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Vanguard Abeo 283AB Tripod With Ballhead

B&H # VAA283AB Mfr # ABEO 283AB
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Product Highlights
  • Magnesium Die-Cast Construction
  • Load Capacity of 17.63 lb
  • Maximum Height of 5.51'
  • Weighs Just 5.73 lb
  • Leg Angles of 25, 50, and 80 Degrees
  • SBH-100 Ballhead Included
  • All-Weather Large Foam Grips
  • Non-Slip Hexagon-Shaped Center Column
  • Folded Height of 28.87"

The Abeo 283AB Tripod With Ballhead from Vanguard is a stable, lightweight, and reliable magnesium die-cast tripod equipped with the popular magnesium SBH-100 ballhead. It supports up to 17.63 lb and has a maximum height of 5.51'. This sleek tripod folds down to 28.87" for convenient transport and storage. Quick-flip leg locks and a hexagonal-shaped center column make set-up fast and easy. The legs can each adjust individually to a 25-, 50-, or 80-degree angle. A low-angle adapter makes getting those unique low shots easier than ever. Thick foam on the upper part of each leg makes the tripod easy and comfortable to handle even in cold, wet weather.

Magnesium die-cast construction
Legs adjust to 25°, 50°, and 80° angles with a quick release button
Thick foam on legs enable a secure grip even in slippery weather
Quick-flip leg locks enable fast setup and are tension adjustable
Hexagon-shaped central column stays in position
Low-angle adapter is quick and easy to set up
General
Load Capacity 17.63 lb (8 kg)
Maximum Height 5.52' (1.68 m)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended Not specified by manufacturer
Folded Length 28.93" (73.5 cm)
Weight 5.73 lb (2.6 kg)
Head
Head Type Ballhead
Quick Release Yes, QS-39
Legs
Material Magnesium die-cast
Leg Stages/Sections 3
Leg Lock Type Flip-lock
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet No
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Rapid
Center Column Sections 1
Bubble Level Yes, 3
Vanguard Abeo 283AB Tripod With Ballhead
  • SBH-100 Ball Head
  • Carrying Bag
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    VanguardAbeo 283AB Tripod With Ballhead
     
    4.7

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (8)
    • Stable (8)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Unfolds quickly (6)
    • Durable (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (13)
      • Portraits (7)
      • Video (7)
      • Wildlife photos (6)
      • Night shots (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (7), Semi-pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (14)

      Reviewed by 18 customers

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      4.0

      Great Deal, Very Sturdy

      By Krystina

      from Atlanta

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vanguard Abeo 283AB Tripod With Ballhead:

          I found this to be an excellent deal for the weight the tripod can support. It is heavy duty, locks into place securely, and I love the range of motion the ballhead provides. I didn't give it a 5 star for two reasons. One, as someone else mentioned, the lack of a d-ring on the screw means you have to use the provided tool (or a screwdriver) each time you want to attach the mounting plate to the camera or remove it. Second, the lack of any kind of handle on the tripod head makes adjusting the camera tricky during filming, especially if the equipment is heavy. I imagine that would make adjusting for action photography tricky as well.

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          5.0

          TOP QUALITY TRIPOD BY FAR

          By MAVRICK

          from IOWA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Vanguard Abeo 283AB Tripod With Ballhead:

            First Vanguard tripod we have purchased and from now on it will be a Vanguard product. It is of the highest quality and workmanship on the market.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great Tripod at the right price

            By Zack

            from canada

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

            • None at this time

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Time Lapse
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Vanguard Abeo 283AB Tripod With Ballhead:

            This is a great tripod for the price. For Canadian shoppers the price is okay. As a tripod it is great. It even came with a bag that was not in the description,

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Solid tripod

            By Tyler

            from Oklahoma

            Comments about Vanguard Abeo 283AB Tripod With Ballhead:

            Feels very solid with my canon 7d. Have to anticipate angle drop due to lens weight when locking angle into position, but that will happen with any tripod head. Working great.

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            5.0

            Great Tripod

            By Blumoon

            from Sarasota, FL

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Ball Head
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Video
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Vanguard Abeo 283AB Tripod With Ballhead:

              I bought this tripod to takes pictures of items to sell on @. It works great. Easy to adjust the leg height, and the ball head is awesome. I also like the two levels, and the push button release mount.B&H had the best price on the internet, and shipping and communication was fast.

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              • No

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              5.0

              I would buy this product again.

              By Edek

              from NJ

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Video

                Comments about Vanguard Abeo 283AB Tripod With Ballhead:

                Great tripod, i used for video.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Good tripod

                By Frum Pilot

                from New York

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Vanguard Abeo 283AB Tripod With Ballhead:

                      I previously had a similar Vangard tripod and was happy with that one. I therfore stayed with the same brand. The only thing I don't like about it is that the plate doesn't have a "D ring" to fasten it to the camera. Either you use a coin or the supplied tool. Also (as with a Manfrotto ball head I've had) If you put a heavier lens on it, It will sag ever so slightly, so you need to compensate to to get it exactly where you want it. But for this price point it was an excellent excellent value

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                      5.0

                      Great solid tripod

                      By Jay

                      from San Jose, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Vanguard Abeo 283AB Tripod With Ballhead:

                        This is my first "real" tripod. Big difference from the entry level plastic ones. Solid, holds big camera very stable. Lots of positioning options.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Perfect for the price

                        By Wil

                        from Baton Rouge, LA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Vanguard Abeo 283AB Tripod With Ballhead:

                          This tripod has a very good quality that compares to others that are more than twice the price.
                          It holds very, very steady my full frame with the heavy 24-70mm f2.8 and even the 70-200mm f2.8. Of course the latter uses the tripod mount in the lense that allows a perfect weight balance right on top of the head of the tripod.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          i love it!

                          By tam

                          from pennsylvania

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Vanguard Abeo 283AB Tripod With Ballhead:

                            i use the item with my nikon d7000 and also use a 500 lens on it, holds the weight and the head is so smooth! great for videos, no jerking. nice item! and the price was very good on sale at $.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great product

                            By Camera man

                            from Riverside, CA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Pros

                            • Good Stability
                            • Lightweight
                            • Unfolds Quickly

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Vanguard Abeo 283AB Tripod With Ballhead:

                              This it's my second Vanguard tripod, high quality and very stable, the SBH-100 ballhead smooth and easy to adjust, mount with my Sony SLT-A99 and 28-75mm lens. so happy with this model purchase, also come with tripod bag too.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great

                              By nortonpics

                              from Union City, MI

                              About Me Photography Student

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Stability
                              • Lightweight
                              • Unfolds Quickly

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Vanguard Abeo 283AB Tripod With Ballhead:

                                Very strong and steady.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Solid and steady

                                By Michigan Mom

                                from Michigan

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Intuitive
                                • Lightweight
                                • Stable
                                • Unfolds Quickly

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Night Shots
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Vanguard Abeo 283AB Tripod With Ballhead:

                                  My husband bought this to replace a 30 year old tripod that was not durable enough to hold my latest gear. I am running a Canon 60D with a multitude of lenses depending on the shoot.

                                  Most recently I set the tripod up to shoot astro photography. It worked fantastic. We were shooting in near black conditions with just red light support. I was shooting between uneven ground, on a hill and off a ski ramp with a grooved floor. It leveled easily and held firm. The tripod was easy to adjust, intuitive to the touch and overall did a nice job.

                                  I like that it came with two plates. I LOVE having an extra for my second body and a back up if I lose my original. I did have some trouble with the plate coming loose during the shoot, but I think it might be a user error.

                                  She is an excellent addition to my ever grown collection of goodies!

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                                  • Yes

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                                  5.0

                                  Very well built

                                  By nortonpics

                                  from Union City, MI

                                  About Me Photography Student

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Good Stability
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Wildlife

                                    Comments about Vanguard Abeo 283AB Tripod With Ballhead:

                                    I use with my SONY a58 and Sigma 150-500mm lens for wildlife. Strong feel and support. Very sturdy.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Buy

                                    By Nicholas M

                                    from NYC

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Good Stability
                                    • Unfolds Quickly

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Night Shots
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Video
                                      • Weddings/Events

                                      Comments about Vanguard Abeo 283AB Tripod With Ballhead:

                                      I came to purchase this item as I needed a tripod strong enough to support 42 inch slider. This slider does its job well and very sturdy. My only complaint is the knob design on the ball head provided just doesn't allow the user to tighten or loosen as needed. But it could also be due to the fact that I'm using a slider so hence I've kept the rating at 5 stars. You won't be disappointed at all in this tripod and especially for the price. The controls are very simply and allow for easy assembly/setup.

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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      great purchase

                                      By P & P

                                      from New Jersey

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Good Stability

                                      Cons

                                      • Heavy

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home
                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Wildlife

                                      Comments about Vanguard Abeo 283AB Tripod With Ballhead:

                                      easy to use, a tad on the heavy side, but recommend...

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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Great solid tripod

                                      By Jason

                                      from Jersey City, New Jersey

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Good Stability
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Unfolds Quickly

                                      Cons

                                      • Fixed Ballhead

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home
                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Night Shots
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Video

                                      Comments about Vanguard Abeo 283AB Tripod With Ballhead:

                                      This tripod is perfect for my many needs. Indoor, outdoor, time-lapse, astrophotography etc. Its fairly lightweight and mobile. Very solid in construction and easy to setup in a hurry. Ball head is smooth in movement and secures confidently. For the price you get real value for money.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Best tripod ever

                                      By Laucas

                                      from Montreal, Canada

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Folds Small
                                      • Good Stability
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Unfolds Quickly

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

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

                                        Comments about Vanguard Abeo 283AB Tripod With Ballhead:

                                        Very steady, very nice ballhead included, usefull for stills and video super fluid for video shooting and nice portrait feature

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                                        • No

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