Hands-On: Vanguard GH-300T Pistol Grip Tripod With Built-In Shutter Release

A closer look at an innovative new tripod

At first glance, Vanguard’s GH-300T looks like most other pistol grip tripod kits. But, there’s a tiny orange button on the trigger that actually fires the shutter. That makes swiveling the head for panoramas shockingly easy. It also has an adjustable center column that can be used like a boom stand for getting in tough spots or shooting at odd angles.

We’re really looking forward to giving this thing a full test, but for now, check out a little demo of how the whole thing works.