Oben PD-117 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head

Oben PD-117 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head

Oben PD-117 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head

B&H # OBPD117 MFR # PD-117
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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 17.6 lb
  • 360° Panning
  • Quick-Release System with Safety Lock
  • 5 x Bubble Levels
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The PD-117 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head from Oben allows independent camera adjustment on the horizontal and vertical planes as well as 360° panning. The head has a load capacity of 17.6 lb, making it suitable for most DSLR camera and lens combinations, as well as many camcorders.

Two locking handles control the front-to-back and side-to-side tilt, and a thumb screw locks and unlocks the panning motion.

The quick-release system includes an RP-20 plate with a video pin, and a safety lock on the release lever, preventing accidental release of the camera. Two bull's eye levels, and three tubular levels ensure your camera will be level on both the horizontal and vertical axes.

UPC: 847628563865
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Oben PD-117 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head
  • RP-20 Quick Release Plate bqbyctbcbebfusdyyqwu
  • 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 Reducer Bushing
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Oben PD-117 specs

    Material Aluminum
    Load Capacity 17.6 lb (8.0 kg)
    Quick Release Yes
    Spirit Level 2 x bull's eye
    3 x tubular
    Separate Panning Lock Yes
    Tilting Range Front-to-Back: -60 to +90°
    Side-to-Side:-10 to +90°
    Tripod Mount Thread Size Female, 3/8"-16
    Camera Mount Thread Size Male, 1/4"-20
    Height 5.0" (12.7 cm)
    Weight 1.8 lb (0.8 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.4 x 4.6 x 4.1"

    Oben PD-117 reviews

    PD-117 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 46.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stiff and no play I really love this head, and the best part is that it doesn't move AT ALL while at extreme angles with my Pentax 67 on top. My only complaints are that is doesn't fit into the Oben bag with my tripod without taking the handles off. This is annoying, but I don't have anywhere else to put it. I kept the plastic piece that they came in so I don't get grease everywhere. Also it is stated it doesn't include a release plate, but it infact did. Not a huge deal, but don't waste the money on a seperate one if you don't need two. I do love all of the levels that are on the head, so I know for sure that I am getting a good shot. I would recommend this product.
    Date published: 2014-05-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works Well and holds the weight I got this for my Oben leg set, and this head does an awesome job of holding my 5 pound 6x7 camera. So far no matter how far I tilt it, it doesn't sag at all. I love all the levels that are on the head, as I'll never second guess if the camera is level. My only complaints are that it was listed as NOT having a quick release with it, but it in fact did. Not a huge waste buying another, as I have multiple cameras. Also the lock was a bit stiff at first, but seems to be working fine now. I do wish it would fit into the Oben bag, but it's too big. As said, it's holding my Pentax 67 with the TTL just fine. Hopefully it keeps this up for the years to come.
    Date published: 2014-04-25
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Average Head = Average Price I got this Head as an up-grade so it could support my Sigma 150-600 mm but when I put it all together it had a hard time holding my lens and was very unstable when you would move the head either up or down or side to side. when you tried to move the head in a 360 it would often un-screw from the tripod itself.
    Date published: 2015-10-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rock Solid Very well constructed and easy to use. Control handles are short and don't get in the way like some pan-tilt heads. When attaching quick release plate the to camera make sure it lines up so the release on the tripod is on the right side. Otherwise when you turn the camera vertical you will not be able to rotate on the vertical axis. The instruction manual shows a diagram but no text about this. Great value for the money.
    Date published: 2014-06-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tripod Head This tripod head has the position of the knobs different than the Manfrotto heads I'm used to. The knob arms are shorter. But after becoming familiar with the changes, it operates well. It could stand some improvement in the smoothness of panning and tilting. To get a smooth pan/tilt, the knobs need to be adjusted to be very loose, which also allows the camera position to move when you don't want it to. But this is still a good tripod head for the money.
    Date published: 2016-05-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful 3 way pan I can find nothing negative to say about this product. It replaced the ball head that came with my Oben CT 3510 carbon tripod. It works effortlessly and is smooth as silk. The load capacity matches the legs so it pairs up perfectly. I would recommend this head to anyone who needs a compact 3-way pan/tilt head. I would buy this again. Also, the price is right for the quality of this item.
    Date published: 2014-02-26
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of Money This is the worst tripod head I have ever owned and I've been a full time pro for about 30 years. Its impossible to make fine adjustments making it useless for architectural photography. The knobs are so big around and short it feels very clumsy to use for anything. I went back to the cheep ball head that came with my tripod then ordered a much nicer geared head from Manfoto.
    Date published: 2016-10-31
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Hard to use for vertical shots First of all, the hands feel comfortable, it pans smoothly, and there are a lot of levels on it. However, the ring on the quick release is hard to turn by hand, you need a screwdriver if you're taking vertical shots with a heavy lens or it'll turn on you. The quick release is also sort of difficult to remove and put back on. It could be a lot simpler and better-built.
    Date published: 2016-01-15
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