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This year, two Vanguard products have received accolades from the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA). The 2012 awards were voted on by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) General Assembly last month in South Africa, where editors of close to 30 top photo magazines from around the world selected the best imaging products of the year. Vanguard’s BBH-200 professional ball-head (pictured) was named “Best Accessory 2012,” while the company’s The Heralder series camera messenger bags were voted “Best Photo Bag 2012” for their quick and easy access and large storage capacity.
Vanguard Press Release
VANGUARD wins prestigious 2012 TIPA Awards
* BBH-200 ball head named Best Accessory
* The Heralder series named Best Photo Bag
Whitmore Lake, MI - VANGUARD, global leader in photo-video accessories, today announced its BBH-200 ball head and The Heralder series camera bags have earned prestigious 2012 TIPA awards.
The 2012 awards were voted on by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) General Assembly last month in South Africa, where editors of close to 30 top photo magazines from around the world selected the best imaging products of the year.
VANGUARD’s BBH-200 was named “Best Accessory 2012.” According to the TIPA, voters were won over by the ball head’s innovative Rapid Level System that aids photographers in instantly positioning their camera perpendicular to the base, stating, “Vanguard’s unique ‘Rapid Level System’ in their new BBH-200 Ball Head makes life easier for photographers.” Read more comments here.
Introduced at the 2012 International CES in January, the BBH-200 professional ball head delivers in the key areas of accuracy, precision, convenience and ease of use. No matter the camera’s position, its innovative Rapid Level System enables photographers to guide their camera to be perfectly level with the base quickly and efficiently, allowing for accurate 90-degree angles instantly and perfect panoramas.
This magnesium ball head also has a unique open body design that helps maintain a lighter weight. The ball boasts a scratch-free, oxidized surface for ultra smooth moment. Other features include two bubble levels, a ¼ to 3/8-inch adaptor on the base and a universal standard quick shoe with locking clamp that enables quick shoe movement but holds securely in place.
Weight: 18.7 oz
Height: 4.375 inches
Maximum loading weight capacity: 44 lbs
MAP/street price: $199
VANGUARD’s The Heralder series camera messenger bags were voted “Best Photo Bag 2012” for their quick and easy access and large storage capacity. Read more about what TIPA members think of The Heralder here.
The Heralder Series is a fast-action messenger bag for on-the-move photographers.
In addition to quick top access and a roomy interior, its convenient tripod holder makes it easy for today’s video-driven photojournalists and event photographers to come prepared with the necessary camera support for any occasion.
Other features include a deluxe, thickly padded strap that evenly distributes weight; detachable inner pouch for easy loading and unloading of gear and seamless use as an everyday messenger bag; padded laptop compartment; and numerous pockets for accessories.
The Heralder is available in three models for $139 to $199 (USD).