Vanguard Alta Pro 263AT is a lightweight Aluminum Tripod for DSLR camera. The tripod features 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, and non-slip, spiked rubber feet for changing terrains and a removable hook for hanging camera accessories. The Vanguard Alta Pro 263AT has Maximum Height 65″ (165.0cm), Folded Length 24.75″ (62.86cm), and weighs 4.41 lb (2.0 kg).
Vanguard Alta Pro 263AT Expert Reviews
Bestspottingscopereviews reviews the Vanguard Alta Pro 263AT and writes;
“I am very impressed with the Alta Pro 263AT Tripod it is very well made and when you take into account it’s very competitive price, I would say that for a top end tripod it is excellent value for money. You could easily spend this or more on a standard tripod of a far lesser quality. It has the features that you expect to find and more and is more than stable enough for even the heaviest equipment.”
Vanguard Alta Pro 263AT User Reviews
Excellent tripod for stills
“Wow, this is a beautiful tripod. It’s quite sturdy and is quick to deploy. For me, the jury is still out on the pistol grip head, but it’s certainly well built. I can’t see this tripod being very useful for shooting video, at least with the pistol grip head. You can change the head, of course, and just use the legs, which are great. The riser bar in the center can be tilted 90 degrees sideways. This works well, although, as one might imagine it’s not a rock-solid way to mount so you can get some camera movement. This is a very solid piece of equipment and not as heavy as you’d expect. I certainly recommend it. “ – By Evan Jacobs
Excellent tripod/grip combo
“The Vanguard Alta Pro 263AT with GH-100 Pistol Grip Ball Head (seriously, that’s a mouthful) is an excellent tripod/grip for the prosumer entry range. It’s definitely not the lightest tripod out there, but for the money this is a decent weight, and I found excellent built quality throughout. The tripod is easily assembled/disassembled, and the “buttons” for allowing the legs to lie flat are easily released. The GH-100 Pistol Grip Ball Head worked really well, has an easy-release switch for your camera (in my case, a 5D MKII), and my camera felt very secure on it with my 24-105L lens attached. “ – By I. R. Smart.
VERY Professional and Thought-out. Tripod that does more than expected
“This is definitely not your ordinary tripod and the retail price isn’t surprising. I’m a quite harsh rater, but I really am impressed with the quality and how innovative, versatile, and how very thought-out this product is. It easily deserves a 5 star and it’s really no surprise that everyone else is giving it the same rating too.” – By Kiyo M.
Vanguard Alta Pro 263AT User Manual
Vanguard Alta Pro 263AT Features & Specifications
Alta Pro tripods have unmatched flexibility, stability and enabling more angle possibilities than ever before. Its innovative Multi-Angle Central Column (MACC) System allows users to move the central column from zero to 180-degree angles in variable vertical and horizontal positions making macro-photography and special wide-angle shots a breeze. The Instant Swivel Stop-n-Lock (ISSL) System securely repositions the central column in one simple movement, in just a few seconds, 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, and non-slip, spiked rubber feet for changing terrains and a removable hook for hanging camera accessories. Alta Pro 263AT is aluminum alloy and has quick-flip leg locks.
* Central column moves from 0 to 180 degrees
* Aluminum alloy
* Quick-flip leg locks
* Legs adjust to 25, 50 and 80-degree angles
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