The Induro AT203 is a now discontinued model, and so this review will thus be brief. The AT203 is a modular, systematic style tripod with aluminum legs. The price is typically low when it can be found
This is an abbreviated list. The full measured specs can be found here.
|Weight||5.29 lbs (2.4 kgs)|
|Maximum Height||56.4 in (143.3 cm)|
|Minimum Height||14.8 in (37.6 cm)|
|Folded Length||25.5 in (64.8 cm)|
|Folded Volume||507.0 cu. in. (8.3 liters)|
|Primary Leg Angle||26 deg|
|Foot Type||Rubber Platform|
The tripod is a little on the heavy side, but not more than we would expect given its design. It extends to a very appropriate height.
The AT203 has all of the standard features we expect from a modular tripod. The base is removable and can be replaced with a center column of video bowl. There is a bottom hook for hanging bags, and 1/4″ 20 threaded accessory ports are built into the apex. It includes removable! leg insulators, a carry case, and rubber platform feet. The feet are an especially nice touch at this price point, and do help improve the stiffness and damping of the tripod.
There are no issues with the handling of the tripod, which is a good thing. Everything works smoothly and there was nothing that gets in the way.
The build quality is solid. It doesn’t have the same attention to detail that the high end tripods have, but there is nothing concerning about the build quality.
The full test data can be found here. The table below summarizes the results.
|Stiffness About Vertical Axis||633 +/- 4 Nm/rad|
|Damping About Vertical Axis||0.342 +/- 0.034 Js/rad|
|Stiffness About Radial Axis||1446 +/- 9 Nm/rad|
|Damping About Radial Axis||1.46 +/- 0.15 Js/rad|
The stiffness is poor by the standards of most systematic tripods, but this is because it is aluminum with somewhat narrow legs for its height, being a series 2. However, given the price, this is actually quite good performance, especially in terms of the damping.
Overall, this is an excellent tripod for the price.
- Good Build Quality
- Well Featured
- Includes Various Accessories
- Strong Damping
- Stiffness on the weak side for a modular tripod
- Discontinued and difficult to find
If you are looking to get the most stable tripod you can on the cheap, the Induro AT203 is an excellent option if it can be found.