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InduroAlloy 8M AT214 Tripod
 
4.8

(based on 49 reviews)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (39)
  • Unfolds quickly (30)
  • Folds away (26)
  • Lightweight (24)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

  • Heavy (4)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (39)
  • Night shots (31)
  • Portraits (28)
  • Travel (25)
  • Wildlife (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (19), Semi-pro photographer (13), Pro photographer (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (37)

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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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 Alloy 8M AT214 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 Alloy 8M AT214 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 Alloy 8M AT214 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 Alloy 8M AT214 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 Alloy 8M AT214 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 Alloy 8M AT214 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 Alloy 8M AT214 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 Alloy 8M AT214 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 Alloy 8M AT214 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 Alloy 8M AT214 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 Alloy 8M AT214 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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              4.0

              Very stable and versatile platform

              By Clark

              from Denver, CO

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Stability
              • Solid construction
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Macro
                • Night Shots
                • Portraits

                Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT214 Tripod:

                I use primarily for landscape photography, but is also very useful for macro and portrait work. On the heavy side, but worth it to get the extra working height and confidence in its stability.

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                3.0

                Simple and Efficient

                By TPak

                from Philadelphia

                Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT214 Tripod:

                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

                sturdy and stable

                By Michael

                from NYC

                Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT214 Tripod:

                Used this tripod recently for a shoot, and mounted a d7000 with an 85mm. Enjoyed the locking mechanism of the legs, and the ability to reverse the center column. The addition of a toolkit and a carrying case was a welcomed feaure.

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                5.0

                Rock Steady

                By Hank

                from Tiburon,CA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Stability
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT214 Tripod:

                    Recently I sold my Gitzo 3541L in order to get a Gitzo 1544T for traveling and just to lighten my load. I shoot landscapes, portraiture, and extreme action sports, while the 1544T is great for most gear it can't handle the weight of a 1DX and 70-200mm 2.8 with a 2 x extender when shooting a simple 30 second exposure. I've had many different tripods in my day and am tired of spending 700 dollars or more for them. I found Induro at B&H and wondered why I have never given the company a try. Eventually I decided why not, it's only 1 pound heavier than the expensive brands and comes with a great warranty, tripod bag, spikes, and tools. ALL for the amazing low price of $[$]!!! It works as well as any other tripod I've owned, If I want to go lighter I can always get a Carbon Fiber model at a fraction of the cost of the more recognized models, give this company time and it will be more recognized throughout the industry.

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                    5.0

                    Works like a gem!!

                    By Scruffy

                    from Bay City Michigan

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Folds Small
                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Portraits
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT214 Tripod:

                      This is aa great light weight Tirpod, it is easy to set up or take down. one of the better ones that I have used over the years of shooting stills and video production. For being as light weigth it offers great support for the equipment.I have used it shooting weddings, portiats, and outdoors for wildlife. I am just about six foot tall and is the prefect height for me when legs are fully extended. Great Tripod.

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                      5.0

                      Very stable and highly portable . . .

                      By Nikocker

                      from Plover, Wisconsin

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backpacking
                          • Travel
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT214 Tripod:

                          I purchased this model Induro to use as lighter weight option for backpacking my gear on longer distance wildlife outings. I was at first unsure wether this model with its' 28mm upper legs would be stable enough for longer lens use. However my concerns were unfounded as i currently use this tripod primarily with the new my Nikon D7100 and 300mm F4 AFS Nikkor and 1.4 teleconverter.
                          When shooting in 1.3 crop mode that is the equivalent of 840mm! With care I get tack sharp results even as low as 250th of a second.

                          This model with its anti rotation legs is a breeze to use and extends and collapses easily and quickly. I am using an Induro BHD2 ballhead with this tripod, and find this to be the perfect set up for my "more portable" wildlife kit

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                          5.0

                          A great product

                          By Thoolika

                          from Gainesville, FL

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Folds Small
                          • Good Stability
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Night Shots
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT214 Tripod:

                          I use this item with my Nikon d7000 and sigma 50-500m and it supports both well. It'd be nice to have a band to carry the tripod without the given bag.

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                          4.0

                          Great Set of Legs

                          By KristopherBuck

                          from Memphis, TN

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Stability
                          • Unfolds Quickly

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT214 Tripod:

                            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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                            5.0

                            Great Tripod....

                            By AstronomyGuy

                            from Jefferson City, TN

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Folds Small
                            • Good Stability
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT214 Tripod:

                              This tripod is very stable and lightweight. Good strong construction too. Excellent for the price compared to the higher-end tripods that are 3x the price.

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