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Oben CT-2491 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs

B&H # OBCT2491 MFR # CT-2491
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Product Highlights

  • 39.6 lb Load Capacity
  • 72.5" Maximum Height
  • Weighs 3.50 lb
  • 6x Carbon Fiber Legs & Center Column
  • Cast Aluminum Alloy Chassis
  • Non-rotating Twist Lock Legs
  • Retractable Spiked Feet
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The CT-2491 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs from Oben is an extremely sturdy support for any DSLR, mirrorless or point-and-shoot camera or camcorder. With a load capacity of 39.6 lb and a maximum height of 72.5", 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, all three 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-2491. 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-2491 is relatively lightweight (3.50 lb) and solid, ready to survive the rigors of professional work. The tripod chassis is cast aluminum alloy for further strength.

The CT-2491'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-2491 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
Legs with four sections tend to collapse shorter for easier portability. The CT-2491 folds to 23.3".
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
Spring-loaded metal counterweight hook at the bottom of the center column
Integrated aluminum loop for attaching an optional shoulder strap
Retractable metal spiked feet provided stability on ice and soft terrain
Included padded carry bag features dual heavy-duty zippers, an interior pocket, and extra room to accommodate a head
General
Load Capacity 39.6 lb (18 kg)
Maximum Height 72.5" (184.2 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 62.5" (158.8 cm)
Minimum Height 6.0" (15.2 cm)
Folded Length 23.3" (59.2 cm)
Weight 3.50 lb (1.59 kg)
Head Attachment Fitting 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 (reversible screw)
Legs
Material 6x carbon fiber
Leg Stages/Sections 3/4
Leg Tube Diameters 1.3" (32 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-2491 4-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-2491 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
     
    5.0

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (7)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Lightweight (7)
    • Compact (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (7)
      • Family photos (6)
      • Wildlife photos (6)
      • Travel (3)
      • Weddings (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

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      5.0

      Great tripod

      By Don

      from Houston

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Oben CT-2491 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

        First carbon tripod I have purchased or used. Much nicer to carry while hiking than my old aluminum one. It is also more stable and easier to setup than the old one.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Tripod

        By Photo dude

        from Midlothian Va

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Oben CT-2491 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

          Great tripod for landscape and nature photography, my last two tripods were flimsy (insert name brand store here) tripods that didn't support a lot of weight and felt like they would fall over if I sneezed. This tripod is rock solid and can shoot from almost any angle imaginable and super light.

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          • No

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          5.0

          initial report is positive

          By D-K-S-NYC

          from NY, NY

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Well made

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Oben CT-2491 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

              I just received the new tripod and haven't put it thru the paces but I can say it's very well made and well appointed. I'm expecting good things.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Great Trepod

              By SS

              from Garland,TX

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Solid
              • Tall

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Oben CT-2491 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

                I'm going out on a limb here and giving five stars. Just out of the box and barely used it definitely deserves four stars. Time and it's durability will show whether it truly deserves five.
                The 39lb capacity is probably over-kill, but experience with cheaper aluminum tripods made me want something more solid.

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                5.0

                THE HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION OF THE WORLD

                By Bev

                from Atlanta, GA

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Oben CT-2491 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

                  Unlike virtually "ALL" other contenders (comperable makes/models; e.g., compare the Gitzo GT1542T - B&H # GIGT1542T), in this corner stands the Oben CT-2491 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs, which I purchased because these sticks: (1) hold more than 10x their weight (3.5 lbs vs. 39.6 lbs); (2) stand just over 6' tall (72.5 inches, and approximately 77.5" with the head attached); and, (3) are less expensive than the other guys. With these legs, I use the Manfrotto MH055M8-Q5 Photo-Movie Tripod Head (B&H # MAMH055M8Q5), and, the VariZoom pan-&-tilt fluid video head. In fact, these light, carbon-fiber sticks are so strong and sturdy that I can even use them to support the CobraCrane II Jib, with the 11' Extension Kit (B&H # COCC2EK2), which when fully extended weighs in at a whoping 33 lbs., plus an additional payload of 7 lbs. for the camera, lens, etc. The question is, would I recomend this contender for a shot at the title?

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  RELATIVELY LIGHT TRIPOD HOLDS THE D3S

                  By LotsaShots

                  from Lynn, MA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  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 CT-2491 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

                    I use it mostly for bracketed architectural photography. So, it's good to have a sturdy base to work from. It's not the lightest carbon fiber tripod out there, but it is much lighter than my old one. My Nikon D3s sits securely atop the Oben ball head (purchased separately).

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great for Travel

                    By James B

                    from Houston, Texas

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Oben CT-2491 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

                      I normally use another manufacturer's Carbon Fiber leg set with a Gimble head for my large lenses. This unit is perfect for travel and can handle hefty lenses if you know how to shoot them. Excellent with body/short lens combinations and some mid to long end zooms with tripod collars.

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      It's so light.

                      By The Photo Guy

                      from Lynchburg VA

                      About Me Photography Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Oben CT-2491 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

                        I am always on the move and doing shots in the wild or just taking it easy and doing long time exposures. no matter what it is i'm doing except for sports photography this fella is light weight and is strong enough to hold any of the gear i have.

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                        • No

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