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Oben AT-3565 Aluminum Travel Tripod and BZ-217T Triple-Action Ball Head

BH #OBAT3565BZ21 • MFR #AT-3565/BZ-217T
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Oben AT-3565 Aluminum Travel Tripod and BZ-217T Triple-Action Ball Head
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 20 lb
  • Maximum Height: 61.8"
  • Minimum Height: 9.1"
  • Folded Length: 16.1"
The AT-3565 Aluminum Travel Tripod and BZ-217T Triple-Action Ball Head from Oben is a 5-section support, which has twist locks that open and close with just a quarter turn. Each section extends along with the center column to a maximum height of 61.8". With three variable leg angles, it allows you to splay the legs out and replace the regular center column with the included low-angle center column, so the tripod can go to a minimum height of 9.1" to help with macro photography.
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Oben AT-3565 Tripod with BZ-217T Ball Head Overview

  • 1Description
  • 25-Section Tripod Legs
  • 3Variable Leg Angles
  • 4Two Center Columns
  • 5Integrated Monopod
  • 6Triple Action Ball Head
  • 7Bubble Level
  • 8Spiked Feet

The AT-3565 Aluminum Travel Tripod and BZ-217T Triple-Action Ball Head from Oben is a 5-section support, which has twist locks that open and close with just a quarter turn. Each section extends along with the center column to a maximum height of 61.8". With three variable leg angles, it allows you to splay the legs out and replace the regular center column with the included low-angle center column, so the tripod can go to a minimum height of 9.1" to help with macro photography.

To store or transport the tripod, the legs fold in the reverse to create a compact 16.1" tripod. Furthermore, one leg is detachable and can convert into a working monopod with a maximum height of 64.1". Each rubber foot retracts back to expose a metal spike that can be wedged into softer terrain for extra support and stability.

The Arca-type BZ-217T ball head, which includes the QR-20 quick release plate, can support cameras that weigh up to 20 lb and can easily position the camera at a 90° angle because of the cut notch on the side of the head. There are three knobs on the ball head; one to control the movement of the ball, the second allows you to rotate and pan a full 360°, and the distinguishable knob in the middle of the other two knobs enables you to dial-in more tension to the ball. Thus, the drag of the ball is intensified and less creep is involved if more weight is added.

5-Section Tripod Legs

The aluminum telescoping legs open and close by turning the twist locks a quarter turn.

Variable Leg Angles

The legs lock at three different angles for stable support on uneven terrain or at low angles. The leg angle adjustment lock also allows the legs to fold up 180° to a compact size for transport or storage.

Two Center Columns

The rapid center column, which is reversible, extends and locks into place via its twist lock. An included low-angle center column allows you to get those macro shots that are close to the ground.

Integrated Monopod

The tripod's detachable leg converts into a working monopod with a maximum height of 64.1".

Triple Action Ball Head

The Arca-type BZ-217T ball head, which includes the QR-20 quick release plate, can support cameras that weigh up to 20 lb. The head features three knobs, one to control the movement of the ball, one for the pan, and the tension control knob to add or decrease drag on the ball.

Bubble Level

The integrated bubble level on the ball head enables you to accurately align your horizon within the camera's viewfinder.

Spiked Feet

The retractable rubber feet expose spikes that can be driven into softer terrain to add stability and rigidness to the tripod.
UPC: 847628009455

Oben AT-3565 Tripod with BZ-217T Ball Head Specs

Head
Head TypeBall Head
Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male
Quick Release Plate TypeArca-Type
Number of Bubble Levels1
Friction ControlYes
Independent Pan LockYes
Pan & Tilt Range
Vertical Tilt+90° to 0°
Panning Range360°
General
Load Capacity20 lb / 9.07 kg
Maximum Working Height61.8" / 157 cm
Max Height without Center Column53.3" / 135.38 cm
Minimum Working Height9.1" / 23.1 cm
Closed Length16.1" / 40.9 cm
MaterialsAluminum Alloy
Weight3.7 lb / 1.68 kg
Legs
Leg Lock TypeTwist Lock
Leg Positions3 Positions
Independent Leg SpreadYes
Leg Sections5
Feet FeaturesRubber, Spiked
Detachable Monopod
Maximum Working Height64.1" / 162.81 cm
Leg Sections5
Monopod Foot FeaturesRubber, Spiked
Center Column
Center Column FeaturesReversible
Center Column Sections1
Center Column Extension TypeRapid
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.685 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)18.1 x 5.2 x 5.1"

Oben AT-3565 Tripod with BZ-217T Ball Head Reviews

Better than before.

By Michael
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-18

This is better than the first one I got.

Great bang for the buck!

By M. Glynn
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-23

Sturdy design and build that has endured well on many hikes and daily use. This is my second Oben product and it will not be my last.

Works Great.

By Nicholas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-13

It is sturdy and reliable. Also, the versatilities of the three leg angle positions and small centre column attachment are convenient when you need to be creative to capture the composition that you want in your photograph.

Perfect! I LOVE this thing!

By Ralph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-15

Sturdy and just as impressive as its smaller brother I previously purchased. Besides being a great tripod, study, strong and stable, its quick release shoe is compatible with its tabletop cousin, allowing me to easily change my shooting angle and shots.

Really like it

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-08

Easy to use, sturdy enough for my camera and lens, light enough to hike with.

Nice travel tripod

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-08

Many configuration options and seems very steady. I was a bit worried about twist locks for the legs rather than flip locks but not now. Easy to adjust and the multiple leg angles are awesome. Great recommendation by BandH staff

Nice mid range tripod.

By Kyle
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-24

No issues to report. Used it in come challenging environments and it help up. It might be me but separating the Monopod leg is easy, but completing the full monopod setup is not too intuitive

Great tripod!

By Nicholas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-29

My gf loves this tripod, she uses it all the time and gets amazing shots.

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