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26mm 3 section aluminum alloy legs adjust to 25, 50, and 80-degree angles to enable extreme low angle photography
Smooth fluid-like ball head rotates 360 degrees and includes a quick release plate and bubble levels
Hexagon-shaped central column moves from 0 to 180 degrees
The Instant Swivel Stop-n-Lock (ISSL) System securely repositions the central column in one simple movement
Premium magnesium die-cast canopy and anti-shock ring
Quick flip leg locks and rubber feet with retractable spikes
Outstanding stability and loading capacity up to 15.4 pounds
Folded height: 28.125", Extended height: 68.125", Weight :5.38 lbs/2.44 kg
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. Additional tripod features include advanced camera vibration and shock control, aluminum alloy legs that adjust to 25, 50 and 80-degree angles, quick-flip leg locks, patented premium magnesium die-cast canopy, hexagon-shaped central column for extra stability, and non-slip, spiked rubber feet for changing terrains and a removable hook for hanging camera accessories. Its SBH-100 fluid-like ball head rotates 360 degrees and has smooth locking knobs, an outstanding loading capacity and fine-tuning functions.
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Alta Pro 263AB 100
Alta Pro 263AB 100
Alta Pro 263AB 100
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
PROS - Multi-angle head is the best one in the industry (in my opinion) - Leg Angle adjusting buttons are best in the industry (in my opinion) - Lightweight but feels solid - Goes super low and quite high - Came with a free bag which is good enough for me - Price is BETTER than the name brand rivals which aren't as good as this one
CONS - Haven't found any yet. Seriously.
I must have bought 10 different tripods trying to find one I am happy with. I finally made it to this one and really feel satisfied. Let me tell you why I hate every other tripod that is comparable to this:
The multi-angle feature that is becoming standard on most tripods are very insecure, flimsy, and overall feel clunky. This is the best one available in the industry, by far. Manfrotto includes this feature on their mid-to-lower end tripods and I swear it almost broke on me when I tested it out. It look like the center column chamber was going to...
I've put this tripod through a year of heavy use, and while it was solid at the beginning, its usability slowly degraded.
I just replaced it. It's current status: legs do not stay folded together when carrying it sideways. One leg section, when extended, slides in when moderate downward pressure is applied. One leg does not catch the first stop when spreading the legs apart to stand it up (unfolding it). Therefore, the tripod smacks things when I carry it around because, unbeknownst to me, one of the legs dropped open with I was carrying it. The tripod requires almost constant re-extension of one leg. And I have to be very careful when opening one leg, lest it go flying out to the side and have my whole setup leaning precariously.
None of this would be a problem if they didn't make it so hard to fix. I recognize that a tripod will, over time, require adjustment and tightening in various places. However, this tripod has hidden screws and mechanisms that...
For the past 20/25 yrs., my go to tripod has been the a long discontinued Bogen 3020. It’s a tank and trusted friend; but I’ve been needing a good multi-functional with a lateral arm that could also second well for video, and travel was starting to be an issue. Spent a long time researching, but kept coming back to the Vanguard Alta Pro 264AB with the SBH 100 Ball Head. Its reviews were strong and the promise of, “Outstanding stability and loading…..to 18 lbs.” put it in play with the big boys, all at half the price.. with a rebate no less.
Out of the box, this is stunning tripod that’s clearly very well thought out and engineered. Their MACC (Multi Angle Central Column.) system sets them apart. But despite the lure of this pod’s innovations, it was soon clear that while this might truly be the ‘cat’s meow’ for most, it was not the one for me. If you use your tripod fully extended as much as I do, and know what...
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