Induro CLT104 Test Results

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.

NameInduro CLT104
Yaw Stiffness344 +/- 1 Nm/rad
Yaw Damping0.113 +/- 0.011 Js/rad
Pitch Stiffness1286 +/- 7 Nm/rad
Pitch Damping0.365 +/- 0.037 Js/rad
Retail Price$350
Weight2.93 lbs (1.327 kgs)
Manufacturer weight rating31 lbs
Maximum Height48.7 in (123.7 cm)
Minimum Height3.9 in (9.9 cm)
Max Height with Center Column56.2 in (142.7 cm)
Center ColumnYes
Base Diameter2.2 in (5.6 cm)
Folded Length19.7 in (50.0 cm)
Folded Circumference11.5 in (29.2 cm)
Folded Volume207.0 cu. in. (3.4 liters)
Leg MaterialCarbon Fiber
Leg Sections4
Primary Leg Angle24.0 deg
Leg LocksTwist
Top Tube Diameter25.3 mm
Second Tube Diameter22.0 mm
Third Tube Diameter18.4 mm
Fourth Tube Diameter15.0 mm
Exchangeable FeetYes
Foot TypeRubber
Bottom HookYes

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.