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GITZO GM5561T

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Overall 6
6.0

LOVE IT, but

CS, Adorama
7 April 2014
  • Excerpt: I travel extensively, that means I go to other parts of the world. For some reason I will also get asked what this tube like metal thing is that I carry around. I find it much easier to explain a TRIPOD, which has 3 legs instead of something that looks like a police-club. Tripods are always easy to go through Airport securities because they have the standard look. Monopods not so much. This is just my experience.
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly
  • Cons: Airport Security
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Overall 10
10

Versatile, Lightweight and functional!

Fottball Mom, Adorama
23 September 2013
  • Excerpt: I use the Gitzo monopod to shoot High School sports (specifically football). It is lightweight, very portable and easy to adjust.
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Awesome / Super-Lightweight and STRONG!

JHB, Adorama
27 August 2013
  • Excerpt: I have been a monopod hater, until I started to go into crowded environments, and using the HEAVIER high end zooms on my DSLR (Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 II). I love the zoo and you need to be portable and compact. This IS the unit. I matched it with manfrotto Heads, because I already have a BUNCH of those on tripods. All these items work fantastic together.
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Sturdy & portable!

big_M, Adorama
25 July 2013
  • Excerpt: This is a very sturdy, reasonably compact monopod which suits full size DSLR's with large glass. I bought it to use with my nikon D600 (with battery grip) and the 300mm F4 with 1.4 Teleconverter - mostly for sports and nature shots.... you could easily use this monopod with a 400mm 2.8 or even 500 2.8... the one thing I caution is that if you are not a large person, or not intending to use largish glass, this may be too much of a monopod for you...
  • Pros: Compact, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Best Monopod Ever Owned

Vincent, Adorama
5 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Should've bought this monopod sooner, much better support than my previous one. Use this paired with my 5d mark iii and 70-200 2.8 IS most of the time. Folds in compact and very lightweight for travel.
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

What a monopod

DaleDude, Adorama
21 March 2010
  • Excerpt: Planning a trip to Hawaii and I need to pack light so I bought the Gitzo 5561 and I'm glad I did. Lightweight quick to open and easy to pack. I know it is pricey but it will last me a life time.
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Great product.

Cheryln, Adorama
22 February 2010
  • Excerpt: I have two sons into all kinds of sports that I enjoy taking pictures of. This monopod is easy to work with and great support for heavy lenes.
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Opens Quickly, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Use it with a Sony QX 10 Stunning!

Chris, WEX
18 October 2014
  • Summary: I have unscrewed the top and screwed it to the foot to reverse the monopod. I then put a Sony QX 10 onto the monopod and get shots that nobody else gets. Above the heads in a crowd, over a cliff, out over a waterfall, endless.
  • Pros: Durable, Great Features
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Overall 10
10

Worth the money

Bob, WEX
10 May 2014
  • Summary: Quick to deploy, superb build quality, strong and balanced enough for a Nikon D800 with 28-300 Nikon lens attached. Small enough to easily fit into a carry on airline bag and light enough not to make a dent into your weight allowance. Okay it's expensive; but often the best usually is.
  • Pros: Durable, Lightweight, Simple Controls
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Overall 10
10

Gitzo GM5561T Monopod

Stargazer27, WEX
7 May 2014
  • Summary: My previous four section monopod made by Manfrotto finally broke and so the quest to find a better replacement commenced. I have a 6x carbon fibre tripod from Gitzo so was familiar with the twist lock system. I also wanted a monopod with some sort of stabilising foot as I had trouble in stopping side to side movement as the monopod rested on a small rounded foot with little friction stopping it rotating.
  • Pros: Durable, Great Features, Lightweight, Simple Controls, Takes Screw In Foot
  • Cons: Expensive
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