Oben CT-3565 Carbon Fiber Tripod and BZ-217T Triple-Action Ball Head

Oben CT-3565 Carbon Fiber Tripod and BZ-217T Triple-Action Ball Head

Oben CT-3565 Carbon Fiber Tripod and BZ-217T Triple-Action Ball Head

B&H # OBCT3565BZ21 MFR # CT-3565/BZ-217T
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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 20 lb
  • Maximum Height: 61.8"
  • Minimum Height: 9.1"
  • Folded Length: 16.1"
  • Leg Sections: 5
  • Weight: 3.2 lb
  • Reverse-Folding Carbon Fiber Legs
  • Detachable Leg Converts into Monopod
  • BZ-217T Ball Head & Arca-Type QR Plate
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Support Weight: 20 lb

9 lb 27 lb 20 lb

Material: Carbon Fiber

Aluminum Carbon Fiber

Price: $209.95

Instant Savings: $60.00

$149.95
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Oben CT-3565 Overview

  • 1Description

The CT-3565 Carbon Fiber Tripod and BZ-217T Triple-Action Ball Head from Oben is a lightweight 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 lightweight carbon fiber 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: 847628009462
In the Box
Oben CT-3565 Carbon Fiber Tripod and BZ-217T Triple-Action Ball Head
  • QR-20 Quick Release Plate
  • Low-Angle Center Column
  • 2 x Hex Wrench
  • Tool Clip
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Carry Bag
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Oben CT-3565 Specs

    Head
    Head Type Ball Head
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male
    Quick Release Plate Type Arca-Type
    Number of Bubble Levels 1
    Friction Control Yes
    Independent Pan Lock Yes
    Pan & Tilt Range
    Vertical Tilt 0 to +90
    Panning Range 360
    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
    Folded Length 16.1" / 40.89 cm
    Materials Carbon Fiber
    Weight 3.2 lb / 1.4 kg
    Legs
    Leg Lock Type Twist Lock
    Leg Positions 3 Positions
    Independent Leg Spread Yes
    Leg Sections 5
    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 Sections 1
    Center Column Extension Type Rapid
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.18 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.1 x 5.3 x 5.1"

    Oben CT-3565 Reviews

    CT-3565 Carbon Fiber Tripod and BZ-217T Triple-Action Ball Head is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 8.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A steal...wow! Ive used travel tripods from many companies but this one beats them all.  Its light weight, well built and easy to adjust.  Most other compact tripods dont get tall enough for me but the Oben is the perfect height when fully extended.  Best of all it folds down to an insanely compact size for travel. The ballhead holds either of my cameras effortlessly and has a beautiful matte black finish which complements the legs nicely.  The friction knob is a nice feature and will prevent accidents from happening when you loosen the ball to adjust the camera. The CT-3565 is so easy to bring along that I take it with me everywhere.  My new go to travel companion!
    Date published: 2018-12-17
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from DO NOT BUY!! I am a professional photographer and bought this tripod to do premium real estate photography in which a balanced axis is very important both horizontally and vertically. The Ball Head that comes attached to this tripod is not heavy duty at all. It had play in the head no matter how tightly the knobs were locked down. I do NOT recommend if you are taking photos were the shot being perfectly level matters. This tripod head lacks enough integrity to hold the camera straight.
    Date published: 2019-01-08
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from It works, but not a joy to use Seems sturdy enough. And for the price I paid, I shouldnt complain. But Ive got an older aluminum Oben tripod that Ive used hard for years, and which is still going strong. This one, which I paid more for, just isnt as nice. The leg angle locks feel really flimsy, and wiggle around a lot. The twist-lock legs require a lot more than a quarter turn of twist to unlock and relock. And most annoyingly, the ballhead cannot be opened enough to actually slide a plate in and out. Ive had to remove one of the safety bolts from each of my Arca plates so I can slide the plate in from the end, because the ballhead will not open wide enough to angle the plate in from the top/side like I usually do. So yeah, it holds a camera steady (5d2 and 70-200 2.8 is no problem), and I do think its a pretty good value. Just dont expect top-of-the-line build quality.
    Date published: 2019-03-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from best travel tripod for the price I have used oben for several years now and this latest model is my favorite by far.  It is the perfect combination of sturdiness, lightweight and compact size.  It really is a joy to use, and the ball head is much improved for precision control.  See my full review at Photography and Travel if you are interested. [I received this product in exchange for my honest review.]
    Date published: 2019-01-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good so far. Bought for use with my Canon D70. First serious tripod and happy with features, quality and function. Have only used around the house thus far. Looking forward to use in all environments.
    Date published: 2019-03-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my first tripod It’s wonderful with how light it is but also how sturdy it is
    Date published: 2019-06-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice travel photo tool light, stable and decent built! Delivery fast!
    Date published: 2019-04-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best. Well built, light weight, I recommend it.
    Date published: 2018-12-21
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    Is this a good tripod to use with a Mamiya RZ67 ...

    Is this a good tripod to use with a Mamiya RZ67 for landscape photography?
    Asked by: Larry
    It is strong enough to use with a RZ67.
    Answered by: Reuben
    Date published: 2019-05-26

    Will fit for Nikon D800 ???

    Will fit for Nikon D800 ???
    Asked by: Salvatore
    Yes, just attach the included QR plate and you’ll be good to go.
    Answered by: Brian
    Date published: 2019-05-11

    Where is this tripod made?

    Where is this tripod made?
    Asked by: Ted
    made in china
    Answered by: asher
    Date published: 2019-01-22

    It says the head is "Arca type". It also says ...

    It says the head is "Arca type". It also says "QR-20" plate. So will "Arca Swiss" plates work on it?
    Asked by: Kyle
    The QR-20 is just the Oben-branded plate that comes with it. Based on my experience with a different Oben ballhead, you should have no problem with any Arca style plates. I've used the Oben ones and Breakthrough Photography ones with no issues, so I assume you'd be fine with Arca Swiss originals.
    Answered by: Brian
    Date published: 2019-03-06

    will my nikon d90 fit this head and will swivel ...

    will my nikon d90 fit this head and will swivel to do vertical pictures?
    Asked by: ronald
    Yes, absolutely. The D90 has the standard size tripod socket and will take the QR plate that comes with this, which will also allow for vertical pictures.
    Answered by: Joshua
    Date published: 2019-01-02
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