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Vanguard VEO 3 GO 265HCB Carbon Fiber Tripod/Monopod with BH-120 Ball Head, Smartphone Connector, and Bluetooth Remote

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Vanguard VEO 3 GO 265HCB Carbon Fiber Tripod/Monopod with BH-120 Ball Head, Smartphone Connector, and Bluetooth Remote
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 22.0 lb
  • Maximum Height: 65.5"
  • Folded Length: 16.1"
  • Leg Sections: 5, Weight: 3.1 lb
This VEO 3 GO 265HCB Carbon Fiber Tripod/Monopod with BH-120 Ball Head from Vanguard is a support system that features a tripod with a detachable leg and removable center column that can be combined to form a monopod with a 66.9" height. Cameras, lenses, or sport optics that are compatible with a 1/4"-20 mount can be connected to the included quick release plate, which is secured to the tripod/monopod's ball head using an Arca-type quick release clamp. The BH-120 Ball Head is removable, provides up to a 91° tilt for portrait orientation and 360° of independent rotation, and can be locked into place along its range of movement. Also provided is a smartphone connector and a Bluetooth remote, allowing the monopod formed by the detachable leg and removable center column to be used as a smartphone selfie stick.
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Material of Construction
Aluminum Alloy
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Vanguard VEO 3 GO 265HCB Tripod with BH-120 B... Overview

This VEO 3 GO 265HCB Carbon Fiber Tripod/Monopod with BH-120 Ball Head from Vanguard is a support system that features a tripod with a detachable leg and removable center column that can be combined to form a monopod with a 66.9" height. Cameras, lenses, or sport optics that are compatible with a 1/4"-20 mount can be connected to the included quick release plate, which is secured to the tripod/monopod's ball head using an Arca-type quick release clamp. The BH-120 Ball Head is removable, provides up to a 91° tilt for portrait orientation and 360° of independent rotation, and can be locked into place along its range of movement. Also provided is a smartphone connector and a Bluetooth remote, allowing the monopod formed by the detachable leg and removable center column to be used as a smartphone selfie stick.

When configured as a tripod, the VEO 3 GO 265HCB Carbon Fiber Tripod/Monopod with BH-120 Ball Head supports up to 22.0 lb and measures 16.1" when folded. Each of its 5-section legs features an independent spread, a 3-position angle lock, and twist locks for rapid deployment. As a tripod, it can be set to a minimum height when its removable, push-and-pull, rapid center column is substituted with the included Low-Angle Adapter. Together, the three legs can be extended to obtain a maximum height of 49.6 or 65.5" when used with the center column fully raised. Each of the carbon fiber legs includes a rubber foot, and to further enhance stability on a wide variety of surfaces, including soft or uneven soil, a set of spiked feet is also provided.

For added versatility, the center column is reversible, facilitating lower-angle photography where an attached camera is positioned among the tripod's legs instead of above them.

A carry bag is provided for storage and transport.

Use and Handling
  • Supports up to 22.0 lb
  • Push-and-pull, twist-lock rapid center column with ballast hook for rapid camera, lens, or sport optic positioning
  • Can be set for a maximum height of 49.6", or 65.5" with the center column fully raised
  • Can be set to a minimum height when its removable, push-and-pull, rapid center column is substituted with the included Low-Angle Adapter
  • Center column is reversible, facilitating lower-angle photography where an attached camera is positioned among the tripod's legs instead of above them
  • Legs each feature 5 sections, with twist locks for fast deployment, and can be independently spread
  • Legs can be locked at 21, 50, or 80° angles
  • Rubber feet help to enhance stability on a wide variety of surfaces
  • Spiked feet are also provided to further enhance stability on a wide variety of surfaces, including soft or uneven soil
  • Weighs 3.1 lb, measures 16.1" when legs are reversed 180° and folded
  • Arca-type BH-120 Ball Head provides up to a 91° tilt for portrait orientation and 360° of independent rotation, and it can be locked into place along its range of movement
  • Removable center column and one detachable tripod leg can be configured as a monopod with a 66.9" height along with the included ball head
  • Included smartphone connector and Bluetooth remote allow the monopod formed by the detachable leg and removable center column to be used as a smartphone selfie stick
Construction Details
  • Carbon fiber legs
  • BH-120 Arca-type ball head
  • QS-60 V2 Arca-type aluminum alloy quick release plate with 1/4"-20 mount, D-ring, and rubberized, anti-slip surface
  • 1/4"-20 to 3/8"-16 reversible mount for center column allows attachment of accessories that feature 3/8"-16 accessory threads
  • Included carry bag for storage and transport of the tripod with ball head
UPC: 026196354307

Vanguard VEO 3 GO 265HCB Tripod with BH-120 B... Specs

Key Specs
Head Type
Ball Head
Camera Mounting Screw
1/4"-20 Male
Quick Release Plate Type
QS-60 V2
Load Capacity
22 lb / 9.98 kg
Maximum Working Height
65.5" / 166.4 cm
Head
Head Type
Ball Head
Base Mount
3/8"-16 Female
Camera Mounting Screw
1/4"-20 Male
Quick Release Plate Type
QS-60 V2
Independent Pan Lock
Yes
Pan & Tilt Range
Lateral Tilt
-91° to +35°
Panning Range
360°
General
Load Capacity
22 lb / 9.98 kg
Maximum Working Height
65.5" / 166.4 cm
Max Height without Center Column
49.6" / 125.98 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.185 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
17.2 x 4.6 x 4.5"

Vanguard VEO 3 GO 265HCB Tripod with BH-120 B... Reviews

Collapses small and is very light

By Ronald
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-30

Good tripod for hiking. It's not a great tripod in terms of stability, but it's pretty good and way better than hand-held, and because it is so small and light, I do carry it. There are two kinds of tripods - rock stable and light weight. This one is light.

Wanted to love, but very shaky!

By Britt
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-25

I wanted to love and keep this tripod. It’s design is beautiful. Great height to folded size ratio. Light. Quality feeling ball head. Reasonable price point. But it wiggles like a bowl of jello in a helicopter. I put my camera and 135mm lens on it and noticed the movement immediately. I weighted it with a bag, then lightly tapped the side of my camera and it took 5-7 seconds to fully settle. But it did not stay settled. I was outdoors. When ever a breeze came along 2-3 mph) it would clearly vibrate the camera as shown through the lcd image. The carbon fiber legs and post are clearly not thick or rigid enough to maintain stillness in many situations. I did the same test with my old tripod of same size and weight and it stopped wiggling immediately after being tapped with no weight attached. And the breeze did not vibrate my camera. If you only work indoors, and are willing to wait 8-10 seconds for your camera to settle after each shot, then maybe you can live with this tripod. But most photographers I know want something that works in most situations, indoors or out, and settles immediately after each time you touch the camera, which clearly disqualifies this unit.

Listen to the negative review(s), they are the legitimate

By Edison
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-22

Where do I even begin?? Out of the box, immediately started seeing signs of exceptionally poor quality control / finishing, with visible indents on key components visible, paint / coatings coming off after handling for just a few minutes, visible wear and tear showing up on the leg lock assemblies after collapsing the legs only twice, rubber rings on leg locks sliding off with little effort, the rubber legs actually slip over the legs and don't attach despite there being threaded holes for the steel legs available which causes a wobbly fit, the list goes on. Now to the actual stability of the tripod... The other review stating it vibrates with exceptional ease and doesn't settle for extended periods was, IMHO, being kind to this thing. Tested the settling time with two configurations: Sony A7R3 + 24/105 /f G OSS lens; took it almost 10 seconds to settle with a slight tap to the middle of the legs with NO breeze in a controlled indoor environment. Next I swapped in my Sigma 100-400 DG DN Contemporary, it look more than 25 seconds to settle if extended to 400mm! And if I turned a simple 16 fan on and pointed it at this setup from 10ft away, they tripod NEVER even came close to being steady! A 16 FAN was enough to unsteady this thing!!! I swapped my 24-105 back to check again, same thing, couldn't get a stead shot if I tried with the fan going at it. If I were to take this into the field and there were even a slight breeze, forget about getting sharp images at any focal length longer than 50mm, if you're lucky. This load was WELL within the stated limits of this tripod, so not an issue with excess weight. BTW, these tests were done using the steel leg ends, was even worse when used with the slip-on rubber ends!!! I cannot stress this enough, STAY AWAY FROM VANGUARD as a whole! This is the third time I've given them a chance over the last 4 years, and this is by far the WORST JUNK I have ever laid my hands on. It's worth MAYBE $100, and now I'm being kind.

Great Travel Tripod

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-30

It's light, tall, and sturdy. I saw the other review complaining about the lack of rigidity, and tried it out. Well, it's very rigid when the center column is retracted, and less so when extended. To be honest, this is expected. You're buying a travel tripod that is light and small and portable. It's not going to compete in terms of rigidity with the big and heavy tripods that you don't wish to haul around while you travel. If you're willing to sacrifice some height and retract the center column to the minimum you'll get a very rigid tripod at a decent height. If you're still not satisfied, you can retract the thinner feet as well for even more rigidity. But if you ever want the extra height and care less about rigidity (aka. you're not doing long exposure), you'll have that option as well. And if you're limited in space, you can easily convert it to a really tall monopod. All in all, it's a really versatile tripod and if you're anywhere below 6'7 it should comfortably reach your eye level.

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