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ObenCT-2300 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
 
4.1

(based on 7 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Folds away (7)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Stable (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (4)
  • Travel (4)
  • Home (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

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5.0

Dropped 4 pounds! Happy! Happy! Happy!

By Revgrits

from Lock Haven, PA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Folds Small
  • Good Stability
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Portraits
    • Video

    Comments about Oben CT-2300 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

    Last year, I bought a used Manfrotto 3221. Great legs, but after hauling them up and down some serious grades on an outdoor shoot, I eagerly ordered the Oben CT-2300. Haven't hiked with my new legs yet, but they've been great for my regular videotaping gig and a portrait session yesterday!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Meets the needs for which I bought it

    By Phil

    from Kansas City

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Folds Small
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Oben CT-2300 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

        I have a large tripod and head to use when I am not far from the car. I bought this as a lightweight tripod to carry around with a Sirui G20 head. The setup is very lightweight and easy to carry. This tripod is a compromise, not quite tall enough and not quite as sturdy as I would like. But these issues relate to the reasons I bought it. If it were taller and sturdier, it would weigh and cost more.

        I am pleased with the quality. When you get it, sit down in front of the TV, and lock and unlock and extend each leg about a hundred times and it will work more smoothly.

        Overall, I am very happy with it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Outstanding!

        By Nikon Jim

        from Michigan

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Portraits
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Oben CT-2300 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

          I took this on a trip to Toronto and did some city scapes, it worked flawlessly.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Lightweight and portable

          By Robert

          from NYC

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Folds Small
          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Height

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Travel

          Comments about Oben CT-2300 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

          Picked this up as an alternative to my large, heavy tripod when I need to travel light. time will tell if it's durable but so far so good. I needed something much smaller and convenient to strap onto my motorcycle for an upcoming road trip and this will fill the bill perfectly. I put a moderate size ball head on it keeping with the compact and lightweight nature of it. you have to give up something to gain the portability, and in this case it's a bit of height (I'm 5'10" and I need to lean a little bit at full extension) and thin legs (the lower third are on the thin side). you cant put a big tele on this and expect it to be rock solid but for a consumer camera and basic lens it's solid enough to get the shot. decent build quality and features. good value for the money and noticeably lighter than the aluminum version. perfect for the on-the-move photog

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          2.0

          Oben CT-2300

          By The Teal Guy.

          from Ocean City, N.J.

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Folds Small
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Unstable

          Best Uses

          • Lt-weight Spotting Scope

          Comments about Oben CT-2300 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

          Well made. Good quality material. Very light. BUT: poorly designed. Legs on first setting do not open at a wide enought angle to give good support! Raising the center column even makes the matter worse by putting the apex of the balance point higher up, and makes the tripod even more tippy! (The second leg opening setting makes the tripod far too wide a stance for normal use, and lower's the over-all height setting so low that it would only be useful for some aound 5ft. tall.) Also, the groove cut in the center column to keep it from rotating had knife like sharp edges! I had to carefully wet sand them with super fine wet/dry sand paper to knock the sharp edges down. I would trust nothing more then a light point & shoot camera on top of it, or a small light weight spotting scope. I purchased two(2) as a Christmas presents for my sister's, that I put lightweight fairly inexpensive spotting scopes on. At the super sale Christmas price I purchased them at, they were a great buy. At normal price, I'd spend more $ ti purchase a tripod, or another name brand tripod I'm familiar with. Too bad; otherwise, it's a really nice carbon fiber tripod! It just need's a slightly greater degree of angle on the first opening setting to make it much more stable!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
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          4.0

          Great light tripod

          By Pops

          from MN

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Folds Small
          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Travel

            Comments about Oben CT-2300 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

            Landscape, night shots

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I love carbon fiber!

            By Jeff

            from Pinon Hills, CA

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Oben CT-2300 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

              This tripod is exactly what I was looking for. A lightweight tripod that can be used for backpacking or just a walkabout. It's great! Thanks.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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