The Gitzo GM3350XL Series 3 Aluminum Monopod features, apart from the tubing, the same features as the top of the range 6X carbon fiber monopods, in order to offer lighter, faster and a more stable support. The latest aluminum tube is 30% lighter than its predecessor, with Anti Leg Rotation system (ALR), 1.2mm wall thickness and brushed matt black finish for improved locking performance and minimized reflectivity. Thanks to ALR and G-Lock, monopods are now incredibly fast to operate, providing a stronger locking and an increased rigidity by 20%.
Reviewed by 2 customers
I think this is a terrific monopod. I hike, and I was looking for something sturdy that I could take up in the mountains and use for panoramic photography.
I prefer the ring design for adjustment of height versus the flip locks. It is just easier and faster to get to the proper height and lock. This is my first ring design so I do not know if the G-lock has better stability than other ring designs. All I know is this particular system is not going anywhere when tightened and that is with little effort. This monopod covers all my height requirements. I have not used it to its full height extension but I am only 5' 10". But I know if I need to go up a step or on a bench I am covered.