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ObenACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod
 
4.5

(based on 219 reviews)

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    (129)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (77)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

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    (2)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (135)
  • Lightweight (124)
  • Easy to use (122)
  • Durable (121)
  • Strong construction (35)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (10)
  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Sports/action (98)
  • Travel (91)
  • Landscape/scenery (81)
  • Wildlife photos (51)
  • Weddings (48)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (75), Photo enthusiast (55), Pro photographer (34), Casual photographer (12), Photography student (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (154), Yes (23)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pleasantly Surprised...

I thought when I saw the Oben AMC-2400 list in additional items included with my Nikon D800 body purchase that I'd sell it for whatever I could get for it. On inspection I...Read complete review

I thought when I saw the Oben AMC-2400 list in additional items included with my Nikon D800 body purchase that I'd sell it for whatever I could get for it. On inspection I got out a spare Bogen 3229 swivel and installed it on the monopod. I'm going to use this monopod.

One should know that monopods like this normally do not come with a head so one must supply one before using the monopod. The monopod has a standard 3/8-16 stud for attaching a tripod head or swivel. This lack of a head is not a negative as the photographer should pick out their own choice, for example I'll need an ARC-Swiss type clamp and a one way swivel is all I'll need for the way I use a monopod. Later I'd like to add a quality ball head with an incorporated ARC-Swiss clamp.

A monopod allows one to obtain sharp photographs at 2 or maybe 3 stops slower shutter speeds when used with telephotos of say 105mm to 400mm and they are quite easy to carry. Having use the Oben AMC-2400 I can recommend it.

Dave

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Seems ok

This thing is strong. Don't know about the plastic sections locks other that they work. Hand strap is to long. Belt clip makes strap 3 or 4 inches to long to get a...Read complete review

This thing is strong. Don't know about the plastic sections locks other that they work. Hand strap is to long. Belt clip makes strap 3 or 4 inches to long to get a good tight grip on rubber hand hold. There is no way to shorten it. The platform that holds the camera or lens or swivel head has set screws that can scratch and cut in to what ever is attached to this mounting plate a small rubber gasket would take care of this problem.

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5.0

JUST WHAT THE DR ORDERED

By Art

from Panama City Beach, FL

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight
  • Strurdy
  • Well made

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Nature Close-ups
    • Sports/Action
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

    As a lifelong photographer I was dismayed when the onset of Parkinsons made it difficult to keep the camera steady. I control the tremors with medication and the rest is up to the Oben 2400 monopad It is very well made, easy to use,sturdy and light enough to take with me most of the time.I use it with an Olympus E-5 and a variety of substantial Olympus lenses plus an Oben quick release ball head (BA -00) My landscapes and nature close-ups are as clear as ever. Thank you Oben and thank you B&H for your years of service to me.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Just WoW!

    By thedeano

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

      I had never used a monopod until I ordered this one. Now I swear by them. This is lightweight but solid and very versatile. The height was ideal with this model too.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Great Monopod

      By Mike the Shooter

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

        I like this monopod. I have used some in the past but this was the first one that I have owned. I like that it's not too heavy and collapses very small. I have used it on several occasions and it's a great tool to have.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Sturdy Monopod

        By Dan

        from CO

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

          I really like it, it feels more expensive than what it is.. especially since mine came with my DSLR purchase.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Love this monopod

          By Phil

          from Baltimore

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action

            Comments about Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

            I use this with my Manfrotto 322RC2 grip action ball head. Mainly I use it in places that don't allow use of a tripod. I also use it for sports events and for landscapes if the terrain is to sloped for a tripod.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Built like a tank, still fairly light

            By ZephyrStar

            from Raleigh, NC

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

              Got this as part of a free bundle with my 6D. Used it to shoot a whole bunch of pickup footage at an event, carried it around all over the place with me. Solid, but light, very durable. Good monopod.

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              • No

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              5.0

              great stuff!!

              By zag

              from huntington beach ca

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              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 ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

                couldn't be happier with this mono pod. I have a man froto and will using that a a back up now. Couldn't be happier, durable, lightweight, operable, all around great product!!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                4.0

                It Works

                By Rikky

                from Provo, UT

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

                  I received this for free with an order. I really don't think I'll use it much but it appears to be a solidly constructed monopod.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Okay monopod

                  By Teleia

                  from Atascadero, Ca

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                  • Bulky

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

                  This came with a package deal when I bought my 5d markiii, it's a good monopod. I have a oben carbon fiber monopod that I had bought a few years ago that I prefer. The carbon fiber monopod also has a retractable spike on the end which is nice if your hiking. The acm-2400 aluminum does not. It does however have heavy duty locking clips which I wish the carbon fiber monopod had. It is a little heavy and bulky but does the job.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Lightweight and strong

                  By Trash Man

                  from Boston, MA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

                    Great pod! Easy to extend and collapse. Lightweight and comfortable.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod

                    By Concept27

                    from Austin

                    Comments about Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

                    Nice construction with heavy duty locking clips.

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                    5.0

                    Nice Monopod

                    By Heather Photo

                    from Baltimore, MD

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Video

                      Comments about Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

                      I haven't used this yet, but I have looked it over and inspected the quality. It was included with my camera, so I wasn't expecting that much. I have to say I am impressed. This monopod is definitely great quality and very well made.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      awesome

                      By dman33

                      from phoenix

                      Comments about Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

                      Best ever.

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                      3.0

                      A bit bulky and heavy

                      By Despann02

                      from Long Beach CA

                      Comments about Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

                      It's a bit bulky and heavy but it gets the job done. Will probably look I to a lighter monopod at a later date.

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                      5.0

                      Great Monopod

                      By potter photo

                      from Warwick, RI

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Sports/Action
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

                        I received this monopod as part of a kit that came with a camera so i wasn't expecting much. I was very surprised to find that it was a good quality monopod light weight and sturdy after receiving the free mono pod i went out and bought a tripod made by the same company.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Stout monopod that is up for anything

                        By Patrick D

                        from Sarasota, FL

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • High Quality
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

                          I got this monopod as part of a bundle that came with my Canon EOS 6D. I have to say, I was expecting something of mediocre quality since it was part of a "free" accessory bundle, but I am really quite impressed with the quality of this monopod. It is very well designed, easy to use, and seems EXTREMELY sturdy. The sheer size of the tubing, even the smallest section, is rather substantial. Coupled with the beefy clamps, I would bet that the 26.4 lb rated capacity is conservative. I also like the fact that I can attach the camera directly to the monopod or add a separate head to it. Oben even thought to add a little clip on holder for the allen wrench that comes with it to tighten the set screw for attaching a head. I consider myself to be a shopper primarily motivated by value, and when it comes to quality for the price, I could definitely see myself buying this monopod if I had been purchasing it separately.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Useful - but not that needed

                          By Kev in Sunnyvale

                          from Sunnyvale, CA

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable

                          Cons

                          • Bulky

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

                            Use with my Canon 6D and my Go Pro.

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                            5.0

                            Sturdy

                            By SMBarbie

                            from Ann Arbor, MI

                            Comments about Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

                            Sturdy and light weight.

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                            5.0

                            Compact and sturdy

                            By PS

                            from CT

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

                                This came with my Canon 6D. I haven't had the opportunity to use it much yet. However, when I have used it, is is light and yet has a sturdy feel. It has been proven to be useful as a tripod is not always. It is quite convenient since it is quick and easy to use.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Good

                                By Juan88uy

                                from Uruguay

                                Comments about Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

                                Good option for stabilizing with large lens

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