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Vanguard Alta+ 203AP 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with PH-12 3-Way Pan Head

B&H # VAA203AP Mfr # ALTA+ 203AP
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Reg. Price: $100.88
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You Pay: $74.95
Product Highlights
  • 57.1" Maximum Height
  • Folds to Just 22.5" with Head
  • Separate Tilt Controls & Pan Lock
  • 360° Pan
  • +90° to -60° Front Tilt
  • +90° to 0° Side Tilt
  • 3x Bubble Levels on Head
  • Independent Setting of 3 Leg Positions
  • Rubber Feet with Retractable Spikes
  • Weighs Just 3 lb

The Vanguard Alta+ 203AP 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with PH-12 3-Way Pan Head is an extremely lightweight yet sturdy & functional tripod with a versatile 3-way head.

Backpackers and other outdoor photographers will be well-served by the Alta+ 203AP, which folds down to just 22.5" with the head attached. It reaches a maximum height of 57.1" and supports up to 4.4 lb. The tripod features spikes that emerge from its rubber feet, and its removable center column hook supports a ballast for added stability under windy conditions. At only 3 lb with the head, the 203AP is extremely portable.

The included PH-12 is removable and features smooth, fluid-style movement with a side-to-side tilt of 0° to +90° and -60° to +90° of back-to-front tilt. The head, which comes with a QS-50 camera plate, features an independent lock of its 360° panning, which aids in panoramic photography. The tripod collar features set screws, so with an Allen wrench you can establish an extremely strong connection with the head.

Rubber ring underneath tripod collar absorbs shock if center column descends rapidly to chassis; center column is also spring-loaded
Hang a counterweight from the removable center column hook increase the tripod's stability in windy conditions
Leg hinges disengage via easy-press buttons
Die-cast magnesium chassis
Reversible center column for macro photography and extremely low angles
Included quick-release plate has 1/4"-20 screw and retractable video fixing pin
Backup safety lock for the camera plate, with automatic closure
Aluminum alloy legs can be set independently at three angles (25°, 50°, and 80°), for stable operation on uneven ground and for low-angle photography
Quick-flip leg locks
Large foam grips on all three legs for all-weather use
General
Material Aluminum alloy legs
Magnesium chassis
Load Capacity 4.4 lb (2 kg)
Maximum Height 57.1" (145.0 cm)
Folded Length 22.4" (57.0 cm)
Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes, on head/no
Weight 3.0 lb (1.36 kg)
Head
Head Type PH-12 3-way pan head
Tilt Range +90° to -60°
+90° to 0°
Pan Range 360°
Quick Release QS-50 quick-release plate with 1/4"-20 screw
Legs
Head Attachment Fitting 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 (reducer bushing included)
Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
Diameter (Top Leg Section) 0.79" (20mm)
Leg Lock Type Flip lock
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet Yes/yes
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Rapid, reversible
Center Column Sections 1
Vanguard Alta+ 203AP 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with PH-12 3-Way Pan Head
  • QS-50 Quick-Release Plate
  • Carrying Bag
  • Low Angle Photographic Adapter
  • Allen Key
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    VanguardAlta+ 203AP 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with PH-12 3-Way Pan Head
     
    4.5

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    5.0

    nice tripod at a great price

    By the Civilized NGneer

    from Long Beach, CA

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Firmly
    • easy to use
    • Good Stability
    • Large Range of Motion
    • Versitile

    Cons

    • None so far

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Night Shots
    • Travel

    Comments about Vanguard Alta+ 203AP 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with PH-12 3-Way Pan Head:

    I'm new to photography, so I've always wondered how one could justify paying hundreds of dollars on a tripod. This isn't one of those tripods, but even in this price range, I can tell the difference with the Vanguard Alta+ from the economical tripods that most of us newbies are familiar with.This tripod is well worth the cost.

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    4.0

    Great product

    By Le Jaguar

    from Washington, DC

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Stability
    • Large Range of Motion

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Wildlife

    Comments about Vanguard Alta+ 203AP 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with PH-12 3-Way Pan Head:

    Easy to use. Light weight.

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