Vanguard ESPOD CX 203AP Aluminum-Alloy Tripod Kit with PH-23 Pan-and-Tilt Head

Vanguard ESPOD CX 203AP Aluminum-Alloy Tripod Kit with PH-23 Pan-and-Tilt Head

Vanguard ESPOD CX 203AP Aluminum-Alloy Tripod Kit with PH-23 Pan-and-Tilt Head

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  • Load Capacity: 7.7 lb
  • Maximum Height: 61.0"
  • Minimum Height: 47.3"
  • Folded Length: 22"
  • Leg Sections: 3
  • Aluminum-Alloy Legs, Flip Locks
  • Rubber Feet
  • Pan-and-Tilt Head
  • Quick Release Plate, 1/4"-20 Mount
  • Independent 360° Pan, 90° Tilt
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Vanguard 203AP overview

  • 1Description

This ESPOD CX 203AP Aluminum-Alloy Tripod Kit from Vanguard supports up to 7.7 lb, measures 22" when folded, and includes a PH-23 Pan-and-Tilt Head with QS-29 Quick Release Plate. Each of its 3-section legs features an independent spread as well as flip locks for fast deployment. Together, the three legs can be can be positioned for a minimum height of 47.3" to a maximum height of 61.0" with the center column fully raised.

Cameras, lenses, or sport optics that are compatible with a 1/4"-20 mount can be connected to the QS-29 Quick Release Plate, which is secured to the tripod's pan-and-tilt head using a quick release cam lock. Using its pan bar, the head can be rotated 360°, and tilted backwards or forwards. Additionally, the cam lock assembly can be rotated 360° independently of the head. To change from a landscape to portrait orientation, the cam lock assembly's friction lock can be loosened while the attached camera, lens, or sport optic is physically held in place so that it continues to face the subject. The head itself can then be rotated 90° toward the left, and tilted 90° forward before closing the cam lock assembly's friction lock.

General Use and Handling
  • Supports up to 7.7 lb
  • Push-and-pull rapid center column for rapid positioning
  • Can be set to a minimum height of 47.3" to a maximum height of 61.0" with the center column fully raised
  • Aluminum-alloy legs each feature 3 sections, flip locks for fast deployment, and can be independently spread
  • Rubber feet enhance stability on a wide variety of surfaces
  • Measures 22" when folded
Head
  • Pan-and-tilt head with built-in bubble level
  • Can be rotated 360°, and tilted backwards or forwards
  • Head rotation, as well as backwards-and-forwards-tilt movements function simultaneously
  • Quick release cam lock on top of head is compatible with included QS-29 Quick Release Plate
  • Quick release plate with 1/4"-20 mount with rubberized, anti-slip surface and anti-twist index pin
  • Friction lock for cam lock assembly allows cam lock assembly and head to rotate 360° independently of each other
  • While the friction lock for the cam lock assembly is opened; attached camera, lens, or sport optic is physically held in place while the head can then be rotated 90° toward the left and tilted 90° forward to achieve portrait orientation
UPC: 026196344568
In the Box
Vanguard ESPOD CX 203AP Aluminum-Alloy Tripod Kit with PH-23 Pan-and-Tilt Head
  • Vanguard PH-23 Pan-and-Tilt Head
  • QS-29 Quick Shoe Plate deusaqvvsvwbtwxxvuwuucfdxyvvfsaw
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty, Extendable to 5-Year Warranty with Product Registration
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    • 1Description

    Vanguard 203AP specs

    Tripod Head
    Head Type Pan & Tilt Head
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male
    General
    Load Capacity 7.7 lb / 3.5 kg
    Maximum Working Height 61" / 154.9 cm
    Minimum Working Height 47.3" / 120.1 cm
    Folded Length 22" / 55.9 cm
    Materials Aluminum Alloy
    Legs
    Leg Lock Type Flip Lock
    Independent Leg Spread Yes
    Leg Sections 3
    Center Column
    Center Column Sections 1
    Center Column Extension Type Rapid
    Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column No
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23.1 x 4.6 x 4.3"

    Vanguard 203AP reviews

    ESPOD CX 203AP Aluminum-Alloy Tripod Kit with PH-23 Pan-and-Tilt Head is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall good quality, holding up to the weight of canon dslr Tripod is the best made so far that I've purchased for my students to use. Also, the easiest to get the hang of. Still has plastic mechanisms, which means my students can and probably will over tighten them at some point breaking it. It appears overall to be of a higher quality material, so I am hoping it lasts longer. It does take a while to get used to the ball jointed head and the free moving legs. Once you do, it works well. My only other complaint- which really wouldn't be if this was for an individual and not class use is the removable screw base. It is so small I am afraid my students will lose it and then we won't be able to use the tripod anymore. This has happened to two other tripods. I'd almost prefer the type that you place your camera on, screw it in on the base and tighten without any platform piece that clicks on and off.
    Date published: 2017-10-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good quality for price. Light weight, good quality for price, good height for a smaller unit.
    Date published: 2016-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tripod for the price This is a pretty solid tripod for $. I only use it for still shots, but the pan is pretty smooth as well. I use it with my GH3 and it works great.
    Date published: 2016-02-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very sturdy and strong Ridgid, however the turning isn't the smoothest
    Date published: 2017-05-26
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