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p.7 #1 · Gitzo tripod vs. Induro tripod


You won't regret it. I handled all 3 I mentioned above and they are all keepers. You get a lot of accessories as well and a 10 year USA warranty- hard to beat at that price.

I also have an Induro BHL-3 ball head which I personally consider second to none save the RRS BH-55.



Sep 30, 2012 at 02:03 AM
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p.7 #2 · Gitzo tripod vs. Induro tripod


vsg28 wrote:
I am deciding between those very two and also the CT314. I think the 414 is a bit too beefy for anything DSLR frankly. Remember it is Induro's equivalent of a Gitzo Series 5.

I may end up going with CT314


I would say the CT414 is very different from a Gitzo series 5.
The weight of the tripod is the same or even more than a Gitzo Systematic series 5. The maximum load limit according to Induro's own spec is 15 kg less than the Gitzo. And the same as a Gitzo Systematic series 2-3.
It also have a center-column which the Gitzo don't have.



Sep 30, 2012 at 07:47 AM
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p.7 #3 · Gitzo tripod vs. Induro tripod


Well it isn't the exact same of course, and we all know not to go by load ratings. But I agree, I would have preferred no center columns- especially when the height of the legs is around 6 feet by themselves.


Sep 30, 2012 at 12:50 PM
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p.7 #4 · Gitzo tripod vs. Induro tripod


vsg28 wrote:
Well it isn't the exact same of course, and we all know not to go by load ratings. But I agree, I would have preferred no center columns- especially when the height of the legs is around 6 feet by themselves.


My point was: It's not similar to the Gitzo series 5. And it's not as stable as the series 5. Not even close.
It's probably more similar to a Gitzo Mountaineer series 3 with center-column. If you like to compare it with a Gitzo



Sep 30, 2012 at 01:20 PM
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p.7 #5 · Gitzo tripod vs. Induro tripod


Comparing different companies and the stability of tripods is something I don't want to get into, I have found "stability" varies from person to person. That said, I am not surprised if the Gitzo 5 is more stable than the Induro 414.


Sep 30, 2012 at 01:26 PM
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vsg28 wrote:
Comparing different companies and the stability of tripods is something I don't want to get into, I have found "stability" varies from person to person. That said, I am not surprised if the Gitzo 5 is more stable than the Induro 414.


That's what you did compare when writing "Remember it is Induro's equivalent of a Gitzo Series 5."
and that's why I replied to your post



Sep 30, 2012 at 01:54 PM
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p.7 #7 · Gitzo tripod vs. Induro tripod


"Equivalent" was probably the wrong word

More like Induro's closest to Gitzo series 5, which is close enough to most people.



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p.7 #8 · Gitzo tripod vs. Induro tripod


You might want to check out the feisol as an alternative I have the 3371 & it has served me well...
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/735088/0



Sep 30, 2012 at 02:09 PM
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p.7 #9 · Gitzo tripod vs. Induro tripod


Just reporting back, I did receive the Induro CT313 a while back and it's a beauty. Wish I could compare it side by side with an "equivalent" Gitzo, but for SLR use it's probably overkill and functions very smoothly. Overkill is reassuring sometimes, especially when you've got $7k balanced on top. Just right IMO, it's super light for the size and very strong and though bulky, not a pain to carry strapped onto my Kata pack.

Speaking of overkill, I then bought a 24 foot! tall tripod today off CL. Didn't even know they made these things, haha - any suggestions for a quality P&S with wide angle, remote trigger capability, and video out to put on top of it?



Oct 20, 2012 at 11:45 PM
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p.7 #10 · Gitzo tripod vs. Induro tripod


I was considering the CT313 but with my student discount, I went ahead and got the CT414 instead. Absolutely loving it!


Oct 21, 2012 at 12:03 AM
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p.7 #11 · Gitzo tripod vs. Induro tripod


lol seems like Induro managed to "replicate" the Gitzo G-lock system as well. I took apart one leg to do some measurements of leg thickness and discovered the locking mechanism is pretty much the same with similar bushings too. No wonder I was surprised the legs locked with 1/3 twist of the knobs at most. Good for me I guess


Oct 21, 2012 at 03:13 AM
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p.7 #12 · Gitzo tripod vs. Induro tripod


While there is much truth that you get what you paid for, it is not an absolute. I feel sorry for those who will only drink expensive wine.


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p.7 #13 · Gitzo tripod vs. Induro tripod


vsg28 wrote:
lol seems like Induro managed to "replicate" the Gitzo G-lock system as well. I took apart one leg to do some measurements of leg thickness and discovered the locking mechanism is pretty much the same with similar bushings too.


Induro is a Benro brand that's sold in the US. Benro makes Gitzo copies; I use Benro parts on my Gitzo tripod and vice versa. Many Induro and Benro parts are interchangeable too.



May 09, 2014 at 12:33 PM
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