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Oben AC-2320LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs

B&H # OBAC2320LA Mfr # AC-2320LA
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Product Highlights
  • 17.6 lb Load Capacity
  • 68.4" Maximum Height
  • Swiveling Center Column Tilts 180°
  • All Anodized Aluminum for Durability
  • Cast Aluminum Chassis
  • Adjustable Flip Locks for Leg Sections
  • Retractable Spikes in Feet

The Oben AC-2320LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs is a sturdy, professional support for any DSLR, point-and-shoot camera, or compact camcorder. With a load capacity of 17.6 lb and a maximum height of 68.4", this lateral arm tripod features a tilting center column which allows continuously variable positioning for macro photography and other uses.


Engaging the lateral adjustment lever frees the center column once extended past the chassis. Once extended, the column can tilt all the way over 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.


The cast aluminum chassis is built to meet rigorous professional standards.


When not being used in its lateral mode, the AC-2320LA's rapid center column functions like you'd expect from any professional tripod, extending after a twist of the knob on the upper collar. For protecting your camera when the column is retracted quickly, there's a rubber damper under the center-post collar. Anti-twist steel locking screws underneath the center-post collar enable you to fasten the camera head securely.


Pull-in/push-out positive leg locks allow positioning of the three legs independently at three different angles. This permits shooting at low angles or on uneven terrain. For stability on softer terrain, the AC-2320LA features metal spikes that extend and retract by twisting the foot's rubber tip.

The center column can swivel down 180° and provide a stable shooting platform at any angle within that arc
The height-adjustable center column can be installed upside down for low-angle shots
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 for easy access
Reversible 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 screw fits almost any head
Bubble level on tripod chassis
Center column is grooved to prevent rotation within the upper collar
Integrated center column ring for attaching a shoulder strap (not included) or a counterweight for added stability in windy conditions
Rugged rubber feet 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
General
Load Capacity 17.6 lb (8 kg)
Maximum Height 68.4" (1.73 m)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 55.8" (1.39 m)
Minimum Height 10" (25.4 cm) [legs at widest position, column at 90° position]
Folded Length 25.5" (64.8 cm)
Weight 5.4 lb (2.5 kg)
Legs
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/yes
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Rapid
Center Column Sections 1
Bubble Level Yes
Oben AC-2320LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs
  • Padded Carry Bag
  • Shoulder Strap for Bag
  • 2 x Allen Key
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty
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    ObenAC-2320LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs
     
    4.5

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (13)
    • Easy to use (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (9)
      • Family photos (8)
      • Weddings (6)
      • Wildlife photos (5)
      • Video (4)
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      5.0

      Great Flexible Tripod

      By Mark

      from Albertville, MN

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Solid
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Oben AC-2320LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

        Solid design. Very flexible to achieve most every shooting angle. 17.6 lb capacity is great. Works great with the Oben BE-117 ball head which is also rated at 17.6 lb.

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        4.0

        Very Good Tripod But One Leg Failed

        By GraybeardJ

        from Sacramento, California

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Sturdy

        Cons

        • Faulting Leg Shims

        Best Uses

          Comments about Oben AC-2320LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

          Bought this three months ago and everything was going along smoothly until one evening during a shoot in Yosemite NP. As as I was setting up and extending the tripod legs, when I unsnapped the small section of one of the legs, the small section pulled all the way out, leaving the fastener, a grmommet and a white plastic shim looking piece on the ground...in the dark. I was a hassle to find all the pieces. The white shim appeared to be what was supposed to stop the leg from seperating from the large leg tube, but it was in three pieces on the ground. I eventually got the leg back in place, but had to over tighten the set screws on the fastener to get it to hold. Since then, the lower leg only works if its tightened, so I leave it, and its two sisters extended. Not what I intended, but until I can get Oben to replace a leg or the shim, I am stuck. Its too nice a tripod to get rid of.

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          5.0

          AC-2320LA

          By JimmyD

          from Bartlett, Illinois

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          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Oben AC-2320LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

            Very sturdy. Like the quick releases.

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            5.0

            Good Value, High Quality

            By Sean

            from Tacoma, WA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Durable
            • Large Capacity Good Size
            • Minimal Shake
            • Steady

            Cons

            • Bulky
            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Portraits
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Oben AC-2320LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

            This is a great tripod and very sturdy. Once set up, is very steady with minimal shake. The adjustable center column is a great feature at this pricepoint. Purchased with a package discount with my new camera and lenses. A little on the heavy side, but this doesn't matter to me as much as it being steady.

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            5.0

            Excellent for Artifacts

            By Outcraft

            from Thousand Islands, Canada

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Macro Photography
              • Museum Work

              Comments about Oben AC-2320LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

              Very solid, quick to setup. The extension arm is solid and invaluable for documenting valuable documents and heritage artifacts.

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              4.0

              Better than I thought at first

              By Charles

              from Cherry Hill, NJ

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              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Oben AC-2320LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

                I had trouble with it at first but, after I figured it out, it turned out to be very good. And, for the price, excellent. The trouble I had was with the swiveling center column. When I tightened the screw, it was not locking in tight at certain angles. I even called the distributor who told me that it was designed to lock in at any angle. I was ready to return it, when I discovered that, if you place the center column at a given angle and tighten the lock screw slowly, you can feel it grab as you tighten it; it may move a couple of degrees as it's locking in. If you do not let it 'grab', it will not lock in tight. There was no instruction manual with the tripod, and so I had to discover this more by accident than by design. Once it's locked in (at almost any angle), it is solid and will not shake even with a relatively heavy load at the end of the column. This is true even with the column extended all the way out, raising the center of gravity. I have used it for macro shots and with really slow shutter speeds and the resulting photos are crystal clear. It has a good height and seems to be well made.

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                4.0

                The value is there!

                By Curve

                from Lexington

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Oben AC-2320LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

                  ........ For the price it does have value. It's sturdy the movements are smooth and it's easy to operate. I feel safe putting a D800 on it complete with grip and a 70-200mm 2.8 attached, don't think I would go much bigger than that. I have yet to use in all it's capable applications, but I do have confidence it will perform within the five star range. One other thing, I've read reviews that this tripod is heavy. All I have to say to that, whomever thinks this is a heavy tripod should consider spending a few extra hours at the gym.

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                  4.0

                  Great Multi-Purpose Tri-Pod

                  By Ted

                  from Mt. Holly, NJ

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Needs Weight Hook Or Clip

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Oben AC-2320LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

                  Macro photography, landscape, wildlife. Multi-angle positions for camera,very sturdy in construction. Easy clips for legs makes adjustment quick and effortless. Wish it had a clip for weight bag when fully extended. Can tip over if not careful.

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                  5.0

                  great tripod

                  By Jody

                  from Montana

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Oben AC-2320LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

                    Have only had the tripod for a couple weeks. Taken it on several photo trips and very happy with the sturdy construction. Camera seems secure, eager to try using it more.

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                    5.0

                    Outstanding!

                    By Chromatix Photography

                    from Joshua Tree, Ca

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Oben AC-2320LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

                      This tripod is a very nice tripod. Well made and very stable. I would recommend this to a friend.

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                      4.0

                      Great tripod for the price

                      By Tomfoolery613

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Good quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Video

                        Comments about Oben AC-2320LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

                        I bought this tripod a few weeks ago. I've been impressed with it so far. I researched tripods for over a month and came to the conclusion that I was going to need to buy a really expensive one. Turns out this one is working great and I didn't spend as much as I thought I was going to and it comes with all the features I was looking for.

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