Vanguard Alta Pro 263-AT Tripod and SBH-100 Head for $124.95 – Deal Alert

Vanguard Alta Pro 263-AT Tripod and SBH-100 Ball Head

Adorama has a solid deal on the Vanguard Alta Pro 263-AT tripod and SBH-100 ball head for $124.95 (reg. $249.99) right now. This is a very solid kit at a very good price. The ball head retails for $90 alone and is worth every penny and then some. The tripod and head combo can handle rigs as heavy as 15.4lbs. You can get this deal while it lasts here at Adorama.

Oben Tripods Review

As a videographer I have multiple tripods. However, sometimes I just need set of sticks with a ball head for still photography. My primary use would simply be taking family photos, and the occasional time-lapse for some of my video projects.

I recently had the opportunity to check out several Oben tripods from B&H Photo. These tripods are very affordable, yet well thought out, and well crafted. [Read more...]

Vanguard BBH Series Professional Ball Heads Hands-On

Vanguard BBH Ballheads

In addition to the new GH-200 pistol-grip ball head, Vanguard also had its new BBH Series of pro ball heads on display at CES 2012.

I’ve been a big fan of Vanguard ball heads since I picked up the SBH-250 a couple of years ago.  The new BBH Series builds on the good stuff from the SBH Series and then adds some more oomph for the professional touch and feel. [Read more...]

Vanguard GH-200 Hands-On

Vanguard GH-200

On my last day at CES 2012, I stopped by the Vanguard booth to check out some of their new products.  I’ve been a Vanguard fan since I bought the SBH-250 ball head a couple of years or so back.

One of the new items from Vanguard this year is an updated version of their pistol-grip ball head.  The GH-100 was last year’s model, which I’ve used and enjoyed quite a bit – although I have neglected to publish a review on it.  The GH-200 is the new model and it improves on the few minor complaints I had about the otherwise solid GH-100.  In essence, you can take this as a review of both units with some notes on what makes the GH-200 an improved offering. [Read more...]