Gitzo GM2541 is a 4 leg-section monopod that uses advanced “Carbon 6X” carbon fiber material for its leg construction and ideal to support cameras up to 26.4 lb (12 kg). The tripod features 1mm Gitzo 6X Carbon Fiber Tube, Anti-Rotation Leg (ALR) System, include Wrist Strap with Belt Clip that make it possible to hang the monopod directly from a belt, strap, or pocket. The Gitzo GM2541 has maximum height of 63″ (160cm), Folded Length 20.9″ (53cm), Load Capacity 26.4 lbs (12kg), and weighs 1.1 lb (500g).
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Gitzo GM2541 User Reviews
“Great monopod! Easily handles a D80 with a 70-200 mm lens; could go quite a bit larger. Great for sports/action, collapses to nearly nothing. Tall size is more than what I need (6’1″). Circular lock system is quick with some practice.” – By Jim
“One of the reason that I bought this monopod was because it is light and durable, at the concerts or events holding 40D with 70-200mm/2.8 IS for some time was getting exhausting for me, my arms got tired and I missed some great shots… Now that I have it, I don’t know how I went by without it… I also bought 234RC Swivel/Tilt Head for Monopods, with Quick Release by Manfrotto great match – highly recommended…” – By Agnieszka
“My first monopod was a Canon monopod which is inexpensive but cannot reliably support my 5D II with 24-105mm lens. After research, I decided on this Gitzo monopod and a Markin Q3T ball head. I also bought a Gitzo GT1541T tripod. It is light weight and very sturdy. My only issue is that the monopod folds longer than the tripod and cannot fit easily into a 20″ carry on case. Otherwise, I am very happy with the quality of Gitzo prodcuts.” – By Dora the explorer
Light and quick
“I do nature and travel photography, often under harsh conditions. I like this monopod because it is light and quick to extend and retract. I don’t think it has anything on it to corrode. That is good. My previous monopod has a lot of rust. I use a RRS BH-40 ball head for short lenses and a RRS Heavy Duty Monopod head with long lens (e.g., Canon 300mm f/2.8 L).” – By Adventure Traveler
Great monopod for my needs
“I have had this for a few weeks and have used it successfully for basketball, walking around a park looking for birds and a children’s theatre production with a 7D and 300/2.8. I was sitting on the sideline for basketball and sitting in a seat about 25′ from the stage for the theatre. It was great to not have to fight the other parents crowding around the stage with their point and shoots to try and get a decent photo….” – By Andy the Architect
“I am shooting high school wrestling with a knock off wide aperture 300 mm lens and a camera mounted strobe. Some shoots last up to 8 to 10 hours. The monopod is an elegant piece of equipment that enables me to stay steady and relatively fresh while shooting hundreds of images. Light and maneuverable.” – By Mvp
Great when you don’t want to carry a tripod
“I bought this for travel photography, where I didn’t want to lug around a tripod. I just used this on a trip to Wales, where we did a lot of walking along the coast, visited churches and castles etc. It worked out really well, since it also doubled as a walking stick and was really quick to set up.The monopod is really light, and the lock system is really easier to operate since you can unlock or lock all sections at once. The height is pretty good too – with a head on there, it should be fine for anyone of average height (I’m 6 feet tall)..” – By P. K. Price
Very Nice Monopod
“I needed a monopod for travel and venues where tripods are prohibited. This one is at the top of the heap in terms of load capacity, size and construction. I couldn’t be more pleased with it. “ – By M. Sako
Worth the money
“I used this for a Nikkor 200-400mm VR. Worked great with a RRS mount on it. Yes there are some that are a little more stable(but they are bigger and heavyer, cost more), this one did suit my needs just fine. “ – By Michael A. Simons
Gitzo GM2541 Expert Reviews
Gitzo GM2541 User Manual
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Gitzo GM2541 Features & Specifications
The Gitzo Series 2 GM2541 6X Carbon Monopod is 4 leg-section model that weighs approximately one pound, but can still support cameras up to 26.4 lb (12 kg). This monopod also incorporates Gitzo’s revolutionary 6X technology tube, which reduces overall monopods weight up to 25% without sacrificing strength or stability.
The G-Lock 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.
1mm Gitzo 6X Carbon Fiber Tube
Gitzo was able to develop a six-crossed multilayer carbon fiber 30% lighter than the previous 1.5mm generation that features the same exceptional performance of stability and vibration absorption and unbeatable quality.
Anti-Rotation Leg (ALR) System
The Anti-Rotation Leg (ALR) system makes it quick and easy to open and close the monopod. Simply turn all of the locking rings at once and the whole leg can be pulled out in seconds.
Wrist Strap with Belt Clip
Connected to the top plate is a wrist strap, with a handy wide belt clip incorporated. This makes it possible to hang the monopod directly from a belt, strap, or pocket.