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Vanguard Abeo Pro 283AGH Aluminum Tripod with GH-300T Grip Head

B&H # VAAP283AGH MFR # ABEO PRO 283AGH
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Product Highlights

  • GH-300T Grip Head Included
  • Legs: Aluminum Alloy Construction
  • Load Capacity of 17.6 lb
  • Maximum Height of 71.25"
  • Leg Angles of 25, 50, and 80 Degrees
  • Rubber Feet with Spikes, Snow/Sand Shoes
  • All-Weather Foam Grips
  • Quick Height Adjustment Center Column
  • Folded Height of 33.25"
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The Abeo Pro 283AGH Aluminum 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, strong aluminum alloy 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
Rotating center column
Low-angle adapter is quick and easy to set up

GH-300T Grip Head

The GH-300T grip head has built-in remote shutter release control so you never have to take your eye off of the action
72 Click-point panning base, ensures precise panoramic photography
UPC: 026196343226

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Tripod
Material Aluminum alloy
Maximum Height 70.25" (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 7.3 lb (3.31 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
Packaging Info
Package Weight 10.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 32.0 x 8.0 x 5.0"
Vanguard Abeo Pro 283AGH Aluminum Tripod with GH-300T Grip Head
  • Abeo Pro 283AGH Aluminum Tripod
  • GH-300T Grip Head
  • Set of Snow/Sand Shoes
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    VanguardAbeo Pro 283AGH Aluminum Tripod with GH-300T Grip Head
     
    4.9

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (4)
    • Folds away (3)
    • Unfolds quickly (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (7)
    • Night shots (4)
    • Portraits (3)
    • Travel (3)
    • Video (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

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    5.0

    Sturdy and easy-to-use

    By K man

    from California

    Comments about Vanguard Abeo Pro 283AGH Aluminum Tripod with GH-300T Grip Head:

    This tripod I s stable enough to support my full frame DSLR with a telephoto lens. The pistol grip is very convenient, operates smoothly and locks In place when disengaged. Highly recommended.

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    5.0

    An Awesome Value through B&H

    By Milk and Honey

    from Indiana and Switzerland

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vanguard Abeo Pro 283AGH Aluminum Tripod with GH-300T Grip Head:

          I Love this tripod! The tripod it self is definitely sturdy and well made (slightly stiff) but never the less the type of product i want to own. I spent probably 10 hours or more of my leisure time researching tripods and have to say I think I made the right decision! I looked very hard at the Manfrotto's and Slik's and couldn't make up my mind (based off reading other reviews and watching youtube videos.) I researched several leading brands and compared price, functionality, quality, etc. I really believe for B&H's price on this tri-pod, it is very hard to beat. I am currently living between Indiana & Switzerland and shooting with a Canon 60D, this tripod will take the everything I throw at it and is very stable even with larger lenses in rough terrain. I didn't want to spend $- on a tri-pod, so I looked for the best value with all the right features. I am mostly shooting nature and doing a small amount of cinematography, this tripod is excellent for both. I am very happy with the product and B&H's price and service. ***The 300 Ball head is just simply awesome! It has a trigger to take the photos, love it. ***

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          • No

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          5.0

          Most flexible tripod & head combination

          By Qanunji

          from Israel

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Vanguard Abeo Pro 283AGH Aluminum Tripod with GH-300T Grip Head:

            very flexible, no angle is unobtainable.

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            • No

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            5.0

            A Really Great Tripod

            By Jonyaya

            from Iowa City, IA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Good Stability
            • Incredible Flexibility
            • Lightweight
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Commercial
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Studio
            • Travel
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Vanguard Abeo Pro 283AGH Aluminum Tripod with GH-300T Grip Head:

            I've owned a lot of tripods over the last 40 as a commercial photographer.
            Man...this is a really great tripod and head!
            You can make this tripod do anything, in any position.
            Around the studio I have referred to it as my Tantric Tripod.
            Seriously, I am delighted with everything about this tripod and head.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Superb Tripod

            By Jryan7204

            from Boston

            Comments about Vanguard Abeo Pro 283AGH Aluminum Tripod with GH-300T Grip Head:

            Solid foundation evn with heavy camera lens combinations. Easily deployed. Larger than most but for stability what you'd need and expect! Head well worth the extra cost. Use with my Nikons and all lenses up to 500mm. Multiple feet for virtually all situations. Best buy!

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            5.0

            Abeo Pro 283AGH Lives Up to the Hype

            By casperbeta

            from southern Illinois

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Good Stability
            • Sturdy And Flexible
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

            • No cons at all

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Vanguard Abeo Pro 283AGH Aluminum Tripod with GH-300T Grip Head:

            I couldn't be happier with my new Abeo Pro 283AGH tripod. The flexibility that this tripod has is beyond those of $700 tripods I have used in the past. It is also sturdier than most of the tripods I have used, and it came with it's own canvas, carrying bag. The tripod now ships with the shutter release for my Canon 7D, so it rapidly became an important part of my shooting equipment.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Great Studio Tripod

            By Prancer

            from Maryland

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Vanguard Abeo Pro 283AGH Aluminum Tripod with GH-300T Grip Head:

                I recently purchased this tripod for shooting artwork in a studio setting. Overall, I am very happy with the product and would recommend it to anyone looking for a solid, versatile tripod.

                Pros:
                • Very solid construction
                • Great maximum height for tall people like myself
                • Love the pivoting center column
                • Can shoot very low to the ground
                • GH-300T head offers smooth panning options for video

                Cons:
                • leg angle release buttons are a bit stiff
                • GH-300T pistol grip head is stiff, even when set to minimum resistance with trigger depressed

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                • No

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                5.0

                Decent price for great performance

                By Chad McKinney Photography

                from Dallas, TX

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Pros

                • Flexible
                • Folds Small
                • Good Stability
                • Smooth And Fluid
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Vanguard Abeo Pro 283AGH Aluminum Tripod with GH-300T Grip Head:

                My wife bought this tripod for me after I searched across many stores. I've looked at the Manfrotto 055prob, Benro, Induro and cheaper brands and found the Vanguard to have the features I wanted.The legs in this kit are great. I love the ability to move the ball off the center axis at any angle or even invert it to shoot macro at ground level. Yes other tripods can do things similarly but this set of legs can do more. I prefer to have more options than a highly recognized set of legs.The legs are very sturdy and are easily maneuvered for leveling or getting into tight areas to obtain stability. The "snow shoes" are funny to look at but I like the simple design of the feet. They are embedded into each other so you can keep them all on the tripod and ready to be pulled off if you need spikes or soft rubber tips.The GH-300T pistol grip head is great. I was able to look at the GH-100 before buying and found it was easy to manipulate. I looked at the Manfrotto pistol grips but didn't like the feel and how you are locked into one position. The GH-300T is so flexible in how you set it up that it reminds me of a transformer. The grip is easy to use and setup and I love how the grip allows me to use my video on camera or my video camera to pan and follow action easily. The heaviest setup I have is the Nikkor 70-200 VRII and my D7000 with battery grip. This setup is well within the weight rating of the GH-300T. Next I'll see how it works with the Nikkor 200-400 F4 VRII. That lens alone weighs 7 lbs. so along with the camera body it will be close to the stated weight limit.The shutter release action is nice but isn't why I bought the unit. I still am using both hands for photography so the release button is for fun and my 4 year old son loves to shoot with it.I mainly use this for studio work for infant portraits and night shooting. It sets up the shot fast for infants and that makes life so much easier. Night shots are easy to compose and steady. I understand carbon fiber and basalt dampen vibrations better but add some weight to the center hook and that becomes a non-issue. I love the weight it already has and don't see it as an issue. I'm not hiking 100 miles in a national forest for a documentary. Maybe only a mile at times but I have a good solid camera backpack that carries it perfectly.

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                • Yes

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                5.0

                Well Built / Very Stable

                By G2

                from KS

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Flexable
                • Stable

                Cons

                • Heavy bulky

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Macro

                Comments about Vanguard Abeo Pro 283AGH Aluminum Tripod with GH-300T Grip Head:

                Great product for Macro work. Very stable tripod, the GH-300T grip head makes adjustments a breeze. My only disappointment was the GH-300T trigger cord is not made for the Nikon D80 and Vanguard does not have a cord that will work, if I knew this prior to making the purchase, I could have same some money by purchasing the GH-200. But, plan on keeping it and updating the D80 someday in the near future. As always B&H was great to work with.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Excellent Fit and Finish

                By Hadd's Photography

                from Ontario, Canada

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Underwater
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Vanguard Abeo Pro 283AGH Aluminum Tripod with GH-300T Grip Head:

                  I love this tripod and pistol grip tripod. Only hiccup was the shutter release cable for the trigger (that comes with the trigger ball mount) does not mate with new Canon 6D. I solved this by sourcing a conversion cable at competitors website. If B&H carried the item, I would have purchased it here. With that solved, this is a great setup tool. I do desktop catalogue photography and this tripod with the offset arm and ball mount really has a place for this kind of work. There has also been a productivity increase as well that i attribute to this purchase.

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                  • No

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