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Vanguard-gh-100.29010853
9.0 out of 10

Vanguard GH-100

GH-100 Dual-locking quick shoe mechanism 72-click point pa Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Vanguard GH-100

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Overall 10
10

Nice pistol grip head

Forrestloop, Adorama
12 November 2013
  • Excerpt: Only used it once so far, and that was for micro photography, other then you need to have a strong grip, it worked great.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
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Overall 4
4.0

We'll see when number 2 arrives.

Captain Howdy, Adorama
25 August 2013
  • Excerpt: When I got it everything was all good. Cool adjustability and solid feel. However, by the second day, I noticed some problems. The head when fully tightened had play (like an old car with play in the steering wheel). As well as creep when in the portrait position even when the tensioner was tightened all the way. I've sent mine back and am waiting for a new one. I hope works as advertised.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
  • Cons: Creep, Heavy, Play When Tightened
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Overall 8
8.0

Best bang for the buck on a pistol head

Tim Sullivan, Adorama
29 January 2012
  • Excerpt: No issues to report. Using on a Benro/Manfrotto 190BX & a Nikon D300 w/battery grip, inc. a SB900 speedlight. Lenses used have been a Sigma 17-70mm, Nikon 70-200mm VR & a Sigma 150-500mm. No sagging, ball grip stays firm and in place. Used the tripod collar with the 2 larger lenses, no movement of note to report. Cannot recommend this product highly enough, considering its price point. Takes a little time to get used to, but once mastered, it's a pleasure to use.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Strong Clamp
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Overall 10
10

great product

ed, Adorama
16 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Great device, great pistol grip head
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp, Versatile
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 6
6.0

Great but for one exception

Adorama
10 December 2011
  • Excerpt: This is an awesome grip head except......it's limited range of motion as it will only tilt back 9 degrees. Honestly, had I realized this, I would not have purchased this head. Not sure what Vanguard was thinking with this design. It can be very frustrating and time-consuming to use. I gave this an average rating but other than this limitation, it would be 5-stars.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Strong Clamp
  • Cons: Small Range
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Overall 10
10

Very solid head

Adorama
2 November 2011
  • Excerpt: I really like this head, it is very stable and easy to use. I've used the panorama feature a few times and it is great. The head is a little heavy but I'm fine with that, it helps to make it stable. My only real complaint is the slightly limited range of motion. There are times that I would like it to go in one direction but it can't. It's not a huge deal but it has taken a bit of getting used to.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Strong Clamp
  • Cons: Heavy, Limited range
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Overall 10
10

Bought two of these!

fhayes, Adorama
15 October 2011
  • Excerpt: The 360 degree tuns with a click at each 5 degree increment makes panoramic photos wonderful. Got one for my wife as well to fo one her Flashpoint tripod.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
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Overall 10
10

Nice piece of equipment

fhayes, Adorama
12 October 2011
  • Excerpt: The 5 degree click setup for panoramic photos sold me on this, It takes a bit of time to get used to it and then it just becomes as easy as another hand.
  • Pros: Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
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Overall 10
10

Perfect for pans!

fhayes, Adorama
18 September 2011
  • Excerpt: the 5 degree audible click is the BEST for pan shots, no guessing, 360 degree rotation and pistol grip sold itself to me!
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
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Overall 10
10

Great worldwide warranty support

Nico, Adorama
24 June 2011
  • Excerpt: I encountered problems with the 360 degree level locking mechanism during overseas vacation. I contacted Vanguard USA/CHINA for help and they managed to help me replace the defect unit in Singapore.<br /><br />I would strongly recommend buying Vanguard products.<br /><br />They have good customer service and worldwide warranty support!
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
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