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

BH #OBCT3565BZ21 • MFR #CT-3565/BZ-217T
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Oben CT-3565 Carbon Fiber 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 CT-3565 Carbon Fiber Travel 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.
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Oben CT-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 CT-3565 Carbon Fiber Travel 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

Oben CT-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
MaterialsCarbon Fiber
Weight3.2 lb / 1.45 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 Weight5.275 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)18.3 x 5.35 x 5.1"

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

Great functionality, price and 20 lb capacity!

By Stanley
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-26

Considered a comparable Manfrotto, but prefer the price and Arca type attachment of this Oben. Also great ball head features.

Oh Well

By John
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-29

Delivered today and certainly not what I expected. Compact and light enough, however mounting my primary camera and lens, Canon 6D2 w/battery grip & Canon24-105, it doesn't even hold the camera up and steady, At ALL although it is rated for 20lbs. Looks like Ill be going back to Manfrotto

A very good tripod

By David
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-25

I am on a wheelchair and needed a tripod for my 400 and 600mm lenses. This is light and easy to work with.

spotting scope tripod

By Melanie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-08

Works great and is easy to use. I put a heavy spotting scope on it and am able to adjust position quickly and maintain a very stable view.

easy and light weight

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-30

I have used many different mon-pods and tripods and this one is the best....the light weight and compact make it very esay...I a specially like how you can switch from mod-pod to tripod quickly when needed..

Great!

By Jonny
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-30

A great little tripod for the price. Lightweight, but easily supports a Hasselblad V system. Feels very well made in hand and well thought out features.

Great tripod, center limits

By Kurt
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-30

Overall tripod is excellent! As a traveler, I was looking for a sturdy yet lightweight tripod for landscape photos. This was not only super light and easy to attach to my camera bag, it worked well on sand, dirt and pavement surfaces. My only complaint is that it does not come with the pieces needed to remove the center column and use the tripod without. The photo displaying the tripod without the center column is a bit misleading in that regard. But otherwise, an all around good lightweight travel tripod.

love this tripod and can carry some weight

By jason
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-21

so small and perfectly strong

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