Features & Specs
Description:The strongest, portable, lightweight, professional tripod you can find. The GorillaPod Focus is designed with professionals in mind. It handles heavy-duty cameras with massive zoom lenses, video cameras, and professional tripod heads with ease. Add the precision-engineered Ballhead X for optimal utility.
- Capture better perspectives: flexible, wrappable legs allow you to secure professional camera equipment weighing up to 11.1 lbs (5kg) to virtually any surface, enabling you to capture shots you couldn’t before.
- Precise positioning at any angle: full 360° panning and 90 tilt° with Ballhead XTM allow you to quickly position your camera with ease for portrait and landscape shots.
- Easy setup and quick transitions: Arca-Swiss compatible mounting plate stays connected to your camera for optimal interchangeability.
- Secure firm joints after repeated use: the only tripod in its class to use durable machined aluminum sockets and German TPE for joints that stay firm and grippy.
Designed for:DSLR, Mirrorless, Pro DSLR
Dimensions and Weight:
GorillaPod Focus (tripod only):
|Product Dimensions:||9.2 x 9.2 x 29 cm (3.62 x 3.62 x 11.42 in)|
|Weight:||499 g (1.10 lbs)|
|Packaged Weight:||570 g (1.25 lbs)|
|Capacity:||5000 g (11.00 lbs)|
GorillaPod Focus with Ballhead X:
|Product Dimensions:||9.2 x 9.2 x 37.3 cm (3.62 x 3.62 x 14.69 in)|
|Weight:||762 g (1.68 lbs)|
|Packaged Weight:||860 g (1.89 lbs)|
|Capacity:||5000 g (11.00 lbs)|
Add Ballhead X for Precise Control
Ballhead for professional DSLRs
Ballhead X is made of machined-aluminum for smooth positioning, strength and durability. It is also Arca-Swiss system compatible and can be used with any professional tripod. Easily attach the quick-release plate to your camera using the thumbscrew and leave it attached for quick set up on-the-go.
Easily turn to portrait orientation
Use the 360° pan and ±90° tilt knobs to fine tune adjust your composition, quickly switch between portrait and landscape orientation or capture smooth-panning video. Pan and tilt knobs tighten independently of each other for more versatility. Once tightened, Ballhead X will firmly hold your camera in the desired position.
Add UltraPlate for more versatility
Now you can use your GorillaPod Focus with Ballhead X and your favorite tripod-screw mounted accessories at the same time! UltraPlate is built-in Arca-Swiss compatible, but you can securely attach any tripod QR plate to one of the two extra mounting holes. Attach your favorite camera strap to the other mounting hole and never deal with the hassle of unscrewing your strap or QR plate again!
In The Box
- GorillaPod Focus
- Ballhead X with quick release plate (included with Ballhead X option)
How to Use GorillaPod Focus
Attach GorillaPod or Ballhead X 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 between the GorillaPod legs or use the thumbscrew on the QR plate to tighten completely. Make sure one GorillaPod leg is in line with your camera lens or the QR plate is straight 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 Focus 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 ±90° tilt knob on the 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. Once the correct position is achieved, tighten the adjustment knob to secure your DSLR. Loosen the tilt knob to switch between portrait and landscape orientation.
Panning Knob for Easy Positioning or Awesome Video
Once you've positioned your GorillaPod legs, loosen the panning knob to capture 360° smooth panning shots and easily adjust your composition. Make sure to tighten the knob back down for safety if you won't be holding onto your camera.
JOBY GorillaPod Focus Review
"The number of times I have used a stump, rock, root or soft bed of moss as a stabilizer for my camera when out and about taking photographs in the great outdoors are innumerable..."
— Gretchen Powers, Gearist, Septebmer 1, 2015
Q & A
Would like to purchase the Gorillapod Focus with Ballhead X for underwater use. Wondering whether I will be able to attach the release plate to my mirrorless camera through the camera tray (wondering whether the screw is long enough)?
I want use my E-20 Ball Head with GorrilaPod Focus and my existing Sirui T-2005X. Will that be a problem? Or should I buy this with Ballhead X Bundle
Will the Gorillapod SLR fit a Cannon Power Shot SX 30
Is there a bubble level attachment that works with this? It looks like the "Bubble Level Clip" is not compatible.
The ball head X is not threading into the focus tripod. Ive even used a coin as the analogy in the instructions indicate at the bottom screw but its not threading in. Is this just a faulty one Ive received?
I am super safety conscious. I have read many reviews on Joby products. They suggest that the zoom is the sturdier and safer of the gorillapods. I would be using a 70 d plus a 18-135 lens or a Fuji xt1 and 18-135 lens as my heaviest options. Suggestions
can Ballhead X hold a Canon 7D + 70-200/4 + EF1.4III for long exposure use (probably 1hr)? I would like to try it mounting to portable star tracker for deep sky photography. Thanks.
I have a Canon 6D with a battery grip attached and a manfrotto 496rc2 ballhead attached to it also. Will the FOCUS be able to hold all those weight?
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