Vanguard GH-300T Pistol Grip Ball Head

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Product Highlights
  • One Hand Operation
  • Shutter Release Trigger on Grip
  • 17.6 lb Load Capacity
  • 2-Axes Panning
  • 72-Clickpoint Panning Base
  • 38mm Universal Quick Release System
  • Friction Control System
  • Bulb Exposure Capability from Trigger

The GH-300T Pistol Grip Ball Head from Vanguard combines impressive ergonomic control with the ease and flexibility of precision ball head adjustments. The lightweight pistol grip allows you to lock, unlock, and reposition your gear comfortably with one hand, leaving your other hand free to make lens adjustments. The separate panning lock, 2 bubble levels, and 360° panning mechanism with 72 built-in click stops allow for precise panoramic positioning. The -32 to +90-degrees of side-to-side tilt and -8 to +90-degree back to front tilting facilitates a wide range of camera movement.

An efficient control system allows you to modify the level of friction on the ball to accommodate changing equipment weight up to 17.6 lb, while the anodized center ball allows extremely fluid movement without sacrificing precise control. Another extremely convenient feature of the GH-300T is the built-in shutter release that allows you to shoot and adjust camera position without ever taking your hand off the trigger. The two included cables are compatible with 80% of the DSLRs on the market. The GH-300T comes complete with a quick release and camera plate.

Innovative Shutter Release Trigger on grip
Grip Position Release: position your camera accurately and quickly
38 mm Universal quick release system
Two panning axes: 72-click point base for precise panoramas and second base for following action
Ergonomic handle rotates 360 degrees to 8 different positions
Load Capacity 17.6 lb (8.0 kg)
Ball Sphere Diameter Not specified by manufacturer
Quick Release Yes, QS-60 quick shoe included
Spirit Level 2
Input Universal 2.5 mm DC shutter release
Tension Control Yes
Pan Range 360° in 8 positions
Tilt Range -32 to +90° Side-to-side tilt and -8 to +90° back to front tilt
Separate Panning Lock Yes
Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8" (1/4" to 3/8" adapter included)
Height Extended: 7.25" (18.4 cm)
Maximum Diameter Not specified by manufacturer
Weight 1.87 lb (0.85 kg)

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VanguardGH-300T Pistol Grip Ball Head
 
4.1

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (21)
  • Attaches firmly (19)
  • Large range of motion (16)
  • Strong clamp (16)

Cons

  • Heavy (6)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (14)
  • Night shots (12)
  • Wildlife (12)
  • Travel (11)
  • Sports/action (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (11), Semi-pro photographer (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (23)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A welcome addition!

I use this head with Vanguard's Alta Pro 284 CT tripod. First off, extremely solid combination. I saw them together in a magazine ad and had to have it.

I use...Read complete review

I use this head with Vanguard's Alta Pro 284 CT tripod. First off, extremely solid combination. I saw them together in a magazine ad and had to have it.

I use this mainly for wedding photography at times when total stability and control is a must. I've only used it for 2 weddings thus far (I've had it a week and a half), but one was local and the other was on the other side of the country. For my flight, I checked my tripod but was able to fit this head into the front of my camera bag (billingham hadley) with no hassle from airport security. I've used it mostly with a 70-200 and find that I can get great shots and stay at a great distance. I use that setup mostly at the back of the center aisle as a stationary cam and occasionally go back to it to get all the important shots (vows, ring exchange, kiss, exit, family portraits afterward). The weight of that (my heaviest) lens, a 5D mkII with battery grip, and a large speedlight attached seems to be no match for the clamp built into this head. For down angled portraits or getting an entire reception hall from upstairs, the stability is very reassuring. The built in shutter release is by far my favorite feature, I find myself getting a higher percentage of keeper shots because this allows you to have awesome control over framing, zooming, focusing, (yes, the grip's release works flawlessly with the half depressed auto-focus system) coupled with the stability of a tripod. Simply put, I now use a tripod wherever conceivable because of this head.

For the cons I listed, it is heavy and the controls take a bit of getting used to, however, for me this doesn't distract from a 5-star rating because it is great quality and to me that's most important. The weight actually helps keep a solid foundation and the controls are only difficult because there are so many features you have to know all of what's going on to quickly change orientation. I found switching to portrait mode from landscape is the most problematic because that function only goes 90 degrees. Which is absolutely perfect if the tripod is completely level. If its not level, then you have to make that adjustment before getting level in portrait orientation. It also forces that 90 degrees in one direction, so if you want to angle up or angle down while in portrait orientation you have to use the top pan head. Also, when switching to portrait orientation with a large lens that is collar mounted, the range may become limited because it gets caught on the bottom pan head tightener. This requires you to swivel that head out of the way. Coming from using a normal pan and a ball head in the past, this was a little frustrating at first, but once you get used to it, its just another rock-solid feature which allows for more control (which is why you'd buy this in the first place, right?). These are not issues in landscape mode as there is plenty of room to adjust angle. Its just that with weddings you may be doing some of each for each set of portraits.

But again, I cannot emphasize enough that it is feature-rich enough to make all that worth it. If you've ever shot a wedding, you know you have to roll with the punches very quickly, so I'd recommend practicing with it or doing a studio shoot or something with an open time frame before trying to use it in a hectic scenario.

I highly recommend this piece of kit if you're in the market for a nice tripod or monopod head. I haven't tried it with my Manfrotto monopod yet, but I assume it'd perform great when a tripod is unfeasible. Build quality of this head exceeds my monopod and old carbon fiber tripod. I'm now a huge Vanguard fan!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Unique and good ball head with a glitch.

This ball head is unique, and highly usable, but it has a bad defect. The eight inch pin port in the head handle is manufactured incorrectly, and pin easily drops out. The...Read complete review

This ball head is unique, and highly usable, but it has a bad defect. The eight inch pin port in the head handle is manufactured incorrectly, and pin easily drops out. The port is too big for the pin. I've talked to Vanguard about this, and they are working to correct it, but until they do, I'd highly recommend waiting to purchase. Even with the pin taped in, it wabbles in the port.

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5.0

Helpful piece of equipment.

By Tom in TX

from El Paso, TX

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape Photography
    • Macro Photography

    Comments about Vanguard GH-300T Pistol Grip Ball Head:

    I have it on a sturdy monopod with my D700 and Sigma (Bigma)50-500mm lens, both of which are heavy, to say the least. It helps keep them steady, not to mention, saves the weight from being around my neck. I read previous reviews where it was mentioned that it was hard/stiff to push in the grip to move it up and down--I feel it gives more stability to be stiff, you can't accidently push it and have your lens go straight down easily. My current problem is getting used to the fact that I can focus and take a picture from the grip--I still keep going up to the camera to focus for the first couple of shots until I remember I can do it from the handle.

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    4.0

    Amazing pistol grip ball head

    By MIMO

    from Whitestone NY

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Firmly
    • Good Stability
    • Strong Clamp

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports/Action
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Vanguard GH-300T Pistol Grip Ball Head:

      It is really well made. Very solid. I love the shutter trigger on the handle. I had to get the cable for the Sony A65 but it works perfectly. Press the trigger half way to focus then all the way to shoot. My only complain it is that my hand gets tired after a while by pressing the handle grip. I am 40 and don't have any issues with my hands but it is a little hard to squeeze the grip after a while.

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      5.0

      Great Product

      By Photo enthusiast

      from Ohio

      Comments about Vanguard GH-300T Pistol Grip Ball Head:

      Just what I was looking for. Economical and easy to use. I am an advanced amateur. So far I have used it for sports works great.

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      2.0

      Great product but...

      By tilley

      from Montreal, Canada

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly
      • Good Stability

      Cons

      • Fouling Low Profil Collar

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Vanguard GH-300T Pistol Grip Ball Head:

      2-stars only. If using this pistol grip with Nikon low profile collar lens (older telephoto lenses)and Nikon FX D700+batt grip, HARD FOULING occurs between the rubbered top of the pistol grip and the base of battery grip. Result: Impossible moving the camera for panning action :-((((

      Suggestion to the designer: to FLATTEN the top of the grip giving more room between the lower base battery grip and the pistol grip itself.

      Except this bad "ASIAN" design, this product works great.

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      5.0

      Well designed and easy to use.

      By Terry M

      from Chicagoland

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly
      • Large Range of Motion
      • Strong Clamp
      • Trigger Cable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Vanguard GH-300T Pistol Grip Ball Head:

        I'm using this with a Pentax K-5D for a variety of uses. I'm happy to report the enclosed trigger cord controls the K-5D focus and exposure with no issues.

        I like how each axis has a control, so you can pan with this, and even rotate the pistol group so you can aim the camera straight up.

        I haven't found any weaknesses yet, I'm sure to put it through its paces.

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        5.0

        Great Ball Head

        By Mike Lasby

        from Rowlett, TX

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Firmly
        • Good Stability
        • Large Range of Motion

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Night Shots
        • Portraits
        • Sports/Action
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Vanguard GH-300T Pistol Grip Ball Head:

        Love this ball head. I use on a Vanguard Auctus tripod, and the combination is exactly what I was looking for. Use for studio work, as well as sports and outdoor shoots.

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        4.0

        Works as Advertised, and on a Budget

        By Robin

        from Dallas, Tx

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Firmly
        • Good Stability
        • Large Range of Motion
        • Strong Clamp

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots

        Comments about Vanguard GH-300T Pistol Grip Ball Head:

        If you want it easy to squeeze and move you have to loosen the friction, but then when you release, it will not hold the camera well. If you tighten the friction it's hard to squeeze and move. Other reviews have noted this.

        However, when you tighten the friction, you can still squeeze and move it with a bit of muscle input. And, then it holds the camera and a reasonably heavy lens rock solid, better than I expected after watching the demo video.

        I think it's a very, very good product at this price point, and for occasional or maybe moderate use. For heavy use I'd go with another more expensive one, this one might fatigue your hand and wrist. I would recommend it given these cautions.

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        3.0

        Does the job

        By Rad

        from Hannibal MO

        Comments about Vanguard GH-300T Pistol Grip Ball Head:

        The tightening mechanism on the pistol grip release do not work as well as I would like. When I pull the grip I want to be able to freely move it which only works in the loosest setting in which case the release need not be pulled.

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        5.0

        a ballhead that offers great control!

        By roland

        from manila, philippines

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Firmly
        • Good Stability
        • Large Range of Motion
        • Strong Clamp

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video

        Comments about Vanguard GH-300T Pistol Grip Ball Head:

        Product is strong (but heavy) and I can control my videocam and camera (Nikon d5100 with 18-300mm) with ease and confidence. I also changed the swiss-arca QR system with the easier (lever-type)version from manfrotto.I've used it during a school activity of my son, and as I was panning, I noticed that a lot of other dads are panning their heads at me! A unique ballhead that offers great control. Glad I am one of the first (if not actually the first)to have this here in our town.

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        5.0

        The best ball head going.

        By ChipE

        from Gatlinburg, TN

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Firmly
        • Good Stability
        • Large Range of Motion
        • Strong Clamp

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Vanguard GH-300T Pistol Grip Ball Head:

          I have used many different types of tripod heads including a cheaper pistol grip model. This is by far the best I have ever had. It is solid for my heavy telephoto lens and the shutter trigger is really handy. I don't have to hunt for the shutter trigger on the top of my camera while I'm framing a shot. A good ball head makes a tripod, and this is it. I highly recommend this product.

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          4.0

          works great!

          By photo guy dave 115

          from Utah

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Vanguard GH-300T Pistol Grip Ball Head:

            I think this product is very well made. Nice product.

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            2.0

            Hard to squeeze

            By photographer wannabee

            from oakville, canada

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Firmly
            • Good Stability
            • Strong Clamp

            Cons

            • Hard To Squeeze
            • Verticle Range Not Good

            Best Uses

            • Anything
            • Portraits

            Comments about Vanguard GH-300T Pistol Grip Ball Head:

            It's not expensive and does the job. I'm not in love with it...so it may go in the future after I made a few bucks using it...I will get the REALLY RIGHT STUFF smoother head. The grip is tight to squeeze...dont like taking verticle shots...will need an L clamp...I don't have a lot of money therefore it will do...I am picky and will only settle for the best as a keeper type item...this is not one of them..sorry

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            4.0

            No more camera creep

            By Russ

            from PA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Pros

            • Attaches Firmly
            • Good Stability
            • Large Range of Motion

            Cons

            • Complicated Controls
            • Too Stiff

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Portraits

            Comments about Vanguard GH-300T Pistol Grip Ball Head:

            I bought this, along with the Alta Pro 264AT Tripod legs because I have been doing Senior Pictures and my cheap (and light) tripod head slowly creeps down with my Canon 7D and 24-105 L lens attached.

            Here is what I found:

            1. Vanguard IS now including the shutter release cables for professional cameras. I ordered one separately after reading the other reviews and now I have to return it. (see What's in the box) Thank You Vanguard.

            2. My camera creep problem is gone. This thing is solid and can handle the weight. My 24-105 is my heaviest lens but I am certain it can handle the 70-200 which is hopefully my next purchase. :)

            3. This thing turns and adjusts in more angles then you can imagine. If you have the time (see #4), you will definitely get the shot.

            4. While the range of motion is awesome, it doesn't move easily. As others have posted, the trigger requires a significant squeeze. To be fair, I am a 50 year old woman that could use some gym time, but the strength required to use this thing is crazy. After a 5 minute session, my wrist hurts. I was hoping that this trigger grip would allow for very fast camera adjustments. I find that the strength it requires really slows me down.

            5. If you use Canon and have back button focus turned on, you will need to return focus to the shutter, in order to use the "on grip" shutter release.

            6. The Quick Release plate needed a tool in order to get it attached securely. Vanguard included a tool that is attached to the tripod. I don't like having to figure out how I'm going to keep track of little tools - for me it's just something to lose and have to repurchase.

            6. I put this on top of the Vanguard Alta Pro 264AT and noticed that on these legs also require significant strength. After setting up the legs the first time, I literally felt like I'd just been in a wrestling match. I hope Vanguard works on the idea that solid quality does not equal stiff.

            All in all it is truly a quality head. I am only giving it 4 stars because of the strength required to squeeze the trigger. Fix this Vanguard and you have an awesome piece of equipment.

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            5.0

            A welcome addition!

            By Wedding Phil

            from Asheville NC

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Firmly
            • Good Stability
            • Large Range of Motion
            • Solid Design
            • Strong Clamp

            Cons

            • Complicated Controls
            • Heavy

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Vanguard GH-300T Pistol Grip Ball Head:

            I use this head with Vanguard's Alta Pro 284 CT tripod. First off, extremely solid combination. I saw them together in a magazine ad and had to have it.

            I use this mainly for wedding photography at times when total stability and control is a must. I've only used it for 2 weddings thus far (I've had it a week and a half), but one was local and the other was on the other side of the country. For my flight, I checked my tripod but was able to fit this head into the front of my camera bag (billingham hadley) with no hassle from airport security. I've used it mostly with a 70-200 and find that I can get great shots and stay at a great distance. I use that setup mostly at the back of the center aisle as a stationary cam and occasionally go back to it to get all the important shots (vows, ring exchange, kiss, exit, family portraits afterward). The weight of that (my heaviest) lens, a 5D mkII with battery grip, and a large speedlight attached seems to be no match for the clamp built into this head. For down angled portraits or getting an entire reception hall from upstairs, the stability is very reassuring. The built in shutter release is by far my favorite feature, I find myself getting a higher percentage of keeper shots because this allows you to have awesome control over framing, zooming, focusing, (yes, the grip's release works flawlessly with the half depressed auto-focus system) coupled with the stability of a tripod. Simply put, I now use a tripod wherever conceivable because of this head.

            For the cons I listed, it is heavy and the controls take a bit of getting used to, however, for me this doesn't distract from a 5-star rating because it is great quality and to me that's most important. The weight actually helps keep a solid foundation and the controls are only difficult because there are so many features you have to know all of what's going on to quickly change orientation. I found switching to portrait mode from landscape is the most problematic because that function only goes 90 degrees. Which is absolutely perfect if the tripod is completely level. If its not level, then you have to make that adjustment before getting level in portrait orientation. It also forces that 90 degrees in one direction, so if you want to angle up or angle down while in portrait orientation you have to use the top pan head. Also, when switching to portrait orientation with a large lens that is collar mounted, the range may become limited because it gets caught on the bottom pan head tightener. This requires you to swivel that head out of the way. Coming from using a normal pan and a ball head in the past, this was a little frustrating at first, but once you get used to it, its just another rock-solid feature which allows for more control (which is why you'd buy this in the first place, right?). These are not issues in landscape mode as there is plenty of room to adjust angle. Its just that with weddings you may be doing some of each for each set of portraits.

            But again, I cannot emphasize enough that it is feature-rich enough to make all that worth it. If you've ever shot a wedding, you know you have to roll with the punches very quickly, so I'd recommend practicing with it or doing a studio shoot or something with an open time frame before trying to use it in a hectic scenario.

            I highly recommend this piece of kit if you're in the market for a nice tripod or monopod head. I haven't tried it with my Manfrotto monopod yet, but I assume it'd perform great when a tripod is unfeasible. Build quality of this head exceeds my monopod and old carbon fiber tripod. I'm now a huge Vanguard fan!

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            5.0

            Great tripod head

            By Jerry

            from Tulsa, OK

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Firmly
            • easy to use
            • Extremely flexible
            • Good Stability
            • Large Range of Motion
            • Strong Clamp

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Macro
              • Night Shots
              • Portraits
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Vanguard GH-300T Pistol Grip Ball Head:

              This tripod head is great for lining up a shot and the levels have made it easier to get the shots level. This grip is extremely flexible. The built-in trigger is convenient, but I still would prefer to use a remote trigger. Not sure how this will work with video, although the levels and horizontal controls may help; I expect I will need to get a different head for video work. I may need to get a second mounting piece for a second camera body. The construction seems to be solid. With so much flexibility, it takes a little bit of learning to get use to it.

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              5.0

              Every thing I expected. I recomend it .

              By PEPE

              from Ennis Texas

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Firmly
              • Good Stability
              • Large Range of Motion
              • Strong Clamp

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Vanguard GH-300T Pistol Grip Ball Head:

                photography is my hobby. It is hard to get a picture of a building or other objects level. The head makes it easy. The cable release also does away with any camera movement.If you have money invested in a good camera add the head ,it will make it even better.

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                4.0

                Exceeds my expectations!

                By Mangokid

                from San Mateo, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Firmly
                • Good Stability
                • Large Range of Motion
                • Strong Clamp

                Cons

                • Cable Receptor Weak Fit

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Travel
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Vanguard GH-300T Pistol Grip Ball Head:

                I do a lot of night photography requiring long exposures. Sometimes I wade in rocky, ankle deep water to capture a sunset or rushing waves. I use a Nikon D7000 with a battery grip and an 18-200mm or 70-300mm lens. The Vanguard GH-300T Pistol Grip Ball Head stays firmly secured in the position I choose and does not loose its grip! The ergo pistol grip can be adjusted to multiple positions to accommodate the "shot" I'm taking. The grip can be easily squeezed to adjust positions. However, if you have small hands or grip strength problems, loosen the friction lock prior to squeezing. I have the GH-300T mated to a Vanguard Alta Pro 263AT and this combo works well for me. The shutter release on the pistol grip is an added bonus, although I wish the male end of the connection cable fit a little more firmly inside the receptor. You can accidently unplug the cable with just the slightest tug. Hence the 4 star rating. Vanguard needs to look into improving this area of the pistol grip. Overall I am happy with this purchase and satisfied with the Vanguard GH300-T's performance. B&H's price, ease of ordering and on time delivery also need to be acknowledged!

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                5.0

                Love my new pistol grip

                By Marzena

                from NY

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Firmly
                • Good Stability
                • Large Range of Motion
                • Strong Clamp

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Vanguard GH-300T Pistol Grip Ball Head:

                  Fantastic grip. Great for panning and panoramas. Has a shutter control button.

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                  5.0

                  Smooth control

                  By Hank

                  from Oakton, VA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Firmly
                  • Good Stability
                  • Large Range of Motion
                  • Strong Clamp

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sports/Action
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Vanguard GH-300T Pistol Grip Ball Head:

                    The combination of pistol grip ball head control and shutter release provides the best tripod mounted camera system I have ever used. The entire system is intuitive and easy to master.

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                    5.0

                    What a Great Find!

                    By Doc

                    from Wernersville, PA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Firmly
                    • Good Stability
                    • Large Range of Motion
                    • Strong Clamp

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Vanguard GH-300T Pistol Grip Ball Head:

                      Lately I've been shooting dragonflies and damselflies almost exclusively. I finally got a ball head and a tripod which greatly improved my shots. However, I recently purchased this pistol grip ball head and I'm missing fewer shots and am able to get much better results. It is so much easier to squeeze the grip with my right hand to frame the shot while I am focusing with the left. I let go of the grip and the camera is solidly locked on target and I can release the shutter from the grip without looking for the shutter release on the camera body. It has, in short, made the whole process much simpler.

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