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

BH #OBAT3565BZ21 • MFR #AT-3565/BZ-217T
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

Key Specs
Camera Mounting Screw
1/4"-20 Male
Quick Release Plate Type
Arca-Type
Head Type
Ball Head
Friction Control
Yes
Load Capacity
20 lb / 9.07 kg
Maximum Working Height
61.8" / 157 cm
Minimum Working Height
9.1" / 23.1 cm
Closed Length
16.1" / 40.9 cm
Materials
Aluminum Alloy
Weight
3.7 lb / 1.68 kg
Leg Lock Type
Twist Lock
Leg Sections
5
Feet Features
Rubber, Spiked
Camera Attachment
Camera Mounting Screw
1/4"-20 Male
Quick Release Plate Type
Arca-Type
Head
Head Type
Ball Head
Bubble Level
1
Pan & Tilt
Friction Control
Yes
Vertical Tilt
+90° to 0°
Panning Range
360°
Independent Pan Lock
Yes
Independent Tilt Lock
Yes
General
Load Capacity
20 lb / 9.07 kg
Maximum Working Height
61.8" / 157 cm
Max Height without Center Column
53.3" / 135.38 cm
Minimum Working Height
9.1" / 23.1 cm
Closed Length
16.1" / 40.9 cm
Materials
Aluminum Alloy
Weight
3.7 lb / 1.68 kg
Legs
Leg Lock Type
Twist Lock
Leg Positions
3 Positions
Independent Leg Spread
Yes
Leg Sections
5
Bubble Level
No
Feet Features
Rubber, Spiked
Detachable Monopod
Maximum Working Height
64.1" / 162.81 cm
Leg Sections
5
Monopod Foot Features
Rubber, Spiked
Center Column
Center Column Features
Reversible
Center Column Shape
Round
Center Column Sections
1
Center Column Extension Type
Rapid
Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column
No
Packaging Info
Package Weight
5.685 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
18.1 x 5.2 x 5.1"

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

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Can this tripod be used with a star tracker such ...

Can this tripod be used with a star tracker such as the skywatcher star adventurer? Their payload is 11lbs and I would never push it to the limit. Also, I'm not sure about what threading is necessary for compatibility. Thank you
Asked by: Marianne
The star tracker will work on the Oben AT-3565 Aluminum Travel Tripod and BZ-217T Triple-Action Ball Head BH #OBAT3565BZ21 • MFR #AT-3565/BZ-217T by removing the head and screwing on the sky tracker. 3/8"-16 connection
Answered by: John
Date published: 2022-03-28

Will this work with a Cannon 5ad Mark iii?

Will this work with a Cannon 5ad Mark iii?
Asked by: Laura
Yes, the Oben AT-3565 aluminum travel tripod has a 20lbs payload support and would make a great fit for the camera mentioned.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2023-01-11

what are the differences between the be-217T and ...

what are the differences between the be-217T and the bz-217T ball head?
Asked by: Scott
The BZ-217T features a dedicated adjustable tension knob, the BE-217T does not. Otherwise these ballheads are very similar.
Answered by: Gradus Support
Date published: 2020-01-14

Will the oben-3565 tripod be strong enough to ...

Will the oben-3565 tripod be strong enough to hold a Nikon D850 DSLR camera with Tamron lens 72-200 f 2.8?
Asked by: Agyenim
Yes, it will support the weight.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-06-24

Will the Oben-3565 tripod be strong enough to ...

Will the Oben-3565 tripod be strong enough to hold steady a Nikon Coolpix P1000 camera when the the lens is extended to 3000 mm?
Asked by: Jane
Yes it will be. This tripod has a 20 pound load capacity, the Coolpix P1000 weighs well within that capacity at a bit over 3 pounds.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-01-14

Does it have spiked feet?

Does it have spiked feet?
Asked by: Gregory
Yes it does, you can extend and retract the spikes but they are not "heavy duty." Don't expect much from them. Hope that helps. Not sure what your intentions are for using the spikes (help secure it against wind, sit camera on uneven surface, etc.) but I just wanted to emphasize this tripod and spikes are for light cameras and equivalently light tasks.
Answered by: William
Date published: 2022-05-01

Spike

Spike
Asked by: Gregory
Yes. The unit offers rubber and spiked feet.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-05-01

Where is this tripod made?

Where is this tripod made?
Asked by: David
The Oben AT-3565 Aluminum Tripod and BZ-217T Triple-Action Ball Head is made in China.
Answered by: Gradus Support
Date published: 2021-01-23
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