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Vanguard VEO 2 204AB Aluminium Travel Travel Tripod with BH-45 Ball Head - Black
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- Innovative rapid twist lock system and patented Rotating Central Column enabling setup in seconds
- Folds to 40cm and weighs just 1.15kg for maximum portability
- Extends to 135cm and can go as low as 18cm with FREE low angle adaptor
- Includes VEO BH-45 Ball Head with 4kg max load capacity, large locking knob and Arca compatible quick release plate system
- VEO 204AB Black
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|Item Dimensions||11 x 11 x 40 cm||38 x 11 x 11 cm||39.88 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm||10 x 10 x 34 cm||32 x 10 x 10 cm||39.12 x 7.62 x 7.62 cm|
|Maximum Height||—||—||144 cm||—||130 cm||220 cm|
|Minimum Height||—||—||34 cm||—||48 cm||72 cm|
|Number of Items||1||1||1||1||—||1|
|Style||VEO 2 204AB||VEO 235AB||Befree||Aluminium||Tripod||A1350Q1K|
Style Name: VEO 2 204AB | Colour Name: Black
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The VEO 2 204AB is Vanguard’s entry level travel tripod, but don’t underestimate it because of this. The VEO 2 204AB can cope with a 4kg load, perfect for CSC kits and basic DSLR kits. The innovative rapid twist lock system and patented Rotating Central Column allow you to set up the tripod in seconds. Angled rubber feet on the VEO 2 provides a perfect grip on ground, but for more adventurous photographer there are VEO 2 Spiked Feet spiked feet (sold separately) to provide a stable position for outdoor environments. The low-angle adapter and the 3 leg angles at 20°, 45° and 80° ensure perfect positioning and stability on uneven terrain, while also offering you the ability to take low angle or macro photos. The VEO 2 BH-45 Ball Head is sturdy with a large ergonomic knob for ease of use, even in cold and damp conditions. It also comes with an Arca-type compatible quick release plate with ¼” D-ring screw for quick camera attachment and release. As if that wasn’t enough, you can personalise your VEO 2 235AB by choosing the traditional black version, or choosing red/blue highlights to accentuate and personalise your tripod
VEO 204AB Black
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VEO 2 is Lightweight, Portable, Versatile and Easy to use.
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VEO 2 Travel Tripod Kits
Building on the success of the original, VEO travel tripods, the VEO 2 series retains the best features, but are lighter and with added innovative features. The design of the VEO 2 is intuitive and simple to use. No need to waste time fiddling with awkward leg settings. Instead you can focus on capturing the moment.
- Set up in as little as 15 seconds with the Rapid Rotation Central Column, 1/4 turn twist locks and 3 easy set leg angles (20°, 45° and 80°)
- Maximum portability with models weighing just 1.15kg and folding down to just 40cm
- Despite the portability, VEO 2 travel tripods can hold up to 8kg, take perfect panoramic shots and macro/low angle shots (down to 18cm with the low angle adaptor)
- All the VEO 2 heads feature Arca Swiss compatible quick release plates
- Selected models offer discrete and stylish colour highlights in red and blue to help personalise your tripod
Key Features Include...
Patented Rotating Central Column
No need to move each tripod leg to set up the VEO 2. Simply rotate the central column 180° and you're ready to go, either to take your shot or pack away so makes it fast and simple to set up.
Please note, the central column is NOT designed to hold a camera at an angle. This is about speed of deployment, ensuring you don't miss that fleeting shot.
Easy to deploy
Twist locks seem to divide our photographic community. Even if you're not a fan, don't write them off without trying the VEO 2. Just a 1/4 turn allows you to deploy or tighten the legs. The tripod even tells you when you've gone far enough, so unless you force it, there's no risk of unscrewing the legs too far and losing the parts.
There's also 3 easy set leg angles. The tripod automatically sets to 20°. To select 45° or 80° simply push the button and adjust to the desired angle. To reduce the angle, simply push the legs back in and you'll hear the button click as you pass each angle setting.
Sounds simple, but few travel tripods are as easy to deploy. We suggest you give it a go yourself and make your own mind up.
Free low angle adaptor
As the tripod legs go to 80°, they can get close to the ground, but the central column means you would still be well above ground level. To enable low angle or macro shots, we've provided a free low angle adaptor.
To use, simply remove the central column, loosen the grub screws* securing the head to the central column, unscrew the head, screw on to the low angle adaptor and slot into the tripod.
* Why do we use grub screws? Grub screws ensure that the head has a solid fit to the central column and ensures that when you're turning the camera (eg. for a panorama shot) then it's the head doing the work and you're not inadvertently unscrewing it from the tripod, putting your valuable camera kit at risk.
|VEO 2 235AP||VEO 2 204AB||VEO 2 235AB||VEO 2 235CB|
|Colours||Black Only||Black, Red or Blue Highlights||Black, Red or Blue Highlights||Black Only|
|Head||VEO PH-25 Fluid 2-way Pan Head||VEO BH-45 Ball Head||VEO BH-50 Ball Head with Pan Lock and Friction Control||VEO BH-50 Ball Head with Pan Lock and Friction Control|
|Max Load Capacity||3.5kg||4.0kg||6.0kg||6.0kg|
|Leg Diameter / Sections||23mm / 5 sections||20mm / 4 sections||23mm / 5 sections||23mm / 5 sections|
|Easy Set Leg Angles||3 (20°,45° and 80°)||3 (20°,45° and 80°)||3 (20°,45° and 80°)||3 (20°,45° and 80°)|
|Free Low Angle Adaptor and Bag||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|VEO 2 264AB||VEO 2 265AB||VEO 2 264CB||VEO 2 265CB|
|Material||Aluminium||Aluminium||Carbon Fibre||Carbon Fibre|
|Colours||Black Only||Black Only||Black Only||Black Only|
|Head||VEO BH-50 Ball Head with Pan Lock and Friction Control||VEO BH-50 Ball Head with Pan Lock and Friction Control||VEO BH-50 Ball Head with Pan Lock and Friction Control||VEO BH-50 Ball Head with Pan Lock and Friction Control|
|Max Load Capacity||8.0kg||8.0kg||8.0kg||8.0kg|
|Folded Height||44.5cm - not suitable for VEO Discover 38 Internal Tripod Compartment||41.5cm||44.5cm - not suitable for VEO Discover 38 Internal Tripod Compartment||41.5cm|
|Leg Diameter / Sections||26mm / 4 sections||26mm / 5 sections||26mm / 4 sections||26mm / 5 sections|
|Easy Set Leg Angles||3 (20°,45° and 80°)||3 (20°,45° and 80°)||3 (20°,45° and 80°)||3 (20°,45° and 80°)|
|Free Low Angle Adaptor||✓||✓||✓||✓|
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Upgrade your travel tripod/monopod head
If you already have a travel tripod with a standard 1/4" (or 3/8") thread then you can easily upgrade your head to an Arca Swiss compatible option.
The PH-25 is a compact, lightweight fluid 2-way pan-head with a 3.5kg load capacity. In addition the handle simply folds down along the central column for maximum portability.
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The quick turn legs are brilliant, you can do all leg sections in seconds. They hold well when tightened too. The push button fold down centre column packs the tripod down so it fits on the tripod hoops on my Billingham. The matt grey finish is nice with the red accents on the leg parts. There's also a small centre column for when you want to get really low, just pop the main column out and fit it along with the head.
The bh-50 head is very smooth. All of the knobs have a rubberised covering giving it a more upmarket feel. you have the panoramic 360 knob, the ball clamp knob and a friction knob to adjust the ball feel when the main clamp is undone. The head can be removed by pulling the rubber bump stop down and unscrewing the 2 small allen bolts (key supplied). The qr plate looks like an arca size, it also has a D ring on the bolt for easy tool free removal.
The only slight negatives are that the bubble level is obscured by the camera when on the tripod. The head is a faff to remove. The small rubber feet swivel around so they'll need to be checked regularly so you do not lose them. These are small complaints though.
Overall, highly recommended.
I did like the fact that the bag can accommodate the tripod with the ball head attached if you are not using the centre column.