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

(based on 18 reviews)

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Pros

  • Compact (10)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Durable (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (8)
    • Travel (8)
    • Family photos (5)
    • Wildlife photos (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Reviewed by 18 customers

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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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          • No

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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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            • No

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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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            • No

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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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                        5.0

                        5STARBOYZ

                        By @5THPARADOX

                        from Louisville, KY

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

                        Very durable, highly recommended

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