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Oben CT-2381 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs

B&H # OBCT2381 MFR # CT-2381
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Product Highlights

  • 26.4 lb Load Capacity
  • 64" Maximum Height
  • Weighs Only 2.95 lb
  • 6x Carbon Fiber Legs & Center Column
  • Cast Aluminum Chassis
  • Non-rotating Twist Lock Legs
  • Retractable Spikes in Feet
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The CT-2381 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs from Oben is a sturdy support for any DSLR, mirrorless, point-and-shoot camera, or camcorder. With a load capacity of 26.4 lb and a maximum height of 64", the tripod offers a number of advanced features that ensure its stability and reliable performance.

The tripod features ergonomically designed rubber twist locks on each leg. Because legs are non-rotating, both of a leg's locks can be disengaged at once with a single twist of the wrist. This enables extremely fast setup of the CT-2381. A thoughtful leg design makes it a simpler task to service and maintain the leg sections.

With its 6x carbon fiber legs and center column, the CT-2381 is both lightweight (the tripod weighs just 2.95 lb) and solid, ready to survive the rigors of professional work. The tripod chassis is cast aluminum for further strength.

The CT-2381's rapid center column extends with a twist of the butterfly knob. For protecting your camera when the column is retracted quickly, there's a rubber damper under the center-post collar. Steel locking screws underneath the collar enable you to fasten a camera head more securely.

Pull-in/push-out positive leg locks allow you to set the positions of the three legs independently at three different angles. This allows you to shoot from low angles or on uneven terrain. For stability on softer terrain, the CT-2381 features metal spikes that retract and emerge by twisting the foot's rubber portion.

For extreme low-angle shooting, the center column can be split into two sections with the provided Allen key. The shorter column leaves no protruding parts under the tripod collar, allowing you to extend the legs out to their maximum angle. For a faster method, the center column is also easily reversible. These features are especially ideal for macro and close-up photography. The retractable metal counterweight hook serves as a stopper at the bottom of the center column.

Ergonomically designed rubber twist locks on each leg are non-rotating so all three of a leg's locks can be disengaged at once with a single twist of the wrist, enabling fast setup.
Reversible 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 screw fits almost any head
Bubble level on tripod chassis
Center column is grooved to prevent its rotation
Split center column for low angle set-up
Rugged rubber tips with retractable spikes for shooting both indoors and outdoors on any terrain.
Spring-loaded metal counterweight hook at the bottom of the center column
Integrated aluminum loop for attaching a shoulder strap
Included padded carry bag features dual heavy-duty zippers, an interior pocket, and extra room to accommodate a head
General
Load Capacity 26.4 lb (12 kg)
Maximum Height 64" (162.6 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 54.0" (137.2 cm)
Minimum Height 6.3" (16 cm)
Folded Length 24.4" (62 cm)
Weight 2.95 lb (1.34 kg)
Head Attachment Fitting 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 (reversible screw)
Legs
Material 6x carbon fiber
Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
Leg Tube Diameters 1.1" (28 mm)
Leg Lock Type Twist-lock
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet Yes/Yes
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Rapid/Split
Center Column Sections 2
Bubble Level Yes
Oben CT-2381 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
  • Padded Tripod Bag
  • Shoulder Strap for Bag
  • Tool Leg Clip with 2 Allen Keys
  • Allen Key (for Split Center Column)
  • Limited 5-year Warranty
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    ObenCT-2381 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
     
    5.0

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (3)
      • Wildlife photos (3)
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      5.0

      Impressive!

      By SevereWX

      from Dowling Park, FL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Oben CT-2381 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

        This is my first carbon fiber tripod. It is replacing an inexpensive aluminum tripod that broke after a few years of light use. I did not expect such a dramatic difference in stepping up to this carbon fiber model.

        The twist locks are great, I absolutely love being able to carry the tripod around without flip-lock levers getting hung up on everything along the way.

        This thing dampens vibrations really, really well! My aluminum tripod you could put the camera in live view and and just sit there and watch the picture shake and shake and shake. With this tripod, combined with the Oben BC-139 ball head, you can tap the camera or leg and the vibrations are completely gone within a second. This tripod is rock steady to a degree I never expected.

        The fit and finish seem fine. I could detect no flaws or issues at all. The legs open and close smoothly, and the hinged legs pivot very smoothly but with a good amount of tension so there is no worry about accidentally bumping a leg closed and topling the tripod.

        A note about the height: I am 5'6" tall. When the tripod legs are fully extended and the center column is fully down, using the BC-139 ball head with my Nikon D610 clamped on, the viewfinder is perfectly at eye-level for me. I could not have asked for a more perfect fit to my physical height.

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        5.0

        Very sturdy

        By Rhino

        from Syracuse, NY

        Comments about Oben CT-2381 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

        I trust this tripod to support my large telephoto lens.

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        5.0

        Great tripod

        By Andy S.

        from Cambridge, MD

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Oben CT-2381 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

          I use this tripod with a gimbol mount for my 150-600 mm lens. It's lightweight but rock solid with the lens extended all the way out to 600 mm, even on a fairly windy day. It's easy to setup and use yet it's light and compact when you have to haul your equipment a long way. It's made of carbon fiber so it's going to be really tough and durable.

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          5.0

          Very durable and light

          By CJGrafix

          from Saugerties, NY

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Oben CT-2381 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

            The locks on the legs are easy to lock/unlock and hold my 7 lb camera and telephoto lens nice and steady. I use it with an Oben ball head.I like the stability of the tubular legs without the weight of a heavier tripod. I have been doing a lot of outdoor photography at temperatures below 10 degrees and the legs get cold, but not nearly as frigid as my aluminum tripod.

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