Oben AT-3565 Folding Aluminum Travel Tripod with BC-217T Ball Head

Oben AT-3565 Folding Aluminum Travel Tripod with BC-217T Ball Head

Oben AT-3565 Folding Aluminum Travel Tripod with BC-217T Ball Head

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Oben AT-3565 Folding Aluminum Travel Tripod with BC-217T Ball Head

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  • Load Capacity: 20 lb
  • Max Height: 61.7"
  • Min Height: 9.7"
  • Folded Length: 15.2"
  • Leg Sections: 5
  • Weight: 3.75 lb
  • Integrated Monopod Max Height: 64.2"
  • Retractable Spiked Feet
  • Arca-Type Quick Release
  • Includes Low-Angle Center Column
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  • 1Description

The versatile and portable AT-3565 Folding Aluminum Travel Tripod with BC-217T Ball Head from Oben is a compact and lightweight kit that sets up quickly, folds up neatly into its own carry bag, and offers a variety of options for the photographer on the go.

The Oben AT-Series 5-section tripod reaches a maximum height of 61.7" via the integrated twist locks, which also permit fast and effortless height adjustment. Each leg can be positioned independently at three locking angles (22.5°-24°, 50°, or 80°) to ensure stable support when shooting on uneven terrain. Integrated spiked feet, recessed in the non-slip rubber feet, provide steadiness on soft ground, grass, or sand. The adjustable center column is equipped with a spring-loaded weight hook for added stability in windy conditions.

This tripod boasts several options for low-angle shooting, including a separate, reversible low-angle center column that enables shooting at a height of just 9.7". For additional adaptability, one leg of the tripod can be removed and paired with the center column for use as a monopod.

Oben's BC-Series triple-action ball head is included with the tripod to match its portability and performance. For extra control and added security for your camera, a tension control thumbscrew is integrated into the main locking knob and allows you to adjust the amount of friction on the ball. This ball head also features a dual-lock design that provides independent adjustment of the ball and 360° panoramic base. The integrated bubble levels ensure accurate camera alignment with the horizon and an Arca-type quick release plate allows for mounting and dismounting the camera quickly and effortlessly.

Enhancing its portability, the entire kit weighs just 3.75 lb and folds down to an easy-to-transport 15.2". A shoulder strap and custom carrying case are included for portability and added protection.

5-Section Tripod
The lightweight and durable aluminum tripod features 5-section telescoping legs secured by ergonomic twist locks.
Three Locking Angles
The legs can be set at three different locking angles of 22.5°-24°, 50°, or 80° for stable support on uneven terrain. The leg-angle adjustment lock also allows the legs to be folded up to a compact size for transport or storage.
Spiked Feet
Turning the tripod's rubber feet exposes the hidden spiked feet that provide steadiness and won't slip or move when placed on soft ground, grass, or sand.
Adjustable Center Column
The adjustable center column has a telescoping section secured by twist locks for extra height and easy height adjustment.
Reversible Low-Angle Center Column
The low-angle center column is ideal for low-angle photography. Reversing the center column makes it possible to mount your camera extremely close to the ground.
Integrated Monopod
One leg can be removed and in seconds becomes a monopod that extends up to 64.2ʺ.
Triple-Action Ball Head
Oben's BC-Series triple-action ball head boasts smooth and effortless operation. It features separate locking knobs for independently adjusting the ball and panoramic base. A tension thumbscrew to adjust the amount of friction on the ball is also available on this model.
Arca Swiss-Type Quick Release
The BC-Series Ball Head includes an Arca-type compatible quick release plate for ease in mounting and dismounting your camera.
Bubble Level
The ball head has an integrated bubble level to assure accurate camera alignment with the horizon.
UPC: 847628586284
In the Box
Oben AT-3565 Folding Aluminum Travel Tripod with BC-217T Ball Head
  • QR-20 Quick Release Plate
  • 2 x Hex Wrench
  • Low-Angle Center Column
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Carrying Case
  • User Manual
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    Oben AT-3565 specs

    Tripod Head
    Head Type Ball Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male
    Quick Release Plate Type Arca-Type
    Number of Bubble Level(s) Not Specified by Manufacturer
    General
    Load Capacity 20 lb / 9.1 kg
    Maximum Working Height 61.7" / 160 cm
    Max Height without Center Column 53.6" / 140 cm
    Minimum Working Height 9.7" / 24.6 cm
    Folded Length 15.2" / 38.7 cm
    Materials Aluminum Alloy
    Weight 3.75 lb / 1.7 kg
    Legs
    Leg Lock Type Twist Lock
    Leg Positions 3 Positions
    Independent Leg Spread Yes
    Leg Sections 5
    Tripod Feet Features Retractable, Spiked
    Center Column
    Center Column Sections 1
    Center Column Extension Type Rapid
    Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column No
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.4 x 5.1 x 5.1"

    Oben AT-3565 reviews

    AT-3565 Folding Aluminum Travel Tripod with BC-217T Ball Head is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 39.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Frustrating! The nob that tightens and loosens has a screw that is used to set the minimum friction. Sounds good. The problem is that once you tighten the knob that screw now has play and can turn while the camera and lens are mounted causing it to lock the knob. When this happens you have to find to find a tool to loosen the screw while trying to balance your camera and lens.
    Date published: 2017-07-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent value I have many heavy duty tripods and heads, but for some reason I did not have a small, sturdy lightweight unit that I could easily put in a bag or strap onto the back of a camera backpack. I did not want to spend the big bucks on the high quality carbon fiber tripods for something I will use infrequently so I read a few reviews and bought the Oben. I wasn't expecting much, especially since it included a decent sized ball head with an Arca Swiss type quick release camera plate. I am impressed, it all works great. I used it last weekend with a Pentax Spotmatic mounted on a macro bellows focussing rail with a 135mm lens mounted on it. It was solid, everything, including the head, was easily able to lock down tight. I'm sure it will easily hold my medium format and lightweight 4x5 gear. I recommend it.
    Date published: 2017-08-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact, strong, accurate, versatile. What you want in a travel tripod you get with the Oben AT-3565. Best feature: its strength: at full height it is able to support my Nikon 7100 with fully extended DX 18-300mm lens, which is a cannon barrel. Next best feature: its compactness: folds up into its own well-built carrying bag only 15" long, easily fitting in a suitcase. Only slight negative: the screw-operated ball-head is sensitive and less controllable than pistol-grip heads, especially when topped with a heavy camera+lens. But a pistol-grip would not permit the compactness the screw-ball head allows. Unexpected feature: the very useful conversion to monopod makes this device right out of the Transformers bag of tricks. Buy this for your own arsenal of creative, practical, sturdy photo accessories.
    Date published: 2017-12-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fantastic tripod for travel (and studio use)! The AT-3565 Folding Aluminum Travel Tripod with BC-217T Ball Head is a very sturdy and well-made tripod for any DSLR or Mirrorless System! I bought it for use with my Fujifilm X-Pro 2 and several long zooms, mainly for travel, and the 20 lb load capacity of the very fluid and well mande BC217T Ball Head is more than sufficient to allow for light wind gusts. The tripod twist locks lock down firmly with about a half turn, and the center column is removable, for monopod conversion. A short center column is also included in the very nice carrying case, along with allen wrenches. The entire tripod is very sturdy, and has somewhat better specs than the comparable MeFOTO Road Trip, which was considered as well. In short, I highly recommend this Oben tripod!
    Date published: 2017-03-29
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Broke after limited use, very upset I bought this as tripod at the end of November for a film I am shooting in April.� It broke today in the first real time it was used.� The head that attaches the camera is cheaply made.� But more important, the one part that swivels snapped completely off and I was fortunate to catch my camera and a $1200 lens before it hit the ground.�� I was filming at West Point to test the camera.� Now I go into the my film with a borrowed tripod and very unhappy. I love B&H (where I bought it) but now I have to find if it is under warranty.
    Date published: 2018-04-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent tripod What to say. Its stable. Its reasonably light. It was made to travel well and does. The things I don't like are true of all compact travel tripods vs full size studio tripods. (I knew what I was getting - You can't have small and light without doing something different than what is made for the studio). Overall I'd recommend it to someone shopping for a compact travel tripod tripod.d to hold a dSLR and moderate zoom or even for landscape work as long as they realize its not the same as say a Bogden full size tripod for example.
    Date published: 2018-02-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well Worth the Money The product is as advertised. It is very sturdy for a lighter weight tripod. I like the double bubble for leveling. The bag is a heavier construction than others I have seen. Couldn't be happier.
    Date published: 2016-12-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I was looking for... I was looking for a relatively inexpensive travel tripod that could bear more than enough to set my Mamiya RB67 on it. It feels plenty secure and sturdy while in use. I intend to take it to Vietnam with me this fall, and the Oben tripod will tack on to the side of my bag easily. Lightweight, but sturdy Holds plenty for what I do at 20lbs capacity The price is right Easy to use It came complete out of the box (no need to buy separate parts) It checks all my boxes. If I had a complaint, it would be the twist locks, just because they're slightly more cumbersome than the other type, but it's not a big deal. If I'm using a tripod at all, I assume I'll be able to take my time, because my shoots are generally planned.
    Date published: 2017-07-03
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