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Induro Carbon 8X CT314 Tripod

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  • Strong, Light Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • Max. Height 74.2" (188.5 cm)
  • Max. Load Capacity 39.6 lbs (18 kg)

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This INDURO Carbon 8X CT314 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 39.6 lbs (18 kg)
Maximum Height 74.2" (188.5 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 63.8" (162 cm)
Minimum Height 21.5" (54.6 cm)
Folded Length 24.2" (61.5 cm)
Head Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16
Weight 5 lbs (2.3 kg)
Legs
Material Carbon fiber
Leg Stages/Sections 4
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 CT314 Tripod
  • Carbon 8X CT314 Tripod
  • Deluxe Carry Case and Strap
  • Toolkit
  • 5-Year Warranty + 5-Year Warranty By Registering Online
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    InduroCarbon 8X CT314 Tripod
     
    4.8

    (based on 37 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (31)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (28)
    • Lightweight (23)
    • Unfolds quickly (20)
    • Folds away (15)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

    • Heavy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (30)
    • Wildlife (21)
    • Night shots (20)
    • Portraits (13)
    • Travel (13)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (18), Pro photographer (9), Semi-pro photographer (7)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Perfect for supertelephoto lenses

    I researched all the high-end carbon fiber tripods and decided on the CT314 based on the tripod specifications, features, other reviews and blog discussions. I needed a sturdy tripod for a Canon 500mm...Read complete review

    I researched all the high-end carbon fiber tripods and decided on the CT314 based on the tripod specifications, features, other reviews and blog discussions. I needed a sturdy tripod for a Canon 500mm f4L IS USM with Wimberley mount, plus accessories like a wireless remote. I was willing to pay the price for a well engineered CF tripod and I was not disappointed.

    All the joints/parts fit with close tolerance so it is extremely stable even when the legs and center column are fully extended. If anyone ever invents a tandom Wimberley-type mount this tripod could support twice the weight of my gear. It will easily support the 600mm lens.

    It sets up and breaks down quickly with only a 1/4 to 3/8 turn of the leg locks. Other tripod leg locks require a full turn or more. This adds time to set-up/breakdown.

    It's also great if you are tall. I'm 6'3" and with the legs fully extended my chin comes right to the top column when it is in the down position. Add the lens in a Wimberley II mount and it's right at eye level.

    The 8X CF CT314 comes with a quality padded case with shoulder strap, tool kit with wrench and Allen head keys, and three steel spiked feet for the legs. These are all part of the "bonus kit".

    It is a bit heavy so you won't want to backpack with it but for short hikes a wildlife photographer could sling this gear over the shoulder without fear that something might slip or break. The tripod is extremely well engineered and the build is of the highest quality. If you are using a 500mm or greater lens this is an excellent tripod. I have no doubt the CT214 is sufficient for a 400mm lens on a ballhead or Wimberley mount.

    This tripod was on backorder from three resellers for about a month but I was patient and waited rather than select another brand. I'm glad I did.

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    Not for me

    I really wanted to like this tripod. Price was reasonable, size was right for me (I'm 6'2".) Unfortunately, I thought it was unstable and returned it.

    I really wanted to like this tripod. Price was reasonable, size was right for me (I'm 6'2".) Unfortunately, I thought it was unstable and returned it.

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    5.0

    Induro CT314

    By Rich Fraguero

    from Northern California

    Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT314 Tripod:

    Works better than expected. Perfect for my active photo trips. The twist locks operate easily with gloves in cold weather. I am around 6' tall and this tripod fully extended stands way above my head if needed. I was worried about the weight of this while on my long hikes, but it's really packable. Worth every penny spent on this tripod.

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    5.0

    Perfect

    By Balto Photo Guy

    from Baltimore, MD

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT314 Tripod:

      Really light weight and easy to work with. I went with the 314 instead of the 214 to get the additional height.

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      4.0

      Very well built and sturdy

      By Hawker

      from Ocean Springs, MS

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT314 Tripod:

        Bought the CT314, my first carbon fiber tripod, for it's height without extending the center column, which I will replace with the shorter version in order to shoot low. That would have been a nice option at purchase. It's a bit bulkier than I expected, but lighter than I expected, also. It sets up quickly, and the twist locks seem secure. I'm very pleased with my purchase. Minus one star as I haven't had it long enough to check it's durability.

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        5.0

        Built like a tank

        By awf476

        from Tulsa, OK

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT314 Tripod:

        This tripod is built like a tank. I ordered both the CT314 and CT214 as I was undecided in which would better fit my needs. After much consideration, the bulkier size of the 314 meant it had to go back to B&H. I just didn't need the additional size for my set-up. It is not substantially longer when folded than the 214 but significantly larger when extended.

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        5.0

        great value

        By William of Wilmington

        from Savannah, GA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT314 Tripod:

          This was recommended by B&H for my purposes and I am very happy with the quality and performance. I shoot with a Canon 7D and Sigma 150-500 lens and this tripod provides the stability and ease of handling I need. It is top shelf quality and rock solid. Coupled with a Sirui K-20-X ball head to round out the system, I could not be more satisfied.

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          5.0

          Sturdy and smooth for a good price

          By BG Ed

          from Lexington KY USA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comes With Good Soft Case
          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

            Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT314 Tripod:

            I bought the Induro CT314 (with the Induro BHL3 ball head) because I wanted more height and stability than my previous aluminum tripod could offer. After the first full day of use (doing eight real estate shoots), I am very impressed. I am six feet tall, and with the legs extended and the center column down, the camera is a few inches higher than my eye level. With the center column extended, the reach is nearly seven feet (at least high enough that I need a step stool). With the Induro BHL3 ball head, this combo weighs in at five pounds, which I think will be fine for hiking and landscape shooting. The legs slide smoothly, and the twist locks are snug and secure. The foam on the upper part of the legs is very comfortable for holding/carrying/grip. I am really happy with this purchase, especially considering the price for a carbon unit like this. The other value "bonus" is that it comes with a very nice soft carrying case with tools.

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            5.0

            Great legs

            By AZ Dave

            from Phoenix, AZ

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT314 Tripod:

                  A good, sturdy, lightweight tripod. I'm 6'3"; I normally use it without extending the lowest leg section (or just partially extending it), but when I want to shoot something high overhead I can extend all sections and get under the camera without gymnastics. I replaced the center column with an ELA-3 so raising the column is not an option.Tripod comes with a nice case/bag that protects the pod and my ballhead while traveling.

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                  5.0

                  robust lightweight tripod indeed

                  By anders

                  from Norway

                  Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT314 Tripod:

                  Great product, highly recommended.

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                  5.0

                  Very good

                  By Phil J.

                  from Princeton, NJ

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Folds Small
                  • Good Stability

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT314 Tripod:

                    I bought this as a travel tripod that could handle my 500mm f4 combination, but have recently field-tested it compared to my Gitzo 3530LSV in cold and relatively windy conditions with my 800mm f5.6. It's about an 80% match for the Gitzo, despite the fourth leg section - and at 6'2" I don't need to extend that fourth leg section all the way and the center column remains down. Assuming the CT313 would be a little more rigid this range of tripods looks to be an excellent value and perform well. Construction appears solid but it'll take many months of use to assess long-term reliability.

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                    5.0

                    Great tripod 1/2 the price of Gitzo

                    By Werner

                    from Chicago

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Folds Small
                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT314 Tripod:

                        Ive held off for a few months before I wrote a review just to make sure this tripod held up. I shot for years with an aluminum Gitzo and really liked it. I travel a lot for magazine work and had to start to lighten my load when flying. The Gitzo is nice but heavy especially with a 410 head on it. When I looked in to the Gitzo equivalent carbon fiber tripod it was over $900. I really wanted it but couldn't justify the price. I had a $89 rebate from B&H and the Induro was on sale for $[$]. So I got a great deal but was real suspicious of it's quality. I made the mistake of buying a cheep calumet brand carbon fiber tripod and it just fell apart in a matter of weeks. The fitting were the legs meet the neck never stayed tight. But this Induro is great. Everything is still very tight and works really smoothly. I use a Canon 5D MK III with a variety of TS-E lenses and I have never had an issue. It is super light and collapses (when I remove the head) into a small Temba Car case. I think the 410 head is heaver. I would highly recommend this tripod to anyone looking at moving up from a aluminum tripod. I'm sure the Gitzo is a great tripod but this is 1/2 the price and works great.

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                        5.0

                        Excellent Tripod

                        By Ron

                        from Princeton, WI

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Stability
                        • Heavy duty
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • None Yet

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT314 Tripod:

                        Impressive quality. Very strong. Oversized leg lock grips are nice. I like the large collar used for locking the center column. The bag and tool kit are a great addition. I haven't had much time with it, as I just purchased it, but from what I have seen so far, I highly recommend it. Plus, it has a great warranty.

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                        5.0

                        Worth every penny you saved

                        By Trevoo

                        from Orleans Mass

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Stability
                        • Lightweight
                        • Unfolds Quickly

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT314 Tripod:

                          Great tripod, easy to use, solid and light

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                          4.0

                          Good quality at the right price.

                          By GLS

                          from Charleston SC

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Affordable Price
                          • Folds Small
                          • Good Stability
                          • Lightweight
                          • Unfolds Quickly

                          Cons

                          • Rubber Feet Easy Loose

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Landscape And Travel
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT314 Tripod:

                          I use this tripod especially for landscapes with a Nikon D800 and lenses like 70-200 or 80-400 and I had great results even at low shutter speed (with mirror up and a cable release).Very quick to open and close the legs and easy to adapt it to rough terrain.I'm using it with an Induro BHD2 ballhead, they work perfectly together.It is a very good compromise between the right weigh and reliability.

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                          5.0

                          Hope its a keeper

                          By Strykapose

                          from NYC

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Stability

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night Shots

                            Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT314 Tripod:

                            I currently own the lightweight CT114 and a heavy aluminum Manfrotto 3221WN. Was ISO a sturdier tripod that gave me height and no center column to replace the Manfrotto. Looked at RRS, Gitzo and Feisol. Settled on this CT314 due to price and past Induro experience. Topped with a BH55 on the optional short center column, it is a nice combo. The setup is only 2lb lighter than my Manfrotto setup but worlds difference in the sturdiness. I'm 5'9" and I dont have to fully extend the smallest leg sections making it more sturdier and giving me the extra height for uneven surfaces. I would prefer the RSS but it was twice the price and any little extras cost more money. This Induro included spikes, nice carryingcase and tool pouch with tools. The free extended (10 years total) warranty and NY office also is a good point in case of any problems. I maybe prematurely giving this 5 stars as its only a month old, but I now have a nice tripod combo, CT114 for lightweight and now the CT314 for when I need a more solid tripod.

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                            5.0

                            Induro CT314 carbon tripod

                            By Lester

                            from South Australia

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Folds Small
                            • Good Stability
                            • Lightweight
                            • Unfolds Quickly

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Night Shots
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT314 Tripod:

                              I am completely impressed with this large solid easy to use tripod. Very stable and plenty of hight, yet folds up small enough to carry around easily.

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                              5.0

                              Rock Solid

                              By FM in Los Angeles

                              from Los Angeles

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Pros

                              • Solid

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Panorama
                                • Portraits
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT314 Tripod:

                                CT-314 is a great tripod with versatility and sturdiness. I found this tripod accidentally on the web while I was looking at a different highly rated tripod. I am glad I found this one. This is the tripod for me to last forever.

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                                2.0

                                Not for me

                                By Will

                                from San Francisco

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight
                                • Tall

                                Cons

                                • Unstable

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT314 Tripod:

                                  I really wanted to like this tripod. Price was reasonable, size was right for me (I'm 6'2".) Unfortunately, I thought it was unstable and returned it.

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                                  5.0

                                  Solid Tripod

                                  By DL PDX

                                  from Portland, Oregon

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Good Stability
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Unfolds Quickly

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Wildlife

                                    Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT314 Tripod:

                                    I've used this tripod for photographing birds and waterfalls. Its rock solid but light enough to hike with. To date I've been very pleased with it and not having to pay for the accessories (carrying case, tool kit, and spiked feet) was a bonus.

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                                    5.0

                                    Excellent Tripod for the money!

                                    By Patrick

                                    from Westland MI

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • East to clean
                                    • Easy to see bubble level
                                    • Good Stability
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Unfolds Quickly

                                    Cons

                                    • None Found

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT314 Tripod:

                                    I purchased this product as a replacement for my aluminum tripod. This is lighter in weight and really is perfect for trekking to landscapes and hiking for photographs. Being 6'3" this tripod is even comforatable for me without the center column extended. One big advantage is the weatherproof locks and the interchangable spiked feet when outdoors. Excellent alternative to higher priced Gitzo and RRS tripods.

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                                    5.0

                                    Extremely Stable

                                    By Knapperbill

                                    from Geneseo, Illinois

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Folds Small
                                    • Good Stability
                                    • Unfolds Quickly

                                    Cons

                                    • Heavy

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Night Shots
                                    • Wildlife

                                    Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT314 Tripod:

                                    This is really my first serious tripod, so I don't have a lot to compare it to. My first impression as I took it out of the box was "Wow! What a tank!" It really is a tank. It is built very solidly. Fit and finish is excellent. It is easily adjustable as well. I bought the short column upgrade with this, and I can get it all the way to the ground for macro shots. I use this for wildlife photography and am on my belly sometimes, so this works great! I'm VERY happy with this purchase.

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