Induro tripods and ballheads?

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Any one has good experiences with Induro products? I know they are made in China but the products look very high quality and the prices are very reasonable compare to Gitzo and RRS.

I was considering the Markins ballheads but found Induro heads are almost $200 cheaper with the same ball sizes. Any recommendations?

Here are the Induro products that I'm interested:
Tripod
Ballhead
 
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I also have an Induro (C413) and a Benro as well. They are both well made. The Gitzos are great tripods, but I can't bring myself to pay 2-3 times the price, especially when I believe the Induro is about as close to the Gitzo as I can get.

Personally, I think you will be pleased with either. I also have a Benro ball head that I seldom use since acquiring a gimbal head.

Best wishes on your new purchase.
 
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Thanks for all the replies, I am trying to switch from Manfrotto 190X PROB + 327RC2 to a Arca-style ballhead+CF legs. This is just like changing car from a Ford Escort to a Mercedes S500. We are talking about another level of luxury here:eek:

I think I'm going with the Induro brand for sure. But the next question comes up, is BHD3+CT214 a good combo for my needs?
 
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The Induro (Benro) legs are great. However, buy a really good ballhead such as a Markins or RRS. While the Induro ballheads are okay, they're not as good as their tripod legs IMHO.
 
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I owned an earlier Benro ballhead (also sold as the Induro DM-12 -- they're the same company), and it was very poorly built. It inspired neither confidence nor trust.
 
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You might want to look into the Photo Clam ballheads. They're reasonably priced (especially for their 36mm or 40mm ballheads), and seem to be well made. I was set on picking one up earlier this spring, until I found a killer deal on a Markins Q3. I absolutely love the Q3, but I'm sure I would have been just as happy with the Photo Clam (which are supposedly very similar in terms of build quality, ease of use, etc.).
 
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Ditto: Feisol legs, Photo clam head, Really Big Cameras...

I have the CT-3442 and 40n ball head. Fantastic combo, no complaints with my D700.

As for Induro, I recently bought my brother a $150 or less combo for his GH2 (light weight use). I ordered both an Induro legs/head and a [FONT=Verdana, sans-serif]Manfotto 293 (no head) &
Joby Ballhead X combo.

No competition. The Induro was fairly nice but the leg extensions were not smooth at all. The Manfrotto/Joby combo on the other hand is fantastic for the money. The Joby is especially impressive for the money.
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Forgot to mention, I use the Induro GHB1 lightweight Gimbal for
my 300 f4 and micro 200 f4... very nice. I like it better than the
ballhead with sidekick setup possibility. Much lighter weight.
 
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