Joby GorillaPod Focus

Flexible Tripod  8/10


Joby Gorillapod Focus Flexible Tripod with Ballhead XThis tripod from Joby is a bit of a step up from some of the others on the list. This one is focused on high end cameras instead of point and shoot cameras. The biggest difference is the ball-head mount. This allows for very specific adjustments to get the exact image you are striving for. The flexible legs allow you to mount this camera virtually anywhere you can think of. The head allows for 360 degree panning and 90 degree tilting. It is a light tripod, but it doesn’t compete with others in how much it can support. The GorillaPod Focus with Ballhead X sells for $149.95.

Quick Specs

  • Supports up to 11.1 pounds
  • Ball head for precise adjustments
  • Universal mounting plate
  • Over two dozen leg joints
  • 1.1 pounds

The number of positions that this tripod can take is limitless

The legs can wrap around poles and handrails to get some unique angles not accessible to regular tripods

The ball head makes adjustments extremely exact

Very lightweight


Pretty expensive for what it is

The unique design is not the best for every situation, sometimes a standard tripod would work best



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