Oben LH-2510 Leveling Base Head

Oben LH-2510 Leveling Base Head

Oben LH-2510 Leveling Base Head

B&H # OBLH2510 MFR # LH-2510
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Product Highlights

  • 25 lb Load Capacity
  • 10° Adjustment Range In Any Direction
  • 2.75" Platform Diameter
  • Integrated Bubble Level
  • Ratcheted Locking Knob
  • Includes Bushing Adapters
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Especially helpful when shooting video pans or multiple panoramic images, the Oben LH-2510 Leveling Base Head can tilt 10° in any direction and hold up to 25 lb. It can be placed between a tripod and a head to allow you to level your camera without readjusting the tripod's legs. A bullseye bubble helps ensure that your base is level to the horizon, and a ratcheted knob adjusts friction and locks the base.

The LH-2510 is 2" high, and weighs 11 oz. It has a base diameter of 2.5" and a top platform diameter of 2.75". The bottom of the base has a 3/8"-16 female thread for attaching to the tripod and a 1/4"-20 male threaded stud on top for mounting a camera or head. Two bushing adapters are included to change the 1/4"-20 thread to 3/8"-16 and vice versa. A hex key is included to tighten three built-in set screws to the tripod head.

UPC: 847628586246
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Oben LH-2510 Leveling Base Head
  • 2 x Bushing Adapters
  • Hex Key
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Oben LH-2510 specs

    Material Aluminum alloy
    Base Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16 (with 1/4" to 3/8" reducing bushing)
    Top Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20 (with 3/8" to 1/4" adapter bushing)
    Load Capacity 25 lb (11.3 kg)
    Height 2" (5.1 cm)
    Adjustment Range 10° in any direction
    Diameter Base: 2.5" (6.3 cm)
    Platform: 2.75" (7 cm)
    Weight 11 oz (312 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.8 x 3.8 x 2.5"

    Oben LH-2510 reviews

    LH-2510 Leveling Base Head is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 20.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay, not great for video This product does what it’s supposed to, and it’s about half the price as manfrotto or benro. This product is okay but I’d like to try something better. Overall it makes leveling easier. However, I generally put a lot of resistance on my manfrotto 502. This resistance causes the leveling base to unscrew from the tripod, so I have to hold the base if I want to pan left. Not great. There is even a little give when panning right. Also, the thread is sized for a camera and not a head, so you have to use a little thread adapter and then get the needle-nose pliers out if you want to change the head. I also think using the adapter might be why it doesn’t feel more secure.
    Date published: 2018-03-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice to Finally Have a Leveling Base Finally! No more fidgeting with tripod legs to achieve a level tripod head! This is my first leveling base, so I don't have anything else to compare it with. Still, I love the idea of a leveling base! So nice to not have to mess with the tripod legs anymore. This leveling base has 10 degrees of movement. I noticed others for sale here on B&H had 15 degrees of movement. Maybe something to consider, but I am happy with this one. Tried it with some pano pics of the St Paul, MN skyline. When my software was done stitching the pano together, there was considerably less stair-stepping of the individual pics, which meant less cropping and less wasted pixels. Very glad I got this. If there is anything negative, it is stiff to move when leveling, but not having anything else to compare to, I don't know if that is common or not. And, I can live with it without complaining.
    Date published: 2016-02-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good solution. For those that utilize a single tripod for both video and photography this is a good solution. Its best use is for video when using a video head, it shaves precious seconds from a set up. For large format photohraphers with big cameras this also helps.leveling from the top is more efficient that clumsilly fidgeting with the tripod lega in order to obtain levelness.
    Date published: 2015-04-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Leveling Simplified This sure makes leveling your camera for panos easy. Well built, solid and has the right amount of resistance to its movement. The only drawback I have is that it's made for large high capacity tripods and heads where mine is lower capacity and smaller. Makes folding and stowing my tripos in its original case impossible. Otherwise, I'll just have to connect it before my next trek and remove it when done.
    Date published: 2016-06-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than expected Wanted to get leveling ability on my current working combo of Slik carbon fiber legs and head. Works a treat. The only reason I didn't give not 5 stars is the lock knob, while locking the leveler securely, feels a little flimsy to me in the way it is allowed to reposition itself (so it doesn't hit the legs, etc.), wondering if it may be a weak point down the road. Having said that, it is so nice to have leveling on my lightweight tripod and not have to carry my large Gitzo!
    Date published: 2016-04-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solidly constructed Just received it and have only tried it out, but so far I'm very impressed with the Oben levelling base. It's very solid, and the levelling action is smooth an tightens down well. I'm using it with a Gitzo GT2531 Mountaineer and a Markins Q10 head and it's a perfect match for both, almost as though it was made for them. It also gives me two inches of additional height at the expense of a little more weight. I bought it mainly for panorama photography.
    Date published: 2017-07-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good but not perfect for me. I use this with the following for my real estate photos. 1) Canon 6D with L-bracket. 2) Canon 17mm f/4L TS-E 3) Oben CT-2381 Tripod 4) Really Right Stuff MPR-192 & Mini-Clamps It gets the job done but the bubble level still moves very slightly after tightening; perhaps 3%. For my purposes, it is not a big deal but it might be for you. I might have to spend big on an Arca-Swiss C1 head for perfection but it is not something I can afford now.
    Date published: 2017-09-20
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from bubble level is not acurrate . I recieved the item which is solidly built and very smooth, after installing it I took to the field to try a few test panos, I noticed the level in my camera changing as I panned, I went home and checked it with a known good level its was clearly off (see Photo), I returned it to B&H, who promply sent me a new unit no Questions asked, the new unit I recieved is exactly the same, I also checked my level and camera with a loaner manifroto leveling head with no issues, I will be returning the lh-2510 again hopfully for a refund or credit.
    Date published: 2018-05-11
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