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VanguardAuctus Plus 283CT 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod (Legs Only)
 
4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Stable (5)
  • Unfolds quickly (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (5)
    • Night shots (4)
    • Portraits (3)
    • Wildlife (3)
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      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    LOVE these sticks!!

    By Bee The Jones

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Folds Small
    • Good Stability
    • Lightweight
    • Unfolds Quickly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Shots
      • Portraits
      • Video

      Comments about Vanguard Auctus Plus 283CT 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod (Legs Only):

      I originally had a Vinton (the model escapes me). It worked ok for me for a few years as I was only shooting video. Over the last 3 years I have been including still photography into my service offering, and the big, bulky Vinton just wasn't cutting it anymore. I needed something much more portable for my location shoots. We checked out a few different carbon fiber options, and of course there was a huge spectrum and pay scale. I couldn't afford a really really expensive one, so I went middle of the road. SO GLAD I DID! I (and my PA) LOVE these sticks. Light, portable, easy to lock and unlock, flexible, gives me so many more options for unique and artistic angles. Couldn't have asked for better. No need to spend close to $1000 for a quality set of carbon fiber sticks. If you are doing video or stills, you really can't go wrong with these!

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      5.0

      great tripod

      By Kevin

      from Staten Island

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Vanguard Auctus Plus 283CT 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod (Legs Only):

        Very sturdy & light for it's capacity, this tripod is extremely well thought out in its design. The design of the geared wheel for center column adjustment allows for easy and precise minute adjustment even with a heavy load. The best feature for me is the dual 1/4inch 3/8ths inch locking screw, that converts easily with no tools required that you can misplace or loose in tall grass or streams. The bottom 4/5ths of the center column unscrews easily allowing you to spread the legs out almost flat. The markers on the legs make setting all the legs up to the same height a snap. This tripod is a just a joy to use.

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        4.0

        ROBUST

        By Mary jane

        from Murrieta,Ca.

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Good Stability

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Vanguard Auctus Plus 283CT 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod (Legs Only):

        Ruggedly,Carbon fiber.But center column should be made carbon.

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        4.0

        A product that i cannot ignore

        By jess

        from Murrieta,Ca.

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Vanguard Auctus Plus 283CT 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod (Legs Only):

          I used this ruggedly in all terrain and it's so user friendly .Great about it is so light,stable and affordable.I wished, the center column is carbon fiber and with a SBH 300 ball head you are already equipped with all your shooting .

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          4.0

          Great tripod rock solid

          By Bobby G

          from Griffith,In

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Portraits
          • Sports/Action
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Vanguard Auctus Plus 283CT 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod (Legs Only):

          This is a great carbon fiber tripod and it is rock solid and holds a Canon 5D MK2 with a Canon 70 200 IS with no problem. Its a little on the heavy side coming in at about 8 pounds but for my use the weight isnt a problem I can easily recommend this tripod to friends.

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