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ObenACM-1400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod
 
4.7

(based on 117 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (86)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (89)
  • Compact (86)
  • Strong construction (59)
  • Opens quickly (54)
  • Easy to use (28)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sports/action (58)
    • Travel (56)
    • Landscape/scenery (44)
    • Wildlife (33)
    • Weddings (23)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (56), Semi-pro photographer (23), Pro photographer (12), Casual photographer (8), Photography student (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (93), 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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    5.0

    Great with a Flag Carrier

    By Dave

    from Massillon, OH

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    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-1400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod:

      I use it with a flag carrier, like carrying a flag in a parade. The closed monopod holds the camera at eye level and I can brace against a fence, post, tree, or a pew in a church. I can move about quickly and set up quicker than a tripod. you don't miss any shots and can easily hold it up for shots above the crowd. I use a cable release attached to the 'pole' and have one hand on the zoom and one on the pole at the trigger. I call it my "camera on a stick."

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great value for the money

      By Rocpix

      from Boston

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

      I was looking for a quality product for not a lot of money and feel that I got it. Holds my camera and zoom lens fine and seems like it will do great with add on flash or other accessories.

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      5.0

      Great Monopod

      By Unknown

      from Kansas City

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          I purchased this monopod as an alternative to carrying around my tripod. The monopod is sturdy and seems to be very durable.

          When I received it. The mounting screw was in the position for a ball head. If your not using a ball head, you turn the round mount on the top and it will unscrew and allow you to reverse the screw for the standard size on the bottom of a camera and also remove the strap/belt clip, if you want too.

          Overall this is a great monopod and I highly recommend it.

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          5.0

          Lightweight and Durable Monopod

          By LIndaCrystal

          from Sandy, Utah

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action

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

            I love the ease and flexibility to fit any camera body. Once I figured out that the screw that attaches to your camera base is easily flipped over to fit all camera bases I fell in love with this piece of equipment!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Good Monopod

            By Marcin S

            from Shelton CT

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

            Very good monopod , easy to use , conftrible grip balance, price affordable!!

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            5.0

            quality product

            By klh

            from colorado

            Verified Buyer

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

            perfect length and strong

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            5.0

            pretty nice

            By that other guy over there

            from Alexandria

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

            Works as advertised.
            Light.
            Small when folded.
            Nice and tall.
            Supports a canon 6d with 70-200mm lens, battery grip, speedlite 580, and k-40x ballhead with no issues.
            Easy to extend

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            5.0

            Does everything plus more!

            By Fredooch

            from Sunny South, Texas

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • None so far

            Best Uses

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

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

            Very impressed with this monopod. Was able to handle my Canon 5d MKIII with battery grip with no problem or issues. Also gave me piece of mind knowing my 5d was in good hands. Very well constructed as well. Seems to be very durable and dependable and for the price, was the B&H Photo steal of 2015 so far. Thanks B&H!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Sturdy, Light, and Perfect

            By Photographer1654

            from Massachusetts

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

            I was in the superstore and was looking for a good, reasonably priced monopod. I am so glad I found this one. I love the locks on the legs and just the all around feel of the monopod. It was priced perfectly to allow the young photographer the ability to own a good piece of equipment. It has been perfect for my day to day uses and is much easier to move around than a tripod. I highly recommend this product.

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            5.0

            Quite nice!

            By Wvbe

            from West virginia

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

            This looks very well made, and very simple to use. I just got it as a gift and I can't wait to use it. This should be very handy, several times in the past year I could of used this and did not know it exsisted.

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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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • 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.

                        • 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 $

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • 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

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • 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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