Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 263AB 100 Aluminum Tripod with Alta BH-100 Ball Head and Multi-Angle Center Column for Sony, Nikon, Canon DSLR Cameras
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- Ball Head - 360° panning, friction control, 2 bubble levels, and quick release Arca-type system
- Unique Perspective - MACC (Multi-Angle Center Column) for limitless shooting angles and Never waver - firm hexagonal center column
- Position versatility - 3 section legs with 4 position angles - 20°, 40°, 60°, 80° and Rock solid positioning - unique “locked” to “unlocked” twist-lock system
- Extra stability - canopy suspension loop for counterbalance weight and Alta Link - 3/8 thread bonus connection for any accessory: reflector, articulated or flexible arms, and much more
- Tripod Specifications: 26mm, 3 section aluminum legs. Folded height: 29". Extended height: 68.2", Weight: 5 pounds. Max. load capacity: 15.4 pounds
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ALTA PRO 2+ Tripods
The new Alta Pro 2+ tripods have improved stability and quicker setup, enabling more angle possibilities than ever before.
Multi-angle center column
Simplicity and technology, together like never before. The result is a simple one finger action set up of the redesigned central column and lock mechanism.
4 Individual leg positions
The re-design of the award winning Alta Pro sees the addition of a 4th leg angle that ensures the perfect positioning and balancing for shooting in any situation.
New twist lock technology
The highly advanced 35° twist lock makes the Alta Pro 2 easier, faster and more secure than ever to set up. And the newly designed twist locks are engineered to hold unmatched loading capacities.
Connect your accessories
New Alta Connect, allows photographers to enhance their shooting scope. Alta Pro 2 is fitted with a 3/8 connector that welcomes a variety of additional accessories.
|Alta Pro 2+ 263AB100||Alta Pro 2+ 263AP||Alta Pro 2+ 263AT||Alta Pro 2+ 264AT|
|Closed Height||29 in | 739 mm||29.8 in | 757 mm||24.6 in | 625 mm||19.8 in | 505 mm|
|Max. Extended Height||68.2 in | 1734 mm||68.9 in | 1752 mm||63.7 in | 1620 mm||59 in | 1500 mm|
|Extended Height with Center Column Down||56.3 in | 1432 mm||57 in | 1450 mm||51.7 in | 1315 mm||47 in | 1195 mm|
|Leg Diameter||26 mm||26 mm||26 mm||26 mm|
|Head||Alta BH-100||Alta PH-32||Without Head||Without Head|
|Max Load||15.4 lbs | 7 kg||11 lbs | 5 kg||15.4 lbs | 7 kg||15.4 lbs | 7 kg|
|Weight||5 lbs | 2.3 kg||5.5 lbs | 2.5 kg||3.9 lbs | 1.8 kg||4.1 lbs | 1.9 kg|
What professionals are saying
"If you are looking to invest in a tripod, I would highly recommend buying this Alta Pro 2+ tripod. Vanguard is a great company and I love their tripods- I have some that are 3-4 years old and they are still going strong, and I expect the same out of this new Alta Pro." Jay P Morgan, The Slanted Lens
Vanguard is a global company that designs and manufactures tripods, bags, sporting optics, and accessories. For over 30 years, our drive to disrupt mediocrity and commitment to innovation has allowed us to create the highest quality products for photographers and outdoor enthusiasts at an affordable price.
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|Sold By||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||Vanguard USA||CaMan|
|Item Dimensions||4.72 x 4.72 x 29.13 in||30.7 x 5.1 x 4.7 in||14.17 x 4.72 x 4.72 in||15.35 x 4.53 x 4.53 in||4.72 x 4.72 x 24.61 in||24.02 x 5 x 5 in|
|Item Weight||5.07 lbs||5.38 lbs||3.52 lbs||3.75 lbs||3.53 lbs||4.4 lbs|
|Style Name||Alta Pro 2+ 263AB 100 Tripod Kit||Alta Pro 263AB 100 tripod kit||VEO 2 265CB||VEO 265AB||—||—|
The ALTA PRO 2+ 263AB 100 is the new industry standard for an ultimate performance tripod, guaranteed to flawlessly support not only your camera, but also your creative workflow. Key Product Highlights include: MACC (Multi-Angle Center Column System): with a unique quick action center column, you will enjoy quick, simple and intuitive “twist and lock” positioning at any angle of 15° steps. And range rotation of -90° to +90° that supports unlimited creativity, while significantly improving results in any field of photography, landscape to macro! Central Column & Lock Mechanism: our mechanism offers one handed, effortless smooth operation and rapid action set-up, while our unique hexagonal central column ensures enhanced rigidity and stability. Leg Angle Selector: achieve perfect positioning and balance of the tripod to match any working terrain, by using the strong and steady 4 angle leg setting options of 20°, 40°, 60° or 80° Advanced Twist-Lock: ultra-fast 35° turn to “lock” or “unlock” ensures instant leg extension/contraction. This exceptional new system is engineered to support an unmatched loading capacity in comparison to any other tripod in this segment. Superb Build Quality and Multi Featured: fitted bubble level and dedicated suspension loop to ensure perfect position and additional stability by hanging counterweight or bags; non-slip, all-weather TPU grips on 2 legs; angled rubber feet (ALTA SF spiked feet sold separately), and included bonus tripod bag. ALTA BH-100 enhanced performance features include: durable aircraft aluminum housing, easy-to-grip large lever lock, ergonomic friction control, precision lock, independent panning lock, two bubble levels for precise 90° angle in just one second & accurate 360° panoramic photography or videography adjustments, universal Arca-type quick release system with a built-in safety pin to prevent accidentally releasing your camera,and QS-60 V2 quick shoe fitted with ¼’ D-ring screw.
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I had really loved this tripod. It was a beautiful stranger that I met and spent a lovely month with. I ignored the fact that there were no bi-directionally locking legs ... I was too enamored with the beautiful design and how well the two of us got along.
Truth be told, in my month with Alta, I made some compromises for the relationship that I didn't think were possible. After the break-up and going back to my boring Manfrotto (which has its own personal issues), I'm starting to rebuild my self respect and am diverting my eyes away from the younger models that are out there.
If I were to ever lose my way again, it might be over a more mature, world travelled Alta Pro 3+ that knows that it shouldn't keep spreading its legs and that knows how to stay strong and remain in a relationship for longer than a month.
In other words, this gypsy tripod stole my heart but I had to let it go as it was destroying me.
To be complete in my review let me add that the head of the Alta Pro 2+ 263AP (fitted with the Alta PH-32 head) is perfect for my needs, except when I want to use my 400mm telephoto lens. The Arca type quick-release plate that comes with the Alta PH-32 is excellent, but is not made for supporting long/heavy telephoto lenses. Since Vanguard does not offer a suitable replacement plate I ordered one from a third party, but it did not fit into the clamp of the PH-32 head. The PH-32 has a 38mm maximum gauge; whereas the plate I ordered was 40mm wide. I returned the oversized-plate and found one that fit (from Breakthrough Photography). I wish manufacturers would systematically specify the gauge of their clamps and plates.
I really like the center post position combinations, and it has been rock solid in every configuration. I bought an extra Arca-Swiss compatible plate for my largest lens, and it locks in just as snug as the one that came with the tripod. All in all, I'm very pleased with the tripod.