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GorillaPod Focus

For Professional DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras and Lights

GorillaPod Focus
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GorillaPod Focus

For Professional DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras and Lights

Flexible tripod & (optional) Ballhead X for professional camera rigs with large zoom lenses weighing up to 5kg (11 lbs).

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GorillaPod Focus is now the GorillaPod 5K

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Features & Specs


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.

Which GorillaPod is Right for Your Camera?

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)

Connection Point:

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


ABS Plastic, Stainless Steel, TPE, Zinc-Aluminum


GorillaPod Focus

The strongest GorillaPod out there

GorillaPod Focus in action

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!

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In The Box

  • GorillaPod Focus
  • Ballhead X with quick release plate (included with Ballhead X option)

User Guide

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.


GorillaPod Focus Flexible Camera Tripod is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 28.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top notch quality and endless possibilities for uses Used the GorillaPod Focus with the Ballhead X for a bit over a year now. Almost daily use and abuse, indoors and outdoors in harsh conditions - heavy rains and cold Swedish winters. Hangs on the outside of my camera backpack ready to be used at any given moment. Found so many more uses than initially intended - both in terms what it has been holding (big DSLRs, iPhones, microphones, speedlights) and where it has been placed (bicycle handlebars, bridge handrails, doorframes and sometimes used for handheld stability, as well as vlogging). Really is a great product - both useful and high quality. Thinking of getting an additional one.
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Joby Focus holds up my dslr like a gem! The Joby Gorillapod Focus was a great buy! I bend it into any shape I want and it holds my camera for as long as I want! It's so hard to point out a bad thing about the Focus, if I really wanted to be picky I would say the height of it can sometimes be a bit short but hey, that's on of the features of the tripod. Apart from that the Focus is an awesome product and would definitely recommend it!
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great flexibility for shooting I've got a few Focus's with ball head X and never leave the house without one! One lives in my car and one in my bag. Great for light painting, low light and travel photography. I've used on lamp posts, fences, trees you name it holds sturdy and still for a long time one.
Date published: 2016-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid, portable, adaptable...great weapon. I've already used this in still photography, videography, and panoramas. To describe this as versatile is not's a necessary piece of kit, mostly because of its industrial design and ease of use. Used with iPhone, Nikon DSLR and BlackMagic PCC...flawless.
Date published: 2016-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so far, so good just got it 2 weeks ago , so far it was a pleasure to use one of this. Light weight, durable,
Date published: 2016-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable This GorillaPod is very reliable but more flexible and smaller than a tripod.
Date published: 2016-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick release problem It didn't work with my manfrotto quick release plate and I got your release plate that works with others and it still didn't work. Any advice ? I returned it but still want the product !
Date published: 2016-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Joby gorillapod Hi Joby team... I wish to thanks you guys for the most perfect tripé of the world!!! Well done, and congrats!!
Date published: 2016-01-31
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Industry Reviews

Mac Sources

JOBY GorillaPod Focus Tripod Review

"The GorillaPod Focus is the strongest, portable, lightweight, professional tripod you can find."
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— Robin, Mac Sources, March 3, 2017


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..."
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— Gretchen Powers, Gearist, September 1, 2015

Q & A

I use a Cotton Carrier Strapshot to carry my Nikon D5100 when hiking. Cotton Carrier says it's compatible with an Arca Swiss Quick Release ballheads. Which GorillaPod connections support this?

Asked by: Melissa
Hi, The Ballhead X is compatible. Thank you, Anthony
Answered by: Joby Product Support
Date published: 2017-10-18

Can I get a bag for my Joby Gorillapod focus?

Asked by: Teejay
Hi, I am sorry but we do not make a bag specifically for the Focus. You could look at some of our bags that have a tripod/cup/pouch.. Please feel free and contact me should you need any assistance. Please look at our Website, address: Thank you, Anthony
Answered by: Joby Product Support
Date published: 2017-09-20

i want buy this product (with ballhead) , i have a quick question. When is this product produced? (2015? 2016?) and, how long can i use this stuff? i wonder this product's life cycle. thanks

Asked by: kyohun
The Focus has been in production for a while. Before 2010. I cannot tell you about anyone else's inventory that sells our products. I can tell you we carry the latest editions of our product lines. Vast majority being late 2016 / 2017. The life cycle is dictated by the user. I have one here that's from 2011 and its like brand new and another from 2016 which is pretty much the same. Again, it all depends on the user.
Answered by: Joby Product Support
Date published: 2017-06-30

one more question. Is it the same product as the Amazon seller(joby)'s product, which sells on this site?

Asked by: kyohun
Amazon does sell Authentic Joby products.
Answered by: Joby Product Support
Date published: 2017-06-29

I have purchased the Gorilla Focus and Ballhead X separately and cannot the screw in the Gorilla Focus is not long enough to screw into the base of the Ballhead X. I can see two thread sizes. The smaller silver thread is too far up in the Ballhead X

Asked by: sivyerneil1
It can be one of 2 things. The adapter screw is tightened to far in the ballhead or its missing. Try getting a small screw driver, loosen the ballhead by turning the screw driver counter clock wise "left". If that doesn't work call Joby Customer service Specialist Anthony 707-827-4064 or email us at When emailing please submit a picture of the bottom of your ballhead and include your home address.
Answered by: Joby Product Support
Date published: 2017-06-15

What is the height of this Tripod when it is extended?

Asked by: Freedom
Here are the exact Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 9.2 x 29 cm (3.62 x 3.62 x 11.42 in)
Answered by: Joby Product Support
Date published: 2017-05-10

The GorillaPod Focus is $150 including Ballhead-X, but if I choose only tripod ($50) and add a separate Ballhead-X ($70), it amounts to $120. Am I missing something or is the GorillaPod Focus combo $30 more expensive for exactly the same thing?

Asked by: ldmosquera
The original product screen shows the GorillaPod Focus as $149.95, which includes the Ballhead X. If you want just the Focus tripod, the price is $149.95 minus $50 = $99.95. Hope that clarifies this.
Answered by: Joby Product Support
Date published: 2017-05-10

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)?

Asked by: eagleray23
The Focus screw extends out at a standard length of most other tripods. If you have one at home and it works, the Focus should work too.
Answered by: JOBYian
Date published: 2017-01-17
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