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ObenACM-1400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod
 
4.7

(based on 102 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (73)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (82)
  • Compact (78)
  • Strong construction (59)
  • Opens quickly (54)
  • Easy to use (20)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sports/action (53)
    • Travel (51)
    • Landscape/scenery (41)
    • Wildlife (33)
    • Night shots (22)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (55), Semi-pro photographer (21), Pro photographer (9), Casual photographer (6), Photography student (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (86), Yes (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Versatile and handy

    I purchased this monopod to use while taking wildlife photo's on long walks instead of a heavier, bulkier tripod. With practice it adds almost as much stability as a tripod and is much easier...Read complete review

    I purchased this monopod to use while taking wildlife photo's on long walks instead of a heavier, bulkier tripod. With practice it adds almost as much stability as a tripod and is much easier to carry. It is cleverly engineered to make switching between both bolt sizes quick and easy. Although it is useful without a ball head, it is much easier to use with one. The Oben micro ballhead (BD-0) is a bit small and hard to adjust if the large base plate is left on, but works well with the plate removed.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    A little too lightweight

    Feels a little cheap once you get a body and telephoto lens on. COuld be good for traveling because its very skinny and light weight. But if you want a sturdy monopod I'd upgrade...Read complete review

    Feels a little cheap once you get a body and telephoto lens on. COuld be good for traveling because its very skinny and light weight. But if you want a sturdy monopod I'd upgrade to something a little beffier.

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    4.0

    Ligthweight and works!

    By John

    from Monroe, LA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports/Action

      Comments about Oben ACM-1400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

      Used for a football game this past week as soon as it came in. Lightweight and works great.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      3.0

      nice

      By casa

      from costa rica

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action
        • Travel

        Comments about Oben ACM-1400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

        its good for the $

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great quality, great price

        By Parakalien

        from Alabama

        Comments about Oben ACM-1400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

        This monopod is very lightweight and sturdy. My camera/audio recorder comes in around 4lbs and sits atop this with no issues.

        It feels like it will last a good long time and appears to be high quality.

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        5.0

        Great monopod

        By cascade

        from Lockport, New York

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Good Video Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Oben ACM-1400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

          It is light weight and easy to extend. The lanyard is very useful for retrieving and use

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great price, very sturdy

          By Parkalien

          from Hamilton Al

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Oben ACM-1400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

            Great product for the price. I use it to capture video on location shoots, sometimes having to hike miles to a location.

            It's very lightweight and surprisingly strong and durable, especially considering the low price!

            Highly recommended.

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            5.0

            works great

            By Ron

            from holland ,.mi

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Oben ACM-1400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

              I got the b&h special mon pod and head, great value, I was worried if it would with a 7d and canon 70-200 l lens cause of the weight , but works just fine , also good quality, good buy !

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              • No

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              5.0

              Pretty good Monopod

              By Beast28223

              from Greensboro, NC

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use
              • Good Value For Price
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • None so far

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Sports/Action
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Oben ACM-1400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

              I bought the Oben ACM-1400 for to hold my flash and it works great, and so far has done a really good job with my camera and 70-200 attached. It's sturdy and lightweight. Set-up is a breeze. Very cost-effective. I would definitely recommend buying this for anyone who needs a monopod for flash use, or for just to have a cheap yet very good quality stand for general purposes.

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              • No

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              5.0

              best purchase I've made!

              By val pal

              from Maryland, USA

              Comments about Oben ACM-1400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

              i absolutely love this monopod. i went back and forth between this one and a Sirui model, and ended up with this one because it was cheaper. it's the perfect height for me and with 4 sections (instead of 6 like the Sirui), it was easy to extend quickly. i use it for video with my Canon 5D mk II and i think it's probably the best purchase I've made (video equipment-wise). :)

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              5.0

              Awesome!

              By libero474

              from Boulder, CO

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Oben ACM-1400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

                This mono-pod is great for throwing onto a backpack, have had really great results on my weekend treks using this to shoot all kinds of different things. Really light to carry and the expandable length is a huge bonus. Would recommend for anyone looking to take their camera gear hiking or anywhere else where stable surfaces are not readily available.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Very Sturdy

                By Flyguide Colo

                from Pueblo

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Oben ACM-1400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

                    Wanted something strong enough so that my camera doesn't get dropped.

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                    5.0

                    Love this monopod

                    By Taz

                    from North Carolina

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Oben ACM-1400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

                        Comfortable grip, sturdy but not so heavy as to become a weapon! lol

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        4.0

                        Super monopod

                        By Hipsiguy

                        from Tulsa

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Not Good For 20x

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Oben ACM-1400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

                        super light weight, strong/sturdy, compact but extends enough so I am not stooped over (I'm 6'2")

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        great addition

                        By vsimmons

                        from na

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Oben ACM-1400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

                          For quick shots, this is a very high functioning addition to my equipment. Not as light as carbon fiber, but very light.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Lightweight and Strong

                          By Dr Foto

                          from Greatfalls MT

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Oben ACM-1400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

                            Put this on my 300 2.8l is works great very good price thanks again bnh

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Monopod

                            By HollyD

                            from Suisun City

                            Comments about Oben ACM-1400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

                            This works well with my 70-200 mm lens. Especially when out taking landscape photos if you don't want to carry a tripod. You will need to get an attachment however in order to put your camera or lens on it. Your camera will not fix unless you have the attachment.

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                            5.0

                            sturdy,tall

                            By Tia maria

                            from Northern Cal.

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Oben ACM-1400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

                              This monopod is quick and easy to use. I would like to get a ball head to use with it but it's not neccesary. I like that it can extend taller than a lot of tripods. It's light enough to carry around. It is very sturdy and well built.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Exactly what I was looking for

                              By Purlsoup

                              from NNJ

                              Comments about Oben ACM-1400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

                              Needed a sturdy monopod for events and sporting coverage. This fit the bill perfectly. It's light enough and sturdy enough to hold my monster tele. Priced just right and easily replaceable if it grew legs and walked away.

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                              5.0

                              Good stick

                              By Old Cat Trader

                              from Arozona

                              Comments about Oben ACM-1400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

                              Used out of the box for trip to Galapagos. Carried my D7100 perfectly! Good value. Many positive comments from the group I was with.

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                              4.0

                              Exactly what I was looking for!

                              By Kenny E

                              from Southaven, MS

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Oben ACM-1400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

                                I use this monopod when shooting with my Canon 60D. I like to use vintage lenses which require manual focus, and shoot in ambient light as much as possible. This mono really provides that extra stability I needed for the longer exposures. It's pretty durable and adjusts quickly, but closes quickly and easily for mobility. Would definitely recommend it.

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                                5.0

                                monopod!!!!!

                                By samandstephzierke

                                from Columbus Montana

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Travel
                                  • Wildlife Photos

                                  Comments about Oben ACM-1400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

                                  As a professional wildlife photographer, I used to always have the heaviest tripod I could get, but with the newer lenses and digital bodies with capabilities they now have, I tend to use a monopod when I am photographing animals that are on the move. It can be tough when you dont have time to get a tripod all set up and try to get the shots. with a monopod, I can move faster and shoot faster and still have a bit of stability with this monopod. good item for the bag!

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