Needed panning with a head that did not have the panning function.
Any idea of the torque the lock can hold?
I'm looking at using this unit to hold equipment at approximately 45° on a horizontal column with preferably zero lash. Is this the right item for me?
I am not sure the total weight of the equiment but I am using these PB-70 panning base with a Nikon D3x and a large zoom lens. It is working fine for me and locks down perfectly tight without movement.
Will this work with an Oben tripod?
Yes, it will work on any tirpod. you do need to be able to adapt to 1/4-20 if your tirpod only excepts standard camera mounting, and also you need to get back for mounting Camera on the PB-70. I have my ball head mounted on the PB-70 so it maintains the set angle when I am Panning:
My setup is like this camera on top of ball head, ball head on top of PB70,
PB-70 ontop of tripod, tripod Level on ground.