Vanguard PH-12 Three-Way Pan Head

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Vanguard PH-12 Three-Way Pan Head


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Product Highlights

  • Three-Way Pan Head
  • Supports Up to 6.61 lb
  • Tilts +90° to -60° Degrees
  • Smooth Three-Way Panning Movement
  • Made of Magnesium Alloy
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Vanguard's PH-12 Three-Way Pan Head is a lightweight Vanguard pan head. It's a three-way head made from magnesium alloy and weighing just 12.34 oz, with smooth three-way movement. It supports as much as 6.61 lb, and has a tilt range of +90° to -60°, and +90° to -30°. A QS-50 quick release shoe is included.

Three-way movement
Made of magnesium alloy
Lightweight--just 12.34 oz
Tilt +90° to -60°
+90° to -30°
Pan 360°
Load Capacity 6.6 lb (3 kg)
Height 2.83" (72 mm)
Weight 12.34 oz (350 g)
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.6 x 5.0 x 3.5"
Vanguard PH-12 Three-Way Pan Head
  • QS-50 Quick Release Shoe
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


    nicely built, limited compatibility

    By Matt

    from Decatur, GA

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    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Lightweight


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      Comments about Vanguard PH-12 Three-Way Pan Head:

      I bought this looking for a lightweight, compact pan head for a Velbon Rexi L tripod. It meets the first two requirements, but unfortunately it is not compatible with the Velbon mounting plate (or Manfrotto, or similar width base). The lever that locks the pan movement at the base of the head locks in the DOWN position, so if your mounting plate is wider than the base of the head, the lever is blocked from locking, as it cannot clear the baseplate to enter the DOWN position. Perhaps it is designed for a particular Vanguard tripod that has a narrower mounting plate than mine. It's a nice product, especially for the price, but unfortunately it has to go back.

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      Quick Release Plates

      Vanguard - QS-50 Quick-Release Plate for PH-22 and PH-12 Pan Heads
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