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ObenAC-2361L Aluminum Tripod
 
4.7

(based on 10 reviews)

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Pros

  • Durable (7)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (6)
  • Sports/action (3)
  • Weddings (3)
  • Wildlife photos (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent

Used primarily in-studio. Great controls and with the ability to move the center column up in to a horizontal position makes this trip-pod wonderful.

This tripod is a little on the...Read complete review

Used primarily in-studio. Great controls and with the ability to move the center column up in to a horizontal position makes this trip-pod wonderful.

This tripod is a little on the heavy side... but that is what I wanted to be able to support my DSLR with battery-grip and a long lens. I also wanted something that would allow me to use a long lens in a horizontal position without tipping over.

The controls for locking the bullhead are great, smooth and well positioned. The flip locks on the legs are great as well.

Very happy with it. Has a great bag and strap including. It folds up well keeping it snug and compact considering its bulk.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good tripod

Overall the tripod is a good tripod. My only problem with it is the lateral bar sits to loose when not being used in the lateral position. It cannot be tightened down for a...Read complete review

Overall the tripod is a good tripod. My only problem with it is the lateral bar sits to loose when not being used in the lateral position. It cannot be tightened down for a snug fit; making it a bit of a problem when panning up and down or panning right and left if you need a quick shot. Since the bar moves around you have to slow down to get the proper position which caused me to miss shots concerning wildlife. For the price of the tripod, I would expect the lateral bar to seat firmly when not being used in the lateral position. If you are not in a hurry, you will like it!

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5.0

Happy customer

By Andy

from Long island ny

About Me Photography Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Oben AC-2361L Aluminum Tripod:

    Great tripod does everything the more expensive tripods do. Deff give it a look if this is something your looking for. Durobale doesnt shake.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Extremely Versatile

    By Tim

    from Brattleboro, VT

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Over-head
      • Still-life
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Oben AC-2361L Aluminum Tripod:

      I do a lot of product shots, ingredient shots, and stop-motion animation with this tripod. It's extremely versatile and easy to manipulate, especially since you don't need to tighten or loosen any joints to move the legs around. The only downside to that, is that if you want to put the legs WAY out, the tripod will slowly descend under the weight of the camera. The arm that extends out is probably the most useful thing for me about this camera, paired with the fact that the legs aren't tied together so you can spread them out of the way. This is an incredible item for the price.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Excellent

      By Karen Leigh

      from South Padre Island, TX

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Sturdy

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Studio

      Comments about Oben AC-2361L Aluminum Tripod:

      Used primarily in-studio. Great controls and with the ability to move the center column up in to a horizontal position makes this trip-pod wonderful.

      This tripod is a little on the heavy side... but that is what I wanted to be able to support my DSLR with battery-grip and a long lens. I also wanted something that would allow me to use a long lens in a horizontal position without tipping over.

      The controls for locking the bullhead are great, smooth and well positioned. The flip locks on the legs are great as well.

      Very happy with it. Has a great bag and strap including. It folds up well keeping it snug and compact considering its bulk.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Complete Flexibilty-Top Notch Construction-Solid as a Rock

      By Levi

      from Sun Valley, Idaho

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Maximum Adjustability
      • Solid construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Video
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Oben AC-2361L Aluminum Tripod:

        Just used this gem over on the Oregon Coast for 16 day vacation. What a treat! I love the lateral
        capability and the inversion arm for beach/macro shots. The weight capacity is respectable and 68" non extended height is perfect for me at 6' tall with my Canon DSLR. Carrying case accommodates tripod with large ball head attached plus accessories.

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        5.0

        Awesome tripod

        By Angel4924

        from Malone, NY

        Comments about Oben AC-2361L Aluminum Tripod:

        I'm really loving this tripod, it makes everything so much easier! It's sturdy, and pretty easy to use.
        I just wish it came in fun colors

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        3.0

        Good tripod

        By dlester15

        from Timberville Virginia

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Oben AC-2361L Aluminum Tripod:

          Overall the tripod is a good tripod. My only problem with it is the lateral bar sits to loose when not being used in the lateral position. It cannot be tightened down for a snug fit; making it a bit of a problem when panning up and down or panning right and left if you need a quick shot. Since the bar moves around you have to slow down to get the proper position which caused me to miss shots concerning wildlife. For the price of the tripod, I would expect the lateral bar to seat firmly when not being used in the lateral position. If you are not in a hurry, you will like it!

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          • No

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          5.0

          terrific

          By rowdyboy

          from sacramento

          Comments about Oben AC-2361L Aluminum Tripod:

          very pleased - is very stable but still relatively lightweight. Would recommend it

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          5.0

          Good deal

          By JoshW49

          from Philadelphia, PA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • A bit heavy

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Macro
          • Portrait
          • Still life

          Comments about Oben AC-2361L Aluminum Tripod:

          Overall, I'm very pleased with this tripod. It's built solid and the lateral movement and highly-adjustable legs it is excellent really allow for a lot of options. Paired with a ball-head it works great for anything from landscape or portrait photography to still-life and macro photography. No shake! My only surprise was how heavy it is, much more than the lesser quality tripods I've purchased in the past, but I think that only speaks to the quality of the build.

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          4.0

          Versatile

          By Dandelion-sk

          from Alexandria, VA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Value
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Oben AC-2361L Aluminum Tripod:

            The lateral post is really great. Allows the tripod to do overhead product shots (straight down). Great tripod to use from a sitting position waiting for wildlife opportunities outdoors. The wait was worth it.

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            5.0

            All-in-one = superior versatility

            By Coppertop

            from Greater NYC

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Detail Oriented
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Ergonomic

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • On-site
              • Sports/Action
              • Studio
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Oben AC-2361L Aluminum Tripod:

              Weither in the studio or on location, if I could only take one tripod with me, this would be it. The Oben lateral tripod must have undergone rigorous development by professionals before being released to consumers. Versitle positions allow macro shots of ants (the bug's eye view) to full verticle extension (the God's eye view) very quickly; all adjustments can be made using only one hand ! Quite heavy when hiking but it's weight makes for stability which is good especially for long exposures. May take a few years to find any flaws.

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