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Vanguard VEO 2 264AB Aluminum Tripod w/ BH-50 Ball Head EXPIRED

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  • Load Capacity: 17.6 lb
  • Max Height: 61"
  • Min Height: 7.6"
  • Folded Length: 17.5"
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I bought the 235cb a week ago when that was on sale. Is this a better tripod?

https://slickdeals.net/f/13920047-vanguard-veo-2-235cb-5-section-tripod-w-bh-50-ball-head-110-free-s...
I own the 235cb as well. This new deal is for the smaller, 4-section tripod. I'm assuming it's lighter albeit shorter. It really depends on your needs.
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I bought the 235cb a week ago when that was on sale. Is this a better tripod?

https://slickdeals.net/f/13920047-vanguard-veo-2-235cb-5-section-tripod-w-bh-50-ball-head-110-free-shipping?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1
This is the aluminum version. I'd take the more lighter carbon fiber version over this one since I travel a lot. In my opinion, you have the better one.
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Got this I think around this price range too for my home studio, can't beat Vanguard brand name.
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Picked this up a few months back for $23 more, I was originally thinking to go with carbon fiber because I live in Brooklyn and we have trains running 24/7 underground so I was worried about shock absorption but when I got this I was super surprised that it works amazing for what I need plus this is a solid price, Thanks for sharing!
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For someone who wants to get a first tripod should I get this?
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What about Vanguard VOO
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lighter isn't necessarily better just depends on your application. I love my vanguard tripod and its buttery smooth but its sometimes its too light and I need to augment with sandbags and cinder blocks. Just depends on your gear.
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Is that ball head any good? Seems like the ballhead by itself is selling for this price.
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Good for an 80D with potentially the Sigma 150-600 Contemporary?
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Good for an 80D with potentially the Sigma 150-600 Contemporary?
I'd suggest getting a significantly sturdier tripod with a larger diameter ballhead if a major use case for you is a 600mm lens on a crop body. On the lower end, maybe look for something similar to a Leofoto LS-324C or a Feisol CT-3301, although even those might not be enough to really do an excellent job with such a setup - my Gitzo series 2 traveler isn't always enough for sharp long exposures with a 7DII+100-400mm (a pound or two lighter than your proposed setup), not with the lens @400mm and the tripod at max height in a breeze, at least. The same 7DII+400mm combo does much better on a ProMediaGear TR344L, but such a tripod is well into serious professional territory (with a price tag to match).

Even if you used this Vanguard tripod at its lowest height, the ballhead included is not heavy duty and would probably be a pain to use with such a heavy camera+lens combo. That said, when used with much lighter/shorter camera/lens combos, it'll likely do a much better job.
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This is great for external VR tracking base stations like for the vive and index. I'd rather not mount them to my walls
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Good for an 80D with potentially the Sigma 150-600 Contemporary?
No.
You will have a lot of trouble to balance the weight, then to hold the camera/lens for repositioning that most likely will result in a fall, every time (A significant PIA)!
My main concern here is the ball head that is not a suitable option for any long lens. The legs may be borderline OK.

So if you need to be more versatile and use this for other lenses, I say go for it at this price but get another head additionally. Your best bet is a arca swiss type Gimbal head with a long arca swiss plate that can assist weight balance of your set up.

On that Gimbal head, your best option is a Wimberley (Probably starting somewhere around $500) ( LINK ) [tripodhead.com] or you can buy one of their third party knock offs (India made or Chines) for under $100 on eBay or likewise. (Not really recommended but unless you are on a budget or need to have a taste of a Gimbal setup to buy the real thing later on! LINK [ebay.com]

Kirk ( LINK ) [kirkphoto.com] and RRS or Really Right Stuff ( LINK ) [reallyrightstuff.com] are the two American very well made manufacturers that you may want to look into for quality items in this regards.

Don't forget a very very important lesion that I learned it in the hard way: A cheap tripod has to be replaced very soon. A quality tripod will last you a Life time. So decide first if you want to save money and if so, buy only the highest quality one, you can afford.
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