Gitzo GM5561T Series 5 Traveler Monopod with a Maximum Height of 61.2"

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About Gitzo GM5561T



The Gitzo GM5561T is commonly used for Sports/action, Travel and more.The Gitzo GM5561T is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Gitzo GM5561T: Compact, Lightweight, Opens quickly and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

(7)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Compact (7),Lightweight (6),Opens quickly (6),Strong construction (6)
Best Uses:
Sports/action (6),Travel (4),Landscape/scenery (3),Wildlife (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (3)

Gitzo GM5561T Features

  • The World's lightest and most compact professional monopod
  • Ideal solution fo fast action and easy transportability
  • Ultra fast and precise action thanks to G-lock and ALR
  • G-Lock the new Gitzo leg locking system. The locking mechanism has been completely redesigned in order to achieve a 20% increase in rigidity, faster operation and stronger, safer locking. G-Lock's special design also provides a "gravity lock" effect: the higher the load applied vertically to the leg, the stronger the lock.

Gitzo GM5561T Specifications

Maximum Height
61.22"
Leg Sections
Six
Weight
1.65 lbs
Minimum Height
16.34"
Load Capacity
55.11 lbs
Foot Type
ALR - Anti-Rotation Leg System, which means the tripod can be opened in less than 15 seconds. Simply loosen all the twist locks on each leg at the same time, then pull the leg down and tightenthe locks individually
Material
Carbon Fiber 6X
Warranty
Gitzo Warranty
Mfr #
GM5561T
SKU
GZGM5561T

Gitzo GM5561T Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.7

(based on 7 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

What a monopod

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

LOVE IT, but

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. In spite of all this, this is one of the best monopods out there, so just be rea...

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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. In spite of all this, this is one of the best monopods out there, so just be ready to explain.

Reviewed by 7 customers

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

LOVE IT, but

By

from Los Angeles  -  Pro Photographer

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. In spite of all this, this is one of the best monopods out there, so just be ready to explain.

 
5.0

Versatile, Lightweight and functional!

By

from Philadelphia, PA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I use the Gitzo monopod to shoot High School sports (specifically football). It is lightweight, very portable and easy to adjust.

 
5.0

Awesome / Super-Lightweight and STRONG!

By

from WA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sturdy & portable!

By

from Singapore  -  Photo Enthusiast

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... I"m a tall large guy and my hands 'just' manage to fully hold the monopod grip properly... its large, the pictures on the site make it look deceptively small for what it is ... it does fold reasonably small, but its not a small monopod because of its width... for example, my travel tripod is a Rollei 6x carbon fiber tripod... and its a bout the same width with 3 legs!! (albeit a little taller) than the Gitzo monopod! I'm pretty sure I will not need to buy a monopod ever again ... I use it with a Arca Swiss Z1 (SKU: AWMBZ1SPF) ballhead for easy on/off - but a ballhead is not really required for monopods... Its a great combo which I'm sure will serve me for years to come... one thing I swear by is that buy the best you can afford for your needs and it will serve and last you well ... buy cheap and you have to buy two or three times...

 
5.0

Best Monopod Ever Owned

By

from Cherry Hill, NJ  -  Photo Enthusiast

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.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What a monopod

By

from Springboro, Ohio  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great product.

By

from South Carolina  -  Casual Photographer

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.

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Questions about this item:

Dean S  What is the tip material and can it be replaced?
HAL P  Replaceable. Rubber with embedded screw to mount.
Shopper  Do I need a head with this?
WILLIAM K  The threads on my monopod are the ones that fit in a camera socket. The threaded hole in the head I wish to use Is larger, standard size on a tripod head. Is there an adaptor that would make this work?

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