I believe that for a photographer, a tripod is an essential bit of kit. If you’re wondering why, you can read my guide to why you need a tripod here.
As a travel photographer, there are many tripods to choose from, but there always appears to be some kind of trade-off.
If you want stability, then you have to put up with more weight. If you want lower weight, the tripod might be less stable, or it won’t be particularly tall.
Basically, picking a travel tripod involves a series of decisions and compromises, and finding the perfect travel tripod is an elusive and challenging quest.
Since 2017, my go-to travel tripod has been the Vanguard VEO 2 265CB. I’ve been a long term user of Vanguard’s tripods and photography bags, and have been an ambassador for the company since 2014. You can read my long term review of the Vanguard VEO 2 265CB here.
In summary though, I loved the VEO 2 265CB…