Vanguard PH-304 Window Camera Mount

Vanguard PH-304 Window Camera Mount

Vanguard PH-304 Window Camera Mount

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Vanguard PH-304 Window Camera Mount

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  • 3-Way Pan Head
  • Quick-Release Plate QS-36 Included
  • Adjustable Base
  • +90 to -60° Tilt
  • 0 to +90° Tilt
  • 360° Pan
  • Supports Up to 8.8 Lbs
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Vanguard PH-304 overview

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When you don't have a tripod, you'll want to have the Vanguard PH-304 Window Camera Mount around to be sure you don't miss the shot. The PH-304 includes a quick release plate (QS-36) and a 3-way pan head so that it can be easily attached to car and truck windows, fences, tree branches, tubular objects or even tripods, providing smooth panning and tilting with a camera, camcorder or spotter scope.

3-way pan head
+90 to -60° and 0 to +90° tilt
Supports up to 8.8 lbs
Quick-release plate QS-36 included, non-slip platform
Adjustable base
UPC: 026196320623
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Vanguard PH-304 Window Camera Mount
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty
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    Vanguard PH-304 specs

    Load Capacity 8.8 lbs (4 kg)
    Tilt +90 to -60° & 0 to +90°
    Pan 360°
    Height 5 3/4" (14.5 cm)
    Weight 1.6 lbs (0.73 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.6 x 4.2 x 4.0"

    Vanguard PH-304 reviews

    PH-304 Window Camera Mount is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 36.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from PH-304 by Vanguard When I received this product I was immediately impressed with the quality and construction. It has a VERY smooth head on it, with a simple tightening of the handle, it is solid. I also love the easy release for the foot. There was no movement what-so-ever which was great for stability. It is high quality, and heavy. If you need a good, strong, solid window mount to hold more than a small spotting scope, or camera, this is your mount. Also, the mount bracket itself is bigger than expected allowing you to mount it to more than just a window. Overall, I was very impressed with the construction, quality, and price. I would highly recommend Vanguard products.
    Date published: 2011-01-25
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good value for the price This is a very useful item. Far from perfect, but for the price, well worth it. There are some good things and not so good things to be aware of. Among the good things: Sturdy, very well made. Seems like it will last. Has a quick release plate. Easily holds a Nikon D7100 and 80 - 400 lens. Very stable. The friction settings can be set to hold the lens in a fixed position yet still allow the camera to be moved without loosening the knobs. I am very comfortable taking my hands off the camera, knowing it isn't going to move. I wouldn't go driving down the street with $$$$ of camera equipment hanging out my window, but I never expected to. The not so good things: I don't really consider this to be a 3-way head. It's a 2-way head with a hinge for horizontal tilt. Since my car window is not perfectly horizontal and the head pans on top of the hinge, the horizon won't stay horizontal as you pan or swivel the camera. You have to keep adjusting the hinge. A bit of a nuisance. It has a QR plate, which is convenient, but it isn't an Arca-Swiss, and even though it has an anti-rotation pin, I find it hard to prevent rotation on the plate. Again, not fatal, but a bit of a nuisance. Overall, I find this to be a very useful device. A car makes a pretty good blind, and the mount makes it much easier to shoot from the car, rather than handholding. The fact that you can set the camera on it and confidently take your hands off makes it so much better than a beanbag, in my opinion. A perfect device would have a true 3-way head or a ballhead and an AS plate, but a perfect device would cost several times with this does. I would buy it again, but if I needed to use it every day I would consider spending 5X the price for a top-end mount. I can recommend the device, provided the limitations are acceptable.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much better than I expected I purchased this to use for filming from my vehicle, but I'vre found it invaluable as a studio quick-kit lifesaver and for filming events where space to place a tripod is sometimes not an option.I was really impressed with the smooth fluid action of the head, something I'd expect to pay 10x the $ for. The clamp grips securely and does not work loose with bumps etc. It also has the ability to (quickly) flip the camera from landscape to portrait without unscrewing it.So far , I can't think of anything negative - it's all good, and at the price a no-brainer
    Date published: 2012-12-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Suprised and satisfied I was a bit sceptical when I purchased the Vanguard Window Mount, but wondered now why I waited so long. Quality construction, easily adjusts and is very solid once locked down. I purchased this item so I could photograph lightening from the somewhat safety of my car. With my Canon 6D and 17-40mm lens, the mount held tight and solid. So solid that I have shot time lapse and it came out great. Eventually I will use my 70-200mm lens, and I have no doubt it will support the weight.
    Date published: 2014-05-27
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from The QR plate does not fit tightly in the mount I use this with a lightweight scope and was quite happy with it at first. But lately it has become very frustrating. The plate does not fit snugly in the mount so the scope has a bit of wiggle to it. I do not remember this happening at first so maybe something in it has loosened up. But I do not use it a lot so am not very happy that I feel like I need to replace it with a better design.
    Date published: 2016-01-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Handy and Solid I tested the mount by attaching it to my somewhat curved car window and found that the window needed to be nearly open to avoid the camera hitting the car's roof. I also noticed as the camera is swung, e.g. left to right, a horizontal arc is created requiring some leveling. With those issues easily corrected, the mount was solid and much better than a bean bag. I would purchase it again for those times when camera position is restricted to staying inside the car. A nice additional feature is that this mount can be attached to other support.
    Date published: 2017-08-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Useful Product I use the mount for wildlife photography form a car, using a telephoto lens. Very stable and easily adjustable mount. Quick and easy to mount to any window, once I mount it to a window, I usually leave it there while I am out. The quick release allows me to quickly remove the camera from the mount, while leaving the mount on the window and ready for use. Good product, highly recommend.
    Date published: 2011-01-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as expected. I have multiple of this item and use them to mount hand-held and medium sized cameras for hunting footage in places where a tripod isn't usable. The clamp is plenty wide enough to fit deer stands, duck blinds, etc. and does not slip - it stays firmly mounted. This is a bit heavier than sum of the other mounts I've had; but the weight helps with the stability. The movement/motion is smooth and reliable.
    Date published: 2011-11-08
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