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    My New Tripod

    Wanted to show my new Vanguard Alto Pro 263 tripod with SBH 100 Ball Head. I have mounted ny Sigma 120-400 on it just for the shot as it is the heaviest lens I have , and it carries the weight with ease. ( not that I would ever shoot with this lens mounted like that ) Should be a great asset for macro . Would also make an ideal remote flash stand with its multi angle range. You can check it out on Goggle video.
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    I had not come across the Vanguard tripods until I started working at Camerahouse, to me they fit the bill very well for a reasonably priced, well featured and sturdy tripod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkChap View Post
    I had not come across the Vanguard tripods until I started working at Camerahouse, to me they fit the bill very well for a reasonably priced, well featured and sturdy tripod.
    Couldn't agree more Mark. I would go as far as saying that it is on par with the Manfrotto 190XProB. And costs less.

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    I have been using the same tripod, currently with a PH-50 pan head as I also shoot a lot of video, for the last two years. The tripod is absolutely excellent - I have never seen a better tripod apart from the carbon-fiber model above this one. Its build quality is flawless and it is still rock solid after two years of semi-professional use.

    However, the grip on the handle of the pan head (also by Vanguard ) has worked its way loose after much use. I have it held on with gaffer tape for the time being, but I'm going to need to get myself a tube of thread locking adhesive to properly secure it more permanently. :/
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    That is the type of good feedback I like to hear ElectricImages.

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