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Induro 8X CT-214 Carbon Fiber Tripod

BH #INCT214 • MFR #471-214
Induro 8X CT-214 Carbon Fiber Tripod
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 26.4 lb
  • Max Height: 61.2"
  • Min Height: 19.1"
  • Folded Length: 20.9"
The Induro 8X CT-214 Carbon Fiber Tripod has a load capacity of 26.4 lb, extends from 19.1" to 61.2", and weighs 3.3 lb. Its 4-section legs have 1/2-twist dust- and moisture-resistant leg locks to individually adjust their height.
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Induro 471-214 Overview

The Induro 8X CT-214 Carbon Fiber Tripod has a load capacity of 26.4 lb, extends from 19.1" to 61.2", and weighs 3.3 lb. Its 4-section legs have 1/2-twist dust- and moisture-resistant leg locks to individually adjust their height.

The center column is reversible for low-angle shooting, and features a spring-loaded ballast hook for adding stabilizing weight. A bubble level on the tripod's magnesium spider helps ensure the legs are level, and a 1/4"-20 threaded hole lets you mount a variety of accessories. The rubber feet can be swapped out for stainless steel spikes using the included wrench, allowing the tripod to be used stably on a variety of surfaces. A carrying case with a strap is included to protect the tripod when not in use.

Induro 471-214 Specs

Load Capacity26.4 lbs (12 kg)
Maximum Height61.2" (155.5 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended52.6" (133.5 cm)
Minimum Height19.1" (48.6 cm)
Folded Length20.9" (53 cm)
Leg Sections4
Leg Lock TypeTwist
Independent Leg SpreadYes
Center Column Sections1
Center Column TypeRound, rapid, reversible
Center BraceNo
Spiked FeetYes
Bubble LevelYes
Head Mount Thread SizeReversible 3/8"-16 and 1/4"-20
Weight3.3 lb (1.5 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)28.3 x 5 x 4.9"

Induro 471-214 Reviews

Totally Taken!!

By Trudy L W.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-05-24

As I have upgraded gear and ultimately upped the weight, Canon 60DS with Canon and Sigma Lenses (70-200mm the biggest), I knew I needed a better tripod. After hours, eh, days and weeks of reading reviews, I decided on the Induro, it got adequate reviews and fell in my price range. Oh, am I happy with this!!!! I could feel the quality right out of the packaging. My photos have cleared up substantially!! Stable and easy to use. Unscrew the section release and it has just enough weight to drop out on it's own while I hold my camera, etc. A quick lift with my knee or foot will place it back with no effort if I need it. I have topped my tripod with an Induro DMO1 (used - for now) and I am light years beyond where I was! The bag that comes with it is also high quality. At some point I got it in my head that if they offered a quality bag, they cared about the quality of their tripod and felt they could help you care for it!!! At least here I was right! If you are looking for a GREAT tripod on a limited budget, this is it (trust me, I'm limited budget!)

Super light

By Viva
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-08-04

I shoot both products and families and other things. Best thing for me is that is tripod is super light and can handle my camera well. I have nothing bad to say about this tripod other than it pretty costly. But the bottom line you get what you paid for.


By di Simondi
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-07-27

I have been using this tripod for some months now and still rate it as excellent. However, I have encountered one design flaw to be aware of. I was carrying the tripod on a backpack and apparently one leg was not tightened. The leg fell out along with 2 Teflon pieces. Fortunately I was walking on pavement and immediately heard them fall off. Had I been on grass perhaps it would have been different. Be careful to fully tighten all legs during transport.

Happy so far

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-07-13

I've only had this tripod for a few weeks, but based on experience so far, I have no hesitation recommending it to others. It was bought to replace an ancient (20+ years old) Bogen 3021 as a travel tripod, because the 3021 doesn't fit in a carry-on. It weights half as much, seems at least as stable (even with an extra leg section), goes as high as I need it to without extending the center column (I'm short, YMMV), and goes as low or lower (with optional short center column) as the Bogen. I wouldn't recommend using it with lenses longer than about 300 mm, but that's sort of a given for all lightweight tripods.

backpacking tripod

By Anonymous
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-01-26

This tripod is for all my trips. Not the lightest but, the most stable. It held up in last week wind storms. That alone is worth it's weight in gold. The only thing that would be nice would be thicker padding. I some time carry the tripod on my shoulder.

Sturdy & Light

By Nomeca
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-01-10

Nice to have a tripod that sits at just the right height and still lightweight with a small head on it.

Sturdy and lightweight

By ZShever
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-12-23

Left my Manfrotto 190cxpro on a beach in Hawaii and needed a new sturdy tripod under $. This Induro fit the bill. Lightweight, strong, affordable! Paired with an induro ball head and really like the set up!

Top notch

By Trevor
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-08-04

Great tripod all around. The twist leg locks are excellent. Perfectly balanced and holds plenty of weight. I also have the CT-314 for my larger 600mm lens but this would also hold the weight ,depending on the weight of the head you use. All around best tripod out there. Gear bag is excellent and extra spiked feet are a bonus. Get one today you won't regret it .

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What is the longest lens you can put on this tripod? E.g. Gitzo recommends max 400mm for its GT3542L, even tho' its load capacity is 46.3 lbs. So, I'm assuming I can't mount a 150-600mm on this Induro.
Asked by: Hannah
You should have no problem at all mounting that lens. My Induro tripod supports a three way pan head which holds a fairly heavy 4 x 5 view camera with heavy lenses and film holders. The 8X CT-214 is a very sturdy tripod.
Answered by: Jan B.
Date published: 2018-08-27


What is the base diameter of the center column?
Asked by: Jason F.
The center column itself is 1 1/8 inches (27mm). The top where a ball head attaches is 2 3/8 inches (60mm).
Answered by: Richard P.
Date published: 2018-08-27


What is the weight of CT214 tripod?What is the difference from the discontinued model CT213?
Asked by: wonji a.
The weight is 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg). I don't know about the differences with the previous model.
Answered by: Basile T.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Where is it possible to purchase Just the 8X CT214 (with BHL2 mounted)Induro tripod shoulder bag? Mine broke
Asked by: Jessica K.
Hi again, Jessica. I just did a search on the B&H website and found lots of tripod bag options. You would just have to check the specs to find the right one. Good luck!
Answered by: paul l.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Can you shoot without the centre column? I shoot landscapes and I'd like to get the trip as close to the ground as possible sometimes. Can the camera be mounted without the centre column?
Asked by: Jason F.
No, you cannot shoot without the center column. However, the center column is reversible so you can remove it and reinstall upside down, spread the legs and you're very close to the ground. The camera will be upside down with a horizontal shot, but with a ball joint or 3 way panhead, you can take vertical photos normally.
Answered by: Jan B.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Will a Manfrotto 496rc2 ballhead work and fit on this tripod?
Asked by: Anonymous
Since the Induro CT214 has both 1/4 and 3/8 threads, yes, the Manfrotto 496RC2 ball head will fit on this tripod.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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