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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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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

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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        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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              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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              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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                (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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                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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                  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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                    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.

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                      • Yes

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