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Vanguard AK-3
9.2 out of 10

Vanguard AK-3

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Reviews and Problems with Vanguard AK-3

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Overall 6
6.0

Good item, Bad discription

Caelan B., Newegg
8 December 2008
  • Summary: Does anyone NOT pick Tech Level 5? Newegg as always, rocks!
  • Pros: Good budget tripod, seems sturdy, fairly light weight.
  • Cons: Camera shoe doesn't fit the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSI body at ALL.
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Overall 2
2.0

CHEEP

Erik O., Newegg
6 October 2008
  • Pros: THERE ISNT ANY
  • Cons: BROKE AFTER FIRST DAY USE ON THE HANDLE THAT CRANKS UP AND DOWN
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Overall 10
10

VANGUARD AK-3-OS Tripod

Nicholas D., Newegg
24 June 2008
  • Summary: I pretty much don't even bother with the bag since the tripod has a built in handle anyways, but hey, it came free in the box. I've taken it hiking with me a couple times, and it's worked pretty well so far, but I doubt it could handle a 20 ft fall over a cliff if I were to drop it accidentally.
  • Pros: Fairly sturdy construction; able to tilt in many directions; the level and handle come in very handy at times; easy to extend legs; the geared extension is a nice touch for getting that right angle; can tilt the camera to be portrait or landscape very easily; inexpensive.
  • Cons: The bag it comes with is fairly useless as far as I'm concerned; the frame probably can't handle extreme hiking or extreme use; sometimes wish is could extend another 6" or so.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works fine - not heavy duty

Ryan I., Newegg
16 May 2008
  • Summary: This is my first tripod, but I bought it at the same time as our first camcorder (Canon HG10) to record our unborn first child. We also have a Canon PowerShot A630 camera and they both fit on here just fine.
  • Pros: Plenty of potential positions, angles, etc Legs extend with a quick push of a button while pulling motion. Tripod bag and bubble level are a nice touch. Price isn't bad either.
  • Cons: None that I can think of. Maybe the fact that it's not made out of solid metal, so it's clearly not meant for rough, heavy duty tasks, but anything else should be fine.
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Overall 10
10

Good Tripod for the Money

Shawn C., Newegg
21 April 2008
  • Summary: If you need a decent tripod for light to medium duty use, then don't hesitate on this one...
  • Pros: Works good. Plenty of adjustments and Hardware seems robust enough for average consumer use. Has some nice features too.
  • Cons: Wasn't 'Free'... ;)
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