My eight year old tripod is on its last legs – literally. There’s so much sand, grit and grime inside the twist-lock mechanisms that they’re alternately almost impossible to loosen or they just won’t stay tight. For the last few months I’ve made it work because the thought of dropping several hundred dollars on a new carbon fiber tripod simply didn’t excite me. A rock solid, dependable tripod is perhaps the most important piece of equipment for any outdoor photographer but it lacks the sex appeal of a new lens or the latest and greatest huge megapixel camera body. But, if you want to make sharp images when working at the edge of light, a good tripod is an absolute must.
Induro doesn’t make a good tripod. They make a great tripod. Several of my friends have been using Induro tripods for years and without exception they’ve all raved about them. So, when Induro offered me a sponsorship it didn’t take long for me to accept.
Last week I received a box full of awesomeness from Induro. In it was my new tripod, the carbon fiber CT213. This thing is a work of art. Seriously. I know, I know – I just said that tripods weren’t sexy. I lied. If you, like me, appreciate attention to detail and design, you will find Induro tripods to be pretty damn sexy. All decked out in smooth, strong 8 layer carbon fiber with a matte black magnesium alloy spider and weighing in at a svelte 3.3 pounds, it truly is a beautiful piece of kit. But it’s not all about looks, is it? Thankfully, Induro tripods are built to take all the abuse outdoor photographers dish out. Dust and water resistant leg locks, interchangeable feet, an integrated bubble level and adjustable leg angles are among the many fantastic features that make these tripods so great. Though they can’t be characterized as inexpensive, Induro’s carbon fiber tripods cost 20% to 40% less than the competition without giving up any quality and durability. Induro also manufactures a line of aluminum tripods with many of the same features as their carbon fiber models but at a more modest price point.
If you’re interested in trying out an Induro tripod I’ll be renting them at The Edge Gallery in Moab. I’m also in the process of becoming a dealer. I should have a small selection of Induro tripods on display and for sale at the gallery by late spring/early summer. If you find yourself in Moab I hope you’ll stop by to check them out.
I’m thrilled to be the newest member of Team Induro. Thanks to Brian and the crew at Induro for the opportunity to use and promote their top-notch equipment!