Vanguard GH-300T Pistol Grip Ball Head

Model #GH-300T

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General Information

Weight 1.87 lb (0.85 kg)
Maximum Diameter Not specified by manufacturer
Height Extended: 7.25" (18.4 cm)
Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8" (1/4" to 3/8" adapter included)
Separate Panning Lock Yes
Tilt Range -32 to +90° Side-to-side tilt and -8 to +90° back to front tilt
Pan Range 360° in 8 positions
Tension Control Yes
Input Universal 2.5 mm DC shutter release
Spirit Level 2
Quick Release Yes, QS-60 quick shoe included
Ball Sphere Diameter Not specified by manufacturer
Load Capacity 17.6 lb (8.0 kg)
User Reviews
B h photo.32817553
7 December 2014

I tried to use it with a spotting scope for night sky observation and found it could not point upward. Also under high magnification (20X plus) the creep makes it useless.It is suitable for landscape photography as long as you don't need to point upward.

B h photo.32817553
17 January 2017

Great to have attached to both my large lenses and camera body. Easy to switch and mount at a seconds notice.

B h photo.32817553
8 December 2016

Just received this trigger ball head, and am very pleased with it, except for one thing. The included TC 1 shutter cable is not compatible with my Canon 70D camera body. It does, however, work with my older Canon 40D camera body. After a little experimentation, I was able to solve this problem.

B h photo.32817553
7 October 2015

I purchased this item to have as a spare while out taking Landscape images.

16 September 2015

Bought this after suffering the downside of a 3 way...... Quickly re-sighting.<br />Wish I had started off with this, variable friction, smooth, all directions, plus angle locking and degree markings for panoramas. A lot of though has been put into this to cater for all aspects of tripod shooting.

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    Durable, Great Features, Simple Controls

B h photo.32817553
13 August 2015

The unit looks sturdy and well-made, BUT ... as other reviewers have said, I had trouble with the tension adjustment. With my lighter lenses, there was no happy medium where movement was fluid with trigger depressed, but position was held solid when the trigger was released.

B h photo.32817553
28 February 2015

There's a horizontal pan control at the top right of the head. Loosen it and swing the camera 90 degrees rignt. Tighten it, and you can shoot straight up. For me, it's a completely adequite work-around.

B h photo.32817553
24 February 2015

I live in a retirement community that has a lot of predator bird action, such as Ospreys, Eagles and occasional hawk. I have to hand hold my camera with an 18-300 zoom lens because my current heads will not allow a fluid up and down and pan mode in a smooth motion.

B h photo.32817553
12 October 2014

Have several lens, nice to be able to switch lens without haveing to remove and install plate each time.

B h photo.32817553
11 September 2014

This is a terrific and innovative ball head. I am using this for my Panasonic MFT cameras and it is more than robust enough to remain stable and not creep when longer telephoto lenses are attached with little or no tension applied.

Product Highlights
  • One Hand Operation
  • Shutter Release Trigger on Grip
  • 17.6 lb Load Capacity
  • 2-Axes Panning
  • 72-Clickpoint Panning Base
  • 38mm Universal Quick Release System
  • Friction Control System
  • Bulb Exposure Capability from Trigger
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