VANGUARD launches top-of-the-line tripod that enables extreme stability, flexibility and fine tuning
Las Vegas – Professional photographers whose shoots take them from studio to outdoors will love VANGUARD’s new Auctus Plus Series tripod. This ultra stable, flexible tripod enables precise positioning and fine tuning that is great for the studio with extra features that make outdoor shoots a breeze, too. VANGUARD, one of the global leaders in photo-video accessories, today introduced the tripod at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show.
Available in carbon fiber or aluminum, Auctus Plus tripod offers extreme stability and flexibility. Its ultra-smooth Extreme Support Height Positioning (ESHP) Wheel System is a dual-function wheel gear that adjusts central column height securely while supporting heavy gear. This advanced gear wheel also enables precise height fine tuning while holding an extreme loading weight.
It’s designed to go from a studio to an outdoor shoot in a snap with additional features for the outdoors. Auctus Plus’ leg locks are exceptionally solid, secure and seal out dust and sand to provide impressive reliability. Setup is quick, too, with one-twist-to-loosen locks. Unique All-terrain Feet convert from anti-rust spikes to angled, textured rubber for secure footing on an array of terrains. It’s flexible, too, with legs that adjust to 25, 50 and 80-degree angles for use on uneven ground and for low-angle photography.
Other features include an innovative locking camera screw wheel, large bubble level, anti-shock ring, leg scales for precise height adjustment, rubber foam grips and bonus snow shoes.
Also new is Auctus Series tripod, which shares all of the features of its sibling Auctus Plus, minus the Wheel System. It’s designed for photographers who may not require such precise positioning capabilities.
At CES 2011, VANGUARD also introduced Espod Series monopod, offering reliable camera support, on demand. Designed for the on-the-go photographer, this sturdy, lightweight, quick set-up monopod is perfect for traveling, active shooting and capturing life’s improvised images. Its simple tilt head enables you to position your camera in landscape or 90-dgegree portrait mode, giving you complete control of the shot, no matter the locale. Featuring aluminum alloy construction, quick-flip leg locks, ergonomic foam grip and a spiked foot to firmly position on any terrain, Espod is built for travel.
Also new is Nivelo, a quick-fold, compact tripod for shutterbugs who want better quality shots without schlepping bulky gear and dealing with setup/takedown hassles.Nivelo Tripod is a sleek, lightweight, compact tripod that folds in a few seconds flat and boasts all the features of a full-size tripod, minus the hassle. Its innovative open canopy lets you invert the Quick Fold Central Column, which is great macro photography. Plus, it collapses in one second and is so ultra compact, you can tote it in a medium-sized purse or small bag.
It’s reliable, too, with its 20-mm diameter legs that provide solid support and position at 23 degrees for great stability. Its strong Twist-n-Lock leg locks enable you to extend the leg sections and lock with incredible speed.
This stylish, new generation kind of tripod is perfect for popular compact mirrorless, interchangeable lens cameras and other digital cameras. Simply mount your camera to Nivelo’s head with its Quick Attach Camera Screw. Take smooth panoramic shots with its 360-degree rotating head and unique-angle shots with its side-to-side tilting function.
Other features include shock-absorbing contoured rubber feet, a bubble level on the pan head for balance and an anti-spin central column.
In the US, it’s available at a street price of $79.
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 www.vanguardworld.com.