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ObenCT-2491 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
 
5.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (7)
    • Family photos (6)
    • Wildlife photos (6)
    • Travel (3)
    • Weddings (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

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    5.0

    Great tripod

    By Don

    from Houston

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Oben CT-2491 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

      First carbon tripod I have purchased or used. Much nicer to carry while hiking than my old aluminum one. It is also more stable and easier to setup than the old one.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great Tripod

      By Photo dude

      from Midlothian Va

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Oben CT-2491 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

        Great tripod for landscape and nature photography, my last two tripods were flimsy (insert name brand store here) tripods that didn't support a lot of weight and felt like they would fall over if I sneezed. This tripod is rock solid and can shoot from almost any angle imaginable and super light.

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        • No

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        5.0

        initial report is positive

        By D-K-S-NYC

        from NY, NY

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Well made

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Oben CT-2491 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

            I just received the new tripod and haven't put it thru the paces but I can say it's very well made and well appointed. I'm expecting good things.

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            • Yes

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            5.0

            Great Trepod

            By SS

            from Garland,TX

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Solid
            • Tall

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Oben CT-2491 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

              I'm going out on a limb here and giving five stars. Just out of the box and barely used it definitely deserves four stars. Time and it's durability will show whether it truly deserves five.
              The 39lb capacity is probably over-kill, but experience with cheaper aluminum tripods made me want something more solid.

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              • No

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              5.0

              THE HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION OF THE WORLD

              By Bev

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Reviewer

              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-2491 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

                Unlike virtually "ALL" other contenders (comperable makes/models; e.g., compare the Gitzo GT1542T - B&H # GIGT1542T), in this corner stands the Oben CT-2491 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs, which I purchased because these sticks: (1) hold more than 10x their weight (3.5 lbs vs. 39.6 lbs); (2) stand just over 6' tall (72.5 inches, and approximately 77.5" with the head attached); and, (3) are less expensive than the other guys. With these legs, I use the Manfrotto MH055M8-Q5 Photo-Movie Tripod Head (B&H # MAMH055M8Q5), and, the VariZoom pan-&-tilt fluid video head. In fact, these light, carbon-fiber sticks are so strong and sturdy that I can even use them to support the CobraCrane II Jib, with the 11' Extension Kit (B&H # COCC2EK2), which when fully extended weighs in at a whoping 33 lbs., plus an additional payload of 7 lbs. for the camera, lens, etc. The question is, would I recomend this contender for a shot at the title?

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                • No

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                5.0

                RELATIVELY LIGHT TRIPOD HOLDS THE D3S

                By LotsaShots

                from Lynn, MA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                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 CT-2491 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

                  I use it mostly for bracketed architectural photography. So, it's good to have a sturdy base to work from. It's not the lightest carbon fiber tripod out there, but it is much lighter than my old one. My Nikon D3s sits securely atop the Oben ball head (purchased separately).

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great for Travel

                  By James B

                  from Houston, Texas

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Oben CT-2491 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

                    I normally use another manufacturer's Carbon Fiber leg set with a Gimble head for my large lenses. This unit is perfect for travel and can handle hefty lenses if you know how to shoot them. Excellent with body/short lens combinations and some mid to long end zooms with tripod collars.

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                    5.0

                    It's so light.

                    By The Photo Guy

                    from Lynchburg VA

                    About Me Photography Student

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Oben CT-2491 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

                      I am always on the move and doing shots in the wild or just taking it easy and doing long time exposures. no matter what it is i'm doing except for sports photography this fella is light weight and is strong enough to hold any of the gear i have.

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                      • No

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