This ESPOD CX 203AP Aluminum-Alloy Tripod Kit from Vanguard supports up to 7.7 lb, measures 22″ when folded, and includes a PH-23 Pan-and-Tilt Head with QS-29 Quick Release Plate. Each of its 3-section legs features an independent spread as well as flip locks for fast deployment. Together, the three legs can be can be positioned for a minimum height of 47.3″ to a maximum height of 61.0″ with the center column fully raised.
Cameras, lenses, or sport optics that are compatible with a 1/4″-20 mount can be connected to the QS-29 Quick Release Plate, which is secured to the tripod’s pan-and-tilt head using a quick release cam lock. Using its pan bar, the head can be rotated 360°, and tilted backwards or forwards. Additionally, the cam lock assembly can be rotated 360° independently of the head. To change from a landscape to portrait orientation, the cam lock assembly’s friction lock can be loosened while the attached camera, lens, or sport optic is physically held in place so that it continues to face the subject. The head itself can then be rotated 90° toward the left, and tilted 90° forward before closing the cam lock assembly’s friction lock.
|Head Type||Pan & Tilt Head|
|Camera Mounting Screw||1/4″-20 Male|
|Load Capacity||7.7 lb / 3.5 kg|
|Maximum Working Height||61″ / 154.9 cm|
|Minimum Working Height||47.3″ / 120.1 cm|
|Folded Length||22″ / 55.9 cm|
|Leg Lock Type||Flip Lock|
|Independent Leg Spread||Yes|
|Center Column Sections||1|
|Center Column Extension Type||Rapid|
|Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column||No|