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ObenACM-1400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod
 
4.7

(based on 107 reviews)

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    (76)

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    (29)

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    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (86)
  • Compact (83)
  • Strong construction (59)
  • Opens quickly (54)
  • Easy to use (24)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sports/action (55)
    • Travel (54)
    • Landscape/scenery (42)
    • Wildlife (33)
    • Night shots (22)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (55), Semi-pro photographer (23), Pro photographer (10), Casual photographer (8), Photography student (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (90), Yes (10)

    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

    Oben Monopod

    By Albuquerque Shopper

    from New Mexico

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel
      • Wildlife Photos

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

      The Oben 4-section Monopod was recommended as a good one to buy for a gift. It is substancial enough to hold up, and light enough to be carried and used for stability of shots.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Great Monopod, Sturdy!

      By Amira

      from Orlando, FL

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

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

        This monopod by Oben is amazingly structured and easy to use. It is light-weight and can fit practically anywhere. It is not too long when you collapse it down, it can go high if need be. So far it's worked out wonderfully and I have had it well over a year.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        ACM-1400 Oben Monopod

        By Dan

        from Southern Maine

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Suitable For Telescopic S

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events

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

          I needed a lightweight monopod to use on a D3200 for some horse training videos. I was pleasantly surprised how well it is constructed. I have used monopods on heavy broadcast cameras in the past and this one is a great buy for DSLR use.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Compact and convenient

          By Bob Martin

          from Monmouth County, NJ

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Wildlife Photos

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

            This monopod is very light and compact, but it can hold up to 17 lbs. Attaching a tilt head is very easy. The monopod feels firm and sturdy.

            It eliminates vertical movements, but very small horizontal movements may occur. For looking at very distant objects with a spotting scope, holding the monopod against a fence helps to steady it. It is not a complete replacement for a tripod, but it is much easier to carry and to set up, so it is very useful.

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            • No

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            5.0

            GREAT

            By Kelly Jo

            from Caro MI

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos

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

              WE use this for our flash.... for portraits Works great very sturdy and expandable!!!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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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.

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                • 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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                      • No

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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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