Win a Professional Heavy-Duty Vanguard Tripod Worth $600!

Vanguard announced a fancy new professional tripod at Photokina last week, and today we’re giving you the opportunity to win one of the first ones as photographers are just getting their hands on them. The Vanguard ABEO Plus 323CB is an uber-durable carbon fiber tripod that comes with a BBH-200 pro ball head. It features a fast-adjustment central column, tension adjustable leg locks, 3-in-1 feet (rubber, spikes, and snow/sand shoes) for stability on any surface, an anti-shock ring, and accessory hook, and a max weight of 26.4 pounds. It’s retail value? $600.

This giveaway will be done through Facebook using the simple sweepstakes app we’ve been using. Entering is super easy. Here’s how:

#1: Make Sure You’re a Fan

This giveaway is open to fans of our Facebook page. If you aren’t one, simply click “Like” below:

#2: Enter the Giveaway

Visit the contest page on Facebook or use the form below (you might need to reload this page if you had to do Step #1). We’re asking that you enter your email address so that we can contact you if you win. The email won’t be used for any other purpose:

#3 (Optional): Share for More Entries!

Once you enter the contest, you’ll be given a special link to it. Every time someone enters the contest through your special link, you’ll be given another three additional entries and a better chance to win the prize!

Rules & Details

This contest will end on Monday, October 1st, 2012, and a winner will be selected randomly from all the entries.

The giveaway is open to readers outside the US as well, but international entrants will be asked to pay for shipping if they win.

Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favor!

A big thanks to Vanguard for providing the prize for this giveaway!

  • Muzafar Umarov

    This is awesome. I really need a tripod.

  • Steven Thomas

    Great giveaway from two great companies!

  • greg

    Too bad you require a facebook account. I follow PP on twitter and g+

  • sandy

    Yep; no love for those of us who don’t do facebook. Disappointing.

  • paul

    You should disclose and also state in the rules that this contest is only open to people with a Facebook account. To enter, one must either sign up for a Facebook account or obtain one, in effect promoting Facebook. There are still people in this world who do not wish to become a part of the “in group”, i.e., social network groupies.

  • 3ric15

    Nice Hunter Games reference

  • Jake

    Yeah, what was wrong with the last contest format where we could just post here with our email address in the registration spot?

  • Bruce Molzen

    Wow . . . looks like a solid piece of kit!

  • T Reaves

    Are you really so addicted to getting people to say they like you on Facebook? To the point you give extra credit for people to pimp you? How sad.

  • Michael Zhang

    Well, there’s no free lunch :) We need to give the sponsor companies and their products as much publicity as we can so they keep giving us free stuff to give away to our readers. Adding a viral element to these competitions does just that, allowing us to give away these pretty pricey pieces of gear. Sorry if you don’t like the format, but it keeps these contests going :(

  • The Rest of the world

    You seem to be saying we don’t need you if you don’t do Facebook. OK. I will take your advice. Good Bye!

  • Tim

    Don’t have a facebook account, looks like I’m out of this one.

  • Justice

    Some people ^ just want to watch the world burn, while getting butt-hurt over their inability or unwillingness to participate in something.
    If you don’t like it, don’t read it. It’s your problem, not PP’s.
    But I’m sure they’ll do just fine without you.

  • C.K. Lee

    :) Yaay! One less person in the draw!

  • pryere

    Facebook. No thanks.

  • Steve

    Thanks for all the great articles I follow PP on Google Reader

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  • Eustacia Miliusis

    Thank You!

  • LGK

    shared and tweeted and added thanks, i had one not sure where it went so i could use one, my son maybe took it to use too he loves to photograph