Vanguard PH-32 Panhead

Vanguard PH-32 Panhead

Vanguard PH-32 Panhead

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  • Load Capacity: 11 lb
  • Height: 4.8"
  • Weight: 1.1 lb
  • Vertical Tilt: -60 to 90°
  • Lateral Tilt: -30 to 90°
  • Three Bubble Levels
  • QS-51 Quick Shoe is Included
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Vanguard PH-32 overview

  • 1Description

Vanguard's PH-32 Panhead is lightweight (1.1 lb), supports up to 11 lb, and has -60 to 90°/-30 to 90° tilt ranges. With three bubble levels and the included QS-51 quick shoe, this head is ideal for cameras or spotting scopes.

Lightweight 3-way fluid panhead with two handles
Three bubble levels
Supports up to 11 lb
+90° to -60 and -30 to 90° tilt ranges
QS-51 quick shoe is included
UPC: 026196330974
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Vanguard PH-32 Panhead
  • QS-51 Quick Shoe
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty (Extended 8-Year Warranty with Online Registration)
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    Vanguard PH-32 specs

    Head Type Pan & Tilt Head
    Load Capacity 11 lb / 5 kg
    Number of Bubble Levels 3
    Pan & Tilt Range
    Lateral Tilt -30 to +90
    Vertical Tilt -60 to +90
    Dimensions H: 4.8" / H: 121.0 mm
    Weight 1.1 lb / 0.5 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.76 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.9 x 5.7 x 4.1"

    Vanguard PH-32 reviews

    PH-32 Panhead is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great value panhead! I use panheads for still image photomerging of landscape, architecture and art display shots, not shooting videos. For years, I have used a much larger entry level SLIK pan head that came with its parent tripod.  In comparison, the Vanguard PH-32, while much smaller and lighter, is far smoother and more secure.  The fluid system works well, and it tightens down securely with a 5D IV and 24-70 lens attached. So, while not much of an authority on pan heads used for videoing, I can certainly vouch for its suitability in shooting stills. A very pleasant surprise, given its price point, and of course B & H always provides fantastic service.
    Date published: 2018-11-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from very secure and stable head This is a sturdy tripod head. I has several different movements all of which are smooth. My camera mounts securely. This does not have a cheap feel by any means. This is a 3 way that offers panoramic, lateral and front tilt movement. When I purchased this item I didn't realize that the panoramic movement was 1 of the 3 movements. I find that when the camera is flipped up to a portrait orientation it can't be adjusted up and down. The shaft or legs of tripod would have to be adjusted to compensate.
    Date published: 2013-06-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I think I need a second one Love the multiple levels. Solid when in use. Feels sure enough that I am not left cringing when mounting my D3 and favorite lens on it. I am really happy about this panhead being so light after feeling how sturdy it is because I hike in to all of my destinations. I got to use one borrowed from a pro photographer friend and I bought one the next week.
    Date published: 2011-03-21
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great panhead IF/WHEN you can get your camera off of it! I like everything about this panhead EXCEPT for the fact that I have a TERRIBLE time getting my Nikon D750 OFF the tripod after I've locked it in place and used it. The tiny little orange button one must push in order to unlock the quick release plate holding the camera onto the tripod is inadequate. I have to fiddle with it for a minute or so before the button will release the lever to remove the camera from the tripod head. I have two release plates and the tiny button wears out my thumbs trying to get my camera off the tripod with either of the release plates. This is such a hassle I'm thinking of buying a different panhead. Anyone else have this issue? It's the same on my Nikon D7100... just doesn't want to release the camera once it's on the tripod. I'm afraid one of these days my camera is going to get permanently stuck on the tripod!!! The tripod is fine, but that release mechanism is horrid!
    Date published: 2016-09-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the smoothest for the price! I am independent filmmaker and use this head on my second camera. It is very easy to set up and use. Though my second camera is mostly stationary when I have had to pan and tilt on this camera, it has given me some of the smoothest traction. The head can also hold large amounts of weight to include a dslr with follow focus and matte box and still pan smoothly. For the price I am very impressed.
    Date published: 2012-06-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice value This is an affordable and effective tripod for shooting video on small to medium HD cameras and DSLRs. The fluid head helps you keeps shots balances and it's pretty smooth.
    Date published: 2015-01-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than expected The perfect Panhead. Pleasantly surprised by the craftmanship and the attention to detail,like the locking of the quick shoe, also adjustable to match your camera's center of gravity. Very smooth to operate. Easy and fast to disassemble to store in a bag for travel purpose.
    Date published: 2014-08-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for the Price I needed an entry level head acceptable for minor video. This does the trick at the right price.
    Date published: 2014-02-13
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