Induro Carbon 8X CT414 Tripod

You Pay: $665.00
Product Highlights
  • Strong, Light Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • Max. Height 77.6" (197 cm)
  • Max. Load Capacity 55 lbs (25 kg)

This INDURO Carbon 8X CT414 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 55 lbs (25 kg)
Maximum Height 77.6" (197 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 66.9" (170 cm)
Minimum Height 23.1" (58.7 cm)
Folded Length 25.8" (65.5 cm)
Head Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16
Weight 6.3 lbs (2.9 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 CT414 Tripod
  • Carbon 8X CT414 Tripod
  • Deluxe Carry Case and Strap
  • Toolkit
  • 5-Year Warranty + 5-Year Warranty By Registering Online
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    InduroCarbon 8X CT414 Tripod
     
    4.8

    (based on 29 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (25)
    • Unfolds quickly (17)
    • Lightweight (10)
    • Folds away (5)

    Cons

    • Heavy (4)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (25)
    • Wildlife (21)
    • Night shots (19)
    • Sports/action (11)
    • Portraits (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (12), Pro photographer (9), Photo enthusiast (8)
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    5.0

    Rock solid

    By Kermitthehermit

    from Madison, WI

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Stability
    • Lightweight
    • Unfolds Quickly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT414 Tripod:

      Purchased with a Wimberley II gimbal head for use with a 500mm f/4 lens for wildlife photography and airshows. Everything about the CT-414 was well thought out and the quality of manufacture is top-notch. Most importantly, there is a minimum of lateral play when the head is locked down for stationary subjects. The included spiked feet are indispensable for outdoor work and are longer and sharper than the two-way retractable rubber models that I have used before. The only things that I would change would be to lose the center column, which adds to the weight and serves no purpose when working with the big lenses this tripod was built for, and reshape the included case so that it can be used with a head attached to the tripod.

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      5.0

      Great Tripod

      By Msmoto

      from Greensboro, NC

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT414 Tripod:

        This is a very nice tripod for those who ant a stable platform way up in the air. Relatively light in weight, it has been used for an 800mm set up to shoot the moon.

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        5.0

        Excellent Tripod

        By Geoff

        from Gold Coast, Australia

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability
        • Solid as a rock
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Long Telephoto Work
        • Night Shots
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT414 Tripod:

        I had previously used the Induro CT214 tripod as my daughter has one. The 214 was good but it was inclined to move in a strong wind so I decided to get something a little heavier. The CT414 is all that I wanted in a tripod, it is solid and fairly heavy, but not too heavy for me, it will not move in a wind. I believe it will be suitable for any lenses up to 600mm.

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        5.0

        Solid as a rock

        By Magic dude

        from Colorado Springs, CO

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Good Stability

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT414 Tripod:

          I investigated several tripods with the features I wanted: a certain height, four extension lengths, capable of not have a center extension to raise, and a very solid feeling with 8xx carbon. I sound that combination of features in the CT 414 tripod by Induro. I am extremely pleased with it.

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          5.0

          FINILY MADE THE MOVE-IT WAS NOT EASY !!

          By Walt-Walts photography

          from Coburg,Oregon

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Macro photography
            • Night Shots
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT414 Tripod:

            I just thought that I would take a minute and tell all you reviewers,that purchasing this piece of equipment was not an easy one for me too make.
            I have always wanted the RRS full deal meal. My mind is tired of trying to make the right move. So now that you know all of this information; This is what I ended up doing. Yes, I bought this tripod over the RRS. However I also purchase the RRS ball head BH-55PCLR to go with this set of legs. Why? because I want to do some serious macro images and I made the move to the RRS ball head.
            However; I did not purchase the RRS versa tripod. I ordered this CT414 tripod for less then 1/2 the cost of the RRS rig . I also wanted to add a ring light flash too my macro system and the money I saved on the tripod well pay for the new ring light flash.
            After all of the reviews, I think I have made the right move for once!

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            5.0

            Perfect for Timelapse Sliders

            By Shotup

            from Bern, Switzerland

            About Me Pro Photographer

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            Pros

            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Timelapse Slider
              • Video

              Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT414 Tripod:

              I use two of these tripods mainly for my 5 foot timelapse slider with a pan-tilt head.

              I was very impressed by the built quality. You get a really lightweight, sturdy and well constructed product for a fair price.

              I also ordered the Induro BHD3 Ball Head and it works very well with this tripod.

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              5.0

              Rock Solid

              By nuge

              from Cedar Rapids

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Folds Small
              • Good Stability

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Night Shots
              • Sports/Action
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT414 Tripod:

              I coupled this tripod with the Manfrotto 393 Heavy Duty Gimbal Type Telephoto Lens Support. This is a great combination for a super stable support for my Nikkor 500mm and D800. The stability is incredible. I also appreciate the 67" height with the center column retracted. This is a great value.

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              4.0

              Tripod

              By Jan

              from Nevada

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Stability
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT414 Tripod:

                Want a very tall, beefy tripod? Don't want to spend over a grand? This is the one for you. I did not compare weights between this and the similar over $1000 Gitzo.
                Both carbon fiber. With the sale price I feel like I got a great deal. Hopefully it will last and continue to make me feel this way.

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                5.0

                First Class & a Tool Pouch to Boot

                By J. Walker

                from Lebanon, NJ

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Folds Small
                • Good Stability
                • High capacity
                • Lightweight
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT414 Tripod:

                  The tripod is a replace for an older aluminum unit that has seen better days. I also purchased the short (4.7") Benro center column to permit lower height camera placement. The unit is topped with a new RSS BH-55 head. I do not consider the tripod heavy, it comes with just about everything you need including tool pouch and spikes, and a nice carrying bag. I purchased from B&H on sale and I could not be happier with this rock solid tripod. As usual B&H is pleasure to work with.

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                  5.0

                  A FANTASTIC tripod!

                  By Peter.io

                  from Halifax, NS, Canada

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Extras Included
                  • Folds Small
                  • Good Stability
                  • Great Locking Collar

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Shots
                    • Portraits
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT414 Tripod:

                    Can't say enough good about this tripod or about what a great value it is. I own a couple of Gitzo's and a Manfrotto. This Induro beats them all in stability. It includes everything you will need (a bag, toolkit and spiked feet) unlike the other manufacturers who charge extra for such things. The fit and finish of the unit is on par with Gitzo (which is to say, as good as it gets) but it feels more substantial. It has nice touches that you do without on a Gitzo like closed cell foam grips on the upper parts of the legs. And all of this comes at less than half the cost of a similarly appointed Gitzo. Wow! My advice... skip the Gitzo and get this unit. There is literally no downside. Highly recommended.

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                    5.0

                    IMPRESSED!!

                    By Pat

                    from Lockport, NY

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Stability
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Portraits
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT414 Tripod:

                      I was immediately impressed upon taking the tripod out of the box. It is high quality, sets up easily and takes down easily. It is very sturdy and does what I needed it to do.

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                      5.0

                      Best Legs ever I have 4 other tripods th

                      By DA Murf

                      from Mystic CT

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Lock Legs
                      • Good Stability
                      • Lightweight
                      • Unfolds Quickly

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Boats
                        • Flowers
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots

                        Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT414 Tripod:

                        Work well all around tripod, light and steady as a rock

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                        5.0

                        Awesome!

                        By Scotterdoo

                        from Denver Colorado

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Flexibility
                        • Great Stability
                        • Unfolds Quickly
                        • Very Smooth

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT414 Tripod:

                          Best tripod i've owned to date, period! I just don't understand why you would spend $800-$1200 for a RRS (and you all know who that is) tripod when you can own an awesome induro for CT414 $[$] that will support up to 55#! All I can say is RRS, you aren't that good or, $$$$ much better. This CT414 is rock solid, very smooth to operate and relatively light for a tripod of this support capability. Additionally, you get a really nice case, carrying strap that can be used directly on the tripod or on the case, tool kit, spiked and rubber feet! I topped mine with a ARCA SWISS Z1-SP ball head and this is an awesome combo!Remember, "ROCK SOLID"!

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                          5.0

                          Awesome Tripod!

                          By dyphoto

                          from Colorado Springs, CO

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Stability
                          • Lightweight
                          • Unfolds Quickly

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT414 Tripod:

                            I use this for wildlife and landscape photography. This is my first Carbon Fiber tripod, so it's definitely lighter than my previous one. I don't think this would be the one to chose for hiking any long distances, but I have done it. It is easy to set up and is extremely stable. I attach a RRS 55 ballhead to it and then a Wimberly sidekick to hold my D800 and Nikon 500mm lens for wildlife photography and it's been very stable. The center rod prevents you from getting really low for landscape, but they do sell a very short center column that would eliminate that problem. I have the 214 version now for my landscape photography, which is much more portable for long hikes. The price is certainly way better than other quality tripod manufacturers and it comes with accessories that are usually separate purchases with the other companies. It comes with spike feet, a tool kit and a carrying bag. Love it!

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                            5.0

                            Induro Carbon 8X CT414 Is Excellent

                            By Michael J.

                            from Oshkosh, Wi.

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Folds Small
                            • Good Stability
                            • Leg Operation Is Smooth
                            • Unfolds Quickly

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Wildlife

                              Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT414 Tripod:

                              Tripod is used with a Wimberly WH200 Gimbal Head to mount a Nikkor 600 mm. f4 AFS-1 that is coupled with a Nikon D5100 body. Wimberly head mounts and dismounts easily and quickly from the tripod. Tripod is ver sturdy. The turn-tensioners at the leg joints are quick, smooth and solid. The maximum height (four leg sections) affords all the height that I could want. Total weight is close to that of the cheaper aluminum clunker that I used to struggle with. I saved a good bit of money by buying this brand and model rather than a "comparable model" from a top-of the-line competitor. With the lens-camera unit properly balanced in the Wimberly Head there seems to be little vibration when using a remote shutter release. I've been waiting for one of these for a long time and don't expect to buy another tripod.

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                              5.0

                              Great Tripod for landscapes

                              By JWGJR

                              from Severna Park, Maryland

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Stability

                              Cons

                              • Heavy

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Night Shots

                              Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT414 Tripod:

                              Great Tripod for shooting landscapes. I use it will a Nikon D800E and as large as a 500mm Lens. It's a little heavy to carry a long way but very stable. I would recommend the Induro BHL3 head with it and would recommend the tripod

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                              4.0

                              great tripod

                              By hector

                              from el segundo

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Stability
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Missing Shoulder Strap

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT414 Tripod:

                              great stability for the big lenses and the legs are very sturdy and long for difficult situations. I had time this last week to used it and feel satisfy with the purchase. I will recommend this to anybody.

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                              5.0

                              Excellent Solid stability for the price!

                              By Fern T.

                              from Northern NJ

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Pros

                              • Good Stability
                              • Stable And Solid
                              • Unfolds Quickly

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Night Shots
                                • Wildlife

                                Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT414 Tripod:

                                I purchased this after seen it in action with a very famous bird photog.

                                It has not disappointed me in any way. Rock Solid and stable..

                                It is very easy to clean, and the legs do not stick when wet like another top brand does which costs almost twice..

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                                5.0

                                Solid as a rock

                                By Dave_FourCrows

                                from MA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Folds Small
                                • Good Stability
                                • Good value
                                • Lightweight
                                • Unfolds Quickly

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT414 Tripod:

                                  Very pleased with this purchase - recently got back from a photo trip to Iceland which offered its first extended field test.

                                  The tripod is reasonably lightweight considering its size, but very stable. Was able to take it through some harsher conditions (wind, water, etc.) and it performed like a champ.

                                  Seems like you get all of the performance of a top of the line tripod for about 2/3rds of the price.

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                                  5.0

                                  A great tripod at a great price

                                  By Chimay Bleue

                                  from San Diego, CA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Good Stability
                                  • Unfolds Quickly
                                  • Well built

                                  Cons

                                  • Cumbersome
                                  • Heavy

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Night Shots

                                  Comments about Induro Carbon 8X CT414 Tripod:

                                  I looked at all the large tripods on the market (Gitzo, RRS, etc.) and this one seemed to stand out. It's rock solid, well built, and I love the foam padding - which saves my shoulder when carrying it. Also, this thing is HUGE! Fully extended, I can almost stand underneath it, and I'm not a short guy.

                                  I use it for architecture. The legs don't splay and it's solid, even with the center column extended (which you probably won't ever need to do, anyway).

                                  However, as I mentioned, it is huge. The smallest leg pieces are wider than the widest leg sections on my other tripod. So it's fairly bulky and also heavier than you might imagine, considering it's carbon fiber. So you probably won't want to bring it along on a long hike.

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