Oben AC-1331 Aluminum Tripod with BA-108 Ball Head

Oben AC-1331 Aluminum Tripod with BA-108 Ball Head

Oben AC-1331 Aluminum Tripod with BA-108 Ball Head

B&H # OBAC1331108 MFR # AC-1331/BA-108
Discontinued

Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 8.8 lb
  • Max Height: 59.6"
  • Min Height: 8.8"
  • Folded Length: 24.5"
  • Leg Sections: 3
  • Weight: 3.3 lb
  • Rubber Feet
  • Bubble Levels
  • Removable Head
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Oben AC-1331 Overview

  • 1Description

The AC-1331 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-108 Ball Head from Oben is a lightweight (3.3 lb) tripod that provides reliable support for any camera and lens up to 8.8 lb.

The tripod's 3-section aluminum legs and center column extend to a maximum height of 59.6", and when folded, the entire system is a compact 24.5". Flip locks on each leg enable extremely fast deployment and retraction of leg stages. Three leg angles are possible, and pull-tab locks secure the legs in their notches. The legs' angles are independently adjustable to accommodate shooting on uneven terrain. At the widest leg angle, the tripod sits extremely close to the ground to facilitate low-angle shooting. The tripod's feet feature rubber tips which are great for shooting on slippery or hard surfaces.

The tripod's rapid center column extends with a twist of the wingnut locking knob. For protection when it's retracted quickly, there's a rubber damper that protects the center-post collar. Locking screws underneath the collar enable you to fasten the head securely to the chassis. By unscrewing the spring-loaded hook at the bottom end, the center column becomes removable and reversible, for a second method of achieving extremely low-angle shots. The center column's hook holds a counterweight, in case you need additional system stability.

The BA-108 has a single-action knob that allows you to unlock all axes of movement in one fell swoop, so you can quickly orient your camera properly, retighten the knob, and return to shooting. The ball-locking mechanism is remarkably strong for reliably stable performance.

The included quick-release plate attaches to your camera via its standard 1/4"-20 screw, and easily snaps and locks into place on the head.

Two bull's eye bubble levels will allow you to align your frame with the horizon, in both portrait and landscape orientations. The BA-108 features a 90° groove for tilting the camera to portrait orientation.

This tripod also includes a fitted, padded carry case with a removable shoulder strap, two heavy-duty zippers, and an interior zipper pocket. A tool clip with two hex wrenches for adjusting the center column and the leg joints is also included. It snaps onto any of the tripod legs for easy access.

Center column can be separated into 2 parts to give you a short column for low angle and macro work
Center column is grooved to prevent rotation
Spring-loaded counterweight hook is located at the bottom of the center column
Leg cushions on 2 legs provide a firm grip in cold or wet weather
Tripod features reversible 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 screw to fit almost any head
Angle adjustment locks keep legs at the chosen angles
Angled rubber feet for maximum contact with the ground
Two included Allen keys attach to a tripod leg, so you're always ready to tighten components
Padded carry bag provides a snug fit for the tripod/head combination and features two heavy-duty zippers, an interior pocket with a zipper, and a shoulder strap
UPC: 847628556256
In the Box
Oben AC-1331 Aluminum Tripod with BA-108 Ball Head
  • BA-108 Single Lever Ball Head
  • RP-10 Quick Release Plate
  • Padded Carrying Case
  • Leg Tool Clip and 2 Hex Keys
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Oben AC-1331 Specs

    General
    Material Aluminum alloy
    Load Capacity 8.8 lb (4.0 kg)
    Maximum Height 59.6" (151.4 cm)
    Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 49.4" (125.5 cm)
    Minimum Height 8.8" (22.4 cm)
    Folded Length 24.5" (62.2 cm)
    Head Attachment Fitting 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 via reversible screw
    Weight 3.3 lb (1.5 kg)
    Legs
    Sections 3
    Leg Lock Type Flip-lock
    Independent Leg Spread 80°, 55°, 24°
    Spiked/Retractable Feet No
    Center Brace No
    Leg Tube Diameters Maximum: 1" (25 mm)
    Center Column
    Center Column Type Rapid: grooved, reversible, non-rotating
    Bubble Level 3 x Tubular
    2 x Bull's Eye
    Head
    Head Type Ball Head
    Quick Release Yes
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 28.0 x 5.0 x 5.0"

    Oben AC-1331 Reviews

    AC-1331 Aluminum Tripod with BA-108 Ball Head is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Go Tripod for the Price The tripod is light and easy to carry but seems very sturdy. I had a bit of trouble with the quick release on the head but discovered it was because I was using a plate on the bottom of my camera the hold both the tripod quick release head an my camera strap. It made for a very tight fit. Now I take the camera strap off and the quick release works just fine, I have a Nikon D7000 with a fairly heavy zoom lens and often use an external flash. The tripod holds the entire unit very securely. I'm very pleased with the tripod--especially for the price.
    Date published: 2015-03-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good solid tripod. After buying a new DSLR I figured it was time for an upgrade in the tripod department. After doing some research I decided to go with the Oben AC-1331 with the BA-108 head. I have to say that so far I've been Impressed with it. When it is set up it is completely rigid and there is no play in any of the leg joints. The ball head is smooth and progressive with the tension adjustment. Snug it down lightly and you can position the camera where you want it and then lock it down. The materials the tripod are made from are of a good quality. The only possible concern long term are the lever locks for controlling the leg extensions are plastic but having said that they appear to be solid enough. All in all this seems to be a quality product and I would buy from Oben again.
    Date published: 2014-04-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great choice at a great price after a long search Took me way too long to find a new tripod and I think the reason is no one tripod can do it all. I wanted something lightweight enough to travel, yet sturdy enough to stand very still for a long exposure, tall enough to not be crouching too much, yet packable. For the money, the Oben was hard to beat. Yes, it is B&H's captive brand, but the materials seem sturdy though light, the ball head was fine for my needs (about 8 lbs capacity accommodates my Olympus EM - D series camera with any lens I'm likely to use, and it has several features the higher priced brands seemed to exclude on their lower tier models. The Oben included several bubble levels, a hanger hook for added stability, and a padded carrying case. I chose the three leg piece extension model and everything seems to work smoothly. The ball head is metal, operates smoothy, doesn't seem to have any give after tightening, set-up is quick and the camera seems quite secure on the quick release head. It also has a relatively long warranty so I'm not too concerned about longevity especially for the price point. I don't see any real weak spots from a materials standpoint. Only thing I didn't like was that the head plate contains a spring loaded pin that you normally would see used perhaps with a camcorder where it inserts into a second hole on the camera bottom. My DSLR doesn't have a second cavity for it, so I removed it from the tripod plate rather than have it simply abrading the bottom of my camera. No big deal, but I don't see those pins on too many of the other tripod brands. I'm sure there are much better tripods out there for much more serious photographers. The very best for travel (long hikes, carry-on luggage, etc.) are more compact and the best for long exposures in bad conditions are likely much heavier and spiked. But as a compromise for both those purposes, I'm quite pleased with this choice.
    Date published: 2016-09-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite travel pod This is light yet very sturdy. Its not the lightest nor the smallest but its perfect for my travels. Take off the head and it fits in my carry on.
    Date published: 2014-11-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice for the price. The AC-1331 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-108 Ball Head from Oben is a sturdy well made tripod. My camera with the biggest lens weighs about three pounds and it doesn't budge when I lock it down. Great tripod for the price.
    Date published: 2016-01-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This tripod is amazing. I didn't know much about tripods and a saleswoman helped me choose this one. It's not too heavy, supports my giant lenses' weight, i can move its head and it has so many different heights. I totally recommend it.
    Date published: 2016-10-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice Tripod Tripod is lightweight, well balanced and sturdy. The height of the tripod is very good too. I carried the tripod on mountain hikes in the Cascades with no problem and found the setup to fast. It also held up to the winds
    Date published: 2014-07-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect tripod for me A great tripod. Opens and closes easily. Light enough to walk around with. Extremely sturdy with my canon t6s mounted on it. Exactly what I was looking for.
    Date published: 2016-09-26
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