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Vanguard Auctus Plus 323AT 3-Section Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only)

B&H # VAAP323AT MFR # AUCTUS PLUS 323AT
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Product Highlights

  • Geared Center Column with Friction Knob
  • Anti-Sand, Anti-Dust Twist Locks on Legs
  • Spiked/Rubber Feet Plus Snowshoes
  • Maximum Height of 70.9"
  • Supports Loads Up to 39.7 lb
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The Vanguard Auctus Plus 323AT 3-Section Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only) is a heavy-duty, tall tripod that supports loads of almost 40 lb and facilitates extremely precise height adjustments by way of its advanced geared center column. It's a sturdy, versatile support for almost any head, camera & lens combination, for use in the studio or outdoors.

Setup of the 323AT is easy, as anti-rotation legs allow both of a leg's locks to be turned with a single twist of the wrist. These secure locks seal out dust and sand to ensure continued reliable performance even in adverse conditions. Leg scales help you ensure that the three legs are extended to the same height. With the legs and the center column fully extended, the tripod reaches a maximum height of 70.9".

The center column extends via the ultra-smooth Extreme Support Height Positioning (ESHP) wheel system, a dual-function wheel gear that has a finer or faster effect depending on whether its handle is flipped in or out. Further, there's a large friction-control knob underneath the canopy, which also enables control over the speed of the column's extension. The ESHP wheel system both facilitates extremely precise height adjustments and supports extremely heavy loads.

The tripod's all-terrain feet convert from anti-rust spikes to angled, textured rubber for smooth surfaces and other terrains. In addition, snow shoes are included; these "overshoes" help the tripod's feet from sinking into snow and sand.

Anti-shock ring under center column post
Innovative locking camera screw wheel
Legs adjust to 25°, 50°, and 80° angles for use on uneven terrain and for low-angle photography
Counterweight hook at the bottom of the center column allows added stability in windy conditions
Rubber foam warmers on all three legs mitigate the effects of extreme heat & cold and provide grip
Ring on chassis allows addition of a shoulder strap (not included)
Large bubble level
General
Load Capacity 39.7 lb (18 kg)
Head Attachment Fitting Reversible 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 screw
Maximum Height 70.9" (180 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended Not specified by manufacturer
Minimum Height Not specified by manufacturer
Folded Length 28" (71 cm)
Weight 8.60 lb (3.90 kg)
Legs
Material Aluminum
Diameter Maximum leg diameter: 32mm
Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
Leg Lock Type Twist lock
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet Yes/no (rubber covers for spikes)
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Geared
Center Column Sections 1
Vanguard Auctus Plus 323AT 3-Section Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only)
  • Snow Shoes
  • Heavy-Duty Bag
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    VanguardAuctus Plus 323AT 3-Section Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only)
     
    4.7

    (based on 3 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (3)
    • Unfolds quickly (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (3)
      • Night shots (3)
      • Portraits (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      great value

      By st

      from nola

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Good Stability
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Night Shots
      • Portraits

      Comments about Vanguard Auctus Plus 323AT 3-Section Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only):

      solid, heavy, with very few plastic parts - and fair enough, those parts are made of high quality plastic. these are the legs to get if you have a limited budget and stability is important but weight is not. i prefer twist locks and this delivers. the geared column is fantastic as long as you understand that the column is neither fast nor expertly precise (unless you take your time to finesse it).i have carried the auctus over my shoulder for a couple of weeks now with no complaints - but i probably wouldn't fly with them. just remember that nothing about setting up these legs is fast - but neither is it cumbersome or difficult.i can't imagine the auctus plus being anyone's only or do it all tripod. for most folks the next step up is probably a camera stand.

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      5.0

      Actus Plus - Top of the line tripod

      By none

      from Omaha, NE

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent Functionality
      • Good Stability
      • Unfolds Quickly
      • Well designed

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • HDR photography
        • Home
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Panoramic Photography
        • Portraits
        • Studio work
        • Video
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Vanguard Auctus Plus 323AT 3-Section Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only):

        This is a photographer's tripod. It is very solid, very flexible in terms of functionality, and easy to use. It extends to almost 6' in height and will get down right to the ground for macro work. I am very peased with this tripod and would remommend it to anyone who is seeking a high quality tripod with excellent funtionality.

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        4.0

        Easy to use, solid and heavy tripod legs

        By Vic the nature lover

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Portraits
        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Vanguard Auctus Plus 323AT 3-Section Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only):

        This tripod is solid and heavy enough for any of my camera needs. I am an intermediate, hobbyist photographer, and this should work for everything I will be doing. I only gave it 4 stars because the instructions are terrible for someone like me who needs them.

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