Vanguard Vesta Mini: pocket-sized support for pocket cameras and iPhones

Vanguard has released details of its new solution for photographers looking for a small, discreet and low-weight travel companion. As an entry-level offering, the brand new Vesta mini range of miniature tripods fits neatly into a pocket, measuring just 18cm when folded and weighs in at a mere 155g. As smartphone camera technology improves (look at the amazing five-camera Nokia PureView 9), users becoming much more aware of image quality and what it takes to get sharp shots.

While the range is clearly aimed at users of smartphone cameras, the Vesta Mini models are capable of supporting an impressive maximum payload of 2kg, meaning they can be paired with most mirrorless cameras, along with a standard lens, or even a small DSLR setup. It could be a great accessory for adventure nuts too, as even the best action cameras and best travel cameras benefit from a decent support.

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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.

No matter what you want to shoot, Peter can help you sharpen your skills and elevate your ability, whether it’s taking portraits, capturing landscapes, shooting architecture, creating macro and still life, photographing action… he can help you learn and improve.