Gitzo Monopod GM5561T vs GM5541

Started Apr 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
lowlander7 Junior Member • Posts: 28
Re: Gitzo Monopod GM5561T vs GM5541

I have recently bought a 5561t to replace a 4 section aluminium gitzo which I have had for some years. The advantage of the 5561 is its compact size and lighter weight. I don't find the 6 sections any disadvantage at all. I seldom use it fully extended and it's less of a stretch to reach a twist lock to make fine adjustments to height. The only problem I found was due to the diameter of the platform which at 80mm is too wide for my Manfrotto 323 quick release clamp to sit flush due to the "blimp" on the bottom under the lever. I solved this by switching the platform from my old monopod but may buy a Wimberley C12 clamp which I believe fits the wider platform ok.

Hope this helps.

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