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ObenAC-2320LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

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Pros

  • Durable (13)
  • Easy to use (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (9)
    • Family photos (8)
    • Weddings (6)
    • Wildlife photos (5)
    • Video (4)
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    5.0

    Great Flexible Tripod

    By Mark

    from Albertville, MN

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Solid
    • Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Oben AC-2320LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

      Solid design. Very flexible to achieve most every shooting angle. 17.6 lb capacity is great. Works great with the Oben BE-117 ball head which is also rated at 17.6 lb.

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      4.0

      Very Good Tripod But One Leg Failed

      By GraybeardJ

      from Sacramento, California

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      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Sturdy

      Cons

      • Faulting Leg Shims

      Best Uses

        Comments about Oben AC-2320LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

        Bought this three months ago and everything was going along smoothly until one evening during a shoot in Yosemite NP. As as I was setting up and extending the tripod legs, when I unsnapped the small section of one of the legs, the small section pulled all the way out, leaving the fastener, a grmommet and a white plastic shim looking piece on the ground...in the dark. I was a hassle to find all the pieces. The white shim appeared to be what was supposed to stop the leg from seperating from the large leg tube, but it was in three pieces on the ground. I eventually got the leg back in place, but had to over tighten the set screws on the fastener to get it to hold. Since then, the lower leg only works if its tightened, so I leave it, and its two sisters extended. Not what I intended, but until I can get Oben to replace a leg or the shim, I am stuck. Its too nice a tripod to get rid of.

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        5.0

        AC-2320LA

        By JimmyD

        from Bartlett, Illinois

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        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Oben AC-2320LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

          Very sturdy. Like the quick releases.

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          5.0

          Good Value, High Quality

          By Sean

          from Tacoma, WA

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          Pros

          • Adjustable
          • Durable
          • Large Capacity Good Size
          • Minimal Shake
          • Steady

          Cons

          • Bulky
          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Portraits
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Oben AC-2320LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

          This is a great tripod and very sturdy. Once set up, is very steady with minimal shake. The adjustable center column is a great feature at this pricepoint. Purchased with a package discount with my new camera and lenses. A little on the heavy side, but this doesn't matter to me as much as it being steady.

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          5.0

          Excellent for Artifacts

          By Outcraft

          from Thousand Islands, Canada

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Macro Photography
            • Museum Work

            Comments about Oben AC-2320LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

            Very solid, quick to setup. The extension arm is solid and invaluable for documenting valuable documents and heritage artifacts.

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            4.0

            Better than I thought at first

            By Charles

            from Cherry Hill, NJ

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            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Oben AC-2320LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

              I had trouble with it at first but, after I figured it out, it turned out to be very good. And, for the price, excellent. The trouble I had was with the swiveling center column. When I tightened the screw, it was not locking in tight at certain angles. I even called the distributor who told me that it was designed to lock in at any angle. I was ready to return it, when I discovered that, if you place the center column at a given angle and tighten the lock screw slowly, you can feel it grab as you tighten it; it may move a couple of degrees as it's locking in. If you do not let it 'grab', it will not lock in tight. There was no instruction manual with the tripod, and so I had to discover this more by accident than by design. Once it's locked in (at almost any angle), it is solid and will not shake even with a relatively heavy load at the end of the column. This is true even with the column extended all the way out, raising the center of gravity. I have used it for macro shots and with really slow shutter speeds and the resulting photos are crystal clear. It has a good height and seems to be well made.

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              4.0

              The value is there!

              By Curve

              from Lexington

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              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Oben AC-2320LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

                ........ For the price it does have value. It's sturdy the movements are smooth and it's easy to operate. I feel safe putting a D800 on it complete with grip and a 70-200mm 2.8 attached, don't think I would go much bigger than that. I have yet to use in all it's capable applications, but I do have confidence it will perform within the five star range. One other thing, I've read reviews that this tripod is heavy. All I have to say to that, whomever thinks this is a heavy tripod should consider spending a few extra hours at the gym.

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                4.0

                Great Multi-Purpose Tri-Pod

                By Ted

                from Mt. Holly, NJ

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Needs Weight Hook Or Clip

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Oben AC-2320LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

                Macro photography, landscape, wildlife. Multi-angle positions for camera,very sturdy in construction. Easy clips for legs makes adjustment quick and effortless. Wish it had a clip for weight bag when fully extended. Can tip over if not careful.

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                5.0

                great tripod

                By Jody

                from Montana

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Oben AC-2320LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

                  Have only had the tripod for a couple weeks. Taken it on several photo trips and very happy with the sturdy construction. Camera seems secure, eager to try using it more.

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                  5.0

                  Outstanding!

                  By Chromatix Photography

                  from Joshua Tree, Ca

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                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Oben AC-2320LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

                    This tripod is a very nice tripod. Well made and very stable. I would recommend this to a friend.

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                    4.0

                    Great tripod for the price

                    By Tomfoolery613

                    from New York, NY

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Good quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Video

                      Comments about Oben AC-2320LA 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs:

                      I bought this tripod a few weeks ago. I've been impressed with it so far. I researched tripods for over a month and came to the conclusion that I was going to need to buy a really expensive one. Turns out this one is working great and I didn't spend as much as I thought I was going to and it comes with all the features I was looking for.

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