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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

  • Load Capacity: 13.2 lb
  • Maximum Height: 68.3"
  • Minimum Height 10.2"
  • 4 Sections
  • 360° Panning and Dual Axis Tilt
  • Quick-Release System with Safety Lock
  • 5 x Bubble Levels
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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 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (12)
    • Easy to use (12)
    • Compact (7)
    • Lightweight (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (13)
      • Family photos (10)
      • Wildlife photos (10)
      • Travel (8)
      • Sports/action (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (7), Pro photographer (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (13), Yes (3)

      Reviewed by 18 customers

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      5.0

      great tripod

      By atcape23

      from Rhode Island

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

      the tripod is great very sturdy holds up well to alot of use I just took it out last few days to take picture of water falls and dams even having it in running water and on top of ice there was no camera shake

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      5.0

      Good as Advertised

      By Photo Dave

      from Georgetown, TX

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

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

        Just received the tripod and was very impressed with the quality. Researched the product and the reviews which were all great but I was a little skeptical that the tripod could be that good. It was much more than I expected, it meet all my needs for ease of setup and knock down and weight. I use it for landscape, portraits, wildlife and night shots. I am 6'1'' and I wanted a tripod that I don't have to hunchback over but still wanted something that I could get to ground level for macro work. Love this tripod.

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        Excellent Tripod

        By Parallax

        from Brooklyn, NY

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Wildlife Photos

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

          I am an amateur photographer with an interest in architectural photography. This lightweight, versatile tripod is exactly what I needed for taking scouting shots. I like that it is quite tall, but wish the central post was even longer.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Well Built Tripod

          By SRT

          from Alabama

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                This tripod is very sturdy and well built. It supports my Nikon D7000 with 24-70 2.8 lens attached well. The only gripe I have is that the handles have to be removed for it to fit in the case. It seems like that part of the design was not thought out well. Otherwise, seems like a good tripod.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                As Advertised!

                By KMO

                from Andover, MA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Video

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

                  This tripod is fantastic. It is sturdy, easy to manuever and has everything you want or need in a tripod. I love everything about it. Between the pan head and the vertical tilt and the 6 levels I am in heaven.

                  Thanks B&H for educating me on this product.

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                  • Yes

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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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                    • No

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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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                      • No

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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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                      • No

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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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                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        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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                        • No

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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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                        • No

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        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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                          • No

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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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                              • No

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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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                              • No

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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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                                  • No

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  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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                                    • No

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    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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                                      • No

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                                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      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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