Vanguard will be exhibiting at the Focus on Imaging show so if you're going, don't forget to visit their stand (B1) to get hands-on with their award-winning tripods, ball heads and bags.
Products on show will include:
BBH Ball heads
The new magnesium BBH series ball head for professional photographers is accurate, precise and easy to use.
No matter the camera’s position, its Rapid Level System enables photographers to guide their camera to be perfectly level with the base, quickly and efficiently. When the level position is attained, BBH holds the camera in place. This, coupled with use of its two bubble levels to ensure a perfectly level base, enables accurate 360-degree panoramic photography and videography.
The ball also boasts a scratch-free, oxidized surface for ultra-smooth movement. BBH can be positioned at accurate 90-degree angles in one second. Other features include two bubble levels, a ¼ to 3/8 inch adaptor on the base and a universal standard clamp that enables quick shoe movement but holds securely in place.
BBH is available in three sizes (BBH-100, BBH-200 and BBH-300) at street prices of €199-289 (prices may differ depending on each country VAT rates).
GH-200 Pistol Grip Ball Head
Modelled after Vanguard's award-winning GH-100, the GH-200 can support standard as well as large zoom lenses. It features a quick shoe plate with clamp knob that makes it easy to move large telephoto lenses forward and backward, while maintaining steady centre-of-gravity support and preventing accidental release.
The GH-200 features the Grip Position Release System with an industry-leading pistol grip-style handle, which rotates 360 degrees and enables you to unlock, reposition and lock gear into place with ease. The head allows adjustments which are smooth and can be made one-handed, meaning the user can be making adjustments to the lens with their other hand. The handle can be quickly and easily positioned at any angle, too, without the need for tools or dismantling. 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 with simple release of the handle.
The new ball head's other features include its Friction Control System which allows photographers to modify the level of friction on the ball to accommodate changing equipment weight, such as switching to heavier lenses. The anodized centre ball allows for fluid movement and it also has a bubble level located beside the quick shoe plate for balance. An accurate panoramic base, offering 72 point rotation with gentle click-in-place positioning that moves the camera 5 degrees per click and prevents jumps in shots to ensure a perfect 360-degree panorama.
GH-200 has a street price of €229 (prices may differ depending on each country VAT rates).
Xcenior Bags Series
Vanguard introduce a new range of bags which includes a Trolley and shoulder bags. The Xcenior Series shoulder bag features a large, multi-layered interior and an anti-shock bottom. The bottom of the bags are made from anti-scratch, moisture resistant fabric to keep gear protected from dust and water. It has a moulded, semi-solid exterior and two adjustable straps and a handle make sure your tripod stays in place on the front of the bag.
The Xcenior Series shoulder bags are customisable with dividers which feature hook-and-loop fasteners. Numerous pockets can be found on the outside and inside of the bag and a side-hanging system enables photographers to attach lens cases and pouches from Vanguard's ICS collection. The bags also come with a rain cover and an accessory pouch.
An anti-slip strap evenly distributes weight on the shoulder and its innovative padded T-shaped handle provides reliable support.
Xcenior shoulder bag is available in three different sizes at a street prices of €259.90 to €349.90 (Prices may differ depending on each country VAT rates).
The Xcenior trolly is airline carry-on friendly* that's secure, customisable and easy to use. It features a well-padded and a mesh inner lid keeps gear in place, is completely configurable with hook-and-loop fasteners and comes with an accessory pouch and combination lock.
A laptop stays well protected in a padded sleeve and a tripod can be attached to the front or side of the bag with the supplied straps.
Oversized wheels enable smooth rolling and moulded feet provide great stability. A strong trolley handle extends and collapses with ease. Three handles enable users to conveniently load it into airplane overhead compartments. Its extendable handle is thick and moves smoothly.
Xcenior Trolley bag is available in three sizes at street prices of €219.90 - 299.90 (prices may differ depending on each country VAT rates).
*except for the largest model. Airline carry-on regulations are subject to change and vary by airline and country. To meet the requirements, you may need to remove laptops, tripod holders and attachments. Call your airline or visit its website for current size and weight restrictions.
Kinray Bags Series
The new Kinray backpack is durable, weather resistant and roomy.
It features removable dividers to securely hold a spotting scope and DSLR camera for digiscoping or DSLR camera and attached telephoto lens.
A raincover gives your gear extra protection and you can access your equipment quickly and easily from the front of the bag.
The shoulder strap's length can be adjusted, it features a chest harness and the back is made from breathable fabric to keep you dry. There's also a tripod holder and zippered pockets keep smaller items secure.
Two lower front straps hold larger accessories such as sleeping bags or jackets and smaller accessories such as pouches can be clipped onto the side loops of the bag.
Kinray is available in green or purple in three sizes (two in two-strap, backpack style and one in sling bag style) at street prices of €149.90 - 249.90 (prices may differ depending on each country VAT rates).
Abeo Tripods Series
Vanguard introduces Abeo, an ultra smooth, advanced tripod for enthusiast and semi-pro photographers. Available with an interchangeable pan head or ball head, Abeo supports cameras with large zoom lenses and camcorders with attached gear.
Abeo’s strong legs support a heavy loading weight while maintaining a lighter overall weight than competitive tripods with similar loading capacities. Its legs securely adjust to 25, 50 and 80-degree angles with an ergonomic, ultra-fast release button. Quick-flip leg locks enable fast setup and are tension adjustable.
Its panning handle can easily be positioned on the left or right side for convenient, comfortable use by both left and right-handed people. It also features a two-section short column for easy-to-set-up low-angle photography and filming.
For outdoor shooting, Abeo has rubber feet that convert to large spikes for rough terrain and thick foam on its legs to enable a secure grip even in wet weather. It boasts a hexagonshaped central column for greater security and a large bubble level on its canopy. It has a 1/4 and 3/8” camera screw interface.
Abeo is available in five models at street prices of €289 - 329 (prices may differ depending on each country VAT rates).
New Nivelo Tripods
Added to the Nivelo range this year are the 244BK and 245BK tripods. They're are both versatile, lightweight, compact tripods that fold away quickly. The new models also feature a bubble level and a quick shoe plate release system.
Their innovative open canopy lets users invert the Quick Fold Central Column to get great close-up shots. Their strong 24- mm diameter legs can be individually positioned at 25 and 50-degree angles for steady use on uneven terrain. Their legs lock and unlock by simply turning the feet and they collapse in one second.
These stylish, new generation tripods are perfect for popular compact mirrorless, interchangeable lens cameras and small DSLRs up to 6.6 lbs/3kg. Other features include shock-absorbing contoured rubber feet, a bubble level and an anti-spin central column.
The Nivelo tripods will be available in shops at €149 (Nivelo 244BK) and €159 (Nivelo 245BK) (prices may differ depending on each country VAT rates).
More Vanguard Products
You'll also be able to get hands-on with popular Vanguard products such as the Heralder bag series, Auctus Plus tripods, the Alta Pro 263AGH tripod, SBH ball heads, Endeavor ED binoculars series, Spirit ED binoculars series and the Endeavor Spotting Scopes series.
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