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Vanguard Auctus 283AT Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only)

B&H # VAA283AT MFR # AUCTUS 283AT
Vanguard Auctus 283AT Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only)

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Product Highlights

  • Aluminum Alloy
  • Innovative Locking Camera Screw Wheel
  • Anti-Sand, Anti-Dust Leg Locks
  • Legs Adjust to 3 Angles
  • All-Terrain Spiked/Rubber Feet
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Price: $299.99

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You Pay: $199.99

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This stable, lightweight Auctus 283AT Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only) from Vanguard is designed for versatility--from location to studio in the blink of an eye. It features leg locks that are exceptionally strong, stable and seal out dust and sand.

Quick twist leg locks make setup fast and easy. All-terrain feet convert from anti-rust spikes to angled, textured rubber for use on any terrain. The legs adjust to 25°, 50° and 80° angles for use on uneven terrain and for low-angle photography. Other features include a locking camera screw wheel, large bubble level, anti-shock ring, leg scales for precise height adjustment, rubber foam grips and bonus snow shoes.

Dust- and sand-deterring, rock-solid, strong leg locks provide reliable protection
All-terrain feet convert from anti-rust spikes to angled, textured rubber
Aluminum alloy
Innovative locking camera screw wheel
Legs adjust to 3 angles for uneven terrain and low-angle photography
UPC: 026196339472
General
Load Capacity 30.9 lbs (14 kg)
Maximum Height 5.57' (1.69 m)
Folded Length 26.75" (68 cm)
Weight 7.06 lbs (3.02 kg)
Legs
Material Aluminum alloy
Leg Stages/Sections 3
Leg Lock Type Twist lock
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet Yes
Bubble Level Yes
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Rapid
Center Column Sections 1
Packaging Info
Package Weight 10.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 29.3 x 6.8 x 6.0"
Vanguard Auctus 283AT Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only)
  • Tripod Bag
  • Snow Shoes
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    VanguardAuctus 283AT Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only)
     
    4.2

    (based on 6 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    • 3 Stars

       

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    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Locks in tight (4)
    • Good footing (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Reviewed by 6 customers

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    5.0

    Best bang for the buck.

    By YNP_Shooter

    from Yellowstone N.P.

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easily Adjusted
    • Good Footing
    • Locks In Tight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Outdoors
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Vanguard Auctus 283AT Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only):

      easy to setup and take down, foot snow shoes work great for me in all seasons. nothing bad about this product.

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      5.0

      Perfect Tripod Legs

      By Jake

      from Buffalo NY

      Comments about Vanguard Auctus 283AT Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only):

      I am an outdoors enthusiast and was looking for a tripod that was sturdy and light weight to be carried while hiking or things of that nature. This tripod is the perfect companion for me, it is very sturdy and versatile with all its functions. Very well made, and thought out. I recomend purchasing these tripod legs.

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      5.0

      Yes I will suggest this tripod

      By Rama

      from Washington DC

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Locks In Tight

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Vanguard Auctus 283AT Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only):

        for his price I see difficult to find something better, especialy with the [$]$ promotion.it is solid and work well, I have a 5d mIII that with lenses can be kind of heavy and give me no problem holding it.Being heavy is worth it to invest more money and buy a corbon fiber.But if you want performance and save money this is a good choice.I'm using it with a manfrott video heavy duty head that is a good mix

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        5.0

        Great Tripod

        By Brendan Buschi

        from Milton, DE

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easily Adjusted
        • Good Footing
        • Lightweight
        • Locks In Tight
        • Smooth Movement

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Outdoors
          • Portraits
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Vanguard Auctus 283AT Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only):

          This is a rock solid tripod. It is versatile and easy to use. I got this for both inside and outside work. I also own the plus version of this tripod and I use that for my studio work. I got this for everything else. I plan to take it out for nature/landscape photography.

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          4.0

          Heavy duty

          By Nancy

          from Missouri

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Good Footing
          • Heavy Duty
          • Locks In Tight

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Outdoors
          • Portraits

          Comments about Vanguard Auctus 283AT Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only):

          I have been using the Vanguard Auctus 283AT tripod for 8 months, mainly for outdoor portrait sessions. This tripod is a tank and can take the wear and tear of heavy use and not so friendly conditions. I love the large all-terrain web feet and have used this tripod on rocks, dirt, grass, mulch, sand, strong wind, and steep slopes without any worries. The twist-to-loosen leg locks take me a little more time to adjust than snap locks, but are rock solid when tight and I've never had them loosen. I use the Manfrotto 324RC2 Joystick ball head with this tripod and have never had an issue with the ball head coming loose.

          Only two negative things:
          1. Occasionally one of the all-terrain feet pop off the spike when I bump it a certain way. I would prefer the feet to be a little more difficult to remove.
          2. Like I said it's a tank. If you're looking for a lightweight tripod in the field, this one is not for you. I would never want to hike very far with it.

          I would definitely buy this tripod again, if needed, but I'm I thinking this one may out last me.

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          1.0

          Poor design & build. This unit Fails!

          By Alan

          from Ann Arbor, MI

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Flimsy Construction

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vanguard Auctus 283AT Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only):

            I bought this tripod two years ago from a local photo store. Since my purchase I have experienced constant problems with Manfrotto head coming loose. It seems I spend about 2 hours every month trying to re-attach the head to this pair of sticks. One time I even brought the unit to the Vangaurd headquarters here in Michigan and they "fixed" it on the spot. That lasted about 1 month. This unit is extremely frustrating as here I am again, the night before a shoot, trying to fix the tripod because of Vangaurd's poor design and craftsmanship. I would NOT recommend this product to anyone.

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