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Induro Adventure AKB2 Tripod with Ball Head

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Induro Adventure AKB2 Tripod with Ball Head

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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 18.7 lb
  • Max Height: 65.9"
  • Min Height: 10.8"
  • Folded Length: 28.7"
  • Leg Sections: 3
  • Weight: 4.2 lb
  • Cross-Braced Magnesium Alloy Spider
  • Ballhead With Single Action Control
  • Quick-Lock Legs
  • Reversible Center Column
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The Induro Adventure AKB2 Tripod includes a sturdy aluminum and magnesium alloy tripod that extends to 66" and weighs only 4.2 lb, a precision ball head with a quick-release plate, and a carrying bag with a strap. The ball head features single-action control that allows head rotation and camera position changes in a single motion. The center column is reversible for low-angle photography and the leg sections feature quick-lock action for swiftly raising and lowering the head.  Adjustable leg angles with a locking mechanism provide stable support on uneven or rough surfaces. This is a full-featured tripod for a great price.

Wide stance cross-braced magnesium alloy spider provides ultimate core system stability
Matched ballhead with single action control--single lever locks camera position and head rotation simultaneously
Quick-lock legs--tripod height can easily be set by a flip of the quick-lock leg levers
Spring-loaded weight hook allows additional weight mounting stability during windy conditions
Grooved center column prevents unwanted column rotation
Snap-in quick-release plates--interchangeable QR system assures effortless and rapid camera changes
Oversized center column lock adds vibration-reducing structural support
Non-rotating double-keyed leg sections--advanced new tubing design provides extra strength and permits easy setup
Reversible center column with ballhead allows low-angle shooting
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
Closed cell foam grip provides comfortable handling during cold or hot outdoor conditions
General
Load Capacity 18.7 lb (8.5 kg)
Maximum Height 65.9" (167.4 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 57.8" (146.8 cm)
Minimum Height 10.8" (27.5 cm)
Folded Length 28.7" (73 cm)
Bubble Level Yes
Weight 4.2 lb (1.9 kg)
Head
Head Type Ball head
Quick Release Yes
Legs
Material Aluminum alloy and Magnesium alloy
Head Attachment Fitting 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 reversable
Leg Stages/Sections 3
Leg Lock Type Flip lock
Independent Leg Spread Yes, with three position stops
Spiked/Retractable Feet No
Center Column
Center Column Type Grooved, rapid
Packaging Info
Package Weight 6.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 33.5 x 6.0 x 6.0"
Induro Adventure AKB2 Tripod with Ball Head
  • Single-Action Ballhead
  • Quick-Release Plate 459-002
  • Deluxe Carry Case w/Strap
  • 5-Year Warranty + 5-Year Warranty By Registering Online
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    InduroAdventure AKB2 Tripod with Ball Head
     
    4.7

    (based on 29 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (21)
    • Strong clamp (14)
    • Attaches firmly (12)
    • Large range of motion (11)
    • Lightweight (5)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (18)
    • Home (13)
    • Portraits (13)
    • Travel (13)
    • Night shots (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (11), Pro photographer (5), Semi-pro photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (21)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Top-Notch Tripod From Induro

    Pro photographers will tell you via books and articles not to skimp when purchasing a tripod. Generally a cheap, 'lightweight' tripod is exactly that: a lightweight when it comes to adequately stabilizing...Read complete review

    Pro photographers will tell you via books and articles not to skimp when purchasing a tripod. Generally a cheap, 'lightweight' tripod is exactly that: a lightweight when it comes to adequately stabilizing your camera from movement and/or vibration. But unless you're a pro, the enthusiast may not have the capital to pay out hundreds of dollars for one of the popular and effective models of carbon-fiber, ball-head tripods. Apparently, Induro saw a market thus far unserved by tripod manufacturers, and they've filled it with their 'Adventure' line of sturdy, reliable, versatile, high-quality tripods.

    Made of magnesium alloy, the Adventure Series tripods -- in this case the AKB2 -- include a pro-quality ball-head with 'single-action control', meaning that with movement of just one lever, you can secure or move your camera's position as necessary. Once tightly adjusted, your camera is locked in place with no 'creeping' movement, and the lever is both strong and sturdy. Compose your shot, put your camera right where you want it, tighten the single-action control lever, and your camera stays there. Whether you're shooting in the portrait or landscape position, with a ball-head, you can position your camera however you see fit.

    The camera is attached to the tripod via a quick-release plate, that screws into the bottom of your DSLR or point-and-shoot. If you're a pro and have an array of cameras, additional plates are available (sold separately) which can be left attached to your cameras, making camera switching that much faster and easier. With the release of one lever, your camera can be secured or removed from the tripod entirely. The ball-head also includes an integral bubble level, insuring that your set-up and all adjustments are completely level, thus preventing any uneven pans and tripod head movements: no crooked horizon lines due to imbalanced tripod placement(!) It's both a useful feature, and a helpful tool.

    The AKB2 has a maximum height of 65.9 inches (1675 mm), with a minimum height of 10.8 inches (275 mm), and the center column is reversible, meaning it can be removed from the tripod and reinstalled upside-down, allowing you to get shots as low and close to the ground as you need them. The center column is also grooved, thus preventing any unwanted rotation, and it includes a self-retracting weight hook, allowing you to add additional weight to the tripod for increased support and rigidity. The 'oversized' center column lock is strong and secure, rendering further vibration control and support.

    The three-section legs are fully adjustable with 'quick-locks', and include locking three-position stops for independent leg spread, meaning each leg can be moved outward or inward independently to three possible positions to lower or otherwise adjust the overall height and position of the tripod. They're steady when locked in place, and they make shooting on uneven surfaces one less thing to be concerned about. There is also a 'closed-cell' foam grip, which is a help in handling for both cold and hot weather conditions. The AKB2 can hold up to 18.7 lbs (8.5 kg) of gear, which is ample enough for all but the largest and heaviest of equipment.

    With a folded length of 28.7 inches (730 mm) and a total weight of just 4.2 lbs (1.9 kg), the Induro AKB2 is small enough and light enough to take anywhere, and it includes a quality carrying case with shoulder strap. So whether you need a tripod for tack-sharp close-up/macro photography, steady support for portraits or landscape photography, or as the essential tool required for night photography and long exposures, the Induro AKB2 is a high quality and surprisingly affordable contender worthy of being added to your collection of photo gear.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    NOT AS GOOD AS FIRST THOUGHT

    After I got it and checked it out I sent the company an email telling them how great it was. After I used it three or four times the mere operation of pulling open...Read complete review

    After I got it and checked it out I sent the company an email telling them how great it was. After I used it three or four times the mere operation of pulling open a leg removed part of the black coating on the leg.

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    5.0

    solid pair of sticks

    By dylanmhall

    from los angeles

    About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Stability
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Induro Adventure AKB2 Tripod with Ball Head:

        i had another one of these and put the manfrotto 498 ball head on it. not my favorite ball head, kindy plastic.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great for time lapse or sliding tracks

        By J

        from Tucson, Arizona

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Cumbersome

          Best Uses

            Comments about Induro Adventure AKB2 Tripod with Ball Head:

            I got this tripod to hold up a time lapse sliding dolly track so don't have any experience using it directly with a camera mount. It works well - easy to unfold and release/collapse legs and is sturdy. It is a great option for time lapse and other sliding dollies, though as a stand-alone tripod for a camera it would be a bit too large when collapsed and not quite sturdy enough for my liking.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great value

            By Caroil

            from New York

            Comments about Induro Adventure AKB2 Tripod with Ball Head:

            I have use this tripod for over two years in school and it works well with a fully equip cannon 5d with professional lens and flash. I have also use the Induro tripod with a 4x5 monorail view camera. This tripod is worth the price and its very aforanle with the student discount. Which it was lighter but come with a great carrying case that's easy to strap around and take with you any were. Recommended for student and professional photographers.

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            5.0

            Great value

            By Carol

            from New York

            Comments about Induro Adventure AKB2 Tripod with Ball Head:

            I have use this tripod for over two years in school and it works well with a fully equip cannon 5d with professional lens and flash. I have also use the Induro tripod with a 4x5 monorail view camera. This tripod is worth the price and its very aforanle with the student discount. Which it was lighter but come with a great carrying case that's easy to strap around and take with you any were. Recommended for student and professional photographers.

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            5.0

            All In One

            By Jim the Runner

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Stability

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Induro Adventure AKB2 Tripod with Ball Head:

                Outstanding product.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Sturdy and Dependable

                By Coll

                from Palm Coast, FL

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Folds Small
                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Induro Adventure AKB2 Tripod with Ball Head:

                  Love this tripod. It is a great height and sturdy. Some others wobbled a bit and caused some blurriness. This one is like a rock. It's also lightweight and easy to carry in its case. Great buy!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Tripod

                  By Istre

                  from Lafayette LA

                  Comments about Induro Adventure AKB2 Tripod with Ball Head:

                  Great service from B&H Photo!!

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                  4.0

                  Solid

                  By Hank

                  from Sydney

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability
                  • Good value

                  Cons

                  • Not Light

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Induro Adventure AKB2 Tripod with Ball Head:

                  Good simple, but solid tripod. I bought two to support a timelapse track/slider and they work well. Would also be good for stills.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  WOULD RECOMMEND THIS PURCHASE

                  By Joy

                  from NC

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Induro Adventure AKB2 Tripod with Ball Head:

                    I am a photography student and needed to purchase a sturdy tripod that would work well for outdoors and indoors. I was shooting at an odd angle the other day, I was able to actually just use one leg ( monopod) and fold the other legs down; i was still able to get a tack sharp shot. The low angle capability is awesome.If I could improve this tripod, I would add an extension handle to help with moving the ball head. Just as mentioned in the specs, the ball head offers fluid movement.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Great Tripod, Great price!

                    By BassMan

                    from Clovis, NM

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Firmly
                    • Good Stability
                    • Large Range of Motion
                    • Strong Clamp

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Induro Adventure AKB2 Tripod with Ball Head:

                      I use this both in the studio and on location. Very sturdy, light weight and durable. Easy to setup and take down.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Lightweight and easy to use

                      By Jini, video producer

                      from Washington, DC

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Stability
                      • Strong Clamp

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Night Shots
                        • Portraits
                        • Travel
                        • Video

                        Comments about Induro Adventure AKB2 Tripod with Ball Head:

                        Very lightweight and easy to use tripod system. The size and weight makes it very easy to transport. The leg extensions give you good height variations. We've used two tripods together to support our slider and timelapse systems. We're able to set it up easily and pick up and move quickly.

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                        5.0

                        Great Kit for use with Stage Zero

                        By Aaron

                        from Houston, TX

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Firmly
                        • Good Stability
                        • Large Range of Motion
                        • Strong Clamp

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Induro Adventure AKB2 Tripod with Ball Head:

                            Bought 2 of these for use with the dynamic perception stage zero motorized dolly. They support the weight and are very sturdy.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Tripod Sweetspot

                            By Real Estate Gene

                            from New York, NY

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Firmly
                            • Good Stability
                            • Large Range of Motion
                            • Strong Clamp

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Induro Adventure AKB2 Tripod with Ball Head:

                              I use the AKB2 on the streets of Manhattan and in buildings I photograph.
                              I think the best quality is it's lightweight, yet very sturdy.
                              It is easy to set up and break down.
                              The carrying case is comfortable given the size of the tripod.
                              I consider the price affordable.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Awesome Tripod, can't beat the price.

                              By Harpey77

                              from Milford. CT

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Induro Adventure AKB2 Tripod with Ball Head:

                                This is a great tripod for an even greater price.
                                Built to last, lightweight and easy to use. The ball head works very good and the tripod sits very firm once the camera is attached. Just as good as the bigger name brands.

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                                • No

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                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great midrange tripod

                                By Andy

                                from Auckland, NZ

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Stable

                                Cons

                                • None

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery

                                Comments about Induro Adventure AKB2 Tripod with Ball Head:

                                I was looking for an affordable but good tripod. Whilst other brands have larger market share they were priced out of my budget range.

                                The Induro Adventure range come with a head included at a very reasonable price. Overall, I am very impressed by the build quality and the feel of this tripod. It's light enough to carry long distances but still very stable.

                                The three different leg positions are very useful. The ball head does not slip at all when using my D7000 with any lenses that I ow, including metal long telephoto lenses.

                                This is an awesome product, couldn't recommend it highly enough for those who are looking for a quality tripod at a reasonable price.

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                                5.0

                                Worth It!

                                By JOHNNY BOY

                                from NEW YORK, NY

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Good Audio Quality
                                • Good Video Quality
                                • Great Picture Quality
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Induro Adventure AKB2 Tripod with Ball Head:

                                  good product!

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                                  • No

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                                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Good tripod, head not so!

                                  By Saca

                                  from Guatemala

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Aluminum magnesium alloy

                                  Cons

                                  • Tripod head seems weak

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everything

                                  Comments about Induro Adventure AKB2 Tripod with Ball Head:

                                  I had experience using Manfrotto tripods, and was looking for a light professional fiber carbon within my low budget, not being able to find a reasonable priced one, I started looking for another brand, I guess I was a little afraid at the beginning not being able to feel the construction quality, however once I got it, I was really amazed at the quality for the price. The head works perfectly well, but it is not the best, it does has it small glitches, but for the price, it is worth the money!!!. By the way this is not [*]

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                                  5.0

                                  sturdy and light weight

                                  By terry the light lover

                                  from livonia, mi

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Good Audio Quality
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Induro Adventure AKB2 Tripod with Ball Head:

                                    I am going on an Alaskan cruise and needed a lightweight tripod. The cruise is in a couple weeks, but so far, so good. I have my Nikon d200 with my Nikon 28-300 lens and it is very steady and sturdy!

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                                    • No

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                                    (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    3.0

                                    NOT AS GOOD AS FIRST THOUGHT

                                    By Sad Face

                                    from Rochester, New York

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Induro Adventure AKB2 Tripod with Ball Head:

                                        After I got it and checked it out I sent the company an email telling them how great it was. After I used it three or four times the mere operation of pulling open a leg removed part of the black coating on the leg.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Surpassed Expectations

                                        By RK

                                        from Atlanta, GA

                                        About Me Casual Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attaches Firmly
                                        • Good Stability
                                        • Strong Clamp

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

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

                                          Comments about Induro Adventure AKB2 Tripod with Ball Head:

                                          This is great. It is reasonably lightweight and transportable, and very sturdy. Adjustments are very simple to make. This will certainly satisfy the requirements of an occasional user.

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