JOBY GripTight PRO2: The Ideal Tripod Mount for Smartphones in Photography and Video
Updated: Oct 22
Manufacturer of the famous GorillaPod tripod, the company JOBY has long accustomed us to producing useful, ingenious, and sturdy equipment. The GripTight PRO2 is no exception to the rule. Its quick-tilt system and build quality will satisfy the most demanding users.
Made from sturdy materials such as aluminum, stainless steel, and ABS plastic, this tripod mount will make your outdoor photo and video sessions so much easier that you'll find it hard to do without. It is ideal for long-exposure photography, timelapses, and fixed-mode video.
An Efficient Rotation System
Its ingenious quick-tilt system between portrait and landscape modes allows you to switch from one to the other swiftly without compromising the stability of your smartphone. The tilting mechanism slides within a 90-degree metal opening. When transitioning from portrait to landscape mode (or vice versa), you maintain your horizon by moving from one end stop to the other. This is a very handy feature in many on-the-ground situations.
Lock and Unlock in a Blink of an Eye
Simply loosen the protruding screw at the back, tilt your smartphone, and tighten the screw. It's that easy! You can even operate the tilt mechanism with gloves on in winter. The screw is large enough to allow precise control during rotation.
Remarkably efficient, the JOBY GripTight PRO2 also offers a front-to-back tilting system that lets you adjust the vertical angle (tilt) of your image without having to manipulate the tripod's ball head.
You Have All Possible Settings Directly Accessible from the GripTight PRO2
The smartphone mounting system is very efficient and secure. I've tested it with several Apple smartphone models, from the iPhone X to the iPhone 15 Pro Max.
The JOBY GripTight PRO2 accommodates all models of smartphones, from the oldest to the newest, from the most compact to the most voluminous. The mount is 100% secure thanks to its sturdy and wide clamping jaw.
The lockable jaw opening ranges from 56mm to 91mm.
Cold Shoe Accessory Included
A handy accessory, you can attach your LED lights, GorillaPod extensions, microphone, or any other accessory you might need for vlogging, photography, or live streaming. You can also unscrew the Cold Shoe and replace it with any accessory that has a 1/4" thread.
The standard mount of the GripTight PRO2 is also 1/4", allowing you to attach it to most tripods or any ball heads. The stability is remarkable, even with large smartphones.
Naturally, the GripTight PRO2 is compatible with all standard tripods, and it is particularly useful when mounted on a flexible tripod like the JOBY GorillaPod, as it allows you to attach your mobile phone to any support and thus vary the viewing angles.
Dimensions: 7 x 9.5 x 13.5 centimeters
Mounting Fixture: 1/4"
Jaw Opening: 56mm to 91mm
What I Particularly Liked:
The ease and precision of tilting between portrait and landscape
Its stability with an iPhone 12 Pro Max
The included metal Cold Shoe
What I Liked a Bit Less:
Its price (but the overall quality makes you quickly forget about it)
Having used this GripTight PRO2 for now 3 years, I recommend it without any hesitation to anyone who frequently works outdoors with their smartphone and needs a tripod mount. I use it in all seasons for my Instagram videos and timelapses, and sometimes for certain night photos.
I keep my iPhone attached to this GripTight PRO2 in my jacket pocket during my shootings when I need to switch it out with my camera. Its design is perfect, and to this day, I haven't encountered any issues. An indispensable accessory that makes your life easier!
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