t know about. But I posed this GorillaPod in numerous ways and I just don’t feel confident setting up a shot and walking away from my expensive camera.
Here Comes The Good News
I purchased this item in September of 2015. It is now 2017 and I still use it every day. After reading my previous section, that probably makes no sense, right? Let me explain. After I realized that I could not use the SLR ZOOM with my Canon 7D, I decided to use it with my iPhone and Nikon Coolpix, which are both compact and lightweight. That is where this product really shines. It is perfect for holding compact devices. You simply need to purchase an adapter. If you don’t understand what I’m talking about, simply do a search on Amazon for “smartphone tripod mount.” You will figure it out immediately. You have probably seen these adapters connected to selfie sticks. If you have a selfie stick, simply unscrew the adapter, which holds your smartphone or compact camera, and pop it on your SLR ZOOM. Like I said before, I use this thing every day. For example, I have an iPhone 5 and I hate using it for selfies. However, when I want to take a photo of my wife and I, I simply connect my iPhone to the SLR ZOOM and I can position the rig anywhere. Here are places that I have used to set up group photos: a tabletop, the back of a chair, a chain-link fence, a tree branch and even the top rung of a 12-foot ladder. Use your imagination and set your camera’s timer. So far, I have taken the SLR ZOOM to Canada, Mexico, Japan, Spain and Australia. It’s well built and the legs are still pretty tight. They’ll probably get a little looser if you use it every day like I do. I really give my SLR ZOOM a beating and toss it everywhere. I think it’s worth the $43.99 that I paid in 2015.
The Bottom Line
I wish I could give this product five-stars. However, it does not live it up to its promise of carrying 6 pounds of weight. But I still love the product because it works really well for smartphone photography. It is very well constructed, the octopus legs can grab on to almost anything and the high quality ballhead makes shot set up a breeze. It’s a little pricey, but this tripod is a solid investment, which should outlive your next two smartphone upgrades.