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Vanguard PH-22 Panhead

B&H # VAPH22 Mfr # PH-22
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You Pay: $59.99
Product Highlights
  • Lightweight 3-Way Fluid Panhead
  • Load Capacity is 6.6 lbs (3 kg)
  • Two Bubble Levels
  • +90 to -60-Degree/+90 to -30-Degree Tilt
  • QS-50 Quick Shoe is Included

Vanguard's PH-22 Panhead is lightweight (12.69 oz/360 g), has 360° panning movement, and +90° to -60°/+90° to -30° tilt ranges. With two bubble levels and the included Q@S-50 quick shoe, this head is ideal for cameras or spotting scopes. The PH-22 will support up to 6.6 lbs (3 kg).

Lightweight 3-way fluid panhead with two handles
Two bubble levels
Load capacity is 6.6 lbs (3 kg)
+90° to -60° and +90° to -30° tilt ranges
QS-50 quick shoe is included
Load Capacity 6.6 lbs (3 kg)
Tilt Range +90° to -60°
+90° to -30°
Bubble Level 2
Height 3.5" (90mm)
Weight 12.69 oz (360 g)
Vanguard PH-22 Panhead
  • QS-50 Quick Shoe
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    VanguardPH-22 Panhead
     
    4.2

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attaches firmly (5)
    • Stable (5)
    • Strong clamp (4)
    • Large range of motion (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (3)
      • Portraits (3)
      • Sports/action (3)
      • Travel (3)
      • Video (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      great for photography, fair for video

      By Larry Boy

      from Wichita Falls, Tx

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly
      • Good Stability
      • Strong Clamp

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Portraits
        • Travel

        Comments about Vanguard PH-22 Panhead:

        I bought this head as a dual purpose head-for photography and video. It is stable and smooth for video but the handles ar short, too short for good control in video, The movement is very sensitive to the tightening of the handles. It is hard to get the handles tight enough for movement with out over tightening. Well made and good buy for money but not a good video head.

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        4.0

        Smooth

        By GrahamAudio

        from Seattle WA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Firmly
        • Good Stability
        • Large Range of Motion
        • Strong Clamp

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Portraits
        • Sports/Action
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Vanguard PH-22 Panhead:

        I use this with HD video. Works great! The only thing I wish is that the tilt handle/knob was smaller. Like a wing nut to it would fit into a tripod bag getter.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Smooth

        By Burning

        from Wyoming

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Firmly
        • Good Stability

        Cons

        • Doesn't fold up well

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video

        Comments about Vanguard PH-22 Panhead:

        Very smooth, Cheap. Got the job done.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Not as good as others

        By JoshI

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Attaches Firmly
        • Good Stability
        • Large Range of Motion
        • Strong Clamp
        • Tactile feel of handles

        Cons

        • Not as smooth as some

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vanguard PH-22 Panhead:

          I tried this briefly but changed it for a Davis & Sanford FZ10 as part of the VOYAGER3H Tripod kit.

          I found the FZ10 has a smoother tilt, less inertia required to start a movement, was more consistent.

          The tilt which I could adjust to achieve the drag I wanted. On the PH-22 I felt it locked up too abruptly. I couldn't find a happy medium where the tilt held (this is with the great and lightweight 10.5 OZ Sanyo FH1 camcorder)

          The FZ10 has a separate pan lock as opposed to the PH-22 combined pan/tilt lock.

          One this that I cannot understand about ALL these heads is why they have the tilt bellow the horizon adjust. To my mind it would make more sense to have the tilt at the top nearer the lens center. Depending on the design you may be able to use it that way. But it needs a bubble level in the right place to work.

          Pros; the PH-22 has a definitely better engineered quick release. It is 1/2 inch less tall. Has better tactile feel, the handles have that nice silky smooth finish. This may be available cheaper as part of a kit as per the D&S

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          5.0

          ph-22 Panhead by Vanguard

          By rcalzadilla

          from Miami, Florida

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Firmly
          • Good Stability
          • Large Range of Motion
          • Strong Clamp

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Portraits
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Vanguard PH-22 Panhead:

            Feels and looks well made. I like it very much.
            I bought to replace the head that came with a Vanguard tripod which is not a fluid-movement panhead.

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