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ObenAC-2310LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs
 
4.7

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Stable (7)
  • Durable (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Unfolds quickly (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (12)
  • Night shots (5)
  • Video (5)
  • Wildlife (5)
  • Home (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (8), Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very flexible

I spent a LOT of time comparing tripods and heads, trying to find something that didn't have any big negatives but without spending a lot. I think I picked the right one.Read complete review

I spent a LOT of time comparing tripods and heads, trying to find something that didn't have any big negatives but without spending a lot. I think I picked the right one.

Seems to be very solid and well built. I've used it for 2 short walks. A little heavier than I expected, but I was upgrading from a simple lower end unit, so I guess that should be expected.
Operates smoothly, but the legs have a little resistance coming out. Has both rubber and spiked feet attached, unlike some other models I looked at. Switch just by spinning them.

Really like the flexibility of the center column, able to be set at any angle. Used it for some just-above-the-water stream shots.

Would have been nice to have a carrying strap clip lower on the legs - it has only 1 clip near the top, so the strap must be looped, leaving the tripod unbalanced on my shoulder.

All of the leg clamps seemed very tight and I was afraid they would break when closing them, so I had to loosen them all a little with the supplied allen wrenches. Don't know why they had to build this so it requires 3 different sized allen wrenches for different screws. Would have been more convenient if they were all the same size. Also comes with a padded bag.

So far very happy with the purchase.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great little tripod for the Price

I got this tripod for macro work with mirrorless camera and sometimes with Nikon D7100 w/o battery grip and small lenses. I wouldn't use it with heavier equipment. If you don't have another...Read complete review

I got this tripod for macro work with mirrorless camera and sometimes with Nikon D7100 w/o battery grip and small lenses. I wouldn't use it with heavier equipment. If you don't have another heavy duty tripod, I would recommend to wait and spend more money on a more professional tripod and save your money by not getting this one.

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5.0

I would buy this product again

By Buck

from North CArolina

About Me Semi-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 AC-2310LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

    Lightweight
    Durable
    Well constructed

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    • No

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    5.0

    great product

    By matt spliff

    from louisville ky

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video

      Comments about Oben AC-2310LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

      Great tripod for the money. This is my first tripod ever purchased. Build quality is very nice and sturdy.

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      • No

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      3.0

      Great little tripod for the Price

      By Pabs

      from Tustin California

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

      • Flimsy Construction

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Oben AC-2310LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

      I got this tripod for macro work with mirrorless camera and sometimes with Nikon D7100 w/o battery grip and small lenses. I wouldn't use it with heavier equipment. If you don't have another heavy duty tripod, I would recommend to wait and spend more money on a more professional tripod and save your money by not getting this one.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Awesome buy!!!!

      By dA Crazies!

      from Oahu, Hawaii

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Oben AC-2310LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

        Needed something light and very mobile!! This product worked out well for my needs!! I would buy this product again and would recommend this product!!!! yah!!!

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        5.0

        Streay as a rock

        By Bill

        from Bernalillo, NM

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Oben AC-2310LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

        Steady and comes with every thing you need (except for the ball head). Replaces a number of old flimsy tripods I've used in the past. I read the specs and I knew what the weight was, but if I were to do it over again, I would have spent the extra money for the carbon fiber model.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Lite and tough

        By JoJo

        from Bronx

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Oben AC-2310LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

          I use it when I go birding and mount my 400mm primary lens.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Solid workable tripod

          By Racerdew

          from Thousand Oaks, CA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Strong And Solidly Made

          Cons

          • Takes A Little Muscle

          Best Uses

          • All photography

          Comments about Oben AC-2310LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

          This tripod performs very well. It is well made and very sturdy. It is very capable of adjusting to many angles to serve whatever need you may have. I am very pleased with it and I use it for architectural photography almost daily.

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          • No

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          5.0

          This was just what I wanted!

          By DGH

          from Provo, UT

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Oben AC-2310LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

            It works just like I had hoped. I have already used it to photograph straight down over a display table with the center post extended horizontally. I also photographed hummingbirds in the yard. I couldn't ask for more and it cost less than the Manfrotto.

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            • No

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            So far, no problems but...

            By Johnny

            from Whidbey Island, WA.

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Stability
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Portraits
            • Sports/Action
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Oben AC-2310LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

            I've yet to really use the tripod but it so far has been good and performs very easily. A bit heavy and longer than my liking but much more sturdy than what I have and feels durable and steady. Time will tell if it was a wise purchase but the price is right and comparable items are much more $$$.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very flexible

            By Carl T

            from Hamden, CT

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Stability

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots

              Comments about Oben AC-2310LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

              I spent a LOT of time comparing tripods and heads, trying to find something that didn't have any big negatives but without spending a lot. I think I picked the right one.

              Seems to be very solid and well built. I've used it for 2 short walks. A little heavier than I expected, but I was upgrading from a simple lower end unit, so I guess that should be expected.
              Operates smoothly, but the legs have a little resistance coming out. Has both rubber and spiked feet attached, unlike some other models I looked at. Switch just by spinning them.

              Really like the flexibility of the center column, able to be set at any angle. Used it for some just-above-the-water stream shots.

              Would have been nice to have a carrying strap clip lower on the legs - it has only 1 clip near the top, so the strap must be looped, leaving the tripod unbalanced on my shoulder.

              All of the leg clamps seemed very tight and I was afraid they would break when closing them, so I had to loosen them all a little with the supplied allen wrenches. Don't know why they had to build this so it requires 3 different sized allen wrenches for different screws. Would have been more convenient if they were all the same size. Also comes with a padded bag.

              So far very happy with the purchase.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great tripod.

              By BUDDY343

              from BOSTON

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Stability
              • Swiveling Center Column
              • Unfolds Quickly
              • Well made

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Macro
              • Night Shots
              • Portraits
              • Video
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Oben AC-2310LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

              I love the Swiveling Center Column it's great for macro.also it's very well made for a midrange tripodonly downside is it's a little heavy for travel,but it's half the weight of my last tripod that i had for 20 years so i love this.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Finally more than your moneys worth

              By toddp442

              from Tampa Bay Area, FL.

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Folds Small
              • Good Stability
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Portraits
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Oben AC-2310LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

                I purchased this as a backup unit after a recent mishap left me with no tripod and I can only say that I wish I had bought this set of legs sooner as after using them only a few times they quickly became my everyday legs, replacing my far more costly Gitzo legs.

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great addition to our class

                By Mr. S

                from Sivlerdale, WA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Folds Small
                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Video
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Oben AC-2310LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

                  Has more flexibility for some of those challenging shots students want to get.

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                  • No

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Fantastic

                  By Macdeknife

                  from Mission Viejo

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Folds Small
                  • Good Stability
                  • Lightweight
                  • Unfolds Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Shots
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Oben AC-2310LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

                    Does everything a tripod should do and does it with ease. Well made. Can't think of a feature I would like to add.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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