Gitzo GM2561T Series 2 6X Carbon Fiber Traveler Monopod Replaces GM2560T (Black)
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- G-Lock system for easy secure locking.
- 6X carbon fiber construction for strength and durability.
- 6 section make for ultra small compact size.
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|Item Dimensions||3.11 x 3.11 x 19.68 in||23.2 x 3 x 3 in||15.75 x 1.97 x 1.97 in||19.3 x 3 x 3 in||—||21.3 x 2 x 2 in|
|Item Weight||1.1 lbs||1.1 lbs||0.88 lb||0.89 lb||1.12 lbs||0.8 lb|
|Enclosure Material||—||carbon-fiber||carbon fiber||carbon-fiber||—||—|
|Maximum Height||—||59.4 in||154 cm||55.91 in||3 in||—|
|Minimum Height||—||19.3 in||38 cm||—||3 in||—|
Gitzo monopods continue to set the standard for professionals and advanced amateurs. The carbon fiber range has been completely revised with new features and materials in order to offer lighter, faster and more stable products. ALR, 6X tubes and g-lock are now available for all carbon fiber monopods. Attachment: 1/4-Inch and 3/8-Inch screws attachment type; leg sections: 6; load capacity: 9.92 lbs.; material: carbon fiber 6X; maximum height: 56.30 in.; minimum height: 14.17 in.; series: 2; weight: 0.73 lbs.
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The GM2561T is ideal for a small DSLR, ILC (mirrorless) or large point 'n shoot. I don't own anything near the 9.92 lb. rating of this 'pod, but it easily supports my EOS 6D and EF 24-105 4L IS USM at eye-level. I'm 5'8" so a significantly taller person may find the GM2561T too short. The last segment is the size of a chopstick so I don't recommend use as a walking stick. However, under a typical gear load it's amazingly solid for a thin stick: no flex, slipping or play in the leg sections just as long as you snug up the locks. If you install a tilt head, it's strong enough to grab the south end and shoot selfies with a small DSLR or ILC.
My nitpick is the G-Lock system: twist collars are so small and stiff I struggled to grip and turn them. Plus, locks must be opened one at a time, making for a slow setup. Leg segments are tight and difficult to pull out. In contrast, I can quickly and easily twist open three or four leg locks simultaneously on my SIRUI P-326 6 Section Carbon Fiber Monopod and the segments slide out butter smooth. My hands are small and delicate so a more muscular man should find the G-Locks more manageable.
The GM2561T is a unique and well-made product but the G-Lock collars are too fiddly for me. I really wanted to like this product--I'm a Gitzo fan--but ultimately returned it for the reason cited below.
The GM2561T I received from Amazon proper (not a Marketplace vender) was used: dog-eared packaging, scratched legs, covered in fingerprints, and the foam grip was stained and stunk of cologne and cigarettes! Obviously some dude carried it on holiday and returned it! I don't mind paying extra for a premium product but I expect it to be absolutely 100% perfect. If it's used or refurbished, it should be disclosed and discounted appropriately. Nevertheless, my rating here is based solely on my impressions of the product and is not a reflection of Amazon's careless stocking error. Hopefully they will list it under "Warehouse Deals" this time around and past off to an unsuspecting customer.
It's very small and light, but sturdy. It holds my camera and long lens solidly. If you are really tall, have really heavy gear, or are the type who likes to lean on your monopod, this might be too small. But if you're looking a flyweight travel monopod, you'll be happy with this.