Vanguard Introduces New Products at CES

January 8, 2013 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, CES 2013 | 1 Comment |
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Vanguard has unveiled a number of new products at CES, including the GH-300T pistol grip ball head with built-in shutter release trigger, the Abeo Pro tripod, Abeo Plus 323AV tripod with PH-123V fluid video pan head and new Vojo photo-video bags. Featuring a unique, remote shutter release built into the grip handle, the GH-300T pistol grip ball head enables users to trip their camera’s shutter without pulling their hand from the grip. The GH-300T also features two panning axes: a 72-click-point panning base just below the camera mounting plate for precise panoramic images, and a second 360-degree panning base at the tripod mounting base for following subjects in motion. The Abeo Pro tripod’s Multi-Angle Central Column system allows users to move the central column from 0 to 180-degree angles in variable vertical and horizontal positions; its Instant Swivel Stop-n-Lock (ISSL) System securely repositions the central column in one simple movement, in just a few seconds, while maintaining the tripod’s stability. The 3-in-1 All-Terrain feet provide the perfect solution for any surface: angled rubber, spikes, and a set of snow/sand shoes. The new Vanguard Vojo Series shoulder bags (models 22, 25 and 28) offer space for a camera, personal items, and a padded compartment for a tablet or compact laptop.

Vanguard Press Release

VANGUARD introduces industry-leading tripods and tripod heads for photographers

ABEO Pro tripod with GH-300T pistol grip ball head provides unmatched flexibility

WHITMORE LAKE, Mich. (CES Booth #31665)—- VANGUARD, a global leader in imaging accessories, today unveiled its most versatile, innovative photographic tripods and tripod head yet at the 2013 International CES in Las Vegas.

The ground breaking GH-300T pistol grip ball head with built-in shutter release trigger reinvents the standard for what a tripod head can do. When paired with the ABEO Pro tripod, also introduced at CES 2013, the two provide unmatched, unlimited versatility for photographers.

VANGUARD also introduced its anticipated ABEO Plus tripod with PH-123V fluid video pan head, as well as new Vojo photo-video bags for travel, and more.

GH-300T Pistol Grip Ball Head with Shutter Release Trigger

Featuring a unique, remote shutter release built into the grip handle, GH-300T enables users to trip their camera’s shutter without pulling their hand from the grip. It’s ideal for pursuing, and capturing, fast-moving subjects, even while making zoom lens adjustments.

To operate the release trigger 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 (other cables available separately).

GH-300T also features two panning axes: a 72-click-point panning base just below the camera mounting plate for precise panoramic images, and a second 360-degree panning base at the tripod mounting base for 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 VANGUARD’s 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 rotates 360 degrees to one of 8 positions for maximum comfort while shooting.

ABEO Pro tripod

Loaded with advanced features for rapid setup at any angle ? on any terrain ? ABEO Pro tripods combine our most celebrated innovations to help take photography to the next level.

ABEO Pro’s Multi-Angle Central Column system allows users to move the central column from 0 to 180-degree angles in variable vertical and horizontal positions, making macro-photography and unique angle shots a breeze; its Instant Swivel Stop-n-Lock (ISSL) System securely repositions the central column in one simple movement, in just a few seconds, while maintaining the tripod’s stability.

When the central column is set in an angled position, a Quick Adjustment lever lock makes pivoting the central column simple; flip the lock open, rotate the column to the desired position, and flip the lock closed.

ABEO Pro’s legs feature quick-flip locks and individually adjust to 25, 50, and 80 degree angles with use of ergonomic release buttons for easy setup on uneven terrain or spreading out flat for super low angle photography.

What’s more, 3-in-1 All-Terrain feet provide the perfect solution for any surface: angled rubber, spikes, and a set of snow/sand shoes.

ABEO Pro 283 tripod with GH-300T head is available in carbon fiber or aluminum at street prices ranging from $399.99 - $549.99 USD

GH-300T is available for a street price of $199.99 USD

ABEO Plus 323AV tripod with fluid video head

Featuring the new PH-123V video pan head with adjustable drag tension, ABEO Plus 323AV provides incredibly smooth pan and tilt functions and a rigid magnesium, closed-type construction for steady videography with HD camcorders and add-ons.

A spring loaded counterbalance system makes it easy to work with heavy equipment and is easily activated and deactivated with a large, ergonomic switch.

PH-123V video head also features a large quick shoe with safety release button and front-to-back, fine tuning movements for perfect placement.

Built to support more than 17.5 lbs., PH-123V also has a long handle for positioning heavy equipment. For use with other add-ons, PH-123V features a ΒΌ” and 3/8” attachment interface.

ABEO Plus 323AT aluminum alloy tripod delivers the unwavering support videographers demand. Its unique Quick Height Adjustment center column locking mechanism enables instant height changes with minimal effort. Simply flip the large lever lock open, adjust to the desired height, and flip the lock back into place.

Thanks to its Tension Adjustable Leg Locks, ABEO Plus’ legs will always stand strong. Over time, normal wear and tear can start to loosen ordinary flip locks, but with ABEO Plus, simply tighten the adjustable leg locks to the desired tension for peak performance.

Versatile feet ensure the ideal solution for any surface. Angled rubber feet for grip in studio or on hard ground; spikes to dig into soft terrain or ice; and a bonus set of snow and sand shoes for use in wintery conditions or on the beach.

ABEO Plus also features legs that individually adjust to three different angles, anti-spin central column, central column anti-shock ring, and thick foam grips.

ABEO Plus 323 aluminum tripod with PH-123V video head is available at a street price of $379.99 USD.

Vojo photo-video bags for travel

When traveling with camera gear, there’s no clearer path for carrying your equipment than Vanguard’s Vojo series shoulder bags.

A refined organizer, Vojo offers space for a camera, personal items, and a padded compartment for a tablet device (model 22 & 25) or compact laptop computer (model 28), all in a good looking, soft shoulder bag that doesn’t shout “camera equipment inside.”

A soft, removable inner box with zippered top safely houses your camera and accessories while also allowing for easy removal for use in a different bag or to use Vojo as an everyday bag. Side adjustment straps can be used to keep the bag compact when used without camera gear.

Vojo also features zippered Quick Top Access, letting you get your camera in hand whenever the moment strikes. A front accessory compartment, zippered front pocket, and flap pocket provide plenty of space for small accessories.

Other features include genuine leather accents, a wide shoulder strap with anti-slip pad, luggage trolley attachment loop that doubles as a handle for short-term carrying, adjustable protective flap, and attached rain cover.
 
Vojo shoulder bags come in green or black and are available in three sizes at street prices of $119.99 - $159.99 USD.

About VANGUARD

Since 1986, VANGUARD has provided photographers around the world with innovative, high-quality tripods, monopods, ball heads, pan heads, bags, cases, optics and other photography accessories. With ISO 9001 and 14001-certified facilities and hundreds of design patents, VANGUARD has earned a solid reputation that spans the world. VANGUARD products are available through its extensive global dealer and distribution network. For more information about VANGUARD products, visit http://www.vanguardworld.com

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#1 Dan

That makes my shoulder hurt just looking at it...

12:07 am - Wednesday, January 9, 2013