Gitzo GM5561T 6X Carbon Fiber 6 Section Series 5 Traveler Monopod (Black)
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- 6X Carbon Fiber design for an extremely light and stable monopod
- G-Lock locking system gives extremely quick set up and rigid leg lock
- 6 Section for compact portability
- Belt clip included
- Self locking removable rubber foot
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|Item Dimensions||3 x 3 x 18 inches|
|Item Weight||3 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||2.05 pounds|
Sports photographers understand their sport and its rules, they also understand that having the right equipment is crucial for getting the inchesaction shot inches they need. Nobody understands their needs better than Gitzo. Gitzo's state of the art technologies now brings your the series 5 traveler monopod GM5561T. As you may know, Gitzo monopods continue to set the standard for professionals and advanced amateurs. With that said, the Gitzo Series 5 Mountaineer GM5561T offers great benefits; the carbon fiber range has been completely updated with new features and materials. Gitzo's Carbon Fiber is lighter and more stable with their 6X design. The G-Lock assures a fast and rigid locking action for more stable images. The new ALR (Anti Leg Rotation) System keeps the legs from spinning, also giving more set up speed. Attachment: 1/4 inches and 3/8 inches screws; leg sections: 6; load capacity: 55.11 lbs.; material: carbon fiber 6X; maximum height: 61.22 in.; minimum height: 16.34 in.; series: 5; weight: 1.65 lbs.
Top Customer Reviews
I went on Gitzo site and tried to find the part,it was listed but showed no way of getting it and showed no price.
I e-mailed the company and got a reply to provide a copy of my invoice and address and they would send it to me......
A few weeks later nothing - I emailed again and got a reply that it would be sent soon.
I have not received it yet but I did get the bill for $ 28.54 !!!! For a plastic clip that should have been covered under warranty!
I did send them an e-mail complaining but have no intention of paying for this! If they don't absorb the cost I will send it back!!!
And NO I would in no way recommend this company even though the product is OK.....
OK, an update: I complained to the company and they said to disregard the invoice and they would cover it under warranty. So now I feel I should amend the original review. The monopod itself is expensive but top quality. The clip so-so....But I will recommend with minor reservation and will update the one star to four (the unnecessary hassle doesn't merit 5 stars)
My main purpose for buying this particular monopod was to make it easy to travel with. The Manfrotto is twice as long as the Gitzo and is hard to pack and transport...the Gitzo seems like it will be much easier.
Compared to the Manfrotto, the Gitzo is much shorter when collapsed and feels better in my hands. The Gitzo also hold much more capacity (55 pounds vs the Manfrotto's 22 pounds).
Of course, the higher capacity Gitzo comes at a higher price: the Manfrotto 679B is ~$50 and the Gitzo GM5561T is $350, but to me its worth it...why you ask?
Mainly because my camera and lens combo feels more stable on the Gitzo. Even though I'm shooting a relatively small setup of a Canon EOS 5D and a Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM Product Review: Gitzo GM5561T 6X Carbon Fiber Monopod, hand-holding just hasn't been working that well for me. The monopod has been helping me quite a bit but the Gitzo seems to be supporting my shooting style much better than the Manfrotto did.
I'm pairing this Gitzo GM5561T with a Really Right Stuff High Capacity Monopod Head (which I've just ordered - along with RRS plates for camera and lens).
This setup (with the RRS monopod head) is overkill for my current lens but I'm currently planning on upgrading to a Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM or Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS USM Product Review: Gitzo GM5561T 6X Carbon Fiber Monopod once I save up enough money...which may be a while..photography is expensive!!
When I get up to the bigger lenses, I may need to move up to a tripod, but I've heard good things about photographers using monopods with these big lenses...so I'm going to try it.
I love this monopod...if you need a new monopod and can spare $350, I'd say jump at the opportunity to buy this Gitzo.
Carbon fiber also doesn't get freezing cold in such climates.
I also own a Gitzo tripod, the very special one, so as far as Gitzo goes thats what I have. Add a Really Right Stuff ballhead and lever clamp of your choosing for the best combo.
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