Vanguard Abeo Plus 323AV Aluminum Tripod with PH-123V Pan Head

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Product Highlights

  • Aluminum Alloy Construction
  • Load Capacity of 13.2 lb
  • Maximum Height of 75.0"
  • Weighs 8.0 lb
  • Folded Height of 30.5"
  • Leg Angles of 25, 50, and 80 Degrees
  • PH-123V Pan Head Included
  • All-Weather Large Foam Grips
  • Rubber Feet with Spikes, Snow/Sand Shoes
  • Quick Height Adjustment Center Column
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The Abeo Plus 323AV Aluminum Tripod with PH-123V Pan Head from Vanguard is a reliable aluminum alloy tripod equipped with a magnesium alloy PH-123V Video Pan Head.

A unique Quick Height Adjustment center column allows you to change the height of the tripod quickly and with a minimum of effort. Just flip the lever lock open, raise or lower the central column to the desired height, and flip the lock closed. Tension Adjustable Leg Locks provide secure and rapid locking of the legs, and the tension level can be adjusted according to your personal preference. Each leg can adjust independently to 25º, 50º, or 80º angles and with the included short column adapter installed and legs fully spread, the tripod flattens as low as 8.6" (220mm) for low-angle shooting. The maximum extendable height is 75" (190 cm). The rubber feet on the legs have an angled design for solid grip on floors and flat earth and built-in threaded spikes give you support on soft earth or ice. An included set of snow/sand shoes offer stability on sand, snow or other soft ground. Thick foam on the upper part of each leg makes the tripod easy and comfortable to handle in cold or wet weather and a stabilizer hook extends from the bottom of center column to add weight for further stability.

The PH-123V fluid video head is made of magnesium alloy with a spring-loaded counterbalance system for camera support and balance. Front to back movement can be fine tuned for optimal center of gravity positioning and a large, quick-shoe safety release button allows for easy yet secure camera removal. Drag tension offers smooth pan and tilt functions and a long handle is provided for better control of heavier cameras.

Aluminum alloy legs for maximum stability
Quick Height Adjustment center column locking mechanism lets you instantly position your camera along the vertical axis.
Legs adjust individually to 25°, 50°, and 80° angles with a quick release button
Angled rubber feet for solid grip on floors, convertible threaded spikes for terrain or ice, plus a set of snow/sand feet for soft, unstable terrain
Quick-flip leg locks enable fast setup and are tension adjustable
An included short column adapter allows the tripod to extend downward for low angle shots. The minimum height is 8.6" (22 cm).
A stabilizer hook hangs from base of the center column and holds weights or sandbags to stabilize the tripod. Accessory items can also be conveniently hung from the hook.
Thick foam on legs enable a secure grip in hot, cold, and slippery weather
The PH-123V fluid video head is made of rigid magnesium alloy with a closed-type construction and a spring-loaded, counterbalance system to precisely balance the weight of the camera.
Adjustable drag tension provides smooth pan and tilt functions
A large quick-shoe safety release button for easy removal of camera and front-to-back movement fine tuning capabilities for optimal center of gravity positioning.
Contains a long handle for better control of heavy cameras and 1/4" and 3/8" attachment threading.
UPC: 026196343233
Load Capacity 13.2 lb (6 kg)
Maximum Height 75" (190.5 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended Not specified by manufacturer
Folded Length 30.5" (77.6 cm)
Weight 8.0 lb (3.63 kg)
Head Type PH-123V Pan Head
Quick Release Yes, QS-67
Swivel 360º
Bubble Level Yes, 1
Material Aluminum alloy
Leg Stages/Sections 3
Leg Lock Type Flip-lock
Spiked/Retractable Feet Yes, rubber feet convert to spikes
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Leg Tube Diameters 1.25" (32 mm)
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Rapid
Center Column Sections 1
Short Column Adapter Dimensions 3.25 x 0.8" (82.5 x 20 mm)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 11.0 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 33.0 x 6.5 x 6.0"
Vanguard Abeo Plus 323AV Aluminum Tripod with PH-123V Pan Head
  • PH-123V Magnesium Alloy Video Head
  • Short Column Adapter
  • 3 x Snow/Sand Shoes
  • Carrying Case
  • Mult-purpose Wrench
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

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    VanguardAbeo Plus 323AV Aluminum Tripod with PH-123V Pan Head

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    Good legs but maybe a better head

    By Jeremy

    from Montreal

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    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Lightweight


      Best Uses

      • Complex Projects
      • Home Movies
      • Independent Films

      Comments about Vanguard Abeo Plus 323AV Aluminum Tripod with PH-123V Pan Head:

      Very good quality tripod, but I have a problem with the head. It makes very good pan, but it starts rough on the tilt.

      So, this is a good product, but I saw better head for tilt.

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      Quality Tripod

      By Adcadriel

      from San Diego

      Comments about Vanguard Abeo Plus 323AV Aluminum Tripod with PH-123V Pan Head:

      I have been in the video business for 4 years and haveing a good set of sticks is hard to find. Vanguard has a descent product in the Abeo Plus 323AV. Right out of the box it appears solid and trustworthy. I have used it on 3 jobs so far and found the head to be ok. Not something you would call the most outstanding tripod head but for the price you can't beat it.

      The sticks are great! Very easy to set up and break down. I had to make a tightening adjustment to the lever that holds the head when it's fully extended, however it came with the tools so it was an easy adjustment. Overall a good, solid tripod for most jobs.

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      Nice legs!

      By Crackpot Productions

      from Lebanon, Oregon

      About Me Career

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      • Lightweight


        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Traveling

        Comments about Vanguard Abeo Plus 323AV Aluminum Tripod with PH-123V Pan Head:

        I am using this tripod with a Canon XA10 and 5D Mark III. The legs are easy to use and nice and long, the quick height adjustment works well. I am not super impressed with the head that comes with this set. It seems flimsy and the pan is not very smooth, though I am using very light cameras. You also have to use a coin or something to attach the quick plate which I find annoying. Overall it is a nice tripod which I bought because it was tall.

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        • Business
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