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Gitzo Series 2 GM2541 Carbon Fiber Monopod

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Gitzo Series 2 GM2541 Carbon Fiber Monopod

Gitzo Series 2 GM2541 Carbon Fiber Monopod Folded

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Product Highlights

  • Supports 26.4 lb (12,0 kg)
  • Extends to 63" (160.0 cm)
  • Folds Down to 21" (53.0 cm)
  • Weighs 1.1 lb (0.5 kg)
  • Four Leg Sections
  • G-Lock
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You Pay: $279.88

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The Gitzo Series 2 GM2541 Carbon Fiber 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.
UPC: 719821289500
Maximum Height 63" (160cm)
Folded Length 20.9" (53cm)
Load Capacity 26.4 lbs (12kg)
Leg Sections 4
Leg Lock Type Twist
Male Thread Size 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 (reversible stud)
Weight 1.1 lb (500g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 27.5 x 3.2 x 3.0"
Gitzo Series 2 GM2541 Carbon Fiber Monopod
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    GitzoSeries 2 GM2541 Carbon Fiber Monopod
     
    4.8

    (based on 86 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (71)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (79)
    • Strong construction (70)
    • Opens quickly (63)
    • Compact (61)
    • Easily adjusted (6)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (54)
    • Sports/action (44)
    • Wildlife (34)
    • Landscape/scenery (28)
    • Night shots (15)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (38), Semi-pro photographer (21), Pro photographer (11), Enthusiast (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (45)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    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...Read complete review

    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.The ability to adjust it to fit my height (5'11") is great - I think the 3 section would have been too short. It is easy to adjust the height and the carbon fiber is great for bare hands in cold weather.I use gitzo QR plates but didn't want to bother with a head on this monopod so I took off the top round seat and screwed in a Gitzo GS3760C QR adapter. I added a few nylon bushings from [@] in between the top of the monopod and the bottom of the QR adapter to stabilize and it has been rock solid with the 300/2.8 IS I mentioned above.It is also great for transporting the 300 - just leave it attached to the monopod and let it rest on you shoulder with the lens hanging over your back. The rubber hand grip makes a decent pad for medium distances (1-2 miles).

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    ? Value for money

    I am using this one to support the Sigma 120-300mm lens on Nikon D90 (approx 3.3kg). Its a great monopod no doubt.
    However, I wonder a Manfrotto 681B with a...Read complete review

    I am using this one to support the Sigma 120-300mm lens on Nikon D90 (approx 3.3kg). Its a great monopod no doubt.
    However, I wonder a Manfrotto 681B with a third of its price (weighing an extra 300g only) better value for money ?

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    5.0

    Lightweight with strong support

    By Fishman

    from NJ

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Opens Quickly
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Shots
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Gitzo Series 2 GM2541 Carbon Fiber Monopod:

      Carbon Fiber unit is the way to go

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great Monopod - light and quick to use

      By Mbancale

      from Hewitt, TX

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Opens Quickly
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Gitzo Series 2 GM2541 Carbon Fiber Monopod:

        I am using this monopod for football at this time but will be switching to basketball soon. The monopod is very light and easy to carry. It comes with a belt clip is you want to carry it on your belt. I put mine inside my Think Tank Airport travel case and it fits nicely with my camera equipment.

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        5.0

        Just what I needed

        By Joe McG

        from Rhode Island

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight
        • Opens Quickly
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Travel

          Comments about Gitzo Series 2 GM2541 Carbon Fiber Monopod:

          Lightweight, well made and very portable. Just what I need to work efficiently and fast when covering all the angles at a sporting event.

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          5.0

          The Real Deal

          By Dr. Mickey

          from JAX, FL

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Opens Quickly
          • Solid
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Gitzo Series 2 GM2541 Carbon Fiber Monopod:

            The Gitzo is a pleasure to use--and I should have bought it first before I purchased an inferior monopod. The Gitzo is solid, offers a taller reach, and the leg sections are so easy to lock and unlock! If you use a monopod or think one might come in handy, this is the one to buy.

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            5.0

            quality worth price

            By Sarah

            from Colorado

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Lightweight
            • Opens Quickly
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Gitzo Series 2 GM2541 Carbon Fiber Monopod:

              i needed a monopod to help support a Canon 100-400mm lens i use for wildlife. i decided to buy a quality piece that i wouldn't have to think about replacing any time soon. Changing heights on the fly is quick and easy. Though a head isn't required to use with the monopod, i had a ball head for a tripod and use it with the monopod -handy if you think you might want to take vertical shots. (you just need to reverse the screw in the top to accommodate a head). The stability it gives has noticeably improved sharpness in my images.

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              4.0

              Sturdy but Pricey

              By psandeepdwh

              from Norristown, PA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Opens Quickly
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Gitzo Series 2 GM2541 Carbon Fiber Monopod:

                I give 4 stars for two reasons.
                1. Its price
                2. Slight amount oil / grease coming out from a locking system. I am not sure whether its the problem with the product that I received.

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                5.0

                Great monopod, worth the buy

                By RR

                from Phoenix

                Comments about Gitzo Series 2 GM2541 Carbon Fiber Monopod:

                Best monopod I have owned so far. Solid construction, decent price

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                4.0

                Sturdy, light, and compact.

                By Drake

                from Brooklyn, NY

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Opens Quickly
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Gitzo Series 2 GM2541 Carbon Fiber Monopod:

                  I recently bought the Gitzo after using the Manfrotto competitor for years. I used it to shoot a Formula 1 race with my 70-200 F2 lens + extender. It was sturdy and I liked the fact that I can open all the sections at once by twisting vs. the Manfrotto flange locks. It is everything a good light monopod should be, and I'd recommend it to anyone.

                  The only downside is that the locking rings can be unscrewed too far, and the tubes can be removed from one another - just a pain if you do it accidentally.

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                  5.0

                  Perfect monopod !

                  By Gilles_69

                  from Lyon - France

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Opens Quickly
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Night Shots
                    • Sports/Action

                    Comments about Gitzo Series 2 GM2541 Carbon Fiber Monopod:

                    Used with D600 + new 70-200 Tamron gives everything you need.

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                    4.0

                    Excellent as always

                    By Marpman

                    from Vancouver, BC

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Lightweight
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Gitzo Series 2 GM2541 Carbon Fiber Monopod:

                      Gitzo makes excellent tripods. Lightweight and sturdy I am looking forward to it being a part of my kit.

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                      5.0

                      Excellent Monopod

                      By Ryan J

                      from Melbourne, Australia

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Lightweight
                      • Opens Quickly
                      • Stable
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Travel
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Gitzo Series 2 GM2541 Carbon Fiber Monopod:

                        I use this monopod mainly during wildlife safaris to support my 5D3+ 70-200 2.8 ISII + 2x extender III while inside a safari vehicle. I use a Manfrotto 496RC2 compact ball head along with this which does tend to make the arrangement a bit top heavy as the monopod itself is very light. Will upgrade to lighter RRS ball head when I get the chance to do so but for now this arrangement works well enough.
                        The monopod is surprisingly very stable! Its lightweight construction deceived me into thinking it would be too flimsy for my gear but it performed remarkably well! The locks never failed on me and are quick and easy to set up. The strap and belt clip are also very useful when you want to keep your hands free.
                        It is very compact when folded and opens up well above my eye level when fully extended (I'm 5'7).
                        This is great for travellers and I've even used this a a makeshift walking stick when trekking up hills and it held my weight well. I've knocked it and dropped it a few times and apart from a little superficial scratches and dings it's held up really well. I've even taken it to the beach and got sea water on it without any issues.
                        The price is a little high but I believe it is worth it for everything it offers: lightweight, compact when folded, sufficient height when extended, very good load capacity and very stable as well as reliable.

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                        5.0

                        Wish I Would Have Bought It Sooner

                        By Range Mule

                        from Phoenix, AZ

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy to use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Opens Quickly
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • A Bit Pricey

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Gitzo Series 2 GM2541 Carbon Fiber Monopod:

                        The Gitzo monopod was quick to assemble and easy to use right out of the box. I felt comfortable that my Nikon D7000 was secure and safe on the Oben VH-R2 tripod head and headed off into the mountains to photograph wildflowers. My Gitzo monopod is lightweight, provides plenty of support and was useful to move a snake off the trail. I highly recommend this product. It's a little pricey, but is guarenteed for life.

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                        5.0

                        Great for run-and-gun film photography

                        By Paul S.C.

                        from Albany, NY

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Lightweight
                        • Opens Quickly
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Night Shots
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about Gitzo Series 2 GM2541 Carbon Fiber Monopod:

                          I primarily use this for shooting with my film cameras (I ahve 2 Nikon FM2 cameras) in low light. I also have used it with my full DSLR kit with a Sigma 150-500mm lens. I have had no problems, even when standing knee deep in water for a shot (just had to clean it out afterwards haha). It is light, durable, and worth the money.

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                          5.0

                          I love Gitzo!

                          By Tonkincane

                          from Bozeman, MT

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Lightweight
                          • Opens Quickly
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Gitzo Series 2 GM2541 Carbon Fiber Monopod:

                            I love all of my Gitzo products. They are all well machined, sturdy and lightweight.

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Stick it to ya!

                            By Ansel Helmut Frank Disfarmer Russell Lee

                            from New Paltz, NY

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Lightweight
                            • Opens Quickly
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Gitzo Series 2 GM2541 Carbon Fiber Monopod:

                                You want light?This is light. So light I can't believe it's so cheap? Not. It is not cheap, As I am allowed to carry a cane, this will do even better for me and the camera, which is a six pound job/job to carry, but with this stick attached, acts not only as a support, but can be pointed outwards in a horizontal manner with a 3 foot measure to ward off miscreants and interlopers well. And those are just the locals.

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                                5.0

                                Another fine product from GITZO

                                By Yeowz

                                from Naples, FL

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Lightweight
                                • Opens Quickly
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Travel
                                  • Wildlife

                                  Comments about Gitzo Series 2 GM2541 Carbon Fiber Monopod:

                                  I use the monopod with my Nikon D700 and Nikkor 70-200mm VR II with a Nikon TC 20E III teleconverter. The monopod is compact and light weight, even with my Really Right Stuff mid-sized ball head attached. The G-lock clamps work as advertised and once tightened by a simple hand twist, they engage the sections securely with absolutely no slippage.

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                                  4.0

                                  Great Monopod

                                  By Haksaeng

                                  from Ashburn, VA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Opens Quickly
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                  • Cost

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Gitzo Series 2 GM2541 Carbon Fiber Monopod:

                                  I opted for this Gitzo monopod after my last monopod's locks started to fail and I no longer could extend the last section. This monopod works much better for my needs. It is light and the locks are solid. It extends more than I really need it because I mostly use it in an ice rink shooting hockey games, but that extra extension could be useful for the occasional time I use a monpod outdoors. The only down side to this monopod is the price--it's not cheap, but you don't expect cheap with carbon fiber. I don't expect to have to buy another monopod, something I couldn't say about my cheaper model, so I don't mind the extra cost.

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                                  4.0

                                  Worth it

                                  By Serge P.

                                  from Quebec city, Canada

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Opens Quickly
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Wildlife

                                    Comments about Gitzo Series 2 GM2541 Carbon Fiber Monopod:

                                    Light, sturdy. Section locking system works flawlessly.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    one more leg to stand on!

                                    By photographic icons

                                    from new york

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Opens Quickly
                                    • Strong Construction
                                    • This is the best choice

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Night Shots
                                      • Sports/Action
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Gitzo Series 2 GM2541 Carbon Fiber Monopod:

                                      I love this product.
                                      I am using it on my 5D Mark III camera with a really right stuff L bracket and it works great.
                                      It's sturdy with my 70-200 lense with extender.
                                      It's easy to set up and close down and it fits well anywhere. I have no complaints!

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                                      5.0

                                      Excellent product !

                                      By resim80

                                      from Quebec, CANADA

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Opens Quickly
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Sports/Action
                                        • Travel
                                        • Video
                                        • Weddings/Events

                                        Comments about Gitzo Series 2 GM2541 Carbon Fiber Monopod:

                                        Very Lightweight product that allows easy transport.
                                        I use it mainly for photography but very useful in video.

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