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ObenCT-2461 Carbon Fiber Tripod
 
4.5

(based on 8 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (7)
  • Compact (6)
  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (6)
  • Travel (5)
  • Wildlife photos (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
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3.0

Light and easy to carry

By RayM

from Chicago, IL

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Rattling Noise Inside
  • Rattling Noise Inside Leg

Best Uses

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

Comments about Oben CT-2461 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

It's a very lightweight tripod. Collapses and stores easily with it's small size. However, there is a noticeable rattling noise inside the carbon fiber leg and the adjustment dials on each of the leg section is not as smooth when loosening or tightening each leg section. I'm not sure what the rattling noise could be but I'm trying to see if all models are the same.

The tripod is lightweight and is sturdy using a D4 with a 70-200/f2.8 lens.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great all-around tripod

By Akin

from San Francisco, CA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Oben CT-2461 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

      I spent a lot of time researching Tripods before arriving on the CT-2461.

      I had these main requirements from a tripod, listed in order of importance:

      1 - Stability & Build. Otherwise the tripod doesn't serve its purpose.
      2 - Weight. I go on multi-day camping trips with my gear, so light weight is essential.
      3 - Compact. Again, since I'll be traveling with the tripod, it needs to take up as little room as possible. The maximum size I was willing to accept was 20in long when all folded up - just enough to fit in a carry-on suitcase.
      4 - Price. I need two tripods, so hopefully the cost doesn't destroy the bank account.

      I tried the following tripods:
      Oben CT-2431, CT-2441, CT-2461, Gitzo Traveler Series 1.

      Both the CT-2431 and CT-2441 were nice, but had legs that were a bit thinner than what I was comfortable with... I really wanted to like them since they're slightly smaller and more lightweight, but at the end of the day stability is #1, and they just didn't seem as solid and stable as the CT-2461.

      The Gitzo Traveler Series 1 was fantastic tripod, probably the nicest of them all - but was more than twice the price of the CT-2461. Between the Gitzo and the Oben, I don't believe there is enough difference to justify the price difference. The CT-2461 is very well built and feels very comparable to the Gitzo in all aspects.

      So in the end, I went with two Oben CT-2461's and I think it was the right call.

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      5.0

      Light and solid

      By Ayman

      from Egypt

      Comments about Oben CT-2461 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

      Very solid and light tripod. I really like it.

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      4.0

      light carbon fiber tripod

      By bngws

      from glenwood springs, CO

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Oben CT-2461 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

        Very lightweight and portable tripod. I used it when hiking in Moab and worked well and very stable. However I noticed that when the narrow legs are extended there is less stability especially when it is hot (>90' in Moab). I was using a heavy DLSR (Nikon D800 with FX lenses). Despite this, very pleased with purchase!

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        4.0

        Good for what I want.

        By C. R. Bieker Photo

        from Colorado Springs, CO

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Could Be Stiffer

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about Oben CT-2461 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

        The vast majority of the time I am using wide angle to normal lenses on a D800 after a long hike so this tri-pod is perfect for that and plenty stiff for that. What it is not good for is long lenses (300mm+) as it gets too close to the weight limit and what is a good tri-pod becomes a mediocre tri-pod.

        One thing to be aware of in higher temps 90+F, is the carbon fiber or resin heats up enough on the black legs that the stiffness deteriorates and I have to stay away from the bottom two sections of the legs. With the bottom sections extended, the legs become more flexy but keep it to the top two or three and it's solid.

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        5.0

        Great tripod

        By Bill

        from Los Altos, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Birds
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Oben CT-2461 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

          I've had this for a few weeks and am very happy with it. Its light, appears well constructed, easy to setup, and very solid. It will take a few years to see if its also durable.

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          5.0

          Sturdy and Light

          By Keith

          from Westport, CT

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

            Comments about Oben CT-2461 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

            It's a tripod, but it's sturdy and light. The build is high quality.

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Beautiful Tripod

            By masiman

            from san diego, ça

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight
            • Quality Fit And Finish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hiking
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Oben CT-2461 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

              It is as beautiful to look at as it is to use. Very smooth fit and finish. I've found it to be just the right height for me with the attached (optional) BB-2 ball head and I am 5'10" tall. Very sturdy, and easy to operate, sets up very quickly. I like the 4 section legs, it is small and light enough that I don't mind hiking with it.

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