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GITZO GM5541

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Overall 10
10

Great Monopod

Ellieweasel, B&H Photo
17 February 2015
  • Excerpt: This monopod is very lightweight, easy to set up, and is rock solid. No need for a separate head, but a quick release base plate would be helpful for some applications. Very good purchase.
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Lightweight, compact, and useful

Suresh Basavaraju, B&H Photo
3 February 2015
  • Excerpt: I used to use a Manfrotto 682B Pro monopod which was aluminium and weighted half a pound more than the Gitzo and being 3 section, the manfrotto was about 6 inches more in folded height. Moreover it was a self standing monopod and the legs would rattle folded in when moving around. My primary use of the monopod is for places where it is not practical to use a tripod.
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

great

Arizona, B&H Photo
12 December 2014
  • Excerpt: Awesome mono pod! Holds my 600 f4 aND 1DX no problem!
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Overall 10
10

Good product

Bird man, B&H Photo
22 September 2014
  • Excerpt: Lived up to expectations. Collapses easily to fit in carry-on luggage with head attached. Great substitute when a tripod is impractical.
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Worth The Money

Dave Donovan Photography, B&H Photo
11 September 2014
  • Excerpt: I started with an Oben carbon monopod because I thought I would save money. Although the Oben is a good monopod, it required two wrist turns when adjusting the length. The Gitzo is very quick and easy with only one wrist turn to adjust the length. Why does this matter? When I'm shooting sports or weddings, easy of use and quickness matter. I couldn't be happier with my upgrade. I also like that it is much thicker than the Oben, but that is personal preference.
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Great Monopod

JRA, Adorama
25 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Lightweight, stable, steady, Super quality as expected from a $300+ Monopod. Expensive for what it is but they just don't get any better.....
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Buy Hakuba PSTC 100 Tripod Case

Jim, Internet Shopper, B&H Photo
14 January 2014
  • Excerpt: The GM5541 is outstanding and I am not going to add to the other superlative reviews. However, you are going to require a case for it and your RRS MH-01 monopod head. I also added the 3" large foot, which is also recommended here. But, ... what to use as a case. Buy the Hakuba PSTC 100 tripod case which can handily fit all three items and store extra parts as well.
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Worth every penny!

Sports guy, B&H Photo
3 September 2013
  • Excerpt: I understand it is expensive but I can honestly say it is worth every penny. Very sturdy with a D700 and a 400mm lens...zero shake! Sorry I waited so long to make the purchase.
  • Pros: Compact, Strong Construction
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Great Monopod

forestlight, B&H Photo
10 June 2013
  • Excerpt: Good in crowds where A tripod would be awkward. Very stable and durable.
  • Pros: Compact, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
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Overall 6
6.0

not for bird photography

toucan, Adorama
6 February 2013
  • Excerpt: I use a Nikon f4 500 lens on this monopod. Difficult to hold steady enough for sharp photos in comparision with a tripod. Probably okay for sports action but bird photography requires absolute sharpness. Grub screws in the monopod's headplate do not seem to serve any useful purpose due to their short length and certainly do not secure a video head. I emailed Adorama about this but they simply flick passed me to Gitzo Who have not bothered to respond.
  • Pros: Compact, Strong Construction
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