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Induro8M AT-214 Aluminum Tripod
 
4.8

(based on 58 reviews)

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    (45)

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    (12)

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    (1)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (45)
  • Unfolds quickly (34)
  • Folds away (28)
  • Lightweight (25)
  • Durable (7)

Cons

  • Heavy (6)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (40)
  • Night shots (31)
  • Portraits (28)
  • Travel (25)
  • Wildlife (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (19), Semi-pro photographer (14), Pro photographer (8), Tech savvy (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (43), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Set of Legs

I use my Induro AT214 set of legs for general photography. This is my first set of tripod legs and I paired them with a Induro BHD2. These are not the largest set of...Read complete review

I use my Induro AT214 set of legs for general photography. This is my first set of tripod legs and I paired them with a Induro BHD2. These are not the largest set of legs, but for the price point, they can't be beat.

The tripod is solid with the first extension out,a little less with the second out and needs a counterweight for when you require all three extended.

I am finding I may need the shorter column (an additional $30 plus shipping) to get low without reversing the column.

I do like the leg coverings and the ability to wear gloves when adjusting the legs.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Simple and Efficient

Not too heavy, supports enough weight to throw my full BMCC rig on it. Great price, pretty perfect for my needs. Works nice with a Manfrotto flat base head. Only downside is...Read complete review

Not too heavy, supports enough weight to throw my full BMCC rig on it. Great price, pretty perfect for my needs. Works nice with a Manfrotto flat base head. Only downside is leveling the tripod with a flat base head. You have to adjust each leg till level as oppose to quick leveling a ball head. If you need something basic and don't have a big budget, I recommend these tripod legs.

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5.0

The tripod (Induro AT214) is very stable and big

By Cory

from East TN

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Stability
  • Heavy

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

    Comments about Induro 8M AT-214 Aluminum Tripod:

    Wow, this is so much better than anything I have used in the past. The tripod (Induro AT214) is very stable and big. I am 5'9" and have no trouble setting it up high enough to be above head high for shots like fireworks. The Sirui K-30X is a great ball head. I am still trying to get use to using it, but it is very smooth and locks solid. All in all it is a great set-up for under $.

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    5.0

    excellent quality

    By RaginCajun

    from Gonzales, La

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Folds Small

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Induro 8M AT-214 Aluminum Tripod:

        I don't shoot landscape stuff enough to warrant getting something more expensive, I thought this would be a good compromise. But when I got it and examined and used it, I quickly realized it's not compromise at all, this is a very high quality tripod and is fantastic. I highly recommend it. This is the smaller size that will travel more easily.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great addition to my family gear

        By Roddy

        from Oak Park

        About Me Semi-Pro Photog

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability

        Cons

        • NONE

        Best Uses

        • Landscape
        • Long Exposure Pics
        • Stabilization

        Comments about Induro 8M AT-214 Aluminum Tripod:

        Sturdy.
        Not too heavy based on how stable it is.
        Is a must have for those of us who shoot Longtime exposures.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Really impressed for the price I paid

        By Pawan Gujjala

        from Boulder, Colorado

        Comments about Induro 8M AT-214 Aluminum Tripod:

        Bought this tripod for a three day trip to National Parks. And the 1st time use gave me a scare when one of the legs slipped off when the tripod was closed!
        I tried locking it few more times and it locked!
        I was skeptical to take it to that big trip! But I had no choice as I had less time to shop for a new Tripod!
        But the experience of using this tripod on this was memorable!
        I took one of my best pictures of my life till date!
        Start trails, long exposure shots and panoramas! All came out awesome!
        I just hope the tripod keeps working in the same awesome way!

        The four star is due to that initial scare!

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        5.0

        Worth Its Weight

        By Chris L.

        from Cary, NC

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Landscape Photography
        • Long Exposure Photography

        Comments about Induro 8M AT-214 Aluminum Tripod:

        Wow!!! Just finished a four day hike with this tripod and I must say that it is a beast and the weight can start to be a negative - but - once I was comfortable either carrying it slung over my shoulder or attached to my backpack - not a problem. I set it in a couple streams with some current to them to take long-exposure waterfall pics (15-20 second exposure) and the tripod never once moved. It is rock-solid and extremely sturdy. This is the reason why I bought a heavier tripod - not just to hold the weight of a camera (The tripod supports up to 22 lbs - I hope to never even THINK of owning a camera/lens combo this heavy) but also to hold up to stream current. Also to note - it is moisture RESISTANT not moisture PROOF. I removed the feet each night to drain/dry the tripod. Even wet - it held and was stable.If you don't mind the extra weight (the equivalent carbon tripod is only 1.1 lbs less for $ more) - this is THE tripod to use.

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        5.0

        Strong Durable Quality

        By Steve Berger Photographic

        from Cincinnati, Ohio

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight
        • Solid Build Quality
        • Sturdy
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Architectural
          • Landscapes
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Induro 8M AT-214 Aluminum Tripod:

          I had a smaller Induro Tripod for years and it did the job with a smaller camera with smaller lenses. SO when I decided to upgrade to a larger camera and get longer lenses, and a gimbal head for some lenses and a 5-way pan head for others It became time to upgrade my tripod. I didn't wan to put out an arm and a leg to buy a Carbon Fiber tripod, but I did need something that could bear a lot of weight. And most importantly, I wanted to stay within the Induro product line. If a brand is good to me, I stick with it. This Tripod fit the bill and the day I opened it and set it up for the frst time I knew I had made the right choice. It's tall, sturdy, a little heavy, but solid as a rock, and holds all of my gear snug and tight. I may add a water bag if I shoot on a windy day, but other than that this Tripod will do the job it is meant to do.

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          4.0

          Sturdy but heavy

          By SamDaMan

          from Los angeles

          Comments about Induro 8M AT-214 Aluminum Tripod:

          this is an excellent and sturdy tripod. A little heavier than I would have wanted, but not too heavy to go with on a backpack. The twist locks are secure and easy to use.

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          5.0

          A price buster...

          By Zonian64

          from West Palm Beach, Florida

          About Me Film Professional, Parent, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Stability
          • Multiple Leg Adjustment A
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Closeupmacro Photagraphy
            • Stabilization

            Comments about Induro 8M AT-214 Aluminum Tripod:

            Pros:
            Serves needs in multiple ways...
            1-Light enough to take to the field and sturdy for the rugged terrain and wildlife areas...
            2-Compact enough to attach to a backpack with a ball head...
            3-Rated over 20+ pounds
            4-Several leg adjustment angles

            Cons: Heavier at 4+ pounds...

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            • No

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            5.0

            Induro Tripod

            By Bamjodi

            from St. Cloud, MN

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Stability
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Stabilization

              Comments about Induro 8M AT-214 Aluminum Tripod:

              Purchased as a gift and receiver was thrilled with the product.

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              • Yes

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              4.0

              nice legs

              By Albert

              from Philadelphia, PA

              About Me Pro Phogrographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Stability

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Stabilization

                Comments about Induro 8M AT-214 Aluminum Tripod:

                My past experiences with tripods haven't been great, but these legs are just peachy. The twist locks are responsive without much twist so adjustments are made quickly. The round level gives me a good starting point which is fine tuned with my ballhead.The levers allow the tripod to get low with a nice and wide stance. I can easily attach a weight to make the rig sturdier. I can flip the center column to shoot straight down.I've brought it on a few shoots already and it's performed very well. The legs have stayed out of the way and allowed me to do my job without incident which is exactly what good gear should do.Weight isn't a huge deal for me and shaving a pound isn't worth hundreds of dollars to me, but I'm not hiking around with this thing. I have walked several blocks with my Pelican case full of cameras, lenses and flashes as well as a bag of triggers and my tripod on my back and it hasn't proven to be too heavy.

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                5.0

                Great choice

                By Sherwin L

                from San Diego, CA

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Induro 8M AT-214 Aluminum Tripod:

                I currently own a Manfrotto 475B legs and a 502HD Pro head. While I love this combo, I needed something that's lighter and easier to travel with. This Induro is really well built and although it's smaller, you can tell it can support my C100 rig load.

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                5.0

                Stable, well-built, compact

                By Geezer

                from Covington, GA

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Stable
                • Well built quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Induro 8M AT-214 Aluminum Tripod:

                  I wanted a moderately priced tripod that compacted for travel to support an Oben BC-126 ball head and a D7100 with 70-300 mm lens. The AT-214 is more than adequate for my amateur needs. It is very long - at 6'2" I do not need to extend it completely. The twist locks are easy to use with absolutely no slippage. The accompanying case is also of good quality and design and amply contains the tripod, head, and tool kit. The rubber cushion and spike feet are separate and require effort to interchange.

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                  4.0

                  Good buy

                  By KatyMom

                  from Katy, TX

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                  • Bulky

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Induro 8M AT-214 Aluminum Tripod:

                  I used this for a moutainous, rocky shoot. It was decent to carry around with the included bag. It would be way too heavy and long to carry around all day long but good for a couple hours or short distances. It was extremely sturdy. I fixed the legs at different lengths on the uneven terrain and it still held up very well. It was kind of confusing to figure out which of the three knobs on each leg was extended so set up ndn take down took awhile. I'm sure this is just a learning curve though.

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                  5.0

                  This tripod SCREAMS quality!

                  By Tim

                  from Canton, GA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Very Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Induro 8M AT-214 Aluminum Tripod:

                    I bought this tripod to replace an older/shorter Gitzo G226. The Gitzo has served me well but it is a little heavy and it only rises to 45" with the center column retracted.

                    Like many others, I researched tripods to death. I saw this and decided to pull the trigger. It's only a few ounces heavier than the carbon fiber equivalent so I didn't see spending the extra cash on the CF except for perhaps vibration dampening.

                    I'm glad I bought this one. Everything about this tripod screen quality. My heaviest rig is a 1D with a 70-200 2.8 and this supports that setup without even batting an eye. I opted for the BHL1 ball head and it is more than adequate for my needs. With everything tightened, nothing moves (which I love!).

                    This tripod is light enough for me to hike with and sturdy enough to hold my heaviest rig.

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                    4.0

                    Sturdy as a rock

                    By Steve the bird chaser

                    from Rio Grande Valley, Texas

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Induro 8M AT-214 Aluminum Tripod:

                      My main concern was how sturdy it would be, but it exceeded expectations. I've used it during extremely windy conditions, on sand and all configurations with no problems. It's easy to adjust, relatively light weight and when folded takes up very little room.

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                      5.0

                      Nice set of legs!

                      By garrett

                      from pa

                      Comments about Induro 8M AT-214 Aluminum Tripod:

                      A little heavy but works great, good price!

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                      5.0

                      Great tripod with a great price

                      By BonnieM

                      from Baltimore, MD

                      Comments about Induro 8M AT-214 Aluminum Tripod:

                      This ia a lightweight tripod that performs great with my nikon D7100 and a 70-300 lens. It is easy to setup and take down and the carrying case and tool kit are welcome additions to the package. I paired this with an induro BHD1 ballhead and will be using them for many years to come!

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                      5.0

                      Versatile, stable, and quick setup

                      By Mike O

                      from Cary, NC

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Folds Small
                      • Good Stability
                      • Reliable
                      • Unfolds Quickly

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Induro 8M AT-214 Aluminum Tripod:

                      This thing is super solid and easy to use. It does a great job low to the ground, or fully extended and with the ability to hang your bag from the center post it can provide even more stability when under high winds. I recently took this on a trip through Death Valley and it performed very well in all conditions including under high winds at the peak of a mountain. It sets up quickly and is easy to adjust to another position.

                      It exceeded my expectations with performance and ease of use. My only negative is that it is a bit heavy. Most of our spots were 1.5-2 miles from the road so I did a lot of hiking around with this. A carbon fiber one would have been a bit better, but at 3x the cost.

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                      5.0

                      Best tripod for the buck

                      By gabriel pop

                      from boston

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Folds Small
                      • Good Stability
                      • Lightweight
                      • Unfolds Quickly

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Induro 8M AT-214 Aluminum Tripod:

                        Tripod is lightweight and very solid. I'm 6'1 and the tripod extende w/o the column extend is height enough to have the viewfinder at the same levet to my eyes. Thou some people recommend not to use the centre column as a rule of thumb, I took some shots with it 75% extended. No difference to the situation with column retracted whatsoever !!! Very solid tripod !!! Use it with my D600 and battery grip and 70-200mm and Redged RP-3 ball head and noticed movement at all. I would buy it again !

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                        5.0

                        Strong tripod at a fair price!

                        By Gray Fox

                        from Charleston, SC

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Folds Small
                        • Good Stability
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Induro 8M AT-214 Aluminum Tripod:

                          This tripod is very stable using a 5D Mark 2 camera and a Tamron 200 - 500 mm lens and a Smith-Victor BH5 ball head.

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