While the CLT104 isn’t in Induro’s advertised travel line, its size and weight place it clearly in that category when compared to other similar tripods. For better or worse, the Induro performs almost identically to those other travel tripods in terms of stiffness, height and weight, making for very little to choose between them. The Induro does have good build quality and uses upgraded carbon fiber in the legs. The leg diameters are on the small side though, and the results is average stiffness.
|Yaw Stiffness||344 +/- 1 Nm/rad|
|Yaw Damping||0.113 +/- 0.011 Js/rad|
|Pitch Stiffness||1286 +/- 7 Nm/rad|
|Pitch Damping||0.365 +/- 0.037 Js/rad|
|Weight||2.93 lbs (1.327 kgs)|
|Manufacturer weight rating||31 lbs|
|Maximum Height||48.7 in (123.7 cm)|
|Minimum Height||3.9 in (9.9 cm)|
|Max Height with Center Column||56.2 in (142.7 cm)|
|Base Diameter||2.2 in (5.6 cm)|
|Folded Length||19.7 in (50.0 cm)|
|Folded Circumference||11.5 in (29.2 cm)|
|Folded Volume||207.0 cu. in. (3.4 liters)|
|Leg Material||Carbon Fiber|
|Primary Leg Angle||24.0 deg|
|Top Tube Diameter||25.3 mm|
|Second Tube Diameter||22.0 mm|
|Third Tube Diameter||18.4 mm|
|Fourth Tube Diameter||15.0 mm|
The stiffness and damping data are the averages of 10 trials for each measurement. The reported error is the standard error, except in the case of the damping data. I have set the error in the damping at 10% as the standard error metric does not appropriately capture the error in fitting to the data. All of the reported specifications are measured, with the exception of the weight rating. The tripod is measured at full height, with the center column down.
Example data for oscillations about the vertical axis of the tripod:
What more can you want from data?
Example data for oscillations about the radial axis of the tripod:
Beautiful, clean resonance. Average stiffness though.