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ObenCT-3561 Carbon Fiber Tripod With BE-117T Ball Head
 
4.4

(based on 10 reviews)

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Pros

  • Compact (7)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (6)
    • Travel (6)
    • Family photos (5)
    • Sports/action (5)
    • Wildlife photos (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Why I like this tripod

    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...Read complete review

    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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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    better than above average

    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...Read complete review

    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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    5.0

    Perfect for Mirrorless systems

    By Adkero

    from Delray Beach, FL

    About Me Pro Photographer

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

      I believe it is unique in it's design for folding and transporting. Very light yet sturdy and customizable. Perfect for the modern move to light weight mirrorless camera systems

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      • No

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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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        • No

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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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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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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            • No

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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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