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InduroAlloy 8M AT413 Tripod
 
4.9

(based on 41 reviews)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (37)
  • Unfolds quickly (22)
  • Folds away (6)

Cons

  • Heavy (11)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (31)
  • Night shots (27)
  • Wildlife (26)
  • Portraits (21)
  • Sports/action (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (16), Photo enthusiast (11), Pro photographer (8), Photography student (3)
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4.0

Heavy but sturdy

By Marius

from South Africa

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Stability

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

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

Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT413 Tripod:

I am using this tripod for all macro work, night shots and where stability is required. It is heavy but very stable. No problem in wind. It can go down quite low and still lower if you use as short vertical section. The only problem is that the screws on the legs are either too loose or too tight. It is great for standing and shooting stars! I can get right under my camera! It is not small and certainly not light - but I new that when I bought it. If you need a sturdy solid tripod and do not worry about weight or size, I can recommend this one.

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5.0

A lot more bang for the Buck

By Dkapp

from Mineola Tx

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Folds Small
  • Good Stability
  • Lightweight
  • Unfolds Quickly

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT413 Tripod:

    I used this tripod for two port sessions and some nature photog with heavy lens so far and was really impressed with the sturdiness of this tripod and the ease of setup and take down. Love it!

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    5.0

    A wonderful beast of a tripod

    By Pseudophoto

    from Camden, NJ

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Stability

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Night Shots
    • Portraits
    • Video

    Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT413 Tripod:

    I have, in the past, frequently bemoaned the lack of height on my tripod. This, coupled with a series of jobs that found me needing more height (and preferring stability for my camera's sake), led me to replace the barely adequate tripod I had been using. I only wish I hadn't wasted so much time complaining about height, because this was just what I needed. Make no mistake, it is a weighty tripod, but I prefer something that gets so tall to have that mass to better secure my camera on its precarious perch. The legs are solid; I think they've hurt more things on impact than the other way around. Initially, I thought I wanted more choice in the angle I set the legs, but realized that may not be the best idea for a tripod this size and height. Everything works well, and feels stable without being difficult to manipulate.
    It isn't well suited for travel, but it's great for anything in the studio. Night and landscape shots work well too, but (obviously) not if you're hiking in the middle of nowhere. I'd even suggest that it's sturdy enough for video.
    The carrying case and accoutrements (wrench and spiked feet) seem fairly durable as well.

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    5.0

    Sturdy Tripod

    By BSR

    from Des Moines IA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT413 Tripod:

    This is very sturdy Tripod, exactly what I was looking for. Little higher on weight front but I can live with it. Atleast I will be able to shape my arm muscles by using this tripod over a period of time.

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    5.0

    As advertized, solid very sturdy tripod!

    By Bruce the Runner

    from Hale, MI

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Good Stability
    • Unfolds Quickly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Night Shots
      • Sports/Action
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT413 Tripod:

      I've used this tripod a number of times now, set up is quick, the center column adjusts easily, and is very sturdy even when putting my 500mm lens on it. Weight hasn't been a problem for me, the included tripod case is very nice for carrying the tripod. If the folded length was a little shorter this tripod would be perfect.

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      5.0

      Love my legs!

      By Desert Photographer

      from Phoenix, AZ

      About Me Photography Student

      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 AT413 Tripod:

        Super sized legs! Love how big these legs are yet they collapse down to a very manageable size + you get a carrying case + interchangeable spiked & rubber feet + a tool kit!I use these legs with a Manfrotto 055 Magnesium Ball Head and they work beautifully together.Yes, they are heavy, but for the load capacity + the dust/moisture resistance + the independent leg spread, etc, it's totally worth it.I like the added weight because it seems to make it more stable + there's a weight hook on the center column so you can add even more stability if needed.If you are tall or if you use heavy, professional gear and need a pair of solid yet affordable legs, you should definitely consider these.

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        5.0

        Great

        By sw

        from Atlanta

        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 AT413 Tripod:

          Excellent tripod I love it

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          5.0

          Excellent tripod

          By Andrew

          from Holmdel nj

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT413 Tripod:

              You need this if you. Have big lenses

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              5.0

              An excellent tripod for the money

              By Beaner879

              from Ontario, Canada

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Stability
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT413 Tripod:

                I use this tripod outdoors for shooting landscapes and portraits. I love the height and stability. Very sturdy and I don't find weight a problem at all.

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                5.0

                Heavy Duty Tripod

                By Big Lens fan

                from New York, NY

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Good Stability

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT413 Tripod:

                It is strong enough for a big lens.

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                5.0

                Rock Solid!!

                By zanypoet

                from Richmond, VA

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                Pros

                • Good Stability
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Portraits
                • Studio
                • Video

                Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT413 Tripod:

                Yeah, it's over 7lbs and heavy but I bought it for studio use and not for lugging it great outdoors for landscape shoots. Weight is the only drawback but everything else is perfect. I prefer the twistlock over lever lock as I always seem to bust a lever soon or later. It comes with adjustment tools, metal spikes and stout carry bag that can accomodate a large ball head. Standard center column is not too long and does not compromise overall stability. It is made in China but it is very well-made with excellent fit and finish. They probably copied some other well known design. You'd be hard pressed to find another brand of tripod in this price range with similar capabilities and features. Highly recommended!

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                5.0

                it's a tank

                By quantumrider

                from New York, NY

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Stability
                • Heavy
                • Solid
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Night Shots
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT413 Tripod:

                  This is a tank sold under guises of a tripod. I had a chance to use it in various conditions in the last weeks including shooting a concert with tripod extended to the max so I had to stand on a stool to be able to operate the camera and I'm over 6 feet tall. fully extended tripod was just as solid and unshakable as ever. I tried to shake the camera and a few drunken participants tried unwittingly as well but to no avail.

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                  5.0

                  Solid Value

                  By Almacinla

                  from Los Angeles

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability
                  • Lightweight
                  • Unfolds Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT413 Tripod:

                      My 3rd Induro. I use the 213 with m4/3 system & 314 monopod with Canon 5D2. I got the AT413 to use on location as an alternative to my trusty Gitzo Studex ... best tripod ever but weighs a ton . The usual good Induro packaging & included kit . Time will tell how the black finish endures. Light & easy to manage . I coupled it with a BBH300 head & the combo is very solid even with 300F2.8. V good value .

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                      4.0

                      Heavy Weight To Bear, But Worth It

                      By B. Lake

                      from Burlington, IL

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Stability

                      Cons

                      • Cumbersome
                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT413 Tripod:

                      If you like to just camp in one spot for a period of time to take video or photographs, then this is the best product for you. It can be a burden to lug around, but offers complete stability and a heavy weight capacity to boot. Wildlife and sports photography is ideal, but it can probably do the trick for landscape as well.

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                      5.0

                      Solid Tripod

                      By KCPhoto

                      from Orange County, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Dependable
                      • Good Stability
                      • Solid
                      • Well-made

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Shots
                      • Video

                      Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT413 Tripod:

                      This is an excellent tripod for the money. It's built like a tank and can support all of your gear no matter how big your lens is. The only drawback is how heavy it is, but you should already know that before purchase. Unless you plan to be going on a long trek or hike with it, it's perfect.

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                      5.0

                      The size you need and the right price

                      By jim

                      from San Diego

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Stability
                      • Nice and tall
                      • Unfolds Quickly

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT413 Tripod:

                      I own this tripod for over a year and love it. So I bought one for my sister for Christmas since she made so many hints she wanted one like I had.
                      It gives you the height you need to get over others in the crowd. (I use a 12"folding stool when I use it at full height, or I'm able to stand on anything in the area). It is sturdy and not that heavy.
                      I did get some Lens Coat leg pads as to I have a Canon 500 I lug around and I need some padding for my shoulders.
                      I used this in Alaska last Aug and got it in the saltwater. When I got home you can take the legs apart and give them a good cleaning. I used "liquid wrench dry lubricant" for this.
                      Remember, don't keep on buying tripods and then say I wish I had a better tripod.. this is the one you need.

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                      5.0

                      Solid and affordable

                      By yipDog

                      from Mesa, AZ

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Stability

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT413 Tripod:

                        After speaking to a BH sales rep concerning a misguided recommendation posted on their website, I was pleased to find this solidly built affordable tripod for my super tele lens. I am not concerned with lugging gear around, I'd rather have super stability to get great shots. This is much heavier than CF tripods but with my 500mm plus 1.4 extender, there is no hint of shake. Great advice from BH and highly recommended.

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                        5.0

                        Solid

                        By Dennis

                        from Vineland NJ

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Stability

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT413 Tripod:

                        Solid foundation for a heavy lens.

                        A little heavy

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                        5.0

                        Very Stable and Relatively Light

                        By Captain

                        from Los Angeles, CA

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Stability

                        Cons

                        • None experienced yet

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT413 Tripod:

                        I am very pleased with this item. My spotting scope mounts on top of it and there is absolutely no vibration, perceived or otherwise, when viewed at high manifications. This is an aluminum tripod, not as light as carbon fiber, but I have no problems carrying it around. The equivalent Induro carbon tripod is three times the price.

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                        5.0

                        Its heavy... Isn't that good?

                        By John, bird photographer

                        from Connecticut, USA

                        About Me Photography Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Stability

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Induro Alloy 8M AT413 Tripod:

                            If you are looking for a lightweight tripod to use your wide angle lenses on this is probably not the tripod for you. My main lens is the sigma 50-500mm f5-6.3 OS on a t2i with battery grip until I can afford a 1d mkiv and a canon supertelephoto prime and I usually use teleconverters depending on the light (yes, its soft but I'm not going to crop all of my photos). I photograph wildlife, mainly birds. This tripod is a tank. Its big, heavy and extremely stable. I'm 6'5 and I needed a tripod that can get the camera above my eye level for easy shooting of birds in trees. It easily accomplishes this although the center column does need to be extended a bit although only slightly. The center column is well constructed so extending the column does not reduce stability that much. 95% of people will not need to use the center column because the legs alone are very long. You can also lock the legs at different angles and us it for macro photography for flowers growing on the ground. Here is a revolutionary physics lesson: if you want a tripod to be stable for long lens photography especially in low light or at smaller apertures it must be heavy, especially towards the bottom of the tripod or it will shake no matter how rigid the metal is. This is why people use wood tripods, particularly for video. It also has a hook for hanging weights off the center column which would be useful if you are shooting in a hurricane or on top of mt. washington. While this is not as heavy as wood tripod it is definitely weigty and can get difficult for long hikes but it sure is nice to have around if you can take the weight. With my camera, lens and a 1.5 lbs. ball head this tripod is too much to carry on my shoulder for more than an hour or two especially since the balance point is right on the base of the tripod instead of the nice foam grips; (grrr...) of course that changes if you have a heavier or lighter setup. Like I said I'm large and I have a good tolerance for hardship, many people will not be comfortable carrying this setup for very long distances at all (smaller, shorter people including my 5'3 wife). It's mostly strapped to my backpack and I carry the camera on a monopod (get a good backpack or it will fall apart from the weight and it must be strapped in the middle or you will get the mother of all backaches). The legs secure quickly without too much force with twist locks. Its not as quick as clamps but its more rigid at its joints so I'm happy and my wife can easily tighten the legs and I could probably hang off the tripod. I use this with the Vanguard sbh-300 which is inexpensive and also built like a tank (highly recommended for people that don't want to pay for an arca-swiss). This tripod is unbelievably stable and an unbelievable buy for long lens photographers that can take the weight in exchange for stable tripod. Don't waste your money on a gitzo.

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