Vanguard Alta+ 254CT is 4-Section Compact Carbon Fiber Tripod for DSLR camera. The tripod features include advanced camera vibration and shock control, all-weather foam grip legs, patented premium magnesium die-cast canopy and head, non-slip, spiked rubber feet for changing terrains, and a removable hook for hanging camera accessories. The Vanguard Alta+ 254CT has Extended height (W/Column) 57 1/8 inch./ 1450mm, Folded height 18 1/2 inch./ 470mm, and weight 2.58 lbs./1.17 kg.
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Vanguard Alta+ 254CT User Reviews
Vanguard Tripod passes test
“I recently made the switch from Manfrotto to Vanguard and have been happy ever since. There’s nothing wrong with Manfrotto products, other than the steep pricing. I took a chance on a Vanguard monopod before I bought this tripod and was really impressed with the product. That made this purchase easier. Overall I’m very satisfied with the tripod as it does a great job of keeping my equipment steady, and it is lightweight, which makes it easier to carry on hikes.” – By D. Cox
Vanguard Alta+ 254CT 4-Section Compact Carbon Fiber Tripod Leg Set
“This is the best tripod on the market when it comes to light weight bullet proof pods. I purchased this tri-pod for backpacking and hunting for use with large spotting scopes and smaller cameras. I was shoicked at how light this pod is, combined with the PH-21 I purchased it weighs less than 4lbs!!! I was a bit reserved about the 1/4 twist slide locks, and after getting the product my reservations are gone. Tthey are very easy and quick to use and they are every bit as sturdy as conventional tab locks. Thanks Amazon for selling this product at a phenom price!!! I paid $160 for this $400+ tripod!!! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for the ultimate light weight/sturdy tripod. “ – By Shey Mayland
“Love the tripod, excellent ridged stability with amzing flexability of head placement. I added the PH-42 pan head and have the nicest tripod I have ever owned.” – By Michael Madden
Great lightweight tripod
“This is my first tripod with carbon fiber legs. I love the light weight and the build quality. I put a Vanguard SBH-50 ball head on it and that’s perfect. I don’t think I’d want to put a long, heavy lens with tripod collar on it, but for my Nikon D90 and smaller cameras with zoom lenses up to 300mm, that I’ll want to walk around with, it seems just ideal to me. The hook on the bottom of the center post is handy for hanging a camera bag on, which adds useful weight and stability to the tripod. It is reasonably steady with the legs fully extended, though of course not as steady as a much heavier studio tripod. As I suppose is the case with all lightweight tripods with four-section legs, it is steadier if the bottom sections are not fully extended. “ – By Neil H.
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Vanguard Alta+ 254CT Features & Specifications
Hailed as the world’s most lightweight and compact high-quality tripods, VANGUARD Alta+ tripods were designed by professional photographers to meet the most demanding requirements – all in a sleek, modern design. Alta+ is perfect for air travel and backpacking. Alta+ combines ultra stability, durability, easy of use and reliability every photographer needs. Its legs adjust to 25, 50 and 80-degree angles with a simple push of easy-release buttons for easy terrain changes and low angle-shooting.
Other features include advanced camera vibration and shock control, all-weather foam grip legs, patented premium magnesium die-cast canopy and head, non-slip, spiked rubber feet for changing terrains, and a removable hook for hanging camera accessories. The backup safety lock for the camera plate with an automatic closure (quick shoe), larger camera plate and professional head feature (fluid, patented and panoramic lock function with 2 bubble levels) will optimize the adjustments and provide great pre and post-shoot precision. Includes a free carrying strap.
* Ultra lightweight
* Enables low-angle photography
* Quarter-twist leg locks
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