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Oben AC-1361 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-117 Ball Head

B&H # OBAC1361117 MFR # AC-1361/BA-117
Oben AC-1361 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-117 Ball Head

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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 17.6 lb
  • Max Height: 67.5"
  • Min Height: 9.5"
  • Folded Length: 27.3"
  • Leg Sections: 3
  • Weight: 4.4 lb
  • Rubber Feet
  • Bubble Levels
  • Removable Head
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You Pay: $169.95

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The AC-1361 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-117 Ball Head from Oben is a lightweight (4.4 lb) tripod that provides reliable support for any camera and lens up to 17.6 lb.

The tripod's 3-section aluminum legs and center column extend to a maximum height of 67.5", and when folded, the entire system is a compact 27.3". 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-117 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-113 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
UPC: 847628556287
General
Material Aluminum alloy
Load Capacity 17.6 lb (8 kg)
Maximum Height 67.5" (171.5 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 55.3" (140.5 cm)
Minimum Height 9.5" (24.1 cm)
Folded Length 27.3" (69.3 cm)
Head Attachment Fitting 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 via reversible screw
Weight 4.4 lb (2.0 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: 1.1" (28.0 mm)
Center Column
Center Column Type Rapid: grooved, reversible, non-rotating
Bubble Level 3x Tubular
2 x Bull's Eye
Head
Head Type Ball Head
Quick Release Yes
Packaging Info
Package Weight 6.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 32.5 x 5.0 x 5.0"
Oben AC-1361 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-117 Ball Head
  • BA-117 Single Lever Ball Head
  • Padded Carrying Case
  • Leg Tool Clip and 2 Hex Keys
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    ObenAC-1361 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-117 Ball Head
     
    4.8

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (5)
    • Family photos (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    5.0

    Simple, Sturdy, Versatile

    By Birdman

    from Bobtown, VA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

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      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Oben AC-1361 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-117 Ball Head:

          I would describe this tripod with three terms: simple, versatile, and well made. The ball-head design is simple but effective. My old tripod had numerous knobs, levers, and cranks that made it difficult to put my eye in the viewfinder window. The ball-head uses only a collar to control the up/down position of the post. Loosen the collar, lift the camera to where you want it, and lock the collar. The ball head allows the camera to pivot 360 degrees in latitude and to angle upward and downward. Loosen a small knob, point the camera where you want it, and lock the knob. The locking mechanism is tight and positive, with little creep. The tripod also is versatile, with the legs adjustable to three pre-set angles that allow close-up photography. The post is also easily reversible, allowing the camera to be mounted under the tripod. The tripod is relatively compact, light in weight, and very well made. The only problem I had was that some of the pivot points were extremely tight when I first began using the tripod. They quickly loosened with use.

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          5.0

          Very happy with this tripod

          By Artrider

          from West Orange, NJ

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Oben AC-1361 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-117 Ball Head:

            I'm a semi-pro and fairly active photographer, and so far I'm really happy with this tripod. Much to my surprise, it came with a nice carrying pouch - which I love!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Tripod-money well spent.

            By Flare

            from New Freedom, PA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about Oben AC-1361 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-117 Ball Head:

                Really nice tripod. Very solid and sturdy. Great choice if you don't want to be bothered with buying the tripod base and head separately.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Awesome

                By dog mom

                from Tillamoook, OR

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Oben AC-1361 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-117 Ball Head:

                  I have been trying to teach myself photography and using my husbands old tripod. I didn't really know what I needed and the gentleman at B&H was totally awesome in helping me. The tripod is everything he said it was. It is easy to use outside and indoors. The ball head is smooth and easy to use. I am having so much fun with it.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  4.0

                  Nice Tripod

                  By Rick

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about Oben AC-1361 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-117 Ball Head:

                    I am new to photography so had no clue what to look for in a tripod. This unit is sturdy and has multiple levels keeping your camera straight. This is my first experience with a ball head, or any decent tripod, but it seems to me that you should be able to rotate the head using the graduations without loosening the same lock as the camera.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    it is the best tripod that you can buy

                    By rafa

                    from new jersey

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy Construction

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Oben AC-1361 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-117 Ball Head:

                    i use my tripod every day in my studio when i take portrait photography and some time use it outside too.i am very happy to purchased this product.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great value

                    By Jay the novice

                    from St. Augustine, FL

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Affordable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Stable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Birding
                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Oben AC-1361 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-117 Ball Head:

                      First tripod purchase and for a novice this is fantastic value for the features. The tripod has a level and so does the ball head. Stable and sturdy with my 70D with 400mm zoom. Easy to operate, even in vertical mode with graduations for panoramas. It isn't high end, but great features for the money. Locks down tight on ball head. Quick release tabs on legs, sets up quickly.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Quite impressive!

                      By Jim

                      from N.Y.

                      Comments about Oben AC-1361 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-117 Ball Head:

                      Very versatile, relatively light weight and yet can hold a maximum load of approximately 18 Lbs.
                      Worth the price.

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