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Vanguard-gh-300t.33882638
9.4 out of 10

Vanguard GH-300T

GH-300T Innovative Shutter Release Trigger on grip Grip Po Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Vanguard GH-300T

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Overall 10
10

Great Product

Photo enthusiast, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Just what I was looking for. Economical and easy to use. I am an advanced amateur. So far I have used it for sports works great.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great product but...

tilley, B&H Photo
18 March 2014
  • Excerpt: 2-stars only. If using this pistol grip with Nikon low profile collar lens (older telephoto lenses)and Nikon FX D700+batt grip, HARD FOULING occurs between the rubbered top of the pistol grip and the base of battery grip. Result: Impossible moving the camera for panning action : -((((<br /><br />Suggestion to the designer: to FLATTEN the top of the grip giving more room between the lower base battery grip and the pistol grip itself.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability
  • Cons: Fouling Low Profil Collar
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Overall 10
10

Well designed and easy to use.

Terry M, B&H Photo
18 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I'm using this with a Pentax K-5D for a variety of uses. I'm happy to report the enclosed trigger cord controls the K-5D focus and exposure with no issues. <br /><br />I like how each axis has a control, so you can pan with this, and even rotate the pistol group so you can aim the camera straight up.<br /><br />I haven't found any weaknesses yet, I'm sure to put it through its paces.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp, Trigger Cable
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Overall 10
10

Great Ball Head

Mike Lasby, B&H Photo
7 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Love this ball head. I use on a Vanguard Auctus tripod, and the combination is exactly what I was looking for. Use for studio work, as well as sports and outdoor shoots.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Works as Advertised, and on a Budget

Robin, B&H Photo
24 December 2013
  • Excerpt: If you want it easy to squeeze and move you have to loosen the friction, but then when you release, it will not hold the camera well. If you tighten the friction it's hard to squeeze and move. Other reviews have noted this.<br /><br />However, when you tighten the friction, you can still squeeze and move it with a bit of muscle input. And, then it holds the camera and a reasonably heavy lens rock solid, better than I expected after watching the demo video.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 6
6.0

Does the job

Rad, B&H Photo
15 December 2013
  • Excerpt: The tightening mechanism on the pistol grip release do not work as well as I would like. When I pull the grip I want to be able to freely move it which only works in the loosest setting in which case the release need not be pulled.
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Overall 10
10

a ballhead that offers great control!

roland, B&H Photo
10 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Product is strong (but heavy) and I can control my videocam and camera (Nikon d5100 with 18-300mm) with ease and confidence. I also changed the swiss-arca QR system with the easier (lever-type)version from manfrotto.I've used it during a school activity of my son, and as I was panning, I noticed that a lot of other dads are panning their heads at me! A unique ballhead that offers great control.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

The best ball head going.

ChipE, B&H Photo
10 December 2013
  • Excerpt: I have used many different types of tripod heads including a cheaper pistol grip model. This is by far the best I have ever had. It is solid for my heavy telephoto lens and the shutter trigger is really handy. I don't have to hunt for the shutter trigger on the top of my camera while I'm framing a shot. A good ball head makes a tripod, and this is it. I highly recommend this product.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
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Overall 8
8.0

works great!

photo guy dave 115, B&H Photo
1 November 2013
  • Excerpt: I think this product is very well made. Nice product.
  • Pros: Good Stability
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Overall 4
4.0

Hard to squeeze

photographer wannabee, B&H Photo
31 October 2013
  • Excerpt: It's not expensive and does the job. I'm not in love with it...so it may go in the future after I made a few bucks using it...I will get the REALLY RIGHT STUFF smoother head. The grip is tight to squeeze...dont like taking verticle shots...will need an L clamp...I don't have a lot of money therefore it will do...I am picky and will only settle for the best as a keeper type item...this is not one of them.
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Strong Clamp
  • Cons: Hard To Squeeze, Verticle Range Not Good
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