One of the key benefits of a tripod is the ability to take a long exposure, blurring the movement to create an effect that the eye can't see. Whether it's a few seconds or more, the effects can be stunning.
Examples of long exposures by Vanguard Ambassadors:
Meal beach, Shetland by Vanguard Ambassador Gordon Siegel
Iceland by Vanguard Ambassador Tim Monaghan
Fairy Glen by Vanguard Ambassador MRW Photos
Or there is the ability to create stunning time lapses where even the slightest movement can destroy hours of work.
Example of time lapse by Vanguard Ambassador Stan Marie:
- Unscrew the lock all the way (making sure you don't lose the two inner tensioners);
- Clean the leg lock with warm clean water;
- Dry thoroughly;
- Reassemble (you will need to align the top of the leg being replaced correctly, and if you look into the upper leg you will see two ridges as guides to the correct way to orientate the leg).
If you're cleaning more than one leg lock at a time, we'd recommend you have a system to keep the relevant parts from each leg lock together, as each leg lock gets bigger with the diameter of the leg. As a result, it can be easy to get them muddled as you move up the tripod, and you don't want to waste time trying to work out which goes where.
As highlighted earlier, not every Vanguard tripod has this system, but it is in the twist lock models of:
- VEO 2GO Ultra-Portable Travel Tripods folding as small as 32.5cm and weighing as little as 770g
- VEO 2PRO Mid-Sized Tripods with a range of heads for photography and more
- VEO 2S Travel Tripods with monopod leg and smartphone connector
- VEO 2S Monopods with a tri-foot base
- VEO 2X Travel Tripods with monopod leg and ball head that converts to a pan-head
We will also be including this in future models and we will update the models here as we go live.
We hope you find this helpful, but please ask if you have any questions and we can get the right advice from our design team.
Headline image by Vanguard Ambassador Phil Starkey