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Vanguard VS-82 2-Section Table-Top Tripod with 2-Way Pan Head

B&H # VAVS82 Mfr # VS-82
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Product Highlights
  • Maximum Height of 9.8"
  • Folds to 9"
  • Pans 360°
  • Tilts Forward & Back
  • Supports Up to 5.5 lb
  • Weighs Less Than 1 lb

The Vanguard VS-82 Table-Top Tripod with 2-Way Pan Head is a simple, compact tripod for shooting from a table top or other flat surface with a camera or compact camcorder. The VS-82 features full 360° panning with its pan bar, and front-to-back tilt. As such it's a great choice for simple video projects or table-top photography.

Offering a maximum height of 9.8", the tripod has 2-section legs and a center column, so it folds up to a compact (9") package for easy transport in a purse or backpack.

Lightweight – weighs less than 1 lb
Compact size for transport in purses and pockets
2-way pan head swivels 360°
Maximum Height 9.8" (25.0 cm)
Minimum Height Not specified by manufacturer
Folded Length 9.1" (23.0 cm)
Load Capacity 5.5 lb (2.5 kg)
Leg Sections 2
Leg Lock Type Twist lock
Center Column Sections 1
Center Column Type Rapid
Male Thread Size 1/4"-20
Weight 13.8 oz (390 g)
Vanguard VS-82 2-Section Table-Top Tripod with 2-Way Pan Head
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty
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    VanguardVS-82 2-Section Table-Top Tripod with 2-Way Pan Head
     
    4.7

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (16)
    • Large range of motion (8)
    • Attaches firmly (7)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Compact (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (7)
      • Travel (7)
      • Landscape/scenery (6)
      • Night shots (6)
      • Video (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (8), Semi-pro photographer (4), Casual photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (17)

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      5.0

      Easy to use, great product!

      By Sammyboy

      from Ventura, CA

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Stabilization

        Comments about Vanguard VS-82 2-Section Table-Top Tripod with 2-Way Pan Head:

        Very portable, Easy to use, extremely strong, and a fantastic product overall!

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        4.0

        Nice little tripod

        By Craig

        from Knightsen, Ca

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vanguard VS-82 2-Section Table-Top Tripod with 2-Way Pan Head:

            Nice little tripod, definitely can bear some weight, I put a D7000 with a battery camera pack and a 70-300mm lens on it and it held fine. I will mount a 7" monitor on it when I buy one and I can see that it will still have no problem holding it also. No way will it hold a vertical position though (it will tip over), you would have to find something that would allow the camera to be switched to vertical keeping the weight over the tripod head. You are getting more than your money's worth.

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            5.0

            VANGUARD TRIPOD

            By NEIGHBOR

            from NEWARK, OHIO

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Built Well
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Won't Take A Heavy Scope

            Best Uses

            • Spotting Scope Shooting

            Comments about Vanguard VS-82 2-Section Table-Top Tripod with 2-Way Pan Head:

            I USE IT FOR A TABLE TOP SPOTTING SCOPE. IT IS EASY TO SET UP AND IT FITS IN THE SCOPE CARRING CASE.
            IT IS A LTTLE SHAKEY BUT WHEN IT IS ALL SAID AND DONE IT WORKS JUST FINE

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            5.0

            As a table top tripod - works great

            By Gitzer

            from Burlington, VT

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Product Photos
              • Still-life Photos

              Comments about Vanguard VS-82 2-Section Table-Top Tripod with 2-Way Pan Head:

              Make no mistake, this is a table top tripod, not one to use in place of a normal tripod. As such, it works perfectly, very sturdy. I purchased this model over others for two reasons, it has custom feet that are designed to hold it firmly in place on a flat surface. None of the other table top tripods have this feature. Also, from the images on line it looked to have a fairly low minimum height, but nowhere could I find that dimension listed. Now that I have it I can report that the minimum height is 7.5" - pretty good, works for me.

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              4.0

              Great little tripod for hiking mountain.

              By Larry

              from Richmond, VA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Folds Small
              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Cumbersome

              Best Uses

              • Hikiing

              Comments about Vanguard VS-82 2-Section Table-Top Tripod with 2-Way Pan Head:

              Lightweight, sturdy, easy to put I a backpack on mountain trails. Only drawback is that camera mounts directly to tripod, no plate. This is a bit awkward

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              4.0

              Sturdy and useful

              By Keyser Soze

              from Rochester Hills, MI

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Stability

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots

                Comments about Vanguard VS-82 2-Section Table-Top Tripod with 2-Way Pan Head:

                It has that plastic feel but is sturdy enough to provide good and solid stand when hauling a big and heavy tripod is not possible.

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                4.0

                Handy & Happy

                By Jrat

                from Puget Sound

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Stability

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Vanguard VS-82 2-Section Table-Top Tripod with 2-Way Pan Head:

                  Nice compact product. does a good job with a heavy spotting scope.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent

                  By RR inc.

                  from NY

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Firmly
                  • Good Stability
                  • Large Range of Motion

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Night Shots

                    Comments about Vanguard VS-82 2-Section Table-Top Tripod with 2-Way Pan Head:

                    This is a very well made, good looking , functional mini Tripod. Fits right into my carry on luggage and supported my camera very well

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                    4.0

                    VS-82 2-Section Table-Top Tripod

                    By nick

                    from colorado

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Firmly
                    • Good Stability
                    • Large Range of Motion

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Vanguard VS-82 2-Section Table-Top Tripod with 2-Way Pan Head:

                      So far so good. I got this for doing some macro work and its has proven to work well. It supports my 5D with a heavy lens probably close to 5 pounds. Even at a steep vertical angle it hols up very well. Light and compact, sturdy build. Only bummer is the baseplate cannot be removed so you have to keep the camera attached at all times unless unscrewed.

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                      5.0

                      Small and nice Cheapod

                      By Isr

                      from MX

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Cheap
                      • Good Stability
                      • Large Range of Motion
                      • Small

                      Cons

                      • Small Range

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Travel
                      • Video

                      Comments about Vanguard VS-82 2-Section Table-Top Tripod with 2-Way Pan Head:

                      I use this tripod for travel and quick set ups.

                      It's small, cheap and very stable. You can have great control over the pan head.

                      You miss some of the features of more advanced models (like more axis or quick release), but as a first tripod you can be sure this is a good option.

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                      5.0

                      Great little tripod

                      By dalalaboi

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Firmly
                      • Good Stability
                      • Large Range of Motion
                      • Portable
                      • Sturdy

                      Cons

                      • Cannot Pivot To Portrait

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Vanguard VS-82 2-Section Table-Top Tripod with 2-Way Pan Head:

                      Product is super portable and very stable. I have it on a Canon T2i with a battery grip and a Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 lens. Overall very happy with it. The value you receive from this is amazing. This is awesome for videos (remember to take off image stablization or equivalent).

                      Note to all that it cannot turn on its side to take portrait pictures/videos.

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                      5.0

                      Compact and Usefull

                      By VJ

                      from Chennai, India

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Good Stability
                      • Value for money

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Travel
                        • Video

                        Comments about Vanguard VS-82 2-Section Table-Top Tripod with 2-Way Pan Head:

                        Stable, Compact and very useful tripod.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        A REAL JEWEL

                        By gdale1953

                        from Teaneck NJ

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Night Shots
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Vanguard VS-82 2-Section Table-Top Tripod with 2-Way Pan Head:

                          This small table top tripod is worth every penny it cost, beautiful design excellent stability easy to fix, light weight

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Compact Tripod that rocks!

                          By sleepy

                          from Huntsville, Alabama

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Pros

                          • Good Stability
                          • Large Range of Motion
                          • Strong Clamp

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Vanguard VS-82 2-Section Table-Top Tripod with 2-Way Pan Head:

                            Small & Compact, easy to use and setup, the Pan Head is easily adjustable to position desired.
                            The foot of this Vanguard is very stable I placed it 7 feet high and it holds the small digital camera and webcam in its place without falling.

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                            5.0

                            Neat little Pod

                            By Mark

                            from Sunny CA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Stability

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Portraits
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Vanguard VS-82 2-Section Table-Top Tripod with 2-Way Pan Head:

                              Well made at a good price.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              VS-82 tripod

                              By Dave T.

                              from Sacramento, CA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Firmly
                              • Good Stability
                              • Large Range of Motion

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Wildlife

                                Comments about Vanguard VS-82 2-Section Table-Top Tripod with 2-Way Pan Head:

                                Great tabletop tripod for the price. I use it to mount my spotting scope and it has worked perfectly.It is extremely stable and the 2 way panning makes it easy to use.

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                                5.0

                                VS-82 2-Section Table-Top Tripod with 2-

                                By Sheila B

                                from New York, New York

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Blogs
                                  • Home
                                  • Video

                                  Comments about Vanguard VS-82 2-Section Table-Top Tripod with 2-Way Pan Head:

                                  I use this products exactly as its recommended. I use it to prop my DSLR Camera right off my desk. I like that the range of motion is not limited. I like its sturdy design and the fact that its so easy to put away once I am done. Love this purchase especially the price.

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                                  4.0

                                  Works well

                                  By @tiagomoller

                                  from New York, NY

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attaches Firmly
                                  • Good Stability

                                  Cons

                                  • Complicated Controls

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home
                                  • Travel
                                  • Video

                                  Comments about Vanguard VS-82 2-Section Table-Top Tripod with 2-Way Pan Head:

                                  It's works like as its possible. Of course that it made for small cameras.

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