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ObenACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod
 
4.5

(based on 227 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (133)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (81)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (138)
  • Lightweight (128)
  • Easy to use (127)
  • Durable (125)
  • Strong construction (35)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (10)
  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Sports/action (101)
  • Travel (93)
  • Landscape/scenery (83)
  • Wildlife photos (53)
  • Weddings (50)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (77), Photo enthusiast (57), Pro photographer (34), Casual photographer (14), Photography student (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (160), Yes (23)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

JUST WHAT THE DR ORDERED

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...Read complete review

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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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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4.0

great for the price

By john the birder

from long beach NY

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife Photos

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

    i use the mono pod mostly for birding,its light and very sturdy which is necessary for me as my camera and super zoom lens are a little heavy.so far it has served my well,quick and easy to use and carry.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Sturdy, well made, good value

    By NancyD

    from New Jersey

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good value
    • Sturdy

    Cons

    • Strap Too Long

    Best Uses

    • Sports/Action
    • Wildlife Photos

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

    I needed to upgrade my lightweight Canon 100 monopod to accommodate a heavier lens I recently purchased. I settled on this Oben with the VH-R2 tilt head. I knew from reading the specs that this monopod was a little thicker and heavier than the Canon one, but I didn't realize until I received it how substantial it actually feels in hand. (If weight were an issue I probably would have opted for the carbon fiber model, but I won't be carrying my gear all that far.) Although the legs extend and retract a little stiffly, I think they will slide more smoothly with use. The only downside for me is that, as other reviewers have mentioned, the wrist strap is too long to use for stabilizing the monopod because it brings your hand well below the foam grip, but this is not a huge issue for me because I have learned alternate ways to stabilize the camera. The VH-R2 tilt head makes it a snap to quickly disconnect the camera from the monopod when needed and provides some adjustment options that don't exist with just the monopod alone. Although the tilt head is rated to hold a much lesser weight than the monopod itself can carry, I feel confident that the two products combined can easily support my 6-lb camera and lens combination.

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    • No

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    5.0

    I wasn't expecting this . . .

    By CruiseStar

    from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

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

      but it was included in my 6D bundle, and has proven useful.

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      • No

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      5.0

      great for film video

      By rayidzz01

      from puerto rico

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

      is very useful for record video. no move

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      5.0

      Bonus Bonus

      By Agiographos

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Sports/Action
        • Weddings/Events

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

        This came as a bonus with my Canon 6D purchase. Who knew it would be such a boon?! So handy, easy and useful when a tripod might be too cumbersome.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Impressed

        By Inkidoo

        from Vero Beach, FL

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

        I really like it. It says made in China but it feels made somewhere else. There are a couple of plastics like the strap that feels Made in China. Other than that, but yourself a head for it and you should be set. It isn't heavy but it isn't light. It is strong but practical. A sweet middle.

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        4.0

        Does the job.

        By Jeffalo

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            Sturdy and easy to use. I don't know how much use I'll get out of it since most of my work requires a full tripod, but as far as monopods go, this one seems to be pretty good.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Stable, light

            By rherron

            from Houston TX

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

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

              A great light and stable monopod

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              • No

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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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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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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