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Induro ELC-2 Short Center Column for Carbon Series-2 Tripods - 4.7"

B&H # INELC2 Mfr # ELC2
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The Induro ELC-2 Short Center Column replaces the standard column on the Carbon and Carbonflex series-2 tripods. This allows you to take full advantage of the variable leg spread on these units, so that you are not inhibited by the length of the column as to how low you can go.

Material Carbon fiber
Travel Distance Not Specified by Manufacturer
Height 4.7" (120mm)
Weight 4.8 oz (0.13 kg)
Induro ELC-2 Short Center Column for Carbon Series-2 Tripods - 4.7"
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    InduroELC-2 Short Center Column
     
    5.0

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (14)
    • Fits well (10)
    • Improves tripod function (10)
    • Solid/sturdy (10)
    • Lightweight (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (15)
      • Wildlife (11)
      • Travel (10)
      • Night shots (7)
      • Weddings (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (8), Photo enthusiast (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (14)

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      5.0

      Just fine.

      By Steve

      from Maine

      Comments about Induro ELC-2 Short Center Column:

      We'll made. Fits perfectly. Just what I wanted.

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      5.0

      Just fin

      By Steve

      from Maine

      Comments about Induro ELC-2 Short Center Column:

      Well made. Fits perfectly. Enables tripod to be lower.

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      5.0

      Just fine.

      By Steve

      from Maine

      Comments about Induro ELC-2 Short Center Column:

      Well made. Fits perfectly. Enables tripod to be lower.

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      5.0

      A must for low-angle shooting

      By Matt

      from Fort Worth, TX

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Good Audio Quality
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Induro ELC-2 Short Center Column:

        I bought this shorter column to replace the longer column in my CT214 tripod for the times when I want to shoot very low to the groung. It allows me to get as low as I need to and it really works great!

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        5.0

        Short center column

        By Digger

        from Malvern PA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Induro ELC-2 Short Center Column:

            I use my tripod at very low levels the post works perfectly for this..well engineered and easy to switch from long or short post.

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            • No

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            5.0

            ELC-2 Short Center Column

            By FotoTed

            from Payson, AZ

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Induro ELC-2 Short Center Column:

              Useful for getting the camera close to the ground while mounted on the tripod. Light weight, therefore, not an extra burden in the backpack.
              Recommended.

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              • No

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              5.0

              You need this

              By Pachay

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight
              • Very functional

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Induro ELC-2 Short Center Column:

                The center column that comes with the induro CT214 CF tripod doesn't allow you to take advantage of the low angle when you fold the legs out completely: you have to raise the column. The shorter column works perfectly for this. I very rarely extend the center column higher than a few inches, preferring stability over extension, so the extra height loss is of no importance to me. I wish the shorter column were standard since it's much more functional.

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                5.0

                ELC-2 Short Center Column by Induro

                By Mkrochta

                from Abbotsford, BC

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fits Well
                • Improves Tripod Function
                • Solid/Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Shots
                  • Portraits
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Induro ELC-2 Short Center Column:

                  by using the short center column..the tripod is more stable. You can get lower to the ground with this short column.

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                  5.0

                  For Low Shooting

                  By mvphoto

                  from Glendale, AZ

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Solid/Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Induro ELC-2 Short Center Column:

                    This is recommended for anyone thats needs to get down and be low to the ground using their tripod for Macro shooting.

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                    5.0

                    It is indeed short.

                    By Peter

                    from Tucson

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fits Well
                    • Improves Tripod Function
                    • Light
                    • Solid/Sturdy

                    Cons

                    • Something Else To Carry

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Macrophotography

                    Comments about Induro ELC-2 Short Center Column:

                    The ELC-2 short column works with the Induro CT213 carbon fiber tripod. When the tripod legs are splayed out to the fullest extent, the tripod's collar is about 7" above the substrate. Thus, the approximatly 18" standard center collumn, which is supplied with the tripod, is rendered unsuable; it does not disassemble into two pieces like my old Velbon does. You have to replace it with the optional short column if you are going to use the tripod for low-angle shots or macrophotography.

                    What can I say, it works! It's sturdy and you can easily store it in the tripod case that comes with the Induro CT213.

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                    5.0

                    An excellent alternative to a hacksaw!

                    By Arkoptrix

                    from Eugene, OR

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fits Well
                    • Improves Tripod Function
                    • Solid/Sturdy

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Macro
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Induro ELC-2 Short Center Column:

                    This replacement center column is perfect for utilizing the tripod's low level flexibility. It is machined from the same materials and has the same structure as the original column - and the bottom spring loaded hook from the long column threads right into the new short one.
                    Another minor change is about a 2 ounce savings in weight.
                    Lastly - it's now possible to carry the tripod over one's shoulders with the legs splayed and resting on both shoulders without getting poked in the back of the head with the end of the longer column.
                    If you don't want to cut off the original column then this is the way to go.

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                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again and again

                    By Steve

                    from Switzerland

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fits Well
                    • Improves Tripod Function
                    • Solid/Sturdy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Shots
                      • Travel
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Induro ELC-2 Short Center Column:

                      Excellent material, strong, lightweight

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Now it's perfect

                      By 1pirate72

                      from Madison, NJ

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fits Well
                      • Improves Tripod Function
                      • Solid/Sturdy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Induro ELC-2 Short Center Column:

                        With this short center column my Induro tripod just became even more. It allows bringing the camera very close to the ground, which is great for macro photography. The only way this setup could be improved is if the tripod pouch would have a loop or two to keep the long center column from flopping around...

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                        5.0

                        Worth it!

                        By Abnskyshark

                        from Garmisch, Germany

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fits Well
                        • Improves Tripod Function
                        • Solid/Sturdy

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about Induro ELC-2 Short Center Column:

                          Maybe you think $50 is a lot of money to spend on a short center column, but it is wel worth it if you want to create photographs from a more interesting perspective. If all you intend to do is setup your tripod at eye level and make pictures from a perspective that we're all used to seeing then i don't think this product is for you. But, if you like to make photos from interesting angles and new perspectives then I absolutely recommend this product. I am able to use my Induro CT214 tripod in all different configurations because I have this short center column. Obviously, the biggest advantage is that you can get very low to the ground with this.

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                          5.0

                          works as expected!

                          By IHeartPhotography

                          from Portland, OR

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fits Well
                          • Improves Tripod Function
                          • Solid/Sturdy

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night Shots
                            • Portraits
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Video
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Induro ELC-2 Short Center Column:

                            replaces the longer center column so the tripod can get closer to the floor.

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                            5.0

                            it is REALLY short

                            By BruceH

                            from Pullman, WA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Night Shots
                              • Portraits
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife

                              Comments about Induro ELC-2 Short Center Column:

                              does the job, couldn't be any shorter. Great for the low macro shot without the aggravation of pulling the column out and flipping in over (which also mounts the camera upside down.) worth the money.

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                              5.0

                              Shorter is better

                              By Doug - Location Scout

                              from Portland, OR

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight
                              • Short
                              • Simple change

                              Cons

                              • Could be shorter

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Night Shots
                              • Travel
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife

                              Comments about Induro ELC-2 Short Center Column:

                              Upgrade my Tripod to this shorter center for improved grown shots.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Absolute must

                              By Bob T

                              from Southwest Florida

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fits Well
                              • Improves Tripod Function
                              • Solid/Sturdy

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Night Shots
                                • Portraits
                                • Travel
                                • Weddings/Events
                                • Wildlife

                                Comments about Induro ELC-2 Short Center Column:

                                Great add on for the induro series 2 tripod. A must have.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                GETTING LOW & SAVING WEIGHT!!!

                                By Domenico Morrone

                                from Toronto, ON, Canada

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fits Well
                                • Improves Tripod Function
                                • Saves Weight
                                • Solid/Sturdy

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • GETTING LOW
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Travel
                                  • Weddings/Events
                                  • Wildlife

                                  Comments about Induro ELC-2 Short Center Column:

                                  This is the only solution if you are using an Induro series 2 tripod. It allows you to get low... extremely low! It also saves some weight and allows the legs to close a little bit more as it is out of the way.

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                                  4.0

                                  Improves low-angle shooting

                                  By RC

                                  from Portland, OR

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Fits Well
                                  • Improves Tripod Function
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Lo-angle shots

                                    Comments about Induro ELC-2 Short Center Column:

                                    The short column improves the wide-leg low-angle capacity of the tripod. You can literally spread the legs nearly flat and shoot close to the ground.

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