Summary: I got the monopod to support the long lenses, including 500 nikkor. I was trying to decide between 4 and 6-section product. I am glad I decided to buy GT 5561 as the set up is fast enough, product solid and I clearly appreciate the advantage of the shorter length by over 5".
Summary: I use this with my Nikon 600mm lens for nature photography. It sets up quickly and is easy to use. Extremely sturdy, light as a feather. I really can not say there any down sides to this product except the price. But I'm a firm believer in, you get what you pay for. In this case I got a great product.
Pros: Durable, Good Value, High Quality, Very Lightwieght
Summary: Strictly speaking, I didn't need another monopod: they all do the same job, whatever the cost. But I'm very glad indeed that I bought this one. I use a monopod a lot - for supporting heavier lenses when out and about and for steadying the camera for close-ups and macro (where a monopod is often quicker and easier to use than a tripod). This Gitzo model is not just easy to carry, it's beautifully-engineered - and this enables quick and easy height adjustments.
Pros: Beautiful Movement, Durable, Great Features, Lightweight, Simple Controls
Summary: There are, quite simply, times and places when carrying a solid tripod is not possible, yet camera support is essential. This monpod delivers. It does what is needed, is fuss-free, easy to carry and does not get in your way. Built for the working photographer, I have tested it in some awkward places and got the steady shot I was seeking.
Summary: I use nikon d4 and d800 with lenses up to 600mm to photograph wildlife and events jet bikes motor sport etc this monopod gives me the ability to relocate and set up my next shot quickly and confidently brilliant piece of equipment.