The Oben CC-2320L 3-Section Carbon Fiber Lateral Tripod is a sturdy, professional support for any DSLR, point-and-shoot camera, or a compact camcorder. With a high load capacity of 26.4 lb and a generous maximum height of 68.3", the lateral tripod features a tilting, swiveling center column that enables infinitely flexible positioning for macro photography and other uses.
Engaging the lateral adjustment lever frees the tilting of the center column once it's been extended past the chassis, which becomes possible once you press a button at the column's bottom to disengage the safety bolt. Once thus extended, the column can tilt, with no ratcheting, from its original 0°, straight-up-and-down orientation all the way over to a 180° upside-down orientation – with possible stops everywhere in between, including a 90° lateral position. Twisting a knob on the chassis locks and unlocks the 360° swiveling of the center column and its upper collar.
The tripod's nylon flip locks, which enable the extension and securing of the leg stages, are user-adjustable. By using a supplied Allen key, the user can tighten two points on each spring-loaded flip lock to safeguard their continued reliable performance.
With its 6x carbon fiber construction, the CC-2320L is both lightweight (the tripod weighs just 3.8 lb) and heavy-duty, ready to survive the rigors of professional work. The tripod chassis is cast aluminum for further durability.
When it's not being used in its lateral mode, the CC-2320L's rapid center column functions like you'd expect from any professional tripod, extending after a twist of the knob on the upper collar. The tripod's center column can also be removed from both the chassis and the upper collar so that it can be reversed. For protecting your camera when the column is retracted quickly, there's a rubber damper under the center-post collar. Steel locking screws underneath the center-post collar enable you to fasten a camera head more securely.
Pull-in/push-out positive leg locks allow you to set the positions of the three legs independently at three different angles. This allows you to shoot from low angles or on uneven terrain. For stability on softer terrain, the CC-2320L features metal spikes that retract and emerge by twisting the foot's rubber portion.
|Load Capacity||26.4 lb (12 kg)|
|Maximum Height||68.3" (173.5 cm)|
|Maximum Height w/o Column Extended||55.7" (141.5 cm)|
|Minimum Height||10" (25.4 cm) [legs at widest position, column at 90° position]|
|Folded Length||25.4" (64.5 cm)|
|Weight||3.85 lb (1.74 kg)|
|Material||6x carbon fiber|
|Head Attachment Fitting||1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 (reversible screw)|
|Leg Lock Type||Flip-lock|
|Independent Leg Spread||Yes|
|Center Column Type||Rapid|
|Center Column Sections||1|