The Vanguard VEO 2S AM-234TBP50T is a lightweight, compact, portable, aluminium monopod with foldable tri-feet for added stability, and includes a unique VEO 2 BP-50T ball head that can convert to a pan-head in seconds, and includes the new Arca compatible QS-72T that can hold a smartphone and other accessories.
Whether you're looking to lighten your load, or need additional stability in a location where a tripod won't work, this monopod could be the ideal solution for shooting photo or video. With the portability of a monopod and the added tri-feet, you have increased stability and functionality over a monopod, while maintaining a tiny footprint.
The VEO 2S AM-234TBP50T has a maximum load capacity of 6kg which is perfect for almost any style of DSLR/mirrorless camera, whether for photography or video. Alternatively, it can be used for smaller spotting scopes or binoculars.
The 23mm aluminium monopod leg weighs 1.3kg and the 4-sections allow it to fold down to 60cm. The added carabiner allows it to be attached to bags without a tripod holder, or alternatively the rubber foot and wrist strap allow it to be used as a walking support for maximum portability, making moving from location to location fast and effective.
When needed, the ½” turn lock/unlock twist leg locks allow set-up and height adjustments to be made in seconds, allowing you to shoot at the level you need for the shot, from 60 cm to 165cm. The maximum height also makes this monopod comfortable to use for all but the tallest photographers
The leg locks also feature a robust and easy to maintain design. With the growing trend for long exposure water photography it's easy to get water, mud or sand into the locks. This design makes it easy to dismantle the legs, clean them and then reassemble them. Maximising the life of the product.
The tri-feet are permanently fixed, but flip up for transporting the monopod, but can be deployed fast with just a finger. The base also includes a ball joint which can be tightened for maximum stability, or loosened to allow more dynamic movement, for example, tracking a moving subject. In addition, the tri-feet allows you to pan using the monopod itself
The unique design of the Arca Swiss compatible VEO 2 BP-50T head delivers maximum versatility for amateur and professional photographers alike.
As a ball-head, it has a solid grip for a kit weighing up to 6kg and including two ergonomic locking knobs that are easy to use, even in cold and wet conditions. The first for locking the ball joint and the second to lock/release the panning motion. This makes it perfect for traditional photography and those who prefer a ball-head.
As more photographers take video with their mirrorless/DSLR camera, Vanguard have developed the VEO 2 BP-50T to create a head that does both. Simply screw in the telescopic pan-handle supplied and you can follow moving subjects with ease. Alternatively, this can then be used for a small spotting scope or binoculars, or even vlogging on the go.
As another benefit, the QS-72T Arca compatible quick release plate incorporates a smartphone clamp that can hold any smartphone up to 9cm wide. This includes a cold shoe mount for a light or microphone, and a 1/4" thread on the side to attach a support arm for even more versatility. It also includes a Bluetooth remote control for IOS or Android phones to allow you to trigger the camera/video function remotely. As a result, this is a perfect tripod to take your smartphone photography to another level, or use for vlogging at home or on the go.
Either way, this simple solution enhances the versatility of the monopod and takes away the need to compromise when choosing between a ball-head and a pan-head.
In the unlikely event another head is needed, the VEO 2 BP-50T can be removed to reveal a standard 1/4" thread that any head can be attached to, though a standard 3/8" adaptor may be needed for larger heads
Your VEO 2S monopod can travel anywhere. Shooting at the beach, in dirty conditions while taking landscape images or seizing unexpected moments of wildlife. Clean-up is a snap! The new open to click twist leg locks allow for easy fresh water rinsing after working in most demanding environments.
If you a more solid, but equally lightweight solution, you could consider the VEO 2S CM-264TBP120T. This is a carbon fibre version with a 26mm diameter leg, making it a more solid base for your photography.
All in all this is an excellent monopod to use anywhere and everywhere, including locations where a tripod is not allowed or isn't practical!