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Oben CTM-2400 4-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod

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Product Highlights

  • 59.2" Maximum Height
  • Supports Up to 22 lb
  • 6x Carbon Fiber Construction
  • Retractable Spike in Foot
  • Twist Locks & Anti-Rotation Shaft
  • Wrist Strap with Belt Clip
  • Collapses to 18.3"
  • Lightweight - Less than 1 lb
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The Oben CTM-2400 4-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod is an extremely lightweight yet sturdy one-legged camera support that enables you to capture steady shots without needing to carry or set up a full tripod. The monopod has an anti-rotation shaft, so its twist locks can be disengaged all at once to deploy each leg stage instantly, making setup a breeze. Maximum height is 59.2", which facilitates comfortable operation for most users.

The CTM-2400 is composed of 6x carbon fiber to achieve its light weight (a mere 0.85 lb) while ensuring its stability. It can bear loads up to 22 lb, so you can mount any DSLR camera with most lenses, a point & shoot model, or even a camcorder.

For fine control over camera orientation, you can also attach a head to the monopod's reversible 3/8"-16 & 1/4"-20 mounting screw. Three set screws underneath the collar enable you to fasten the head securely to the plate. An Allen key is included & attached to the top leg section, so you're always ready to make adjustments.

The monopod collapses to just 18.3", so you can stow it in most carry-on bags. At only 0.85 lb, it's the perfect travel companion – lightweight, compact, and simple to operate – but highly capable and ready in an instant to help you capture the perfect shot.

Reversible 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 screw for mounting any camera or head
Metal spike emerges from rubber foot, for extra stability in grass, gravel, and other loose terrain
Foam grip protects your camera by ensuring that your grip doesn't slip
For a second line of security and more stable shooting, wrap the attached strap snugly around your wrist
Wrist strap features belt clip for convenient hands-free carrying
Maximum Height 59.2" (149.8 cm)
Folded Length 18.3" (45.7 cm)
Load Capacity 22 lb (10 kg)
Leg Sections 4
Leg Lock Type Twist lock
Male Thread Size 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16
Operating Temperature -22 to 140°F (-30 to 60°C)
Weight 0.85 lb (0.38 kg)
Oben CTM-2400 4-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod
  • Allen Key
  • Dust Bag
  • 5 Year Limited Warranty
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    ObenCTM-2400 4-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod
     
    4.7

    (based on 42 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (32)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (37)
    • Compact (36)
    • Easy to use (23)
    • Durable (19)
    • Opens quickly (11)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports/action (29)
      • Travel (27)
      • Landscape/scenery (17)
      • Wildlife photos (16)
      • Wildlife (9)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (19), Semi-pro photographer (9), Casual photographer (4), Pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (36)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great Monopod Walking Stick

      Works like a charm, will work with big mounting collar (round plate) taken off. It works great with Oben tilt head made for monopods.

      Works like a charm, will work with big mounting collar (round plate) taken off. It works great with Oben tilt head made for monopods.

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      Good not great

      I'm writing this from a sports photographer pov. 1) The ability to shoot with long heavy lenses, 2) quick set up/breakdown, 3) stability, 4) portability and 5) durability are...Read complete review

      I'm writing this from a sports photographer pov. 1) The ability to shoot with long heavy lenses, 2) quick set up/breakdown, 3) stability, 4) portability and 5) durability are all important.

      1) Long Lenses. Surprisingly I was able to shoot up to canon's 600mm f/4 which is 12lbs + the camera's weight, from a moving boat. 300mm f/2.8 mk2 is the perfect match, and the 500mm f/4 is a better match (because it's lighter) than the 400mm f/2.8. (all lenses are MK1 unless specified). Overall, surprisingly impressed, but can be improved for the bigger lenses.

      2) Quick set up. As with all "screw type" monopods, is a hassle and not as quick as the locking monopods. I have painfully pinched my fingers between sections several times because it wasn't fully tightened. but when you are consistently on the move, there are going to be times where you don't fully tighten. I've found the rubber grip on the screw to wear down contributing to the quickness of set up (more on this later). Overall fails in the quick set up.

      3) Stability. on the bigger heavier lenses the the 300 2.8 mk2, i found it to be not as stable, I i've felt like I need a thicker monopod. I've also found that unlike the Manfroto heads, the head on this Oben gets loose and can cause the shoe of the lense to shake, which when shooting telephotos, is annoying because every little movement is magnified by the focal length. this problem may be a durability problem but overall fails in stability for anything 400mm +. Useable yes, but there's better.

      4) Portability. LOVE! very light, very compact- can fit comfortably in any travel bag. the strap is very well positioned with a clip that allows the monopod to be tethered onto you waist or backpack. Overall, definitely wins in Portability

      5) Durability. This one is 50-50. The carbon fiber after a year of heavy use doesnt even have a scratch or ding. the individual sections are still strong. The strap and clip are very strong. the rubber base worn down to the height of the metal spike (which is very annoying when on hard surfaces) The rubber grips slip off the screw part all the time after a month of first using. the foam grip still is in tact surprisingly- it damaged in the first month but hasn't gotten worse. The head seems a bit loose from regular usage. Overall- i give it 51-49; after all I still use this monopod to today, though I have the urge to get a backup in a different brand.

      For the price compared to the other Carbon fibers it is value! but for the sports shooters, expect some problems.

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      5.0

      Great Monopod

      By Christy

      from Mississippi

      Comments about Oben CTM-2400 4-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod:

      I bought this monopod to use when there's not enough room for a tripod and it is very sturdy and does its job!

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      4.0

      Good compact and lightweight monopod

      By John - Photo Ops

      from Sacramento, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Oben CTM-2400 4-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod:

        Well made carbon fiber with good leg locks. Bottom rubber foot also turns to extend spike so it normally rattles a bit, but doesn't affect use. Plan on purchasing a separate head for flexibility. One of the shortest monopods without going to 5 or 6 sections.

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        5.0

        My first mono and I can't say enough!

        By Jason

        from Michigan

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Oben CTM-2400 4-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod:

          I also bought the VH-R2 tilt head for this mono pod and what a match . Solid feel
          with my d7100 and 70-200 2.8 I can shoot all day long and not worry once, works great on gym floors too.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Nice... but

          By RafiB

          from NJ

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Oben CTM-2400 4-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod:

            It is light and and sturdy. Great to carry around and helps get that small advantage.
            The legs open up with a score type lock which is slower than the open/close clips on other models.
            No swivel head so either get an add on or a built in one...

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            3.0

            Good not great

            By AVC

            from Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action
              • Travel

              Comments about Oben CTM-2400 4-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod:

              I'm writing this from a sports photographer pov. 1) The ability to shoot with long heavy lenses, 2) quick set up/breakdown, 3) stability, 4) portability and 5) durability are all important.

              1) Long Lenses. Surprisingly I was able to shoot up to canon's 600mm f/4 which is 12lbs + the camera's weight, from a moving boat. 300mm f/2.8 mk2 is the perfect match, and the 500mm f/4 is a better match (because it's lighter) than the 400mm f/2.8. (all lenses are MK1 unless specified). Overall, surprisingly impressed, but can be improved for the bigger lenses.

              2) Quick set up. As with all "screw type" monopods, is a hassle and not as quick as the locking monopods. I have painfully pinched my fingers between sections several times because it wasn't fully tightened. but when you are consistently on the move, there are going to be times where you don't fully tighten. I've found the rubber grip on the screw to wear down contributing to the quickness of set up (more on this later). Overall fails in the quick set up.

              3) Stability. on the bigger heavier lenses the the 300 2.8 mk2, i found it to be not as stable, I i've felt like I need a thicker monopod. I've also found that unlike the Manfroto heads, the head on this Oben gets loose and can cause the shoe of the lense to shake, which when shooting telephotos, is annoying because every little movement is magnified by the focal length. this problem may be a durability problem but overall fails in stability for anything 400mm +. Useable yes, but there's better.

              4) Portability. LOVE! very light, very compact- can fit comfortably in any travel bag. the strap is very well positioned with a clip that allows the monopod to be tethered onto you waist or backpack. Overall, definitely wins in Portability

              5) Durability. This one is 50-50. The carbon fiber after a year of heavy use doesnt even have a scratch or ding. the individual sections are still strong. The strap and clip are very strong. the rubber base worn down to the height of the metal spike (which is very annoying when on hard surfaces) The rubber grips slip off the screw part all the time after a month of first using. the foam grip still is in tact surprisingly- it damaged in the first month but hasn't gotten worse. The head seems a bit loose from regular usage. Overall- i give it 51-49; after all I still use this monopod to today, though I have the urge to get a backup in a different brand.

              For the price compared to the other Carbon fibers it is value! but for the sports shooters, expect some problems.

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              5.0

              The extra support you need!

              By lnickel

              from Rockford, IL

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Oben CTM-2400 4-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod:

                My new best friend! Used it for the first time at a wedding and was amazed at how handy it was, especially with using my 70-200 throughout the day. I am not sure how I've lived without it until now.

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                5.0

                very solid

                By Wim

                from SF Bay Area

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Oben CTM-2400 4-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod:

                  Love this, especially for the price: very sturdy. Rotating the knobs to get the legs in and out is a little harder than I'd wish, so I got the Oben VH-R2 head with it and simply take the camera off and put the monopod aside when necessary. Compacted, it is slightly too large for my backpack, but it easily hangs on my belt.

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                  4.0

                  Well made

                  By Brad in Columbia

                  from Columbia, SC

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sports/Action
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Oben CTM-2400 4-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod:

                    I'm not very experienced with monopods, so I'm still learning how to stabilize using one. Obviously it's not a tripod, but it is MUCH lighter and more convenient to have handy. I can see a place for them both, though. All three, actually, if I count my third choice which is a Joby Gorillapod. For this monopod though, I like how lightweight it is. Strapped to the side of my bag, I don't notice the added weight. The twist locks for the sections work really well and are actually easier to use than I thought they'd be. I wish it was just a little higher. I don't understand why they don't just make all monopods well over 6 feet and then you just don't extend them all the way... anyways. I'd probably like using an add-on quick release tilting top. Having the monopod just screwed into the bottom of the camera is very sturdy, but awkward. Only other thing to say is that the strap is sort of awkward as well. It seems to be in the way more than useful. But don't let my negative comments scare you away, from a pure functionality-of-a-monopod standpoint, it's fantastic. I just see it getting limited use, at appropriate times only.

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                    5.0

                    Lightweight, sturdy, convenient Monopod

                    By Because Motorcycle

                    from Ohio

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Oben CTM-2400 4-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod:

                      Very lightweight with the carbon fiber tubes. Easy to use (its a monopod...), the friction rings work great and I would trust heavy cameras or large lenses with this monopod. Not the smallest when collapsed, but its small enough to stash easily.

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                      5.0

                      Solid monopod

                      By Wayne

                      from Poland Spring, ME

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Oben CTM-2400 4-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod:

                        Decided to purchase a carbon fiber light weight monopod to replace an existing aluminum monopod that literally fell apart. So far, I have been very satisfied with the monopod from Oben, as it has been very solid. By twisting the part that touches the ground you can have it either be used on floors or on dirt.

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                        5.0

                        No more baggage!

                        By Cajun shutterbug

                        from New Iberia, LA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Sports/Action
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Oben CTM-2400 4-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod:

                          My husband bought the monopod for me. I am a photo enthusiast. I photograph mostly Elementary/Middle/High School sporting events. The CTM-2400 4-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod by Oben is extremely durable and easy to use. It is collapses effortlessly. It is also easy to carry. I am very impressed with the durability of this monopod.

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                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          REALLY Good Product

                          By Rick

                          from Kettering, OH

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Oben CTM-2400 4-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod:

                            I have used a monopod successfully for years and finally decided to go with a carbon fiber one to save weight. I chose this Oben 4-section model and I am very pleased I did. It is quite well made, easy to use, and works perfectly with my Canon 6D. It feels very solid and the twist locks operate smoothly and quickly, a bit of a surprise. On top of it I use a Manfrotto 234RC tilt head which I have come to know is quicker and easier to use than a fully-functioned ball head. This combination makes for a refreshingly lightweight and useful tool; and the price is very user-friendly, too!

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                            4.0

                            good value

                            By bh

                            from WI

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Oben CTM-2400 4-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod:

                              works well outside moving around. Steady shots when a tripod it too clumsy

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                              5.0

                              Solid monopod, good price

                              By Beko

                              from Davis, CA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel
                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Oben CTM-2400 4-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod:

                                So far I have been very pleased with the Oben CTM-2400. I am primarily using this monopod to stabilize and bear the weight of a moderate-sized lens (EF 400mm f/5.6) while taking wildlife photos. The legs lock and unlock fairly easily, and I prefer the twist-lock design to flip- or screw-locks. The weight is nice, and I have not had any problems with the max height of the monopod. I'm about 5'8", but if you are significantly taller, maybe more than 6'2", you may want an additional leg section depending on your shooting style. Overall, this is a great value, entry-level carbon monopod.

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                                5.0

                                light weight

                                By nancleve

                                from Canada

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Oben CTM-2400 4-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod:

                                  The monopod is very light weight so it is easy to carry around. The twist locking system is fast to set up. This monopod is great for walking also small for travel.

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                                  5.0

                                  A real bargain

                                  By The McKenzie Kid

                                  from Eugene OR

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Oben CTM-2400 4-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod:

                                    A nice solid monopod with no flex, quick and easy to deploy. The price is great! The retractable metal spike on the bottom is a nice touch, overall well designed and well made.

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                                    5.0

                                    Quick & handy!

                                    By George

                                    from Dover, NH

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Sports/Action
                                      • Travel
                                      • Wildlife Photos

                                      Comments about Oben CTM-2400 4-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod:

                                      Great for hiking, museums, sports or any other location where tripods are to ackward to use.

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                                      4.0

                                      solid contender

                                      By jondrad

                                      from northern CA

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy to Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Oben CTM-2400 4-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod:

                                          ordered this to replace an older heavier aluminum monopod which broke at a plastic leg locking joint; this is lighter, seems as rigid, but has similar plastic twist locks; so far its been great, but time will test durability

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                                          5.0

                                          Great Addition for any photographer!!

                                          By Toad

                                          from Vale, OR

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact
                                          • Easy to Use
                                          • Lightweight And Sturdy

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Landscape/Scenery
                                            • Sports/Action
                                            • Travel
                                            • Wildlife Photos

                                            Comments about Oben CTM-2400 4-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod:

                                            This Monopod is a great, lightweight addition for anyone using a camera. Also great for balance on hiking trails. I would definitely purchase again!

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                                            5.0

                                            Wonderful Monopod

                                            By Steve G.

                                            from Frederick, MD

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact
                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy to Use
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Sports/Action
                                              • Travel

                                              Comments about Oben CTM-2400 4-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod:

                                              This product is used primarily outdoors and have had not issues with it to date. Very light and sturdy frame. Very reasonably priced for the quality you get.

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