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Any info on Induro tripods?

 
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Feb 20, 2012 00:22 |  #1

I am specifically looking at this tripod:
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ture_AKB2_Tripo​d_Kit.html (external link)

It was recommended by a dolly company called dynamic perception for their dolly system, which i long term plan on getting.

For now, though, I just am wondering if anyone has any information on it's functionality or opinion on this company's products.

Basically I am looking at a sturdy, decently priced tripod (was looking at 150- but due to DPs rec I decided I'd break that by a little)

Thanks.


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Feb 20, 2012 00:33 |  #2

I've had an Induro CX214 (external link) for several years now and it's been very reliable paired with the Manfrotto 488RC2 ball head.

It's able to support pretty much everything I have. If there's some wind, it begins to have just a little bit of torsional wobble with my 300mm f/2.8L and, unfortunately, it's no match for my 500mm f/4L which means I also have a rather beefy Gitzo.

As an every day, "walking around" tripod, it's been great.

The CX214 features the articulated center column which can extend and be laid out horizontally which allows the tripod to get very low and right over the top of something if need be.


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Feb 20, 2012 00:36 as a reply to  @ FlyingPhotog's post |  #3

Great to hear a good review on it, I am mainly gonna be using it with a t2i and sigma 10-20 on it anyhow, along with some portrait work. So as far as heavy lenses goes the heaviest I may get near is a 70-200 2.8 IS in the long run, which i am pretty sure is lighter than the 300 2.8.

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Feb 20, 2012 07:43 |  #4

The Induro brand is manufactured by Benro. You may be able to get a better deal by sourcing a Benro equivalent from mainland China. If you can get a Benro equivalent that's carbon fiber rather than aluminum and has twist locks instead of flip locks for around the same price you'll be even better off. :)


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Feb 20, 2012 10:05 |  #5

I have their CF monopod - very happy with the quality and build.

sullivanrp wrote in post #13927711 (external link)
I am specifically looking at this tripod:
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ture_AKB2_Tripo​d_Kit.html (external link)

It was recommended by a dolly company called dynamic perception for their dolly system, which i long term plan on getting.

For now, though, I just am wondering if anyone has any information on it's functionality or opinion on this company's products.

Basically I am looking at a sturdy, decently priced tripod (was looking at 150- but due to DPs rec I decided I'd break that by a little)

Thanks.


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Feb 20, 2012 17:42 |  #6

peter_n wrote in post #13928573 (external link)
The Induro brand is manufactured by Benro. You may be able to get a better deal by sourcing a Benro equivalent from mainland China. If you can get a Benro equivalent that's carbon fiber rather than aluminum and has twist locks instead of flip locks for around the same price you'll be even better off. :)

I don't see benro's prices that much cheaper than Induro's honestly - at least as far as CF legs go :/


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Feb 20, 2012 20:34 |  #7

If you're comparing prices from suppliers here in the US that may be the case. However Benro tripods are generally less expensive when bought in China.


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Feb 21, 2012 10:40 |  #8

I use a CX114 and have been very happy with it. No issues and it gets heavy use. Even the 7D with my 100-400 is nice and solid.


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