GorillaPod SLR-Zoom

For DSLR Cameras Including Telephoto Lens

GorillaPod SLR-Zoom
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GorillaPod SLR-Zoom

For DSLR Cameras Including Telephoto Lens

Flexible tripod & optional ballhead for SLR cameras with zoom lenses weighing up to 3kg (6.6 lb)

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Features & Specs


Flexible, stable, portable and lightweight, this DSLR tripod is everything you have come to expect from a GorillaPod. Adaptable enough for the photographer on the go, strong enough to hold a telephoto lens. Add the optional ballhead for more versatility.


  • Capture better perspectives: flexible, wrappable legs allow you to secure professional camera equipment weighing up to 6.6 lbs(3kg) to virtually any surface, expanding the range of shots you are capable of capturing.
  • Stability on any surface: over two dozen leg joints with rubberized ring and foot grips allow you to bend and rotate 360° for enhanced stability in difficult terrain.
  • Secure firm joints after years of shooting: the only tripod in its class to use durable Japanese medical-grade ABS plastic and German TPE for secure joints that stay firm and grippy.
  • Portable design for on-the-go: allows you to easily pack and carry.

Which GorillaPod is Right for Your Camera?

Designed for:

DSLR, Mirrorless

Dimensions and Weight:

GorillaPod SLR-Zoom (tripod only):

Weight:190 g (0.42 lbs)
Packaged Weight:330 g (0.73 lbs)
Capacity:3000 g (6.60 lbs)

GorillaPod SLR-Zoom (+Ballhead):

Product Dimensions:6 x 6 x 31.8 cm (2.36 x 2.36 x 12.52 in)
Weight:340 g (0.75 lbs)
Packaged Weight:470 g (1.03 lbs)
Capacity:3000 g (6.60 lbs)

Connection Point:

1/4"-20 standard tripod mount, 3/8" adapter


ABS Plastic, Stainless Steel, TPE


GorillaPod SLR-Zoom

Versatile tripod for your SLR.

GorillaPod SLR-Zoom in action


In The Box

  • GorillaPod SLR-Zoom
  • Ballhead with quick release clip (included with Ballhead option)

User Guide

How to Use GorillaPod SLR-Zoom

Attach GorillaPod or Ballhead Quick-Release Plate

Start screwing the tripod or quick-release plate into the bottom of your camera. Use a coin to securely tighten down the screw. Make sure one GorillaPod leg or the quick release plate is in line with your camera lens for fast and easy setup.

Stabilize Left and Right Sides with Two Legs

Secure one leg to the left of your camera, and then secure one leg to the right of your camera. By positioning one leg to the left and one to the right, you prevent the camera from slipping sideways. The broader the stance of your GorillaPod SLR-Zoom, the sturdier it will be.

Prevent Camera from Moving Forward or Backward

The third tripod leg should be used to prevent the camera from slipping forwards or backwards due to the weight of your camera and camera lens. By positioning one leg directly underneath your lens, you prevent your camera from drooping, slipping or sliding forward or backward. The broader the stance of your GorillaPod on uneven surfaces, the more stable it will be.

Secure on Vertical Poles

Wrap one leg around the front of the pole, wrap the second leg around the back of the pole, and position the third leg in an arc directly below the lens with the foot of the tripod perpendicular the pole. This will counterbalance the weight of your camera. Take care to make sure your lens is supported when wrapping your GorillaPod around trees and poles.

Make Fine Tune Adjustments Using the Ballhead

Once the GorillaPod legs are secure, loosen the knob on the SLR-Zoom Ballhead. Fine-tune the position of your camera to perfectly frame your subject with one hand supporting your camera and one hand on the adjustment knob. Be sure to glance at the bubble level to make sure your shot is level. Once the correct position is achieved, tighten the adjustment knob to secure your DSLR.

Attach a Flash to Your GorillaPod

You can also mount your off-camera flash to GorillaPod SLR-Zoom via our SLR-Zoom Flash Clip. GorillaPod SLR-Zoom provides the extra set of hands you need to light your next photo shoot, indoors or out. Because it can wrap itself almost anywhere and you can easily adjust the light's position, it is certainly more adaptable than a traditional light stand!


GorillaPod SLR-Zoom + BallHead is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 61.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SLR with a Ball Head X - Canon 80D with various Lenses I have now had my SLR Zoom without Ball Head for a few months, and I purchased the Ball Head X instead. I also have a Manfrotto GO190 Tripod and the Ball Head X also fits on to this.. so I saves having to carry a large head for the tripod. I can swap from the SLR to the Manfrotto with ease. If I use my large 300mm then the SLR does sag a little, but all the other lenses work great. I am now finding excuses to get out more and do motion capture and more long exposure shots with the ND filters.. still learning this but getting better..
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT! I LOVE IT! ULTRA handy - can be used ANYWHERE Light and small enough to carry easily, yet sturdy enough to support my DSLR and mic or light. PERFECT for vlogging!
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome piece of gear! I bought this and it literally arrived the following day (granted, I do live only a couple hours from the JOBY HQ) The ball head and level on the quick detachment setup is an amazing feature and I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I have two. One for small camera and one GorillaPod SLR-ZOOM. IT is especially good for travel. Small. sturdy and goes where no other tripod will fit.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for Adventures! I bought this a while back and love taking it on adventures and trips. Its small and portable and able to adapt to its environment. I would recommend this to any adventure photographer out there!
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent piece of kit!! Ive used this tripod for over 6 months now.. And I've had 0 problems! It does what it says on the tin, its really handy if you mount led lights on it to put your lights in places you couldn't before. + Its also great for my daily vlogging setup!
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best filmmaking decision I've made in the last year If you're a run-and-gun shooter who doesn't have the money or space for a big heavy tripod, this could not be a better system. It's light, it's easy to use, it fits in your bag, attaching it to stuff literally feels like a magic trick, and it gives you all the stability you need to lock down that shot. Cannot recommend it enough!
Date published: 2016-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest thing ever. I am using it last couple months.Whenever i go outside , it is always in my backpack. Without it i never go out. You never know when you will need tripod , and gorillapod is the best solution , because it is easy to take with yourself , and you can use it almost in any situation. Looking forward to get ''Focus''. So sad that can't find one of them in Ukraine.
Date published: 2016-10-18
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Q & A

Whatever joby gorillapod should I use for a Sony handycam?

Asked by: Aj4real
Hi, You can use any of these 4. Focus: http://joby.com/gorillapod/gorillapod-focus SLR Zoom: http://joby.com/gorillapod/gorillapod-slr-zoom Hybrid: http://joby.com/gorillapod/gorillapod-hybrid GorillaPod Action: http://joby.com/action-series/gorillapod-action-tripod Please feel free and contact me at info@joby.com or (707)827-4064 Thank you
Answered by: Joby Product Support
Date published: 2017-08-08

if the Joby is not water proof , does that mean I can' t use it for ground level shots in wet grass?

Asked by: jaydub
Hi, No, you certainly can. When we are saying not water proof we are referring to submerged and even then mostly we are referring to salt water. Plenty of people bring these GorillaPods to lakes and even oceans. We just recommend when doing so that you rinse them with fresh water. Wet grass should be fine. Thank you, Anthony
Answered by: Joby Product Support
Date published: 2017-07-28

Which is the best product to use for Nikon D3100? Also, will I always require the Ball Head?

Asked by: Dennis1888
Really depend son what you want to use it for the GorillaPod Action, Hybrid, SLR Zoom and Focus all work well. The SLR is the best intermediate tripod. It doesn't require a ballhead but its recommended. That would be my choice.
Answered by: Joby Product Support
Date published: 2017-07-14

Can this tripod hold the weight of a Canon EOS 70D with the 18-135mm lens and a shotgun microphone

Asked by: miracleboy53
Yes. Anything under 6.6 lbs.
Answered by: Joby Product Support
Date published: 2017-07-12

I have a Panasonic GH4 with a 24-70 mm (Tamron) + an adapter and a Rode microphone attached to the camera. Would the GorillaPod SLR-Zoom fit well for my settings? Thank you!

Asked by: Threerivals
Yes it will as it has a maximum weight capacity of 6.6 lbs.
Answered by: Joby Product Support
Date published: 2017-07-10

I would like to place a RRS BH-40 Ballhead on the GorillaPod SLR=Zoom, is this possible?

Asked by: David Tejada
Yes, it fits all standard requirements. 1/4"-20 standard tripod mount, 3/8" adapter and it also weighs 17.1 oz
Answered by: Joby Product Support
Date published: 2017-06-29

I have a Canon 80D with various lens upto 300mm, i also use the Joby sling and grip with ultra plate. Will the SLR be suitable?, and can the Ballhead X arca-swiss mount fit on this SLR?, or is is better to go for the Focus instead. Thank you.

Asked by: GazzaBo
Nice set up. It will work with the SLR Zoom, but better suited for the Focus.
Answered by: Joby Product Support
Date published: 2017-06-27

is the joby tripod waterproof if i would like to use it with my gopro underwater.

Asked by: christine
Its not. Although allot of people do bring these in the water we do not recommend it. Should you decide to, rinse it off with fresh water and dry thoroughly.
Answered by: Joby Product Support
Date published: 2017-06-27
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