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Vanguard Alta+ 225CT 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod

B&H # VAA225CT Mfr # ALTA+ 225CT
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • Folds Down to Only 13.6"
  • Weighs Only 1.8 lb
  • Retractable Spike Feet
  • Includes Carry Strap
  • Facilitates Extreme Low-Angle Shooting

The Vanguard Alta+ 225CT 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod is an extremely compact, extremely lightweight camera support that offers stability, durability, and ease of use for photography in a variety of different conditions. The carbon fiber tripod weighs only 1.8 lb and supports loads up to 6.6 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 13.6" long when it's folded, the Alta+ 225CT 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 6.6 lb (3 kg)
Head Attachment Fitting Standard 1/4"-20 with a 3/8"-16 adapter that stores in the base plate
Maximum Height 41.7" (106.0 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 37.6" (95.6 cm)
Minimum Height 3.75" (9.5 cm)
Folded Length 13.6" (34.5 cm)
Weight 1.8 lb (0.81 kg)
Legs
Material Carbon fiber
Leg Stages/Sections 4/5
Diameter Maximum leg section diameter: 0.87" (2.2 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+ 225CT 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • Carrying Strap
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    VanguardAlta+ 225CT 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod
     
    4.3

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

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

    Cons

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        5.0

        Perfect for travellers

        By Doug

        from St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Short

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vanguard Alta+ 225CT 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod:

          Being small and lightweight makes this perfect for long hikes or travelling. I bought this for a trip to Hawaii where I wanted to conserve weight and have it fit in my luggage. Mission accomplished. It performed very well, I just missed the height of my larger tripod.

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          5.0

          Excellent for travel

          By ErnestoBorges

          from Singapore

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Folds Small
          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video

            Comments about Vanguard Alta+ 225CT 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod:

            very stable good for travel purposes, especially when you want to carry much weight and are doing a trip with a bag in the back has any weight after a day walking with something heavy will make your trip more stressful, I bought this to make a trip to Cambodia and Vietnam. I do not regret my decision helped me to not carry much weight

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            3.0

            Light and useful

            By Thierry

            from New York, NY

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots
              • Travel

              Comments about Vanguard Alta+ 225CT 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod:

              The tripod is easy to use, stable and easy to carry.

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