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Vanguard Veo 2 go Camera Tripod review

Vanguard Veo 2 go Camera Tripod review

By etmonks gadgtsPublished 3 years ago 4 min read
Vanguard Veo 2 go Camera Tripod review

The Vanguard VEO series provides a good balance of stability and mobility at a fair price. For less than $300, you can get the Carbon Fiber 265 CB with a ball head, which is a great deal for carbon fiber. The whole tripod weighs only approximately 3 pounds and is able to support around 17. A revolving central rotating column gives higher shooting capacity than a reversible column, which allows at least 7.25 inches of height of firing. You always need both rubber and spike choices in the hands of the foot with retractable tips. The design is both robust and simple to operate.

For most, the maximum height is 53.1 inches. But larger shooters cannot shoot from the level of the eye and certain alternatives can go a little higher. While it is steady with small or mid-size DSLR, the VEO 265 has reported severe camera shakes by users of most powerful cameras. The Vanguard VEO 256 is a very nice, affordable price carbon fiber tripod with a number of functions, but it's not the right choice for the toughest device or tallest photographer.


There are two different variants of the 265, like the rest of the VEO 2Go line, either carbon I've tested or aluminum. There is a considerable price difference in both, with a carbon version of £219 and a version of aluminum of £149.

The five-part tripod is up to 405 mm and has a maximum height of 1640 mm. This is the expanded height of the two center section column. The maximum height is 1245mm with the middle column down.

In the package are certain extras that are usually handy including spike feet and an adaptor of the low angle middle pillar. You may decrease the tripod height to just 220mm with this adaptor.

The adjustable monopod leg now appears on several tripods, and the 265 features one which allows for a closed 460 mm height and an extended 1191 mm height.

The leg angle adjustments have been fully refurbished using spring charged heavers in a break from previous VEO trypodiums. Although I know, some never had a problem with the previous type of button I was never a fan and seeing a more common style of lever is fantastic.

Physical weight is always the main factor when you go and the weight is 1,27 kg here.

The little T-50 head is on top of the legs. This is 6Kg more than enough for nearly any mirrorless or DSLR and lens combo in combination with the legs.

The ARCA Switzerland compatible release plate is the QS-64.

The head features two additional buttons alongside the clamp release, one to release the ball, and the other to allow the panoramic rotation of 360 degree.

Build and Handling:

The standard quality and finishing are currently removed from the box. The color scheme that most other manufacturers have chosen is grey and not black, and looks stylish and excellent.

The whole metal head is sturdy; threads between the bottles and the case cannot be visible; they are all created and polished correctly.

The primary ball head lock has a lever button design which makes it easy to purchase and this design will appeal to people with difficulties fastening the frequently small and tedious buttons of the tripods.

Once the legs are completely stretched, then the height of the two center part column may be expanded. Compared to the newly developed plastic collar of Be Free Advance, the movement for the central column is smooth and simple to modify.

A spring-loaded hook sits at the foot of the column, it is simple in design, but large enough to hang your luggage easily.

If the middle column needs to be removed to drop the tripod to the ground, this hook may be simply screwed away.

You go down to the supplied rubber feet, which may be removed a little bit to show screw threads to install the spikes.

The monopod leg is the last element of the tripod. After the Allen key boom has been loosened and fastened into the leg, the head may be screwed down. It's one of the characteristics, although in this instance not best employed.


The VEO 2 Go is very close to perfection for this size of tripod. Its size and weight make it a convenient option, and moreover, it looks great and also it is one of the best camera accessories.

In use it performed well, holding the camera and lens securely whatever camera and lens combination I selected.

Using the A73 with 12-24mm fitted the VEO 2 Go 265HCB supported the weight with ease, and even swapping to the 100-400mm f/4 the head held firm.

During the test, I had confidence enough in the quality of the support to hold considerably more than my standard still kit and weighted the head and legs with a fully loaded A73 video setup, and it supported without issue.

As the tripod stands the monopod leg is a feature for feature’s sake, it has no real point on a tripod of this size. It would also have been nice to see an accessories port, something that is fast becoming a standard feature on other tripods.


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