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