VANGUARD has introduced its anticipated Abeo Series tripod. Whether photographers are shooting still or video or both, Abeo’s strong legs support a heavy loading weight while maintaining a lighter overall weight than competitive tripods with similar loading capacities. Its legs securely adjust to 25, 50 and 80-degree angles with an ergonomic, ultra fast release button. Quick-flip leg locks enable fast setup and are tension adjustable.
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.
Today’s DSLRs do a lot to keep your images sharp, but for long exposures and perfect camera alignment, you still can’t beat a tripod. We want to see your best shots that could not have been accomplished without three legs under your camera: Breathtaking panoramas, action-packed long exposures, eye-popping HDR, and hyper-detailed macro are all welcome. We’ll give the best shot an ABEO Pro 283CGH tripod (value $549) plus the winning photo will appear in Shutterbug Magazine.
Vanguard has introduced new photo messenger bags, slings, backpacks and sporting optics.
The Heralder Series is a fast-action messenger bag for on-the-move photographers, such as photojournalists and event photographers. With The Heralder’s Quick Top Access, photographers will never miss a beat of the action, or be scooped by the competition, because it eliminates fumbling with gear. With just one quick zip, users can access gear and get shooting in a split second!
Version 5.0 firmware for PocketWizard’s MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 brings the very latest features to both new and current PocketWizard owners. It offers two important features for Canon DSLR photographers. Its unique Rear Curtain Sync automatically engages to delay flash until the absolute end of the exposure with either on-camera or remote Canon speedlights as well as flashes triggered by standard PocketWizard radios or any studio flash with built-in PocketWizard receiver. Exclusive Pre-Flash Boost automatically increases preflash power to provide enhanced and more stable E-TTL performance for bounce flash, when using flash diffusers and for flash fill in bright daylight conditions.
Vista by Davis and Sanford, a division of The Tiffen Company, has announced the all new Voyager Lite tripod with BHQ8 ball head. This new tripod will complement the already extensive line of tripods from Vista Series. The Voyager Lite focuses on the needs of serious amateur and working professional photographers using today’s new point and shoot through DSLR cameras. Tiffen’s Research and Development Team gave serious consideration to professional photographers’ needs and a solution was developed that exceeded their requirements for a super light tripod with ball head that could be used most anywhere.
Inspired by its street and skate heritage, camera accessories brand Visualante is about to releasetheir second line of camera bags. With these products, Visualante wants to reform the monochromatic and stale photography and video market with a moreexpressive design. All bags have features tailored for the streets and will be available at photo/video specialists, as well as skate and streetfashion stores, worldwide fall/winter 2012.
Clik Elite’s Volt ClikStand ($425) delivers backcountry performance, studio tools, and preparedness. A single system comprised of two components – a high-performance adventure photography backpack and a mobile equipment stand – the Volt ClikStand is a perfect choice for commercial on-location shoots, and backcountry landscape and wildlife photography expeditions.