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ObenAC-1351 Aluminum Tripod with BA-113 Ball Head
 
4.6

(based on 15 reviews)

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    (3)

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    (1)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Durable (5)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (6)
  • Family photos (5)
  • Travel (4)
  • Weddings (3)
  • Wildlife photos (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Oden Tripod Rocks

Just picked up the Oden AC-1351 Tripod. What an awesome addition to the studio. Sturdy and still light weight. Hold my Nikon D4s with a 70-200 without any issue. Smooth swing...Read complete review

Just picked up the Oden AC-1351 Tripod. What an awesome addition to the studio. Sturdy and still light weight. Hold my Nikon D4s with a 70-200 without any issue. Smooth swing and adjustments.
Highly recommend this tripod.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Cheaply Constructed

I ordered this tripod bases on the fabulous reviews and warranty. Since it first arrived I noticed that the quick release would stick and take me a while to get the plate in properly....Read complete review

I ordered this tripod bases on the fabulous reviews and warranty. Since it first arrived I noticed that the quick release would stick and take me a while to get the plate in properly. The last time I used it (I've only used it about 4 times) the extender piece broke off and I was unable to use it for my shoot. I fixed it later but noticed that the metal was actually breaking off.. in a way that metal should not. Keep in mind, I do live in the desert and I keep it in my hot car.. but I never had issues like this with my Manfrotto. Which is what I will be going back to. Very disappointed.

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2.0

Cheaply Constructed

By Kyleen

from Yuma, AZ

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Oben AC-1351 Aluminum Tripod with BA-113 Ball Head:

I ordered this tripod bases on the fabulous reviews and warranty. Since it first arrived I noticed that the quick release would stick and take me a while to get the plate in properly. The last time I used it (I've only used it about 4 times) the extender piece broke off and I was unable to use it for my shoot. I fixed it later but noticed that the metal was actually breaking off.. in a way that metal should not. Keep in mind, I do live in the desert and I keep it in my hot car.. but I never had issues like this with my Manfrotto. Which is what I will be going back to. Very disappointed.

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4.0

Awesome tripod!

By Mindy

from Olathe, ks

Comments about Oben AC-1351 Aluminum Tripod with BA-113 Ball Head:

I was looking for a tripod with a ball head that would hold my 300 mm zoom and wouldn't break the bank. This was an excellent choice! It has smooth action and is completely stable. No need for a plate to shoot portraits. Should have bought this sooner.

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4.0

First tripod

By noobphotographer

from MD

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use

Cons

  • Bulky

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments about Oben AC-1351 Aluminum Tripod with BA-113 Ball Head:

This is my first tripod, so I don't know much of tripods. But I like this tripod. It's sturdy pretty easy to use.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

LIKE A ROCK!

By RicharJPhotog

from Upstate NY

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Oben AC-1351 Aluminum Tripod with BA-113 Ball Head:

    I bought this product because my Manfroto was a bit shaky with D610 and 15-600 C mounted. This tripod was recommended by a friend in AZ..I have to say, he was right. This tripod is rock solid! No wiggle whatsoever. Easy set up and store. nice storage bag as well. Definitely recommend if you are using large bodies or glass.

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    • No

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    5.0

    good Tripod

    By flavio sousa

    from Merced, California.

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Oben AC-1351 Aluminum Tripod with BA-113 Ball Head:

    very nice

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    5.0

    Good Tripod

    By Flavio Sousa

    from Merced, California.

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Oben AC-1351 Aluminum Tripod with BA-113 Ball Head:

    It's my first Tripod is solid, easy to use, I recommended

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    5.0

    Oden Tripod Rocks

    By Alexanders Studios

    from Raleigh, NC

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Studio

      Comments about Oben AC-1351 Aluminum Tripod with BA-113 Ball Head:

      Just picked up the Oden AC-1351 Tripod. What an awesome addition to the studio. Sturdy and still light weight. Hold my Nikon D4s with a 70-200 without any issue. Smooth swing and adjustments.
      Highly recommend this tripod.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Very sturdy tripod!

      By Photobuster

      from Tennessee

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about Oben AC-1351 Aluminum Tripod with BA-113 Ball Head:

        For the money this tripod cannot be beat. It's a bit heavy (when compared to carbon fiber), but still great. Easy use and high quality build make this tripod a winner!

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great tripod, simple ball head

        By Scott G

        from Virginia

        Comments about Oben AC-1351 Aluminum Tripod with BA-113 Ball Head:

        The oven ac-1351 is an awesome tripod. Perfect non extended height for stable shots while doing long exposures at night. To get the most out of this tripod, you will want to upgrade the ball head. The head works well, but it will leave you wanting more.

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        5.0

        I like it.

        By JoxDad

        from The Villages, FL

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Sturdy

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Oben AC-1351 Aluminum Tripod with BA-113 Ball Head:

        Ideally, carbon fiber is the way to go but as an enthusiast, I cannot justify the expense. This tri-pod is an excellent choice. I like the lever latches on the legs and the ball head with the quick release mount for the camera. The quick release was more than I was looking for. I am happy with my choice. I find the tri-pod to be sturdy and stable which is what I wanted.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Tripod

        By Min

        from Australia

        Comments about Oben AC-1351 Aluminum Tripod with BA-113 Ball Head:

        Excellent tripod very roboest I am very happy with it.

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        5.0

        Great tripod for the price

        By Jmphotog

        from Staten Island, NY

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about Oben AC-1351 Aluminum Tripod with BA-113 Ball Head:

        I use this tripod as my tripod for taking long exposure shots and in my house. It's a great nifty tripod and is very light for the size. The ball head is great and very fluid. My only gripe is that I wish it could be a tad smaller but hey for the price you can't complain. The carry bag is also a great touch!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Lightweight Tripod

        By Commercial Guy

        from Fort Worth

        Comments about Oben AC-1351 Aluminum Tripod with BA-113 Ball Head:

        I've always used Manfrotto for my large and medium format cameras in the studio. But when my son needed a sturdy lightweight tripod for his broadcast class I was sold on the Oben for cost and style.

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        5.0

        Durable and Economical

        By Dave

        from Charleston, SC

        Comments about Oben AC-1351 Aluminum Tripod with BA-113 Ball Head:

        Great tripod if you don't want to spend too much. Easy to setup, had built in levels and sturdy for the price.

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        5.0

        I love it.

        By jim

        from berrien springs,Mi

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Oben AC-1351 Aluminum Tripod with BA-113 Ball Head:

          easy to use and great quality

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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