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Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head

B&H # OBAC1321106 MFR # AC-1321/BA-106
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Product Highlights
  • 6.6 lb Load Capacity
  • Maximum Height of 57.5"
  • Folds Down to 23.4"
  • Anodized Aluminum Construction
  • Lightweight - Just 2.9 lb
  • Rubber Feet
  • Bubble Levels
  • Removable Head

The AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head from Oben is a lightweight (2.9 lb) tripod that provides reliable support for any camera and lens up to 6.6 lb.

The tripod's 3-section aluminum legs and center column extend to a maximum height of 57.5", and when folded, the entire system is a compact 23.4". Flip locks on each leg enable extremely fast deployment and retraction of leg stages. Three leg angles are possible, and pull-tab locks secure the legs in their notches. The legs' angles are independently adjustable to accommodate shooting on uneven terrain. At the widest leg angle, the tripod sits extremely close to the ground to facilitate low-angle shooting. The tripod's feet feature rubber tips which are great for shooting on slippery or hard surfaces.

The tripod's rapid center column extends with a twist of the wingnut locking knob. For protection when it's retracted quickly, there's a rubber damper that protects the center-post collar. Locking screws underneath the collar enable you to fasten the head securely to the chassis. By unscrewing the spring-loaded hook at the bottom end, the center column becomes removable and reversible, for a second method of achieving extremely low-angle shots. The center column's hook holds a counterweight, in case you need additional system stability.

The BA-106 has a single-action knob that allows you to unlock all axes of movement in one fell swoop, so you can quickly orient your camera properly, retighten the knob, and return to shooting. The ball-locking mechanism is remarkably strong for reliably stable performance.

The included quick-release plate attaches to your camera via its standard 1/4"-20 screw, and easily snaps and locks into place on the head.

Two bull's eye bubble levels will allow you to align your frame with the horizon, in both portrait and landscape orientations. The BA-106 features a 90° groove for tilting the camera to portrait orientation.

This tripod also includes a fitted, padded carry case with a removable shoulder strap, two heavy-duty zippers, and an interior zipper pocket. A tool clip with two hex wrenches for adjusting the center column and the leg joints is also included. It snaps onto any of the tripod legs for easy access.

A spring-loaded counterweight hook is located at the bottom of the center column. The column can be separated into 2 parts to give you a short column for low angle and macro work
Leg cushions on 2 legs provide a firm grip in cold or wet weather
Two included Allen keys attach to a tripod leg, so you're always ready to tighten components
Padded carry bag provides a snug fit for the tripod/head combination and features two heavy-duty zippers, an interior pocket with a zipper, and a shoulder strap
Angle adjustment locks keep legs at the chosen angles
Center column is grooved to prevent rotation
Angled rubber feet for maximum contact with the ground
Tripod features reversible 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 screw to fit almost any head
General
Material Aluminum
Load Capacity 6.6 lb (3.0 kg)
Maximum Height 57.5" (146.1 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 47.4" (120.4 cm)
Minimum Height 8.3" (21.1 cm)
Folded Length 23.4" (59.4 cm)
Head Attachment Fitting 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 via reversible screw
Weight 2.9 lb (1.3 kg)
Legs
Sections 3
Leg Lock Type Flip-lock
Independent Leg Spread 80°, 55°, 24°
Spiked/Retractable Feet No
Center Brace No
Leg Tube Diameters Maximum: 0.86" (22 mm)
Center Column
Center Column Type Rapid: grooved, reversible, non-rotating
Bubble Level 2 x bull's eye
Head
Head Type Ball Head
Quick Release Yes
Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head
  • RP-5 Quick Release Plate
  • Padded Carrying Case
  • Leg Tool Clip and 2 Hex Keys
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    ObenAC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head
     
    4.7

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (12)
    • Easy to use (11)
    • Lightweight (11)
    • Durable (9)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (10)
      • Travel (9)
      • Family photos (7)
      • Wildlife photos (5)
      • Sports/action (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (4), Casual photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11)

      Reviewed by 21 customers

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect Entry level tripod

      By Mark

      from Charlottesville, VA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

        I bought this to help with image stabilization because my old point and shoot camera was taking burry photos. So I thought I just had a shaky hand. However, the camera I bought at the same time had very good image stabilization and I didn't need the tripod for most of the pics I take. It is very good for timed delayed pics so I can be in them too. Also it is great for long shutter speed pics to pick up cool motion effects. The tripod is very sturdy and light. It is very easy to set up and use as well.

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        good tripod for anyone

        By tomato

        from ringtown pa

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Video
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

          i bought this product after i looked up all tripods on line yours seemed the best product and the best quality. i think it was a very good price,also. i read all comments from your website.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Oben tripod

          By 801berg

          from Utah

          Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

          I really like the quick release from the tripod. And the hook so I can hang my camera bag on for extra stabilization. Very light weight.

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          4.0

          Very sturdy, compact, and light weight

          By Alex

          from Austin, Texas

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

            Overall this is a very sturdy tripod that will suffice for 95% of the situations the average photographer will put it through. It is lightweight, compact, and the head locks in place very tightly, ensuring no movement with heavy equipment or wind. The only complaint I can find is the locking mechanisms for the sections of the legs are plastic, and I can foresee these breaking with time and heavy use. For $ this was a great pickup.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Good enough

            By War Eagle

            from Auburn AL

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

                light weight. holds a 5DMII & 24-70L good enough. Versatile leg positions. everything is smooth strong. a good inexpensive tripod.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Stable tripod

                By Analicia

                from Marquette, mi

                Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

                This tripod is pretty good. When I got it though, the parts were loose and I had to tighten them, didn't expect that. Also, my telephoto lens is so long that my camera slides on the foot, not sure if it's my camera or the tripod or the lens. Makes it annoying for moon photography....

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                5.0

                Great tripod

                By God is gracious

                from Lakeland FL.

                Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

                More than happy with it. Really sturdy and well made. I highly recommend it. It's been great for me and I hope it will be of blessings for you.

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                5.0

                Great tripod

                By Gd is gracious

                from Florida

                Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

                More than happy with the tripod, feels really turdy and well made. Overall it's been great and I Hope it will be of blessing for you too.

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                5.0

                Very good

                By Rick

                from Florida

                Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

                As advertised

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                4.0

                Lightweight & Easy to Use

                By RCSPhoto

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Flimsy Construction

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Video
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

                Great for landscapes using cameras & lenses that are relatively lightweight.Pros: -Lightweight-Easy to Use-Easy to carry on a daypack when hiking-Comes with a nice handle bagCons:-Legs cannot lock when stretched-Ball head seems flimsy and doesn't always lock in vertical position

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                5.0

                Amazing Tripod

                By Natalee9

                from Corona, ca

                Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

                Very sturdy. Amazing tranformation capabilities. Highly recomend.

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                5.0

                Quality

                By Havnfn

                from Oklahoma

                Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

                Meets expectations

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great tripod for the price

                By Tina H

                from Johnstown, PA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

                  I purchased this to replace a well worn no-name tripod I had for many years. They have come a long way since then! This one is 1/3 of the weight, compact and easy to carry thanks to the bag that comes with. You can acheive just about every angle thanks to the ball head. I use this for landscape/ backpacking. The only drawback to the light weight is it can fall over easily if not weigfhted, but it does have a hook for that which is another plus. Definately worth the price!

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                  4.0

                  Very good beginning tripod

                  By Jeremy the photo-nerd

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                  • Bubble level

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

                  I would say this is probably the best tripod you can get for under $. It has a really sturdy ball-head and the legs seem very strong. It also has a hook for a counterweight to hold it down for long exposures, time lapses, etc. where being as steady as possible is necessary (I haven't found this in many other cheap tripods). I wouldn't say it's the most lightweight, but it is travel-ready.The only problem I had was that the levels on the tripod head were constructed such that they are actually tilted, so they never have the right reading; but you should always check that your image is level anyway and not rely on it!!!

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                  5.0

                  Very firm tripod

                  By Fernando Stuermer

                  from São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil.

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

                    Very firm tripod.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Exactly what i wanted

                    By Nateskate

                    from Jacksonville Florida

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

                      This is the first tripod I have purchased in over 20 years. I have been storing, instead of using, a Bogen tripod because it is too heavy to carry. This Oben is light enough to take with me yet affordable. At under $100 it is a real value.

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                      5.0

                      Perfect Tripod

                      By TK

                      from Charlotte, NC

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Travel
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

                        This is very sturdy, no shaking, holds heavy weight

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        Awesome

                        By Viktor

                        from New York, NY

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

                          Great, light and easy adjustable tripod for the price.

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                          5.0

                          Light, light, light!

                          By BillT

                          from Phoenix, AZ

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel

                            Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

                            I am using this under a Fuji XTi, so I didn't feel I needed a composite tri-pod. this OBEN fits the bill...

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                            5.0

                            Great entry level tripod

                            By Javan (http://www.javanng.com)

                            from New York

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

                              This tripod is build of great material and yet light to carry around. It's quick to set up and it has ability to adjust to the height you need. It comes with a carry case and it's very portable and great for travelling.

                              I definitely recommend this to someone who is looking for a tripod and yet don't want to spend too much.

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