As you may know, Gitzo monopods continue to set the standard for professionals and advanced amateurs. With that said, the Gitzo Series 5 Mountaineer GM5561T offers great benefits; the carbon fiber range has been completely updated with new features and materials.
G-LOCK G-Lock is the new Gitzo leg locking system. The locking mechanism has been completely redesigned in order to achieve a 20% increase in rigidity, faster operation and stronger, safer locking. G-LockA?s special design also provides a A?gravity lock" effect: the higher the load applied vertically to the leg, the stronger the lock.
LEG ENDS All tripods and monopods in Series 1 and above are provided with removable rubber feet. This feature allows you to easily change worn out rubber feet or to fit other accessories, such as spiked feet or snow/sand shoes. (4 sections tripods in Series 1 are excluded because the final leg section is too narrow to fit these ends).
SAFE LOCK Safe Lock is a special techno polymer that maximizes locking torque and equipment stabilization. It is used on the upper discs of tripods and heads, and in applications where the equipment is rotated and screwed onto the support to eliminate micro movements and vibration.
POWER DISC The new tripod upper disc is called "Power Disc". It is made of machined solid aluminum and it now features two locking screws, one to lock the head, the other to safely lock the disc onto the column. The A?A?Power Disc" gives a rock solid connection of the whole system for additional safety and stability.