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VanguardAlta+ 255CT 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (3)
  • Night shots (3)
  • Travel (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
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4.0

Light, Sturdy Tripod

By MT

from California

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Vanguard Alta+ 255CT 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod:

The Vanguard Alta+ 255CT is a lovely tripod. It is lightweight and folds nicely, so I can attach it to my camera bag and carry it with ease. The legs are sturdy and easy to articulate using the twists to adjust leg length and buttons for leg positioning. My only complaint with this tripod is the time it takes to set up. Because lots of joints have to be configured, it takes longer to set this tripod up. I would prefer legs that slipped down more readily when unlocked, and possibly locks that flipped closed rather than twisted. Once you're used to the tripod, it is efficient and the quality is great.

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5.0

Good quality for $ invested

By Fred

from Mtl

Comments about Vanguard Alta+ 255CT 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod:

Nice tripod at low price. A bit short to make portrait. Overall very satified

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5.0

Great quality and best value

By Pichan K

from New York City

About Me Pro Photographer

Pros

  • Folds Small
  • Good Stability
  • Lightweight
  • Unfolds Quickly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Night Shots
    • Portraits
    • Travel

    Comments about Vanguard Alta+ 255CT 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod:

    I owned an old aluminum tripod and it was not a back friendly. I have searched for Carbon fiber tripod and found Vangurd. The first thing that caught my attention was the price. Too good to be true for a carbon fiber with an innovative center pole system for this bucks. I got one without hesitation. They are light and strong. I love it.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great product!

    By Salo

    from Alexandria, VA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Folds Small
    • Good Stability
    • Lightweight
    • Unfolds Quickly

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Night Shots
    • Portraits
    • Travel

    Comments about Vanguard Alta+ 255CT 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod:

    I was looking for to go B and H NY superstore for long time and this summer I was able to. I searched couple of months before to make a decision to buy a light weight, small, easy to use, well built and not an expensive carbon fiber tripod. Vanguard was one of the brand on top of my list. After spending about two hours at the store finally I end up to make decision between two Vanguard tripods. This one (255ct) and one smaller model (Alta+ 225CT) While I was checking both I noticed that 255ct was way cheaper than the smaller model (225ct) I asked the sales representative why the lover model is more expensive? He checked and said 255ct was mis-priced. He called the manager and they apologized about the inconvenience and gave me the 255ct even cheaper than 225ct. I have used the tripod couple times at NY and after returning to home. So far I have no complaint. I also searched on line and did not see that this product was cheaper than B&H at any web site even with the regular price. Alta + 255CT is easy to use, stable, light weight and small. I use Slik SBH-120 head and both are good match. I am very happy that I stop by at B&H NY store during my NY visit and very happy with the product that I purchased. Although store was very busy, sale representatives are don't hesitate to answer any of your question no matter what. Good experience.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Very stable though lightweight

    By Pete Shifter

    from Paris, France

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Folds Small
    • Good Stability
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Shots
      • Travel

      Comments about Vanguard Alta+ 255CT 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod:

      Very satisfied, no drawbacks!
      Of course, a 5-section tripod is a bit long to unfold but it is so easy to carry.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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