Words by Emma Kay
Vanguard have announced the release of several new bags, tripods and binoculars.
The Heralder series of bags
These messenger bags are designed for fast action, and are designed for on the move photographers such as photojournalists and event photographers. It also features a tripod sling, to enable carrying of all the necessary equipment for a shoot.
It features a comfortable anti – slip shoulder strap, laptop compartment, lots of versatile accessory pockets, and compatibility with other Vanguard accessories, such as padded lens protectors.
In 3 different models, Heralder 28, 33 and 38, these bags will be around £120 - £180.
Read our exclusive review for the Heralder 38 Messenger Bag HERE.
The Adaptor series of bags
This versatile photo video rucksack offers various options for removing your camera quickly and easily, so you can get shooting straight away. With its thick padding and customizable interior, it is a safe haven for all your equipment.
The bag also converts into a sling bag, by detaching a strap and storing it away in the bag. It also features a tripod holder and zipper pockets for accessories.
The Adaptor series comes in three models, 41, 45 and 46, plus the Adaptor 48, which has fully opening gear access from the back. The Adaptor 46 also has a laptop compartment.
This is a new kind of stylish tripod for those fashion conscious photographers. It is lightweight and enables you to get top quality shots without hauling bulky gear around and having to mess around setting up and taking down a normal tripod.
It is so compact that it fits in a medium handbag, or small bag!
Nievolo tripod is sleek, and folds up and down in a few seconds flat. It still boasts all the features that a normal tripod has, minus the hassle.
This new tripod is ideal for the new ranges of compact mirrorless cameras and interchangeable lens cameras, and with its 20mm diameter legs it provides solid support for any camera. It's easy to extend and lock in the legs with amazing speed.
The Nievolo Tripod will be around £70.
Alta Pro Tripods
The Alta Pro range has unmatched flexibility and Stability. Its Multi Angle Central Column (MACC) makes it easy to move the tripod through 0 to 180 degree angles, making macro shots and wide angle shots extremely easy to perform.
Its Instant Swivel Stop-n-Lock (ISSL system enables the user to quickly and easily reposition the central column in one easy movement, whilst maintaining the stability of the tripod.)
It also features advanced camera vibration and shock control, patented premium magnesium die cast canopy and head and spiked rubber feet for stability on challenging terrain.
The Alta Pro is also available in a model that fuses it and Vanguard's pistol grip ball head. The Alta 623 AGH enables the user to get more angles than ever before with this innovative pistol grip ball head.
The pistol grip head allows for 360 degree round movement, -32 to +90 degrees of side to side tilt and -8 to +0 degrees of back to front movement. Its grip position release system makes it extremely easy to position your camera just how you want it.
It is priced at around £280.
Precision cut ball heads
These precision cut ball heads are different because they are molded in to shape, unlike the competition, which uses assembled cut parts. This makes for a smoother, steadily moving ball joint that can move any size of camera with ease.
It includes a bubble level, for balanced shooting. It also includes a special universal Vanguard quick shoe, to enable you to quick release your camera.
Precision cut ball heads are priced from around £45- £120.
Endeavor ED Binoculars
These top of the range binoculars offer sharpness and clarity with exceptional light transmission and great colour resolution and contrast.
These waterproof and fogproof binoculars are great for wildlife and bird watchers. They feature an open bridge design for comfortable use, a wide view angle, and BaK4 roof prisms, along with an anti reflection coating and large focus adjustment wheel, for quick viewing.
These binoculars are priced at roughly £380- £430.
Spirit ED Binoculars
Spirit ED binoculars offer light transmission of up to 90% for a fantastic viewing experience.
It features advanced lens and prism designs for stunning views of nature.
They are 100% waterproof, and have several comfort features, including extendable eye cups.
These binoculars will be around £ 280 - £310, and come in three models.
Endeavor Spotting Scopes
These spotting scopes have an advanced optical system and are completely waterproof and fogproof. They produce beautiful images even in low light conditions.
Durable and lightweight, these scopes are ideal for taking out on a viewing trip.
It also has the ability to become a digiscope by attaching a digital camera adapter, enabling you to take stunning wildlife photos.
These scopes are around £530 - £630 and come in four models.
For more information on any of these products, visit the Vanguard website.