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Vanguard PH-32 Panhead

B&H # VAPH32 MFR # PH-32
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Product Highlights

  • Lightweight 3-Way Fluid Panhead
  • Three Bubble Levels
  • Load Capacity of 11 Lbs (5 kg)
  • +90 to -60-Degree/+90 to -30-Degree Tilt
  • QS-51 Quick Shoe is Included
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You Pay: $94.99

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Vanguard's PH-32 Panhead is lightweight (1.1 lbs/0.5 kg), supports up to 11 lbs (5 kg), and has +90° to -60°/+90° to -30° tilt ranges. With three bubble levels and the included QS-51 quick shoe, this head is ideal for cameras or spotting scopes.

Lightweight 3-way fluid panhead with two handles
Three bubble levels
Supports up to 11 lbs (5 kg)
+90° to -60° and +90° to -30° tilt ranges
QS-51 quick shoe is included
Load Capacity 11 lbs (5 kg)
Tilt Range +90° to -60°
+90° to -30°
Bubble Level 3
Height 4.75" (121mm)
Weight 1.1 lbs (0.5 kg)
Vanguard PH-32 Panhead
  • QS-51 Quick Shoe
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    VanguardPH-32 Panhead
     
    4.5

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (4)
      • Video (4)
      • Weddings (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (4), Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Reviewed by 8 customers

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      4.0

      Nice value

      By brandon

      from oakland, ca

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Vanguard PH-32 Panhead:

        This is an affordable and effective tripod for shooting video on small to medium HD cameras and DSLRs. The fluid head helps you keeps shots balances and it's pretty smooth.

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        5.0

        Better than expected

        By Gaulois 55

        from Kaufman, TX

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Long exposures
          • Macro
          • Travel

          Comments about Vanguard PH-32 Panhead:

          The perfect Panhead. Pleasantly surprised by the craftmanship and the attention to detail,like the locking of the quick shoe, also adjustable to match your camera's center of gravity. Very smooth to operate. Easy and fast to disassemble to store in a bag for travel purpose.

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          4.0

          Great for the Price

          By Doug

          from West Bend, WI

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Price

          Cons

          • Unstable

          Best Uses

          • Video

          Comments about Vanguard PH-32 Panhead:

          I needed an entry level head acceptable for minor video. This does the trick at the right price.

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          4.0

          very secure and stable head

          By brandon

          from Lynn Haven Florida

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Portraits

            Comments about Vanguard PH-32 Panhead:

            This is a sturdy tripod head. I has several different movements all of which are smooth. My camera mounts securely. This does not have a cheap feel by any means. This is a 3 way that offers panoramic, lateral and front tilt movement.

            When I purchased this item I didn't realize that the panoramic movement was 1 of the 3 movements. I find that when the camera is flipped up to a portrait orientation it can't be adjusted up and down. The shaft or legs of tripod would have to be adjusted to compensate.

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            5.0

            Nice panhead for older heavy duty tripod

            By John S.

            from Winslow, AZ

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vanguard PH-32 Panhead:

                I use this panhead on an old heavy duty Bogen Tripod with a nice old Celeston 1000 mm reflector telescope. The old Bogen head was pretty hard to use and required much force to lock. This new head makes using the telescope much easier. It is a pretty well-made head and was easy to mount.

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                5.0

                One of the smoothest for the price!

                By Chino_omar

                from Paterson, NJ

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Firmly
                • Good Stability
                • Large Range of Motion

                Cons

                • Small quick release plate

                Best Uses

                • Video
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Vanguard PH-32 Panhead:

                I am independent filmmaker and use this head on my second camera. It is very easy to set up and use. Though my second camera is mostly stationary when I have had to pan and tilt on this camera, it has given me some of the smoothest traction. The head can also hold large amounts of weight to include a dslr with follow focus and matte box and still pan smoothly. For the price I am very impressed.

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                4.0

                bought it and it works great!!

                By Magodidoz

                from Staten Island, New York

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Firmly
                • Good Stability

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Vanguard PH-32 Panhead:

                  I bought this panhead and works great on my monopod. I will certainly buying another one. One of the best.

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                  5.0

                  I think I need a second one

                  By Jabon Eagar Photography

                  from Arizona

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability
                  • Large Range of Motion
                  • Multiple levels
                  • Strong Clamp

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Shots
                    • Portraits
                    • Video
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Vanguard PH-32 Panhead:

                    Love the multiple levels. Solid when in use. Feels sure enough that I am not left cringing when mounting my D3 and favorite lens on it. I am really happy about this panhead being so light after feeling how sturdy it is because I hike in to all of my destinations. I got to use one borrowed from a pro photographer friend and I bought one the next week.

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