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Oben VH-R2 Tilt Head for Monopods

Price: $34.95
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Product Highlights
  • Easily Rotates Head 180 Degrees
  • Locking Pin Secures Camera
  • RP-20 Quick-Release Plate Included
  • 3/8"-1/4" Reducer Bushing Included

The Oben VH-R2 Tilt Head for Monopods is a compact head specifically designed for monopods. The head has 180° one-axis movement, allowing you to position your camera for a 90° vertical format when using a monopod. Included is a 1/4-20"-3/8" reducer bushing, which makes this head compatible with either 1/4"-20 or 3/8" mounting threads.

A locking knob on the head provides smooth, accurate, and quick operation to rotate the head 180° for horizontal or vertical shooting.
Has a locking pin to prevent accidental camera release.
A snap-in RP-20 Quick-Release Plate for rapid mounting and dismounting of the camera is included.
A 3/8"-1/4" reducer bushing is included to ensure a proper fit for your monopod.
Load Capacity 11 lb (5 kg)
Tilt 180°
Working Temperature -4° to 158°F (-20° to 70°C)
Quick Release Plate Yes, RP-20 QR plate is included
Tripod Mount Thread Size 1/4" or 3/8" (with included bushing)
Height 2.6" (67mm)
Weight 10.2 oz (290 g)
Oben VH-R2 Tilt Head for Monopods
  • RP-20 Quick Release Plate
  • 1/4"-3/8" Bushing
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty
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    4.5

    (based on 108 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (68)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (31)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (45)
    • Attaches firmly (44)
    • Durable (43)
    • Easy to use (42)
    • Compact (37)

    Cons

    • Heavy (5)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (52)
    • Landscape/scenery (50)
    • Sports/action (45)
    • Wildlife photos (27)
    • Video (25)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (53), Semi-pro photographer (22), Pro photographer (16), Casual photographer (6), Photography student (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (96), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Perfect Compact Head for Monopod

    Well constructed compact head, perfect size for monopods. Swivel yoke design allows 180 degree rotation in a single plane. Twin lever locking device allows quick release of mounting plate while preventing accidental release....Read complete review

    Well constructed compact head, perfect size for monopods. Swivel yoke design allows 180 degree rotation in a single plane. Twin lever locking device allows quick release of mounting plate while preventing accidental release. Threaded insert adapts to either 1/4-20 or 3/8-16 mounting stud on monopod/tripod. Rubberized pad on mounting plate helps prevent twisting on camera.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    built solid

    This was the suggested product for my Benro monopod. It is a solid product, but because the top of the Benro is large the head would not swivel into the portrait (vertical)...Read complete review

    This was the suggested product for my Benro monopod. It is a solid product, but because the top of the Benro is large the head would not swivel into the portrait (vertical) position. The Benro is great, the Oben is solid but the two are dificult to use together.

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    5.0

    Nice monopod head!

    By Cubbie

    from Virginia

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about Oben VH-R2 Tilt Head for Monopods:

      Very easy to install and adjust. I really like the quick release as well.

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      • Yes

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      5.0

      Secure, great quick release action

      By NancyD

      from New Jersey

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Oben VH-R2 Tilt Head for Monopods:

        I needed to upgrade my lightweight Canon 100 monopod to accommodate a heavier lens I recently purchased. I settled on this tilt head with the Oben ACM-2400 monopod. The quick release plate on this tilt head seems a little on the small side but is sturdy, well made, and fits the tripod mounting foot of my Canon 100-400 lens just fine. I appreciate the lever incorporated into the bolt that attaches to the quick release plate, which makes tightening the plate to the camera/lens foot much easier than fumbling with a coin to tighten a typical screw.

        The quick release plate operates very smoothly, both when snapping to the head and releasing the camera from the head. I haven't experienced any creep during or after tightening the adjustment knob with my 6-lb camera and lens combination.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Works Well

        By Dale Robert

        from Troy, NY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Oben VH-R2 Tilt Head for Monopods:

          I use this with my monopod and 70-400mm lens for wildlife photography. The tilt head when tightened does not slip and when loosened just a bit allows for easy, fluid movement and still holds its position well. The only minor issue I have is the bolt that attaches the quick release head to the camera/lens loosens on its own over time.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Very nice tilt head

          By Michael Ramos

          from Puerto Rico

          Comments about Oben VH-R2 Tilt Head for Monopods:

          Head is sturdy enough to hold my 6D and canon 400mmL lens. lock on the quick release is very good and tilt head lever locks to perfection. Great addition to my Oben CTM 2500 carbon fiber Monopod. Bought it in a combo is was the best choice!

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          5.0

          the Tilt head

          By Zuyao

          from MD USA

          Comments about Oben VH-R2 Tilt Head for Monopods:

          This head is very good for my D4 camera , last week I use it at National forest pack , even the road is no flat but I still not feel hard .since now I'd like pick up it outside tack pictures .

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          5.0

          Simple to use

          By Bob Martin

          from Monmouth County, NJ

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Oben VH-R2 Tilt Head for Monopods:

            I use this head to attach a Minox spotting scope to an Oben monopod, but it will fit other makes as well.

            Once you get the hang of it, you can attach/remove the scope to/from the head very quickly.

            It is very solid and well designed.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Small but Huge

            By Wickadel

            from Wisconsin

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            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 VH-R2 Tilt Head for Monopods:

              This little tilt head is a great addition for monopod use. It provides a stable mount for even heavy rigs. I have had great success with this model and highly recommend it. It is simple in design and very easy to use, most of all it does what it is supposed too. Best way to describe it, well it works and does everything it claims too. Great head, it will be on my monopod always.

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              4.0

              Nice head

              By thedeano

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Not easy to use

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Oben VH-R2 Tilt Head for Monopods:

              It is a nice head. Maybe it is just me but I have a hard time once I attach my camera putting it back on the monopod.

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              • No

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              5.0

              muito bom!!!

              By Lucas

              from Santa Catarina, Brasil

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Oben VH-R2 Tilt Head for Monopods:

                Comprei para uso com lente 500mm para fotografia de natureza e esportes. Para fotografia de natureza é fundamental e funciona muito bem. Muito sólido e de boa qualidade. Um pouco pesado apenas.

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                5.0

                Works well

                By Birder Lisa

                from Virginia

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Well built quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Oben VH-R2 Tilt Head for Monopods:

                  After reading opinions on both sides of the argument, I decided to get a head for my Manfrotto Heavy Duty Pro Monopod. I figured that I should get it so I won't have to order it in the future after I realized I really need one.

                  I bought the monopod for bird photography and thought having a tilt head would be easier than leaning with the monopod. Maybe it's because I'm used to the freedom of movement that comes from handholding, but I found myself just leaning the monopod forward or backward because it was quicker. I'm still giving this 5 stars because in the right hands, this would be a great tilt head.

                  It's well-built and made of high quality materials. I'm sure this will be around for many years. I highly recommend it.

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                  5.0

                  great monopod

                  By drekko

                  from miami

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  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 VH-R2 Tilt Head for Monopods:

                    great

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again and again

                    By cascade

                    from Lockport, New York

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Good Audio Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Oben VH-R2 Tilt Head for Monopods:

                      This is a quality made head. I think it is aluminum, glad it is not plastic. The operation is smooth and the quick release works fine.

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                      5.0

                      Good Product.

                      By Cesar Barroso

                      from Miami, Florida.

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Great Picture Quality
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Sports/Action

                        Comments about Oben VH-R2 Tilt Head for Monopods:

                        This tilt head is a great addition to the Manfrotto 681B Heavy Duty Pro Monopod.
                        I took them to Brazil X Colombia on Friday, and it kept me rested and helped with photos with better crispness.

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                        4.0

                        Great and affordable

                        By Iwn

                        from Wlr

                        Comments about Oben VH-R2 Tilt Head for Monopods:

                        I'm looking for affordable monopod head for my canon 5d mk2 with 70-200 and i found this one plus not to expensive , sofar it's working and the quality is ok

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                        5.0

                        A must for your monopod

                        By lnickel

                        from Rockford, IL

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Oben VH-R2 Tilt Head for Monopods:

                          This little guy gives great range of motion. I used it for the first time at a wedding and it gave me the flexibility and angles I needed.

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                          4.0

                          Good for its intended use

                          By Wim

                          from SF Bay Area

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Video

                            Comments about Oben VH-R2 Tilt Head for Monopods:

                            The quick release feature is what I needed it most for. The one-axis swivel isn't great because putting on slight tension and then moving doesn't really work (not sure whether that's ever a good option with a monopod, though). But for my uses, one angle is good enough. It's heavy compared to the monopod I use.

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                            5.0

                            nice

                            By xx

                            from CA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Oben VH-R2 Tilt Head for Monopods:

                              Very sturdy and works well.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Why did I wait so long?

                              By JCB3

                              from Altlanta GA

                              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 VH-R2 Tilt Head for Monopods:

                                I have been using my monopod without a head for several years but have not idea why I waited. Th e head is excellent although admittedly I am comparing it to having no head at all. I read some reviews which commented that their versions would not tilt to a full 90° howver my VH-R2 has no such issue. Glad to have it

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                                5.0

                                Great Product...!

                                By Bill Mahon Photo

                                from Sacramento, Ca.

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Oben VH-R2 Tilt Head for Monopods:

                                  great product, made good and good price.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Nice product

                                  By Kevin

                                  from Maine

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Oben VH-R2 Tilt Head for Monopods:

                                      I bought this along with an Oben monopod. My only complaint(and it is a small one) is that occasionally I have trouble releasing it from the monopod.
                                      It works as intended.

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