Vanguard Launches Abeo Plus Tripod and Quovio Bags

September 18, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Photokina 2012 | 0 Comments |
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Vanguard today announced the launch of its new Abeo Plus tripod and Quovio series photo-video bags at the Photokina 2012 Imaging Fair in Cologne, Germany. The latest in Vanguard’s Abeo family of tripods for photo, video and nature observation, the new Abeo Plus tripod is available in diamond-woven carbon fibre or heavy-gauge aluminium versions. The tripod comes in three sizes at street prices of $219.99 - $479.99, and is also available as a kit with BBH-200 professional ball head. Kit prices range from $369.99 - $699.99. The Quovio photo-video bag series comprises the Quovio 26 and Quovio 41 shoulder bags, the Quovio 44 photo backpack and the Quovio 49T trolley bag. Quovio series bags are available at street prices of $119.99 - $279.99.

Vanguard Press Release

VANGUARD launches latest in ABEO tripod family and new QUOVIO series photo-video bags at Photokina 2012

WHITMORE LAKE, Mich. (Photokina Booth C10-18, Hall 4.2)—-VANGUARD, global leader in photo-video accessories, today announced the launch of its new ABEO Plus tripod and QUOVIO series photo-video bags at the Photokina 2012 Imaging Fair in Cologne, Germany. 

Versatile, durable ABEO Plus tripod provides unwavering support in any situation or setting with a host of user-friendly features for a dynamic combination of strength and convenience.

ABEO Plus series is the next step in VANGUARD’s ABEO family of tripods, which provide photographers, videographers and naturalists with a diverse range of options to help pursue their passions.

Made to fit the upbeat, multi-media style of today’s photographers, the new QUOVIO series bags offers distinct carrying solutions for active still and video shooters transporting a partial or full set of gear, whether it’s across town or cross country.

From quick-adjusting straps, to instant camera access openings, QUOVIO series is full of the features needed to capture the moment on the move.

Photokina attendees will receive hands-on demonstrations of the products in Hall 4.2, Booth C10-C18.


ABEO Plus series tripods

Advanced photographers looking for a combination of camera support and versatile features will instantly take to ABEO Plus, the latest in VANGUARD’s ABEO family of tripods for photo, video, and nature observation. Made to enable quick and easy setup without sacrificing support for heavy loading weights, ABEO Plus is made to handle virtually any shooting situation.

VANGUARD introduced the tripod in Germany at Photokina 2012.

Available in diamond-woven carbon fiber or heavy-gauge aluminum, ABEO Plus offers unwavering support with a host of user-friendly features. Its Quick Height Adjustment central column allows users to instantly raise or lower their camera. Simply flip the large lever lock open, adjust the column to the desired height, and flip the lock back into place, securing your gear into position.

Thanks to its Tension Adjustable Leg Locks, ABEO Plus’ legs are sure to stand strong. Over time, normal wear and tear can start to take a toll on ordinary flip locks, but with ABEO Plus, users can simply tighten the adjustable leg locks to the desired tension for peak performance.

Versatile 3-in-1 feet provide the perfect solution for any surface. Angled rubber feet for the perfect grip in studio or on hard ground;  spikes to dig into and hold firm on soft terrain or ice; and a bonus set of snow or sand shoes to stand tall, even in wintery conditions or on the beach.

ABEO Plus enables unique shots, too, with legs that individually adjust to 25, 50, and 80-degree angles with an ergonomic release button, and an easy-to-set up low-angle adaptor for macro photography.
What’s more, a premium magnesium die-cast canopy and anti-spin central column ensure maximum stability, even with a heavy loading weight.

In addition, ABEO Plus features:
* Anti-shock ring
* Accessory hook
* Thick foam grips on all three legs

With aluminum and carbon fiber models available, ABEO Plus comes in three sizes at street prices of $219.99 - $479.99.

ABEO Plus can also be purchased as a kit with BBH-200 professional ball head. Kit prices range from $369.99 - $699.99.


QUOVIO series photo-video bags

Today’s photographers do more than shoot pictures; they capture every inspiring moment of our lives in stills, video, or both—-  whatever the occasion demands, whether it’s a weekend getaway or an urban exploration. Their work isn’t limited by media or format, so why would their gear be?

That’s why VANGUARD’s new QUOVIO series was made to meet today’s photo-video demands. For instance, QUOVIO 41, the first shoulder bag made to accommodate either a full DSLR camera setup, or a digital camcorder rig.

Vanguard, a global leader in photo-video accessories, introduced QUOVIO series in Cologne, Germany, at Photokina 2012.

Created to suit the active, multi-media shooting style of today’s photographers and videographers, QUOVIO series features four versatile models with distinct applications, all sharing a modernly stylish unified look and design for use on the move.


QUOVIO 41 shoulder bag for photo or video

Made to accommodate photo and video equipment, QUOVIO 41 is filled with features for professional results on the go. Its Quick Access main opening lets photographers grab their gear in a second by simple pulling its large handle. Inside this sleek shoulder bag, a roomy interior offers plenty of space and thick padding for a mid-sized digital video camera or a pro DSLR setup.

Its innovative interior divider system can be easily configured to accommodate a photo or video setup, offering the functionality of two bags in one. Dual, built-in tripod holders give even more options; a tripod can be strapped to the top of the bag or attached to the front. QUOVIO 41 is also big on the small details, from its two mesh pouches for carrying cables, headsets and other gear to its bonus memory card wallet for organized storage.


QUOVIO 44 camera backpack

QUOVIO 44’s extra-large Quick Side Access allows instant access to a pro DSLR with one zip. Inside this sleek backpack, a roomy interior offers plenty of space for a DSLR with attached zoom lens, additional zoom and other lenses, flash, and other accessories. A convenient tripod holder with Quick Adjustment Straps makes bringing a tripod along quicker and simpler than ever.

Versatile QUOVIO 44 easily converts from a backpack to a day pack with separate compartment by simply rearranging its customizable interior dividers. Either set up can also be used as a fast-acting sling bag by simply detaching and stowing one of its two shoulder straps in the built in pouch. It’s like having three bags in one!


QUOVIO 49T trolley bag

Airline carry-on friendly and lightweight, QUOVIO 49T trolley gets gear to its destination with ease. Inside, there is plenty of room for a DSLR with attached zoom lens, as well as an additional zoom and other lenses, flash, and other accessories. A well-padded laptop compartment keeps a personal computer safe and nearby. For travel without photo gear, QUOVIO 49T’s customizable interior can be removed for use as a roomy carryon. A convenient and inconspicuously stowed tripod holder with Quick Adjustment Straps makes bringing a tripod along for the ride quicker and simpler than ever.


QUOVIO 26 camera shoulder bag

QUOVIO 26 shoulder bag’s Quick Strap Adjustment makes it easier and simpler than ever to make a camera bag fit on the go. Deceptively compact from the outside, QUOVIO 26 has plenty of room for a DSLR with attached lens, and an additional lens or flash, as well as a built-in compartment for a tablet device. There is no shortage in ways to carry this convenient bag; its comfortable shoulder strap can be used with or without its removable leg or waist strap. It can also be connected to Vanguard’s ICS Harness (sold separately) for use as a small backpack. QUOVIO 26 also features a large belt loop for use with Vanguard’s ICS Belt (sold separately).

QUOVIO series bags are available at street prices of $119.99 - $279.99.


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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