Gitzo Monopod GM5561T vs GM5541

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Gitzo Monopod GM5561T vs GM5541
Apr 8, 2013

Hi, I know this question has been asked before a couple of times here and on other forums but, I haven't seen any real comparison between the 2 so any input past or present is much appreciated.

GM5561T

Max Height 61.2"

Folded Length 16.3"

Max Load 55.1lbs

Leg Section 6 Leg Twist Lock

Weight 1.65lbs 750g

GM5541

Max Height 63.8"

Folded Length 21.7"

Max Load 55.1lbs

Leg Section 4 Leg Twist Lock

Weight 1.9lbs 861g

From my research and some decent customer reviews and just by the specs alone seems like the GM5561T is the winner. However my biggest con is the 5 section legs that you have to undo vs 3 sections on GM5541 and for those with experience among Gitzo monopods what are you thoughts on having more sections or less. The other pro side of GM5561T is that it folds into just 16" and weight 750g which is a big plus.

I will be using it with Nikon D600 70-200mm 2.8 VR2 and 300mm 2.8 VR.

Here is the BH links for both of them

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/569172-REG/Gitzo_GM5541_GM5541_6X_Carbon_Fiber.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/582860-REG/Gitzo_GM5561T_GM5561T_Traveler_6x_Carbon.html

Nikon D600
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