Vanguard Alta Pro 284CT uses advanced “Carbon 6X” carbon fiber material for its leg construction that lightweight and versatile when used with DSLR camera. The tripod features include advanced camera vibration and shock control, legs that adjust to 25, 50 and 80-degree angles, quarter-twist leg locks, 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 284CT has maximum height of 63″ (160.0cm), minimum height 50.4″ (127.9cm) without center column extension, Folded Height 21.12″ (53.65cm), and weighs 3.97 lb (1.8 kg).
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Vanguard Alta Pro 284CT Expert Reviews
Cameradojo reviews the Vanguard Alta Pro 284CT and writes;
“So far, I am impressed with the Alta Pro 284CT. It has the features I was looking for, it is reasonable priced for the class of tripod it is in, and has a nice, professional feel to it. Its also much lighter than my previous tripod which will be very handy as I do travel quite a bit.”
Vanguard Alta Pro 284CT User Reviews
Well made and well worth the price
“Great product. Well made, sturdy, comes with instruments and a bag. Instruction manual is very minimal but it’s easy to figure it out. I also got SBH-250 for it and the combination works well. You can get some amazing angles with it and get down all the way to the ground.” – By Kartvel
“This tripod is used for all around projects. I occasionally mount my older 300 f/2.8 to it with no problems (although I’m not extended on the center column). My favorite feature is the flexibility of the legs and center column – great for getting close to my subjects without “shadowing” them. The little center hanging “hammock” is also a neat addition for holding lens caps, snacks, and rocks for stability. It’s also great for macro shots of just about anything you could think of (the reversible center column is great for getting down really low). It’s less than half the weight of my last tripod, just as stable, and so much more flexible operationally.” – By FlightNW
STEP ASIDE “GITZO”
“At [$], the alta Pro 284 is BETTER (note i didn’t say comparable) than all the manfrottos, goittos and gitzo tripods in it’s class, and it’s considarably cheaper. It has all the features, and more, than all the other guys. it’s also lighter than the others in its class. It’s also the only tripod that didn’t get returned to B+H. So if you’re one of those guys looking at those thousand dollar Gitzos, save your money, get the Pro 284 from Vanguard. It’ll change your life!!” – By STROBAHOLIC
Vanguard Alta Pro 284CT User Manual
Vanguard Alta Pro 284CT 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, quarter-twist leg locks, 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 284CT is carbon fiber and has quarter-twist leg locks.
* Central column moves from 0 to 180 degrees
* Carbon fiber
* Quarter-twist leg locks
* Legs adjust to 25, 50 and 80-degree angles
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