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Vanguard Alta Pro 253CT Carbon Fiber Tripod

B&H # VAAP253CT Mfr # ALTA PRO 253CT
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You Pay: $239.39
Product Highlights
  • Supports up to 15.4 lb (7 kg)
  • Multi-Angle Center Column
  • 65" (1.65 m) Extended Height
  • 24.8" (63cm) Folded Height
  • Carbon Fiber Legs
  • Weighs Only 3.66 lb (1.66 kg)
  • Three Leg Sections / Three Leg Angles
  • Built-In Bubble Level
  • Rubber Feet with Retractable Spike

Vanguard's Alta Pro 253CT Carbon Fiber Tripod is made of carbon fiber to provide a lightweight (3.66 lb, 1.66 kg) but very sturdy and versatile camera support. The tripod has a maximum load capability of 15.4 lb (7 kg), extends to 65" (1.65 m), and folds down to only 24.8" (63cm) which makes it easy to attach to a gear bag, or backpack.

The center column has a tilting bracket which can rotate a full 360 degrees from a standard vertical position. It is a key feature to help you position the tripod and your equipment at unusual angles. Plus, the column is spring loaded to provide your equipment with protection against shocks. The column comes with a retractable weight hook from which you can attach a gear bag or removable stone bag (not included) for added stability on any terrain.

The three-section legs are quickly secured into their position with one-twist leg locks. Rubber feet with retractable spikes help secure the legs on rough terrain.

The Alta Pro 253CT is a popular choice for those who need a tripod that is flexible and easy to set up. It meets the needs for landscape, wide angle and macro photography and a wide range of other applications. A tripod head is NOT included.

Supports up to 15.4 lb (7 kg); up to 11 lb (5 kg) when center column is tilted.
The Alta Pro has an innovative Multi-Angle Center Column (MACC) system which allows you to move the column from zero to 360 degree angles in variable vertical and horizontal positions. The multi-angle center column can be used for low and unique angles that you could never achieve with a conventional column.
Upper leg sections have all-weather rubber grips to protect your hands under any weather conditions.
An Instant Swivel Stop-n-Lock (ISSL) system securely repositions the center column in one simple movement, in just a few seconds, while maintaining the tripod's balance and stability. This feature makes ultra-wide angle and macro photography a breeze.
The tripod has a built-in bubble level to aid in obtaining an accurate horizontal position.
Your investment is protected with the manufacturer's limited lifetime warranty.
All Vanguard pan heads and ball heads will fit on the 253CT.
Maximum Height 65" (1.65 m)
Folded Length 24.8" (63cm)
Load Capacity 15.4 lb (7 kg)
When central column is tilted: 11 lb (5 kg)
Leg Sections 3
Diameter Leg diameter (max.): 1" (2.5cm)
Head No
Leg Lock Type One-twist
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Bubble Level 1
Center Column Sections 1
Center Column Type Sliding
Multi-angle (rotates 360°)
Center Brace No
Weight Hook Retractable
Tripod Feet Rubber, with retractable spike
Head Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16 (1/4"-20 adapter included)
Weight 3.66 lb (1.66 kg)
Vanguard Alta Pro 253CT Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • Tripod Bag
  • 1/4"-20 Screw Adapter
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    VanguardAlta Pro 253CT Carbon Fiber Tripod
     
    5.0

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Durable (3)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (3)
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      5.0

      Great Carbon Fiber Tripod

      By Scott W

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight
      • Quick Set Up
      • Sturdy

      Cons

      • None at this time

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Vanguard Alta Pro 253CT Carbon Fiber Tripod:

      I have several carbon fiber tripods. Some I have paid triple what this one cost. I can say the build is every bit as good as my others. This is a light tripod great for everyday shooting.

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      5.0

      Exactly

      By ChainsofPace

      from Guymon, OK

      Comments about Vanguard Alta Pro 253CT Carbon Fiber Tripod:

      What l wanted, strong, lightweight, adaptable. I do slit of landscape and street photography and not able to carry a lot of weight and this tripod does the trick

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      5.0

      Why did i wait?

      By Arno

      from Ocala, Florida

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Good Accesories
      • Good Case
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel

        Comments about Vanguard Alta Pro 253CT Carbon Fiber Tripod:

        Should have purchased sooner. I have purchased several different tripods, keeping cost down. combined I have spent the same amount and have three dogs. I should have made the leap for this unit a long time ago. Very light weight, solid and easy to use. Lives up to the description. Remember to use the included weight bag in windy conditions.

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        5.0

        as advertised

        By Marcus Andreus

        from Montreal Canada

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Portraits

          Comments about Vanguard Alta Pro 253CT Carbon Fiber Tripod:

          Have had it for a month now. Bought it with a sirui head and the combo is great. I'm 6'2 and have to stoop a little if I don't extend the post, but it's very comfortable. Very sturdy despite light weight. Takes a little getting used to but will shoot very low however must play with the positioning so it won't tip over (not overly extend the post).

          Overall is great.

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