Vanguard Espod CX 203AGH 3-section legs Tripod with GH-20 Pistol Grip Ball Head
Inexpensive tripods tend to increase the number of leg sections, which actually decreases stability. However, this budget tripod from Vanguard has just three leg sections and can handle over seven pounds of gear. It includes a ball head with a pistol-style grip for comfortable panning, plus the quick release plate makes it easy to get your camera on and off. The Espod will reach a height of 61 inches or shoot from a minimum of about 48 inches. Folded, the tripod is just over 23 inches and weighs just 2.6 pounds.