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ObenCC-2320LA 3-Section Carbon Fiber Lateral Tripod Legs
 
4.4

(based on 9 reviews)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (6)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Flexible (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (5)
  • Macro (4)
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5.0

So flexible

By cheetah23

from Nashville, TN

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Flexible
  • Leveling
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Macro

    Comments about Oben CC-2320LA 3-Section Carbon Fiber Lateral Tripod Legs:

    The included levelers, the ability to get a camera almost to the ground, the lightness of the carbon fiber, the padding of the tripod case and the ability to go to just about any angle makes this tripod a wonderful addition to my gear bag. I coupled this with the BE-117 ball head and couldn't be happier.

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    5.0

    Great versatility and price

    By Robij

    from Berkeley, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Oben CC-2320LA 3-Section Carbon Fiber Lateral Tripod Legs:

      I needed to upgrade my tripod to something solid and light weight. Smaller tripods did not fit the bill, so when I saw this on sale I grabbed it. The optional leg adjustments allow me to use this for landscape and macro photography. I use a Nikon DSLR with my heaviest lens being a 300mm. I also shoot with an old Mamiya 330.

      A good stable platform for formal shots, like weddings or landscapes. Light enough for its size, but not super compact, so I consider it "luggable" for hiking or camping. (But so is a DSLR, so that's a choice I made.)

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      2.0

      Off Balance

      By Bruce

      from Pasadena, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Good build quality
      • Sturdy

      Cons

      • Column Ackward To Adjust
      • No Counterweight Hook
      • Not Good For Macro Work

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action

      Comments about Oben CC-2320LA 3-Section Carbon Fiber Lateral Tripod Legs:

      The Good: I like a lot of things about this tripod. It is solid, and sturdy. The build quality is nice. But the cons are frustrating.

      The Bad: By far the most disappointing feature is the swiveling center column.

      1) There is no counterweight hook on the bottom of the center shaft. This is just about a deal breaker. The only hook you will find is built onto on the frame, but it is way off center and that means that when you attach a sandbag, the whole tripod is unstable because the sandbag is significantly off to one side. That is not good.

      2) The swivel feature is near unusable with a medium weight DSLR; making macro work is almost impossible. This is because when you swivel the column, the lack of a counterweight hook at the bottom of the center shaft means that you cannot extend very far. The sheer weight of the camera even without a lens will make it impossible to extend 90°; the screw down lock clamp won't hold the weight of the angle. Even if it did hold the weight the whole tripod would surely tip over faster than you can think it. This is true even when you put the legs extended way out in the "mission impossible" position. A sand bag hanging from the frame won't cut it; not even close. At best you may get 25° of usable swivel. And to do that you have to choke down the center column so that 60% of the column juts out on the non-camera side of the mid-point.

      3) The knob to loosen & tighten the center column is clumsy and difficult to work. Also, the center column is difficult to move up and down; there is too much friction.

      Bottom line, if you don't plan to use the swivel feature, you may like this tripod. Great height, solid and not too expensive.

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      3.0

      Great buy for occasional users

      By RocketScientist

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comes With Case
      • Flexible
      • Sturdy

      Cons

      • Not As Polished As Others

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Macro
      • Nature

      Comments about Oben CC-2320LA 3-Section Carbon Fiber Lateral Tripod Legs:

      On paper, this tripod looks unbeatable, and in many ways it is. What it lacks however, is the polish of the pricier brands. It is plenty sturdy and features a cleverly-designed tilting center column that will let you shoot from virtually any height and angle—great for landscape, nature and macro photography. The release for the center column is in a bit of an awkward place on the bottom of the column, which isn't at its most accessible at the time when you'll need to use it. The releases for changing the leg angle are also very stiff to and sort of counterintuitive to operate. So, if you're looking for a sturdy, versatile tripod for occasional use at a great price, this could be just the thing—watch for rebates! If you are a professional or frequent user who would be hampered by some inconvenience, you may want to look elsewhere.

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      5.0

      light weight and solid

      By dcook

      from SE Michigan

      Comments about Oben CC-2320LA 3-Section Carbon Fiber Lateral Tripod Legs:

      Have used it for 3 weeks. Very stable, well constructed tripod. Will take over as my work horse.

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      5.0

      CC-2320LA

      By Randy Dorman Photography

      from Nashville TN

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Macro
      • Travel

      Comments about Oben CC-2320LA 3-Section Carbon Fiber Lateral Tripod Legs:

      Wonderful construction and solid support no problems with any of my lenses.

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      5.0

      Extremely pleased

      By stephs2125

      from Shelby Twp., MI

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      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Flexible
      • Lightweight
      • Sturdy

      Cons

      • Compactness

      Best Uses

      • Fireworks
      • Macro
      • Night photography
      • Portrait

      Comments about Oben CC-2320LA 3-Section Carbon Fiber Lateral Tripod Legs:

      I bought this tripod to allow me more complex compositions with my Macro photography. It is easy to operate, sturdy, flexible and lightweight. I really am pleased with it and feel that for the money it is an excellent value. My only wish is that it were a little more compact when closed up.

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      5.0

      Great Value

      By bleep

      from Suwanee, GA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Price and weight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Oben CC-2320LA 3-Section Carbon Fiber Lateral Tripod Legs:

        I have had a Manfrotto 3021Bpro for some years and was looking to get something lighter for travel photography but still has good stability and this really fits the bill. Doesn't have quite the "feel" of the Manfrotto but it is a great value and so far has done well. Be sure to tighten all the screws with the supplied wrenches-found a couple of them that came loose out of the box.

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        5.0

        Light and Sturdy

        By Eric

        from Ohio

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Oben CC-2320LA 3-Section Carbon Fiber Lateral Tripod Legs:

        This is a fantastic carbon fiber tripod. At it's price, the Oben 3-section carbon fiber tripod offers a great bang for your buck. This thing is well-built, easy to use, and sturdy.

        I have one drawback, but I'm not sure it applies though. I tried using a 10lb camera slider on this. It held the slider, but during use, the tripod would tip a bit. Having a 26 lb load capacity, i figured it could handle it.

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