Vanguard, one of our favorite photo accessory manufacturers, has a slug of new stuff you should know about. Why do we favor Vanguard? In addition to their impeccable high quality, Vanguard creates and supervises the concept, design, manufacturing, distribution, marketing and sales of every product they sell—unlike many other camera gear wholesalers. This means the price you pay at your local photo retailer or when you order directly from Vanguard tends to be below market—saving you money and delivering greater value. And we’re all in when it comes to getting more for your money.
Veo City Crossbody & Tech Pack Bags
There are nine (9) new Vanguard Veo City Tech Packs and seven (7) new Veo City Crossbody Bags when you consider all models and color variations. You can browse the full collection here; meanwhile, we’re calling out two examples we really like.
Veo City TP28 NV (Navy) Tech Pack
Perfect for stowing the various small accessories that Content Creators typically carry, the Veo City TP28 Tech Pack is a compact (4-Liter) catch-all bag that features a durable internal frame and a water-resistant exterior. The pockets inside stretch to accommodate gadgets of different dimensions and the internal dividers afford easy customization. It holds a tablet up to 8.3 inches and includes a strap for carrying a small tripod.
External Dimensions: 11.75 x 4.75 x 7.6 inches
Internal Dimensions: 11.0 x 3.4 x 6.75 inches
Weight: 1.5 pounds
The Veo City TP28 Tech Pack can be ordered directly from Vanguard for $89. Alternatively, visit the Vanguard Store on Amazon. If you’re lucky enough to have a local photo store that’s an Authorized Vanguard Dealer, please shop there. Here’s the Dealer Locator.
Veo City CB29 GR (Green) Crossbody Camera Bag
Spacious (6-Liter) but very comfortable, the water-resistant Veo City CB29 GR Crossbody Camera Bag is built around a tough internal frame and provides an expanding handle and removable shoulder strap for easy portability. It can stow a tablet up to 8.3 inches and a mirrorless or small-size DSLR camera and 2 lenses (up to 24-70mm f/2.8) plus accessories. It also features a strap for attaching a small tripod.
External Dimensions: 12.25 x 5.4 x 8.5 inches
Internal Dimensions: 10.25-11.4 x 3.9-4.5 x 7.9 inches
Weight: 1.8 pounds
Alta Pro 3V Video Tripods
All told, there 6 models in the Alta Pro 3V Video Tripod lineup, with prices ranging from $369 to $549 depending on style and material (i.e., carbon fiber or aluminum alloy) construction. You can find the entire assortment here.
Alta Pro 3VRL 303AV20 Professional Video Tripod with Pan Head
Equipped with a pair of telescoping handles, the aluminum alloy Alta Pro 3VRL 303AV20 Video Tripod includes the Veo PV-20 Ball Head and QS-67 quick release attachment plate. It offers spiked feet for uneven or rocky terrain and can handle a load up to 13.2 pounds.
Extended Height: 71 inches
Folded Height: 33.9 inches
Minimum Working Height: 11.1 inches
Leg Diameter: 30mm
Number of Leg Sections: 3
Leg Material: Aluminum Alloy
Maximum Load Weight: 13.2 pounds
Weight : 8 pounds
The standard warranty is 6 years but extends to 10 years when the product is registered within 30 days of purchase. Alta Pro 3VRL 303AV20 Professional Video Tripod with Pan Head can be ordered now and is priced at $429 or visit the Vanguard Store on Amazon.
Vanguard Veo 3+ 303CBS Carbon Fiber Tripod with Dual-Axis Ball Head
Vanguard’s top of the line all-in-one tripod/ball head kit is now available with beefy 30mm diameter legs and includes their MA-1 mount to attach an additional head, lighting, monitor, etc. Also included, the Vanguard Veo BH-250S Dual-Axis Ball Head and QS-62v3 Quick Shoe. You can catch the YouTube demonstration video here.
Extended Height: 69.8 inches
Folded Height: 31.1 inches
Minimum Working Height: 8.5 inches
Leg Diameter: 30mm
Number of Leg Sections: 3
Leg Material: Carbon Fiber
Maximum Load Weight: 55 pounds
Weight : 5.7 pounds
The standard warranty is 5 years but extends to 10 years when the product is registered within 3 months of purchase. The Vanguard Veo 3+ 303CBS Carbon Fiber Tripod with Dual-Axis Ball Head is priced at $499 and can be ordered today directly from Vanguard. Also, you can visit the Vanguard Store on Amazon. If you’re fortunate and have a local camera shop that’s an Authorized Vanguard Dealer, please shop there first. Here’s the Dealer Locator.
Who is Vanguard?
Founded more than 35 years ago in 1986, Vanguard is a woman-owned family business that conscientiously plans and controls every step in the lifecycle of the products they sell. They have more than 1,000 employees and zero profit-grabbing middlemen. There are no third-party factories, development or design firms, or other outsourcing of any kind in the process.
In addition to photo gear like camera bags, photo backpacks and tripods, they also produce a popular and successful line of sporting optics, including some binoculars that are at the top of every value-for-price analysis.
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