VANGUARD pistol grip ball head named Oustanding Product 2010 by Popular Photography magazine
Whitmore Lake, Mich. – VANGUARD, one of the global leaders in photo-video accessories, today announced its GH-100 pistol grip ball head earned a prestigious “Photography’s Outstanding Products Pop Award 2010” from Popular Photography magazine.
In the magazine’s December 2010 issue, the editor gave the following reasons why GH-100 was picked as one of the best product released in 2010: “...Vanguard’s new pistol-grip head places the camera low and close to the ball joint for easy operation…Its release trigger can sit behind the ball joint instead of to the side. The result is a head that you can aim like a true pistol, allowing single-handed adjustment (with either hand), plus friction control. If you want it, though, the trigger can be repositioned to the side of the ball joint...Another perk: The panning motion is click-stopped in 5-degree increments for precise panoramic stitching.”
Launched earlier this year, GH-100 has been a best seller for VANGUARD around the world.
GH-100 is frequently praised by photographers for its ease of use. It can be operated by a single hand, maximizing comfort and freeing the user’s other hand to make lens zoom adjustments. 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 positions into place with simple release of the handle.
Other notable features include:
GH-100 is available at a street price of $99 in the US. Check out all about GH-100 here. More information about the award is available on www.popphoto.com.
This award comes on the heels of other North American, European and Japanese award wins by GH-100 including a highly respected Gmark award.
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.