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ObenCC-2300 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
 
4.7

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (14)
  • Stable (8)
  • Folds away (7)
  • Unfolds quickly (7)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (13)
  • Travel (10)
  • Home (7)
  • Wildlife (7)
  • Weddings (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (6), Casual photographer (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

Reviewed by 14 customers

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5.0

Backpacking Tripod!

By Soul of Wit

from LA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Oben CC-2300 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

      Perfect for what I bought it for: Hike-ins. Easily holds my Mark iii with a Zeiss 15 on it. Love this tripod.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Great light-weight travel tripod

      By Howie

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Oben CC-2300 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

        I use the tripod with my Canon 5DMkIII + 17-40 f/4L mostly. The tripod is very light! And I think that is its best merit.

        The tripod is not rock solid but if there is no strong wind and the tripod is standing on a solid ground, then it is rather stable. I do a lot of exposure and focus bending and so far I see no problem with the shots.

        I think the build quality is great even though I have only used it for a couple of times; it endures my rough handling pretty well.

        Overall I think this is a decent tripod for someone with a light or moderate set-up. Makes a great travel tripod since it is super light.

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        • No

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        5.0

        better than expected

        By photo-guy

        from raleigh nc

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Oben CC-2300 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

          I use this for my backpack, much lighter than what I was using. Works just as good and easier to carry. Have had no problems or complaints, glad I got it.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Excellent lightweight tripod

          By CSofia

          from Portland, OR

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Oben CC-2300 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

            Have only used it a few times so far, but its been great. Very lightweight which is the best thing about it, but it feels super sturdy. Took this on a hike no problem, used the spiked feet in the dirt. Unfolds easily, head is simple and easy to use. I love it!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great tripod at great price

            By Brad S

            from Georgia

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Oben CC-2300 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

              Best buy on medium duty CF tripod I found.Perfect for travel.Less than half the weight of my primary tripod,And a 1/4 of the weight my heavy duty tripod.

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              5.0

              Light as a Feather

              By troutbum

              from Burney, CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Folds Small
              • Lightweight
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

              • Unstable

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Oben CC-2300 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

              A great carbon fiber tripod. My only complaint is that the first adjustment is too narrow. It needs to be wider. Because its so narrow its wobbly and unless you hold it steady, the camera will shake. Which defeats the use of a tripod in the first place. On the second adjustment, its steady as a rock. However, the legs on the second adjustment are spread so far they may not find a solid footing. Still, for the price and weight its a great travel tripod.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Excellent product

              By djdrys

              from Trenton, MI

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Folds Small
              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Portraits
                • Travel

                Comments about Oben CC-2300 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

                Got this tripod as a kit with the BA-0 ball head as a gift for my wife. We are both getting into amateur photography and I was looking for a reliable unit without spending [$] or more. This kit is great. Very light weight, compact size, and fits nicely into the INCLUDED carrying bag with the head attached. The quick release leg extensions are a huge selling point in my opinion, much better than the spring loaded twist locks, and the plastic thumb levers are not made of cheap plastic. I would recommend this to anyone that is having trouble deciding which unit is best for them. Save your money and give Oben a shot, you won't be disappointed.

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                • Yes

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                4.0

                Great product for the money

                By ewells

                from Houston, MO

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Folds Small
                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Oben CC-2300 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

                  This is a very light weight tripod and is great if you do much hiking or a lot of shooting on the go. Even with the light weight the tripod has been very stable even on uneven ground. If you are looking for a light weight tripod, I would definitely recommend this one. The price is nice too!

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                  5.0

                  Nice product

                  By Henry

                  from Brooklyn, NY

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability
                  • Lightweight
                  • Unfolds Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Shots
                    • Portraits
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Oben CC-2300 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

                    I am completely satisfied with the tripod. I have used it for some night shots, portraits and two weddings. It is very stable and lightweight.
                    I use the tripod to support Nikon D700 with AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED and AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Lens. No problems so far.

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                    4.0

                    Easy to use.

                    By Gaby

                    from Clearwater, FL

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Oben CC-2300 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

                      Glad I didn't go for the less expensive -- don't think I'll have to buy a tripod for a long while now.

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                      5.0

                      Just what I needed!

                      By toyftw

                      from Central Mass.

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adjustable leg angles
                      • Good Stability
                      • Lightweight
                      • Retractible spikes feet

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Oben CC-2300 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

                      I like to photo warerfalls, very often requiring long uphil hikes. This tripod is ideal, being almost 3lbs lighter than my previous one while providing excellent support and increased functionality. I.E. "Just what I needed!"
                      Tom

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                      5.0

                      Excellent Lightweight Tripod

                      By gkovash

                      from St. Louis

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Folds Small
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Shots
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Oben CC-2300 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

                      I mainly photograph outdoor landscapes and wild life. It weighs less than 3lbs which is great because my Canon 7D is weight enough to haul through the woods.

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                      4.0

                      One good Stand

                      By Anthony B

                      from New Jersey

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Folds Small
                      • Good Stability
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Portraits
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Oben CC-2300 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

                        Excelent, lightweight, durable tripod. Good stability, easy to use.

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                        5.0

                        Great high quality tripod

                        By JCR

                        from Atlanta, GA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Folds Small
                        • Good Stability
                        • Lightweight
                        • Unfolds Quickly

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Night Shots
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Oben CC-2300 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

                          I was looking for a relatively small but sturdy tripod. I had tried a few Manfrotto models but couldn't find the right combination for which I was looking...then I saw a review of the Oben models and I decided to give it a try. After a few days, I decided that I liked this tripod brand so much that that I also ordered the smaller CT-3400 to carry while hiking(holds similar weight). I could not be happier with the combination of compact size and sturdiness of the two purchases. I would highly recommend the Oben carbon fiber tripods

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