Induro AKB1

Induro AKB1 is Tripod Kit includes a sturdy magnesium alloy tripod with a precision ballhead with a quick-release plate, and a carrying bag with a strap. The tripod features Wide Stance Cross-braced Magnesium Alloy Spider, Matched Ballhead with Single Action Control, Quick Lock Legs, Spring Loaded Weight Hook, Grooved Center Column, Snap-in Quick Release Plates, Oversized Center Column Lock, Non-Rotating Double-Keyed Leg Sections, Reversible Center Column with Ballhead, Adjustable Leg Angles with Lock, Integral Bubble Level, and has Closed Cell Foam Grip provides comfortable handling during cold or hot outdoor conditions. The Induro AKB1 has maximum height of 62.2″ (158 cm), maximum height (with center column down) 52.7″ (134 cm), minimum height 10.1″ (25.6 cm), Folded Length 26.4″ (67 cm), Load Capacity 12.8 lbs (5.8 kg), and weighs 3.6 lbs (1.6 kg).

Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

User Opinions

Induro AKB1 User Reviews

The Best Investment for Beginners
“After taking hundreds upon hundreds of photos for clients, we assumed we didn’t need a tripod. We thought about what one could do for us, so we ordered this one. Wow. It’s perfect for us amateur photographers, light-weight to carry to shoots, and comes in a nice carrying bag. We have now expanded our photo-taking abilities into sports and outdoor shots (due to the ability of using the tripod to keep the camera still during long shutter times). Worth the investment.” – By Julia and Joe
Rating: ★★★★★

Best tripod for the money
“…It is light, sturdy, and has an excellent range of simple and easy to use movements and controls. The included carrying case makes it portable, and it is a must have accessory for any and every SLR. For the money, you get a tripod that easily could cost (and would be worth) three times more. I strongly recommend this tripos.” – By A.J.
Rating: ★★★★★

Outstanding value
“I rarely use a tripod for the photography that I do, so I was looking for something that was sturdy, had a good head, and was reasonably light. This Induro tripod met all those needs. It is constructed of aluminum, but also has (what appears to be) cast-aluminum for strength. Additionally, it comes with a really nice, padded storage bag (which I was not expecting). The ball head works very well – I’ve used it with both an 80-200 and 24-70 with no creep, however, this is my only complaint about the tripod. The head is a bit stiff to constantly be changing the frame.” – By MN_Migrant
Rating: ★★★★★

Solid Tripod for the money
“This is a good solid Tripod for money. It stand very strong and hold my Canon 60D with Tamron 70-300 Di USD lens with out any creep and lock in it’s place with out any issues. I wanted a even lighter tripod but those cost very much. I have to say this strong tripod with no wobbling is only 3.5lbs. I would recommend this to any one.” – By Dig Pic Enthusiast
Rating: ★★★★☆

A great buy
“This tripod is not heavy because of its alloy construction, and its framework is very strong. It will not shift under normal use. It holds significant weight and is very easy to operate. You won’t need to replace this tripod! “ – By Douglas Smith
Rating: ★★★★★

Solid legs and head holds a D90 + 18-200 easily
“The legs are nice – easy to clamp and unclamp for height – and only 3 section, so it gets tall without getting unstable. The column is reversable, which is cool for close to the ground photography. The ball head does not have a panning feature, so this may not be the best for panoramic shots, but it has NO issues whatsoever holding the camera at some weird angles with a heavy lens and body. Tightening the head is easy, untightening is a little more difficult. Easily worth the money at full price, never mind half price!” – By J. Eberhard
Rating: ★★★★☆

Great starter tripod
“This was my first real tripod. The legs are made of aluminum and the spider where the legs attach are made of a magnesium alloy which make it really steady. I’m giving it 4 stars because I think the ball head can be improved. The ball head will creep slightly on initial lock but you just need to focus higher to compensate for it. Other than that it’s steady. If you want a ballhead that doesn’t creep then expect to pay more than what this tripod cost just for the head alone. I’ve used my Canon 40D w/ grip 17-40L f4 lens and a Pentax iST DL w/ 70-210f4 lens with no major issues.” – By s4v8
Rating: ★★★★☆

One of the nicest tripods I’ve ever owned
“I like the ability to have two levels more – so that I can be sure that the camera is level with the horizon. It is cool that you can hang a weight on the center post – and also cool that you can invert the center post to go macro. And, well, I really liked the ability to get the legs out at different distances from the center. I used to have to handle that by making the lengths different lengths, and this system will give me a way of working on uneven ground that allows me to spread the legs more, not less.” – By N. J. Simicich
Rating: ★★★★★

Reliable Photography Gear
“As a photographer that shoots in various terrains, packing quality gear that can go the distance is a given. Coming from a steadfast user of Manfrotto tripods, I have to say that Induro’s AKB1 Tripod is a nice surprise that leaves quite an impression. Originally I purchased this model as a backup tripod. However, after a little over eight months of use its found itself as my go to tripod. Its proven itself time and time again. Made primarily of a magnesium alloy and aluminum, the AKB1 weighs in at about 3.5lbs and measures 26″ folded and 62″ fully extended. Even though I’ve been guilty of exceeding it a few times with both my Nikon D3s and D300, the maximum load is rated at 12.8lbs. The head mount thread size is the standard 1/4″ and 3/8″…” – By J.D.P.
Rating: ★★★★★

Expert Reviews

Induro AKB1 Expert Reviews

Coming soon..


Induro AKB1 User Manual

– Download Induro AKB1 User Manual (PDF – 1.8Mb)

Features & Specifications

Induro AKB1 Features & Specifications

The Induro Adventure Series Tripod Kits have become one of the most popular series of tripods on the market today. While they were conceived with the budget-conscious photographer in mind, a close look will show that no compromises were made in the materials, design or construction. The AKB1 is built to the same standards as top-of-the-line Induro professional tripods. The AKB1 is a rugged 3 leg section tripod with matching ballhead. For ease of operation, the tripod legs feature flip lock legs and a single-action ballhead with quick release plate that allows one-handed adjustments. Using the latest materials available – magnesium for the spider (the heart of any tripod) and strong, industrial quality aluminum alloy for the legs – Induro has created an outstanding tripod outfit that will provide a lifetime of use. Includes a deluxe carrying bag with strap.

* Wide stance cross-braced magnesium alloy provides ultimate core system stability

* Matched ballhead with single action control–single lever locks camera position and head rotation simultaneously

* Quick-lock legs–tripod height can easily be set by a flip of the quick-lock leg levers

* Spring-loaded weight hook allows additional weight mounting stability during windy conditions

* Grooved center column prevents unwanted column rotation

* Snap-in quick-release plates–interchangeable QR system assures effortless and rapid camera changes

* Oversized center column lock adds vibration-reducing structural support

* Non-rotating double-keyed leg sections–advanced new tubing design provides extra strength and permits easy setup

* Reversible center column with ballhead allows low-angle shooting

* Adjustable leg angles with lock accommodates uneven surfaces and awkward shooting situations

* Integral bubble level allows adjustment to prevent uneven pans and tripod head movements

* Closed cell foam grip provides comfortable handling during cold or hot outdoor conditions

Leave a Reply