Review: Vanguard Abeo Pro 283CGH With GH-300T Pistol Grip Ballhead

Pinned on April 22, 2013 at 11:35 pm by planetMitch

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Review: Vanguard Abeo Pro 283CGH With GH-300T Pistol Grip Ballhead

This is a brief excerpt from thePhoBlographer

I’ve only owned two tripods my entire life and even though I use one for almost every shoot, each has somehow surpassed its life expectancy. These two weren’t raised in a bad neighborhood but after I’m done with them they wish they had. Needless to say I treat my tools as such and they get worn. Enter my third tripod, the Vanguard Abeo Pro 283CGH kit.
I’ve been interested in a pistol grip styled tripod head for awhile because of its perceived convenience. In theory the grip would also solve my biggest problem with tripods, difficulty using them in the cold. Unfortunately I didn’t make it to the snow for this trip but I did put it through some work. Read on to see how the new tripod from Vanguard fairs in our review.

Pros and Cons
Pros
Each leg has padding
Can be adjusted to reach any imaginable angle
Head allows for smooth 360 degree pans
Cons
Pistol grip loosen / tighten lever
Clunky removable rubber feet
Doesn’t play very nice with my Capture Base Plates
Gear Used
Nikon D800
Vanguard Abeo Pro 283CGH which includes:
GH-300T Pistol Grip Ball Head
Abeo Pro 283CT …

By: Peter Walkowiak

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