Vanguard monopods grow three legs!

Vanguard VEO 2S monopods
(Image credit: Vangaurd)

Vanguard has officially launched a quartet of new VEO 2S monopods – all of which have three feet, rather than the traditional one! Three of the monopod models are constructed of aluminum but notably, one made from carbon fiber - a first for the range. 

Three of the models feature an attachment for and come included with a smartphone connector, which allows higher quality, stable images from a cameraphone. The connector can either used attached to one of the monopods or separately as a selfie stick, vlogging tool or phone support when reviewing images, for added versatility. It accepts phone models up to 8.6cm in width.

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One of the units features a VEO PH-13 2-way Video Head, which opens up extra possibilities for capturing smooth video clips. The stronger attachment allows the user to fit a DSLR camera or mirrorless Compact System model, providing access to a pro-grade setup for shooting moving images. 

All four of the new monopods include the Vanguard Tri-foot attachment, which distributes weight more evenly than other monopod models, offering added stability, but without the weight and size of a tripod. This is especially useful in low-light shooting environments such as concerts or sports stadiums, where support is essential, but tripods often not permitted. 

All four of the new Vanguard monopods feature a stabilising Tri-foot attachment

All four of the new Vanguard monopods feature a stabilising Tri-foot attachment (Image credit: Vanguard)

The new Vanguard VEO 2S monopods range in price from £79.99 for the AM-234TR, which holds loads up to 5kg, to £119.99 for the AM-264TV, which handles 4kg loads, but comes with the VEO PH-13 2-way Video Head. 

The AM-264TR (£89.99), CM-264TR (£109.99) and AM-234TR are bundled with the Vesta SPC Smart Phone Adapter which is available for £19.99 as a separate item. The AM-264TR and CM-264TR support max loads of 6kg each. 

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Peter Fenech

As the Editor for  Digital Photographer magazine, Peter is a specialist in camera tutorials and creative projects to help you get the most out of your camera, lens, tripod, filters, gimbal, lighting and other imaging equipment.

After cutting his teeth working in retail for camera specialists like Jessops, he has spent 11 years as a photography journalist and freelance writer – and he is a Getty Images-registered photographer, to boot.

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