Tiltall & Induro Tripods

Tiltall with SMC Pentax 135~600mm and Pentax ME-SuperTiltall on location

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10/21/09

Tripod 1

Tripod outfitting was not an issue.  I have owned a tripod since 1972 and about 10 years ago added an original Marchione Tiltall Model 4602 to my kit.  It's a very elegant if not slightly (OK - hugely) obsolete tripod by today's standards.  Still, it is rock-solid, provides great flexibility, and always seems to trigger a conversation.  The current version is quite true to the originals like this one though today it is mass-produced in a factory and not by a pair of Italian brothers in a New Jersey garage/machine-shop...

 

Tiltall Support

Tripod 2

Induro

AT214 INDURO ALLOY 8M AT-Series

I decided to get a second tripod, to update my equipment, get something that folds up a little smaller, and lighter while providing the same height.   This would make it a little more practical for hiking when I take my "heavy" gear.   I also decided to use a ball head like the one I use on my monopod.

I did some searching and found a tripod by Induro that matched my needs. 

AT214 INDURO ALLOY 8M AT-Series tripods offer uncompromising quality, strength and durability. A wide stance cross-braced magnesium alloy spider, super-high grade precision Aluminum Alloy legs, oversized center column lock and enhanced leg angle locks all contribute to a tripod with up to 35% greater stability, rigidity and higher load capacity. Includes interchangeable rubber feet and stainless steel spikes, a tool kit and deluxe carrying bag and strap. Height: 21.5" Folded / 65.8" Extended Cat #472-214

It comes with tools, spiked feed and rubber feet, a case, and a mounting point that takes both 3/8" and 1/4" threads.  Just what the doctor ordered.  It's exactly the same maximum height as my Tiltall.  What more could I ask for?

Wide Spider
 
Wide Stance Cross-braced Magnesium Alloy Spider
provides ultimate core system stability

 
Center Column
 
Oversized Center Column Lock
adds vibration reducing structural support

 
Center Column
 
Extra Long Grooved Center Column
extended camera positioning without unwanted column rotation

 
Alloy Legs
 
Non-Rotating Alloy Leg Sections
offer quick and easy setup

 
Leg Locks
 
Full Width Leg Locks
maximum support at any angle

 
Reversible Column
 
Reversible Locking Center Column
allows low angle shooting (optional ballhead
not included)

 
Ergonomic Grips
 
Dust and Moisture Resistant Ergonomic Rubber Grip Leg Locks
ensure an easy positive 1/2 turn all-weather lock

 
Adjustable Leg Angles
 
Adjustable Leg Angles with Lock
accommodates uneven surfaces and
awkward shooting situations

 
Alloy Feet
 
Interchangeable Rubber Feet and Stainless Steel Spikes in Alloy mount
provide the right contact on any surface or terrain

 
Integral Bubble Level
 
Integral Bubble Level
allows adjustment to prevent uneven pans and tripod head movements

 
Center Column
 
Slip Resistant Top Plate with Reversible Tripod Head Mounting Screw
assures compatibility with virtually any tripod head

 
Foam Grips
 
Triple Closed Cell Comfort Grip
provides comfortable handling during
cold or hot outdoor conditions

 
Weight Hook
 
Spring Loaded Weight Hook
allows additional weight mounting stability during windy conditions

 
Double Threaded Accessory Mount
 
Double Threaded Accessory Mount
fits wide range of accessories
(optional PocketWizard and
bracket not included)

 
Material Aluminum Alloy
Maximum Load 22 lb (10 kg)
 
Max Height (24 Leg Angle) w/Column Extended 65.8 in (1672 mm)
Max Height (24 Leg Angle) w/Column Retracted 56.7 in (1440 mm)
Min Height (24 Leg Angle) w/Column Retracted 19.5 in (495 mm)
Min Height (80 Leg Angle) w/Short Column 5.8 in (148 mm)
Folded Length 21.5 in (545 mm)
Number of Leg Sections 4
Leg Lock Type Moisture and dust-resistant locking grips
Independent Leg Spread Yes, with three position stops
Center Column Grooved-Rapid
Spiked Feet Removable - Included
Head Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16
Weight 4.4 lbs (2 kg)

 

 

 

   

         

 

   

   

    


 

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