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ObenACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod
 
4.6

(based on 395 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (249)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (128)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (235)
  • Compact (234)
  • Durable (218)
  • Lightweight (206)
  • Strong construction (35)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (15)
  • Flimsy construction (3)
  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Sports/action (172)
  • Travel (146)
  • Landscape/scenery (143)
  • Wildlife photos (97)
  • Weddings (91)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (116), Photo enthusiast (91), Pro photographer (65), Casual photographer (22), Photography student (16)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (248), Yes (46)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Product.

This item is of great quality, I purchased an inexpensive monopod at first but got rid of it pretty quickly. This monopod keeps my canon t5i with battery grip and my Canon 300mm L...Read complete review

This item is of great quality, I purchased an inexpensive monopod at first but got rid of it pretty quickly. This monopod keeps my canon t5i with battery grip and my Canon 300mm L lens very steady and secured. I am using with a Pro Master Ball Head.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Cheap....

They claim the monopod has a chunky rubber foot. Ha! It lasted for about two weeks before the lower leg section basically cut a hole in it....causing plenty of dirt and...Read complete review

They claim the monopod has a chunky rubber foot. Ha! It lasted for about two weeks before the lower leg section basically cut a hole in it....causing plenty of dirt and clay to get jammed up in the leg. The lower section then was unable to retract, so I was forced to remove it to clear out the filth and muck. Must have lost something in the process as now the lower leg will just slide right out. No stop.

The foam grip might work well as a grip, but don't expect it to offer any real cushion when carrying the camera on your shoulder. It is rather thin and wimpy.

I had been using the classic Bogen 3018 for 25 years and its "chunky" rubber foot is still intact. I think I'll be going back to it...

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5.0

Nice solid monopod

By DaveB

from Hershey, PA

Verified Buyer

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

This is a very good monopod. It's very solid to hold my Canon 70D camera with no issues. The foam grip makes holding the monopod nice. I like being able to swap out the head on the monopod.

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5.0

5 ?

By Big A

from Oklahoma

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

This was a freebie from B&H. Works great.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very handy and sturdy.

By Bob H.

from Bayside, NY

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel

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

    I am not a user of monopods but this one has changed my mind (no not selling the tripod yet) this is a stable mount and lightweight for those walk around days. The set up is fast and the collapsed size means it can go anywhere.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Nice mono.

    By Heidi

    from CA

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

    Works as expected lightweight and compact for ease in packing

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Totally worth the money!

    By Kendall

    from Greensboro, NC

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

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

      I had been eyeing down a monopod from Manfrotto that was $350+, but I decided to try this $60 one instead. BEST DECISION. I'm totally impressed with the quality. It's feels at least double the price.

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      • No

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      5.0

      great light and compact stabilizer

      By sunned daii

      from Texas

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Video

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

        I use it to stabilize my camera when taking short videos

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great!

        By Bethany

        from Washington dc

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

        Very sturdy monopod. Came free with the Canon 5Dmiii and I'm so happy it did

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        5.0

        Solidly built

        By SD

        from New York, NY

        Verified Buyer

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

        Solidly built, works as advertised.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Just what I was looking for

        By Nancy

        from Branford, CT

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

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

          I use the ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod for a 600mm lens. it is lightweight and very sturdy. I is portable and easy to carry around. I have nothing bad to say about the monopod. :)

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Sturdy Stick

          By Sri

          from California

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              I found this monopod to be sturdy. It has a good feel to it. I also purchased a tilt head to go with it and the combination takes care of many of my shooting needs. It would be even better if it had a shoulder strap to carry while hiking.

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              • No

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Get Your Hands Off

              By Derbiter

              from Flint, MI

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

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

                I didn't expect the Oben Monopod to be as useful as it was to me. It was included as a free item bundled with the Canon 5D mkiii I purchased and I was just excited to try it out. It wasn't until I was shooting a live band at a venue that I realized how useful it was. Simply getting my hands off the body of the camera relieved so much. I was able to easily move around and use angles that were comfortable and intuitive to shoot from. The extendibility proved itself as I was able to tower over and include the audience watching the band from the back of the venue.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Lightweight and versitile

                By David at 2 o'clock

                from Reno, Nevada

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife Photos

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

                  It's a great monopod for my work, which often involves video during live events. While I prefer using one of my Manfrotto sticks, there are too many times when the sticks + dolly just aren't enough mobility. This monopod does the trick.
                  I like the two-part strap, which has a belt hook. The strap is in three parts that correctly hangs the monopod off of my belt, allowing the monopod to swing naturally as I walk. It's a small item, but HUGE in functionality - as I use the monopod for mobility.
                  I'd like to have the option for a foot spike, but the rubber foot is otherwise fine.
                  The bag works fine and has plenty of room for a ball head. A large fluid head might not fit through, but I have not tested that.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great monopod

                  By Dani G

                  from Oklahoma (OK)

                  Verified Buyer

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

                  Can't wait to try this out for night photography

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Good addition

                  By Photopat

                  from Raleigh NC

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                  • Bulky

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Weddings/Events

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

                  I don't use this for my camera, but as an extender for a lighting set up. Allows for more versatility in lighting setups.

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                  • No

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                  1.0

                  Cheap....

                  By G Man

                  from Iroamallover

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy Construction

                    Best Uses

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

                      They claim the monopod has a chunky rubber foot. Ha! It lasted for about two weeks before the lower leg section basically cut a hole in it....causing plenty of dirt and clay to get jammed up in the leg. The lower section then was unable to retract, so I was forced to remove it to clear out the filth and muck. Must have lost something in the process as now the lower leg will just slide right out. No stop.

                      The foam grip might work well as a grip, but don't expect it to offer any real cushion when carrying the camera on your shoulder. It is rather thin and wimpy.

                      I had been using the classic Bogen 3018 for 25 years and its "chunky" rubber foot is still intact. I think I'll be going back to it...

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Cool

                      By Iceberg

                      from Nashville

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

                      It came for free with my mk3 probably won't even use it. Maybe I'll give it to my brother.

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                      4.0

                      Very Study Monopod

                      By Cameraman5052

                      from NJ

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • No Wiggle Extended

                      Cons

                      • Heavier Than Carbon Fiber

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Where Tripods Not Allowed
                      • Wildlife Photos

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

                      The Monopod was provided at no cost as part of my recent purchase of my 6D. Like anythig you receive as a bonus I was initially skeptical. However once I seriously started to look at it, my opinion of the OBEN changed. It is rock solid completely extended with no wiggle in the joining of any section. A very Solid support for your camera (up to 25 pounds). It will be a very convenient pack with you all the time item and will be very useful. It does need some form of tripod head to attach the camera. I used a 1970's Leitz head I had from a table tripod, but almost any tripod head supply company - Achratec, Really Right Stuff, Kirk Photo and others supply special heads for use on monopods. Thank you B & H. And thank you OBEN for making an Excellent piece of equipment. My only reservation is weight, and one of carbon fiber would be lighter weight but also much more expensive.

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                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      Nifty tool

                      By AWall

                      from Seattle, WA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Weddings/Events

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

                        I recently purchased the 5D Mark III and this came along with my purchase. I did not realize that this is exactly what I have been needing! My trouble is that I have carpal tunnel syndrome in my dominant hand and that makes holding the camera body with a 70-200mm lens perfectly still a challenging. I am now going to use this nifty monopod to support the weight of the camera and the lens during wedding ceremonies. It may look odd at first, but this is the solution to my problem!

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Amazing

                        By JanayNicole Photography

                        from Daytona Beach

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

                        Im starting sports photography and this really helpful! Keeps my camera steady I love it!

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                        5.0

                        Great

                        By Alex

                        from Queens, N.Y.

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events

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

                          Got this monopod when I upgraded my DSLR and can't wait to use it. It is small and light weight perfect for travel and wherever you can get a tripod. It's smaller and is lighter than my manfrtto monopod so it will be great as a handheld boom for an off camera flash for location portraits.

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                          • Yes

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