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Vanguard Veo 265CB

This light­weight travel tri­pod is sturdy enough to take quite a load

Choos­ing what photo gear to take on your trav­els can be tricky, es­pe­cially when it comes to de­cid­ing whether or not to take a tri­pod. Travel tripods are de­signed to be the ideal size and weight for pho­tog­ra­phers on the move, but they of­ten lack the strength and sta­bil­ity needed to pro­vide a good, re­li­able base. How­ever, at just 1.5kg and mea­sur­ing just 39cm in length when packed down, the new car­bon fi­bre Veo 265CB is a small, sturdy tri­pod that makes an ideal trav­el­ling com­pan­ion. Once the five-sec­tion lever-lock legs are ex­tended the max­i­mum work­ing height reaches a very re­spectable 150cm, and the stand­out fea­ture is the small ball head that out­per­forms those on many other travel tripods and has a max­i­mum load rat­ing of 8kg – more than enough to com­fort­ably hold a Nikon D810 with 24-70mm lens fit­ted. You can also pan the head through 360 de­grees with­out re­leas­ing the ball, a fea­ture not usu­ally found on a head of this size. Fea­tures and per­for­mance are matched by the build qual­ity and de­sign – you can, for ex­am­ple, ad­just the tight­ness of the clamps if you find them loos­en­ing over time. The tri­pod comes with a carry case with a strap, mak­ing it easy to carry or se­cure to a back­pack.


The stand­out fea­ture of the VEO is the small ball head that out­per­forms heads on many other travel tripods and has a max­i­mum

rat­ing of 8KG

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