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Gitzo-g1220.4578331
9.0 out of 10

GITZO G1220

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Overall 8
8.0

A must have for winter adventurers

Rob Lonsberry, B&H Photo
6 January 2013
  • Excerpt: Despite the price for what it is, I recommend that anyone who shoots in the winter using a Gitzo monopod to have one in their bag. It doubles as a little grip when the conditions get icy. I really like the extra stability it provides in sand as well. Sometimes I stay crouched for extended periods and the extra length of this spike allows me to hold my 500mm with one hand confidently. A word to the wise.
  • Pros: Good Stability
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Overall 10
10

Very versatile

Greg, B&H Photo
12 March 2012
  • Excerpt: I bought this for use with a speed light as a field light stand. I have found that it will support a DSLR with telephoto. It will be quite useful for macro and birds.
  • Pros: Good Stability
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Overall 6
6.0

Useful in the field

jcs, B&H Photo
27 March 2011
  • Excerpt: To prevent the monopod from slipping in the field this is more effective than a short spike or the standard rubber foot. Of course the problem of rotation remains. The price is too high; the spike is not even delivered with a protective cap (unlike the identical spikes for tripods)! I am also concerned whether the large leverage the spike can exert will eventually break the monopod which is rather fragile at its lower end - I will be cautious.
  • Pros: Solid/Sturdy
  • Cons: Expensive
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Overall 8
8.0

I would recommend this product

RGW, WEX
17 September 2014
  • Summary: Improves the versatility of the monopod because it allows the short spike to be permanently available. The rubber foot encases it for normal use. I also have the longer spike which works very well in soft ground.The short spike should be standard not an accessory hence only 4 stars
  • Pros: Compact, Good Footing, Lightweight, Locks In Tight
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Overall 6
6.0

Expensive but necessary

WillockBoy, WEX
24 January 2014
  • Summary: Gitzo should include the spikes with the monopod.
  • Pros: Good Footing, Lightweight, Locks In Tight
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Overall 10
10

Recommended accessory

Qwerty, WEX
17 August 2013
  • Summary: This is a really useful accessory - and in some conditions it's pretty essential. All the more pity, then, that Gitzo doesn't supply it as part of the original monopod purchase!Mine stays fitted to the monopod most of the time. The covering rubber cap fits well, but can be readily removed (best done with a firm twisting motion). My only word of caution is, if you're travelling by air with your monopod in your hand luggage, do remember to remove the spike first.
  • Pros: Easy To Fit, Useful Support
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Overall 10
10

A valuable add on to the monopod

krmcl, WEX
2 August 2013
  • Summary: Just used it on an Alaska cruise and crossing the Rockies with a lightweight monopod. Just gave me the extra ground fix I wanted.
  • Pros: Compact, Good Footing, Lightweight, Locks In Tight
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Overall 8
8.0

Its a spike, not much else to say really

Flipper, WEX
2 April 2013
  • Summary: Easy to fit and does whats required.Rubber cap is very very tight, this may loosen with use. At least it wont fall off and get lost.
  • Pros: Good Footing
  • Cons: Works Fine
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Overall 8
8.0

Very tight

pabs, WEX
14 April 2012
  • Summary: Reading the previous comment, I have exactly the opposite problem. I find it almost impossible to get the rubber feet off the spikes, the fit is so tight.
  • Pros: Good Footing, Locks In Tight
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Overall 8
8.0

Heavy Spikes

Spridge, WEX
28 January 2011
  • Summary: These spikes do the job perfectly well, but don't come with a bag to put them in when not in use. This means you have potentially muddy spikes to put in either your pocket or bag.They are also metal, making them bulky and heavy to transport.
  • Pros: Good Footing, Locks In Tight
  • Cons: Heavy, Lack of bag
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