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GITZO GM2561T
9.1 out of 10

GITZO GM2561T

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Overall 8
8.0

Nice for travel..if you are not too tall

CHS, B&H Photo
1 April 2015
  • Excerpt: This will take the place of my tripod when I am on vacation. It is incredibly light, extremely compact, and well built. It fits easily into a small backpack or under the flap of the Ona Bowery bag in which I carry a Leica M9/Mono and an additional lens.
  • Pros: Compact, Good For Leica M, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Perfect For Lecia M, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Short-see Review, Smallest Segment Flexes
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Overall 10
10

whisper light

Sefo, B&H Photo
18 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Gitzo quality in a tiny package. The CF tubes are feathery, and the short turn leg locks are positive and tractable. It's such a pleasure to tote this around as an aid for those spots-dusky moments, pan shots--where a monopod gives you the steadiness edge you want.
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Good quality

Mimi, B&H Photo
14 January 2013
  • Excerpt: I read the Scott Kelby digital photography books and he touts Gitzo as the best. The rebates swayed me to buy. I like the quality of this product. Glad I read the reviews first as that helped me get the right height and saved $ by not getting the tallest one. Compact size fits in my bag.
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Great for travel or hiking

Bob, B&H Photo
10 January 2013
  • Excerpt: The size and weight are perfect for travel or hiking, and the height is adequate for general monopod use. It is strong enough for a pro level camera w/o grip, with a moderately large lens (e.g., 300mm f4). I can't comment on larger bodies or lenses as I have none.
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Monopod

Cathy the Shooter, B&H Photo
3 January 2013
  • Excerpt: Nice piece. Easily doubles as a walking stick on the way to find that perfect shot
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Overall 10
10

Light, convenient, well made

autoedit, B&H Photo
30 November 2012
  • Excerpt: I wanted a smaller monopod than my super-heavy Manfrotto carbon that has seen several years of service. This fits the bill nicely; the anti-rotation locks on each segment make it easy to deploy and retract, eliminating my previous irritation with a rotational (rather than the Manfrotto flip-tab)...
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Very useful for everywhere

Tee, B&H Photo
27 August 2012
  • Excerpt: I love it so much, this is my first monopod, it lightweight , compact and suitable for me that 5'3 tall I use with 40d + 70-200 f4l. No problem and very stable. Many thanks for a great momopod.
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly
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Overall 8
8.0

Exactly what I wanted

mimenkode, B&H Photo
29 May 2012
  • Excerpt: I've never owned a monopod, but I knew I wanted one that was small and compacted down well. With the belt clip it easily attaches to my pocket or the strap on my camera bag. The only thing bad to say is it seems a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for.
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Pricey
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Overall 6
6.0

Good but not perfect

Dr. Mike, B&H Photo
11 January 2012
  • Excerpt: The Gitzo GM2561 Carbon Fiber monopod, because its good and not so good points tend to lie in extremes, does not lend itself well to one line reviews, which this isn't. The Gitzo has all the Gitzo technology as strives to be the smallest and lightest upper echelon monopod you can get, and it gets...
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly
  • Cons: Short extended length, Unstable Joints
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Overall 2
2.0

Less than impressed

Spidy, B&H Photo
9 January 2012
  • Excerpt: I was looking for a light weight solution to improve stability while vacationing, the lighter the better. Overall, I was less than impressed with this monopod. It is very light, but when locked the joints retain significant slop reducing the overall stability regardless of how tight the locking...
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight
  • Cons: Unstable, Unstable Joints
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