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Oben AC-1461 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-117 Ball Head

B&H # OBAC1461117 MFR # AC-1461/BA-117
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Product Highlights

  • 17.6 lb Load Capacity
  • Maximum Height of 69"
  • Minimum Height 9.3"
  • Folds Down to 23.8"
  • Individual Leg Spreading
  • Anodized Aluminum Construction
  • Weighs 4.35 lb
  • 5 Bubble Levels
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The Oben AC-1461 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-117 Ball Head provides reliable support for DSLRs, point-and-shoot cameras or video cameras up to 17.6 lb.

The tripod's four-section legs are fabricated from high tensile strength aluminum. It rises to a maximum height of 69" with the center column fully extended and folds down to 23.8" 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 9.3" 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-117 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-117'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 17.6 lb (8.0 kg)
Maximum Height 69" (175.3 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 56.8" (144.3 cm)
Minimum Height 9.3" (23.6 cm)
Folded Length 23.8" (60.5 cm)
Head Attachment Fitting 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 via reversible screw
Weight 4.35 lb (1.97 kg) including ball head
Legs
Leg Stages/Sections 4
Leg Lock Type Flip-lock
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet No
Center Brace No
Leg Tube Diameters Maximum: 1.1" (28 mm)
Center Column
Center Column Type Rapid: grooved, reversible, non-rotating
Separates in two to allow use of short center column
Center Column Sections 12
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 17.6 lb (8.0 kg)
Dimensions Ball diameter: 1.5" (38 mm)
Height: 3.6" (9.1 cm)
Base diameter: 2.0" (5.0 cm)
Weight 0.9 lb (0.4 kg)
Oben AC-1461 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-117 Ball Head
  • RP-20 Quick Release Plate
  • 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-1461 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-117 Ball Head
     
    4.5

    (based on 8 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (5)
    • Easy to use (5)
    • Compact (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (5)
      • Travel (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      A must have

      By Slownomaguy

      from Santa Rosa, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Oben AC-1461 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-117 Ball Head:

        Getting back into photography after sitting out most of the digital age. Everyone told me my first "accessory" purchase should be a tripod so here it is. Very well built and easy to set up and take down. Haven't used it on uneven ground but I can say it is rock solid in windy conditions. Not the lightest tripod out there but considering it can support over 17lb and it extends to over 6' I was expecting it to be a tank. Not so at all. So far so good.

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        5.0

        Good, sturdy tripod

        By Harry

        from Missoula, MT

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Oben AC-1461 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-117 Ball Head:

          Since I'm fairly new to serious amateur photography, I initially hesitated to spend this much for a tripod, but it was recommended to me by an instructor of mine. I'm glad I did. I had a cheaper tripod and managed to strip one of the adjustments while on a photo shoot. This is much more substantial and easier to manipulate while out taking pictures.

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          3.0

          Oben AC-1461 with BA-117 head

          By John: Canon 5D shooter

          from Ca

          Comments about Oben AC-1461 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-117 Ball Head:

          I bought 2 of these Tripods for use with a dynamic perception zero slider. Since I was using them to support a slider bar I only needed a simple ball head and that is what the BA-117 is. These tripods are well made and the legs lock firmly. I really like the reversible center stem, I can hang my entire slider system upside down to get my camera so that it just clears the ground , this makes for really nice slider perspective. I am only giving this combination a 3 star rating to alert photographers to the fact that you can not lock your camera down and then pan the camera on the head,not because of the quality which is very good. In order to be able to do panoramas the Oben BE-117 or similar head should be purchased. That head has separate turn screws for locking down the camera and panning. I also purchased the Oben BB-0 head which is an excellent head that has tension control for locking down the camera and still being able to move it to any position with your hands and when you lt go the camera does not move.

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          5.0

          Excellent value for money

          By MartinG

          from South Africa

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Video

            Comments about Oben AC-1461 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-117 Ball Head:

            I was quite surprised with the product's quality. It far exceeded what I expected to get from a lower priced tripod. The quick release just needs a little bit of force to ensure it holds the camera securely.

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            4.0

            Great buy for the money!

            By SteveVB

            from Virginia Beach

            Comments about Oben AC-1461 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-117 Ball Head:

            This combo kit is great for the money. Although the ball head isn't the greatest, smoothest head it's still well worth the money. The tripod is really sturdy and easy to use. If I had the option to change the head I would with a multi-knob more functional ball head, but again for the money this combo kit is hard to beat. Great for photography, not so smooth for video and the panning isn't great with the single knob function. Overall I would highly recommend this for photographers not so much for videography. Oh yeah it comes with a great carrying case all within a great budget.

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            4.0

            Oben Rocks !

            By Chefmike

            from Chicago

            Comments about Oben AC-1461 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-117 Ball Head:

            Just got the tripod, haven't had a chance to do anything serious, but have checked the stability of the tripod using a weight bag,
            and seems rock solid. After my
            Hoya 9 stop ND x400. ND filter arrives, I'll know exactly how solid, as I'll be doing exposures in the 160 + second range.
            Can't wait.

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            5.0

            Quite impressed with this Oben product

            By Photon

            from San Diego, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Oben AC-1461 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-117 Ball Head:

              Although used for a brief time, based on previous experience the Oben Tripod AC-1461 with BA-117 Ball Head works very well & works as promised. The price paid is consistent with an excellent value as well. Currently used with my point&shoot but expect to upgrade (thus reason for the 17.6 lbs. support capability). Very stable, highly maneuverable & easy to carry. Appears sturdy enough to last a long time.
              What more can one ask for?

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good stable tripod

              By Noah

              from Flagstaff, AZ

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel

                Comments about Oben AC-1461 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-117 Ball Head:

                I mainly use this tripod for back country sports shoots. It has great stability, strong construction and not too heavy for an aluminum tripod. The ball head is very stable and has a positive lock even when I'm shooting with a 400mm lens. The jury is still out on how well it holds up over time, but for now I'm very pleased.

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