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Vanguard PH-10 Tilting Head

You Pay: $29.99
Product Highlights
  • Ideal for Monopods
  • Tilts ±90°
  • Supports Up to 10.8 lb
  • Weighs Less Than 8 oz

The Vanguard PH-10 Tilting Head is a simple, convenient mount for a camera when you're using a device such as a monopod. The head tilts from +90° to -90°, which is a much better alternative to tilting the monopod itself and therefore upsetting the weight balance of your camera support. Tilt the PH-10 instead, and your monopod retains its vertical integrity.

The PH-10 weighs less than 8 oz and supports up to 10.8 lb, so you can attach many camcorders and most DSLR camera/lens combinations, as well as any point & shoot models. The head features a standard 1/4"-20 screw.

Load Capacity 10.8 lb (4.9 kg)
Quick Release No
Spirit Level No
Tension Control No
Separate Panning Lock N/A
Tilt Range -90° to +90°
Pan Range
Tripod Mount Thread Size Not specified by manufacturer
Height 3" (7.5 cm)
Fold-up Height 2.4" (6.0 cm)
Maximum Diameter Not specified by manufacturer
Weight 7.9 oz (225 g)
Vanguard PH-10 Tilting Head
  • 5 Year Limited Warranty
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    VanguardPH-10 Tilting Head
     
    4.5

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attaches firmly (9)
    • Stable (9)
    • Strong clamp (6)
    • Large range of motion (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (5)
      • Sports/action (5)
      • Wildlife (5)
      • Travel (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (5), Semi-pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (12)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great alternative to the Manfrotto 234

      I use this product on my monopod and it works like a charm. I mounted a Pentax K5 with a DA* 50-135mm f/2.8 lens and it stays put at any angle up...Read complete review

      I use this product on my monopod and it works like a charm. I mounted a Pentax K5 with a DA* 50-135mm f/2.8 lens and it stays put at any angle up to 90 degrees. My buddy has the Manfrotto 234, and we both agree that the Vanguard's build quality is more solid than the Manfrotto. The clamp is strong and locks tightly with no movement. It's perfect for a monopod.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      You get what you pay for

      I use it on a monopod with a 400mm 5.6 telephoto lens. The verticle movement is all I need but it tends to move a little even after it is tightened as hard as...Read complete review

      I use it on a monopod with a 400mm 5.6 telephoto lens. The verticle movement is all I need but it tends to move a little even after it is tightened as hard as I do it.

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      4.0

      Almost Perfect

      By Ben Thomas

      from Bedford Mass

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action

        Comments about Vanguard PH-10 Tilting Head:

        If you use a Mono Pod you will need a 'head'. This head is not the normallyused types (Ball) or (Pano). The mono head uses but one of the 6 possible axis.The PH-10 does that very nicely...........BUT what the designers got wrong, completely wrong was the lower attachment point of the head. The present one is 1/4". If the head wasmade for the casual type I would never write this note. The designers mustchange the bottom attachment hole to 3/8" which is the standard.

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        4.0

        Solid, no complaints

        By vancekardos

        from Spokane Wa

        Comments about Vanguard PH-10 Tilting Head:

        This is a nice, solid tilt head. I would recommend it to anyone on a budget.

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        5.0

        PH-10 Tilting Head by Vanguard

        By CanonGuy

        from Liberty Hill, Texas

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Vanguard PH-10 Tilting Head:

          So far I have only used it just once and it works very well for my use on my Tracker monopod by Vanguard from what I see I'll get lots of years of use with this product!

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          • No

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          4.0

          Sturdy with concerns

          By iPhone Photographer

          from Alexandria, VA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate 90º Tilt
          • Attaches Firmly
          • Good Stability

          Cons

          • Heavy
          • No Vertical Mark

          Best Uses

          • Iphone Panorama Photos

          Comments about Vanguard PH-10 Tilting Head:

          I bought the PH-10 to use with my iPhone, monopod (Manfrotto 790B), and Glif (from StudioNeat). While the PH-10 is not needed for landscape photos (I just use the monopod and Glif), it is useful for panorama photos taken in portrait orientation, a significant iPhone 5s feature. I wanted a tilting head without the added bulk of quick release and the PH-10 meets the requirement. It tilts easily 90º left or right and stops at a perfect right angle. Returning it to vertical requires guess work since there is no mark or click. In addition, the PH-10 weighs almost as much as my iPhone, monopod and Glif combined. If feels well built and sturdy, but it is too heavy for my intended use. I'll keep it until I find a replacement.

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          5.0

          Whole new angle...

          By Sid H.

          from Houston, Texas

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Firmly
          • Good Stability

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Vanguard PH-10 Tilting Head:

            I purchased this to use with my Giottos Monopod & it works GREAT!! I now can pan up or down and keep an upright stability with the monopod rather quickly. Perfect combination for my bigger lenses in the field.

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            5.0

            Tilt Head works great for panos

            By TERRY

            from Los Angeles CA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Metal Construction
            • Quality Craftsmanship
            • Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Pano Photography

              Comments about Vanguard PH-10 Tilting Head:

              I got this to tilt the pan head on a 360 pano head. You can capture rows by slightly tilting the head. I only wanted tilt up/down movement and this works great. The quality is much better than I expected, the head is made of all metal. From the picture it looks like plastic and there is nothing mentioned about materials in the product description. BH is fast shipping on this item to the West Coast.

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              5.0

              must have item

              By steve

              from alabama

              About Me Photography Student

              Pros

              • Attaches Firmly
              • Good Stability
              • Strong Clamp

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Vanguard PH-10 Tilting Head:

                lets get the bad out of the way ok this camera does move 90 degree but u have to untighten your camera turn the camera and retighten it to make go into the portrait mode other then that its great its lightweight I use on a another monopod that is made for traveling and it goes great together so if you are seeking a lightweight traveling monopod head to use you have found it

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                5.0

                Works well on my monopod!

                By thg3

                from La Quinta, California

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Firmly
                • Good Stability

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Portraits
                  • Travel
                  • Video

                  Comments about Vanguard PH-10 Tilting Head:

                  I needed a way to tilt my camera on my monopod and this is the perfect solution. Vanguard makes a very good product.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent Product

                  By Ozzyhead

                  from Hopatcong, NJ

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Vanguard PH-10 Tilting Head:

                      Very impressed with the Vanguard line-up. Recently purchase a tripod and a monopod from them. Construction is excellent, very stable, clamps are strong, very good start-up company.

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                      4.0

                      Good product!!

                      By Tim the photo taker

                      from NY

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Firmly
                      • Good Stability
                      • Strong Clamp

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Vanguard PH-10 Tilting Head:

                          Was what I was looking for. Arrived quick.Worked great.

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Gets your camera just where you need it

                          By Jim

                          from Tullahoma, TN

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Telephoto lenses
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about Vanguard PH-10 Tilting Head:

                          I use the PH-10 to top off my monopod. Its added 3 inch height allows me to get my DSLR to a comfortable eye level, with a little room to make adjustments. The tilt allows the monopod shaft to remain vertical while pointing the camera upward or downward, making the monopod much more versatile.

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great alternative to the Manfrotto 234

                          By Captain Ahab

                          from Chicago, IL

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Firmly
                          • Excellent materials
                          • Good Stability
                          • Strong Clamp
                          • Well built quality

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Vanguard PH-10 Tilting Head:

                          I use this product on my monopod and it works like a charm. I mounted a Pentax K5 with a DA* 50-135mm f/2.8 lens and it stays put at any angle up to 90 degrees. My buddy has the Manfrotto 234, and we both agree that the Vanguard's build quality is more solid than the Manfrotto. The clamp is strong and locks tightly with no movement. It's perfect for a monopod.

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                          • No

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                          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          You get what you pay for

                          By norm

                          from Tucson

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Weak Clamp

                            Best Uses

                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Vanguard PH-10 Tilting Head:

                            I use it on a monopod with a 400mm 5.6 telephoto lens. The verticle movement is all I need but it tends to move a little even after it is tightened as hard as I do it.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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