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Vanguard Tracker AP-284 Aluminum Monopod

B&H # VATAP284 Mfr # TRACKER AP-284
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • Strong Aluminum Alloy
  • 4-Section Monopod
  • 20.25" (51.4 cm) to 5.18' (1.67 m) High
  • Supports Up to 17.63 lbs (8 kg)
  • Weighs Just 1.25 lbs (0.57 kg)
  • One-Twist Leg Locks
  • Adjustable Spike or Rubber Swivel Foot

Vanguard's Tracker AP-284 Aluminum Monopod provides solid, lightweight camera support for up to 17.63 lbs (8 kg). The rugged aluminum alloy monopod weighs in at only 1.25 lbs (0.57 kg) and can be operated from 20.25" (51.4 cm) to 5.18' (1.67 m) off the ground. One-twist leg locks make adjusting the four sections a snap, and the adjustable spike or rubber swivel foot combined with the attached strap help you keep it steady on any terrain. An attached carabiner allows you to attach the monopod to a belt or camera bag.

Strong aluminum alloy
Four-section monopod works from 20.25" (51.4 cm) to 5.18' (1.67 m) high
Supports up to 17.63 lbs (8 kg)
Weighs just 1.26 lbs (0.57 kg)
One-twist leg locks
Adjustable spike or rubber swivel foot for any terrain
Works well with SBH ball heads; 1/4
Maximum Height 5.47' (1.67 m)
Folded Length 1.75' (53.5 cm)
Load Capacity 22 lbs (10 kg)
Leg Sections 4
Leg Lock Type Twist
Weight 1.52 lbs (0.69 kg)
Vanguard Tracker AP-284 Aluminum Monopod
  • 1/4" to 3/8" Adapter
  • Manufacturer's Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    VanguardTracker AP-284 Aluminum Monopod
     
    4.7

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Opens quickly (3)
    • Strong construction (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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        5.0

        Monopod for birding

        By Slim Jim

        from Marlton, NJ

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight
        • Opens Quickly
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Vanguard Tracker AP-284 Aluminum Monopod:

          Very well made, sturdy. Twist lock extensions are easy to use. Either spike or swivel pad at the bottom for use on all terrain. Comes with a handstrap and small carabiner for attachment to a belt or backpack. Matches nicely with the Alta Pro SBH-30 ball head. I use it with my D90 and 400MM F4 lens.

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          5.0

          Good value for money

          By Trombone One

          from Pennsylvania

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Lightweight
          • Opens Quickly
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Still photography
          • Walking Stick

          Comments about Vanguard Tracker AP-284 Aluminum Monopod:

          A very well-made, high-quality item. I use it as a walking stick as well as a monopod. It has a large swiveling foot and a comfortable dense foam grip, with a sturdy wrist strap. The sections extend easily and rapidly, and lock securely with a half turn. I now own two Vanguard items (the other is the Endeavor ED 8x42 binocular) and am impressed by the quality of them both.

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          4.0

          Very nice -- with one gripe

          By Greengecko

          from Ashburn, VA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great design
          • Opens Quickly
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Troublesome mount

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Vanguard Tracker AP-284 Aluminum Monopod:

          Overall the monopod has a very solid feel and looks real good. However, the included tool that installs the screw adapter is poorly designed and the teeth don't quite reach deep enough to tighten the adapter, which makes it difficult to attach the ballhead mount firmly and allows it to loosen up too easily. You can work your way through it, but I found it a bit annoying.

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