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Vanguard Alta+ 255CT 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod

Price: $289.99
Instant Savings: $120.00
You Pay: $169.99
Product Highlights
  • Folds Down to Only 15.6"
  • 49.2" Maximum Height
  • Retractable Spike Feet
  • Includes Carry Strap
  • Facilitates Extreme Low-Angle Shooting
  • 8.8 lb Load Capacity

The Vanguard Alta+ 255CT 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod is an extremely compact, lightweight camera support that offers stability, durability, and ease of use for photography in a variety of different conditions. The carbon fiber tripod reaches a maximum height of 49.2", weighs only 2.56 lb, and supports loads up to 8.8 lb.

With a push of the easy-release buttons, the carbon fiber legs can be set independently at three different angles – 25, 50, and 80° – to accommodate both low-angle shooting and shooting from uneven terrain. Non-slip rubber feet hide retractable spikes, which makes the tripod suitable for various types of terrain.

At only 15.6" long when it's folded, the Alta+ 255CT tripod was designed for travel – it comes with a carry strap and it's compact enough to fit easily into a backpack or an airplane carry-on bag.

The legs feature quarter-twist locks and non-rotating sections to facilitate extremely fast setup of the tripod – twist all four of a leg's locks at once with a single motion, and watch all leg stages descend immediately.

All-weather foam grip legs mitigate the effects of extreme heat and cold on the legs and make them easier to grip
Removable counter-weight hook for hanging accessories and adding weight for extra stability in windy conditions
Shock absorber underneath center post collar, to prevent damage to camera if the center post is retracted quickly
Magnesium die-cast chassis and center post collar
General
Load Capacity 8.8 lb (4 kg)
Head Attachment Fitting Standard 1/4"-20 with a 3/8"-16 adapter that stores in the base plate
Maximum Height 49.2" (129.0 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 43.25" (109.9 cm)
Minimum Height Not specified by manufacturer
Folded Length 15.55" (39.5 cm)
Weight 2.56 lb (1.16 kg)
Legs
Material Carbon fiber
Leg Stages/Sections 4/5
Diameter Maximum leg section diameter: 0.98" (2.5 cm)
Leg Lock Type Quarter-twist lock
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet Yes/yes
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Rapid
Center Column Sections 1
Vanguard Alta+ 255CT 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • Carrying Strap
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    VanguardAlta+ 255CT 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod
     
    5.0

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Folds away (3)
    • Lightweight (3)
    • Stable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (3)
      • Night shots (3)
      • Travel (3)
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      5.0

      Great quality and best value

      By Pichan K

      from New York City

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Portraits
        • Travel

        Comments about Vanguard Alta+ 255CT 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod:

        I owned an old aluminum tripod and it was not a back friendly. I have searched for Carbon fiber tripod and found Vangurd. The first thing that caught my attention was the price. Too good to be true for a carbon fiber with an innovative center pole system for this bucks. I got one without hesitation. They are light and strong. I love it.

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        5.0

        Great product!

        By Salo

        from Alexandria, VA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Portraits
        • Travel

        Comments about Vanguard Alta+ 255CT 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod:

        I was looking for to go B and H NY superstore for long time and this summer I was able to. I searched couple of months before to make a decision to buy a light weight, small, easy to use, well built and not an expensive carbon fiber tripod. Vanguard was one of the brand on top of my list. After spending about two hours at the store finally I end up to make decision between two Vanguard tripods. This one (255ct) and one smaller model (Alta+ 225CT) While I was checking both I noticed that 255ct was way cheaper than the smaller model (225ct) I asked the sales representative why the lover model is more expensive? He checked and said 255ct was mis-priced. He called the manager and they apologized about the inconvenience and gave me the 255ct even cheaper than 225ct. I have used the tripod couple times at NY and after returning to home. So far I have no complaint. I also searched on line and did not see that this product was cheaper than B&H at any web site even with the regular price. Alta + 255CT is easy to use, stable, light weight and small. I use Slik SBH-120 head and both are good match. I am very happy that I stop by at B&H NY store during my NY visit and very happy with the product that I purchased. Although store was very busy, sale representatives are don't hesitate to answer any of your question no matter what. Good experience.

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        5.0

        Very stable though lightweight

        By Pete Shifter

        from Paris, France

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Travel

          Comments about Vanguard Alta+ 255CT 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod:

          Very satisfied, no drawbacks!
          Of course, a 5-section tripod is a bit long to unfold but it is so easy to carry.

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