Vanguard Tripods and Monopods
Vanguard tripods and monopods allow photographers to shoot more stable images and take the weight of a heavy lens off their arms. Vanguard produces a variety of camera support options for professional and amateur photographers.Image Stabilisation
The chief advantage of tripods and monopods is that they hold the camera steady. Holding a camera by hand is never perfectly stable due to natural movements such as breathing and muscle tremors. The problem is especially acute when using lenses with long focal lengths, as the narrow field of view means that even a small movement can cause you to lose your subject. Tripods and monopods are extremely useful for wildlife and sports photography for this very reason. They are also essential for long exposures where camera shake would otherwise turn the picture into a blurry mess. This makes them popular for landscape photography and astrophotography and often essential for low-light photography.Vanguard Tripods
Vanguard has been building photographic, optical and shooting equipment since 1986, including a wide range of camera tripods and monopods. Their primary line of tripods is the Alta series, which comprises both aluminium and carbon fibre tripods. The Alta tripods feature centre columns, which make it easier to adjust height without having to adjust all three legs. The centre columns found on the Alta Pro line rotate, allowing you to flip them out of the way when required and opening up a greater range of potential positions. Depending on the model they may come with a ball head, pan head, grip head or no head at all. Vanguard also makes several other models of tripod like the lightweight Espod CX series and the ultra-compact VS-82 Table Pod.Monopods
Vanguard camera monopods provide a more compact stabilisation option than their tripods. They currently produce one line of monopods, the VEO series. With the exception of the carbon fibre VEO CM-264, these monopods are made from durable aluminium and all models feature flip leg locks to secure them at the correct height quickly and easily. They also range in height from 1400 to 1700 millimetres.Tripod or Monopod?
When it comes to stability, three legs are better than one, and so tripods are better for delivering a rock-solid platform for your camera. If you want to shoot time-lapse shots or use your camera remotely, only a tripod will do. Monopods, though, are much lighter to carry and quicker to deploy, making them especially popular among hikers as well as sports photographers.