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Oben CT-3535 travel tripod

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    Posted: 02 July 2019 at 01:05
Vacations are here and travel season is upon us.
For those who are interested in small travel Tripod I would like to suggest
to take closer look on Oben CT-3535 carbon fiber Tripod.
Regular price is $179.95, currently on 4th of July sale @ B&H here:
for $139.95 !

Load Capacity: 9 lb
Max Height: 51.6"
Min Height: 8.6"
Folded Length: 12"
Leg Sections: 5
Weight: 2.5 lb
Integrated Monopod Max Height: 53"
Spiked Feet
Arca-Type Compatible Quick Release
Includes Low-Angle Center Column
Removable Tripod head

I was considering Manfrotto Element (not removable center column),
Sirui T-25SK (removable column, no possible to slide it down) and
Vanguard VEO 2 235CB (nice, but more prone to vibrations when compared to Oben CT-3535.
So Oben it was.
Checked home with Sony 77ii + Sigma 50-150/2.8, there is some head creep
on that combination, so better head would be needed.
Checked with Manfrotto 410 geared head and the same camera/lens and
backpack hanging @ center column and everything felt quite solid.
I am very happy with that Tripod.
There are some videos on YouTube showing that Tripod.
I have to add that I am only 54.

Edited by X-R-M - 02 July 2019 at 12:13

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Thanks for the recommendation. Travel tripods have always been tough for me because they either don't provide enough support or if they do, they're not really all that travel-able. This one sounds like it warrants a closer look. I appreciate you sharing your experience - gives me some hope it will hold one of the smaller Alpha bodies with a slightly lighter lens.

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