Being a Travel and Landscape Photographer I know the value of a Tripod and also the advantage of having a light weight tripod. Having been a Fan of Vanguard Products for a long time i decided to give a try on their Newly launched “Espod CX 203 AGH”. This Tripod is targeted on amateurs and serious amateurs & Comes with Most Attractive Price Tag.
Vanguard Espod CX 203 AGH sells for Rs.4090 . For this Price the Tripod is absolutely worth it for the build quality,sturdiness and usability.
This camera can hold Most entry level DSLRs and supports weight upto 3.5 Kgs which is suitable for holding a Basic SLR upto 70-200 F2.8 attached to it. Quick shoe release is easy to use and comes with a folded ring attached to the screw which saves most of our times searching for Coins to lock the Quick shoe to the Camera.
The Gun Head :
The only Tripod at this price range to have a Gun head. Its pretty much easy to use and can be locked with our thumb with ease. The head is very much helpful in most demanding situations specially Sports,Events and even Landscapes.
The Built :
Built with Complete Aluminium but the tripod feels light to hold for a really long time/treks or to carry in backpack. Bottom being rubberised gives us better grip during the shoot. Flip locks are easy but sturdy.
Ease of use.
Tripod lowers upto 590 mm which is very much okay for low level landscape or City scape shots. When Centre column raised fully the tripod rises upto 1500 mm which is suitable for Eye level shooting for most adults. Its got Single bubble level for precision and helps stabilise the tripod and you are ready to shoot 360 Degree Panaromas.
Final Verdict ::
There are few other Tripods from other brands with similar specifications and even for lesser price but nothing can match Vanguards Durability & this is a definite buy for Amateurs who’s investing in a tripod for the first time.