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Oben CT-2381 Carbon Fiber Tripod and BE-126 Ball Head Kit

BH #OBCT2381K1 • MFR #CT-2381/BE-126
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Oben CT-2381 Carbon Fiber Tripod and BE-126 Ball Head Kit
Key Features
  • CT-2381 Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • BE-126 Arca-Type Compatible Ball Head
  • Load Capacity: 25 lb
  • Max Height: 67.9"
This B&H Kit includes the Oben CT-2381 Carbon Fiber Tripod and BE-126 Ball Head. The tripod is a sturdy support for most DSLR, point-and-shoot, and mirrorless cameras. With a load capacity of 25 lb and a maximum height of 67.9" including the head, the tripod offers a number of advanced features that ensure its stability and reliable performance.
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Oben CT-2381 Overview

This B&H Kit includes the Oben CT-2381 Carbon Fiber Tripod and BE-126 Ball Head. The tripod is a sturdy support for most DSLR, point-and-shoot, and mirrorless cameras. With a load capacity of 25 lb and a maximum height of 67.9" including the head, the tripod offers a number of advanced features that ensure its stability and reliable performance.

The tripod features ergonomically designed rubber twist locks on each leg. Because legs are non-rotating, both of a leg's locks can be disengaged at once with a single twist of the wrist. This enables extremely fast setup of the CT-2381. A thoughtful leg design makes it a simpler task to service and maintain the leg sections.

The CT-2381's rapid center column extends with a twist of a knob. 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 collar enable you to fasten a camera head more securely.

Push/pull tabs 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 additional stability on softer ground, the CT-2381 also features metal spikes that retract and emerge by twisting the foot's rubber portion.

For extreme low-angle shooting, the center column can be split into two sections with the provided hex key. The shorter column leaves no protruding parts under the tripod collar, allowing you to extend the legs out to their maximum angle. For another method, the center column is also easily reversible. These features are especially ideal for macro and close-up photography. The retractable metal counterweight hook serves as a stopper at the bottom of the center column.

The included BE-126 ball head is a lightweight aluminum ball head that features an Arca-type compatible quick-release system. It has a large locking knob to control the movement of the ball, and a separate knob for the 360° panning movement.

The BE-126's multiple knobs help make taking panoramic photos simple by allowing you to pan a specific number of degrees while keeping the head's tilt position locked. In fact, the BE-126 features degree markings around its circumference to aid in that task. A notch in the ball head allows you to quickly change between portrait and landscape orientation.

The included quick-release plate attaches to your camera via its standard 1/4"-20 screw, and is secured in place with an Arca-type clamp. A locking knob controls the opening and closing of the aluminum clamp simply and reliably. Two safety screws on the bottom of the plate help prevent your camera from accidentally being released when adjusting the plate fore and aft. Multiple bubble levels help ensure that your camera will be level with the horizon.

Oben CT-2381 Specs

Oben CT-2381 Reviews

Very Stable Tripod

By Frederick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-12-14

This is surprisingly sturdy for the weight. I replaced an aluminum tripod with this. It is much more stable and stiff. No more ringing with this tripod. The aluminum tripod was capable of holding equal weight but was not as stiff for light.

Impressive!

By Patricia
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-03-18

This is my first carbon fiber tripod. It is replacing an inexpensive aluminum tripod that broke after a few years of light use. I did not expect such a dramatic difference in stepping up to this carbon fiber model. The twist locks are great, I absolutely love being able to carry the tripod around without flip-lock levers getting hung up on everything along the way. This thing dampens vibrations really, really well! My aluminum tripod you could put the camera in live view and and just sit there and watch the picture shake and shake and shake. With this tripod, combined with the Oben BC-139 ball head, you can tap the camera or leg and the vibrations are completely gone within a second. This tripod is rock steady to a degree I never expected. The fit and finish seem fine. I could detect no flaws or issues at all. The legs open and close smoothly, and the hinged legs pivot very smoothly but with a good amount of tension so there is no worry about accidentally bumping a leg closed and topling the tripod. A note about the height: I am 5'6 tall. When the tripod legs are fully extended and the center column is fully down, using the BC-139 ball head with my Nikon D610 clamped on, the viewfinder is perfectly at eye-level for me. I could not have asked for a more perfect fit to my physical height.

Very sturdy

By Reyes
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-01-21

I trust this tripod to support my large telephoto lens.

Great tripod

By Andy S.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-01-01

I use this tripod with a gimbol mount for my 150-600 mm lens. It's lightweight but rock solid with the lens extended all the way out to 600 mm, even on a fairly windy day. It's easy to setup and use yet it's light and compact when you have to haul your equipment a long way. It's made of carbon fiber so it's going to be really tough and durable.

Very durable and light

By Carl M.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-02-19

The locks on the legs are easy to lock/unlock and hold my 7 lb camera and telephoto lens nice and steady. I use it with an Oben ball head.I like the stability of the tubular legs without the weight of a heavier tripod. I have been doing a lot of outdoor photography at temperatures below 10 degrees and the legs get cold, but not nearly as frigid as my aluminum tripod.

Tripod

By Cornell
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-11-30

Use this on-location and in the studio with a Nikon D810 and Profoto Air Remote as needed.

Quality tripod

By Gene
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-07-08

I bought this tripod for use with a gimbal head for new Nikon 200-500mm lens. It has worked perfectly for my needs. I like that it is carbon fiber. The gimbal head and lens/camera combo are heavy enough. The less weight I need to carry is a benefit.

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question

I'm confused about the height difference between the CT-2381 with BC-126 and the CT-2381 with the BC-139.The individual ball head pages indicate that the BC-139 is taller, but in the kit the min, closed and open heights appear to be greater for the BC-126 kit than the BC-139 kit. Is this a mistake?
Asked by: Anonymous
The minimum closed and open heights for the CT-2381 carbon fiber tripod are the same regardless of the head being attached.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

How can I unscrew the head from the center post? I need to switch the screw and can't get it undone..
Asked by: Anonymous
There is a set screw on the underside of the top plate that needs to be loosened. This will allow you to remove the head from the tripod.
Answered by: Gradus Support
Date published: 2019-07-31
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