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Oben CT-2461 Carbon Fiber Tripod

B&H # OBCT2461 MFR # CT-2461
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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 17.6 lb
  • Max Height: 62.5"
  • Min Height: 5.4"
  • Folded Length: 19.5"
  • Leg Sections: 4
  • Weight: 2.45 lb
  • 6x Carbon Fiber Legs & Center Column
  • Cast Aluminum Chassis
  • Non-Rotating Twist Lock Legs
  • Retractable Spiked Feet
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You Pay: $319.95

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The CT-2461 Carbon Fiber Tripod from Oben is a sturdy support for most DSLRs, any mirrorless or point-and-shoot camera or most camcorders. With a load capacity of 17.6 lb and a maximum height of 62.5", 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-2461. 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-2461 is lightweight (2.45 lb) and solid, ready to survive the rigors of professional work. The tripod chassis is cast aluminum for further strength.

The CT-2461'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-2461 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 hex 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 4-sections tend to collapse shorter for easier portability. The CT-2461 folds to 19.5".
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
UPC: 847628556737
General
Load Capacity 17.6 lb (8 kg)
Maximum Height 62.5" (158.7 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 52.0" (132.1 cm)
Minimum Height 5.4" (13.7 cm)
Folded Length 19.5" (49.5 cm)
Weight 2.45 lb (1.11 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 0.99" (25 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
Center Column Sections 2
Bubble Level Yes
Packaging Info
Package Weight 4.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 26.2 x 5.0 x 5.0"
Oben CT-2461 Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • Padded Tripod Bag
  • Shoulder Strap for Bag
  • Tool Leg Clip with 2 Hex Keys
  • Hex Key (for Split Center Column)
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    ObenCT-2461 Carbon Fiber Tripod
     
    4.5

    (based on 8 reviews)

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    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (7)
    • Compact (6)
    • Easy to use (5)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (6)
    • Travel (5)
    • Wildlife photos (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

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    3.0

    Light and easy to carry

    By RayM

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Rattling Noise Inside
    • Rattling Noise Inside Leg

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Oben CT-2461 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

    It's a very lightweight tripod. Collapses and stores easily with it's small size. However, there is a noticeable rattling noise inside the carbon fiber leg and the adjustment dials on each of the leg section is not as smooth when loosening or tightening each leg section. I'm not sure what the rattling noise could be but I'm trying to see if all models are the same.

    The tripod is lightweight and is sturdy using a D4 with a 70-200/f2.8 lens.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great all-around tripod

    By Akin

    from San Francisco, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Oben CT-2461 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

        I spent a lot of time researching Tripods before arriving on the CT-2461.

        I had these main requirements from a tripod, listed in order of importance:

        1 - Stability & Build. Otherwise the tripod doesn't serve its purpose.
        2 - Weight. I go on multi-day camping trips with my gear, so light weight is essential.
        3 - Compact. Again, since I'll be traveling with the tripod, it needs to take up as little room as possible. The maximum size I was willing to accept was 20in long when all folded up - just enough to fit in a carry-on suitcase.
        4 - Price. I need two tripods, so hopefully the cost doesn't destroy the bank account.

        I tried the following tripods:
        Oben CT-2431, CT-2441, CT-2461, Gitzo Traveler Series 1.

        Both the CT-2431 and CT-2441 were nice, but had legs that were a bit thinner than what I was comfortable with... I really wanted to like them since they're slightly smaller and more lightweight, but at the end of the day stability is #1, and they just didn't seem as solid and stable as the CT-2461.

        The Gitzo Traveler Series 1 was fantastic tripod, probably the nicest of them all - but was more than twice the price of the CT-2461. Between the Gitzo and the Oben, I don't believe there is enough difference to justify the price difference. The CT-2461 is very well built and feels very comparable to the Gitzo in all aspects.

        So in the end, I went with two Oben CT-2461's and I think it was the right call.

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        5.0

        Light and solid

        By Ayman

        from Egypt

        Comments about Oben CT-2461 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

        Very solid and light tripod. I really like it.

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        4.0

        light carbon fiber tripod

        By bngws

        from glenwood springs, CO

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Oben CT-2461 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

          Very lightweight and portable tripod. I used it when hiking in Moab and worked well and very stable. However I noticed that when the narrow legs are extended there is less stability especially when it is hot (>90' in Moab). I was using a heavy DLSR (Nikon D800 with FX lenses). Despite this, very pleased with purchase!

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          4.0

          Good for what I want.

          By C. R. Bieker Photo

          from Colorado Springs, CO

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Could Be Stiffer

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel

          Comments about Oben CT-2461 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

          The vast majority of the time I am using wide angle to normal lenses on a D800 after a long hike so this tri-pod is perfect for that and plenty stiff for that. What it is not good for is long lenses (300mm+) as it gets too close to the weight limit and what is a good tri-pod becomes a mediocre tri-pod.

          One thing to be aware of in higher temps 90+F, is the carbon fiber or resin heats up enough on the black legs that the stiffness deteriorates and I have to stay away from the bottom two sections of the legs. With the bottom sections extended, the legs become more flexy but keep it to the top two or three and it's solid.

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          5.0

          Great tripod

          By Bill

          from Los Altos, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Birds
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Oben CT-2461 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

            I've had this for a few weeks and am very happy with it. Its light, appears well constructed, easy to setup, and very solid. It will take a few years to see if its also durable.

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            5.0

            Sturdy and Light

            By Keith

            from Westport, CT

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel

              Comments about Oben CT-2461 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

              It's a tripod, but it's sturdy and light. The build is high quality.

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Beautiful Tripod

              By masiman

              from san diego, ça

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight
              • Quality Fit And Finish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hiking
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Oben CT-2461 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

                It is as beautiful to look at as it is to use. Very smooth fit and finish. I've found it to be just the right height for me with the attached (optional) BB-2 ball head and I am 5'10" tall. Very sturdy, and easy to operate, sets up very quickly. I like the 4 section legs, it is small and light enough that I don't mind hiking with it.

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