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Vanguard Alta Pro 263AT Aluminum Alloy Tripod with Multiple Angle Central Column and Case


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  • The Instant Swivel Stop-n-Lock (ISSL) system securely repositions the central column in one simple movement
  • Other features include advanced camera vibration and shock control, legs that adjust to 25, 50 and 80-degree angles
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Vanguard Alta Pro 263AT Aluminum Alloy Tripod with Multiple Angle Central Column and Case + Vanguard SBH-250 Magnesium Ballhead with Sliding Quick Shoe
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 25.8 x 5.1 x 4.7 inches ; 4.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 7.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B002KD9B3C
  • Item model number: Alta Pro 263AT
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 17, 2003

Product Description

Alta Pro tripod is unmatched for versatility and stability, enabling more photo opportunities and possibilities than ever before. Its innovative Multi-Angle Central Column (MACC) System allows users to move the central column from 0 to 180-degree angles in variable vertical and horizontal positions, making macro-photography and high-impact wide-angle shots incredibly easy. The Instant Swivel Stop-n-Lock (ISSL) System securely and swiftly repositions the central column in one simple movement while maintaining the tripod's stability. Other features include: Advanced camera vibration and shock control; Legs that adjust to 25, 50 and 80-degree angles; Patented premium magnesium die-cast canopy and head; hexagon-shaped central column for extra stability; Nonslip rubber feet with extendable spikes for changing terrains. The Alta Pro enables you to capture great images at very different angles thanks to its Multi-Angle Central Column. To get shots from a very low angle, retract all leg sections, open the tripod up and put the central column to the desired angle and length. Because the feet are so low, the tripod is very stable. You can also use the hook at the end of the column to stabilize the tripod by adding weight such as your camera bag. For the ultimate set-up, add a Vanguard ball head (for example an SBH-100) or even better a Vanguard grip head (the GH-100 or GH-200) and enjoy almost limitless possibilities. Not only is the Alta Pro tripod incredibly versatile, it will also enable you to create images that were impossible before. For example, shooting wild flowers, copying an old photograph, or looking down a spiral staircase is simple, thanks to Alta Pro's ingenius centre column design. Features MACC system: Multi-Angle Central Column (from 0 to 180 degrees) ISSL system : Instant Swivel Stop-n-Lock Enables extreme flexibility Quick-flip leg locks (aluminum alloy) Legs adjust to 25, 50 and 80-degree angles Includes carrying bag and retractabl...

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Over all very well made.
Joel Crawford
It's a little on the heavy side, but I don't necessarily find that troublesome in a tripod.
Mark E. Adams
The multiple angles are very useful in wild flower photography!!
John Lundberg

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Joel Crawford on August 11, 2010
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I've used this now for the last few days and it is really impressive. Here's a list of features that benefit me:

1. Legs are solid and the friction stops snap with force and hold the height. The stops are adjustable as well.
2. The upper legs are padded and easy to hold on to.
3. The center column module is not friction stopped when using the multi angle neck, but geared. This limits the exact angle but there's more than plenty (30+) angles. And it was the right choice since if it was a friction stop it would sag and be a constant reliability issue.
4. Over all very well made. It works just like a normal tripod when you need that - The multi angle neck doesn't get in the way.
5.Equipment weight is huge. I pul my canon 50D plus battery grip and heavy lens and I have no fears. I could put another 10 pounds on.
6. Price. Can't beat the quality for price.

Now the only thing I can say is it is a bit heavy. But, if that's an issue get the carbon fiber model. Plus, if you have heavy gear then this weight isn't an issue.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By John Lundberg on September 29, 2009
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My 7th tripod over the last 40 years. Great features/easy to operate/very sturdy, no worries about it falling over.The multiple angles are very useful in wild flower photography!!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A. Vengadassalam on June 27, 2010
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Things I like about this tripod:
1. The versatility of shooting angles it offers
2. The maximum load it can support is one of the highest
3. Tripod extended height over 65" and very suitable for tall people
4. Solid construction and I could even lean over the tripod without it collapsing

Things I hate about this tripod and the ball head (SBH-250):
1. The user manual sucks big time. Since it's a pro tripod, Vanguard thought not to waste too much money on manuals. Which pro reads a manual, heh?
2. It took me an hour to figure out how to get the tripod arm to swing 360 degrees. You had to push the little button at the bottom, pull your tripod arm up and then swing it. Not very clearly stated and I was very close to breaking my new tripod to figure it out.
3. All the controls are quite tight and don't operate smoothly. My previous tripod (Dolica) was so smooth to operate.
4. The tripod is HEAVY. both the tripod and the ball head are extremely heavy. Carrying my camera gear and tripod is like back packing for me. This makes it very difficult to carry the tripod everywhere. BUYERS BEWARE OF THE WEIGHT.

I'm quite happy about my purchase and the tripod operates quite well. Had used it only once so far to shoot outdoors.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Pivkova on June 9, 2012
I got my hands on this tripod (along with a Vanguard SBH-250 Magnesium Ball Head) a few days ago and have been loving life ever since. Not only is it sturdy and my camera feels secure attached to it (even with my heaviest lens, the Sigma 50-500mm), but it can bend and twist in ways I've never seen a tripod move. If you have enough room, it gives you the ability to have your camera and lens only an inch or two off the ground, or way up high (perfect for tall people) if necessary. It also comes with a level, which is VERY helpful when positioning the legs. The carrying case is nice quality, and it even comes with a bag for weights (at least I'm pretty sure that's what it is.... the manual certainly didn't help me figure that one out).

Unfortunately the manual is not super-helpful. You will have to study those pictures long and hard to figure out what they're trying to tell you, or you can just start playing with it and figure it out on your own. Don't EVER force anything. I discovered that buttons and levers work smoothly as long as the tripod is in the correct position for those things to operate as intended.
As for the weight, in my opinion it's not that heavy, but if you're walking all day carrying your gear AND the tripod, I imagine it can become somewhat of a burden. It depends on your tolerance. The good thing is that it comes with a really nice carrying bag which you can fling over your shoulder.

All in all this tripod is an engineering wonder and in my opinion a great addition to one's photo gear.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By andy.kfalls on December 14, 2012
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This is my first "real" tripod. I have used it in several different shooting environments and it did the job each time. It is sturdy and easy to use.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gil on July 17, 2012
I am not a pro, but I was definitely feeling the need for a tripod. Even more so after I got my first macro lens (canon 100mm 2.8 USM). I like to take photos of flowers and macro photos.
This tripod is a little expensive for an amateur, especially considering it does not include a tripod head (which can easily add $50 to %150 for the "basic" stuff), but I found that it is worth every penny.
Things I like about it:
* excellent build quality
* spiked rubber feet ("cat claws") for every surface
* integrated level
* central column can be tilted! what a great feature especially for Macro.
* very versatile and flexible. Can be adjusted to reach almost every height starting almost from ground level and up to its max height
* light
* robust and durable. Very stable.
* includes a carrying bag

the only thing I did not like so much is that it's not a compact tripod. I mean, it's not a surprise, but I do love to hike and this tripod is not the most mobile tripod especially for difficult tracks. For hiking I would probably still need to buy a cheaper compact tripod like a compact Manfrotto that is integrated with a simple head. But for anything else and for family hikes this one is a winner.
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