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Gitzo GM3340L 4-Section Aluminum Monopod - Supports 39.6 lbs (18kg)

B&H # GIGM3340L Mfr # GM3340L
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Product Highlights
  • Series 3
  • Made in Italy

The Gitzo GM3340L Monopod is a classic aluminum Series 3 offering, made for use with larger gear such as a 300mm f/2.8 lens with SLR, flash bracket, etc.  Fit and finish are exemplary, and you should expect nothing less from the industry's finest brand.

At its 5'1" maximum height, the GM3340L will put an SLR's viewfinder just at the eye level for the average user; if you're particularly tall or need to shoot above crowds, consider instead the GM3350XL model.

Gitzo's made changes to their aluminum, and it is now 30% lighter than previous Gitzo models of the same size.  The 1.2mm thick tubing is finished in a brushed matte black, and it now sports Gitzo's "ALR" anti-rotation design for their locks so that you can deploy and retract the monopod quicker than ever.

Gitzo's GM3340L has a built-in combination wrist strap and belt clip, which allows you to hang your 'pod on your belt or pocket when you need both your hands.

Maximum upper leg segment diameter of 32mm; appropriate for large SLRs and large telephoto lenses
Gitzo's "ALR" Anti Leg Rotation design prohibits segments from rotating; they can only move directly up or down
Gitzo's "G-Lock" is the industry's strongest locking mechanism
Gitzo "Power Disc" top plate with anti-twist safety screws to affix head/lens collar to disc and disc to monopod stem
Combination wrist strap/belt clip
Rounded hard rubber leg tip can be exchanged for optional G1220.129B or G1220.129LB ground spikes
Made in Italy
Maximum Height 61.4" (156.0cm)
Folded Length 20.0" (51.0cm)
Load Capacity 39.6 lbs (18.0kg)
Leg Sections 4
Leg Lock Type Twist Lock
Head Mount Thread Size 1/4-20" & 3/8"-16
Weight 1.72 lbs (780g)
Gitzo GM3340L 4-Section Aluminum Monopod - Supports 39.6 lbs (18kg)
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    GitzoGM3340L 4-Section Aluminum Monopod - Supports 39.6 lbs (18kg)
     
    4.8

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (10)
    • Opens quickly (9)
    • Compact (8)
    • Lightweight (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports/action (10)
      • Travel (5)
      • Landscape/scenery (3)
      • Video (3)
      • Wildlife (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (6), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

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      4.0

      Excellent.....but

      By Scott

      from Maryland

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Gitzo GM3340L 4-Section Aluminum Monopod - Supports 39.6 lbs (18kg):

        Gitzo as we all know make top of the line gear, that's a fact. I cannot speak on all Gitzo monopods, this is the only one I own and its not the high end gitzo monopod so maybe those are different.
        The quality of construction and design are excellent. The only complaint I have is the attention to details. The bag that comes with it is made of a cheap fabric. And the length of the bag is not long enough once the head is attached. This is a small issue, but when your buying a Gitzo you expect them to have covered all the bases.

        Great monopod.....! and the bag is still usable it just sticks out of the bag 3" once you attach the head to the monopod. And the bag could be made of a higher quality material.

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        5.0

        Very Pleased

        By Frank B.

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Opens Quickly
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Gitzo GM3340L 4-Section Aluminum Monopod - Supports 39.6 lbs (18kg):

          This monopod was purchased specifically to support a body with 300/2.8 lens, and it works very well. No sagging under the weight at all. It is heavier than a carbon fiber model, but it feels very solid. The leg locks feel very positive and secure. The 4 sections (versus other models with only 3 sections) allows for shooting from low to the ground easily.

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          5.0

          solid mono

          By hockey dad

          from tacoma, wa

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Opens Quickly
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Sports/Action
            • Video

            Comments about Gitzo GM3340L 4-Section Aluminum Monopod - Supports 39.6 lbs (18kg):

            bit bulky than I thought, but I needed a support
            for 400mm. Light enough to extend and adjust quickly with one hand.

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            5.0

            Great Value, Very Sturdy

            By Drew Hoo

            from Montgomery, AL

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Lightweight
            • Opens Quickly
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Gitzo GM3340L 4-Section Aluminum Monopod - Supports 39.6 lbs (18kg):

              I use this for DSLR video when using a f2.8 70-200. It is surprisingly small and lightweight for its max height and supported weight.

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              5.0

              Lightweight alternative to a tripod

              By Tahoe Blue

              from Sacramento, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Lightweight
              • Opens Quickly
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Gitzo GM3340L 4-Section Aluminum Monopod - Supports 39.6 lbs (18kg):

                Lightweight alternative to a heavier, bulkier tripod. There are minor differences between the weights of carbon and aluminum versions, but the cost savings is substantial. I elected to go with alunimum for best value. My only question: Why did I wait so long to get a monopod?

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                5.0

                Great Stick

                By Gerald

                from Sioux Falls, SD

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Compact
                • Opens Quickly
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Gitzo GM3340L 4-Section Aluminum Monopod - Supports 39.6 lbs (18kg):

                  Wanted a lightweight but sturdy monopod that would work for wildlife and action photos and this one fit the bill. This one is rock solid and opens quickly so you don't miss the shot. It was more expensive than what I originally wanted to spend, but it is definitely worth it. This is my first Gitzo product but it won't be my last.

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                  4.0

                  Monopod

                  By House Photography

                  from Plano, Texas

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Opens Quickly
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sports/Action

                    Comments about Gitzo GM3340L 4-Section Aluminum Monopod - Supports 39.6 lbs (18kg):

                    Have been using it regularly and no complaints. Sturdy enough for my camera with a 300 2.8 lens, and easy to adjust the length. Wish it were a little bit lighter, but that model is more $$$, couldn't justify that cost for the weight difference. This is an excellent monopod.

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                    5.0

                    Sturdy, solid and well made.

                    By MoleseyMan

                    from Atlanta, GA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Gitzo GM3340L 4-Section Aluminum Monopod - Supports 39.6 lbs (18kg):

                      Decided that if I was going to buy a monopod I had better get a well-made solid one now rather than later after working through one or two flimsy brands. This model has the height I needed; the right number of sections and the twist locks are solid when tightened. The leg sections are a large diameter which gives it stability and the top plate has a well designed, reversible screw fitting so there are no thread adapters to lose. I figure that as I migrate to larger and heavier lenses in the years ahead, this will be more than adequate for them. The name on the carrying strap says it all.

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                      5.0

                      just what you would expect from Gitzo

                      By john

                      from Vermont

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Lightweight
                      • Opens Quickly
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Sports/Action

                        Comments about Gitzo GM3340L 4-Section Aluminum Monopod - Supports 39.6 lbs (18kg):

                        The primary use will be with a somewhat large medium form digital system (H3DII39 with two heavy lenses)....this camera system is very sensitive to movement, so with this much weight, handheld often will not achieve the IQ that is possible..

                        This monopod opens and adjusts quickly, is secure, and is comfortable to handle...I had a different brand previously, and now know I should have bought Gitzo monopod to mate with my Gitzo tripod...

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                        5.0

                        Great Affordable Monopod

                        By Andrew F

                        from Denver, CO

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Opens Quickly
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Sports/Action

                          Comments about Gitzo GM3340L 4-Section Aluminum Monopod - Supports 39.6 lbs (18kg):

                          This monopod is great. As a professional sports photographer I use it to hold my 400 2.8 and it is able to fully support the load. The twist locks go in to place quickly and easily and the movement is extremely smooth. Additionally, as the thread is actual size rather than the variable size used in Manfrotto branded products the lens is safely attached to the mount. This is a great option for those who don't want or need carbon fiber and is something I highly recommend. For a sports photographer the fact that it has four sections is great since I can use it standing (I'm 6'4) or sitting with only part of the first section extended. A great monopod and a highly recommended purchase for all.

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                          5.0

                          Solid monopod for heavy gear

                          By StCharles43

                          from New Orleans, LA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Fast
                          • Lightweight
                          • Opens Quickly
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Video

                            Comments about Gitzo GM3340L 4-Section Aluminum Monopod - Supports 39.6 lbs (18kg):

                            This is a great monopod for the price. I purchased this because I needed something reliable to support my 400 2.8 lens. All the guys at Sports Illustrated use Gitzo and recommended the brand. Having the option to switch between small and big threads is a plus. The locking mechanism is very secure and does not have room to give.

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