Gitzo GM2561T uses advanced “Carbon 6X” carbon fiber monopod. Monopods are traditionally used at sports events and in situations where space is tight and framing speed is a key factor. The ideal monopod needs to be lightweight, extremely fast to open and close. The tripod features Anti-Rotation Leg (ALR) System, 1mm Gitzo 6X Carbon Fiber Tube, Safe Lock Disc, and Wrist Strap with Belt Clip. The Gitzo GM2561T has maximum height of 56.3 in, minimum height 14.17 in, and weighs 0.73 lbs/0.33 kg.
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Gitzo GM2561T User Reviews
“This monopod suits my needs perfectly. I wanted one that was small enough to fit into a 16” bag (the limit for bags brought into pro baseball stadiums). I also wanted a monopod that folded up short enough to use sitting, with the monopod propped on the seat between my legs. This does the job. It’s very small and light, but sturdy. It holds my camera and long lens solidly. If you are really tall, have really heavy gear, or are the type who likes to lean on your monopod, this might be too small. But if you’re looking a flyweight travel monopod, you’ll be happy with this. “ – By Randym
It’s a Nice Monopod
“The overall length is 14.2 inches and not the 19.7 inches that’s indicated by Amazon. It also comes with it’s own pouch. Fully extended it’s very ridged and compressed it can be easily carried. I shoot with a Leica D-Lux 4 and this monopod is perfect for that size camera. “ – By S. E. Davis
“Nicely built, lightweight, good for traveling. It works well for me, but may not fit taller users.” – By PelicanClick
The best Gitzo monopod
“Light, very light, small, easily fits in a camera or shoulder bag. You’ll need to purchase a small ball head. Doesn’t expand to 6′ or more, but this is not a problem. Perfect for smaller cameras, including MFT (Micro Four Thirds); I don’t believe it’ll work properly with a pro (large) DSLR w/ heavy zoom lenses – you’d need a larger monopod for that. It’s unobtrusive and gets the job done; I highly recommend it.” – By John A. Fleming
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Gitzo GM2561T User Manual
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Gitzo GM2561T Features & Specifications
The Gitzo GM2561T Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Monopod is an extremely lightweight and compact monopod. This monopod, when completely folded, stands at a diminutive 14.3″, weighs less than one pound and fits into any case. At 56.1″ when fully extended, the Traveler rises as tall as most standard Gitzo monopods.
This Traveler monopod also incorporates Gitzo’s revolutionary 6X technology tube, which reduces the overall monopods weight up to 25% percent without sacrificing strength or stability.
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.
Safe Lock Disc
The Safe Lock Disc top plate, composed of a techno-polymer compound, makes it possible to control the locking torque without prematurely stopping camera rotation and ensuring that users’ equipment is safely and effectively locked in place.
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.