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Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head

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Product Highlights

  • 11 lb Load Capacity
  • Maximum Height of 61.6"
  • Minimum Height 8.3"
  • Folds Down to 21.3"
  • Anodized Aluminum Construction
  • Lightweight - Just 3.3 lb
  • 5 Bubble Levels
  • Removable Head
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The Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head provides reliable support for DSLRs, point-and-shoot cameras or video cameras up to 11 lb.

The tripod's three-section legs are fabricated from high tensile strength aluminum. It rises to a maximum height of 61.6" with the center column fully extended and folds down to a compact 21.3" for transport. Flip locks on the legs facilitate rapid setup and break down. Three leg angles: normal (80°), low (55°) and extra low (24°) are available via angle adjustment tabs at the joint of each leg. You can reverse the column with a twist of the butterfly knob or split it in two and use the short column for macro and low angle shooting as low as 8.3" from the ground. Any combination of leg angles can be combined to accommodate uneven terrain, stairs or obstructions. A built-in bubble level helps you square up your compositions. For extra stability the center column employs a spring-loaded counterbalance hook.

The included BA-111 ball head features a single-action knob that controls its rotation and 360 degree panning while a robust ball-locking mechanism secures it solidly. The head's four bubble levels ensure accurate panoramas. The BA-111's built-in quick release comes with a camera plate that features a standard 1/4"-20 screw and a retractable, removable video pin to provide additional stability for camcorders. Since the head is removable, locking screws underneath the collar thwart torsion when re-attaching. The tripod comes with a carry case and shoulder strap for storage and transport.

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 11 lb (5.0 kg)
Maximum Height 61.6" (156.7 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 49.5" (125.7 cm)
Minimum Height 8.3" (21.1 cm)
Folded Length 21.3" (54.1 cm)
Head Attachment Fitting 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 via reversible screw
Weight 3.3 lb (1.49 kg) including ball head
Legs
Sections 4
Leg Lock Type Flip-lock
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet No
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Rapid: grooved, reversible, non-rotating
Separates in two to allow use of short center column
Center Column Sections 2
Bubble Level 5 (1 on chassis, 4 on head)
Head
Head Type Single-lever ball head
Quick Release Yes, with 1/4"-20 screw & retractable video pin
Load Capacity 11 lb (5.0 kg)
Dimensions Ball diameter: 0.94" (28 mm)
Height: 3.2" (8.1 cm)
Base diameter: 1.6" (4.0 cm)
Weight 0.60 lb (0.27 kg)
Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head
  • RP-10 Quick Release Plate
  • Padded Carrying Case
  • Shoulder Strap for Case
  • Leg Tool Clip with 2 Allen Keys
  • Allen Key for Split Column
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    ObenAC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head
     
    4.6

    (based on 27 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (17)
    • Lightweight (17)
    • Durable (16)
    • Compact (13)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (20)
      • Family photos (12)
      • Travel (12)
      • Wildlife photos (7)
      • Sports/action (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (10), Semi-pro photographer (6), Casual photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (19)

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      5.0

      Great for around town

      By Navy Man

      from Southern AZ

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

        Light weight and versatile...great for carrying around town.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Does the job

        By cbay

        from sw missouri

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel

          Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

          So far so good. Like the light weight yet sturdy build. The only reason for 4 stars is i don't care for the quick release plate. It needs to be tighter than i care to torque it down on my camera or it rotates when panning. It helps to put an index mark on the quick release to make it easier to put on.

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          5.0

          Exactly what I wanted and expected

          By kirby2112

          from mystic, connecticut

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

            I bought this to replace my cheapo Manfrotto tripod, which was blown over by the wind during a long exposure. This tripod is an excellent replacement, it's much more stable, and the ability to spread the legs out extra-wide lets me get the camera very low to the ground with excellent stability. It's the perfect weight for my purposes, and the ball head and quick release are easy to use while wearing gloves. The foam coverings on 2 of the legs make it easier to grab without gloves on in the cold, no more getting my skin stuck to the metal! Excellent tripod, couldn't really ask for more for the price!

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            • No

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            4.0

            Solid tripod - good value

            By Charles

            from Ithaca, NY

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

              I've been using this tripod for the past month. It's fairly stable and the ball head is very smooth. One downside is that there isn't a separate lock for the ball position and head swivel. The four-section legs allow the tripod to compact enough to fit into a backpack.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Good Tripod for the $$$

              By Dave the DP

              from Longview, TX

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

                Bought this for my amateur photographer wife. Solid tripod, holds her small Samsung mirroless DSLR well. Easy to adjust legs. Goes low and high enough for her. Ball head has no separate pan lock, one lever controls pan and tilt. My mistake, did not notice that when I purchased it but the ball head is solid and holds the camera well. Over all, good tripod for the money.

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                • Yes

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                5.0

                Great Tripod

                By Andy

                from Chicago

                Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

                This is a great ball Tripod for the price. It's very well built and solid construction. The ball head is easy to adjust and remove the camera fast with the quick release lever. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a great tripod that doesn't break through bank.

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                5.0

                Easy to Adjust, Relatively Stable

                By Brandon

                from Davis, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

                  For the price, this is an excellent tripod. Stable, easy to adjust, and durable. The ballhead takes a bit of getting used to since there is naturally a bit of camera drop once you tighten the screw as you let go of the camera weight onto the tripod. Also very light with a good, durable case--I took it on a snowshoeing backpacking trip and had no issues.

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                  4.0

                  Overall a nice tripod

                  By kyricom

                  from New York

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Pros

                  • Like The Leg Design
                  • Sturdy
                  • Very Low Camera Angles

                  Cons

                  • Head Comes Loose
                  • Very Small Camera Plate

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

                    Overall I found this to be a nice tripod. For the price, it is nice and stable, and I like the ability to lower the legs and have the camera beneath for macro shots. The legs are sturdy and easy to set. I was a little disappointed in two things, which results in the four stars instead of the five (I'd probably give a three and a half if I could). First, the head mechanism comes loose to easily. If you have it nice and tight it's not that much of an issue, though. Second, the camera plate is very small. The actual dimensions of the plate weren't given in the description and you can't really tell from the photo - but it is really small. It does hold my camera and large lens well, but the size makes me nervous, especially anticipated as the tripod gets older. But overall, like I said, for the price it's a very nice tripod.

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                    4.0

                    Good tripod for the price

                    By raven3tc

                    from Omaha NE

                    Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

                    Good, functional tripod for the price. Great for new phoographers, students or as a back up for pro's. Quality, durable product.

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                    5.0

                    Good so far

                    By JB70

                    from Vancouver, WA

                    About Me Photography Student

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

                      I have only used it twice so far but for the price I am very happy with it. Easy to setup and has no movement once locked in place. Haven't had a chance to use it yet with heavier lenses but will update once I do.

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                      5.0

                      Great product

                      By Parker

                      from Alta Wyoming

                      Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

                      I used this tripod all week during Thanksgiving. I took it just about everywhere we went. It worked great in the water and snow. The ball head is great and has a few different levels on it to make sure your picture is straight.

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                      5.0

                      Everything you need for a great value.

                      By VP_Foto

                      from Brooklyn, NY

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Verdatility
                      • Versatility

                      Cons

                      • Small Head Plate

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Still life
                      • Studio
                      • Video

                      Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

                      It's great for all photographer's need. Very versatile for studio and on location. I use it for everything.

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                      5.0

                      Great

                      By Danny

                      from 179 riverview ave

                      Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

                      One of the best tripods I've even bought!

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                      5.0

                      Excellent tripod!

                      By floflo

                      from NYC/Mexico

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

                        Use ir for night photography, it is not too heavy, stable, easy to use, seems of very good quality

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                        5.0

                        sturdy but not pricey

                        By ting

                        from mcallen, tx

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

                          easy to setup with the clip lock, sturdy

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great Tripod

                          By Anthony

                          from Spring Lake, NJ

                          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 AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

                            This is a great tripod for an amateur photographer. It's light and very stable. I would definitely recommend this. I have attached a Nikon D7100 with 70-200 f/2.8 VR II and was very happy.

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                            4.0

                            I have recommended this tripod

                            By Roger

                            from Brownsville, TX

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

                              I got this tripod trying to get a good tripod for travel or carrying during several hours. I think this is the perfect combination of weight and sturdiness I was looking for. Extended hight is more than I needed and the folded size is perfect for luggage.
                              Very sturdy for my gear, set's up very easy.
                              Ball head is very easy to use, it holds my camera in position nicely. I would liked a ball head that had independent lever for horizontal panning but it was over my budget.
                              Bottom line, great value, great quality tripod.
                              I just had it for a few weeks but seems to be durable.

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                              5.0

                              work Great

                              By Jeff

                              from ohio

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

                                Item works good with my d5200.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                great tripod!

                                By Sarah76

                                from Milwaukee, WI

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Landscape/Scenery

                                  Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

                                  seems to be a great tripod, very sturdy. easy to set up. took some playing with and viewing of youtube videos to figure out how to use all features for a novice photographer that hasn't worked with a lot of tripods before, but once that was figured out, it was easy to adjust. love the carrying case and bubble levels.

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                                  4.0

                                  very good product

                                  By BH

                                  from WI

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

                                    Works very well. sturdy. Head has smooth operation.

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