My googling paid off to great effect yesterday, and I came across an Induro review from 2007 on Luminous Landscape. It was site author Mr. Michael Reichmann who borrowed the Induro C413 for his trip to Antarctica, and he came away with some interesting thoughts and a whole lot of beautiful pictures.
Here’s the C413, below:
You can read all about it, here.
But here’s the gist:
INDURO CARBON 8X C-Series carbon fiber tripods offer the ultimate in strength, light weight, fast action, and reliable performance. They’re ideal for Backpackers, Nature, Wildlife, Landscape, Photojournalist, Travel and On-location Photographers. C-Series tripods are made of the latest generation of high quality 8-layer carbon fiber tubing which is 60% stronger overall than conventional carbon fiber material. Each leg lock has a specially designed dust and moisture-resistant seal and most tripods include interchangeable rubber feet and stainless steel spikes.
C413 Height: 29.9″ Folded / 76.8″ Extended
Here’s some of what Reichmann had to say about the C413:
The 413 certainly comes well equipped – more so than any tripod I’ve yet seen. It ships in a sturdy nylon zippered case with a carry handle and attachment points for a shoulder strip. A shoulder strap is also included, and there is a swivel attachment point built on at the top of the tripod. On the strap is a small pouch containing a set of leg wrenches as well as a set of stainless steel leg spikes, which screw into the end of the legs as replacements for the normal rubber tipped feet. Just the thing for working on ice.
The new Induro Carbon Fibre tripods are a very worthwhile addition to the marketplace. Professional photographers now have a strong alternative to the Gitzo line, and Induro will likely garner some significant marketshare.
Read the full review here! And now for the fun part: Reichmann’s images!
See more gorgeous shots, here.
<all images copyright Michael Reichmann>