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Gitzo GM5561T Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Monopod - Supports 55.1 lbs (25kg)

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  • 6-Section
  • Series 5

The Gitzo GM5561T Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Monopod is an extremely sturdy and relatively lightweight and compact monopod. This monopod, when completely folded, stands at a diminutive 16.3", weighs about 1.6 lbs, and might even fit into a larger camera backpack or case. At 61.2" when fully extended, this Traveler model rises as tall as most standard Gitzo monopods.

This Traveler monopod also incorporates Gitzo's revolutionary 6X technology tube, which reduces 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. It features the same exceptional performance of stability and vibration absorption and unbeatable quality.
Anti-Leg Rotation (ALR) System
The Anti-Leg Rotation (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.
Cushioned handgrip
Wrist strap
Maximum Height 61.2" (155.5cm)
Folded Length 16.3" (41.5cm)
Load Capacity 55.1 lbs (25kg)
Leg Sections 6
Leg Lock Type Twist
Male Thread Size 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 (reversible stud)
Weight 1.65 lbs (750g)
Gitzo GM5561T Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Monopod - Supports 55.1 lbs (25kg)
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    GitzoGM5561T Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Monopod - Supports 55.1 lbs (25kg)
     
    4.9

    (based on 86 reviews)

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (82)
    • Compact (77)
    • Lightweight (76)
    • Opens quickly (71)

    Cons

    • Price (3)
    • Pricey / poor value (3)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (55)
    • Sports/action (51)
    • Wildlife (50)
    • Landscape/scenery (37)
    • Night shots (16)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (48), Semi-pro photographer (22), Pro photographer (10)
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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Monopod

    By Mark

    from Chevy Chase, MD

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Lightweight
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports
      • Travel

      Comments about Gitzo GM5561T Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Monopod - Supports 55.1 lbs (25kg):

      I bought this because I thought that I could handhold a new 300 f2.3 lens that I bought from B&H to go with my D4. It turns out that I could not hand hold that beast for more than a few minutes. I bought this monopod, and am very impressed with it. I tried using a Gitzo ball head that I had laying around, and found that to be a bit too much trouble for a monopod (as you only need up and down, and the side to side of a typical ball head just does not cut it). I would recommend buying a dedicated head designed for monopods. In any event, this monopod is very well made, and extremely light. It balances well with the D4 and 300 2.8. I like the fact that it is super sturdy and that it collapses to a small size that easily fits on a 22 inch carry on bag. I used this for the last LAX games of the season, and got some great shots. I will also use it for Hockey as soon as the kids start their games this season. In addition to sports, this will come in hand with wildlife. I wish I had when I went to Alaska. It would have been really helpful shooting wales from the deck of a ship.

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      5.0

      Excellent compact and light weight

      By OntPhoto

      from Ottawa, Ontario. Canada.

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Opens Quickly
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Gitzo GM5561T Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Monopod - Supports 55.1 lbs (25kg):

      I use this monopod in combo with an RRS MH-01 monopod head. The combo is great. The monopod is excellent and was purchased from B&H. When fully retracted, the knobs cover the entire pod so the carbon-fibre cannot be damaged. I take it with me even when bicycling as it fits on a backpack nicely. I now use the monopod and MH-01 to carry a Canon 500 f4 II lens. Works great.

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      5.0

      Solid as a Rock

      By Rick

      from Modesto, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Opens Quickly
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Gitzo GM5561T Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Monopod - Supports 55.1 lbs (25kg):

        Despite the price increase from $ to $ I went ahead with this long planned purchase anticipating a need for a monopod when I acquire a Canon 400mm later this year. The 5561 T is a horse in itself. I have no concerns it will adequately support a Canon long lens. It is light, compact but very sturdy and very well constructed.

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        5.0

        Sturdy and convenient

        By Never the Rock Photography

        from Braselton, GA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight
        • Opens Quickly
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel

          Comments about Gitzo GM5561T Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Monopod - Supports 55.1 lbs (25kg):

          Nice and light, compact to carry in my equipment bag. Easy to open and close. With the quick release, very easy to take my camera off and on to save time. It is sturdy and lightweight. So far I haven't found anything I don't like about it. Has been great for my landscape shots and real estate photography.

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          5.0

          awsome

          By Tony

          from Anaheim California

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Opens Quickly
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Travel

            Comments about Gitzo GM5561T Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Monopod - Supports 55.1 lbs (25kg):

            strong monopod

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            5.0

            Perfect Monopod

            By Lorac

            from Roanoke, VA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Lightweight
            • Opens Quickly
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Gitzo GM5561T Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Monopod - Supports 55.1 lbs (25kg):

              Liked the looks of this monopod but was afraid it's diameter would be too much for female hands. It's perfect...and I couldn't be more pleased. I love B&H too :-)

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              5.0

              Third Leg

              By Wolfgang

              from Brooklyn

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Lightweight
              • Opens Quickly
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Gitzo GM5561T Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Monopod - Supports 55.1 lbs (25kg):

                  I use it as additional support when I work with handheld professional camcorders.

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                  5.0

                  solid monopod

                  By a photo guy

                  from fairfax, VA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Lightweight
                  • Opens Quickly
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Gitzo GM5561T Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Monopod - Supports 55.1 lbs (25kg):

                    solid built, smooth operation, not cheap, but I understand good stuff cots money.

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                    5.0

                    Quality as expected

                    By Lieinbelieve

                    from Los Angeles CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Lightweight
                    • Opens Quickly
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Twist Leg Locks Are Quick

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Gitzo GM5561T Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Monopod - Supports 55.1 lbs (25kg):

                      I'm using this for primarily bird photography, I've coupled it with a head from Really Right Stuff and they work well together. I've had a Gitzo tripod for years and love it so after the initial shock of spending that amount on a tripod or monopod you will never regret it. The thing you need in a item like this is ease of use and durability and Gitzo has both, I have nothing negative to say about it.

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                      4.0

                      Solid Support

                      By Jerry

                      from Libertyville, IL

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Opens Quickly
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Gitzo GM5561T Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Monopod - Supports 55.1 lbs (25kg):

                        I bought this for an upcoming trip to the Galapagos Islands because I was afraid I wouldn't be able to use a tripod and gimbal head. It is very solid, great workmanship but heavier than I thought. But it will easily double as a walking stick and no doubt will give me the stability I need.

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                        5.0

                        Solid as a Rock

                        By Geoff

                        from Gold Coast, Australia

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Long Telephoto Lens Usage
                          • Travel
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about Gitzo GM5561T Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Monopod - Supports 55.1 lbs (25kg):

                          This monopod is as solid as they come. For a monopod it is heavy but it is the only monopod you will ever need. When folded it is very short and fits in my backpack. Suitable for any long super telephoto lens.

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                          5.0

                          Excellent product

                          By GB

                          from Ft Worth, TX

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Lightweight
                          • Opens Quickly
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Gitzo GM5561T Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Monopod - Supports 55.1 lbs (25kg):

                          Travels well in roller board suitcase, especially when weight is an issue. Very stable using 100-400 telephoto on Canon EOS 7D. Ease of extension and retraction makes use more productive.

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                          5.0

                          Full functionality

                          By MLM

                          from Minneapolis MN

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Lightweight
                          • Opens Quickly
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Gitzo GM5561T Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Monopod - Supports 55.1 lbs (25kg):

                            Excellent sturdiness with welcome low weight.

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                            5.0

                            WOW, This Monopod Rocks!

                            By LR

                            from MD

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Lightweight
                            • Opens Quickly
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife

                              Comments about Gitzo GM5561T Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Monopod - Supports 55.1 lbs (25kg):

                              Ive been searching for either and monopod or tripod that is well made. I decided on purchasing a monopod first, for my type of photography. I've read the reviews on the Gitzo GM5561T and decided to give it a shot.
                              Well, B&H shipped it fast and I was able to take advantage of the Gitzo rebate, as well. This monopod is very light, opens and closes fast and smooth.
                              It is rock solid and easily supports my Canon 5D Mark III with the 70-200.
                              The best part is.... all that weight is off my neck and shoulders.
                              I am very happy with this purchase and fully reccomend this product.

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                              5.0

                              Worth every dollar.

                              By hoggy

                              from Renton Wa

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Lightweight
                              • Opens Quickly
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Night Shots
                                • Travel
                                • Wildlife

                                Comments about Gitzo GM5561T Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Monopod - Supports 55.1 lbs (25kg):

                                If you want a very stable monopod that folds up small than this one's for you. I ride a Harley and need all the room in my bags I can get and this monopod fits the bill with flying colors.

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                                5.0

                                Heavy Duty Product

                                By Meng235

                                from United Arab Emirates

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Lightweight
                                • Opens Quickly
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Gitzo GM5561T Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Monopod - Supports 55.1 lbs (25kg):

                                  I got what I paid for.

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                                  5.0

                                  Nice Travel Size Monopod

                                  By Loov 18

                                  from Pittsburgh

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Opens Quickly
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Gitzo GM5561T Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Monopod - Supports 55.1 lbs (25kg):

                                    I purchased this for its size and weight support. I haven't had a chance to use it much but it is a very well built monopod. I plan to use it for on the go travel. Easy to use. I plan to get a monopod head although can be used without one. First look - 5 stars for now.

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                                    5.0

                                    strong as a telephone pole

                                    By cooks books

                                    from Pilla PA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Opens Quickly
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                    • Thick tubes

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Night Shots
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Travel
                                    • Video
                                    • Weddings/Events
                                    • Wildlife

                                    Comments about Gitzo GM5561T Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Monopod - Supports 55.1 lbs (25kg):

                                    great pod,strong ,lg platform on top ,folds to a short size just a bit to wide for my hands to hold on to and i use 2xxl gloves

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                                    5.0

                                    Get it

                                    By RT

                                    from Canada

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery

                                        Comments about Gitzo GM5561T Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Monopod - Supports 55.1 lbs (25kg):

                                        Solid touch,
                                        won't move a bit,
                                        you can use it at an angle, still very solid.
                                        Better than a tripod at least for my use.

                                        That baby, I keep.

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                                        5.0

                                        Gitzo GM5561T worked very well

                                        By PhotoGene47

                                        from Bakersfield, CA

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Opens Quickly
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Sports/Action
                                          • Travel
                                          • Wildlife

                                          Comments about Gitzo GM5561T Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Monopod - Supports 55.1 lbs (25kg):

                                          I ordered the Gitzo monopod GM5561T from B&H. This photo/super store is a hit. I can find the product I want at market price but I know they stand behind their products and will have no problems returning it if I encounter a defect. This monopod by Gitzo really came through. I needed it to photograph my niece during her graduation ceremonies [as there was no room for a tripod]. I was able to adjust the leg height quickly when needed and it did away with the vibration/camera movement I would have experienced by trying to hand hold a 300mm telephoto lens. The light weight of the monopod was good for me as well as the weight to load weight ratio. I am very happy with this purchase.

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