Gitzo Monopod GM5561T vs GM5541

Started Apr 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
nkistrup Senior Member • Posts: 2,124
Re: Gitzo Monopod GM5561T vs GM5541

Yorkshireman wrote:

Please bear in mind that I live in Germany. I have never heard of Custom Brackets before, so did not consider this brand. The RRS head is available in a version with a lever release clamp, the Kirk one is not. I prefer the lever clamp, because I find it easier and quicker to mount the lens. A lever clamp is also more compact for transport, because the lever mechanism rests fairly close to the head when closed and does not project laterally so wide as the stem of a screw-type clamp.

Thanks, I was just curious.  And I agree that the missing lever on the Kirk is a big '-'.

Have a flash bracket from Custom Brackets (USA), so I'm happy with their stuff.  Weight for the monopod head?  Not happy.

Devil's advocate: Will probably go with RRS like you did.  Thanks for pointing it out. 

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