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Oben AC-2361L 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs

B&H # OBAC2361L Mfr # AC-2361L
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You Pay: $189.95
Product Highlights
  • 17.6 lb Load Capacity
  • 68.2" Maximum Height
  • Weighs 5.45 lb
  • Swiveling Center Column Tilts 180°
  • All Anodized Aluminum for Durability
  • Cast Aluminum Chassis
  • Adjustable Flip Locks
  • Retractable Spikes in Rubber Feet

The AC-2361L 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs from Oben is a sturdy, professional support for any DSLR, point-and-shoot camera, or a compact camcorder. With a load capacity of 17.6 lb and a generous maximum height of 68.2", the lateral tripod features a tilting, swiveling center column that enables infinitely flexible positioning for macro photography and other uses.

Engaging the lateral adjustment lever frees the tilting of the center column once it's been extended past the chassis, which becomes possible by pressing the button at the column's bottom to disengage the safety bolt. Once extended, the column can tilt, with no ratcheting, from its original 0°, straight-up-and-down orientation, to a 180° upside-down orientation – with possible stops everywhere in between, including a 90° lateral position. Twisting a knob on the chassis locks and unlocks the 360° swiveling of the center column and its upper collar.

The tripod's flip locks, which enable the extension and securing of the leg stages, are user-adjustable. By using a supplied Allen key, the user can tighten two points on each spring-loaded flip lock to safeguard their continued reliable performance.

With its anodized aluminum construction, the AC-2361L is ready to survive the rigors of professional work. The tripod chassis is cast aluminum for further durability.

When it's not being used in its lateral mode, the AC-2361L's rapid center column functions like any professional tripod, extending after a twist of the knob on the upper collar. The tripod's center column can also be removed from both the chassis and the upper collar so that it can be reversed. 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 center-post 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 AC-2361L features metal spikes that retract and emerge by twisting the foot's rubber portion.

Center column adjusts throughout a complete sphere of possible positions, so you can take steady shots from virtually any angle
Leg warmers on two legs mitigate the effects of extreme heat & cold and provide grip
The two included Allen keys attach to a tripod leg, so you're always ready to tighten components
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 within the upper collar
Integrated aluminum loop for attaching the optional shoulder strap
Rugged rubber tips with retractable spikes for shooting both indoors and outdoors on any terrain
Included padded carry bag features dual heavy-duty zippers, an interior pocket, and extra room to accommodate a head
Load Capacity 17.6 lb (8 kg)
Maximum Height 68.2" (173.2 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 55.6" (141.2 cm)
Minimum Height 8.3" (21.1 cm)
Folded Length 26.2" (66.5 cm)
Weight 5.45 lb (2.47 kg)
Material Aluminum alloy
Head Attachment Fitting 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 (reversible screw)
Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
Leg Lock Type Flip-lock
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet Yes
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Rapid
Center Column Sections 1
Bubble Level Yes
Oben AC-2361L 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs
  • Padded Tripod Bag
  • Shoulder Strap for Bag
  • Tool Clip with 2 Allen Keys
  • Limited 5-year Warranty

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    By Dandelion-sk

    from Alexandria, VA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Value
    • Versatile


      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Oben AC-2361L 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

      The lateral post is really great. Allows the tripod to do overhead product shots (straight down). Great tripod to use from a sitting position waiting for wildlife opportunities outdoors. The wait was worth it.

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      All-in-one = superior versatility

      By Coppertop

      from Greater NYC

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer


      • Detail Oriented
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Ergonomic


        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • On-site
        • Sports/Action
        • Studio
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Oben AC-2361L 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

        Weither in the studio or on location, if I could only take one tripod with me, this would be it. The Oben lateral tripod must have undergone rigorous development by professionals before being released to consumers. Versitle positions allow macro shots of ants (the bug's eye view) to full verticle extension (the God's eye view) very quickly; all adjustments can be made using only one hand ! Quite heavy when hiking but it's weight makes for stability which is good especially for long exposures. May take a few years to find any flaws.

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