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ObenAC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head
 
4.6

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

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    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (17)
  • Lightweight (17)
  • Durable (16)
  • Compact (13)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (20)
    • Family photos (12)
    • Travel (12)
    • Wildlife photos (7)
    • Sports/action (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (10), Semi-pro photographer (6), Casual photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (19)

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    5.0

    Great for around town

    By Navy Man

    from Southern AZ

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

      Light weight and versatile...great for carrying around town.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Does the job

      By cbay

      from sw missouri

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

        So far so good. Like the light weight yet sturdy build. The only reason for 4 stars is i don't care for the quick release plate. It needs to be tighter than i care to torque it down on my camera or it rotates when panning. It helps to put an index mark on the quick release to make it easier to put on.

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        5.0

        Exactly what I wanted and expected

        By kirby2112

        from mystic, connecticut

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

          I bought this to replace my cheapo Manfrotto tripod, which was blown over by the wind during a long exposure. This tripod is an excellent replacement, it's much more stable, and the ability to spread the legs out extra-wide lets me get the camera very low to the ground with excellent stability. It's the perfect weight for my purposes, and the ball head and quick release are easy to use while wearing gloves. The foam coverings on 2 of the legs make it easier to grab without gloves on in the cold, no more getting my skin stuck to the metal! Excellent tripod, couldn't really ask for more for the price!

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          • No

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          4.0

          Solid tripod - good value

          By Charles

          from Ithaca, NY

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

            I've been using this tripod for the past month. It's fairly stable and the ball head is very smooth. One downside is that there isn't a separate lock for the ball position and head swivel. The four-section legs allow the tripod to compact enough to fit into a backpack.

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            4.0

            Good Tripod for the $$$

            By Dave the DP

            from Longview, TX

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel

              Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

              Bought this for my amateur photographer wife. Solid tripod, holds her small Samsung mirroless DSLR well. Easy to adjust legs. Goes low and high enough for her. Ball head has no separate pan lock, one lever controls pan and tilt. My mistake, did not notice that when I purchased it but the ball head is solid and holds the camera well. Over all, good tripod for the money.

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              Great Tripod

              By Andy

              from Chicago

              Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

              This is a great ball Tripod for the price. It's very well built and solid construction. The ball head is easy to adjust and remove the camera fast with the quick release lever. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a great tripod that doesn't break through bank.

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              5.0

              Easy to Adjust, Relatively Stable

              By Brandon

              from Davis, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

                For the price, this is an excellent tripod. Stable, easy to adjust, and durable. The ballhead takes a bit of getting used to since there is naturally a bit of camera drop once you tighten the screw as you let go of the camera weight onto the tripod. Also very light with a good, durable case--I took it on a snowshoeing backpacking trip and had no issues.

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                4.0

                Overall a nice tripod

                By kyricom

                from New York

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Pros

                • Like The Leg Design
                • Sturdy
                • Very Low Camera Angles

                Cons

                • Head Comes Loose
                • Very Small Camera Plate

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

                  Overall I found this to be a nice tripod. For the price, it is nice and stable, and I like the ability to lower the legs and have the camera beneath for macro shots. The legs are sturdy and easy to set. I was a little disappointed in two things, which results in the four stars instead of the five (I'd probably give a three and a half if I could). First, the head mechanism comes loose to easily. If you have it nice and tight it's not that much of an issue, though. Second, the camera plate is very small. The actual dimensions of the plate weren't given in the description and you can't really tell from the photo - but it is really small. It does hold my camera and large lens well, but the size makes me nervous, especially anticipated as the tripod gets older. But overall, like I said, for the price it's a very nice tripod.

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                  4.0

                  Good tripod for the price

                  By raven3tc

                  from Omaha NE

                  Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

                  Good, functional tripod for the price. Great for new phoographers, students or as a back up for pro's. Quality, durable product.

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                  5.0

                  Good so far

                  By JB70

                  from Vancouver, WA

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

                    I have only used it twice so far but for the price I am very happy with it. Easy to setup and has no movement once locked in place. Haven't had a chance to use it yet with heavier lenses but will update once I do.

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                    5.0

                    Great product

                    By Parker

                    from Alta Wyoming

                    Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

                    I used this tripod all week during Thanksgiving. I took it just about everywhere we went. It worked great in the water and snow. The ball head is great and has a few different levels on it to make sure your picture is straight.

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                    5.0

                    Everything you need for a great value.

                    By VP_Foto

                    from Brooklyn, NY

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Verdatility
                    • Versatility

                    Cons

                    • Small Head Plate

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Still life
                    • Studio
                    • Video

                    Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

                    It's great for all photographer's need. Very versatile for studio and on location. I use it for everything.

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                    5.0

                    Great

                    By Danny

                    from 179 riverview ave

                    Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

                    One of the best tripods I've even bought!

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                    5.0

                    Excellent tripod!

                    By floflo

                    from NYC/Mexico

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

                      Use ir for night photography, it is not too heavy, stable, easy to use, seems of very good quality

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                      5.0

                      sturdy but not pricey

                      By ting

                      from mcallen, tx

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

                        easy to setup with the clip lock, sturdy

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                        5.0

                        Great Tripod

                        By Anthony

                        from Spring Lake, NJ

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

                          This is a great tripod for an amateur photographer. It's light and very stable. I would definitely recommend this. I have attached a Nikon D7100 with 70-200 f/2.8 VR II and was very happy.

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                          4.0

                          I have recommended this tripod

                          By Roger

                          from Brownsville, TX

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

                            I got this tripod trying to get a good tripod for travel or carrying during several hours. I think this is the perfect combination of weight and sturdiness I was looking for. Extended hight is more than I needed and the folded size is perfect for luggage.
                            Very sturdy for my gear, set's up very easy.
                            Ball head is very easy to use, it holds my camera in position nicely. I would liked a ball head that had independent lever for horizontal panning but it was over my budget.
                            Bottom line, great value, great quality tripod.
                            I just had it for a few weeks but seems to be durable.

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                            5.0

                            work Great

                            By Jeff

                            from ohio

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

                              Item works good with my d5200.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              great tripod!

                              By Sarah76

                              from Milwaukee, WI

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery

                                Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

                                seems to be a great tripod, very sturdy. easy to set up. took some playing with and viewing of youtube videos to figure out how to use all features for a novice photographer that hasn't worked with a lot of tripods before, but once that was figured out, it was easy to adjust. love the carrying case and bubble levels.

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                                4.0

                                very good product

                                By BH

                                from WI

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Oben AC-1441 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-111 Ball Head:

                                  Works very well. sturdy. Head has smooth operation.

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