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ObenCT-3561 Carbon Fiber Tripod With BE-117T Ball Head
 
4.3

(based on 9 reviews)

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Pros

  • Compact (6)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (5)
    • Travel (5)
    • Family photos (4)
    • Sports/action (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    4.0

    Happy

    By Aw

    from NJ

    Comments about Oben CT-3561 Carbon Fiber Tripod With BE-117T Ball Head:

    I really haven't used it yet. But the initial inspection of the item was very happy and it seems very sturdy and very easy to use. The traveling bag appers very nice.

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    5.0

    nice and light yet stable

    By Robert J

    from San Jose

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Oben CT-3561 Carbon Fiber Tripod With BE-117T Ball Head:

      Nice,light,compact tripod, ideal for a backpacking trip or just hiking in the hills.I'll hopefully try out the mono-pod configuration soon.

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      4.0

      Great Tripod

      By Smoky Mountain Girl

      from Sevierville, TN

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Oben CT-3561 Carbon Fiber Tripod With BE-117T Ball Head:

        Love this tripod. I mainly do outdoor photography in the mountains and this pod is very stable. The only negative comment I have is it cannot hold up my telephoto portrait position.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great

        By Fei

        from Chicago

        Comments about Oben CT-3561 Carbon Fiber Tripod With BE-117T Ball Head:

        It's a great product at a good price.

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        5.0

        Light and Compact

        By Alexsphoto

        from Woodstock, GA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel

          Comments about Oben CT-3561 Carbon Fiber Tripod With BE-117T Ball Head:

          I just Love it. It's compact and Lightweight
          I travel allot and that all that I can ask for.

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          • No

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          4.0

          So far so great

          By Bobo406

          from Montana

          Comments about Oben CT-3561 Carbon Fiber Tripod With BE-117T Ball Head:

          Only used it twice so far but living in Montana along the Rocky Mountain Front I encounter plenty of wind and during my two uses it's been great. Spikes helped for stability and I was able to let it stand by itself in 20-25 mph winds with my camera on it. I like it so far

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          3.0

          better than above average

          By 3WWW's

          from Chesterfield, NH

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

          • Ball Head Carbon Tube

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Oben CT-3561 Carbon Fiber Tripod With BE-117T Ball Head:

          Used with a 400mm lens, at a short extension and 180mm macro (remote trigger) the tripod does well. Light enough to carry into the woods via pack. Not beefy enough for a heavy Canon 500mm lens though. Ball head functions well and has solid support/lock. Quality is spot on, aluminum fittings, with carbon thicker walled tubes . Didn't want to spring for the RRS branded tripod. To much money for my wallet, to see it get banged up on rocks or wet and salted at the beach. I pay to play and don't get paid to play. I do recommend the tripod but suggest a heavier option from Oben to support the heavy stuff.

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          4.0

          Why I like this tripod

          By "Winter Texan"

          from Port Aransas, TX

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Oben CT-3561 Carbon Fiber Tripod With BE-117T Ball Head:

            I purchased this product while on a three month
            vacation in Texas. The first time I used the tripod I was going to return it. Even tho it is rated to hold 17 pounds it looks a bit wimpy in the last leg section. However I thought I would test it a few more times. I'm glad I did. for my height 5'10" I don't even use the last leg extention. I really like the portability also how small and compact it folds down into. For me this has been proven to be a good choice.

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            5.0

            Nice compact tripod

            By Shooter Tom

            from Outer Banks, NC

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Oben CT-3561 Carbon Fiber Tripod With BE-117T Ball Head:

              So far so good, looking forward to traveling with the tripod this winter. Nice that'll fit in my carryon.

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              • No

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