11 Steps to Greater Photography Versatility with the Vanguard Auctus Plus 323CT Tripod and SBH-300 Ball Head
The Auctus Plus 323CT Tripod is the king of the Vanguard line of professional-quality tripods. It’s so versatile that it integrates perfectly with studio work for stills or video, and then easily converts to outdoor shooting challenges. Portrait photographers appreciate its many precise features and adjustments, while nature and landscape photographers recommend the Auctus Plus 323CT for its clean design, but heavy-duty construction, and set-up convenience.
Read real customer reviews of the Vanguard Auctus Plus 323CT here.
What many photographers, who are unfamiliar with the 323CT Tripod, notice first is the unique control wheel at the top of the legs. Vanguard calls this the Extreme Support Height Positioning (ESHP) Wheel System. First, it allows you to select a central column height, and then carefully set the height with exacting precision, as it also supports as much as 40 lbs. (18kg) of equipment.
Vanguard built the leg assembly on the Auctus Plus 323CT to withstand most any kind of rugged use and wear. You lift the leg extension locks at the top of each leg vertically to position the legs at 25, 50 and 80-degree angles. Then, the leg sections are secured with twist grip locks that require no more than a half turn. The legs also feature height markings to make it easy to position the legs at the same height. With this much versatility in the operation of the tripod legs, it’s no wonder the 323CT works so well on broken ground, rock fields and bumpy terrain.
The great versatility of the Auctus Plus 323CT Tripod can also be found in how carefully the people at Vanguard designed the feet. The standard tripod foot is built for use on most surfaces. Attach the rubber feet to provide secure footing on a smooth studio floor as well as a muddy track. For an even better solid base outdoors, remove the rubber feet to reveal the leg spikes, which can be driven into the ground. Keep the 323CT Tripod thoroughly grounded during windy weather with a weight attached to the hook at the base of the center column.
To make the Vanguard Auctus Plus 323CT Tripoda complete package, pair it with the Vanguard SBH-300 Ball Head. This is very easy to do, as Vanguard will give you the Ball Head absolutely free when you purchase the 323CT Tripod (or any Auctus Plus or Auctus model tripod) by June 30, 2012.
At just bit more than 1.5 pounds (680g), the Vanguard SBH-300 Ball Head is light enough to carry to your favorite backcountry landscape photography site, but is also a beast of a ball head.
The SBH-300 is manufactured from a highly durable and rugged magnesium alloy, and all the parts are molded, not cut parts fitted together.
A very strong and heavy-duty camera plate supports as much as 70 lbs. (32kg) of pro-quality equipment.
The Vanguard SBH-300 Ball Head also comes with two bubble levels, 360-degree scale, fine-tuning knob and safety lock.
A universal quick shoe is included in the Ball Head kit, so you can give your camera body/lens a quick-release capability.
Visit the Vanguard Web site for all the details about its free SBH-300 Ball Head offer when you purchase any Auctus Plus or Auctus model tripod by June 30, 2012. The offer page is http://www.vanguardworld.com/index.php/en/pv/component/content/article/6-other/214-free-sbh-300-ball-head-with-auctus-plus-tripod-purchase.html
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