Oben AC-2361L 3-Section Aluminum Lateral Tripod Legs
If the price of our other top picks has you gasping for air, the Oben AC-2361L is a little less shocking price-wise, yet still has enough features to qualify as a best pick. The three-section legs with flip locks mean enhanced stability while the 90 degree center column allows for versatile shots; it can shoot from as low as 8.3 inches or as high as 68.2 inches. The Oben comes in at about half the cost of our top pick because it's constructed with aluminum versus pricier carbon fiber. While aluminum is still durable, it’s just a bit heavier but more than capable of supporting three times its own weight with a load capacity of 17.6 pounds.