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Oben AC-1451 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with PD-117 Pan/Tilt Head

B&H # OBAC1451P117 Mfr # AC-1451/PD-117
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Product Highlights
  • Maximum Height: 68.3"
  • Load Capacity: 13.2 lb
  • 4 Sections
  • 360° Panning and Dual Axis Tilt
  • Quick-Release System with Safety Lock
  • 5 x Bubble Levels

The AC-1451 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with PD-117 Pan/Tilt Head from Oben is an ideal tripod head combo for photographers looking for individual control on all axes. The sturdy 4-section aluminum legs can hold a camera or camcorder up to 13.2 lb, and will extend up to 68.3".

The legs are non-rotating, and have flip locks on each leg to adjust the height of the tripod. Each leg is independently adjustable, and they can be locked securely at three different angles. The tripod's feet feature rubber tips which are great for shooting on slippery or hard surfaces.

The center column features a twist lock that frees up its extension and retraction. For protection when it's retracted quickly, there's a rubber damper that protects the center-post collar. At the bottom of the center column is a spring-loaded ballast hook that allows you to attach a counterweight for extra stability. The detachable hook doubles as a stopper for the center column, which can be removed and reversed for low-angle shooting.

The PD-117 head allows independent camera adjustment on the horizontal and vertical planes as well as 360° panning. Two locking handles control the front-to-back and side-to-side tilt, and a thumb screw locks and unlocks the panning motion.

The quick-release system includes an RP-20 plate with a video pin, and a safety lock on the release lever, preventing accidental release of the camera. Two bull's eye levels, and three tubular levels ensure your camera will be level on both the horizontal and vertical axes.

This tripod also includes a fitted, padded carry case with a removable shoulder strap, two heavy-duty zippers, and an interior zipper pocket. A tool clip with two hex wrenches for adjusting the center column and the leg joints is also included. It snaps onto any of the tripod legs for easy access.

General
Load Capacity 13.2 lb (6.0 kg)
Maximum Height 68.3" (173.5 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 58.0" (147.3 cm)
Minimum Height 10.2" (25.9 cm)
Folded Length 25.2" (64.0 cm)
Weight 5.3 lb (2.4 kg)
Head
Head Type 3-way pan/tilt
Quick Release Yes
Bubble Level 3 x Tubular
2 x Bull's Eye
Legs
Material Aluminum
Head Attachment Fitting 3/8"-16
Leg Stages/Sections 3/4
Leg Lock Type Flip
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet No
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Rapid (grooved, reversible, non-rotating)
Oben AC-1451 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with PD-117 Pan/Tilt Head
  • Tool Clip with 2 Hex Keys
  • Padded Carrying Case
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    ObenAC-1451 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with PD-117 Pan/Tilt Head
     
    4.8

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (9)
    • Easy to use (9)
    • Compact (6)
    • Lightweight (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (10)
      • Family photos (8)
      • Travel (8)
      • Wildlife photos (8)
      • Sports/action (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (12)

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      5.0

      Great shopping experience

      By Marty

      from Ontario Canada

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Oben AC-1451 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with PD-117 Pan/Tilt Head:

        The product was exactly as described by B&H. Very sturdy and well built with lots of adjustment for different situations. Not really any cons that I can think of so far. excellent value for the price.

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        5.0

        Great Tripod

        By Petrovich

        from Brooklyn, NY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        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 AC-1451 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with PD-117 Pan/Tilt Head:

          I use this tripod with my Nikon D750, it is a very sturdy unit that is comfortable and easy to use. Really like 5 Bubble Levels: 2 bull's eye levels, and 3 tubular levels. Would definitely recommend.

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          4.0

          Great tripod hor the $$$

          By MikeH

          from New Jersey

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Sturdy
          • Versitile

          Cons

          • A bit heavy

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Oben AC-1451 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with PD-117 Pan/Tilt Head:

          I have used this tripod for both photography and video. Meets all my expectations. Very solid and its ability to be used at almost any angle possible is a big plus. Panning is very smooth for the video side of things. Looking to get a new set up that will be a bit heavier than my equipment now. No worries that the tripod won't be able to handle it

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          5.0

          AT LAST

          By GAK

          from IL

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Oben AC-1451 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with PD-117 Pan/Tilt Head:

            STABLE PLATFORM WITH LIGHT WEIGHT

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            5.0

            Quality Tripod

            By Don R.

            from Maryland

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Solid build quality

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Oben AC-1451 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with PD-117 Pan/Tilt Head:

            Needed to upgrade my tripod and found Oben line at B&H. As an enthusiast I have found Oben to provide very good quality and value. Very happy with the solid build and features of the Tripod. Great height adjustments with out needing to extend center pole. Pan / Tilt head is smooth and works well for video and stills. May buy an Oben ball head for landscape shooting. Very happy with Oben..!

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            4.0

            Very Good and practical, and heavy

            By gp

            from Argentina

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good quality
            • Muy Estable
            • Price Quality

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

            Comments about Oben AC-1451 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with PD-117 Pan/Tilt Head:

            It is a very practical and well built tripod. It is very stable, the first head half days hard but becomes loose and goes well. For the price it's excellent construction. Criticism, the bag does not come with handles, which made you lose a washer at night. Then the strap is very practical for hiking. and fast to assemble. The coupling system of the camera is practical and fast.

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            4.0

            Good Intermediate level tripod.

            By Scott B

            from Upstate, NY

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Oben AC-1451 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with PD-117 Pan/Tilt Head:

              This is a tripod for intermediate photographers. If you want a professional tripod, this probably wouldn't be your first choice. That said, it's well made, and simple to use. It's about 5lbs. Pretty sturdy, looks nice ;0)
              I was hoping it was more professional quality so I exchanged this model.
              I WOULD recommend this tripod to a photographer that was on a tighter budget and didn't need a "professional" level tripod. It is a good solid piece of equipment.

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              5.0

              Great Tripod for the price

              By Hamid K

              from Miami Beach

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Oben AC-1451 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with PD-117 Pan/Tilt Head:

                  Fantastic tripod, But one thing bothers me. I cannot get it in the carry case without unscrewing one of the handles. May be I am doing something wrong, but otherwise a nice sturdy tripod.

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                  5.0

                  Could not want a better tripod by Oben

                  By Cheri

                  from Wisconsin

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Weight Limitheight

                  Cons

                  • A little heavy

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Oben AC-1451 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with PD-117 Pan/Tilt Head:

                  I reviewed several tripods and compared cost to quality and customer ratings. This is more than I could wish for. The weight limit is great. Very sturdy product. Easy to use and set up. I would definitely recommend this product.

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                  5.0

                  Strong and smooth movement

                  By Milton

                  from Dallas

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Oben AC-1451 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with PD-117 Pan/Tilt Head:

                      strong with smooth movements, just what I was looking for

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                      5.0

                      great aluminum tripod

                      By ray

                      from temple hills ,maryland

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      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 AC-1451 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with PD-117 Pan/Tilt Head:

                        My tripod is great. all i need to complete my photo shooting.it's the right weight and height, easy to set up, great carrying case.

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                        5.0

                        nice tripod for the money

                        By slyster

                        from Nebraska

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos

                          Comments about Oben AC-1451 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with PD-117 Pan/Tilt Head:

                          nice stable tripod for in studio use

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                          5.0

                          Great Product

                          By Koku

                          from Virginia

                          Comments about Oben AC-1451 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with PD-117 Pan/Tilt Head:

                          Has good quality,has a good solid standing position.

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