NEW - VEO 3+ Ultra-Versatile Tripod

NEW - VEO 3+ Ultra-Versatile Tripod

September 01, 2020 , Vanguard World

Over the years, Vanguard has driven to develop a versatile and intuitive tripod that is suitable for any style of photographer, from macro to landscapes.

There is a Free VEO 2GO 204AB on any purchases between 1st October and 30th November 2020.  For those who don't need more information on the product, to claim, simply buy your tripod from any UK dealer (or our website) and return this claim form. Full T&Cs are at the bottom of this blog.

Building on over 30 years design and manufacturing experience, and a multi-million $ investment in new factory, machinery, materials and training over the last three years, Vanguard is delighted to deliver the NEW VEO 3+ Collection - our most versatile tripod - ever!

Image: Reproduced with permission from Camera Jabber

Looking at the features in more detail...

Multi-Angle Central Column (MACC):

The Multi-Angle Central Column (or MACC) on the new VEO 3+ Tripods allows the central column to be moved almost 360° in any direction in seconds. Combined with the innovative push button leg lock and three easy set leg angles (23°, 50° and 80°), this allows this tripod to transition from a macro setting down low, to a landscape setting up over 1.7m tall in around 30-45 seconds.

The Multi-Angle Central Column (or MACC) can be moved at almost 360° in any direction

The locking system is simple and intuitive and, thanks to the precision of the CNC production, delivers a solid and stable base that is leading edge at it’s price position.


As if the versatility of the Multi-Angle Central Column wasn’t enough, we have designed the it to double up as a Multi-Mount using the VEO MA-1 which is included free.

This allows you to attach additional kit to make the most of your photo-shoot, such as a microphone or lighting unit.

The central column also includes a scale that, combined with the other degree markings on the tripod, allows you to replicate shots over time

Leg That Converts To A Monopod:

For those times when you don’t need the full tripod, simply remove the marked tripod leg and central column, and screw the two together for a monopod that extends to over 1.8m

Solid, Easy Clean Leg Locks:

VEO 3+ Tripods come with ergonomic half-turn twist locks to unlock/lock the legs in seconds, allowing the tripod to be deployed/stowed rapidly and silently. Despite this speed, the leg locks combine with the premium 26mm diameter tubes to deliver a stable and solid base that extends over 1.7m for any shot.

To support the trend for beach photography, where the extra seconds of exposure a tripod can deliver can create stunning effects, VEO 3+ Tripods include easy clean leg locks.

To maximise the life of the tripod from the corrosive nature of sand and sea, simply:

  • unscrew
  • clean
  • reconnect 

A Premium, High Quality Shoulder Bag:

It’s rare that a tripod bag is more than a passing mention in a product description, but the tripod bag designed specifically for the VEO 3+ Collection demonstrates the attention to detail by the Vanguard design team.

This padded shoulder bag is designed to keep you tripod safe with full zip access and an internal zip up pocket for accessories. With two carry handles and the adjustable shoulder strap, this high quality tripod bag makes it easy and comfortable to carry the VEO 3+ Tripod, wherever you’re exploring.

The equivalent of this tripod bag, if bought separately, is the Alta Action 80 with an RRP of £49.99.

And That’s Not All:

In addition to these key features, VEO 3+ Tripods include:

  • A choice of Arca compatible ball head or an innovative 3-way pan head:
    • The VEO BH-160 Ball Head offers an incredibly firm grip that can handle pro-level kit up to 15kg. The locking knob for the main ball joint and the separate pan-lock are machined from solid aluminium to be both stylish and easy to use, even in cold wet conditions where gloves are needed.
    • The innovative VEO 2 PH-38 3-Way Pan Head allows the top handle to rotate to 90°, 180°, 270° and back to the starting position. This allows the photographer to choose the most comfortable setting for their shot. Whether a left handed photographer, a photographer creating video with their camera, or just because there’s an obstacle that’s preventing them from framing the perfect shot because the handle’s sticking out, the VEO 2 PH-38 rotating top handle can support you.
  • Rubber feet that can be removed to attach spiked feet (provided) for use outdoors
  • A retractable and removable hook at the base of the central column for attaching additional weight to add additional stability when needed
  • The tripod canopy includes a 3/8” thread for an additional support arm to be attached (not provided), that then allows access to a further accessories to be attached to the tripod to maximise your shot
  • A thread that converts from 3/8” to 1/4” by simply unlocking the set screw, turning the thread over and tightening the set screw, ensuring any tripod head will fit
  • The leg angle movement and the Multi-Angle Central Column lock are all easy to adjust, to ensure that you can tailor the movement to your particular requirements, and keep it that way over the life of the tripod

As a result, this innovative design, partnered with leading manufacturing techniques, delivers an experience that allows any photographer to explore their world with confidence.

Key Specifications:

Here's a demo video by the team:

Here’s What Vanguard Pro Mike Moats of Macro Photography Geeks Thinks:

Other Reviews:

As reviews come in, we'll be adding links here:

Comparing the VEO 3+ to the Alta Pro:

The VEO 3+ Collection is the culmination of several years of development, starting with the original Alta Pro, before the award winning Alta Pro 2+ launched in 2017. Below is a simple table to explain the key differences:

    Below is the brand video of the VEO 3+: 

    Available October 2020 - Launch Promotion:

    We'll be giving away a FREE VEO 2GO 204AB worth £100 to anyone who buys any VEO 3+ Tripod from any UK dealer or from our website before 30th November 2020 and registers it with us. This means that you will get an ultra-versatile full sized tripod and an ultra-portable travel tripod, covering every eventuality. 

    So if you're looking for a tripod that can be used for any photography style, we recommend you visit your local dealer to check out the VEO 3+ Collection and #MakeUpYourOwnMind. We’re confident you won’t be disappointed. 

    How to claim your FREE VEO 2GO 204AB Travel Tripod:


    1. Make your qualifying purchase(s) from any UK based dealer, or our website before 30th November 2020;
    2. Complete the claim form  - Click here for a PDF of the claim form;
    3. Return it to us with a copy of your receipt by 14th December 2020, to:
      • E-mail:
      • Post:  Vanguard Free Tripod Offer, 73 Basepoint Business Centre, Aviation Business Park, Christchurch, BH23 6NX

    We will issue the FREE VEO 2GO 204AB within 30 days of receiving your claim.

    Terms & Conditions:

    • The offer only applies to purchases of a Vanguard VEO 3+ tripod sold from a UK dealer, or our website, before 30th November 2020 that are registered with Vanguard World UK Ltd using the official claim form;
    • Vanguard World UK Ltd reserve the right to change the qualifying offer,  qualifying dates or the Terms and Conditions at their discretion. Any change will be documented in this blog;
    • This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers;
    • This promotion is only available on purchases made from a recognised dealer in the United Kingdom (including the Vanguard website) and for a new product;
    • The claimant must have a valid UK or Irish address for the delivery of the free VEO 2GO 204AB [the "Product"];
    • You will only be eligible for the free Product if a copy of the proof of purchase(s) has been supplied with the claim form. Claims on purchases that are made after the 14th December 2020 will be treated as invalid;
    • Vanguard World UK Ltd reserves the right to request the original proof of purchase if it is felt necessary;
    • Maximum of one claim per household;
    • In claiming, you are allowing Vanguard World UK Ltd to share relevant personal details with the dealer you purchased the qualifying purchase from (and any other party they see fit) to ensure it is a valid claim. This includes a copy of the receipt and any other information that Vanguard UK Ltd deem reasonable;
    • Employees of Vanguard World UK Ltd, Vanguard Ambassador's/Pros, Vanguard distributors or retailers are not eligible for this offer;
    • Vanguard World UK Ltd is not responsible for lost, late or misdirected mail and we recommend that postal returns are sent "signed for" to avoid the return being lost. Please keep copies of all materials sent;
    • Provided all applicable terms are met, the free Product will be sent within 30 days of receipt of your claim, assuming stock availability. While everything possible will be done to minimise the risk, in the event of stock of the product not being available, Vanguard reserve the right to delay this while additional stock is sourced, or supply a replacement Product and Vanguard World UK Ltd reserve the right to select the product to issue in this case;
    • Vanguard World UK Ltd will be responsible for the cost of sending the free Product, but the claimant will be responsible for all other costs associated with the claims process;
    • Vanguard World UK Ltd reserve the right to withhold the free Product if there is a cause to believe a product claim is invalid or not in accordance with these conditions;
    • If the qualifying purchase is returned within six months of the free Product being issued for a cash refund, then the purchaser will need to return the free Product at their own cost.  This refund offer does not affect your statutory rights;
    • Any disputes will be processed under the jurisdiction on English law.

    For any questions or clarification, please e-mail us at


    The Vanguard Team
    The Vanguard Team

    November 16, 2020

    Hi David, , we completely understand, but unfortunately there are new promotions planned for December, so we can’t continue the deal as it stands.

    David Knight
    David Knight

    November 16, 2020

    Hi, as the vanguard veo3 is not available in stores are you likely to exceed the closing date to claim for the free travel tripod? Thanks Dave Knight.

    The Vanguard Team
    The Vanguard Team

    November 05, 2020

    Hi Dave.

    We don’t do an L-bracket, but any Arca compatible L-bracket will fit. As a tripod, we’re impressed with the stability, so we’re confident that the Fuji will work no problem

    The Vanguard Team

    David Knight
    David Knight

    November 05, 2020

    Hi Is there a L bracket for the new tripod using the Ball Head? I wish to use FUJI XT3 and 80mm macro lens weighing less than 4kg, will this be ok with no movement or creeping once mounted to the ball head? Many thanks Dave Knght.

    Vanguard Team
    Vanguard Team

    October 19, 2020

    Hi Tomasz – Thanks for the message. Now corrected and a link at the top of the blog for anyone just looking to claim.

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