By Hannah Becker
[click to view image]The Technical Image Press Association has announced its 2013 award winners and Vanguard is the recipient of two awards.
Joining fellow double-award winner Sigma, Vanguard received both the Best Tripod 2013 Award and the Best Photo Bag 2013 Award. The ABEO Pro 283CGH tripod kit, winner of the Best Tripod Award, is made of carbon fiber and has a ?pistol? grip head with built-in remote shutter release control. The head also has dual panning axes and a 72-click panning base. Users may also move the center column from zero to 180 degrees.
Best Photo Bag winner, the company?s Quovio 41 is a padded shoulder bag with a Quick Access man opening and features configurable sections and a dual, built-in tripod holder. The bag also has two mesh pouches, a trolley attachment loop, a water resistant base, rain cover and compartment for up to a 14-inch notebook.
Vanguard has now been recognized with eight TIPA awards in the past five years.