The Grand Induro GIT505XXL is a 5 Series/5 Section Extra Long modular, flat base tripod for the professional photographer. Featuring the new Stealth carbon fiber pattern, this tripod includes a flat top plate as standard and accepts the full line of Grand Induro accessories.
Optimized for the highest level of stability and utilizing a flat modular magnesium alloy platform, Induro's GIT505XXL Grand Series 5 Stealth Carbon Fiber Tripod will provide many users with the ability to create their ideal setup, whether they need a leveling base, double-sided gear column, or video bowl. This version can hold up to 88.2 lb of equipment along with the ability to reach up to 81.3" in height. Also, due to the lack of a center column, it reaches down to 5.5".
Each leg is divided into 5 sections and they feature half-turn twist locks for fast adjustments. Portability is maintained as well with a folded length of 27.6". Each tripod also comes with an aluminum top plate with a hard anodizing, oversized weight hook, and a set screw for locking down your tripod head. And, a carrying case is included for convenience.
FOLDED LENGTH 27.56 in (70 cm)
WEIGHT 7.85 lb (3.56 kg)
LEG SIZE 5#
MAXIMUM LOAD 179.23 lb (40 kg)
MINIMUM HEIGHT 5.51 in (14 cm)
MAX HEIGHT 81.3 in (206.5 cm)
LEG SECTIONS 5
LEG LOCK TYPE TWIST
HEAD BASE DIAMETER 3.54 in (90 mm)
INDEPENDENT LEG SPREAD Yes-with 3 stops
QUICK RELEASE TYPE N/A
FOOT MOUNT UNC 5/8-11
FOOT TYPE Rubber feet
FOOT SIZE 65x75"
I purchased this to hold a SuperTelephoto Lens and Canon 1DMkIV bodies for wildlife photography, mainly birding. The tripod easily handles the largest of configurations and allows ample adjustment for a very tall person. It raises up to over 7 feet! I also purchased the GHB2C gimbal head with this unit and am very happy with the initial look and feel of the setup.
This is a beast of a tripod. It is very strong. It can go very low or extend high so there is a lot of flexibility. I am using it with a Manfrotto head (not light) and a Kessler slider. The tripod comes with a very nice and substantial carrying case. The case is big enough so that the attached head can fit in it, which means one less setup step at the shooting site. This tripod is priced at around $600. If you want to be able to shoot very low with a lot of stability, then this is an excellent choice that is worth the money.
I've been buying Induro for a few years now, and I'm more happy with each one I buy. I've never used an extending center pole, so when I saw this, I had to try it. The stability is by far the best I've seen, which is pretty necessary for time-lapse photography and long exposure photography.
I purchased the Induro Tripods GIT404L No. 4 Grand Series several moths ago and have put it to good use. It is a sturdy well made monster of a tripod. I use it to photograph wildlife with a canon setup and a 500 prime. After several months of use i can honestly say that I love this tripod. It is heavy but like I said very sturdy. The large collars to lock the legs are easy to adjust and lock. I shoot with a friend that is currently using a Gitzo series 5 tripod for way more money than I spent, and I like the Induro much better. It came with a great travel bag to protect the tripod. I can have my rig set up in no time at all.
I purchased this tripod so I could mount a gimbal head on it for wildlife photography. It is extremely well made. The legs extend and retract very smoothly and easily due to the large collars on the legs. This is not the sort of tripod you would like to hike any distance with but for shoots not far from your car it is an amazing piece of equipment. It is expensive but well worth every dollar. I also purchased an Induro BHD2 ballhead for it and it is a fantastic combination. Very glad I purchased this tripod. Would not hesitate to recommend it to others.
Very nice quality, weighs only 4.7#, tall enough that with a ball head & camera mounted the legs don't need to be fully extended (I'm six feet tall). Highly recommend.
Solid as a rock. I have another induro carbon fiber tripod that I'm a big fan of. This version with the flat top we got to use with our slider. Works great. If you lug gear around carbon fiber really makes a difference in the long run in terms of stress on your body and damage to your car with in and out loading.
Good tripod, very heavy duty. Not so in love with big feet so I use the ball feet. Would like to have some spikes for the feet. Well made and stable. No center column which restricts height adjustment with a gimbal head. Induro should offer and short adjustable heavy duty center column.
Super equilibrio entre funcionalidad y precio, muy bien construido y muy robusto