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Oben CT-3431 Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod with BE-108T Ball Head

BH #OBCT3431108T • MFR #CT-3431/BE-108T
Oben CT-3431 Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod with BE-108T Ball Head
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 8.8 lb
  • Max Height: 59.5"
  • Min Height: 9.0"
  • Folded Length: 17"
The CT-3431 Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod with BE-108T Ball Head from Oben is a sturdy yet lightweight tripod with legs that fold upward 180° to create an extremely compact package for transport – with the included head attached, folded length is only 17". For further versatility, one of the legs unscrews from the chassis and attaches to the head & center column to form a working-height monopod. With a system load capacity of 8.8 lb, the full-sized tripod and head ensure a stable base for most DSLR body/lens combinations.
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Oben CT-3431 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Reverse-Folding Legs
  • 3Short Column
  • 4Adjustable Legs

The CT-3431 Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod with BE-108T Ball Head from Oben is a sturdy yet lightweight tripod with legs that fold upward 180° to create an extremely compact package for transport – with the included head attached, folded length is only 17". For further versatility, one of the legs unscrews from the chassis and attaches to the head & center column to form a working-height monopod. With a system load capacity of 8.8 lb, the full-sized tripod and head ensure a stable base for most DSLR body/lens combinations.

With the four leg sections and the center column extended, the maximum height of the tripod with the head is 59.5". The legs are non-rotating, which enables single-handed operation of all three rubber twist locks on each leg: One twist of the wrist, and the three leg stages descend. Each leg is independently adjustable, and they can be locked securely at three different angles. The tripod's feet feature rubber tips that can be removed to reveal metal spikes, allowing you to shoot both indoors and outdoors on any terrain.

To shoot in monopod mode, simply unscrew the leg that forms the base of the monopod, remove the center column from the chassis, and screw these two elements together. With the head & center column mounted on the extended leg, you have a full size monopod that's even taller than the tripod at full height.

Like the legs, the center column features a twist lock that frees up its extension and retraction. For protection when it's retracted quickly, there's a rubber damper that protects the center-post collar. At the bottom of the center column is a spring-loaded ballast hook that allows you to attach a counterweight for extra stability. The detachable hook doubles as a stopper for the center column, which can be removed and reversed for low-angle shooting.

The BE-108T head features one locking knob for the ball and a separate knob to control the 360° panning. This enables fast setup changes, and frees you to keep a finger on the shot trigger while you're making a quick adjustment to the head's orientation. The head has a 90° notch which facilitates shooting in portrait orientation. Two bull's eye bubble levels ensure your camera is level on both the horizontal and vertical axes.

The included Arca-type quick-release plate attaches to your camera via its standard 1/4"-20 screw. The quick-release plate has two safety screws to prevent the camera from accidentally being released when adjusting the plate fore and aft.

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.

Reverse-Folding Legs
The legs fold up 180° so that the ball head is concealed between them. This reduces the overall height of the folded tripod.
Short Column
The long section of the column can be removed, so that the head and short column section can be attached directly to the chassis.
Adjustable Legs
The legs are independently adjustable to 3 leg angles: 24, 55, and 80°.
UPC: 847628556454

Oben CT-3431 Specs

General
Load Capacity
8.8 lb (4.0 kg)
Maximum Height
Tripod: 59.5" (151.1 cm)
Monopod: 62.6" (159.0 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended
50.3" (127.8 cm)
Minimum Height
9.0" (22.9 cm)
Folded Length
17.0" (43.2 cm)
Weight
2.5 lb (1.1 kg)
Head
Head Type
Ball head
Quick Release
Yes
Bubble Level
2 x Bull's Eye
Legs
Material
Carbon fiber
Head Attachment Fitting
Reversible 3/8"-16 and 1/4"-20
Leg Stages/Sections
3/4
Leg Lock Type
Twist lock
Independent Leg Spread
Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet
Yes/No
Center Brace
No
Center Column
Center Column Type
Rapid (grooved, reversible, non-rotating)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
20.1 x 5.2 x 5"

Oben CT-3431 Reviews

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question

Does the listed weight include the ball head weight? Ball head by itself weighs 290 grams so a significant difference.
Asked by: Stephane K.
There is no 'ball head' with these headphones.
Answered by: michael a.
Date published: 2019-04-08

question

what is the is the maximum height when in the monopod mode? Max load capacity?
Asked by: Ryan A.
The monopod maximum height is approximately 62.6 and has a load capacity of 8.8 pounds.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Minimum height for this ?
Asked by: Yelena M.
With the center column inverted and legs fully collapsed, the head height ranges from 9 above the feet to well below the feet. With the legs splayed to their widest angle, the head can be 10 below the feet. In other words, you could lower the camera into a hole if you wanted.
Answered by: Jeff
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

hi, it says this is a carbon tripod but in the overview it say it is made of aluminum? is it carbon or aluminum? thanks
Asked by: Anonymous
It is carbon fiber. Maybe parts of it are aluminum. I have the monopod version too and that one is aluminum. I have nothing but success with this tripod. Super light, sturdy, and easy to use.
Answered by: Kenny M.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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