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ObenAC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head
 
4.7

(based on 21 reviews)

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Pros

  • Compact (12)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Lightweight (11)
  • Durable (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (10)
    • Travel (9)
    • Family photos (7)
    • Wildlife photos (5)
    • Sports/action (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (4), Casual photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect Entry level tripod

    By Mark

    from Charlottesville, VA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

      I bought this to help with image stabilization because my old point and shoot camera was taking burry photos. So I thought I just had a shaky hand. However, the camera I bought at the same time had very good image stabilization and I didn't need the tripod for most of the pics I take. It is very good for timed delayed pics so I can be in them too. Also it is great for long shutter speed pics to pick up cool motion effects. The tripod is very sturdy and light. It is very easy to set up and use as well.

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      • No

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      5.0

      good tripod for anyone

      By tomato

      from ringtown pa

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Video
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

        i bought this product after i looked up all tripods on line yours seemed the best product and the best quality. i think it was a very good price,also. i read all comments from your website.

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        5.0

        Oben tripod

        By 801berg

        from Utah

        Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

        I really like the quick release from the tripod. And the hook so I can hang my camera bag on for extra stabilization. Very light weight.

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        4.0

        Very sturdy, compact, and light weight

        By Alex

        from Austin, Texas

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

          Overall this is a very sturdy tripod that will suffice for 95% of the situations the average photographer will put it through. It is lightweight, compact, and the head locks in place very tightly, ensuring no movement with heavy equipment or wind. The only complaint I can find is the locking mechanisms for the sections of the legs are plastic, and I can foresee these breaking with time and heavy use. For $ this was a great pickup.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Good enough

          By War Eagle

          from Auburn AL

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

              light weight. holds a 5DMII & 24-70L good enough. Versatile leg positions. everything is smooth strong. a good inexpensive tripod.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Stable tripod

              By Analicia

              from Marquette, mi

              Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

              This tripod is pretty good. When I got it though, the parts were loose and I had to tighten them, didn't expect that. Also, my telephoto lens is so long that my camera slides on the foot, not sure if it's my camera or the tripod or the lens. Makes it annoying for moon photography....

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              5.0

              Great tripod

              By God is gracious

              from Lakeland FL.

              Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

              More than happy with it. Really sturdy and well made. I highly recommend it. It's been great for me and I hope it will be of blessings for you.

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              5.0

              Great tripod

              By Gd is gracious

              from Florida

              Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

              More than happy with the tripod, feels really turdy and well made. Overall it's been great and I Hope it will be of blessing for you too.

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              5.0

              Very good

              By Rick

              from Florida

              Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

              As advertised

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              4.0

              Lightweight & Easy to Use

              By RCSPhoto

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Flimsy Construction

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Video
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

              Great for landscapes using cameras & lenses that are relatively lightweight.Pros: -Lightweight-Easy to Use-Easy to carry on a daypack when hiking-Comes with a nice handle bagCons:-Legs cannot lock when stretched-Ball head seems flimsy and doesn't always lock in vertical position

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              5.0

              Amazing Tripod

              By Natalee9

              from Corona, ca

              Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

              Very sturdy. Amazing tranformation capabilities. Highly recomend.

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              5.0

              Quality

              By Havnfn

              from Oklahoma

              Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

              Meets expectations

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              4.0

              Great tripod for the price

              By Tina H

              from Johnstown, PA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

                I purchased this to replace a well worn no-name tripod I had for many years. They have come a long way since then! This one is 1/3 of the weight, compact and easy to carry thanks to the bag that comes with. You can acheive just about every angle thanks to the ball head. I use this for landscape/ backpacking. The only drawback to the light weight is it can fall over easily if not weigfhted, but it does have a hook for that which is another plus. Definately worth the price!

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                4.0

                Very good beginning tripod

                By Jeremy the photo-nerd

                from New York, NY

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                • Bubble level

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

                I would say this is probably the best tripod you can get for under $. It has a really sturdy ball-head and the legs seem very strong. It also has a hook for a counterweight to hold it down for long exposures, time lapses, etc. where being as steady as possible is necessary (I haven't found this in many other cheap tripods). I wouldn't say it's the most lightweight, but it is travel-ready.The only problem I had was that the levels on the tripod head were constructed such that they are actually tilted, so they never have the right reading; but you should always check that your image is level anyway and not rely on it!!!

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                5.0

                Very firm tripod

                By Fernando Stuermer

                from São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil.

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

                  Very firm tripod.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Exactly what i wanted

                  By Nateskate

                  from Jacksonville Florida

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

                    This is the first tripod I have purchased in over 20 years. I have been storing, instead of using, a Bogen tripod because it is too heavy to carry. This Oben is light enough to take with me yet affordable. At under $100 it is a real value.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Perfect Tripod

                    By TK

                    from Charlotte, NC

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Travel
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

                      This is very sturdy, no shaking, holds heavy weight

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      Awesome

                      By Viktor

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

                        Great, light and easy adjustable tripod for the price.

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                        5.0

                        Light, light, light!

                        By BillT

                        from Phoenix, AZ

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel

                          Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

                          I am using this under a Fuji XTi, so I didn't feel I needed a composite tri-pod. this OBEN fits the bill...

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great entry level tripod

                          By Javan (http://www.javanng.com)

                          from New York

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Oben AC-1321 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-106 Ball Head:

                            This tripod is build of great material and yet light to carry around. It's quick to set up and it has ability to adjust to the height you need. It comes with a carry case and it's very portable and great for travelling.

                            I definitely recommend this to someone who is looking for a tripod and yet don't want to spend too much.

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