Vanguard has launched the GH-300T pistol grip ball head with Hot Trigger shutter release at CES 2013.
Vanguard say the GH-300T pistol grip ball head with Hot Trigger shutter release 'reinvents the standard for what a tripod head can do for you'.
This industry-leading grip head with built-in remote shutter release on the handle enables you to trip your camera’s shutter without pulling your hand from the grip. It’s ideal for pursuing, and capturing, fast-moving subjects, even while making zoom lens adjustments.
To operate in bulb, or “B” mode, simply slide the release trigger mechanism upward to manually control exposure time by depressing the release trigger. GH-300T employs a universal 2.5 mm DC shutter release cable input jack and comes with two cables compatible with 80 percent of DSLRs on the market today.
GH-300T also features two axes for panning: a 72-click-point panning base just below the camera mounting plate for perfectly aligned panoramic images, and a second 360-degree panning base at the tripod mounting base for horizontal panning and following subjects in motion. This second axis also makes GH-300T a perfect choice video work with an HDSLR.
With a locking force rated for over 17.5 lbs., GH-300T supports standard and large zoom lenses with impressive security. Its universal, 38mm quick release system with clamp knob and safety pin is compatible with other 38mm systems and allows for micro adjustments forward and backward while providing a steady center of gravity and no worries of accidental release.
Like its predecessors in the GH series, GH-300T provides smooth movements with impressive ergonomic control, thanks to its anodized center ball and Grip Position Release system.
The GPR System with pistol grip-style handle lets you unlock, reposition and lock gear into place with ease. Depression of the handle allows 360-degrees of panning movement and -32 to +90-degrees of side-to-side tilt and -8 to +90-degree back to front tilt movement all round. It instantly locks into place by simply releasing the handle. Its Friction Control System allows you to modify the level of resistance on the ball to accommodate changing equipment weight.
GH-300T’s handle also rotates 360 degrees to one of 8 positions for maximum comfort while shooting.
It will be available for €199.99 by mid January 2013.
Take a look at this video all about Vanguard's brand story which played a key part in the design of the GH-300T: