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Induro8M AT-214 Aluminum Tripod
 
4.7

(based on 71 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (55)
  • Unfolds quickly (39)
  • Folds away (34)
  • Lightweight (31)
  • Durable (7)

Cons

  • Heavy (7)

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 (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (53), 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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4.0

Induro 8M AT-214 Aluminum Tripod

By Hal

from Elberta, MI

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Folds Small
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Induro 8M AT-214 Aluminum Tripod:

      This is my 2nd tripod, (recent addition). Previously purchased the Slik Pro 700DX Aluminum Tripod With 3-Way Pan and Tilt Head, a great tripod, BUT abit heavy. Thous- my addition of the AT-214, a more travel friendly tripod. 4.4 lbs should be considered as the maximum amount of weight for a travel tripod, and this one folds up to a nice folded length of 21 1/2". I do wish it had the type of feet that had the retractable spike feet. Its allways a trade off between stability and mobility. Carbon fiber wasn't an option for me because of cost. I consider myself a hobbyist photographer. My camera of choice- Panasonic FZ200.

       
      5.0

      Great Portable Set of Legs

      By BigSteve

      from Roseville, CA

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Stabilization

        Comments about Induro 8M AT-214 Aluminum Tripod:

        This is part of my travel set up for astrophotography and nightscapes. The 8M AT-214 tripod is sturdy and holds my camera tracker and lenses up to 200mm nice and steady. The tripod comes with a nice tool kit and steel tips for the legs if they are necessary. I have not found any negatives yet for this tripod.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Affordable workhorse, indoors or out

        By Ram

        from Bay Area, CA

        About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Good Stability
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Movies
        • Stabilization

        Comments about Induro 8M AT-214 Aluminum Tripod:

        This fits all of my current needs for amateur photo and video.

        With a rated capacity of 22 lb, the AT-214 will hold your gear, ballast, and then some, all without breaking form or your bank account (see picture).

        Excellent workmanship, ergonomics and tactile feel. The carrying case and accessories are also of high quality. It can also fit into standard travel-size baggage (see picture).

        At 4.4 lb, it is not the lightest tripod around; but, remember, the additional weight is working in your favor to create a stable platform.

        In a bind, you CAN extend the center column and the last/thinnest leg section all the way (see picture); now, if you apply pressure on a leg (with your fingers), the structure will flex... Know the laws of physics and use them to your advantage.

        If you are US resident, register and get a 10-yr warranty. Sweet!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great Value!

        By DPHaw

        from Mesa, AZ

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fit And Finish
        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight
        • Nice Case
        • Nice Height
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

        • None So Far

        Best Uses

          Comments about Induro 8M AT-214 Aluminum Tripod:

          I have been using the same Manfrotto 3001 tripod I bought as a beginner many years ago. I did upgrade to a better ball head however. The problem was that the Manfrotto didn't go high enough for me to use without extending the center column. I had been watching this tripod and when I noticed there was a $ rebate I decided to order it. First of all I like the twist legs to adjust the height. It's much quicker to to set up and break down. I also like how high this tripod goes. It also comes with a nice case and a tool kit! The build quality and finish are very good. It is also very light for it's size. For the extra cost of the carbon fiber I feel this tripod is a better value.

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          • No
           
          5.0

          Fantastic Sturdy Tripod

          By Chris G

          from Austin Texas

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Induro 8M AT-214 Aluminum Tripod:

          I am a fairly new photographer and needed a new tripod without dropping 4-500 bucks. This has been a solid alternative. I've paired it with a sirui ball head and it is fantastic.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Solid & Sturdy

          By DKR

          from Dallas, PA

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Stabilization

            Comments about Induro 8M AT-214 Aluminum Tripod:

            Very solid and sturdy tripod. Sharp looking as well. Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is the foam padding on one of the legs came loose and I had to send back and get another one. No problems otherwise.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Solid set of sticks

            By Phil

            from Portland, OR

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Induro 8M AT-214 Aluminum Tripod:

            After a couple weeks of use I'm really happy with this tripod. For the money, i think they're a good deal and they function exactly as you'd expect. The only downside is the weight, which is pretty heavy. But again, for the money, I think it's fine.

             
            4.0

            Nice and sturdy

            By GK

            from NY

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Stability

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Stabilization

              Comments about Induro 8M AT-214 Aluminum Tripod:

              I'm an event photographer so mainly used it indoor for room shots. Did some research and this seemed like a good choice. It's very sturdy as well as nice and tall (I'm 5'8); I don't need to extend the center column (have the manfrotto pistol grip attached). The only reason I'm removing a star is that I'm not a fan of the bottom legs would have liked them a little thicker. That said I don't regret the purchase

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Nice sturdy tripod

              By Shawn

              from St. George, Utah

              About Me Professional photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Stability

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Stabilization

                Comments about Induro 8M AT-214 Aluminum Tripod:

                Nice sturdy tripod and holds my Manfrotto 410 Junior head very well. My only gripe, though not a major one, is that folding out the legs is a little stiff, but I think this will change as the tripod is used more.

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                • No
                 
                4.0

                A decent tripod for the money

                By Not in the Movies

                from Cincinnati OH

                About Me Still photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Folds Small
                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Release Mechanism

                Best Uses

                • Still Photography

                Comments about Induro 8M AT-214 Aluminum Tripod:

                Using a pro Dslr with a 300 prime or an 80-400 zoom, this tripod offers good stability. Lightweight enough to carry along and still support 22 pounds of gear. For bigger and heavier gear I have bigger and heavier tripods but this tripod is great for climbing up a steep hill. Far cheaper than a carbon fiber of the same capacity and just a tad heavier. I like it… enough. I just don't love it and mainly that is because of the release system. The literature says a slight turn, I believe they said it was a half turn and the legs will glide out or back. Not so… my tripod requires a good full turn and then they can be pulled out, no gliding here... but forget about a smooth return… pushing these legs back into a closed position is odd in that it feels like the air in the shaft needs to be pushed out to make room for the leg segment. I have used many tripods in my day and have never experienced this before and I am pondering drilling small escape holes at the top for a release. Yep, there goes that warranty but it will improve the performance and it was only $. Some tripods with the same capacity sell for 5 times that so...Also, apparently this tripod was 'made' for film makers?? Who knew? As a still nature/wildlife photographer I can say it works just fine for my purposes… and was inexpensive to boot. It works, kind of weirdly at times but it works.

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                • No
                 
                5.0

                Simply Outstanding!

                By Duluthian

                from Duluth, MN

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Folds Small
                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Stabilization

                  Comments about Induro 8M AT-214 Aluminum Tripod:

                  Couldn't be happier with these tripod legs! Sturdy, easy to operate, comes with a great case & tools, ect... Replaced a 15 year old set of Manfrotto legs that still worked fine but were a bit heavy to lug around. These Induro legs are lighter yet every bit as sturdy!

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                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Light but sturdy

                  By dimockphoto

                  from Chicago, IL

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Folds Small
                  • Good Stability
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Stabilization

                    Comments about Induro 8M AT-214 Aluminum Tripod:

                    I use this tripod for real estate photography. So far it has been exactly what I expected. Be careful not to over tighten the legs as they can be relatively easily stripped. On the other hand I narrowly avoided a disaster because I didn't tighten them enough! Luckily I turned around in time to catch the tripod as it was leaning over.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I LOVE THIS TRIPOD

                    By L.H.

                    from NE

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Stability

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Induro 8M AT-214 Aluminum Tripod:

                        This tripod is rock solid and well built. I had been used to the clip type leg locks and wasn't sure the twist locks would be a problem. They work great with about a 1/2 turn to loosen and tighten. Not crazy about having to remove the feet with a wrench to install the spikes but I rarely use spikes anyway. The load capacity was a selling point and have had no problems with my 5D Mark III with grip, ball head and 70-200mm f2.8.
                        Great value.

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        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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                          • No

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          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.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              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.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              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!

                               
                              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.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              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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                                • No
                                 
                                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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