What item is right for you?
Ask our Experts! 800.606.6969 Live Chat

Vanguard Auctus Plus 283CT 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod (Legs Only)

B&H # VAAP283CT Mfr # AUCTUS PLUS 283CT
Usually ships in 7-14 business days

Availability Details

Close

This is a special order item. Est. arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at the time of shipment.

International Orders*
For international orders, credit cards will be charged at time you place your order.

Free Standard Shipping
Not eligible for free Expedited Shipping
You Pay: $529.99
Product Highlights
  • Geared Center Column with Friction Knob
  • Anti-Sand, Anti-Dust Twist Locks on Legs
  • Spiked/Rubber Feet Plus Snowshoes
  • Maximum Height of 66.9"
  • Supports Loads Up to 30.9 lb

The Vanguard Auctus Plus 283CT 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod (Legs Only) is a heavy-duty yet lightweight tripod that supports loads over 30 lb and facilitates extremely precise height adjustments by way of its advanced geared center column. It's a sturdy, versatile support for almost any head, camera & lens combination, for use in the studio or outdoors.

Setup of the 283CT is easy, as anti-rotation legs allow both of a leg's locks to be turned with a single twist of the wrist. These secure locks seal out dust and sand to ensure continued reliable performance even in adverse conditions. Leg scales help you ensure that the three legs are extended to the same height. With the legs and the center column fully extended, the tripod reaches a maximum height of 66.9".

The center column extends via the ultra-smooth Extreme Support Height Positioning (ESHP) wheel system, a dual-function wheel gear that has a finer or faster effect depending on whether its handle is flipped in or out. Further, there's a large friction-control knob underneath the canopy, which also enables control over the speed of the column's extension. The ESHP wheel system both facilitates extremely precise height adjustments and supports extremely heavy loads.

The tripod's all-terrain feet convert from anti-rust spikes to angled, textured rubber for smooth surfaces and other terrains. In addition, snow shoes are included; these "overshoes" help the tripod's feet from sinking into snow and sand.

Lightweight carbon fiber legs
Anti-shock ring under center column post
Innovative locking camera screw wheel
Legs adjust to 25°, 50°, and 80° angles for use on uneven terrain and for low-angle photography
Counterweight hook at the bottom of the center column allows added stability in windy conditions
Rubber foam on all three legs for extra grip
Ring on chassis allows addition of a shoulder strap (not included)
Large bubble level
General
Load Capacity 30.9 lb (14 kg)
Head Attachment Fitting Reversible 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 screw
Maximum Height 68.9" (169.9 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended Not specified by manufacturer
Minimum Height Not specified by manufacturer
Folded Length 26.75" (67.9 cm)
Weight 6.83 lb (3.1 kg)
Legs
Material Carbon fiber
Diameter Maximum leg diameter: 28mm
Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
Leg Lock Type Twist lock
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet Yes/no (rubber covers for spikes)
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Geared
Center Column Sections 1
Vanguard Auctus Plus 283CT 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod (Legs Only)
  • Snow Shoes
  • Heavy-Duty Bag
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Ball Heads

    Show more >
    Vanguard -  SBH-100 Ball Head
    • You Pay: $79.99
     

    Leg Accessories

    Vanguard -  SB-100 Stone Bag
    • You Pay: $11.20
     
    Oben -  TS-100 Tripod Strap with Quick-Release Loop and Spring Lock (Black)
    • You Pay: $29.95
     

    Dollies

    Magnus -  DWF-2 Universal Tripod Dolly
    • You Pay: $41.95
     

    General Tripod Accessories

    Show more >
    Vello -  Two-Axis Hot-Shoe Bubble Level
    • You Pay: $14.99
     
    See any errors on this page? Let us know.

    Close

    Close

    Close