Induro Alloy 8M AT213 Tripod

B&H # INAT213 Mfr # 472-213
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The INDURO Alloy 8M AT213 Tripod is a durable wide-stance cross-braced tripod with aluminum-alloy legs that offers solid camera support with plenty of flexibility--improved leg angle locks, a reversible locking center column, bubble level, spring-loaded weight hook, and oversized center column lock all contribute to stability, strength, and a higher load capacity. The spider (the structure that keeps the tops of the legs together) is magnesium alloy. Includes a tool kit and a deluxe carrying bag and strap.

Wide-stance cross-braced magnesium-alloy spider provides ultimate core system stability
Extra-long grooved center column-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 alloy 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 alloy 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 22 lbs (10 kg)
Head Attachment Fitting 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16
Maximum Height 65.8" (167.2 cm)
Minimum Height 6.7" (17 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 56.7" (144 cm)
Folded Length 25.6" (65 cm)
Weight 4.1 lbs (1.9 kg)
Legs
Material Aluminum alloy
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 Alloy 8M AT213 Tripod
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  • Toolkit
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    InduroAlloy 8M AT213 Tripod
     
    4.7

    (based on 43 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (33)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

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    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (41)
    • Unfolds quickly (27)
    • Lightweight (18)
    • Folds away (9)

    Cons

    • Heavy (11)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (33)
    • Night shots (29)
    • Portraits (25)
    • Home (20)
    • Wildlife (20)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (16), Semi-pro photographer (14), Pro photographer (5), Casual photographer (4), Photography student (3)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great value

    I bought this tripod over a year ago and have put it through it's paces. I am happy to say that I still view it as a very good purchase.

    After tons...Read complete review

    I bought this tripod over a year ago and have put it through it's paces. I am happy to say that I still view it as a very good purchase.

    After tons of research and in store testing, I found this tripod to be the best option. Of course carbon fiber would be better, as would a top brand like Gitzo, but the cost for those was prohibitive.

    For the money, the weight capacity of this model was hard to beat. I also like the design of the center column locking mechanism. I can raise it to any height and lock it, and it remains solid. The independantly adjustable legs do everything I need. For me, the articulating center column of some tripods it a poor trade off. It might give you more options, but it is a weaker design.

    About the only negative I could mention is the size and weight of the tripod. It might not suit some for backpacking or long walks, but I have used it for both and consider it a worthwhile trade off. I want the stability, since I use a larger lens for bird and wildlife photography. As I said, I compared this to many other tripods and most others just seemed flimsy. I am happy with my purchase and feel confident recommending it to others.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Prefer Sirui N-2004 4-Section Aluminum

    I preferred the SIRUI tripod (Sirui N-2004 4-Section Aluminum Tripod) which I found much more functional than the INDURO Alloy 8M AT213 Tripod (which I returned). I liked the retractable...Read complete review

    I preferred the SIRUI tripod (Sirui N-2004 4-Section Aluminum Tripod) which I found much more functional than the INDURO Alloy 8M AT213 Tripod (which I returned). I liked the retractable spike feet vs having to remove and install them when you want to use them.

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    5.0

    Induro AT213 Tripod

    By daeod

    from Levittown, PA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Case And Tools
    • Good price
    • Good Stability
    • Good Weight Load
    • Unfolds Quickly

    Cons

    • Longer Folded Length

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT213 Tripod:

    I have been looking for a good tripod for awhile now. My old tripod was about 35 years old and was rickety.I narrowed my list to this unit and 3 others. Budget was tight and only 1 carbon fiber unit reached down to my budget and it looked flimsy and had mixed reviews. The other 2 weighed another half a pound or more. The Induro AT213 weighted about the same as my old tripod, has pads on all 3 legs, got consistent high reviews, comes with a good case and tools (including changable rubber feet and spiked feet), was the best priced unit, reversible center column, a bubble level, and a weight hook to further steady the tripod in wind. I have been using it now for about 2 weeks for [[@]]pictures and will start into some landscape and close-up photos as the spring progresses.

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    4.0

    legs not good

    By yanke

    from monsey ny

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Stability
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT213 Tripod:

        its stong

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        4.0

        Simple, Solid

        By Peter

        from DeKalb, IL

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT213 Tripod:

          Pros: Easy to operate with gloves, sturdy, smart design (hook for weight, additional gear attachment point, etc)

          Cons: Relatively small platform head, skeptical about the main hinge lock durability - time will tell.

          Overall: recommended alternative.

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          5.0

          Excelent tripod for the price

          By Callum

          from Lewiston, ME

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT213 Tripod:

          I was trying to decide between the Induro AT213, AT214, Manfrotto 055 xprob, and 190 xprob. I decided to get the Induro AT213 because it is lighter than all the others, and very, very sturdy. I was very impressed with it. The twist lock legs make it incredibly fast to set up. I have even put a Canon 500mm f/4 IS USM lens on it, and while it clearly was not designed for such a large lens, it handled it just fine. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase it again. While not the lightest tripod on the market, I believe it to be the best compromise between stability and weight.

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          5.0

          Great value

          By JeffL

          from Chester County, PA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Tall
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT213 Tripod:

          I bought this tripod over a year ago and have put it through it's paces. I am happy to say that I still view it as a very good purchase.

          After tons of research and in store testing, I found this tripod to be the best option. Of course carbon fiber would be better, as would a top brand like Gitzo, but the cost for those was prohibitive.

          For the money, the weight capacity of this model was hard to beat. I also like the design of the center column locking mechanism. I can raise it to any height and lock it, and it remains solid. The independantly adjustable legs do everything I need. For me, the articulating center column of some tripods it a poor trade off. It might give you more options, but it is a weaker design.

          About the only negative I could mention is the size and weight of the tripod. It might not suit some for backpacking or long walks, but I have used it for both and consider it a worthwhile trade off. I want the stability, since I use a larger lens for bird and wildlife photography. As I said, I compared this to many other tripods and most others just seemed flimsy. I am happy with my purchase and feel confident recommending it to others.

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          5.0

          Alloy 8M AT213

          By AR

          from Cape May, NJ

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Portraits

            Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT213 Tripod:

            This is a very sturdy tripod. Great weight and build quality. This is a Sturdy Tripod and supports my Nikon D700 with a Nikon 400mm F3.5 rock solid. Best bang for your buck!

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            4.0

            Would be rated 5 stars if not for this:

            By Andrew Z

            from South Elgin, IL

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Stability
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

            • Heavy
            • Weak Construction

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action

            Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT213 Tripod:

            I used the tripod with photography. I liked the foam grips on it, and except for one problem it was very solid. The problem was that one of the legs does not clamp down as securely as it should, so the leg moves when I use pressure from my hand on it. So far, the other two legs are solid and the weak one hasn't moved when using a camera.

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            5.0

            Great Tripod

            By Spike

            from Long Island, NY

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT213 Tripod:

              Lightweight, Easy to use and safe feeling when I walk away from camera.

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              4.0

              Very Solid, lighter than expected

              By Ron@sharpeyepixels

              from Tewksbury, NJ

              About Me Pro Photographer

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight
              • Quality construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Portraits
                • Studio
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT213 Tripod:

                Very well made, surprisingly light for a non carbon tripod. Use it with an Induro BHL2 ball head and an old Gitzo pan/tilt head depending on the need. Legs extend easily. 4 stars only as the center column tightening mechanism takes a little fighting to loosen/tighten, but I consider this a minor thing. Comes with a nice case.

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                5.0

                Satisfied customer

                By KC

                from Hollidaysburg, PA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Folds Small
                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT213 Tripod:

                  Rock Solid, best tripod I have ever used.

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                  3.0

                  Prefer Sirui N-2004 4-Section Aluminum

                  By Lone Duchess

                  from Houston, TX

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT213 Tripod:

                        I preferred the SIRUI tripod (Sirui N-2004 4-Section Aluminum Tripod) which I found much more functional than the INDURO Alloy 8M AT213 Tripod (which I returned). I liked the retractable spike feet vs having to remove and install them when you want to use them.

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                        5.0

                        So far so good

                        By mscherlacher

                        from Albuquerque, NM

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                        Pros

                        • Good Stability
                        • Tuff

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Night Shots
                          • Portraits
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT213 Tripod:

                          I've owned this tripod for about two and a half years and use it on a regular basis. Before I this one I owned two different models from two of the "big" tridod manufacturers and both broke, got them fixed and sold them. The induro is built like a tank and is a pleasure to use, I love it.

                          Models with twist leg locks (for me) are the only way to go they are must faster to operate, seem to have a stronger hold and don't break when caught or bumped into something.

                          If you're on a limited budget and need a tripod this may be the best thing out there. I'm really happy I rolled the dice on this one.

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                          5.0

                          Super solid tripod at a great price

                          By David Szlasa

                          from Oakland, CA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Stability
                          • Unfolds Quickly

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Night Shots
                          • Portraits
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Video

                          Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT213 Tripod:

                          I use this for video and photography with a Manfrotto 502HD Pro Video head. Very solid and secure setup, but a bit heavy for running around town. Largely use this combo for studio and stationary shots / documentation. Tripod sets up quickly and the added hook for sand is nice for use with larger cameras.

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                          5.0

                          silent good product

                          By tap the clerk

                          from staten island new york

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Folds Small
                          • Good Stability
                          • Unfolds Quickly

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT213 Tripod:

                            great product, well made and well worth the money

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                            5.0

                            Amazing product!

                            By Bernard

                            from Clearwater, FL

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Folds Small
                            • Good Stability
                            • Lightweight
                            • Unfolds Quickly

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT213 Tripod:

                              I had a set of competitor legs for a few years. I was never really happy with them. A friend of mine had a set of these and I loved them. You get a lot for your money. The case and tool kit are a nice added touch. Don't hesitate, but it now.

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                              • Yes

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                              5.0

                              Buy it

                              By Lebeaupix

                              from Columbia, SC

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Stability
                              • Lightweight
                              • Unfolds Quickly

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT213 Tripod:

                                  solid, sturdy, lighter than expected.

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                                  5.0

                                  Best value I could find

                                  By Crozier

                                  from Seattle, WA

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  See all my reviews

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                                  Pros

                                  • Good Stability
                                  • Unfolds Quickly

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT213 Tripod:

                                      I am a 6'2" pro photographer. I honestly didn't use my old tripod very often because I skimped on it and the head was lousy, and it was too short. This tripod seriously fits the bill. Things I like about it.
                                      - twist locks. These are nice, half turn with one hand and down come the legs. They lock solidly.
                                      - finish. It has a really nice matted grey/black finish.
                                      - not "clinky" - the legs don't clink when extended like other legs. There is almost an air-cushioned breathing effect when lower these. Sounds nicer.
                                      - Well dampened leg joints. the legs don't flop around. The legs may be a bit stiff, but it is smooth to move them.
                                      - It is tall. I am 6'2" and it is at eye level for me with my photoclam pc-44ns head.
                                      - Included bag is super nice for a freeby.
                                      - feels pretty light
                                      - better than my manfroot 190xb by far.
                                      - they upgraded my warranty to ten years online. sweet.

                                      Things I don't like.
                                      - it is not carbon fiber. duh
                                      - the bag barely fits my ballhead, the plate has to be turned sideways, but it does fit, so not actually a negative.
                                      - not compact. Deal with it. or get the AT214.

                                      Overall I'd say this about as good as you can get for an all around sturdy tripod. If you are value-based shopper like me who doesn't care about it being the best named brand, than this is for you.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Tripod

                                      By Gwenvy

                                      from New York

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Good Stability
                                      • Unfolds Quickly

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Portraits
                                        • Sports/Action

                                        Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT213 Tripod:

                                        When I purchased this tripod I did a lot of research and a lot of hands on experimenting in the store. I worked for a photography company that photographed high school seniors every year. Their tripod of choice was Manfrotto so I was thinking of purchasing that one. The Induro weighed less and cost less and offered as much. It also comes with it's own bag and adjusting tools. Legs are sideways adjustable for low level shooting I did not choose carbon because whats the point in getting a light weight tripod when I have to weigh it down in the wind

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                                        4.0

                                        So far so good

                                        By Justin

                                        from Brooklyn NY

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Good Stability
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Unfolds Quickly

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

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

                                          Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT213 Tripod:

                                          After struggling with a crummy tripod that failed to hold my d300 steady I finally decided to upgrade. I wanted to buy a tripod that would last me many years and I wouldn't have to upgrade when I upgrade my gear down the line. This one seems to be just the ticket. This tripod is a great balance between overall weight, price and weight it can hold. the build quality seems great and it is made of of quality materials. I got this on discount with the teacher/student discount and the price CANNOT be beat. It is relatively compact(not the smallest or lightest but not bad either). It holds my d300 with 18-200 lens AND battery grip rock solid and is tall enough to be comfortable for me (I am 6'1"). It looks pro and everything feels like quality. The ONLY reason I didn't give this a 5 star rating is that the first one I bought had a screw on the leg stripped pretty badly. I probably would never need that screw but if I ever had to adjust leg tension being stripped when new would cause problems. I brought the tripod back to B&H and they exchanged it no problem but the new one(which thank goodness I inspected in the store) had a faulty leg twist lock. The third time was a charm however and my new AT213 has been working great. It even comes with a really nice carrying case(with stretchy handle nonetheless) which at this price point is unexpected. I worry about the quality control from Induro seeing as it took 3 tries to get a perfect one, but now that I have one that isn't defective the build quality seems excellent.

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                                          5.0

                                          Induro for the win!

                                          By project7

                                          from Montrose, Ca

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Good Stability
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Unfolds Quickly

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

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

                                            Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT213 Tripod:

                                            I wanted a tripod that could support a lot of weight without weighing a ton. I also did not want to spend a fortune and of course, I didnt want to buy a tripod that would fail after a few months. After looking at all the usual suspects and finding that all the ones that fill my needs where all out of my price range I decided to look at other brands. I saw that a wildlife photographer I was watching on you-tube used and endorsed Induro, so I decided to give the AT213 (it weighs less then a pound more then its carbon fiber equivelent but cost a lot less) a try. After a couple of months of use, I am very happy with the AT213. It is a very stable and well built tripod. If you are in the market for the best bang for your buck tripod take a look at Induro, you wont regret it!!

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