Induro Carbon 8X CT213 Tripod

You Pay: $387.00
Product Highlights
  • Strong, Light Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • Max. Height 64.2" (163 cm)
  • Max. Load Capacity 26.4 lbs (12 kg)

This INDURO Carbon 8X CT213 Tripod features carbon-fiber legs and a wide-stance, cross-braced magnesium alloy spider--the strongest, most stable tripod configuration available. An oversized center column lock, enhanced leg angle locks, a reversible locking center column, interchangeable rubber feet and stainless steel spikes, and a bubble level add up to a sturdy, versatile tripod for rock-solid support. Includes a tool kit and deluxe carrying bag with strap. Tripod head not included.

Wide-stance cross-braced magnesium alloy spider provides ultimate core system stability
Extra-long grooved center column provides extended camera positioning without unwanted column rotation
Full-width leg locks for maximum support at any angle
Dust- and moisture-resistant ergonomic rubber grip leg locks ensure an easy, positive 1/2 turn all-weather lock
Interchangeable rubber feet and stainless-steel spikes in a carbon-fiber mount provide the right contact on any surface or terrain
Slip-resistant top plate with reversible tripod head mounting screw assures compatibility with virtually any tripod head
Spring-loaded weight hook allows additional weight for mounting stability during windy conditions
Oversized center column lock adds vibration-reducing structural support
Non-rotating carbon-fiber leg sections offer quick and easy setup
Reversible locking center column allows low-angle shooting (optional ballhead not included)
Adjustable leg angles with lock accommodates uneven surfaces and awkward shooting situations
Integral bubble level allows adjustment to prevent uneven pans and tripod head movements
Triple closed-cell comfort grip provides comfortable handling during cold or hot outdoor conditions
Double-threaded accessory mount fits wide range of accessories (optional PocketWizard and bracket not included)
General
Load Capacity 26.4 lbs (12 kg)
Maximum Height 64.2" (163 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 55.5" (141 cm)
Minimum Height 23" (58.4 cm)
Folded Length 25.3" (64.2 cm)
Head Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16
Weight 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg)
Legs
Material Carbon fiber
Leg Stages/Sections 3
Leg Lock Type Moisture and dust-resistant locking grips
Independent Leg Spread Yes, with three position stops
Spiked/Retractable Feet Removable--included
Center Column
Center Column Type Grooved--rapid
Induro Carbon 8X CT213 Tripod
  • Carbon 8X CT213 Tripod
  • Deluxe Carry Case and Strap
  • Toolkit
  • 5-Year Warranty + 5-Year Warranty By Registering Online
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    InduroCarbon 8X CT213 Tripod
     
    4.9

    (based on 50 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (47)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (43)
    • Stable (43)
    • Unfolds quickly (34)
    • Folds away (12)
    • Durable (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (39)
      • Wildlife (32)
      • Night shots (26)
      • Travel (22)
      • Portraits (20)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (25), Semi-pro photographer (13), Pro photographer (5)
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      5.0

      Love my Carbon 8X CT213 Tripod by Induro

      By PS

      from NYC

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT213 Tripod:

        easy to set up, light and compact

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        5.0

        Excellent tripod

        By cnigro

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT213 Tripod:

          Architectural Photography is what its used for.
          Lightweight yet sturdy. Feet make it very stable and they do not mark glossy surfaces.

          Only poor thing is that the carrying bag it came in is not big enough if you put a head on the tripod. In order to stow the tripod you need to take the head off. Not convenient if you are just going a short distance to the next shoot.

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          5.0

          great lightweight tripod

          By annkam

          from PA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT213 Tripod:

            this tripod is lightweight and great for travel. It is easy to operate and will go flat on the ground for low angle shots.

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            5.0

            Induro CT213

            By Andrew

            from Sneads Ferry, NC

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT213 Tripod:

            I have used the product in the sand, on wet rocks, hiking in the mountains, and in urban areas. For the money this tripod is an all star, especially when on sale. It also comes with padded grips, a nice padded case just long enough for tripod and ballhead, and interchangeable spiked feet; sweet! The center column limits the ability to get close to the ground. I understand that you can invert the center column and mount the camera underneath but haven't looked into it yet. The carbon fiber works as advertised and delivers sharp photos. It is also easy to disassemble and clean for those in sandy/salty conditions. Note that it is only three sections so it is a bit longer when collapsed.

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            5.0

            Induro CT 213 tripod

            By Drop shot!

            from NC

            Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT213 Tripod:

            Excellent features. Light weight, short when retracted, easy to carry and/or pack.

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            4.0

            Nice tripod

            By Kat

            from Midland, MI

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel

              Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT213 Tripod:

              Short center column should have been standard and the longer column optional. To do low work without inverting the center column and thus turning the camera upside down, I need to spend another $ to get a short column. It is not advised to raise the center column because of loss of stability. so why not make a short column standard? Otherwise, I like the tripod. I've had it only a week, but it seems sturdy and light and seems well made. I like the 10 year warranty if you register on line. I have owned 3 different tripods over 40 years and I have disliked them all. This time I decided to spend more money and I think this tripod will meet most of my needs as long as I do not use any heavy, long lenses.

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              5.0

              Good quality

              By tjazaz

              from Phoenix, AZ

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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              Pros

              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Portraits
                • Travel
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT213 Tripod:

                Good for travel and landscapes.

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                5.0

                Great tripod for the price!

                By DB

                from Temecula, CA

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT213 Tripod:

                I got this tripod when it had a rebate. Despite being made in China, it's quality is excellent. No serious tolerance/machining problems that I know of. Very stable for what I need (portraits). Helps that it feels durable and very lightweight

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                5.0

                GREAT PRODUCT!!

                By David

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT213 Tripod:

                  highly satisfied by this product. the handle and functionality of the tripod was exactly what i was looking for. i frequently hike in seattle area and needed something stable, but light weight. this was the perfect item! the price was more than reasonable for a high quality item. I would definitely recommend it!

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                  5.0

                  Love this tripod!

                  By Gabriel

                  from Atlanta, GA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Folds Small
                  • Good Stability
                  • Lightweight
                  • Unfolds Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Shots
                    • Travel
                    • Video
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT213 Tripod:

                    Solid and lightweight tripod!

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                    5.0

                    Excellent tripod

                    By GQ

                    from Beadenton, FL

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT213 Tripod:

                      I use this tripod with a Benro HD-3 head. It is very solid and holds the 100-400mm lens with perfect balance even in the wind. The adjustments are easy and quick. I typically carry the camera attached to the tripod and hike for miles. The adjustments hold and unit balances very well. The padding on the upper legs are a great plus. This unit is perfect for my heigh, no need to extend the center column. I am very happy with this purchase.

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                      5.0

                      Induro CT 213

                      By drd

                      from Raleigh NC

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Folds Small
                      • Good Stability
                      • Lightweight
                      • Unfolds Quickly

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT213 Tripod:

                        Great tripod , great price..... B and H is awesome and will not deal with anybody else..........

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                        4.0

                        Induro CT-213 Review Update

                        By Bruce

                        from Santa Cruz

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Good Stability
                        • Lightweight
                        • Unfolds Quickly

                        Cons

                        • Inaccurate Bubble Level

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT213 Tripod:

                        I finally had a chance to do a photo shoot with this tripod.Setup was fast and easy. The tripod was stable and I noticed no shake or vibration even as slow shutter speeds.On the negative side. I had a chace to try a panorama shot and that's where I found an issue. I leveled the tripod using the bubble level on the Induro. When I panned the camera, I noticed that the level on the ball head would change. After checking with additional levels, it seems that the tripod level is a bit off. Level should be when the bubble is in the center of the bulls eye. With this tripod, level was when the bubble was near the edge of the bullseye at about the 7 o'clock position.While this is annoying, it is minor. I now know where the level point resides and I'll be getting a tripod leveling base for panoramic shots.So while I'm downgrading the tripod for the crummy level, I still think that this is an excellent tripod.

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                        5.0

                        Initial Review of the Induro CT-213

                        By MTB Fanatic

                        from Santa Cruz, CA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Fit And Finish
                        • Good Stability
                        • Lightweight
                        • Unfolds Quickly

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT213 Tripod:

                            I couldn't decide between the Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 and the Induro CT-213. I was impressed by the increased load capacity of the Induro vs the Manfrotto (26 lbs. vs 17 lbs), but specs can sometimes lie.I had a chance to play with both tripods and to perform a few simple tests.Fit and Finish: While both tripods look great (I have to admit that the Manfrotto is a bit sexier)the fit of the Induro is a bit better. The legs on the Induro drop right out of the upper legs as soon as you loosen the locks. The Manfrotto legs would bind a little bit, requiring me to pull the legs out to extend them. Once extended, the Induro legs had less play (prior to engaging the locks) than the ManfrottoOnce locked, both tripods seemed very solid. Another note is that the center column lock on the Induro is beefier than the one on the Manfrotto. Whether there is any real difference in use remains to be seen. Winner: Induro Testing: Equipment Nikon D7100 w 18-140 Nikkor @ 140I tested both tripods with an Arca-Swiss Z1 head. The test consisted of focusing the camera on a target (VR and autofocus off)while using Live View. I would then zoom in to max magnification (>100%). I would then tap the camera at a 45 degree angle multiple times while using a stopwatch to measure the time for the vibrations to stop.With the tripods fully extended (including the center column), the Manfrotto took about 5-6 seconds to stop vibrating. The Induro took about 4.5 - 5 seconds. Winner: InduroThen I performed the same test with full leg extension with the columns down. Here, the results were very close. The Induro won again with 0.5 - 1 second while the Manfrotto was about 0.5 - 1.5 seconds. Winner: InduroThe Induro also comes with a very nice tripod bag (large enough for the tripod with head attached), metal spikes and a small tool kit. The tripod bag is a great touch and really completes the package.Note: Currently, B&H is selling the Manfrotto at $[$](vs the Induro @ $[$]). The Manfrotto is a great deal at that price (I still prefer the Induro, though)Another thing is that the Induro will get very low to the ground (with the camera in the normal, landscape position centered over the tripod)as long as you buy a short center post (about $50). I much prefer the Induro method to the Manfrotto for getting the camera close to the ground in a stable position. One negative is that the Induro should come with the shorter post instead of the longer one.I'll post back here once I've had a chance to use the Induro.

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                            5.0

                            Induro CT213 Tripod

                            By Pat D

                            from Washington State

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Care For
                            • Good Leg Locks
                            • Good Stability
                            • Leg Locks Are Smootheasy
                            • Lightweight
                            • Rock Solid
                            • Well built

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Night Shots
                              • Portraits
                              • Studio
                              • Travel
                              • Wildlife

                              Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT213 Tripod:

                              I've been a professional photojournalist for over 30 years, and I've always considered tripods to be a necessary evil! When you need them you need them (sometimes critically), but they are inconvenient for field use if too large/heavy or not of good quality or capability. I have a 30 year old, heavy Gitzo Studex that is finally dying and a very small Gitzo for travel, and numerous tabletops models and Superclamps with ball heads (great in a pinch). What I needed was a good, light, do almost everything tripod that wouldn't break the bank, for landscapes, macro, architectural, studio, night photography, light-painting etc.

                              I've always felt that it is often false economy to by cheap gear; you end up buying it 2 or 3 times, and it costs more than buying the good stuff once, in the end. Tripods are a perfect example, and I see too many people using cheap ones that won't do the job. What I really wanted was a RRS tripod (or a Gitzo) but at $800-900 they are just off the charts expensive (I should have gone to medical school). :) After much research I settled on the Induro, thanks to the advice of pro friends who have them including Induro team shooter Ken Kaminesky. I ended up getting the CT213 because: 1) I wanted something that went to eye level without raising the center column with 3 section legs, and 2) I wanted to stay under 4 lbs (I don't work with anything longer than a 300mm f/4).

                              I have had it for a week and so far, in my tests and close exam, it's very good. I take it so many places, slinging it over my shoulder in the included case. The quality seems excellent with good fit and finish. I have done the 30 second exposure tests using a 55mm macro lens, and it is rock solid ... no trace of vibration. It comes with a hook to hang a weight/bag if you are in the wind/water, to steady it. It also comes with leg spikes, but I am going to add a set of the Gitzo GS5030VSF Retractable Spiked Feet which B&H sells.

                              I added an Acratech GV2 Ballhead/Gimbal head and their leveling base to the package (from B&H also, and they are made in USA) which is a great head. The whole tripod + head + base weighs just under 5 pounds, and assembled fits in the included tripod bag. It's a marvelous combination, and though I haven't had the Induro long I feel comfortable in recommending it or one of their other models. I think they are an excellent value for the dollar, and don't think the much more expensive ones would offer significant advantage most of the time.

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                              5.0

                              Much lighter!

                              By Squigg

                              from Mpls, Mn

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Stability
                              • Lightweight
                              • Unfolds Quickly

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Wildlife

                                Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT213 Tripod:

                                What a nice change from my old tripod. I take long hikes in the woods for wildlife photography and this new Induro carbon-fiber tripod is so much easier to carry. I have the camera and lens mounted on the ballhead while I hike through the woods and this tripod is so much easier to use and set-up. The rubber grip leg locks work very easily even with gloved hands in cold weather. The non-rotating legs make setting up fast and effortless. The lighter weight of this tripod along with my camera and lens, make sneeking through the woods much more easy and quieter. The folks at B&H answered my questions and assured me about my tripod choice.Thanks again.

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                                5.0

                                Top Quality. Reasonable Price

                                By Tarek

                                from Doha, Qatar

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Pros

                                • Extras Included
                                • Folds Small
                                • Good Stability
                                • Lightweight
                                • Unfolds Quickly

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT213 Tripod:

                                    I have been using these legs for a few months and couldn't be happier.

                                    The CT213 is amazingly sturdy for legs that weight so little and with the case that comes included, they're easy to carry around. Adjusting the legs is simple and can be done one-handed with little effort. The locks that change the width of the stance are tough and feel veryy secure. Personally I like that they're not spring loaded as there is less to break.

                                    I have mainly been using these legs with a Manfrotto 410 Mini Geared Head and a variety of cameras of different weights. With every configuration it has been stable and true, even at close to the load capacity. The hook at the bottom of the center column is a perfect place to keep your bag for added stability.

                                    The only minor girpe is that the feet have to be switched if you want to use the spikes but this really isn't a big deal.

                                    Finally, it's great to see a tripod that comes with pretty much everything included from tools to cases.

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                                    5.0

                                    Like a ROCK

                                    By Ringo156

                                    from Boise, ID

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Good Stability
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Night Shots
                                      • Video

                                      Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT213 Tripod:

                                      No more Gitzo for me this Carbon Fiber Tripod is Very solid. I would recommend the short (Induro ELC-2 Short Center Column) for any off the ground shots.

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                                      5.0

                                      Solid Foundation

                                      By mvp

                                      from Michigan

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                                      Pros

                                      • Good Stability
                                      • Unfolds Quickly

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Portraits
                                        • Wildlife

                                        Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT213 Tripod:

                                        Purchased together with Enduro BHL-2, which are a great combination. Sets up easily; prefer the ring-type leg locks over the snap locks. Holds a 5dmkiii and 100-400L IS very comfortably. Small extras including leg spikes, hook at end of center column, and carry bag. Very satisfied with quality and performance.

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                                        5.0

                                        High Value Tripod Legs

                                        By scthom

                                        from Charlotte, NC

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Good Stability
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Video
                                          • Weddings/Events
                                          • Wildlife

                                          Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT213 Tripod:

                                          This is the first set of legs that I own, but I've used cheap aluminum legs before, and I spent a significant amount of time in store looking and trying out different brands to compare features.

                                          In my opinion, Induro provides the greatest value.

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