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Oben CT-2491 Carbon Fiber Tripod

BH #OBCT2491 • MFR #CT-2491
Oben CT-2491 Carbon Fiber Tripod
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 39.6 lb
  • Max Height: 72.5"
  • Min Height: 6"
  • Folded Length: 23.3"
The CT-2491 Carbon Fiber Tripod from Oben is an extremely sturdy support for any DSLR, mirrorless or point-and-shoot camera or camcorder. With a load capacity of 39.6 lb and a maximum height of 72.5", the tripod offers a number of advanced features that ensure its stability and reliable performance.

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Oben CT-2491 Overview

The CT-2491 Carbon Fiber Tripod from Oben is an extremely sturdy support for any DSLR, mirrorless or point-and-shoot camera or camcorder. With a load capacity of 39.6 lb and a maximum height of 72.5", the tripod offers a number of advanced features that ensure its stability and reliable performance.

The tripod features ergonomically designed rubber twist locks on each leg. Because legs are non-rotating, all three of a leg's locks can be disengaged at once with a single twist of the wrist. This enables extremely fast setup of the CT-2491. A thoughtful leg design makes it a simpler task to service and maintain the leg sections. 

With its 6x carbon fiber legs and center column, the CT-2491 is relatively lightweight (3.50 lb) and solid, ready to survive the rigors of professional work. The tripod chassis is cast aluminum alloy for further strength.

The CT-2491's rapid center column extends with a twist of the butterfly knob. For protecting your camera when the column is retracted quickly, there's a rubber damper under the center-post collar. Steel locking screws underneath the collar enable you to fasten a camera head more securely.

Pull-in/push-out positive leg locks allow you to set the positions of the three legs independently at three different angles. This allows you to shoot from low angles or on uneven terrain. For stability on softer terrain, the CT-2491 features metal spikes that retract and emerge by twisting the foot's rubber portion.

For extreme low-angle shooting, the center column can be split into two sections with the provided hex key. The shorter column leaves no protruding parts under the tripod collar, allowing you to extend the legs out to their maximum angle. For a faster method, the center column is also easily reversible. These features are especially ideal for macro and close-up photography. The retractable metal counterweight hook serves as a stopper at the bottom of the center column.

Ergonomically designed rubber twist locks on each leg are non-rotating so all three of a leg's locks can be disengaged at once with a single twist of the wrist enabling fast setup
Legs with four sections tend to collapse shorter for easier portability. The CT-2491 folds to 23.3".
Reversible 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 screw fits almost any head
Bubble level on tripod chassis
Center column is grooved to prevent its rotation
Split center column for low angle set-up
Spring-loaded metal counterweight hook at the bottom of the center column
Integrated aluminum loop for attaching an optional shoulder strap
Retractable metal spiked feet provided stability on ice and soft terrain
Included padded carry bag features dual heavy-duty zippers, an interior pocket, and extra room to accommodate a head
UPC: 847628556706

Oben CT-2491 Specs

Key Specs
Load Capacity
39.6 lb / 18 kg
Head Mount Type
1/4"-20 Male, 3/8"-16 Male
Maximum Working Height
72.5" / 184.2 cm
Minimum Working Height
6" / 15.2 cm
Closed Length
23.3" / 59.2 cm
Materials
Carbon Fiber
Weight
3.5 lb / 1.6 kg
Leg Lock Type
Twist Lock
Leg Sections
4
Feet Features
Rubber, Retractable, Spiked
General
Load Capacity
39.6 lb / 18 kg
Head Mount Type
1/4"-20 Male, 3/8"-16 Male
Maximum Working Height
72.5" / 184.2 cm
Max Height without Center Column
62.5" / 158.8 cm
Minimum Working Height
6" / 15.2 cm
Closed Length
23.3" / 59.2 cm
Materials
Carbon Fiber
Weight
3.5 lb / 1.6 kg
Legs
Leg Lock Type
Twist Lock
Leg Positions
3 Positions
Independent Leg Spread
Yes
Leg Sections
4
Leg Diameter
1.3" / 33 mm
Bubble Level
Yes
Feet Features
Rubber, Retractable, Spiked
Center Column
Center Column Features
Ballast Hook, Split
Center Column Sections
2
Center Column Extension Type
Rapid
Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column
No
Packaging Info
Package Weight
5.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
32.9 x 5.3 x 4.9"

Oben CT-2491 Reviews

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is there a way to mount a ball head on it?

is there a way to mount a ball head on it?
Asked by: rama
Yes, the Oben CT-2491 Carbon Fiber Tripod can accommodate a ball head that has a 3/8’’ or a ¼ -20’’ thread.
Answered by: Gradus Support
Date published: 2022-11-05

what is the diameter of the mounting plate?

what is the diameter of the mounting plate?
Asked by: DANIEL
We measured 60.36mm / 2.37" at our B&H Superstore with some vernier calipers.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2023-02-19

Can the center column be reversed?

Can the center column be reversed?
Asked by: Mark
Yes, you can reverse the center column of the CT-2491 Carbon Fiber Tripod.
Answered by: Gradus Support
Date published: 2019-05-28

Can the center column be rotated 90 degrees ...

Can the center column be rotated 90 degrees (horizontally) for overhead shots?
Asked by: David
No i can't, but it can be reversed.
Answered by: Ralph
Date published: 2020-12-28

Can this tripod be used in water?

Can this tripod be used in water?
Asked by: John
Definitely! It has rubberized feet that can be screwed in and out to expose or hide the little metal pointy tips. The entire body is carbon fiber along with rubber accents and what appears to be aluminum points on the base of the three feet. So all those components are all waterproof. I have used it many times in a foot of water with no issues at all. It's a beautifully built and sturdy tripod. Just a light rinse to remove debris and any water will drain out onto the ground.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2021-04-21

Is the maximum working height of 72.5" only ...

Is the maximum working height of 72.5" only achieved with the center column extended all the way up?
Asked by: Sean
Yes - the maximum height of 72.5 inches is with the center column extended all the way up. The maximum height of the tripod by itself, not counting the center column, is 60 inches. Also, you might put a head on the center column. My ball head adds another 4.5 inches, my gimbal head adds at least 6 inches. Then you have the height of your camera plus a release plate.
Answered by: Lynn
Date published: 2022-12-16

Can the tripod be used in water?

Can the tripod be used in water?
Asked by: John
Yes. But for maintenance purposes, please clean and dry each leg section (before collapsing the tripod) that's been submerged to avoid salt and sediments from gumming up your twist locks.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2023-02-19

Can the center column be completely removed and ...

Can the center column be completely removed and instead install a Leofoto LB-75S Leveling Base (or some other base) and use the tripod without the centre column?
Asked by: velian
I have been using this tripod without the center column and with the Oben LH-2510 leveling base head for about 2 years now, so yes, absolutely!
Answered by: Raymond
Date published: 2023-02-19
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