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ObenAC-2361 3-Section Aluminum Tripod Legs (Flip Lock)
 
4.7

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (20)
  • Easy to use (18)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (16)
  • Family photos (11)
  • Video (10)
  • Wildlife photos (9)
  • Travel (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (13), Pro photographer (5), Semi-pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

GO LOW with Oben!

This is the most versatile tripod I have ever used - I couldn't recommend it anymore! Great reach, hidden spiked feed, flip lock legs, light weight yet super durable and the an extremely...Read complete review

This is the most versatile tripod I have ever used - I couldn't recommend it anymore! Great reach, hidden spiked feed, flip lock legs, light weight yet super durable and the an extremely low reach! With the removal of the center column, this tripod will go to the ground - which has been a HUGE help with getting the perfect angle for my time lapse photography or long-exposure landscapes. The center column removal is also great for setting up on unique surfaces that other tripods dream of. You can get on literally any surface with these set of legs!

The only "negative" thing I have to say about the tripod is when resetting the center column, make sure the set screw is loose enough to allow the column to thread into the base plate. I ruined the threading on another Oben by forgetting that simple step. Oben does not offer or sell the center columns.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good legs, horrible column

Probably one of the biggest disappointments for me in a long while. I really want to like these sticks but the it has a major flaw. The center column is round with a grove...Read complete review

Probably one of the biggest disappointments for me in a long while. I really want to like these sticks but the it has a major flaw. The center column is round with a grove in it and the only thing that holds it from turning is a little plastic tab and a tension knob. If the knob fails to hold it in place that plastic tab snaps! Look for a column that is hexagon or triangular as they can't twist. Other than that, these legs are sturdy and can hold some weight. That's why I give them two stars. Perhaps these can work for Photography, not for video or anything else that requires tightening large video heads or sliders on the center column.

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5.0

Excelent Tripod

By Joaquin

from Argentina

Verified Buyer

Comments about Oben AC-2361 3-Section Aluminum Tripod Legs (Flip Lock):

I was looking a tripod of this characteristics and the seller recommended this tripod to me . I am delighted. I think its an excellent tripod for thar price. Im using it with an edelkrone Slider Plus.

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5.0

So far so good

By Andre

from West Chester PA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Oben AC-2361 3-Section Aluminum Tripod Legs (Flip Lock):

    Since I'm homeless I bought what I can afford. This is a heavy tripod at my age (65) weight is an issue. My old Manfrotto is still working but my hand has difficulty with the small knobs so I bought this one So far the only thing I find inconvenient is when I spread the legs for low photography there is no spring action to secure the legs, I have to manually push the locking mechanism. Yes Photography is my Love, Passion and a Life saver. If anybody interested to visit my web site; www.visiblestimuli.com

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    • No

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    5.0

    Nice tripod

    By Jon G

    from Lancaster Co PA

    Comments about Oben AC-2361 3-Section Aluminum Tripod Legs (Flip Lock):

    Solid build, fairly light weight, nice carrying bag

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    4.0

    Sturdy and Easy to use

    By Matt L

    from Texas

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Oben AC-2361 3-Section Aluminum Tripod Legs (Flip Lock):

      I have been using this tripod for studio and landscape work and I find that it is easy to use and light enough to carry outside the studio. The construction is great and all moving parts are solid. I have been very happy with this purchase.

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      • No

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      5.0

      GO LOW with Oben!

      By LimTong1

      from Steubenville, OH

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight
      • Low Angle
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about Oben AC-2361 3-Section Aluminum Tripod Legs (Flip Lock):

        This is the most versatile tripod I have ever used - I couldn't recommend it anymore! Great reach, hidden spiked feed, flip lock legs, light weight yet super durable and the an extremely low reach! With the removal of the center column, this tripod will go to the ground - which has been a HUGE help with getting the perfect angle for my time lapse photography or long-exposure landscapes. The center column removal is also great for setting up on unique surfaces that other tripods dream of. You can get on literally any surface with these set of legs!

        The only "negative" thing I have to say about the tripod is when resetting the center column, make sure the set screw is loose enough to allow the column to thread into the base plate. I ruined the threading on another Oben by forgetting that simple step. Oben does not offer or sell the center columns.

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        • No

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        5.0

        A lot of tripod for less money

        By 1945photoguy

        from Castaic, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Sturdy

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Oben AC-2361 3-Section Aluminum Tripod Legs (Flip Lock):

        This is one sturdy tripod, with features and handling of more expensive models.

        Great for any shooting situation or short trips that don't require a long hike.

        A carrying bag, and shoulder strap are included for the price.

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        • No

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        4.0

        a Good Value for the Money

        By sago

        from New York, NY

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Oben AC-2361 3-Section Aluminum Tripod Legs (Flip Lock):

        a good build quality, center column have to be closed tight

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        • No

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        2.0

        Good legs, horrible column

        By Paul

        from Miami, Florida

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Oben AC-2361 3-Section Aluminum Tripod Legs (Flip Lock):

        Probably one of the biggest disappointments for me in a long while. I really want to like these sticks but the it has a major flaw. The center column is round with a grove in it and the only thing that holds it from turning is a little plastic tab and a tension knob. If the knob fails to hold it in place that plastic tab snaps! Look for a column that is hexagon or triangular as they can't twist. Other than that, these legs are sturdy and can hold some weight. That's why I give them two stars. Perhaps these can work for Photography, not for video or anything else that requires tightening large video heads or sliders on the center column.

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        5.0

        Excellent choice

        By b young

        from Firestone, CO

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Video

          Comments about Oben AC-2361 3-Section Aluminum Tripod Legs (Flip Lock):

          This tripod is simply an excellent choice! I am using it for video shoots and landscape shots. I know that a lot of people talk about weight on products like this, but the difference between 3.7 lbs and 5.2 lbs is pretty negligble to me. What I LOVE about this is it's solid construction and ease of use. When I am setting up for a shot, I want my gear to be sturdy and dependable, and that is exactly what I am getting from this tripod. Even when I am using a 70-200 on my Canon, the tripod feels like it could handle 3-4 times the weight without a second thought. If I had it to do over again, I might choose the 4 section just to see how it compares. But, again, I prefer solid performance over ease of transporting, so I would HIGHLY recommend this product.

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          4.0

          Great gear

          By Courts

          from Salem MA

          Comments about Oben AC-2361 3-Section Aluminum Tripod Legs (Flip Lock):

          I love the tripod I feel like I am a profesional.

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          5.0

          Great low angle tripod!

          By Chris M

          from Orlando, Florida

          Comments about Oben AC-2361 3-Section Aluminum Tripod Legs (Flip Lock):

          I was looking for a tripod capable of very low angles but still sturdy enough to support my Blackmagic Cinema camera and accessories. Being on a tight budget I came across this tripod and decided to try it out.

          It has been great! Very sturdy for the amount of weight I place on it with extreme low angle capabilities. As well as, a nice higher range for more standard shooting. It's light weight but seems to be very durable. The flip lock design is fast and easy to setup which is nice for run and gun shooting.

          I'd say the only downfalls, (which aren't really bad) are that the tripod can become slightly top heavy/tipsy when in the taller shooting mode and needs to be bagged, and that the carry case that comes with it isn't big enough to carry my 501 head along with it. The carry case would fit most still cameras tripod heads but most video heads will be too big. That being said neither one of those are deal breakers as I already have another carry case and I always bag my tripod for safety anyway.

          All in all this is a great product and if you are in the market for a light weight, low cost, low angle capable tripod, look no further!

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          5.0

          Very durable!

          By Stephen

          from New jersey

          Comments about Oben AC-2361 3-Section Aluminum Tripod Legs (Flip Lock):

          When I first got into photography I bought a cheap [$]$ tripod and it had its uses but than I started getting into night photography and it just was not cutting it anymore. I wasn't too thrilled about spending the money at first but when i received my tripod I was amazed. It is durable and flexible and can't be used in many different ways. Absolutely worth the money and I'd recommend.

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          5.0

          Very solid at a great price. Buy it!

          By Dr. Joe

          from Boulder, CO

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Oben AC-2361 3-Section Aluminum Tripod Legs (Flip Lock):

            Wildlife photography and video
            Very sturdy and well designed.
            Compares to those twice the price.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great Tripod

            By Joey

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Oben AC-2361 3-Section Aluminum Tripod Legs (Flip Lock):

              Durable and rather light weight. I was going to purchase the carbon fiber version, but after seeing it in person, decided that I actually like the aluminum version better as it will offer more stability.

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              5.0

              Sturdy and stable

              By Jon

              from Chicago, Il

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Oben AC-2361 3-Section Aluminum Tripod Legs (Flip Lock):

                Can handle large lenses and not vibrate. The flip lock is easy to use. Sets up in minutes.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Tripiod for the price.

                By Bonnie

                from Akron, PA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to Use
                • Great price

                Cons

                • Have Not Found Any Yet

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Oben AC-2361 3-Section Aluminum Tripod Legs (Flip Lock):

                This is my first Tripod. I use it for my Nikon D7000. Price was right and it's very easy to use. I paired it with the Oben BE-117 Ball Head. Just right for what I needed.

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                5.0

                Simply Amazing

                By LeMar

                from Abu Dhabi

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Highly Adjustable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Oben AC-2361 3-Section Aluminum Tripod Legs (Flip Lock):

                  I've been using a cheap tripod for years. Recently one of the legs broke but was still usable. Finally got sick of it and bought this because of the price and reviews and I'm glad I did. This thing is so sturdy has so many positions! From taller than me to ant level, I can get shots from so many different angles. I'll never buy another cheap tripod again!

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                  5.0

                  Strong Tripod

                  By rtorr777

                  from Jersey City

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Oben AC-2361 3-Section Aluminum Tripod Legs (Flip Lock):

                    If you use a heavy camera with big lenses this tripod will do more than just fine. I've used this item for almost a year now and it just great. Stabilizes my Nikon D700 and 80-200mm lens without a problem. Legs locks are very durable. The only thing that I didn't like about it was that the O ring on the bottom of the column had to be thicker to prevent scraping on the legs. That's no biggie, I got that fixed. Other than that, its simple, strong and serves it's purpose well.

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                    5.0

                    Love it

                    By Brittany

                    from Maryland, USA

                    Comments about Oben AC-2361 3-Section Aluminum Tripod Legs (Flip Lock):

                    This is a very nice, sterty tripod. The weight concerned me at first, but it really isn't that bad. Although, I would be hesitant to take it on a long hike.

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                    5.0

                    Great Product and Upgrade

                    By Richard

                    from Jacksonville, FL

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sturdy

                      Comments about Oben AC-2361 3-Section Aluminum Tripod Legs (Flip Lock):

                      Very happy with my choice of this tripod to replace my @ first tripod special. Smooth operating, compacts nicely and the carrying case is a great add on. This copled with the Oben head I bought for it has me very happy. Service and shipping from B&H cannot be praised enough. Keep up the great work

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                      • No

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