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Sharona
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Gitzo travel monopod


Wondering if anyone has ever used this with a pro-series body and a heavy-ish lens? I'd liked to try one out and they have a rebate going on at B&H that ends today. I know you wouldn't want to rely on it for hours on end, but for safari for instance? Weight and size is a huge issue for me. Appreciate feedback on this. Thanks!


Jan 15, 2012 at 08:47 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Gitzo travel monopod


They are running good rebates, I have the 5561 after owning a few others. I think it will be my last mono, if you can why not just get one rated for your gear now. I paid over $300 for mine but it was my third as I was using lighter ones and they gave a year or so before they began showing the strain.

Gerard



Jan 15, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Sharona
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Gitzo travel monopod


Thanks Gerard, but when traveling to Africa with gear, size and weight are key. I have a heavier, sturdier monopod that I don't travel with.


Jan 15, 2012 at 10:23 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Gitzo travel monopod


Don't have the Gitzo but can highly recommend the benro
http://www.benrousa.com/products_details_MC-98M8.html#4



Jan 15, 2012 at 10:32 PM
 

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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Gitzo travel monopod


I don't have the Travel Monopod. But another Gitzo series 5 CF monopod. When it's a series 5 you won't have any problem with pro-series body and a heavy-ish lens. And you can use it for hours or days without any problem even with a 600 or 800 lens


Jan 16, 2012 at 02:32 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Gitzo travel monopod


Thanks for all the input. I may pull the trigger on one while the rebate is in effect - I can always return it if it won't work!


Jan 16, 2012 at 04:32 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Gitzo travel monopod


Taoguy wrote:
They are running good rebates, I have the 5561 after owning a few others. I think it will be my last mono, if you can why not just get one rated for your gear now. I paid over $300 for mine but it was my third as I was using lighter ones and they gave a year or so before they began showing the strain.

Gerard



OK - I have one of these coming - hope it works! Thanks for the heads-up.



Jan 16, 2012 at 05:27 PM





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