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Vanguard Abeo Pro 283CGH Carbon Fiber Tripod with GH-300T Grip Head

B&H # VAAP283CGH Mfr # ABEO PRO 283CGH
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You Pay: $399.00
Product Highlights
  • GH-300T Grip Head Included
  • Carbon Fiber Construction
  • Nikon and Canon Shutter Release Cables
  • Load Capacity of 13.2 lb
  • Maximum Height of 70.23"
  • Leg Angles of 25, 50, and 80 Degrees
  • Angled Rubber Feet With Snow/Sand Shoes
  • All-Weather Foam Grips
  • Quick Height Adjustment Center Column
  • Folded Height of 33.25"

The Abeo Pro 283CGH Carbon Fiber Tripod with GH-300T Grip Head from Vanguard brings together two products whose hallmark is flexibility, versatility and light weight. The rapid height adjustment center column pans 360 degrees, and thanks to Vanguard's Multi-Angle Central Column system, allows users to move the central column from 0 to 180-degree angles in variable vertical and horizontal positions for leveling. The column and the legs secure with quick-flip locks. The legs, which are partially sheathed in foam for easy handling, individually spread to 25, 50, and 80 degree angles to adjust for rough terrain. The rubber feet are convertible to spikes for turf or shoes for snow or sand.

The GH-300T Grip Head has a built-in remote shutter release control that allows you to shoot without removing your hand from the grip so that you don't miss any of the action. The head features dual panning axis and a 72 click-stop panning base for seamless panoramic photography.

Tripod

Lightweight, yet strong, diamond-woven carbon fiber legs for maximum stability
Legs adjust to 25°, 50°, and 80° angles with a quick release button
Rubber feet that convert to spikes for rough terrain, plus a bonus set of snow/sand feet for soft, unstable terrain
Thick foam on legs enable a secure grip in hot, cold, and wet weather
Quick-flip leg locks enable fast setup and are tension adjustable
Anti-spin center column
Low-angle adapter is quick and easy to set up

Grip Head

GH-300T grip head with built-in remote shutter release control.
72 Click-stop panning base, ensure precise panoramic photography

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Material Carbon Fiber
Maximum Height 70.23" (178.4 cm)
Folded Length 33.25" (84.4 cm)
Leg Stages/Sections 3
Independent Leg Spread Yes, 25, 50, and 80 degree angles
Feet Rubber feet, spikes, snow/sand shoes
Center Brace No
Leg Lock Type Flip-lock
Leg Tube Diameters 1 1/8"(28 mm)
Center Column Sections 1
Center Column Type Rapid
Adjustments:
0 to 180 degree variable in vertical and horizontal positions
360 Degree column pivot
Bubble Level Yes, 1
Load Capacity 13.2 lb (6.0 kg)
Weight 6.7 lb (3.05 kg)
Head
Head Type GH-300T, grip handle ball head
Quick Release Yes, with QS-60 camera plate
Bubble Level Yes, 2
Adjustments Swivel: 360 degrees
Tilt: +90 to -8 degrees
Load Capacity 13.2 lb (6.0 kg)
Dimensions Height: 7.25" (18.4 cm)
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Vanguard Abeo Pro 283CGH Carbon Fiber Tripod with GH-300T Grip Head
  • ABEO Pro 283CGH Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • GH-300T Grip Head
  • TC1 Shutter Cable for GH-300T Pistol Grip Ball Head
  • TN1 Shutter Cable for GH-300T Pistol Grip Ball Head
  • Set of Snow/Sand Shoes
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    VanguardAbeo Pro 283CGH Carbon Fiber Tripod with GH-300T Grip Head
     
    4.3

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (4)
    • Durable (3)
    • Unfolds quickly (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (4)
      • Travel (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

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      5.0

      Excellent Tripod

      By CHICHO RBN

      from Perú, Arequipa

      Comments about Vanguard Abeo Pro 283CGH Carbon Fiber Tripod with GH-300T Grip Head:

      Is an excellent tripod, gives security and versatility to the camera and the gun is also fantastic

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      4.0

      Meets my requirements

      By mrjcall

      from Asheville, NC

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Vanguard Abeo Pro 283CGH Carbon Fiber Tripod with GH-300T Grip Head:

        There are more stable tripods, but not at this price. Works for me under almost all circumstances since I don't do video. Love it!

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        • No

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        4.0

        Articulate Tripod

        By Walk about Kid

        from California (USA) and all of Australia

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

        • Positioning Ctr Column
        • Stop Button
        • Weak Construction

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Portraits
        • Travel
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Vanguard Abeo Pro 283CGH Carbon Fiber Tripod with GH-300T Grip Head:

        Bought for closeup macro work using the "horizontal" center column. The first weakness is the flimsy spring loaded button stopping the column from being pulled out. You must remove the column to reposition it. This can be done much better, both improving on the flimsy button that fell out on the first go and redesign the mechanics of tilting the column eliminating the need of physically removing the center column.
        Besides that the tripod is a good travel tripod that will be used for extensive field shooting.

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        3.0

        Too much flex.

        By bullmoon

        from ATL

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • Unstable
        • Weak Construction

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vanguard Abeo Pro 283CGH Carbon Fiber Tripod with GH-300T Grip Head:

          The main feature we were looking for is the clamp style legs rather that twist. There are not so many carbon fiber choices like this.

          The features looked great, but once set up, this tripod was very "springy" and flexed quite a bit. Our other tripods are Gitzo (completely rigid!) and Really Right Stuff (very rigid also). All carbon fiber is not created equal. For that reason we had to choose a Manfrotto 55CXPRO4 and return the Vanguard.

          Some other things to note:
          It is heavy with the grip head and the value of this head, while interesting, will not be there for everyone. For long shoots with many shots, I expect hand fatigue as the grip is very stiff. For the price, I would have simply removed the grip and replaced it with a ball head, but the flex issue remained a concern.

          While some have pointed out that the grip head includes trigger cables for Nikon and Canon, the Canon cable is the mini-jack style (seen on Rebels) rather than the angled 3-pin version on the 5D and other pro models, so be aware that you made still need to order a cable to use this.

          The price was good on this tripod, but the amount of flex was something we weren't used to - maybe it doesn't matter, but for the long exposure type photos we do, we need a solid tripod that gives tack sharp images and we just couldn't risk it.

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          5.0

          Best-ever!

          By TIMETRAVELER

          from UNION HALL, VIRGINIA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • 3 Bubble Levels
          • Carbon Fiber Contruction
          • Folds Small
          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight
          • Pistol Grip Gh300t
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Vanguard Abeo Pro 283CGH Carbon Fiber Tripod with GH-300T Grip Head:

            Wow, what a joy to use . I love the pistol grip GH 300T. Well made, sturdy and relatively lightweight. The feet are large and grab the surfaces it's placed on. Carbon fiber can not be beat,great finish and bubble levels are outstanding! Camera plate holds strong and will not slip. The height is perfect, since I am over 6ft. Load a camera with power grip, a telephoto lens and you have perfection. There are no cons about this unit. At only 31inches folded, carrying my tripod up a steep hill is easy.

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            5.0

            Great Tripod for a Great Price!!

            By Cameron Doane

            from Naples FL

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight
            • Sturdy

            Cons

            • Wish It Held More Weight

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Vanguard Abeo Pro 283CGH Carbon Fiber Tripod with GH-300T Grip Head:

            So far I have used this for location and studio shoots and havent noticed any problems really. It is decently light weight and very sturdy for the price of this tripod. I usually hand hold most of my shots being that I specialize in studio lingerie or swimsuit shooting. I just find it easier to do. But the nice part with this is the pistol grip with the trigger button. Such an awesome feature to avoid the shake!
            If you want a great tripod and great piece of equipment for the price, this is the tripod for you!

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